Francisco José Gutiérrez-Aviñó

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Control of growth determines the size and shape of organs. Localized signals known as 'organizers' and members of the Pax family of proto-oncogenes are both elements in this control. Pax proteins have a conserved DNA-binding paired domain, which is presumed to be essential for their oncogenic activity. We present evidence that the organizing signal Notch(More)
In many animal systems, the local activation of patterning signals in spatially confined regions (organizers) is crucial for promoting the growth of developing organs. Nevertheless, how organizers are set up and how their activity influences global organ growth remains poorly understood. In the Drosophila eye, local Notch activation establishes a conserved(More)
Cancer is both a genetic and an epigenetic disease. Inactivation of tumour-suppressor genes by epigenetic changes is frequently observed in human cancers, particularly as a result of the modifications of histones and DNA methylation. It is therefore important to understand how these damaging changes might come about. By studying tumorigenesis in the(More)
The biology of breast carcinoma shows a great variation, reflected by the recent classification of phenotypes based on DNA microarrays or immunohistochemistry. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of insulin-like growth factor-1 receptor (IGF1R) in breast carcinoma subtypes and the impact on the outcome. We studied 197 consecutive breast(More)
Inactivation of MLH1 due to promoter hypermethylation strongly suggests a sporadic origin, providing exclusion criteria for Lynch syndrome. The aim of this study is to compare the utility of methylation analysis of MLH1 and BRAF V600E mutations for the selection of patients with MLH1 negative colorectal cancer for genetic testing. MLH1 methylation status(More)
T regulatory cells (Tregs) are a lineage of lymphocytes involved in immune response suppression that are characterized by the expression of the forkhead box P3 (FOXP3) transcription factor. Notch pathway regulates FOXP3 transcription in Tregs, but its role in breast cancer is unknown. We aimed at studying whether Notch pathway regulates FOXP3 expression and(More)
Editorial Chance is a necessity p1 Correspondence A call for accurate phenotype definition in the study of complex disorders p3 Reply to "A call for accurate phenotype definition in the study of complex disorders" pp3-4 Two Pax are better than one pp10-11 Richard S Mann Marking Xs, together and separately pp12-13 Mary Ann Handel Diverse powerhouses pp13-14(More)
A key aim of neurodevelopmental research is to understand how precursor cells decide to stop dividing and commence their terminal differentiation at the correct time and place. Here, we show that minibrain (mnb), the Drosophila ortholog of the Down syndrome candidate gene DYRK1A, is transiently expressed in newborn neuronal precursors known as ganglion(More)
e11079 Background: Osteopontin (OPN) plays a role in the growth, progression and metastasis of cancer. Similarly, deregulation of the signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT)3, a member of the Jak/STAT pathway, has been associated with neoplastic transformation. Recently, it has been suggested that OPN may regulate STAT3 signaling, leading to(More)
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