Gema Pérez-Chacón

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CD40-CD154 interaction is an important mediator of inflammation and has been implicated in T helper type 1-mediated autoimmune diseases including rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Linkage studies have shown association of markers in the proximity of the CD154 gene. In the present work we investigated whether specific allele variants of the microsatellite in the 3'(More)
BACKGROUND The chemokine receptor CCR7 mediates lymphoid dissemination of many cancers, including lymphomas and epithelial carcinomas, thus representing an attractive therapeutic target. Previous results have highlighted the potential of the anti-CCR7 monoclonal antibodies to inhibit migration in transwell assays. The present study aimed to evaluate the in(More)
We have previously shown that transgenic (tg) mice expressing in B lymphocytes both BCL-2 and a TNFR-associated factor 2 (TRAF2) mutant lacking the really interesting new gene and zinc finger domains (TRAF2DN) develop small lymphocytic lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia with high incidence (Zapata et al. 2004. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA 101:(More)
PURPOSE Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) still is lacking a cure. Relapse and development of refractoriness to current treatments are common. New therapies are needed to improve patient prognosis and survival. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Indole-3-carbinol (I3C) is a natural product with antitumor properties already clinically tested. The effect of I3C, F-ara-A,(More)
B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) remains an incurable disease, and despite the improvement achieved by therapeutic regimes developed over the last years still a subset of patients face a rather poor prognosis and will eventually relapse and become refractory to therapy. The natural rotenoid deguelin has been shown to induce apoptosis in several(More)
Fludarabine (F-ara-A) is a purine analog commonly used in the treatment of indolent B cell malignancies that interferes with different aspects of DNA and RNA synthesis. KV1.3 K+ channels are membrane proteins involved in the maintenance of K+ homeostasis and the resting potential of the cell, thus controlling signaling events, proliferation and apoptosis in(More)
Despite the low incidence of microsatellite instability (MSI) in lymphoid malignant neoplasms, it has been reported that the CD5 promoter MSI was relatively frequent among B-cell chronic lymphoproliferative disorders. We studied the presence of MSI in the CD5 promoter in 134 cases of B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL) and 47 of mantle cell lymphoma(More)
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