Guadalupe Delgado

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This study analyzes the uptake and antiproliferative effect of two different chemical forms of iodine, iodide (I-) and molecular iodine (I2), in MCF-7 cells, which are inducible for the Na+/I- symporter (NIS) and positive for pendrin (PDS). The mouse fibroblast cell line NIH3T3 was used as control. Our results show that in MCF-7 cells, I- uptake is(More)
Previous reports have documented the antiproliferative properties of I(2) and the arachidonic acid (AA) derivative 6-iodolactone (6-IL) in both thyroid and mammary glands. In this study, we characterized the cellular pathways activated by these molecules and their effects on cell cycle arrest and apoptosis in normal (MCF-12F) and cancerous (MCF-7) breast(More)
This paper reviews evidence showing iodine as an antioxidant and antiproliferative agent contributing to the integrity of normal mammary gland. Seaweed is an important dietary component in Asian communities and a rich source of iodine in several chemical forms. The high consumption of this element (25 times more than in Occident) has been associated with(More)
Studies in mammary cancer demonstrated that moderately high concentrations of molecular iodine (I2) have a antiproliferative and apoptotic effect either in vivo as in vitro, however the cellular intermediated involved in these effects has not been elucidated. Virgin Sprague-Dawley rats were treated with methyl-nitrosourea (MNU: single dose ip, 50 mg/Kg bw)(More)
We analyzed the effect of molecular iodine (I2), potassium iodide (KI) and a subclinical concentration of thyroxine (T4) on the induction and promotion of mammary cancer induced by N-methyl-N-nitrosourea. Virgin Sprague-Dawley rats received short or continuous treatment. Continuous I2 treated rats exhibited a strong and persistent reduction in mammary(More)
BACKGROUND Seaweed is an important dietary component and a rich source of iodine in several chemical forms in Asian communities. Their high consumption of this element (25 times higher than in Western countries) has been associated with the low incidence of benign and cancerous breast and prostate disease in Japanese people. SUMMARY We review evidence(More)
The aim of this study was to characterize the type of 5'-deiodinase activity in the prostate of pubescent rats (7-8 weeks), to establish its distribution in the lobes (ventral, dorsolateral, and anterior), and to analyze its modulation by prolactin (PRL), testosterone, dihydrotestosterone (DHT), and 17beta-estradiol (E(2)). Our results showed that the(More)
Iodide is a trace element and a key component of thyroid hormones (TH). The availability of this halogen is the rate-limiting step for TH synthesis; therefore, thyroidal iodide uptake and recycling during TH synthesis are of major importance in maintaining an adequate supply. In the rat, the thyroid gland co-expresses a distinctive pair of intrathyroidal(More)
We characterized the enzymes that catalyze the deiodination of T(4) to T(3) in the male reproductive tract. Testis, epididymis (EPI), seminal vesicles, prostate, bulbourethral glands, spermatozoa, and semen were taken from sexually mature rats (300 g). Iodothyronine 5'-deiodinase (5'-D) activity was quantified by the radiolabeled-iodide-release method. 5'-D(More)
BACKGROUND Thyroxine (T(4)) and triiodothyronine (T(3)) are involved in the development and function of the male reproductive system. The type 1 deiodinase enzyme (D1) plays a major role in the intracellular conversion of T(4) to the active form, T(3). D1 is expressed in the prostate of pubescent rats, but it is unknown whether locally generated T(3) is(More)