Ignacio J. Molina

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The Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS) is a severe immunodeficiency and platelet deficiency disease arising from an X-linked defect. The disease is correctable by transplantation of hematopoietic stem cells, but the product of the defective gene is unidentified and the number of defects in patient blood cells is large. The current hurdle is the need to identify(More)
Dysfunction of cytotoxic activity of T and natural killer (NK) lymphocytes is a main immunological feature in patients with AIDS, but its basis are not well understood. It has been recently described that T and NK cell-mediated cytotoxicity can be regulated by HLA killer inhibitory receptors (KIR). In this work, we have determined on cytotoxic T cells and(More)
Defective T cell functions, including IL-2 production and proliferation, have been shown in SLE patients. After T cell stimulation (first signal), a costimulatory signal (second signal) is required to achieve complete T cell activation. Main costimulatory signals are provided to T cells by B7 antigens (CD80 and CD86, expressed on antigen-presenting cells(More)
Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS) is an X-linked recessive disorder characterized by immunodeficiency, thrombocytopenia and eczema. A broad spectrum of mutations in the WASP gene has been identified as causing the disease. In the present paper, we report on a patient affected by WAS with a novel complex mutation, characterized by a small 9 bp deletion followed(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine if peripheral T lymphocytes from HIV-infected individuals show abnormalities in the surface expression of CD43, the major sialoglycoprotein of leukocytes. DESIGN A series of 86 HIV-positive individuals was studied. The subjects, grouped by their peripheral CD4 cell count, were in different stages of the disease as defined by the(More)
Ataxia-telangiectasia is a multisystemic disease with severe neurological affectation, immunodeficiency and telangiectasia. The disorder is caused by alterations in the ATM gene, whose size and complexity make molecular diagnosis difficult. We designed a target-enrichment next-generation sequencing strategy to characterize 28 patients from several regions(More)
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