Inés C Sanchez

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Ring1B/Rnf2 is a RING finger protein member of the Polycomb group (PcG) of proteins, which form chromatin-modifying complexes essential for embryonic development and stem cell renewal and which are commonly deregulated in cancer. Ring1B/Rnf2 is a ubiquitin E3 ligase that catalyzes the monoubiquitylation of the histone H2A, one of the histone modifications(More)
In previous studies we demonstrated that IGF-I induces proliferation of pituitary lactotrophs. In addition to its mitotrophic actions, IGF-I is known to prevent apoptosis induced by diverse stimuli in several cell types. In this study, we investigated the action of IGF-I on pituitary cell survival and the intracellular signaling transduction pathway(More)
We have previously documented that glucocorticoids suppress the proliferation of BDS1 hepatoma cells, a rat epithelial tumor cell line derived from minimal deviation Reuber H35 hepatoma cells. Flow cytometry demonstrated that, after treatment with the synthetic glucocorticoid dexamethasone, the growth of an asynchronous population of BDS1 cells was arrested(More)
Phosphotriesterase (PTE) activities in mammalian serum are typically found in the lipoprotein fraction. This PTE requires Ca++ for activity and is consequently inactivated by ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA). There is also a little known PTE in mammal serum that is resistant to EDTA inactivation. In this work, the PTE activities for the substrates(More)
Dietary restriction (DR) lowers mitochondrial reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation and oxidative damage and increases maximum longevity in rodents. Protein restriction (PR) or methionine restriction (MetR), but not lipid or carbohydrate restriction, also cause those kinds of changes. However, previous experiments of MetR were performed only at 80% MetR,(More)
The aim of the present study was to assess the effects of insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) upon the synthesis of 1, 25-dihydroxyvitamin D(3) [1,25-(OH)(2)D(3)] by human placenta trophoblasts in culture. Cytotrophoblastic cells obtained from normal term human placentae were cultured in Dulbecco's modified Eagle's medium with HEPES and glucose (DMEM-HG)(More)
Although accumulating data show that placenta is able to synthesize 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3, the presence of cytochrome P(450) enzyme capable of converting 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 (250HD(3)) to the biologically active form of vitamin D in this tissue, has not been yet clearly established. In this study, we have investigated the presence of 25-hydroxyvitamin(More)
Eighty percent dietary methionine restriction (MetR) in rodents (without calorie restriction), like dietary restriction (DR), increases maximum longevity and strongly decreases mitochondrial reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and oxidative stress. Eighty percent MetR also lowers the degree of membrane fatty acid unsaturation in rat liver.(More)
Previous studies have shown that the decrease in mitochondrial reactive oxygen species (mitROS) generation and oxidative damage to mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) that occurs during life extending dietary restriction also occurs during protein or methionine restriction, whereas it does not take place during carbohydrate or lipid restriction. In order to study the(More)
Methionine restriction without energy restriction increases, like caloric restriction, maximum longevity in rodents. Previous studies have shown that methionine restriction strongly decreases mitochondrial reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and oxidative damage to mitochondrial DNA, lowers membrane unsaturation, and decreases five different markers of(More)