Isabel Alcobia

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It is believed that pericentromeric heterochromatin may play a major role in the epigenetic regulation of gene expression. We have previously shown that centromeres in human peripheral blood cells aggregate into distinct "myeloid" and "lymphoid" spatial patterns, suggesting that the three-dimensional organization of centromeric heterochromatin in interphase(More)
BACKGROUND In mouse embryos, homozygous or heterozygous deletions of the gene encoding the Notch ligand Dll4 result in early embryonic death due to major defects in endothelial remodeling in the yolk sac and embryo. Considering the close developmental relationship between endothelial and hematopoietic cell lineages, which share a common mesoderm-derived(More)
We portrayed the Notch system in embryonic stem cell (ESC)-derived embryoid bodies (EBs) differentiating under the standard protocols used to assess yolk sac (YS) hematopoiesis in vitro. Notch receptors and Notch ligands were detected in virtually all cells throughout EB development. Notch 1 and Notch 2, but not Notch 4, were visualized in the nucleus of EB(More)
The avian thymus and parathyroids (T/PT) common primordium derives from the endoderm of the third and fourth pharyngeal pouches (3/4PP). The molecular mechanisms that govern T/PT development are not fully understood. Here we study the effects of Notch and Hedgehog (Hh) signalling modulation during common primordium development using in vitro, in vivo and in(More)
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