J. Plaza Castillo

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Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is a ubiquitous herpesvirus that has been implicated in several disorders, including an association between HCMV reactivation and the overproliferation of arterial smooth muscle cells observed in restenosis. Although HCMV can mediate a growth-arrest phenotype in infected cells, the virus can also promote an environment conducive(More)
DNA damage resulting from intrinsic or extrinsic sources activates DNA damage responses (DDRs) centered on protein kinase signaling cascades. The usual consequences of inducing DDRs include the activation of cell cycle checkpoints together with repair of the damaged DNA or induction of apoptosis. Many DNA viruses elicit host DDRs during infection and some(More)
Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) encodes several proteins that can modulate components of the cell cycle machinery. The UL123 gene product, IE1-72, binds the Rb-related, p107 protein and relieves its repression of E2F-responsive promoters; however, it is unable to induce quiescent cells to enter S phase in wild-type (p53(+/+)) cells. IE1-72 also induces p53(More)
Because of their very large integration capabilities and continuous scaling, the CMOS devices are the basic element in the current-integrated circuits. Their scaling up to sub-micrometric scale presents advantages like diminution of power consumption, faster devices and a larger level of integration. But the physics limitations begin to be important at(More)
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