Javier Celis Gutierrez

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The natural killer (NK) cell receptor NKp30 is involved in the recognition of tumor and dendritic cells (DCs). Here we describe the influence of three NKp30 splice variants on the prognosis of gastrointestinal sarcoma (GIST), a malignancy that expresses NKp30 ligands and that is treated with NK-stimulatory KIT tyrosine kinase inhibitors. Healthy individuals(More)
The process of autogamy that accompanies encystment in Tetrahymena rostrata was divided into five stages; A: first meiotic division, B: second meiotic division. C: post-meiotic division and fusion of the pronuclei, D: first and second synkaryon's mitosis and E: macronuclear-polyploidization. In this communication the kinetics of these phases is reported.(More)
A number of mutants lacking nitrate reductase (Nas-) or nitrite reductase (Nis-) activities have been isolated and characterized. An operon including two new genes (nasA and nasB) has been defined and cloned from an Azotobacter vinelandii gene bank. nasA encodes for nitrite reductase apoenzyme, whereas nasB is specific for nitrate reductase activity.(More)
An operon including two new genes (nasS and nasT) has been defined, cloned and sequenced. The deduced NASS protein is homologous to NRTA from Synechococcus sp. and to NASF from Klebsiella pneumoniae, two proteins involved in nitrate uptake. The predicted NAST polypeptide is homologous to the regulator proteins of the two-component regulatory systems. NASS(More)
A number of Tn5 mutants were isolated which were unable to fix nitrogen and showed enhanced ammonium repression of the nitrate/nitrite assimilation genes. They also had reduced nitrate reductase activity under fully inducing conditions. Insertions were localized within the nifB gene, and inability to fix nitrogen was shown to be due to disruption of the(More)
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