Javier Naval

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Purified cytolytic T lymphocyte (CTL) proteases granzyme (gzm)A and gzmB with sublytic dose of perforin (perf) initiate distinct proapoptotic pathways. Their physiological relevance in CTL-mediated target cell apoptosis is elusive. Using ex vivo virus-immune CD8(+) T cells from mice deficient in perf, gzmA and/or gzmB, and the Fas-resistant EL4.F15 tumor(More)
U937 cells lacking mitochondria! DNA (p°cells) are auxotrophic for undine and pyruvate, hypersensitive to hypoglycémie conditions, and resistant to antimycin A-induced apoptosis. In spite of their obvious metabolic defects, p° cells possess a normal mitochondria! transmembrane potential, as well as a near-normal capacity to generate Superoxide anión(More)
We have studied the mechanism of apoptosis elicited by the farnesyltransferase inhibitor (R)-7-cyano-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-1-(1H-imidazol-4-ylmethyl)-3-(phenylmethyl)-4-(2-thienylsulfonyl)-1H-1,4-benzodiazepine (BMS-214662) in human myeloma cell lines. Low concentrations of BMS-214662 efficiently inhibited protein farnesylation but did not affect the(More)
CD8(+) cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) clones are able to exert both perforin- and Fas-dependent cytotoxicity. We show in the present work that phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) inhibitors wortmannin and LY294002 prevent TCR/CD3-induced functional Fas ligand (FasL) expression, but not perforin-dependent cytotoxicity. The specific inhibitor of classical(More)
The time course of uptake and autoradiographic localization of alphafetoprotein (AFP) were studied in the brain and other organs of fetuses, neonates and young rats injected with homologous radiolabelled AFP. Comparative data of radioactivity accumulation in the brain relative to that of several tissues (blood, liver, tongue, small intestine) showed bimodal(More)
We have previously characterized that FasL and Apo2L/TRAIL are stored in their bioactive form inside human T cell blasts in intraluminal vesicles present in multivesicular bodies. These vesicles are rapidly released to the supernatant in the form of exosomes upon re-activation of T cells. In this study we have compared for the first time proteomics of(More)
Recent immunocytochemical and biochemical studies have shown the intracellular uptake of alpha-foetoprotein (AFP) by most neural crest and neural tube derivatives of developing mammals and birds. The neural crest origin of neuroblastomas has been known for a long time. While many mouse neuroblastoma cell lines can express several neuronal properties, other(More)
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