Javier Sáenz

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Liver X receptors (LXRs) are ligand-activated members of the nuclear receptor superfamily that regulate the expression of genes involved in lipid metabolism and inflammation, although their role in inflammation and immunity is less well known. It has been reported that oxysterols/LXRs may act as anti-inflammatory molecules, although opposite actions have(More)
Cyclosporin A (CsA) is an immunosuppressive drug. In human cancer cells substance P (SP) and neurokinin-1 (NK-1) receptor antagonists, respectively, induce cell proliferation and inhibition. CsA is a tachykinin receptor antagonist that showed selectivity for both NK-1 and NK-2 receptors. CsA exerts antitumor action against gastric (AGS) and colon (HT29)(More)
PURPOSE Regulation of liver X receptors (LXRs) is essential for cholesterol homeostasis and inflammation. The present study was conducted to determine whether oleic acid (OA) could regulate mRNA expression of LXRα and LXRα-regulated genes and to assess the potential promotion of oxidative stress by OA in neutrophils. METHODS Human neutrophils were treated(More)
Liver X receptors (LXRs) are ligand-activated nuclear receptors involved mainly in the regulation of cholesterol metabolism in many organs, including liver and intestine, as well as in macrophages and neutrophils. Besides, both anti-inflammatory and pro-inflammatory properties have been ascribed to LXRs. The effect of the inflammatory condition on the(More)
To demonstrate that percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) in the Galdakao-modified supine Valdivia position can be safely and effectively reproduced by different surgeons. A multicentre retrospective cross-sectional case study on 317 patients was conducted. The centres enrolled were four hospitals from the Spanish National Health System and provided data for(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the performance of a 'one-stop' clinic in terms of proportion of discharges or inclusion in surgical waiting lists. MATERIALS AND METHODS All patients were referred from primary care facilities (population 220,646) and from different departments in the hospital. Eight senior urologists, two registered nurses and two nurse attendants(More)
PURPOSE Oxysterols are cholesterol-oxygenated derivatives generated in the organism and also present in foods because of cholesterol oxidation during processing and storage. They are the natural ligands of liver X receptors (LXRs) and are generally recognized as hypocholesterolemic and anti-inflammatory molecules although this latter property is still(More)
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