Javier Turnay

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Alpha-sarcin is a ribosome-inactivating protein that has been well characterized in vitro, but little is known about its toxicity in living cells. We have analyzed the mechanism of internalization of alpha-sarcin into human rhabdomyosarcoma cells and the cellular events that result in the induction of cell death. No specific cell surface receptor for(More)
The implication of the tetraspanin CD9 in cancer has received much recent attention and an inverse correlation between CD9 expression and the metastatic potential and cancer survival rate has been established for different tumor types. In contrast to the well-established role of CD9 in metastasis, very little is known about the involvement of this(More)
Butyrate has antitumorigenic effects on colon cancer cells, inhibits cell growth and promotes differentiation and apoptosis. These effects depend on its intracellular concentration, which is regulated by its transport. We have analysed butyrate uptake kinetics in human colon adenocarcinoma cells sensitive to the apoptotic effects of butyrate (BCS-TC2,(More)
Parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP) is critical for normal mammary development and is overexpressed by breast cancers. PTHrP is a peptide hormone that undergoes extensive post-translational processing, and PTHrP(38-94)-amide is one of the mature secretory forms of the peptide. In this study, we explored the effect of PTHrP(38-94)-amide in a panel of(More)
The use of biological materials in the construction of bioprostheses requires the application of different chemical procedures to improve the durability of the material without producing any undesirable effects. A number of crosslinking methods have been tested in biological tissues composed mainly of collagen. The aim of this study was to evaluate the in(More)
The conformational rearrangements that take place after calcium binding in chicken annexin A5 and a mutant lacking residues 3-10 were analyzed, in parallel with human annexin A5, by circular dichroism (CD), infrared spectroscopy (IR), and differential scanning calorimetry. Human and chicken annexins present a slightly different shape in the far-UV CD and IR(More)
Modulation of 5'-nucleotidase activity by the extracellular matrix proteins fibronectin, laminin and their fragments has been studied in plasma membrane preparations as well as in intact BCS-TC2 and Rugli cells. The ectoenzyme on plasma membranes is activated by laminin; fibronectin inhibits the AMPase activity on BCS-TC2 plasma membranes but no inhibitory(More)
The aim of this study was to examine the fascia transversalis (FT) from patients with direct and indirect hernia in an attempt to identify possible differences between each type of hernia. FT samples were obtained from 36 patients presenting inguinal hernia (23 indirect hernia and 13 direct hernia) who underwent surgery. We have analysed the ultrastructure(More)
The interaction of tumor cells with extracellular-matrix components is suspected to play an important role in tumorigenesis induction. The tumorigenicity of a poorly tumorigenic human colon-adenocarcinoma cell line (BCS-TC2) was induced by co-injection with Matrigel. A new cell sub-line, BCS-TC2.1, was isolated and established from these tumors.(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the fine specificity of IgG autoantibodies in sera from rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients for type II collagen (CII) epitopes that are arthritogenic in collagen-induced arthritis (CIA), a relevant murine model of RA. METHODS For enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) analysis of conformation-dependent autoantibody binding,(More)