Jimena Bouzas-Rodríguez

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The TrkC/NT-3 receptor/ligand pair is believed to be part of the classic neurotrophic theory claiming that neuronal death occurs by default when neurotrophic factors become limited, through loss of survival signals. Here, we show that TrkC is a dependence receptor and, as such, induces caspase-dependent apoptotic death in the absence of NT-3 in immortalized(More)
Tropomyosin-related kinase receptor C (TrkC) is a neurotrophin receptor with tyrosine kinase activity that was expected to be oncogenic. However, it has several characteristics of a tumor suppressor: its expression in tumors has often been associated with good prognosis; and it was recently demonstrated to be a dependence receptor, transducing different(More)
The control of cell death is a biological process essential for proper development, and for preventing devastating pathologies like cancer and neurodegeneration. On the other hand, autophagy regulation is essential for protein and organelle degradation, and its dysfunction is associated with overlapping pathologies like cancer and neurodegeneration, but(More)
INTRODUCTION Tropomyosin-related kinase receptor C (TrkC) is a neurotrophin receptor that belongs to the tyrosine kinase receptor family. This family primarily consists of proto-oncogenes, and TrkC has been involved in oncogenic translocations. However, its expression in tumors is often associated with good prognosis, suggesting it actually acts as a tumor(More)
RET is a tyrosine kinase receptor involved in numerous cellular mechanisms including proliferation, neuronal navigation, migration, and differentiation upon binding with glial cell derived neurotrophic factor family ligands. RET is an atypical tyrosine kinase receptor containing four cadherin domains in its extracellular part. Furthermore, it has been shown(More)
Dr. Karen S. Poksay is not included in the author byline. She should be listed as the seventh author and affiliated with Buck Institute for Research on Aging, Novato, California, United States of America. The contributions of this author are as follows: Performed the experiments. Dr. David T. Madden is not included in the author byline. He should be listed(More)
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