Joaquín Navascués

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Neurite outgrowth is a central feature of neuronal differentiation. PC12 cells are a good model system for studying the peripheral nervous system and the outgrowth of neurites. In addition to the dramatic changes observed in the cytoplasm, neuronal differentiation is also accompanied by striking changes in nuclear morphology. The large and sustained(More)
Intranuclear inclusions composed of tubular filaments constitute a pathological hallmark of oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy (OPMD). Autosomal dominant OPMD is caused by (GCG) repeat expansions in the gene that encodes for poly(A) binding protein nuclear 1 (PABPN1). The mutation results in the expansion of a polyalanine stretch in the N-terminus of the(More)
Acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (AIDP) is a type of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) characterized by primary nerve demyelination sometimes with secondary axonal degeneration. Studies on the fine structure of dorsal root ganglia in AIDP are lacking. Our aim was to investigate the cytology and nuclear organization of primary sensory neurons in(More)
It is well known that the cell nucleus is organized in structural and functional compartments involved in transcription, RNA processing and protein modifications such as conjugation with SUMO-1 and proteolysis. Promyelocytic leukaemia (PML) bodies are dynamic nuclear structures that concentrate PML protein, SUMO-1 and several sumoylated and non-sumoylated(More)
It is well-established that the neuronal cell nucleus is organized in discrete compartments involved in transcription and RNA processing. The main nuclear compartments in neurons include the chromosome territories, the nucleolus, nuclear speckles of splicing factors, Cajal bodies, and nuclear rodlets. The supraoptic nucleus (SON) neurons provide a powerful(More)
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