Joaquim Martí

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Using a differential display method to identify differentiation-related genes in human myelomonocytic U937 cells, we cloned the cDNA of a gene identical to Drg1 and homologous to other recently discovered genes, respectively human RTP and Cap43 and mouse Ndr1 and TDD5 genes. Their open reading frames encode proteins highly conserved between mouse and man(More)
The low-affinity Fc gamma receptor IIIb (Fc gamma RIIIb and CD16b) is constituted by a unique FCGR3B polypeptide chain that comprises two extracellular immunoglobulin-like domains, and is expressed as a glycosylphosphatidyl inositol-anchored receptor on the neutrophils. The FCGR3B chain bears allotypes that define the human neutrophil antigen-1 (HNA-1 and(More)
The Brucella ovis dnaK gene, homolog to the eukaryotic hsp70 genes, was cloned by using a Drosophila melanogaster probe. Comparison of B. ovis and Escherichia coli sequences revealed a similar organization for the dnaK and dnaJ genes and putative regulatory signals. In E. coli transfected with the cloned fragment, B. ovis hsp70 was expressed at 30 and 50(More)
Retinoids and vitamin D (VD) cooperate to induce the differentiation and inhibit the proliferation of human myelomonocytic leukemia cells. Two classes of retinoids receptors, the RARs and RXRs, respectively, can mediate these effects. RXR forms heterodimers with a variety of nuclear receptors, including RAR and the VD receptor. We have previously found that(More)
Bovine AFP was purified by ion exchange chromatograph on C.M. cellulose and DEAE Sephadex A-50, gel filtration and immunosorbent technique. AFP was homogeneous when studied by gel electrophoresis under non denaturing and denaturing conditions, by ultracentrifugation and by immunological methods. The following molecular data were obtained: 1. Sedimentation(More)
We have studied the expression of vimentin in the human histiocytic lymphoma cell line U937, induced to differentiate along the monocyte/macrophage pathway. Normal monocytes possess a network of vimentin intermediate filaments (IFs) at all stages of maturation. The undifferentiated U937 leukemia cells contain very low amounts of vimentin, but express a(More)
The human-derived leukemia cell lines HL-60 and U937 are known to differentiate into more mature phagocytic cells in the presence of retinoic acid or 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3. We studied the effects of combinations of these two agents on cell growth and differentiation. These treatments were found to increase inhibition of cell proliferation. A dramatic(More)
1 alpha, 25-Dihydroxyvitamin D3 (VD) is a potent inducer of monocytic differentiation of both normal and leukemic cells. Its effects are mediated by its nuclear receptor (VDR). Efficient gene activation requires the heterodimerization of VDR with Retinoid X Receptors (RXR). In the present study using specific antibodies, we analyzed the expression of the(More)
Vitamin D and retinoids cooperate to inhibit the proliferation and induce the differentiation of human myelomonocytic U937 leukemia cells. In the present work, we investigated the role of TGF-beta as an endogenous mediator of this process. We found that the TGF-beta1 precursor began to accumulate in cell culture supernatants soon after the addition of(More)