Joaquin Navascues

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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)
Cajal bodies (CBs) are nuclear organelles involved in the maturation of small nuclear ribonucleoproteins required for the processing of pre-mRNAs. They concentrate coilin, splicing factors and the survival of motor neuron protein (SMN). By using immunocytochemistry and transfection experiments with GFP-SUMO-1, DsRed1-Ubc9, GFP-coilin and GFP-SMN constructs(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)
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)
In this study we have taken advantage of the high nuclear responsiveness of type A sensory ganglia neurons to variations of cellular activity to investigate the reorganization and dynamics of nuclear compartments involved in transcription and RNA processing in response to neuronal injury. As experimental model we have used the inflammatory injury of the(More)
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