Jorge Ramiro Domínguez-Rodríguez

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BACKGROUND Chemotherapy is effective against a wide variety of tumor cells, although its use is limited by side effects. In vitro experiments and phase I and II trials have shown that phytochemicals such as perillyl alcohol (P-OH) have antitumor effects. Pentoxifylline (PTX), a synthetic methylxanthine used mainly to treat pathologies associated with(More)
The in vivo and in vitro development of apoptosis induced by gamma-irradiation was studied in mouse peritoneal macrophages. The apoptosis index was measured by fluorescence microscopy and DNA electrophoresis. In vivo apoptosis was greatest eight days after 8 Gy total body gamma-irradiation. A DNA ladder electrophoretic pattern was only observed in the(More)
Adriamycin (ADM) is an oncostatic of the anthracycline family with confirmed experimental and clinical efficiency. This antitumoral drug has been reported to stimulate macrophage activity and is able to induce apoptosis (AP) in some tumour cells. The objective of the present work was to investigate if in vivo administration of ADM to mice induces AP in(More)
Worldwide, cervical cancer is the second most common causes of cancer in women and represents an important mortality rate. Cisplatin (CIS) is a very important antitumoral agent and can lead tumor cells toward two important cellular states: apoptosis and senescence. In some types of cancers pentoxifylline (PTX) sensitizes these cells to the toxic action of(More)
In response to inflammatory stimuli, monocytes/macrophages secrete greater quantities of the proinflammatory cytokines tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), interleukin-1beta (IL-1beta) and IL-6. The inflammatory process and the innate immune response are related to the activation of several transcription factors, such as nuclear factor kappaB(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of this work was to investigate whether in vivo and in vitro pentoxifylline (PTX) sensitizes hematological tumor cells to adriamycin (ADM)-induced apoptosis, and to investigate the involvement of caspase cascades and phosphorylated forms of IkappaBalpha. Balb/c mice inoculated intraperitoneally with L5178-Y murine lymphoma cells were used(More)
Chemotherapeutic drugs like Adriamycin (ADR) induces apoptosis or senescence in cancer cells but these cells often develop resistance and generate responses of short duration or complete failure. The methylxantine drug Pentoxifylline (PTX) used routinely in the clinics setting for circulatory diseases has been recently described to have antitumor(More)
In Oncology, the resistance of the cancerous cells to chemotherapy continues to be the principal limitation. The nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) transcription factor plays an important role in tumor escape and resistance to chemotherapy and this factor regulates several pathways that promote tumor survival including some antiapoptotic proteins such as Bcl-2(More)
INTRODUCTION There is some evidence that retinopathy of prematurity is due to excessive oxidative stress on the developing retina caused by high free radical production or reduced ability to eliminate these radicals. OBJECTIVE To determine the relationship between high levels of oxidative stress and retinopathy of prematurity. MATERIAL AND METHODS A(More)