José Antonio Lupiáñez

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The presence of nitric-oxide synthase (NOS) in peroxisomes from leaves of pea plants (Pisum sativum L.) was studied. Plant organelles were purified by differential and sucrose density gradient centrifugation. In purified intact peroxisomes a Ca(2+)-dependent NOS activity of 5.61 nmol of L-[(3)H]citrulline mg(-1) protein min(-1) was measured while no(More)
The presence of the two NADP-dependent dehydrogenases of the pentose phosphate pathway has been investigated in plant peroxisomes from pea (Pisum sativum L.) leaves. Both enzymes, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PDH; EC 1.1.1.49) and 6-phosphogluconate dehydrogenase (6PGDH; EC 1.1.1.44), were present in the matrix of leaf peroxisomes, and their kinetic(More)
We have investigated the mechanisms of maslinic acid with regard to its inhibitory effects on the growth of HT29 colon-cancer cells. High concentrations of maslinic acid are present in the protective wax-like coating of olives. Our results show that treatment with maslinic acid results in a significant inhibition of cell proliferation in a dose-dependent(More)
Departamento de Bioquı́mica, Biologı́a Celular y Molecular de Plantas, Estación Experimental del Zaidı́n, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientı́ficas, Apartado 419, E–18080 Granada, Spain (F.J.C., L.M.S., J.M.P., L.A.d.R.); Departamento de Bioquı́mica y Biologı́a Molecular, Facultad de Ciencias Experimentales, Universidad de Jaén, Paraje “Las(More)
The activities of hexokinase (ATP:hexose-6-phosphate transferase, E.C. 2.7.1.1), phosphofructokinase (ATP: fructose-6-phosphate 1-phosphotransferase, E. C. 2.7.1.11) and pyruvate kinase (ATP: pyruvate transferase, E.C. 2.7.1.40), and their kinetic behaviour in two morphological forms of Trypanosoma cruzi (epimastigotes and metacyclic trypomastigotes) have(More)
We have studied the growth rate, nucleic-acid concentration, protein-accumulation rate (K(G)), and several other parameters relating to protein turnover, such as the protein-synthesis (K(S)), and protein-degradation rates (K(D)), protein-synthesis capacity (C(S)), protein-synthesis efficiency (K(RNA)), protein-synthesis rate per DNA unit (K(DNA)) and(More)
Triterpenoids are known to induce apoptosis and to be anti-tumoural. Maslinic acid, a pentacyclic triterpene, is present in high concentrations in olive pomace. This study examines the response of HT29 and Caco-2 colon-cancer cell lines to maslinic-acid treatment. At concentrations inhibiting cell growth by 50-80% (IC50HT29=61+/-1 microM, IC80HT29=76+/-1(More)
The activities of the mitochondrial enzymes citrate synthase (citrate oxaloacetatelyase, EC 4.1.3.7), NADP-linked isocitrate dehydrogenase (threo-Ds-isocitrate:NADP+ oxidoreductase (decarboxylating), EC 1.1.1.42), and succinate dehydrogenase (succinate: FAD oxidoreductase, EC 1.3.99.1) as well as their kinetic behavior in the two developmental forms of(More)
Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PDH) from rat-liver and kidney-cortex cytosol has been partially purified and almost completely separated from 6-phosphogluconate dehydrogenase activity. The purification and isolation procedures included high-speed centrifugation, 40-55% ammonium sulphate fractionation, by which both enzyme activities were separated,(More)
Little is known about the way in which carnivorous fish such as salmonids mobilise and metabolise dietary carbohydrates, which are essential to lipid metabolism. Thus we have studied changes caused by the absence of dietary carbohydrates to the kinetics and molecular behaviour of the four cellular NADPH-production systems [glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase(More)