José Esparza-López

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Betaglycan, also known as the transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) type III receptor, is a membrane-anchored proteoglycan that binds TGF-beta via its core protein. Deletion mutagenesis analysis has revealed two regions of betaglycan ectodomain capable of binding TGF-beta: one at the amino-terminal half, the endoglin-related region (López-Casillas, F.,(More)
NF-κB transcription factor has been associated with cancer development and chemoresistance. We studied the signaling pathway activated by doxorubicin (DOX) leading to NF-κB activation in breast cancer cells. NF-κB activity was evaluated by electrophoretic mobility shift in T47D, ZR75.30 and primary culture (MBCDF) from a ductal infiltrating carcinoma. Cell(More)
Approximately 30% of breast tumors do not express the estrogen receptor (ER) α, which is necessary for endocrine therapy approaches. Studies are ongoing in order to restore ERα expression in ERα-negative breast cancer. The aim of the present study was to determine if calcitriol induces ERα expression in ER-negative breast cancer cells, thus restoring(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze whether the expression and modulation of T cell receptor (TCR) signaling is dependent on Casitas B lineage lymphoma b (Cbl-b) in T cells from patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) upon stimulation with a tolerogenic substance. METHODS Peripheral blood mononuclear cells were obtained from 20 patients with SLE (active disease(More)
It has become evident that intra-tumor heterogeneity of breast cancer impact on several biological processes such as proliferation, migration, cell death and also might contribute to chemotherapy resistance. The expression of Receptor Tyrosine Kinases (RTKs) has not been analyzed in the context of intra-tumor heterogeneity in a primary breast cancer cell(More)
Betaglycan is a membrane-anchored proteoglycan co-receptor that binds transforming growth factor beta (TGF-beta) via its core protein and basic fibroblast growth factor through its glycosaminoglycan chains. In this study we evaluated the expression of betaglycan during the C(2)C(12) skeletal muscle differentiation. Betaglycan expression, as determined by(More)
The oncogenic ether-à-go-go-1 potassium channel (EAG1) activity and expression are necessary for cell cycle progression and tumorigenesis. The active vitamin D metabolite, calcitriol, and astemizole, a promising antineoplastic drug, target EAG1 by inhibiting its expression and blocking ion currents, respectively. We have previously shown a synergistic(More)
Coexpression of EGFR and HER2 has been associated with poor disease outcome, high rates of metastasis and resistance to conventional treatments in breast cancer. Gefitinib, a tyrosine kinase inhibitor, reduces both cell proliferation and tumor growth of breast cancer cells expressing EGFR and/or HER2. On the other hand, calcitriol and some of its synthetic(More)
The primary structure of murine betaglycan, also known as transforming growth factor beta (TGF-beta) type III receptor, was deduced from the nucleotide sequence of a cDNA clone isolated from a heart library. Murine betaglycan is a single spanning membrane polypeptide of 850 amino acids which is highly similar to betaglycan of other species. Transfection of(More)
Factors affecting vitamin D metabolism may preclude anti-carcinogenic effects of its active metabolite calcitriol. Chronic ethanol consumption is an etiological factor for breast cancer that affects vitamin D metabolism; however, the mechanisms underlying this causal association have not been fully clarified. Using a murine model, we examined the effects of(More)