José R. Lamas

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BACKGROUND Selenoprotein S (SelS) protects the functional integrity of the endoplasmic reticulum against the deleterious effects of metabolic stress. SEPS1/SelS polymorphisms have been involved in the increased release of pro-inflammatory cytokines interleukin (IL)-1beta, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha and IL-6 in macrophages. We aimed at investigating(More)
BACKGROUND Human endogenous retroviruses (HERVs) are genomic sequences that resulted from ancestral germ-line infections by exogenous retroviruses and therefore are transmitted in a Mendelian fashion. Increased HERV expression and antibodies to HERV antigens have been found in various autoimmune diseases. HERV-K18 in chromosome 1 was previously associated(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate, the existence of a signature of differentially expressed microRNAs (miRNAs) during osteogenic differentiation of bone marrow MSCs from OA and healthy donors and to describe their possible implication in joint regeneration through modulation of molecular mechanisms involved in homeostatic control in OA(More)
Starting from the X-ray structure of a class I major histocompatibility complex (MHC)-encoded protein (HLA-B*2705), a naturally presented self-nonapeptide and two synthetic analogues were simulated in the binding groove of two human leukocyte antigen (HLA) alleles (B*2703 and B*2705) differing in a single amino acid residue. After 200 ps molecular dynamics(More)
INTRODUCTION Osteoarthritis (OA) is characterized by altered homeostasis of joint cartilage and bone, whose functional properties rely on chondrocytes and osteoblasts, belonging to mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). WNT signaling acts as a hub integrating and crosstalking with other signaling pathways leading to the regulation of MSC functions. The aim of this(More)
INTRODUCTION Spigelian hernias are a rare type of hernia which protrude through the abdominal wall at the semilunar line. They are especially difficult to diagnose due to their location and non-specific symptoms and are often overlooked because of their positioning between muscular layers. Patients may present with localized pain which can aid the(More)
Osteoarthritis (OA) is considered the most prevalent form of arthritis. The aim of this study was to verify potential protein OA biomarkers by applying Selected Reaction Monitoring (SRM) assays to protein extracts obtained from Bone Marrow-Mesenchymal Stem Cells (BM-MSCs) isolated from OA patients. BM aspirates were obtained from the femoral channel of OA(More)
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