José V. Álvarez Gallego

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Loop-loop tertiary interactions play a key role in the folding and catalytic activity of natural hammerhead ribozymes. Using a combination of NMR spectroscopy, site-directed mutagenesis and kinetic and infectivity analyses, we have examined the structure and function of loops 1 and 2 of the (+) and (-) hammerheads of chrysanthemum chlorotic mottle viroid(More)
Universal bases hybridize with all other natural DNA or RNA bases, and have applications in PCR and sequencing. We have analysed by nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy the structure and dynamics of three DNA oligonucleotides containing the universal base analogues 5-nitroindole and 5-nitroindole-3-carboxamide. In all systems studied, both the(More)
BACKGROUND Trastuzumab improves survival outcomes in patients with HER2+ metastatic breast cancer. The Long-Her study was designed to identify clinical and molecular markers that could differentiate long-term survivors from patients having early progression after trastuzumab treatment. METHODS Data were collected from women with HER2-positive metastatic(More)
The X-ray crystal structures of the complexes of ditercalinium and Flexi-Di with d(CGCG)2 have been studied by computational chemistry methods in an attempt to rationalize their distinct structural features. In addition, the complexes of these two bisintercalating drugs with d(GCGCGC)2 have been modeled and subjected to 0.5 ns of molecular dynamics(More)
A major problem in the chemotherapy of colorectal cancers is their resistance to most cytotoxic drugs which may be due to insufficient cellular transport. Drugs conjugated to monoclonal antibodies recognising tumour antigens may overcome these difficulties by providing access of active agents to the tumour cells. The anti-tumour monoclonal antibody shown to(More)
The 3'X domain of hepatitis C virus is a strongly conserved structure located at the 3' terminus of the viral genomic RNA. This domain modulates the replication and translation processes of the virus in conjunction with an upstream 5BSL3.2 stem-loop, and contains a palindromic sequence that facilitates RNA dimerization. Based on nuclear magnetic resonance(More)
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