Jose Ignacio Paz

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We investigate the profile of choline metabolites and the expression of the genes of the Kennedy pathway in biopsies of human gliomas (n = 23) using (1)H High Resolution Magic Angle Spinning (HR-MAS, 11.7 Tesla, 277 K, 4000 Hz) and individual genetic assays. (1)H HR-MAS spectra allowed the resolution and relative quantification by the LCModel of the(More)
While the mechanisms of cellular aging remain controversial, a leading hypothesis is that mitochondrial oxidative stress and mitochondrial dysfunction play a critical role in this process. Here, we provide data in aging rhesus macaques supporting the hypothesis that increased oxidative stress is a major characteristic of aging and may be responsible for the(More)
Cytokines generate nitric oxide (NO) in osteoblasts and neutrophils through the induction of NO synthase isoforms, endothelial (NOS3) and inducible (NOS2), thereby producing bone loss. In osteomyelitis (OM), a chronic infection of the bone, homozygosity for the NOS3 (27-bp repeat, intron 4 polymorphism) 4 allele was significantly more frequent among the 80(More)
Osteomyelitis is a bone infection caused mostly by Staphylococcus aureus but also by Gram-negative bacteria. Toll-like receptors (TLRs), after recognizing microbial products, induce a signal in neutrophils, leading to NF-kappaB activation and transcription of pro-inflammatory genes. Polymorphisms in TLR2 (Arg753Gln) and TLR4 (Asp299Gly, Thr399Ile) genes are(More)
In pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma induced in the Syrian hamster by N-nitrosobis (2-oxopropyl) amine (Bop) B cells persisted with focal dispersion in the tumor zone. The localization of these varied depending on whether the animals had initial or long standing tumors. In the animals with initial tumors, immunohistochemical techniques indicated the B cells(More)
As osteomyelitis (OM) induces the synthesis of inflammatory cytokines and IL-1 mediates bone resorption by osteoclasts we determined if there is an association between certain common polymorphisms of the genes encoding proinflammatory cytokines (IL-1 alpha and beta, IL-6, TNF-alpha) and OM in adults. The IL-1 alpha (-889) TT genotype was significantly more(More)
The antigen Ki-67, which is associated with cell proliferation, has been demonstrated to be useful in predicting the development of human tumors. The objective of this study was to evaluate the prognostic utility of this biomarker in pre-malignant and malignant lesions of the prostate. A total of 162 prostate biopsies taken from patients diagnosed for(More)
Polymorphonuclear neutrophils are critical for resolution of bacterial infections. In tissues, most of the neutrophils quickly die through apoptosis. Using propidium iodide DNA staining and DNA gel electrophoresis, we found that spontaneous apoptosis of neutrophils from patients suffering osteomyelitis (n = 52) was significantly decreased in relation to(More)
Bone sialoprotein (BSP) is a phosphorylated glycoprotein that is expressed almost exclusively in mineralizing connective tissues. In bone, expression of BSP correlates with the differentiation of osteoblasts and the onset of mineralization. To determine how the tissue- and differentiation-specific transcription of BSP is regulated, various lengths of(More)
Osteomyelitis (OM) is a bone infection characterized by necrosis and new formation of bone. Because matrix metalloproteases (MMPs) play an important role in bone extracellular matrix remodeling, we investigated the role of some MMP polymorphisms in OM patients. A total of 118 OM patients and 300 blood donors were genotyped for the polymorphisms of MMP1(More)