Juan José Martínez-Irujo

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Recent advances in our understanding of the molecular biology of lymphatic endothelial cells have revealed that these vessels, besides their known function in tissue homeostasis and immunity, constitute conduits for the tumor cells to metastasize. One of the factors that contribute to tumor spread is the acquisition of an angiogenic phenotype as a response(More)
Flavonoids are a group of polyphenolic dietary compounds that have been proposed to possess chemopreventive properties against lung cancer. In this work we analyzed the effect of a group of 20 structurally related flavonoids, including flavones, flavonols and isoflavones, on the production of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) induced by hypoxia in(More)
The association and dissociation of the homodimeric p66/p66 form of HIV-1 reverse transcriptase were investigated. The effects on the dimerization process of different salt concentrations, pH and the presence of a template/primer and nucleotide substrates were monitored by measuring polymerase activity and analytical size-exclusion HPLC. At submicromolar(More)
In spite of the growing attention to the combined chemotherapy in the treatment of AIDS, the molecular mechanisms underlying the antiviral synergy of combinations of reverse transcriptase (RT) inhibitors are in most cases unknown. Most combinations of nonnucleoside inhibitors (NNRTI) with nucleoside analogues synergistically inhibit HIV-1 replication in(More)
The turnover of extracellular matrix (ECM) components can generate signals that regulate several cellular functions such as proliferation, differentiation, and apoptosis. During liver injury, matrix metalloproteases (MMPs) production is enhanced and increased levels of peptides derived from extracellular matrix proteins can be generated. Synthetic peptides(More)
The bioassay- guided fractionation of the aqueous extract of Terminalia triflora leaves afforded punicalin and 2-O-galloylpunicalin, isolated for the first time from this species. These compounds showed inhibitory activity on HIV-1 reverse transcriptase in a dose-dependent manner. Punicalin showed an IC(50) of 0.11 microg/ml (0.14 microM) and(More)
Flavonoids are polyphenolic phytochemicals that are ubiquitous in plants and present in the common human diet. They may exert diverse beneficial effects, including antioxidant and anticarcinogenic activities. In this study we tested the apoptotic activity of 22 flavonoids and related compounds in leukemic U937 cells. Several flavones but none of the(More)
Removal of 3'-azido-3'deoxythymidine (AZT) 3'-azido-3'-deoxythymidine 5'-monophosphate (AZTMP) from the terminated primer mediated by the human HIV-1 reverse transcriptase (RT) has been proposed as a relevant mechanism for the resistance of HIV to AZT. Here we compared wild type and AZT-resistant (D67N/K70R/T215Y/K219Q) RTs for their ability to unblock the(More)
TGFβ-induced protein (TGFBI) is an extracellular protein that mediates cell adhesion to collagen, laminin and fibronectin through its interaction with different β integrins. We had previously reported that hypoxia-induced TGFBI mRNA expression in lymphatic endothelial cells (LEC). Here, we demonstrate that TGFBI can contribute to hypoxia-induced increases(More)
The synthesis and preliminary evaluation of new quinoline and quinoxaline derivatives (obtained by applying the original Reissert method, conveniently modified) as HIV-1 Reverse Transcriptase (RT) inhibitors are presented in this paper; likewise, the first structure-activity relationships are also proposed. Propyl 2-cyano-1(2H)-quinolin-carboxylate 2e,(More)