Juan Zalvide

Learn More
Mutations in CCM3/PDCD10 result in cerebral cavernous malformations (CCMs), a major cause of cerebral hemorrhage. Despite intense interest in CCMs, very little is known about the function of CCM3. Here, we report that CCM3 is located on the Golgi apparatus, forming a complex with proteins of the germinal center kinase III (GCKIII) family and GM130, a(More)
Cerebral cavernous malformations (CCMs) are vascular lesions that can occur sporadically or as a consequence of inherited loss-of-function mutations, predominantly in the genes CCM1 (KRIT1), CCM2 (MGC4607, OSM, Malcavernin), or CCM3 (PDCD10, TFAR15). Inherited, familial CCM is characterized by the development of multiple lesions throughout a patient's life(More)
The Ste20 (sterile 20) proteins are a large family of serine/threonine kinases. Since their discovery a growing body of evidence has implicated them in the regulation of signaling pathways governing cell growth, cell differentiation cell death and cell volume. Approximately 30 human members have been identified based on the high degree of homology of their(More)
Little is known about the TGF-beta1 mechanism that promotes thyroid cell growth arrest. We assessed TGF-beta1 effects on Fisher rat thyroid cell line (FRTL-5). This allowed us to study TGF-beta1 action on thyroid cells in various physiological situations such as actively proliferating cells, resting cells stimulated to proliferate by the action of various(More)
GH-releasing hormone (GHRH) can induce proliferation of somatotroph cells. The pathway involving adenylyl cyclase/cAMP/protein kinase A pathway in its target cells seems to be important for this action, or at least it is deregulated in some somatotroph pituitary adenomas. We studied in this work whether GHRH can also stimulate mitogen-activated protein(More)
Undifferentiated (anaplastic) thyroid carcinoma is a highly aggressive human cancer with very poor prognosis. Although there have been a few studies of candidate treatments, the fact that it is an infrequent tumor makes it very difficult to design clinical trials. A strong association has been observed between undifferentiated thyroid carcinoma and TP53(More)
Despite intensive study, the mechanisms regulating activation of mTOR and the consequences of that activation in the ischemic heart remain unclear. This is particularly true for the setting of ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. In a mouse model of I/R injury, we observed robust mTOR activation, and its inhibition by rapamycin increased injury. Consistent(More)
In 71 patients with classic invasive ductal carcinomas, levels of prothymosin alpha (PT alpha), as assayed by a radioimmunoassay that detects thymosin alpha 1 (the NH2-terminal fragment of PT alpha), were significantly greater in tumour samples than in normal breast tissue. PT alpha levels were correlated with (a) the number of positive axillary lymph nodes(More)
SOK1 is a Ste20 protein kinase of the germinal center kinase (GCK) family that has been shown to be activated by oxidant stress and chemical anoxia, a cell culture model of ischemia. More recently, it has been shown to be localized to the Golgi apparatus, where it functions in a signaling pathway required for cell migration and polarization. Herein, we(More)
Prothymosin alpha (PT-alpha) mRNA levels were evaluated at different stages during the cell cycle. NIH 3T3 cells were synchronized: (a) by serum deprivation, (b) by mitotic shake off after nocodazole arrest, and (c) by double thymidine block. Cell synchronism was estimated by flow cytometry. In cells grown in serum-free medium, PT-alpha mRNA levels were(More)