Julia Flores

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Leg compliance is "causally related with greater susceptibility" to orthostatic stress. Since peak O2 uptake (peak VO2) and muscle strength may be related to leg compliance, we examined the relationships between leg compliance and factors related to muscle size and physical fitness. Ten healthy men, 25-52 yr, underwent tests for determination of vascular(More)
Although homozygous deletions of the cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor 2 gene p16INK4a on 9p21 have been reported frequently in metastatic melanoma cell lines, and intragenic mutations within the p16INK4a gene have been detected in familial melanoma kindreds, specific targeting of this gene in the development of sporadic melanoma in vivo remains(More)
Magnesium (Mg) deficiency in man may result in hypocalcemia, impaired PTH secretion, and low serum concentrations of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D [1,25-(OH)2D]. To determine whether these changes are due to selective Mg depletion, we studied 26 normal subjects before and after a 3-week low Mg (less than 1 meq/day) diet. This diet induced Mg deficiency, as(More)
Sporadic and familial malignant melanoma susceptibility has been linked to defects in the chromosomal region 9p21. Recently, a putative 9p21 tumor suppressor gene, the cyclin dependent kinase inhibitor 2 (CDKN2) or p16 gene, has been shown to be deleted, mutated, or rearranged in a high percentage of sporadic melanoma cell lines, as well as mutated in the(More)
Germline mutations within the cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor 2A (CDKN2A) gene and one of its targets, the cyclin dependent kinase 4 (CDK4) gene, have been identified in a proportion of melanoma kindreds. In the case of CDK4, only one specific mutation, resulting in the substitution of a cysteine for an arginine at codon 24 (R24C), has been found to be(More)
The cyclin dependent kinase inhibitor 2 (CDKN2) gene on chromosome 9p21 is potentially involved in the genesis of many cancers and is currently under intense investigation as a possible melanoma susceptibility locus. We have analyzed 18 Australian melanoma kindreds for mutations within the coding and neighboring splice junction portions of the CDKN2 gene.(More)
The cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor 2A (CDKN2A), or p16INK4a, gene on 9p21 is important in the genesis of both familial and sporadic melanoma. Homozygous deletions and intragenic mutations of this gene have been identified in both melanoma cell lines and uncultured tumors, although the frequency of these alterations is higher in the cell lines. A(More)
Homozygous deletions of 9p21, including the cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor genes p16INK4 and p15INK4B, have been reported frequently in melanoma (as well as other tumor) cell lines. Germline mutations within the p16INK4 gene have also been described in a proportion of familial melanoma kindreds, suggesting that p16INK4 is the 9p21 "melanoma" gene. We(More)
Methylation of the 5' CpG island of the p16 tumor suppressor gene represents one possible mechanism for inactivation of this cell cycle regulatory gene that is also a melanoma predisposition locus. We have investigated the potential contribution of somatic silencing of the p16 gene by DNA methylation in 30 cases of sporadic cutaneous melanoma. The(More)
Previous reports have shown that the Taiep rat develop a progressive neurological syndrome characterized by tremor, ataxia, immobility episodes, audiogenic seizures and hind limb paralysis. Here we have investigated whether differences in levels of dopamine D1-like and D2-like receptors could be correlated with the progression of this neurological syndrome.(More)