Laura Cobeño

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The veA gene is a light-dependent regulator governing development and secondary metabolism in Aspergillus nidulans. We have identified a putative bipartite nuclear localization signal (NLS) motif in the A. nidulans VeA amino acid sequence and demonstrated its functionality when expressed in yeast. Furthermore, migration of VeA to the nucleus was dependent(More)
Multiple lines of evidence indicate that serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine [5-HT]) and voltage-gated K+ (KV) channels play a central role in the pathogenesis of pulmonary hypertension (PH). We hypothesized that 5-HT might modulate the activity of KV channels, therefore establishing a link between these pathogenetic factors in PH. Here, we studied the effects(More)
OBJECTIVE Large conductance Ca(2+)-activated K(+) channels (BKCa) regulate coronary artery tone in vivo, play a key role in blood pressure regulation, and have been suggested as novel potential drug targets in hypertension. Quercetin exerts systemic and coronary vasodilator effects in vitro and reduces blood pressure in several rat models of hypertension,(More)
Voltage-gated potassium channels (Kv) and thromboxane A(2) (TXA(2)) have been involved in several forms of human and experimental pulmonary hypertension. We have reported that the TXA(2) analog U46619, via activation of TP receptors and PKCzeta, inhibited Kv currents in rat pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells (PASMC), increased cytosolic calcium, and(More)
ATP-dependent potassium (K(ATP)) channels are the target of multiple vasoactive factors and drugs. Changes in the functional role of ATP-dependent (K(ATP)) potassium channels in hypertension are controversial. The aim of the present study was to analyze the possible changes of ATP-sensitive potassium channels (K(ATP)) expression and function during(More)
A rapid route to gene molecular identification involves using recombination frequencies in locating mutational sequence changes. We describe a case where the recombination frequency is deceptively low, probably reflecting centromere proximity. Recombination frequencies are greatly reduced near the centromeres on the right arms of chromosomes III and IV of(More)
Voltage-gated potassium (K(V)) channels play an essential role in regulating pulmonary artery function, and they underpin the phenomenon of hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction. Pulmonary hypertension is characterized by inappropriate vasoconstriction, vascular remodeling, and dysfunctional K(V) channels. In the current study, we aimed to elucidate the role(More)
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