Laureano Simón

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BACKGROUND Patients with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) have a high risk of premature cardiovascular disease (PCVD). Mutations in the LDL receptor (LDLR) gene and the R3500Q mutation in the apolipoprotein B (APOB) gene are known to cause FH, but lack of high-throughput methods makes routine genetic diagnosis difficult. The objective of this work was to(More)
PURPOSE Fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 (FGFR3) mutations have been associated with achondroplastic syndromes and urinary bladder carcinomas. Here we describe changes in FGFR3 mRNA and protein expression in transitional carcinomas and determine the effect of monoclonal antibodies against FGFR3 in RT-112 cell line proliferation. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN We(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop a model to predict RA outcome based on biochemical variables and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). METHODS We collected baseline data from RA patients. SNP genotyping was performed using an oligonucleotide microarray. Remission and severe disability were investigated as outcomes of the study. Logistic regression models and(More)
Chitotriosidase protein (ChT) is the most important biochemical marker described for Gaucher disease (GD). ChT activity is increased several hundred-fold in plasma of GD patients and shows a strong positive correlation with the severity of the disease. However, a recessively inherited enzyme deficiency, with an incidence of about 6% in the Caucasian(More)
PURPOSE Single nucleotide polymorphisms are inherited genetic variations that can predispose or protect individuals against clinical events. We hypothesized that single nucleotide polymorphism profiling may improve the prediction of biochemical recurrence after radical prostatectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS We performed a retrospective, multi-institutional(More)
UNLABELLED WHAT'S KNOWN ON THE SUBJECT? AND WHAT DOES THE STUDY ADD?: Currently available nomograms to predict preoperative risk of early biochemical recurrence (EBCR) after radical prostatectomy are solely based on classic clinicopathological variables. Despite providing useful predictions, these models are not perfect. Indeed, most researchers agree that(More)
Plexins are a family of transmembrane receptors that interact with the repulsive axon guidance molecules (Semaphorins) in neural tissues. In extraneural tissues, plexins are involved in other cellular functions often altered in neoplastic cells, such as adhesion, migration, and apoptosis. Plexin B1 has been implicated in the regulation of Akt, which is an(More)
The endometrial fluid is a noninvasive sample which contains numerous secreted proteins representative of endometrial function and reflects the state of the endometrium. In this study, we describe, for the first time, a comprehensive catalogue of proteins of the endometrial fluid during the secretory phase of the menstrual cycle. To achieve this objective,(More)
To the Editor: The report by Blesa et al. (1 ) compares 2 methods, DNA sequencing and DNA arrays [as previously reported by us (2 )], for the genetic diagnosis of familial hypercholesterolemia (FH). Lipochip (Lacer SA), the first DNA array-based commercial platform for the genetic diagnosis of FH, is now available and is funded by the Spanish Health(More)
The advent of functional genomics has been greatly broadening our view and accelerating our way in numerous medical research fields. The complete genomic data acquired from the human genome project and the desperate clinical need of comprehensive analytical tools to study complex diseases, has allowed rapid evolution of genomic and proteomic technologies,(More)