Leticia Rocha-Zavaleta

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Cell-cell interaction is important in the expansion of leukemic cells and of solid tumors. Steel factor (SF) or Kit ligand is produced as a membrane-bound form (mSF) and a soluble form. Because both primary gynecological tumors and primary leukemic cells from patients with acute myeloblastic leukemia (AML) have been shown to coexpress c-Kit and SF, we(More)
Erythropoietin (Epo) regulates erythropoiesis by binding to its receptor (EpoR) and promoting cell proliferation, differentiation and inhibition of apoptosis. Epo is widely used to treat cervical cancer-related anaemia. However, there are data suggesting that administration of Epo is associated with an increment in recurrence rate, and decreased(More)
BACKGROUND Data on the prevalence of different human papillomavirus (HPV) genotypes and the associated mucosal immune response in women with cervical ectopy are scarce. OBJECTIVE To assess the prevalence of different HPV genotypes and the mucosal anti-viral immune response in cervical ectopy. STUDY DESIGN Detection and typing of HPV DNA was determined(More)
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is one of the most common cancers in childhood. The development of chemoresistance in tumor cells is one of the principal causes of treatment failure. This resistance has been associated with different mechanisms, one being the overexpression of anti-apoptotic proteins such as Bcl-xL. It has been shown that this protein is(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV), and HPV type 16 (HPV16) infection in cervical ectopy, and the presence of anti-HPV16 secretory IgA (sIgA) antibodies. METHODS DNA from patients with cervical ectopy (n=218), HPV-associated lesions (n=111), and controls without evidence of cervical ectopy or HPV infection (n=93) were(More)
It has become evident that intra-tumor heterogeneity of breast cancer impact on several biological processes such as proliferation, migration, cell death and also might contribute to chemotherapy resistance. The expression of Receptor Tyrosine Kinases (RTKs) has not been analyzed in the context of intra-tumor heterogeneity in a primary breast cancer cell(More)
The association of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and cervical cancer has been demonstrated. The development of a prophylactic vaccine to protect against primary HPV infection may therefore be an efficient means to reduce the incidence of this cancer worldwide. To assess the capacity of a plasmid DNA that expresses the L1 gene of HPV type 16 to induce(More)
Activation of the interleukin-2 receptor (IL-2R) induces signalling cascades promoting T cell proliferation. However, signal transduction pathways triggered in IL-2R-expressing solid tumours are unknown. This report shows that human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated cervical cancer cells express an IL-2R composed of beta and gamma chains (IL-2Rbetagamma), and(More)
Infection with certain types of human papillomavirus (HPV) presents a high risk for the subsequent development of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) and cervical carcinoma. Immunological mechanisms are likely to play a role in control of cervical HPV lesions. The HPV E2 protein has roles in virus replication and transcription, and loss of E2 functions(More)
Cervical cancer is a public health issue in developing countries. Although the Pap smear and colposcopy remain the major strategies for detection, most cases are diagnosed in the late stages. Therefore, a major concern has been to develop early diagnostic approaches and more effective treatments. Molecular pathways that participate in cervical malignant(More)