Luis Antonio Parada

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Genomes are organized in vivo in the form of chromosomes. Each chromosome occupies a distinct nuclear subvolume in the form of a chromosome territory. The spatial positioning of chromosomes within the interphase nucleus is often nonrandom. It is unclear whether the nonrandom spatial arrangement of chromosomes is conserved among tissues or whether spatial(More)
Chromosomes occupy distinct territories in the interphase cell nucleus. These chromosome territories are non-randomly arranged within the nuclear space. We are only just uncovering how chromosome territories are organized, what determines their position and how their spatial organization affects the expression of genes and genomes. Here, we discuss emerging(More)
Cancer cells frequently have disease-specific chromosome rearrangements. It is poorly understood why translocations between chromosomes recur at specific breakpoints in the genome. Here we provide evidence that higher-order spatial genome organization is a contributing factor in the formation of recurrent translocations. We show that MYC, BCL and(More)
Chromosomes exist in the interphase nucleus as individual chromosome territories. It is unclear to what extent chromosome territories occupy particular positions with respect to each other and how structural rearrangements, such as translocations, affect chromosome organization within the cell nucleus. Here we analyze the relative interphase positioning of(More)
UNLABELLED LKB1, originally considered a tumor suppressor, plays an important role in hepatocyte proliferation and liver regeneration. Mice lacking the methionine adenosyltransferase (MAT) gene MAT1A exhibit a chronic reduction in hepatic S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe) levels, basal activation of LKB1, and spontaneous development of nonalcoholic(More)
To investigate if karyotypic features of secondary liver tumors may provide diagnostic information and if the cytogenetic patterns of primary and metastatic colorectal carcinomas (CRC) are different, 33 liver metastases were analyzed: 25 CRC, 4 small intestine carcinoids, 1 ovarian carcinoid, 1 lobular breast cancer, 1 head-and-neck squamous cell carcinoma,(More)
1–42 β-Amyloid (Aβ1–42) peptide is a key molecule involved in the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Some of its effects are manifested at the neuronal morphological level. These morphological changes involve loss of neurites due to cytoskeleton alterations. However, the mechanism of Aβ1–42 peptide activation of the neurodegenerative program is still(More)
Hepatoblastomas usually occur in children < 3 years of age, and only occasional adult cases have been described. To date, 20 cytogenetically abnormal childhood hepatoblastomas have been reported. Karyotypic investigations have shown that most hepatoblastomas are diploid or hyperdiploid, often displaying trisomies for chromosomes 2 and 20. We have(More)
Fifteen primary liver carcinomas (PLCs), including 12 hepatocellular carcinomas and three cholangiocellular carcinomas, were investigated cytogenetically after short-term culture. Ten tumors displayed clonal chromosomal abnormalities, whereas only normal karyotypes were detected in four cases, and one sample failed to grow in vitro. Structural(More)