Luis Benítez-Bribiesca

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BACKGROUND Hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer represent 5% of the colorectal cancer population. It's characterized by an autosomal dominant inheritance; there are two variants: Lynch syndrome I is characterized by predisposition to early onset colorectal cancer, with predominance for proximal location to the splenic flexure and synchronous and/or(More)
Genetic and epigenetic regulations are essential mechanisms that ensure proper early and subsequent mammalian programming of diverse cellular processes. These mechanisms affect transcriptional regulation, stem cell determination and cell cycle control, including senescence and aging. It is not surprising that perturbation of the exquisite balance between(More)
Combined chemotherapy is used for the treatment of a number of malignancies such as breast cancer. The target of these antineoplastic agents is nuclear DNA, although it is not restricted to malignant cells. The aim of the present study was to assess DNA damage in peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBLs) of breast cancer patients subjected to combined adjuvant(More)
Cervical cancer is the most prevalent tumor in developing countries and the second most frequent cancer among females worldwide. Specific human papillomaviruses (HPVs) and, most notably, HPV types 16 and 18 are recognized as being causally associated with this malignancy. Antibodies against early HPV proteins E6 and E7 have been found more often in patients(More)
OBJECTIVE Previous investigators have reported higher HPV type 16 antibody positivity among cervical cancer patients than among healthy women. The objective of this study was to determine the association of HPV 16 antibody levels with the stage of cervical cancer. METHODS Pretreatment tumor biopsies and sera were obtained from 137 newly diagnosed cervical(More)
Tumor-associated immune cells often lack immune effector activities, and instead they present protumoral functions. To understand how tumors promote this immunological switch, invasive and noninvasive breast cancer cell (BRC) lines were cocultured with a promonocytic cell line in a Matrigel-based 3D system. We hypothesized that if communication exists(More)
BACKGROUND Experimental undernutrition in animals, during the critical brain development period, produces retardation of brain growth as well as a number of different morphologic and functional abnormalities in neurons, mainly in the dendritic synaptic apparatus. These alterations are the cause of the poor neurointegrative development that occurs in(More)
BACKGROUND Increased telomere shortening has been demonstrated in several diseases including type 2 diabetes. However, it is not known whether telomere length changes during the course of type 2 diabetes. OBJECTIVE To determine telomere length at different stages of type 2 diabetes, including early and late stages. METHODS A total of 93 males with type(More)