Luisa F. Fanjul

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The thyroid hormone receptors (TRs) mediate tumor suppressive effects in hepatocarcinoma and breast cancer cells. Here we show that incubation of hepatocarcinoma SK-hep1 cells expressing TRb with the thyroid hormone T3 induces transcription of the polycistronic message coding for microRNAs 424 and 503. TRb binds to the promoter region of these miRNAs and T3(More)
Stimulation of [3H]serine-labeled A431 cells with tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNFalpha) or bacterial sphingomyelinase (SMase) resulted in a rapid decrease (approximately 50% by 15 min) in cellular [3H]sphingomyelin content and generation of the lipid moiety [3H]ceramide, which remained elevated 60 min later. Sphingomyelin hydrolysis in response to TNFalpha(More)
In [3H]serine-labelled granulosa cells treatment with TNF alpha (10 ng/ml) resulted in a transient decrease in cellular [3H]sphingomyelin and generation of [3H]ceramide that remained elevated 60 min later. In cells labelled with [methyl-14C]choline, TNF alpha induced a similar reduction in [14C]sphingomyelin content that was accompanied by a sustained(More)
A portable field system for simultaneous measurement of transpiration and CO2 exchange from leaves of fruit trees is described. CO2 concentration is measured by means of infra-red gas analysis, using small gas samples collected in syringes. Methods for analysing small gas samples are compared. The leaf chamber described can also be used in a conventional(More)
We have examined the effects of tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF alpha) and its second messenger, ceramide, on HMGCoA reductase, the rate-limiting enzyme in the mevalonate pathway. Treatment of human U-937 and HL-60 cells with TNF alpha or C2-ceramide inhibited both expression and activity of HMGCoA reductase in a time-dependent manner. Maturation of(More)
The influence of androgens on the FSH modulation of progestin biosynthetic enzymes was studied in vitro. Granulosa cells obtained from immature, hypophysectomized, estrogen-treated rats were cultured for 3 days in a serum-free medium containing FSH (20 ng/ml) with or without increasing concentrations (10(-9)-10(-6)M) or 17 beta-hydroxy-5(More)
Treatment of rats in vivo with ACTH provoked increases in whole adrenal contents of phosphatidylinositol and diacylglycerol. Concomitantly, C-kinase activity decreased in cytosol and increased stoichiometrically in the membrane fraction. It appears that the de novo phospholipid synthesis effect of ACTH is accompanied by increases in diacylglycerol and(More)
In granulosa cells labeled to isotopic steady-state with [3H]serine, addition of interleukin-1 beta (IL1 beta) or bacterial sphingomyelinase (SMase) induced a rapid decrease (approximately 60% by 10 min) in cellular [3H]Sphingomyelin content and a prolonged generation (up to 60 min) of [3H]ceramide, the immediate lipid-moiety generated in response to(More)
The synthesis of estradiol by the granulosa cells is a prominent event in ovarian physiology and depends on the expression of P450(AROM). FSH induces the expression of P450(AROM) in granulosa cells as a result of the presence in the ovarian promoter of a CRE (cAMP response element)-like sequence (CLS). In rodents, LH downregulates aromatase expression(More)