Lyda M Osorio

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CD6 and CD5 belong to a scavenger-receptor cysteine-rich (SRCR) super family of membrane glycoproteins that are expressed on chronic lymphocytic leukemia B (B-CLL) cells, normal T cells, and a small subset of normal B cells. CD6 configures in the membrane in relation to the cellular activation level and can act as a coreceptor for T-cell activation. We have(More)
The c-Myc transcription factor is a key regulator of cell proliferation, differentiation, and apoptosis. While deregulation of myc induces programmed cell death, defects in the apoptotic program facilitate Myc-driven tumor development. We have treated c-Myc inducible mouse cells and rat fibroblasts with different c-myc status with cytotoxic drugs to explore(More)
Tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) is a potent activator of the cell death pathway and exerts tumoricidal activity in vivo with minimal toxicity. In order to investigate the therapeutic potential of TRAIL in B chronic lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL) we have analyzed the expression of TRAIL receptors (TRAIL-Rs) in leukemic cells(More)
In order to identify regulatory genes involved in the development of an apoptosis-resistant phenotype in patients with chemotherapy refractory B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL) expression of apoptosis-regulating genes in B-CLL cells was quantified using cDNA arrays and RT-PCR. Data were obtained from and compared between 2 groups of B-CLL patients(More)
Bmf is a BH3-only Bcl-2 family member that is normally sequestered to myosin V motors by binding to the dynein light chain 2 (DLC2). Certain damage signals release Bmf, which then binds prosurvival Bcl-2 proteins and triggers apoptosis. Here, two novel isoforms of human Bmf, Bmf-II and Bmf-III, were identified and cloned from cDNA derived from B-chronic(More)
B-chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (B-CLL) is characterised by the progressive accumulation of monoclonal B cells, which may be the result of several factors leading to extended B-CLL cell lifespan, increased proliferative capacity and diminished cell death. Here we review the implications of several signals mediated by receptors, such as surface IgM, CD6 and(More)
In the present study, we showed that simultaneous ligation of the monoclonal antibodies (mAb) against CD6 and CD28 induces T-cell proliferation in purified resting T lymphocytes in the absence of T-cell receptor (TCR) occupancy. No cell proliferation was observed when the mAb were cross-linked alone or used simultaneously in the soluble form. T-cell(More)
Clinical progression of B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL) depends on survival and accumulation of leukemic cells, regulated in part by physical cell contact and soluble molecules. Here we have studied the Fas/FasL system in relation to clinical progression in B-CLL. Serum levels of soluble Fas (sFas) and FasL (sFasL) were determined by ELISA in 43(More)
The T lymphocyte cell surface molecule, CD6, has been shown in a number of studies to play an important role in T cell activation. Its physiological ligand or function is still unknown. A panel of five anti-CD6 mAbs was used in the present study to investigate the structure-function relationship of this molecule. Cross-blocking assays indicate that three(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the effects of primary HIV-1 infection (PHI) and of two antiretroviral therapies [highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) or reverse transcriptase inhibitors (RTI)] on activation, differentiation and survival of B cells. METHODS Naive and memory B cells from three groups [PHI (31), chronic infection (26) and healthy donors(More)