María Cristina Morán Moguel

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Recent information has revealed new roles in the angiogenic processes linked to the rennin-angiotensin system. To date few studies have been done on the association between RAS genes and cancer and the majority focus mainly on angiotensin I-converting enzyme (ACE). For breast cancer there are three reports that include the angiotensin II receptor, subtype 1(More)
AIMS KiSS1 is a metastasis suppressor gene associated with inhibition of cellular chemotaxis and invasion attenuating the metastasis in melanoma and breast cancer cell lines. Along the KiSS-1 gene at least 294 SNPs have been described; however the association of these polymorphisms as genetic markers for metastasis in breast cancer studies has not been(More)
This study compares the detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis through bacilloscopy (Ziehl-Neelsen stain), growth in Lowenstein-Jensen medium, and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) carried out with DNA taken directly from various types of samples. A total of 252 samples were analyzed (114 sputum, 96 urine, 15 cerebrospinal fluid, and 27 of other types) from(More)
The purposes of this study were to estimate the infection frequency of Human Papilomavirus (HPV) and to identify the viral types in patients with diagnosis of uterine cervical cancer (UCC) and High Grade Squamous Intraepitelial lesions (HGSILs), and to correlate the molecular findings versus HPV infection suggestive clinical findings. Biopsies from 50(More)
INTRODUCTION Prostate cancer is one of the most common malignant neoplasias in developed countries. In 2003, 6,536 new cases and 4,602 related deaths were reported in Mexico. The renin-angiotensin system has been shown to play a role in prostate cancer pathology. Two previous studies investigated the association of prostate cancer with the(More)
Five patients presenting Hunter's syndrome were biochemically studied. Quantification of urinary glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), electrophoretic characterization and correlation with enzymatic activity in leucocytes were carried out. In all cases, urinary GAGs/creatinine ratio was increased. Electrophoresis revealed the presence of heparan sulfate (HS) and(More)
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