María Del Carmen Navarro Rodríguez

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The ookinete surface proteins (P25 and P28) are proven antimalarial transmission-blocking vaccine targets, yet their biological functions are unknown. By using single (Sko) and double gene knock-out (Dko) Plasmodium berghei parasites, we show that P25 and P28 share multiple functions during ookinete/oocyst development. In the midgut of mosquitoes, the(More)
Two strains of Oenococcus oeni, RS1 (which carries the plasmid pRS1) and RS2 (which carries the plasmids pRS2 and pRS3), were grown in the presence of different curing agents and at different temperatures. Sublethal temperature together with acriflavine generated all possible types of cured strains, i.e., lacking pRS1 (from strain RS1), and lacking pRS2,(More)
The LH/CG receptor is a member of the family of G protein-coupled receptors and consists of a large N-terminal extracellular domain (which is responsible for binding hormone) attached to a region that spans the plasma membrane seven times, ending with an intracellularly located C-terminus. Binding of LH or human CG (hCG) to the LH/CG receptor causes a(More)
An improved method for the electrotransformation of Lactobacillus plantarum CECT 220 (ATCC 8014) with plasmid DNA isolated from Escherichia coli is described. The two main modifications with respect to existing methods are: (i) isolation of plasmid DNA from E. coli JM110 grown in minimal medium and (ii) in vitro modification of the DNA by cell-free extracts(More)
To date, although at least 75 different PTPases (protein-tyrosine-phosphate-phosphohydrolase, EC 3.1.3.48) have been identified, those detected in platelets are rather scarce. Based on previous results from our laboratory, we investigated the existence of new PTPases in platelets. Triton X-114 phase partitioning of Triton X-100-solubilized human and sheep(More)
Porcine fatty acid composition is a key factor for quality and nutritive value of pork. Several QTLs for fatty acid composition have been reported in diverse fat tissues. The results obtained so far seem to point out different genetic control of fatty acid composition conditional on the fat deposits. Those studies have been conducted using simple approaches(More)
The effects of androgen withdrawal and replacement on the concentrations of androgen receptor (AR) protein and AR mRNA were investigated in rat ventral prostate and seminal vesicles and in cultured human hepatoma (HepG2) cells. AR mRNA concentrations were determined by Northern blotting with single stranded AR cRNA as the hybridization probe, whereas(More)
The p21 is a downstream effector of p53/p73 and belongs to the CIP/KIP family of cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitors (CDKIs). It is, therefore, a potential tumor suppressor gene and probably plays an important role in tumor development. Moreover, reduced expression of p21 has been reported to have prognostic value in several human malignancies. In contrast(More)
Proline-serine-threonine phosphatase interacting protein 1 (PSTPIP1) is an adaptor protein associated with the cytoskeleton that is mainly expressed in hematopoietic cells. Mutations in PSTPIP1 cause the rare autoinflammatory disease called pyogenic arthritis, pyoderma gangrenosum, and acne. We carried out this study to further our knowledge on PSTPIP1(More)