María Eugenia Cabrejos

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This paper reviews the developmental role of a group of homeobox-containing genes firstly described in the early nineties as critical factors regulating eye development in Drosophila. These genes received the name of BarH due to the Drosophila "Bar" mutant phenotype and, since then, vertebrate homologues (named BarH-like or Barhl) have been described in a(More)
Hydatidosis, caused by the larval stage of the platyhelminth parasite Echinococcus granulosus, affects human and animal health. Hydatid fertile cysts are formed in intermediate hosts (human and herbivores) producing protoscoleces, the infective form to canines, at their germinal layers. Infertile cysts are also formed, but they are unable to produce(More)
The ability of neurons to fire rapid action potential relies on the expression of voltage-gated sodium channels; the onset of the transcription of genes that encode these channels occurs during early neuronal development. The factors that direct and regulate the specific expression of ion channels are not well understood. Repressor element-1 silencing(More)
Previous studies have shown that the HPV-16 E7 protein interacts with TBP. This interaction was found to take place through residues in the carboxy terminal half of E7, mutation of which resulted in weaker transforming activity. In addition, binding of E7 to TBP was found to be increased following protein kinase CK2 (casein kinase II) phosphorylation of E7,(More)
Thiobacillus ferroxidans ATCC 19859 undergoes rapid phenotypic switching between a wild-type state characterized by the ability to oxidize ferrous iron (FeII) and reduced sulfur compounds and a mutant state where it has lost the capacity to oxidize FeII but retains the ability to oxidize sulfur. The mutant has also gained the capacity to swarm. It is(More)
Edwardsiella ictaluri was consistently isolated from the spleens, livers, and head kidneys of diseased Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus from a farm experiencing mortality events in several culture ponds. We describe the first published outbreak of E. ictaluri-induced edwardsiellosis in Nile tilapia. Pure cultures of the isolated bacteria were(More)
We have investigated the role of phosphorylation by vertebrate protein kinase CK2 on the activity of the General Transcription Factors TFIIA, TFIIE, TFIIF, and RNAPII. The largest subunits of TFIIA, TFIIE, and TFIIF were phosphorylated by CK2 holoenzyme. Also, RNA polymerase II was phosphorylated by CK2 in the 214,000 and 20,500 daltons subunits. Our(More)
Infectious salmon anaemia virus (ISAV) is an orthomyxovirus causing high mortality in farmed Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). The collective data from the Atlantic salmon-ISAV interactions, performed "in vitro" using various salmon cell lines and "in vivo" fish infected with different ISAV isolates, have shown a strong regulation of immune related transcripts(More)
The infectious salmon anemia virus (ISAV) is a severe disease that mainly affects the Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) aquaculture industry. Although several transcriptional studies have aimed to understand Salmon-ISAV interaction through the evaluation of host-gene transcription, none of them has focused their attention upon the viral transcriptional(More)
The aim of this work was to identify proteins from Adenovirus 2-infected HeLa cell extracts that interact with the carboxyl-terminal domain of the largest subunit of RNA polymerase II. First, a mammalian RNA polymerase II complex was isolated from Adenovirus 2-infected HeLa cell extracts by affinity chromatography against the carboxyl-terminal domain of the(More)
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