María Julia Marchissio

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Human aquaporin-8 (AQP8) channels facilitate the diffusional transport of H(2)O(2) across membranes. Since AQP8 is expressed in hepatic inner mitochondrial membranes, we studied whether mitochondrial AQP8 (mtAQP8) knockdown in human hepatoma HepG2 cells impairs mitochondrial H(2)O(2) release, which may lead to organelle dysfunction and cell death. We(More)
Listeria monocytogenes is the causative agent of listeriosis, a very serious food-borne human disease. The analysis of the proteins coded by the L. monocytogenes genome reveals the presence of two eukaryotic-type Ser/Thr-kinases (lmo1820 and lmo0618) and a Ser/Thr-phosphatase (lmo1821). Protein phosphorylation regulates enzyme activities and protein(More)
Bile formation by hepatocytes is an osmotic secretory process that is ultimately dependent on the biliary secretion of osmotically-active solutes (mainly bile salts) via specialized canalicular transporters as well as on the water permeability of the canalicular plasma membrane domain. Hepatocytes express aquaporins, a family of membrane channel proteins(More)
We previously found that mitochondrial aquaporin-8 (mtAQP8) channels facilitate mitochondrial H2O2 release in human hepatoma HepG2 cells and that their knockdown causes oxidant-induced mitochondrial dysfunction and loss of viability. Here, we studied whether apoptosis or necrosis is involved as the mode of cell death. We confirmed that siRNA-induced mtAQP8(More)
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