Marcela Lizano

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Cervical cancer remains one of the greatest killers of women worldwide. It is difficult to foresee a dramatic increase in cure rate even with the most optimal combination of cytotoxic drugs, surgery, and radiation; therefore, testing of molecular targeted therapies against this malignancy is highly desirable. A number of epigenetic alterations occur during(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to identify human papillomavirus (HPV) in cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) lesions and to evaluate the persistence of viral DNA after diathermic large loop excision (DLLE) treatment. STUDY DESIGN Biopsies from 36 patients with low- and high-grade CIN lesions were studied before and after DLLE treatment looking(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study is to evaluate the demethylating and tumor suppressor-reactivating activity of hydralazine and procainamide. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN MDA-231, MCF-7, and T24 cell lines were treated for 5 days with 10 micro M hydralazine or 10 micro M procainamide. 5-aza-deoxycytidine at 0.75 micro M was used as positive control. BALB/c nu/nu(More)
OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to determine the prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV) and squamous intraepithelial lesions (SILs) in women infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in Mexico. METHODS Cases included women who were positive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and accepted to participate. There were two control groups in(More)
Intra-type genome variations of high risk Human papillomavirus (HPV) have been associated with a differential threat for cervical cancer development. In this work, the effect of HPV18 E6 isolates in Akt/PKB and Mitogen-associated protein kinase (MAPKs) signaling pathways and its implication in cell proliferation were analyzed. E6 from HPV types 16 and 18(More)
OBJECTIVE Several intratype variants of HPV16 and 18 have been identified. These variants are associated with populations from different geographic regions, and show a differential distribution among the severity of the cervical lesion, most likely due to different pathogenic potential. The objective of this study was to investigate the variant distribution(More)
During the early stages of human papillomavirus (HPV) infections, the innate immune system creates a pro-inflammatory microenvironment by recruiting innate immune cells to eliminate the infected cells, initiating an effective acquired immune response. However, HPV exhibits a wide range of strategies for evading immune-surveillance, generating an(More)
BACKGROUND Data on the prevalence of different human papillomavirus (HPV) genotypes and the associated mucosal immune response in women with cervical ectopy are scarce. OBJECTIVE To assess the prevalence of different HPV genotypes and the mucosal anti-viral immune response in cervical ectopy. STUDY DESIGN Detection and typing of HPV DNA was determined(More)
OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to analyze the cellular distribution and possible alterations of beta-catenin and E-cadherin proteins in different histologic types of uterine cervical cancer and precursor lesions, compared to normal controls. METHODS We performed an immunochemical staining analysis of the cellular distribution of beta-catenin and(More)
INTRODUCTION Human Papillomaviruses (HPVs) are the main etiological agents for the development of most ano-genital cancers and for a subset of head and neck neoplasias. The oncogenic capacity of HPV is due to the combined activity of the viral oncoproteins E6 and E7. A defining feature of all HPV associated cancers is the continued retention and expression(More)