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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)
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)
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)
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)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to evaluate differences in expression levels and localization status of PTEN, p53 and hDlg suppressor proteins in premalignant lesions and cervical cancer, and to analyze the possible correlation between them. METHODS Expression levels (positivity/intensity) and localization (nuclear, membrane or cytoplasmic) of(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)
About 45% of the rotavirus SA11 VP3 gene was inserted into a thermoinducible expression plasmid under the control of phage lambda PL promoter. The primary translation product predicted on the basis of the plasmid construction was a hybrid protein in which the 98 amino-terminal amino acids of phage MS2 polymerase were followed by amino acids 42 to 387 of the(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)
Human papillomavirus (HPV) constitutes a diverse group of small DNA virus, some extensively studied during the last three decades due to their carcinogenic potential. Persistence of viral infections and uncontrolled expression of E6 and E7 viral oncogenes are critical events in transformation. A surprisingly large number of different HPV types have been(More)
We have previously reported the synthesis in Escherichia coli of polypeptide MS2-VP8', which contains the amino-terminal half of the SA114fM VP4 protein fused to MS2 bacteriophage polymerase sequences (C. F. Arias, M. Lizano, and S. López, J. Gen. Virol. 68:633-642, 1987). In this work we have synthesized the carboxy-terminal half of the VP4 protein also(More)