Maria C Marin

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The transcription factor E2F-1 induces both cell-cycle progression and, in certain settings, apoptosis. E2F-1 uses both p53-dependent and p53-independent pathways to kill cells. The p53-dependent pathway involves the induction by E2F-1 of the human tumour-suppressor protein p14ARF, which neutralizes HDM2 (human homologue of MDM2) and thereby stabilizes the(More)
The protein p53 is the most frequently mutated tumour suppressor to be identified so far in human cancers. The ability of p53 to inhibit cell growth is due, at least in part, to its ability to bind to specific DNA sequences and activate the transcription of target genes such as that encoding the cell-cycle inhibitor p21Waf1/Cip1 . A gene has recently been(More)
The p73 protein, a homologue of the tumour-suppressor protein p53, can activate p53-responsive promoters and induce apoptosis in p53-deficient cells. Here we report that some tumour-derived p53 mutants can bind to and inactivate p73. The binding of such mutants is influenced by whether TP53 (encoding p53) codon 72, by virtue of a common polymorphism in the(More)
Most chemotherapeutic agents induce DNA damage, leading to p53 accumulation and apoptosis. The factors that determine chemosensitivity in p53-defective tumor cells are poorly understood. We found that the p53 family member p73 is induced by a wide variety of chemotherapeutic drugs. Blocking p73 function with a dominant-negative mutant, siRNA, or homologous(More)
Deregulation of c-myc, frequently implicated in oncogenesis, is associated with increased cell proliferation and also cell death. Similarly, the p53 tumor suppressor gene commonly mutated in human tumors, is known to induce apoptosis or cell cycle arrest in its wild-type conformation. Genetically altered mice simultaneously overexpressing c-myc and(More)
p73 is a recently identified member of the p53 family. Previously it was shown that p73 can, when overproduced in p53-defective tumor cells, activate p53-responsive promoters and induce apoptosis. In this report we describe the generation of anti-p73 monoclonal antibodies and confirm that two previously described p73 isoforms are produced in mammalian(More)
To demonstrate that among patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), the presence of diffuse alveolar damage (DAD) at histological examination, as compared to its absence, defines a specific subphenotype. We studied 149 patients who died in our ICU with the clinical diagnosis of ARDS according to the Berlin Definition (BD) and who had autopsy(More)
Infection by human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) is characterized by progressive loss of various cell types, mainly CD4+ T lymphocytes. While a passive role for the virus in cell destruction is recognized, it does not account for the vast amount of cell death including those of uninfected "bystander' cells. Since in the past we and others have(More)
To evaluate, in adults, the diagnostic accuracy of the cuff-leak test for the diagnosis of upper airway obstruction secondary to laryngeal edema and for reintubation secondary to upper airway obstruction. Systematic review without language restrictions based on electronic databases and manual review of the literature up to December 2008. When appropriate, a(More)
Bcl-2 expression is associated with the progression of prostate cancer from androgen-dependence to androgen-independence. Bcl-2 is an integral membrane protein which localizes to mitochondria, endoplasmic reticulum, and the nuclear envelope. Using spectrofluorometry and laser confocal microscopy, the ability of bcl-2 to modulate intracellular Ca2+ was(More)