Maria Concepcion Garcia-Alvarez

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BACKGROUND The mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) depletion syndrome (MDS) is an autosomal recessive disorder of early childhood characterized by decreased mtDNA copy number in affected tissues. Recently, MDS has been linked to mutations in two genes involved in deoxyribonucleotide (dNTP) metabolism: thymidine kinase 2 (TK2) and deoxy-guanosine kinase (dGK).(More)
2,3-Diaminopropionic acid (Dap) and N-terminal Dap peptides have been found to inhibit in vitro protein-modifications by methylglyoxal (MG), one of the highly reactive alpha-dicarbonyl compounds. MG scavenging potency of the newly synthesized N-terminal Dap peptides is demonstrated by RP-HPLC, SDS-PAGE and non-denaturing PAGE analysis, assays for enzymatic(More)
Copy number analysis can be useful for assessing prognosis in diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL). We analyzed copy number data from tumor samples of 60 patients diagnosed with DLBCL de novo and their matched normal samples. We detected 63 recurrent copy number alterations (CNAs), including 33 gains, 30 losses, and nine recurrent acquired copy number(More)
Identification and characterization of genetic alterations are essential for diagnosis of multiple myeloma and may guide therapeutic decisions. Currently, genomic analysis of myeloma to cover the diverse range of alterations with prognostic impact requires fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), single nucleotide polymorphism arrays, and sequencing(More)
A short synthesis of N-substituted 3,4-diarylpyrroles by condensation of a phenacyl halide with a primary amine and a phenylacetaldehyde is reported. The key step is an intramolecular cyclization of an in situ generated enamine onto a ketone. Using differently substituted aromatic reactants and N-(3-aminopropyl)azatricyclodecane as the amine component, the(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a highly genetically heterogeneous disease. Although CLL has been traditionally considered as a mature B cell leukemia, few independent studies have shown that the genetic alterations may appear in CD34+ hematopoietic progenitors. However, the presence of both chromosomal aberrations and gene mutations in(More)
INTRODUCTION Molecular alterations leading progression of asymptomatic CLL-like high-count monoclonal B lymphocytosis (hiMBL) to chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) remain poorly understood. Recently, genome-wide association studies have found 6p21.3, where the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) system is coded, to be a susceptibility risk region for CLL.(More)
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