Mariana Salgado-Bustamante

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Arsenic (As) affects the function and survival of lymphocytes, and some arsenic compounds exert a relevant antineoplastic effect. We have explored the effect of As on T regulatory cells. In vitro experiments with peripheral blood mononuclear cells from healthy subjects showed that low concentrations of As tended to increase the number of natural T(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are involved in gene regulation of several physiological processes. Alterations in the concentrations of miRNAs may result in cancer and autoimmune diseases. In cells of the immune system, miRNA expression is regulated by several cytokines and this expression is related to the inflammatory process. In the present work we evaluated miR-155(More)
UNLABELLED Indoor air pollution is considered to be a serious public health issue in Mexico; therefore, more studies regarding this topic are necessary. In this context, we assessed exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and volatile organic compounds in: (i) women who use firewood combustion (indoor) for cooking and heating using traditional(More)
Many genetic studies have found an association between interferon regulatory factors (IRF) single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE); however, specific dendritic cell (DC) alterations have not been assessed. The aim of the present study was to address the expression of IRF3 and IRF5 on different DC subsets from SLE(More)
Dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (p,p'-DDE), the most persistent metabolite of dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT), is still present in the human population. Both are present in the bone marrow of patients with bone marrow disorders, but thus far there are no studies that assess the capability of p,p'-DDE to affect myeloid cells. The aim of this study was(More)
We have assessed whether the combined exposure to arsenic (As) and fluoride (F) exerts a different effect than the exposure to As alone on the pattern of expression of apoptosis and inflammatory genes by immune cells. RNA was extracted from peripheral blood mononuclear cells from twenty individuals exposed or not to As or F or both. Then, cDNA was isolated,(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to identify regulatory T cell (Treg) subsets residing in adipose tissue, demonstrate their immunosuppressive functions, and assess the possible role of Sirt1 in their function in overweight subjects. METHODS Fat samples were obtained by lipoaspiration from healthy overweight (n = 15) and normoweight (n = 11) subjects.(More)
The BCG vaccine induces a Th1 phenotype, which is essential for protection against Mycobacterium tuberculosis. However, the effects of BCG vaccination over time on the T helper subpopulation and the microRNAs involved in adulthood have not been studied. In the present study, we explored the involvement of microRNAs, transcription factors and multifunctional(More)
Neurodegenerative diseases are characterized by the presence of abnormal aggregates of proteins in brain tissue. Among them, the presence of aggregates of phosphorylated Tau protein (p-Tau) is the hallmark of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and other major neurodegenerative disorders such as corticobasal degeneration and frontotemporal dementia among others.(More)
Introduction of a novel influenza virus into the human population leads to the occurrence of pandemic events, such as the one caused by pandemic influenza A (H1N1) 2009 virus. The severity of infections caused by this virus in young adults was greater than that observed in patients with seasonal influenza. Fatal cases have been associated with an abnormal(More)