Mario Pérezpeña-Díazconti

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To evaluate clinical evolution of pediatric patients diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) at Hospital Infantil de México Federico Gómez. Cases of patients treated from January to May, 2007, were included in this study. Variables analyzed were: age, diagnosis, size of tumor, histopathological description, degree of resection, time of stay in(More)
More than 10 years ago, the goal of our work had been to obtain a tissue sample of infiltrating lesions of the brainstem that had been diagnosed using computerized axial tomography (CAT). At that time, biopsies were believed to be indispensable when starting treatment of tumors. With time our objectives changed. Biopsies remained necessary, since until 1(More)
OBJECTIVE We identify chromosomal alterations, the methylation pattern and gene expression changes in pediatric ependymomas. METHODS CGH microarray, methylation and gene expression were performed through the Agilent platform. The results were analyzed with the software MatLab, MapViewer, DAVID, GeneCards and Hippie. RESULTS Amplification was found in(More)
Ferruginous bodies (FBs) are iron-coated entities that form in the body around inorganic fibers or other particulates that can serve as indicators of exposure to inorganic dust. Studies of FB have been conducted consistently in the lungs of adults but have not been explored in children during the past 20 years. The objective of this work was to quantify the(More)
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) are produced by incomplete combustion of organic material. In the Mexico City atmosphere, the most abundant PAH is benzo[ghi]perylene (BghiP), a gasoline combustion marker. At present, there are no reports of the effects of BghiP on human bronchial cells, so the aim of the study was to evaluate the effects in vitro of(More)
Inorganic fibers form part of the complex mixture of environmental pollutants in Mexico City and in general locations. Upon entering the lungs, some of those fibers are transformed into ferruginous bodies (FB) that can be used as biological markers of exposure to fibers. Hence, the objectives of this study were, first, to describe the most frequent types of(More)
Astrocytomas are the most frequent type of tumor of the central nervous system in children. Hence, it is important to describe markers that may improve our understanding of their behavior. Mature microRNAs (miRNAs) may be such biological markers. They are small molecules of RNA that regulate gene expression post-transcriptionally. Due to their importance in(More)
Epigenetic alterations, known as epimutations, act by deregulating gene expression. These epimutations are reversible through the action of chromatin modifiers such as DNA methylation (DNA-met) and histone deacetylases (HDAC) inhibitors. The present study evaluated the effect of 5-azacitidine (5-aza) and sodium butyrate (NaBu) as inhibitors of DNA-met and(More)
A 10-month-old girl with a Brachmann-Cornelia de Lange syndrome and a choroid plexus papilloma of the brain was studied at the Hospital Infantil de México Federico Gómez (HIMFG) in Mexico City. Presumptive papilloma of the third ventricle was evidenced on CT and MR images and removed. Pathological analysis confirmed its origin. A posterior radiosurgery was(More)