Mauricio Salcedo-Vargas

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OBJECTIVE Our objective was to determine the association between viral load of high risk human papilloma virus (HPV) using the Hybrid Capture II (HC II) system and cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) lesion stage. METHODS A total of 182 consecutive women with confirmed diagnoses of CIN 1-3 and 182 healthy women with negative Pap were included. All(More)
We developed a procedure to detect the 7 point mutations at Cys634 of the proto-oncogene RET, which is responsible for medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC). Genomic DNA was prepared from blood samples obtained from normal and MTC-affected individuals belonging to a family with a history of the disease. The RET genotype for each individual was first established(More)
BACKGROUND The invasive and metastatic potential of malignant cells results from complex interactions of numerous factors not yet fully understood. Genomic alterations such as ras overexpression and nm23-H1 inhibition have been found to be frequently associated with increased invasiveness in various cancers. On the other hand, secretion of different(More)
BACKGROUND We have developed an oligonucleotide microarray (genosensor) utilizing a double tandem hybridization technique to search for 9 point mutations located in the most frequently altered codons of the TP53 gene. Isolated and multiplexed PCR products, 108 and 92 bp long, from exons 7 and 8, respectively, were obtained from 24 different samples.(More)
Infection with human papillomavirus (HPV), mainly HPV type 16, is the major etiologic factor associated with cervical cancer (CC), but HPV infection alone is not sufficient for progression of precursor lesions. Host genetic susceptibility may lead to abnormal immune response resulting from virus persistence. Several studies have suggested a possible(More)
BACKGROUND Cervical cancer (CeCa) is the second most common cancer in women in developing countries, and human papilloma virus (HPV) is the primary etiological factor. Aberrant expression of HOX transcription factors has been observed in several types of cancer. To date, however, no reports exist on the expression of HOXB2 and HOXB13 proteins during(More)
Composite pheochromocytomas (CP) account for only 3% of all pheochromocytomas. We analyzed the clinical, immunohistochemical, ultrastructural, DNA content, and 634 ret mutation features in a 56-year-old Mexican woman with CP localized in the right adrenal gland and associated to a blood pressure of 140/90 mmHg. Clinical symptoms were absent after surgery.(More)
Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) is a rare neoplasm of the lymphatic system, in which inflammation and allelic variants in cytokines have been proposed as etiological factors. Epstein-Barr virus infection is often associated as a risk factor in HL and since cytokines are involved in the humoral response to viral infection. Our aim was to study the association between(More)
Polyomavirus is able to induce tumors in its natural host as well as to transform cells in cultures. On the other hand, human papillomavirus has been involved in several types of neoplasias such as anogenital lesions. Little is known about the mechanisms through which these viruses induce both transformation and tumorigenesis. The present, work shows some(More)
This study determined the methylation status of cellular retinoic acid-binding protein (CRABP) gene promoters and associated them with demographic characteristics, habits, and the presence of human papilloma virus (HPV) in patients with cervical cancer (CC), low and high squamous intraepithelial lesions, and no intraepithelial lesion. Women (n = 158) were(More)