Miguel Morell

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Yoga represents a fascinating mind-body approach, wherein body movements (asana), breathing exercises (pranayama) and meditation are integrated into a single multidimensional practice. Numerous beneficial mental and physical effects have been classically ascribed to this holistic ancient method. The purpose of the present study has been to examine the(More)
Major histocompatibility complex (MHC) molecules are of central importance in regulating the immune response against tumors. In this study we used immunohistochemistry to study human leukocyte antigen (HLA) class I and II antigen expression in normal breast tissues and benign, preneoplastic, primary, and metastatic breast lesions using antibodies against(More)
Mutant alleles with the 677C-->T and 1298A-->C polymorphisms of the MTHFR gene, and consequent lower methylentetrahydrofolate reductase enzyme activity, have been related to higher plasma homocysteine levels, which are associated with cardiovascular diseases. We assessed the genotype frequencies, degrees of fertility and homocysteine levels, and discuss a(More)
Molecular characterization of HLA class II expression was investigated in five lung tumour cell lines at the protein and mRNA levels. The cell lines exhibited a differential expression of HLA-DR, HLA-DP and HLA-DQ products and also showed differences in the inducibility of HLA class II genes by gamma-IFN. Gamma-IFN stimulation induced only HLA-DR expression(More)
Clusterin has been implicated in numerous processes including active cell death, immune regulation, cell adhesion and morphological transformation. The purpose of this study was to examine clusterin expression in a large series of breast carcinomas by immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization. The study included 40 samples of non-neoplastic glandular(More)
BACKGROUND Qigong is a type of Chinese psychosomatic exercise that integrates meditation, slow physical movements, and breathing, and to which numerous physical as well as mental benefits have been classically ascribed. The aim of the present study was to analyze the effects of a qigong program on various immunological parameters. MATERIAL/METHODS 29(More)
The influence of hypothyroidism on both pituitary and serum FSH has been studied in male rats thyroidectomized in early stages of development. To know whether FSH alterations are produced by changes of the gonadal feed-back system or by a direct effect of thyroid hormones upon pituitary synthesis, estradiol, testosterone and testicular weight were measured.(More)
Bcl-2 and clusterin genes have been related to the inhibition of apoptosis, an event that plays a key role in malignant transformation and in invasive disease. In this work, we determine the significance of clusterin and bcl-2 expression in a large series of laryngeal carcinomas. We used immunohistochemical methods and in situ hybridization to examine the(More)
We determined the frequency of expression of the major histocompatibility complex antigens HLA-A,B,C in tumor cells from 207 primary tumor lesions of breast and bronchogenic carcinomas, to see if the expression of theses antigens was linked with several clinicopathological parameters associated with tumor aggressivity, such as abnormal cellular DNA content.(More)
Protein phosphorylation is involved in sperm capacitation, so the effect of protein phosphatase inhibitors on the capacitation of spermatozoa of males with unexplained infertility was investigated. d-mannose ligand specific receptor expression in fresh, living spermatozoa, capacitated or treated with calyculin A (an inhibitor of protein phosphatases 1 and(More)