Miguel Relloso

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Dendritic cell-specific ICAM-3 grabbing nonintegrin (DC-SIGN) is a monocyte-derived dendritic cell (MDDC)-specific lectin which participates in dendritic cell (DC) migration and DC-T lymphocyte interactions at the initiation of immune responses and enhances trans-infection of T cells through its HIV gp120-binding ability. The generation of a(More)
Dendritic cell-specific ICAM-3-grabbing nonintegrin (DC-SIGN) is a type II C-type lectin that functions as an adhesion receptor and mediates binding and internalization of pathogens such as virus (human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis C), bacteria (Mycobacterium), fungi, and parasites. DC-SIGN expression in vivo is primarily restricted to interstitial(More)
Cellular CD1 proteins bind lipids that differ in length (C(12-80)), including antigens that exceed the capacity of the CD1 groove. This could be accomplished by trimming lipids to a uniform length before loading or by inserting each lipid so that it penetrates the groove to a varying extent. New assays to detect antigen fragments generated within human(More)
The CD11a/CD18 leukocyte integrin (LFA-1; also known as alphaL/beta2) mediates leukocyte transendothelial migration during immune and inflammatory responses and participates in lymphoma metastasis. CD11a/CD18 leukocyte-restricted expression is controlled by the CD11a gene promoter, which confers tissue-specific expression to reporter genes in vitro and in(More)
As CD1 proteins recycle between the cell surface and endosomes, they show altered receptiveness to lipid antigen loading. We hypothesized that changes in proton concentration encountered within distinct endosomal compartments influence the charge state of residues near the entrance to the CD1 groove and thereby control antigen loading. Molecular dynamic(More)
Dendritic cells (DC) are highly specialized antigen-presenting cells that on activation by inflammatory stimuli (eg, tumor necrosis factor alpha [TNF-alpha] and interleukin-1beta [IL-1beta]) or infectious agents (eg, lipopolysaccharide [LPS]), mature and migrate into lymphoid organs. During maturation, DC acquire the capacity to prime and polarize resting(More)
Candida albicans is a commensal opportunistic pathogen that is also a member of gastrointestinal and reproductive tract microbiota. Exogenous factors, such as oral contraceptives, hormone replacement therapy, and estradiol, may affect susceptibility to Candida infection, although the mechanisms involved in this process have not been elucidated. We used a(More)
  • B Velasco, J R Ramírez, +8 authors C Bernabéu
  • Gene therapy
  • 2001
The involvement of the vascular endothelium in a large number of diseases supports the importance of vascular-specific gene delivery for their treatment. The hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia type 1 is an example of a vascular inherited disease (OMIM 187300). This is an autosomal dominant vascular disorder originated by mutations in the endoglin gene(More)
To reconcile immunity and reproduction, females must allow spermatozoa to survive and control the presence of commensal microbiota and sexually transmitted pathogens during ovulation. Female steroid sex hormones exert a powerful effect on the immune system, as do the hormonal changes associated with the ovarian cycle. Dendritic cells (DCs) are immunological(More)
Mouse female genital tract was transfected in vivo using the ss-galactosidase reporter gene. To transfect the female tract, DNA/liposome complexes were injected through the infundibulum of the oviducts of adult, immature, and pseudopregnant females. Females which were in different stages of the ovarian cycle were also employed. Transfection was analysed(More)