Myrna Sabanero

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MDCK cells form uninterrupted monolayers and make occluding junctions similar to those of natural epithelia. This aricle explores the relationship between these junctions and the cytoskeleton by combining studies on the distribution of microfilaments and microtubules with the effect of drugs, such as colchicines and cytochalasin B, on the degree of(More)
In MDCK cell monolayers the opening and resealing of occluding junctions can be induced by removal and restoration of calcium to the external medium. The overall changes in permeability of the occluding junctions in the monolayer can be monitored by the drop and recovery of the total transepithelial electrical resistance. We have investigated the effects of(More)
Cytoskeletal components were visualized in epimastigote forms of Trypanosoma cruzi by double immunofluorescence microscopy using monospecific antibodies against tubulin and against actin. Intense staining of the flagellum and the edges of the cell body was observed when the cells were stained with anti-tubulin, reflecting the presence of the basal bodies,(More)
Swelling of cultured astrocytes exposed to hyposmotic medium modified the organization of the filamentous actin (F-actin) cytoskeleton, making the actin network diffuse in the cell body but concentrated at foci corresponding to the tips of the cell projections retracted by swelling. This change was reversible, and, after 2 h, the actin cytoskeleton tended(More)
Epidermal growth factor (EGF) induces changes in cell morphology, actin cytoskeleton, and adhesion processes in cultured infantile pituitary cells. The extracellular matrix, through integrin engagement, collaborates with growth factors in cell signaling. We have examined the participation of collagen I/III and collagen plus fibronectin in the EGF response(More)
We have identified and immunochemically characterized a 36,000-dalton membrane glycoprotein from Madin-Darby canine kidney cells. This protein is surface-labeled by lactoperoxidase-mediated iodination and metabolically labeled by [35S]methionine. It binds to Concanavalin A and incorporates 2-D-3H-mannose residues, thus indicating it is a glycoprotein.(More)
Actin has been identified and purified partially from trophozoites of Entamoeba histolytica HMI-IMSS by a procedure that minimizes proteolysis. In cellular extracts, Entamoeba actin would copolymerize with muscle actin, but would not bind to DNase I or form microfilaments. Fractionation of the extracts by DEAE-cellulose and Sephadex G-150 chromatography(More)
Rhodamine-conjugated phalloidin was used to analyze the actin distribution during hyphal formation in Mucor rouxii. The occurrence of actin patches in the cortical region of the cells was seen in the initial stages of growth. A fungal 43 kDa protein was isolated by affinity chromatography on DNase I-sepharose. This peptide was identified on immunoblots when(More)
Naegleria fowleri is the aetiological agent of primary amoebic meningoencephalitis. This parasite invades its host by penetrating the olfactory mucosa. However, the mechanism of epithelium penetration is not well understood. In the present study, we evaluated the effect of N. fowleri trophozoites and the non-pathogenic Naegleria gruberi on Madin-Darby(More)