Néstor Rosales

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The CA125 antigen is found in the serum of many patients with serous ovarian cancer and has been widely used as a disease marker. CA125 has been shown to be an independent factor for clinical outcome in this disease. In The Cancer Genome Atlas ovarian cancer project, MUC16 expression levels are frequently increased, and the highest levels of MUC16(More)
Our goal was to determine the cytotoxicity of 7-OH-hydroxystaurosporine (UCN-01) as a single agent and in combination with cis-diamminedichloroplatinum(II) (CDDP) in a panel of ovarian carcinoma cells. We sought to examine the role of p53 gene function and alterations in cell cycle progression or other mechanisms of action of UCN-01 including perturbation(More)
T4 endonuclease V, a pyrimidine-dimer-specific DNA repair enzyme, was encapsulated in liposomes under mild conditions. The encapsulated enzyme was active, and when applied to ultraviolet (UV)-irradiated human cells in culture, the liposomes increased incision of UV-irradiated cellular DNA, enhanced DNA repair replication, and enhanced survival of(More)
A novel approach to counteracting drug resistance is the development of nontoxic agents that are able to preferentially increase the sensitivity of tumor cells to the cytotoxicity of chemotherapy. The possibility that such an agent could be directed specifically against p53-defective tumor cells led us to study the new methylxanthine, Lisofylline, for its(More)
The similarity of the adaptive response and the methyltransferase component in bacterial strains from different phylogenic groups was investigated. An adaptive response with induction of transferase activity was found for the first time in the soil bacteria P. aeruginosa and X. maltophilia. Polyclonal antibodies against the E. coli ada protein were used to(More)
Most of the currently used cancer chemotherapies are based on compounds that inhibit general cellular mechanisms, such as DNA replication or tubulin function, and lack specificity in relation to features of the cancer cell. Recent advances in genomic studies have increased our knowledge of tumor cell biology, and a panoply of new targets have been(More)
We evaluated discontinuous cultures (Algal medium at 0.5 mM of NaNO3, and 27% NaCI) of five strains of Dunaliella sp. isolated from Venezuelan hypersaline lagoons (Araya, Coche, Peonia, Cumaraguas. and Boca Chica) and one strain from a reference collection (Dunaliella salina, LB1644). Cultures were maintained to 25+/-1 degrees C, with constant aeration,(More)
15051 Background: EEF1a2 is amplified and overexpressed in 25% of ovarian tumors. Previous studies have shown EEF1a2 to have oncogenic and tumorigenic properties in rodent fibroblasts. However, its role in the tumorigenesis and behavior of human ovarian carcinomas is not known. METHODS Stable expression of EEF1a2 cDNA in both T80 immortalized human(More)
Expression of the retained C-terminal extracellular portion of the ovarian cancer glycoprotein MUC16 induces transformation and tumor growth. However, the mechanisms of MUC16 oncogenesis related to glycosylation are not clearly defined. We establish that MUC16 oncogenic effects are mediated through MGAT5-dependent N-glycosylation of two specific asparagine(More)
e22112 Background: The serum marker CA125 is known to originate from the transmembrane protein, MUC16; however, the biological importance of MUC16 is not known. Our lab previously created fluorescent-labeled transfectants, containing truncated versions of the MUC16 molecule. MUC16 expression vectors were transfected into CA125-negative ovarian cancer cell(More)