Nicolás Navasa

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Bluetongue virus (BTV) belongs to the genus Orbivirus within the family Reoviridae. The development of vector-based vaccines expressing conserved protective antigens results in increased immune activation and could reduce the number of multiserotype vaccinations required, therefore providing a cost-effective product. Recent recombinant DNA technology has(More)
The interaction of macrophages with infectious agents leads to the activation of several signaling cascades, including mitogen-activated protein (MAP) kinases, such as p38. We now demonstrate that p38 MAP kinase-mediated responses are critical components to the immune response to Borrelia burgdorferi. The pharmacological and genetic inhibition of p38 MAP(More)
1269 I In nt te er rn na at ti io on na al l J Jo ou ur rn na al l o of f B Bi io ol lo og gi ic ca al l S Sc ci ie en nc ce es s Complement receptor (CR) 3 is a bona fide phagocytic receptor for Borrelia burgdorferi, the causa-tive agent of Lyme borreliosis [1, 2]. CR3 is also the receptor for the opsonin iC3b, a final degradation product of the complement(More)
MCJ (DNAJC15) is a mitochondrial protein that regulates the mitochondrial metabolic status of macrophages and their response to inflammatory stimuli. CpG island methylation in cancer cells constitutes the only mechanism identified for the regulation of MCJ gene expression. However, whether DNA methylation or transcriptional regulation mechanisms are(More)
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