Nieves Doménech

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The mAb 2A10 recognizes a 120-kDa protein with sequence homology to the human CD163 and whose expression is restricted to the cells of the porcine monocyte/macrophage lineage. While most of tissue macrophages express high levels of 2A10 Ag, bone marrow cells and a subset of blood monocytes are negative for this marker. The percentage of 2A10+ blood(More)
Toll-like receptors (TLR) are a group of pattern recognition molecules that play a crucial role in innate immunity. TLR2 recognises a variety of microbial components leading to the development of inflammatory and immune responses. To characterise the expression and functional properties of porcine TLR2 (pTLR2), we have raised a panel of monoclonal(More)
The cellular immune response to a European isolate of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus in animals recovered from the experimental infection has been studied in vitro. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) from these pigs proliferated specifically when they were stimulated with PRRS virus. This response was not detectable until(More)
BACKGROUND After myocardial ischemia, extracellular matrix (ECM) deposition occurs at the site of the focal injury and at the border region. METHODS AND RESULTS We have applied a novel proteomic method for the analysis of ECM in cardiovascular tissues to a porcine model of ischemia/reperfusion injury. ECM proteins were sequentially extracted and(More)
BACKGROUND Since mitochondria are the principal source of reactive oxygen species (ROS), these organelles may play an important role in ischemic cardiomyopathy (IC) development. The mitochondrial genome may influence this disease. The aim of the present study was to test the relationship between IC development and the impact of single nucleotide(More)
A set of five monoclonal antibodies (mAb) against porcine major histocompatibility complex (MHC), or swine leukocyte antigens (SLA), class II molecules has been characterized. These mAbs appear to recognize monomorphic determinants on SLA-DR (2F4, 1F12 and 2E9/13) and SLA-DQ (BL2H5 and BL4H2) molecules, as assessed by flow cytometry and immunoprecipitation.(More)
The effect of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus infection on the synthesis and secretion of TNF-alpha and other pro-inflammatory cytokines by porcine alveolar macrophages (PAM) was investigated as well as the effect that TNF-alpha has on the replication of this virus. A clear reduction of phorbol myristate acetate (PMA)-induced(More)
c-kit (CD117) plays an important role in the early stages of haematopoiesis. Previous studies of porcine haematopoietic stem cells have relied for their identification on the use of the c-kit ligand stem cell factor. Here, we describe a new mAb, 2B8/BM, that recognizes a 155-kDa protein expressed on a small subset (2-8%) of bone marrow haematopoietic cells.(More)
We describe in this report the production and characterization of monoclonal antibodies (mAb) to the swine homologues of CD11a and CD18 antigens, and their use for phenotypic and functional analysis of porcine leukocytes. Monoclonal antibodies BL1H8 and BL2F1 precipitated two bands of approximately 170 and 95 kDa, whereas mAb BA3H2 brought down three bands(More)
A major effort has been made to define the molecular basis of the polymorphism in HLA molecules, but little is known regarding the relevance of the shared antigenic determinants. Nevertheless, the description of conserved regions on molecules controlled by to the same (intralocus) or different (interlocus) HLA loci is important in view of their increasing(More)