Nora Adriana Hernández-Cuevas

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Increasing experimental evidence shows a prominent role of histone modifications in the coordinated control of gene expression in the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum. The search for the histone-mark-reading machinery that translates histone modifications into biological processes, such as formation of heterochromatin and antigenic variation is(More)
The actin cytoskeleton consists of multiple actin binding proteins (ABPs) that participate cooperatively in different cellular functions such as the maintenance of polarity and cell motility as well as the invasion of target cells and regulation of gene expression, among others. Due to the important role of ABPs in the pathogenesis of Entamoeba histolytica,(More)
The ehFLN protein (previously known as EhABP-120) is the first filamin to be identified in the parasitic protozoan Entamoeba histolytica. Filamins are a family of cross-linking actin-binding proteins that organize filamentous actin in networks and stress fibers. It has been reported that filamins of different organisms directly interact with more than 30(More)
The Dbl family of guanine nucleotide exchange factors (GEFs) is made up of a vast array of members that participate in the activation of the Rho family of small GTPases. Dbl-family proteins promote the exchange of guanosine diphosphate/guanosine triphosphate (GDP/GTP) in their target molecules, resulting in the activation of a variety of signaling pathways(More)
Entamoeba histolytica is an ameboid parasite that causes colonic dysentery and liver abscesses in humans. The parasite encounters dramatic changes in iron concentration during its invasion of the host, with relatively low levels in the intestinal lumen and then relatively high levels in the blood and liver. The liver notably contains sources of iron;(More)
This paper reports the EhGEF1-EhRacG and EhGEF1-EhRho1 molecular complexes from Entamoeba histolytica. The not conserved amino acids Gln201,Tyr299, Gln302, Lys312, Asn313, Phe314 and Ile324 were localized, by means of an in silico computational analysis, at the interface of the exposed face from the DH domain of EhGEF1, which are important to establish the(More)
Leaves of Codiaeum variegatum ("garden croton") are used against bloody diarrhoea by local populations in Cameroon. This study aims to search for the active components from C. variegatum against Entamoeba histolytica, and thereby initiate the study of their mechanism of action. A bioassay-guided screening of the aqueous extracts from C. variegatum leaves(More)
Adhesion to cells, cytotoxicity and proteolysis are functions required for virulence and pathogenicity of Entamoeba histolytica. However, there was no correlation between these in vitro functions and the early elimination of non-pathogenic E. dispar and non-virulent E. histolytica (nvEh) in experimental amoebic liver abscesses developed in hamsters. Thus,(More)
Human liver infection is a major cause of death worldwide, but fundamental studies on infectious diseases affecting humans have been hampered by the lack of robust experimental models that accurately reproduce pathogen-host interactions in an environment relevant for the human disease. In the case of liver infection, one consequence of this absence of(More)
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