Orestes López-Ortega

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Two patients with a severe leukocyte adhesion deficiency type 1 (LAD-1) phenotype were analyzed by flow cytometry and functional assays to demonstrate the improper adhesive and phagocytic responses of their leukocytes. A single homozygous defect that involves a missense mutation (c.817G>A) that encodes for a G273R substitution in CD18 was identified in both(More)
Myosin 1g (Myo1g) is a hematopoietic-specific myosin expressed mainly by lymphocytes. Here, we report the localization of Myo1g in B-cell membrane compartments such as lipid rafts, microvilli, and membrane extensions formed during spreading. By using Myo1g-deficient mouse B cells, we detected abnormalities in the adhesion ability and chemokine-induced(More)
B-lymphocytes are migrating cells that specialize in antigen presentation, antibody secretion, and endocytosis; these processes implicate the modulation of plasma membrane elasticity. Cell stiffness is a force generated by the interaction between the actin-cytoskeleton and the plasma membrane, which requires the participation of several proteins. These(More)
Myosins comprise a family of motor proteins whose role in muscle contraction and motility in a large range of eukaryotic cells has been widely studied. Although these proteins have been characterized extensively and much is known about their function in different cellular compartments, little is known about these molecules in hematopoietic cells. Myosins(More)
To better understand the significant variability displayed by influenza viruses, we need to be aware not only of its genetic characteristics, but also of the effect this genetic makeup has on proteins associated with viral replication and antigenicity. The origin of such diversity is due first and foremost to its segmented genome that allows segment(More)
Antigen processing for presentation by major histocompatibility complex class II (MHCII) molecules requires the latter to travel through the endocytic pathway together with its chaperons: the invariant chain (Ii) and DM. Nevertheless, the nature of the compartments where MHCII molecules travel to acquire peptides lacks definition regarding molecules(More)
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