Patricia Cuéllar-Mata

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Salmonella survive and replicate within mammalian cells by becoming secluded within specialized membrane-bound vacuoles inaccessible to the host defense mechanisms. Delayed acidification of the vacuole and its incomplete fusion with lysosomes have been implicated in intracellular Salmonella survival. Nramp1 confers to macrophages resistance to a variety of(More)
Salmonella typhimurium invades mammalian cells and replicates within a vacuole that protects it from the host's microbicidal weapons. The Salmonella-containing vacuole (SCV) undergoes a remodelling akin to that of the host cell's endocytic pathway, but SCV progression is arrested prior to fusion with lysosomes. We studied the role of phosphatidylinositol(More)
In macrophages, the divalent cations transporter Nramp1 is recruited from the lysosomal compartment to the membrane of phagosomes formed in these cells. Nramp1 mutations cause susceptibility to infection with intracellular pathogens such as Salmonella and Mycobacterium. Intracellular survival of Salmonella involves segregation in an endomembrane compartment(More)
The dimorphic yeast Yarrowia lipolytica is used as a model to study fungal differentiation because it grows as yeast-like cells or forms hyphal cells in response to changes in environmental conditions. Here, we report the isolation and characterization of a gene, ZNC1, involved in the dimorphic transition in Y. lipolytica. The ZNC1 gene encodes a 782 amino(More)
Preparation of a nitrate reductase lysate of Escherichia coli MC1061 to measure nitrate and nitrite in biologic fluids is described. To obtain the crude bacterial lysate containing nitrate reductase activity, E. coli MC1061 was subjected to 16-20 freeze-thawing cycles, from -70 to 60 degrees C, until nitrite reductase activity was < or = 25%. Nitrate(More)
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