Pedro Geraldes

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To characterize glucagon-like peptide (GLP)-1 signaling and its effect on renal endothelial dysfunction and glomerulopathy. We studied the expression and signaling of GLP-1 receptor (GLP-1R) on glomerular endothelial cells and the novel finding of protein kinase A-dependent phosphorylation of c-Raf at Ser259 and its inhibition of angiotensin II (Ang II)(More)
The most common invasive mammals—mice, rats, and cats—have been introduced to islands around the world, where they continue to negatively affect native biodiversity. The eradication of those invasive mammals has had positive effects on many species of seabirds. However, the removal of one invasive mammal species may result in abundance changes of other(More)
Activation-induced cytidine deaminase (AID) is required for Ig class switch recombination, a process that introduces DNA double-strand breaks in B cells. We show in this study that AID associates with the DNA-dependent protein kinase catalytic subunit (DNA-PKcs) promoting cell survival, presumably by resolving DNA double-strand breaks. Wild-type cells(More)
Randomized clinical trials have not provided conclusive data that hormone replacement therapy confers cardioprotection against coronary artery disease in postmenopausal women. However, other studies have shown that estrogens can induce beneficial effects on the vasculature. Nevertheless, the specific contribution of estrogen receptors (ERs) alpha and beta(More)
Decreased collateral vessel formation in diabetic peripheral limbs is characterized by abnormalities of the angiogenic response to ischemia. Hyperglycemia is known to activate protein kinase C (PKC), affecting the expression and activity of growth factors such as vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF). The(More)
PURPOSE Originally identified as a lipopolysaccharide binding protein with Gram-negative bactericidal activity in the leukocytes, bactericidal/permeability-increasing protein (BPI) has been shown to induce various effects in retinal cells in vivo and in vitro. METHODS The authors recently reported that BPI can induce ERK1/2 and Akt activity and that it(More)
Survival of mature B cells is thought to depend on the BCR signaling (BCR) because ablation of either H chain (HC) expression or BCR signaling causes B cells to rapidly disappear. Whether a complete BCR is required for survival of mature B cells is not known. To address this question, we generated a mouse in which we can repress the expression of a(More)
Large Marine Ecosystems such as the Canary Current system off West Africa sustains high abundance of small pelagic prey, which attracts marine predators. Seabirds are top predators often used as biodiversity surrogates and sentinel species of the marine ecosystem health, thus frequently informing marine conservation planning. This study presents the first(More)
AIMS Clinical observations showed a correlation between accelerated atherosclerosis in diabetes and high plasmatic level of IL-18, a pro-inflammatory cytokine. IL-18 enhances the production of inflammatory cytokines and cellular adhesion molecules contributing to atherosclerotic plaque formation and instability. Previous studies indicated that protein(More)
and the United Kingdom. Implementation is also required in any other countries within the range of the White-headed Duck where the Ruddy Duck is found in captivity. Reviews This International Single Species Action Plan should be revised in 2015. An emergency review will be undertaken if there are sudden major changes liable to affect the population. Credits(More)