Pedro M. Gómez-Fabre

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Phosphate-activated glutaminase (GA) is overexpressed in certain types of tumour but its exact role in tumour cell growth and proliferation is unknown. Here we describe the isolation of a full-length cDNA clone of human breast cancer ZR75 cells, by a combination of lambdagt10 cDNA library screening and the rapid amplification of cDNA ends ('RACE')(More)
In mammals, glutaminase (GA) is expressed in most tissues, but the regulation of organ-specific expression is largely unknown. Therefore, as an essential step towards studying the regulation of GA expression, the human liver-type GA (hLGA) gene has been characterized. LGA genomic sequences were isolated using the genome walking technique. Analysis and(More)
Glutaminolysis is initiated by either of two isoforms, K- and L-types, of the enzyme phosphate-activated glutaminase. The chromosomal localization, genomic organization, and the tissue-specific expression of the genes have been investigated in the human by using isoform-specific cDNA probes. Results obtained from radiation hybrid mapping experiments(More)
The intramitocondrial localization of the phosphate-activated glutaminase from Ehrlich cells has been examined by a combination of techniques, including: mitochondria subfractionation studies, chemical modification with sulfhydryl group reagents of different permeability, enzymatic digestion in both sides of the inner mitochondrial membrane, and(More)
The cytotoxic agents chlorpheniramine and dehydrodidemnin B decreased the cell growth of estrogen receptor-negative human breast cancer cells MDA-MB231 and estrogen receptor-positive MCF-7, after 48 h treatment. Both agents reduced ornithine decarboxylase activity, but polyamine levels were increased in MDA-MB231 cells treated with dehydrodidemnin B. MCF-7(More)
The rat genome database RatMap ( or has been one of the main resources for rat genome information since 1994. The database is maintained by CMB-Genetics at Goteborg University in Sweden and provides information on rat genes, polymorphic rat DNA-markers and rat quantitative trait loci (QTLs), all curated at RatMap.(More)
Changes in the relative mRNA levels of phosphate-activated glutaminase (PAG) and glutamine synthetase (GS) in the liver and kidney of mice bearing a highly malignant strain of Ehrlich ascites tumor cells were determined at different days after tumor transplantation. Kidney glutaminase mRNA steadily increased, reaching maximum values at day 10 of tumor(More)
The first complete sequence of human L-glutaminase was deduced from breast cancer glutaminase cDNA cloned in our laboratory. This cDNA clone has now been engineered to synthesize both precursor and mature forms of the protein in Escherichia coli. Among several different plasmid constructions, the expression system based on phage T7 promoter (vector pET-3c)(More)
For identification of ECS (``evolutionarily conserved segments'') between rat and mouse, 893 rat–mouse orthologous gene-pairs were brought together with zoo-FISH analysis. In total, 59 autosomal ECS and 4 X-chromosomal ones were detected. Combining FISH and zoo-FISH data, the segments were anchored on the rat chromosomes, providing an improved comparative(More)
Using FISH and RH mapping a chromosomal map of rat chromosome 10 (RNO10) was constructed. Our mapping data were complemented by other published data and the final map was compared to maps of mouse and human chromosomes. RNO10 contained segments homologous to mouse chromosomes (MMU) 11, 16 and 17, with evolutionary breakpoints between the three segments(More)
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