Pilar Herrero

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Inherited and acquired cardiomyopathies are associated with marked intracellular lipid accumulation in the heart. To test the hypothesis that mismatch between myocardial fatty acid uptake and utilization leads to the accumulation of cardiotoxic lipid species, and to establish a mouse model of metabolic cardiomyopathy, we generated transgenic mouse lines(More)
Data Mining is playing a key role in most enterprises, which have to analyse great amounts of data in order to achieve higher profits. Nevertheless, due to the large datasets involved in this process, the data mining field must face some technological challenges. Grid Computing takes advantage of the low-load periods of all the computers connected to a(More)
The key glycolytic HXK2 gene, coding for the enzyme hexokinase 2 (Hxk2p), is expressed when cells of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae are grown on a fermentable medium using glucose, fructose or mannose as a carbon source. After shifting the cells to a non-fermentable carbon source, the HXK2 gene is repressed and the HXK1 and GLK1 genes are rapidly(More)
The distribution of leucokinin (LK) neurons in the central nervous system (CNS) of Drosophila melanogaster was described by immunolabelling many years ago. However, no detailed underlying information of the input or output connections of their neurites was then available. Here, we provide a more accurate morphological description by employing a novel(More)
The HXK2 gene plays an important role in glucose repression in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Recently we have described that the HXK2 gene product, isoenzyme 2 of hexokinase, is located both in the nucleus and in the cytoplasm of S. cerevisiae cells. In this work we used deletion analysis to identify the essential part of the protein-mediating nuclear(More)
Mig1 and Hxk2 are two major mediators of glucose repression in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. However, the mechanism by which Hxk2 participates in the glucose repression signaling pathway is not completely understood. Recently, it has been demonstrated that Hxk2 interacts with Mig1 to generate a repressor complex located in the nucleus of S. cerevisiae. However,(More)
In this work, we describe the hexokinase 2 (Hxk2) signalling pathway within the yeast cell. Hxk2 and Mig1 are the two major factors of glucose repression in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The functions of both proteins have been extensively studied but there is no information about possible interactions among them in the repression pathway. Our results(More)
We describe here that the HXK2 gene product, isoenzyme PII of hexokinase, is located in both the nucleus and the cytoplasm of Saccharomyces cerevisiae cells. This conclusion is supported by assays of hexokinase-specific activity in isolated nuclei from wild-type and hxk1lhxk2 double mutant strains, by immunoblot experiments using anti-Hxk2 antibodies and by(More)
Two major mediators of glucose repression in Saccharomyces cerevisiae are the proteins Mig1 and Hxk2. The mechanism of Hxk2-dependent glucose repression pathway is not well understood, but the Mig1-dependent part of the pathway has been elucidated in great detail. Here we report that Hxk2 has a glucose-regulated nuclear localization and that Mig1, a(More)
Glucose-induced inactivation of isocitrate lyase (Icl) has been related to protein phosphorylation. Moreover, since rapid reversible inactivation preceded irreversible inactivation of the enzyme, phosphorylation was proposed as the triggering reaction that makes the enzyme accessible to the proteolytic machinery. The protein kinase involved in the process(More)