Raúl Herrera

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In conifers, relationship between ethylene and the response to inclination are not well understood. The aim of this work was to study the consequence for the application of 2-chloroethyl phosphonic acid (ethephon), compound able to release ethylene, in one-year-old Pinus radiata D. Don seedlings subjected to inclination. In plants exposed to inclination for(More)
BACKGROUND Most breast cancers, even those that are initially responsive to tamoxifen, ultimately become resistant. The molecular basis for this resistance, which in some patients is thought to involve stimulation of tumor growth by tamoxifen, is unclear. Tamoxifen induces cellular oxidative stress, and because changes in cell redox state can activate(More)
Limited data are available regarding the molecular epidemiology of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) strains circulating in Guatemala. Beijing-lineage Mtb strains have gained prevalence worldwide and are associated with increased virulence and drug resistance, but there have been only a few cases reported in Central America. Here we report the first whole(More)
Adenomyosis is a common gynaecological disorder characterized by the abnormal growth of endometrium into the myometrium and myometrial hypertrophy/hyperplasia. Uterine fibroids are benign neoplasms of the myometrium, and they represent a diagnostic pitfall for adenomyosis. In this study, we have used the genome-wide Affymetrix U133 Plus 2.0 microarray(More)
The cell wall is a dynamic structure that can be modified by different conditions during growth. Stem inclination induces biochemical changes and chemical modifications in the cell walls of conifers driving plant stem reorientation. Different enzymes take part in cell wall remodeling, including xyloglucan endotransglycosylase/hydrolase (XTH). This enzyme(More)
Aroma and flavor are important factors of fruit quality and consumer preference. The specific pattern of aroma is generated during ripening by the accumulation of volatiles compounds, which are mainly esters. Alcohol acyltransferase (AAT) (EC 2.3.1.84) catalyzes the esterification reaction of aliphatic and aromatic alcohols and acyl-CoA into esters in(More)
White Chilean strawberries (Fragaria chiloensis) are non-climacteric fruits, with an exotic color and aroma. In order to discover genes involved in the development of these fruits, we identified a fragment of a gene encoding a late embryogenesis abundant domain protein, FcLDP1, that was expressed in early stages of fruit development, particularly in(More)
Stem reorientation in response to inclination in trees has commanded the attention of the research community widely, but the molecular mechanisms of the response are still unknown. The most accepted theory is auxin redistribution in affected tissues. Flavonols have been reported as potent inhibitors of polar auxin transport; however, no reports have shown(More)
Coniferous trees develop compression wood in response to gravitropic stimuli. In nature this response can be generated by growth in slope, exposure to snow or high winds [1]. However, genes and molecular mechanism involved in this phenomenon are still unknown. We studied gene expression in response to gravitropic stimulation induced by 45° inclination in(More)
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