Rosa Bretón-Romero

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Redox signaling is implicated in different physiological and pathological events in the vasculature. Among the different reactive oxygen species, hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is a very good candidate to perform functions as an intracellular messenger in the regulation of several biological events. In this review, we summarize the main physiological sources of(More)
Protein S-nitrosylation is a reversible post-translational modification of protein cysteines that is increasingly being considered as a signal transduction mechanism. The "biotin switch" technique marked the beginning of the study of the S-nitrosoproteome, based on the specific replacement of the labile S-nitrosylation by a more stable biotinylation that(More)
Substantial evidence suggests that a transient increase of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) behaves as an intracellular messenger able to trigger the activation of different signaling pathways. These include phosphatases, protein kinases, and transcription factors among others; however, most of the studies have been performed using supraphysiological levels of(More)
Laminar shear stress (LSS) is a protective hemodynamic regulator of endothelial function and limits the development of atherosclerosis and other vascular wall diseases related to pathophysiological generation of reactive oxygen species. LSS activates several endothelial signaling responses, including the activation of MAPKs and eNOS. Here, we explored the(More)
OBJECTIVE Prior studies demonstrate mitochondrial dysfunction with increased reactive oxygen species generation in peripheral blood mononuclear cells in diabetes mellitus. Oxidative stress-mediated damage to mitochondrial DNA promotes atherosclerosis in animal models. Thus, we evaluated the relation of mitochondrial DNA damage in peripheral blood(More)
Laminar shear stress (LSS) triggers signals that ultimately result in atheroprotection and vasodilatation. Early responses are related to the activation of specific signaling cascades. We investigated the participation of redox-mediated modifications and in particular the role of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) in the sulfenylation of redox-sensitive phosphatases.(More)
BACKGROUND Endothelial dysfunction contributes to cardiovascular disease in diabetes mellitus. Autophagy is a multistep mechanism for the removal of damaged proteins and organelles from the cell. Under diabetic conditions, inadequate autophagy promotes cellular dysfunction and insulin resistance in non-vascular tissue. We hypothesized that impaired(More)
ADP plays critical signaling roles in the vascular endothelium. ADP receptors are targeted by several cardiovascular drugs, yet the intracellular pathways modulated by ADP are incompletely understood. These studies have identified important roles for the phosphatase PTEN in ADP-dependent modulation of the endothelial isoform of nitric oxide synthase (eNOS)(More)
Endothelial cells in the vascular system are constantly subjected to the frictional force of shear stress due to the pulsatile nature of blood flow. Although several proteins form part of the shear stress mechano-sensing pathway, the identification of mechano-transducing pathways is largely unknown. Given the increasing evidence for a signaling function of(More)
OBJECTIVE Endothelial dysfunction is linked to insulin resistance, inflammatory activation, and increased cardiovascular risk in diabetes mellitus; however, the mechanisms remain incompletely understood. Recent studies have identified proinflammatory signaling of wingless-type family member (Wnt) 5a through c-jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) as a regulator of(More)