Sandra Sacristán

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Kinase D interacting substrate of 220 kDa (Kidins220), also known as ankyrin repeat-rich membrane spanning (ARMS), is a protein that is mainly expressed in brain and neural cells where its function is only starting to be characterized. Here, we show that Kidins220/ARMS is also expressed in T lymphocytes where it is highly concentrated at the uropod of(More)
BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation is characterized by progressive atrial structural and electrical changes (atrial remodeling) that favor arrhythmia recurrence and maintenance. Reduction of L-type Ca(2+) current (I(Ca,L)) density is a hallmark of the electrical remodeling. Alterations in atrial microRNAs could contribute to the protein changes underlying(More)
AIMS β-adrenergic stimulation has profound influence in the genesis and maintenance of atrial fibrillation (AF). However, the effects of β-Adrenoceptor stimulation on repolarizing currents and action potential (AP) characteristics in human atrial myocytes from left (LAA) and right atrial appendages (RAA) obtained from sinus rhythm (SR) and chronic atrial(More)
AIMS Cardiac excitability and refractoriness are largely determined by the function and number of inward rectifier K⁺ channels (Kir2.1-2.3), which are differentially expressed in the atria and ventricles, and Nav1.5 channels. We have focused on how Nav1.5 and Kir2.x function within a macromolecular complex by elucidating the molecular determinants that(More)
AIMS Atrial fibrillation (AF) produces rapid changes in the electrical properties of the atria (electrical remodelling) that promote its own recurrence. In chronic AF (CAF) patients, up-regulation of the slow delayed rectifier K(+) current (IKs) and down-regulation of the voltage-gated Ca(2+) current (ICa,L) are hallmarks of electrical remodelling and(More)
M. V. T. Lobo, M. I. Arenas, L. Huerta, S. Sacristán, M. Pérez-Crespo, A. Gutiérrez-Adán, J. J. Díaz-Gil, M. A. Lasunción, and A. Martín-Hidalgo Departamento de Biomedicina y Biotecnología, Universidad de Alcalá, Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain; Servicio de Bioquímica-Departamento Investigación, Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal, Instituto Ramón y Cajal(More)
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