Sofía Horjales

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Until recently, synonymous mutations (which do not change amino acids) have been much neglected. Some evidence suggests that this kind of mutations could affect mRNA secondary structure or stability, translation kinetics and protein structure. To explore deeper the role of synonymous mutations, we studied their consequence on the functional activity of the(More)
We studied the subcellular distribution of mitochondria and superoxide dismutase-1 (SOD1) in whole mounts of microdissected motor axons of rats expressing the ALS-linked SOD1-G93A mutation. The rationale was to determine whether physical interactions between the enzyme and mitochondria were linked to the axonopathy of motor fibers occurring in amyotrophic(More)
As an approach to understand how translation may affect protein folding, we analyzed structural and functional properties of the human estrogen receptor alpha synthesized by different eukaryotic translation systems. A minimum of three conformations of the receptor were detected using limited proteolysis and a sterol ligand-binding assay. The receptor in(More)
'Conformational diseases' are a group of diverse disorders that have been associated with misfolding of specific proteins, leading to their aggregation in particular cell tissues. Despite their relevance, the mechanisms involved in neurodegenerative processes remains poorly understood. Mutations in Cu,Zn superoxide dismutase (SOD1) are implicated in death(More)
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