Soledad Urra

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During the development of the sympathetic nervous system, the p75 neurotrophin receptor (p75NTR) has a dual function: promoting survival together with TrkA in response to NGF, but inducing cell death upon binding pro or mature brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF). Apoptotic signaling through p75NTR requires activation of the stress kinase, JNK. However,(More)
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by selective neuronal cell death, which is probably caused by amyloid beta-peptide (Abeta) oligomers and fibrils. We have found that acetylcholinesterase (AChE), a senile plaque component, increases amyloid fibril assembly with the formation of highly toxic complexes (Abeta-AChE). The neurotoxic effect induced by(More)
Neurotrophins are trophic factors that regulate important neuronal functions. They bind two unrelated receptors, the Trk family of receptor-tyrosine kinases and the p75 neurotrophin receptor (p75). p75 was recently identified as a new substrate for gamma-secretase-mediated intramembrane proteolysis, generating a p75-derived intracellular domain (p75-ICD)(More)
We have previously cloned 10 Helicobacter pylori antigen genes from a Chilean strain including: cytotoxin VacA, a truncated region of CagA (called A17), a species-specific protein (Ag26), urease subunits (UreA, UreB), a flagellin, (FlaB), heat shock proteins (HspA and HspB), an adhesin (HpaA) and a lipoprotein (Lpp20). Immunogenicity of these antigens was(More)
BACKGROUND In most of the world, diagnostic surgery remains the most frequent approach for indeterminate thyroid cytology. Although several molecular tests are available for testing in centralized commercial laboratories in the United States, there are no available kits for local laboratory testing. The aim of this study was to develop a prototype in vitro(More)
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