Susana López-Borges

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The tumour suppressor p53 protein integrates multiple signals regulating cell cycle progression and apoptosis. This regulation is mediated by several kinases that phosphorylate specific residues in the different functional domains of the p53 molecule. The human VRK1 protein is a new kinase related to a poxvirus kinase, and more distantly to the casein(More)
The tumor susceptibility gene, TSG101, has been identified as a candidate tumor suppressor gene. We have examined the expression of TSG101 in Burkitt lymphoma cell lines. Several aberrant messages were detected in all cell lines. Aberrant splice donor sites are located within exon 1 at positions 132, 154, 172 and 284. Splice acceptors are located at(More)
The vaccinia-related kinase 1 (VRK1) protein is a nuclear Ser-Thr kinase that phosphorylates p53 in Thr18. We have determined the enzyme properties regarding its different substrates. VRK1 has a high affinity for ATP (K(m) 50 microM) and is thus saturated by the intracellular concentration of ATP in vivo. VRK1 uses preferentially magnesium, but is also(More)
Genital carcinomas are associated with human papillomaviruses, and the viral DNA is frequently integrated in the host cell genome. Recurrent chromosomal alterations are genetic markers for specific tumor phenotypes. To demonstrate that papillomavirus DNA integration is indeed a recurrent chromosomal aberration, we mapped two independent papillomavirus(More)
The 3p14.2 chromosome region, which contains the FHIT gene and the FRA3B fragile site, is frequently altered in carcinomas. We analyzed the expression of the FHIT gene in 21 Burkitt's lymphoma cell lines and normal lymphoid populations. Seventeen (80%) of these cell lines had a common aberrant FHIT transcript as well as the normal transcript. Exon 2 was(More)
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