Teresa de Jesús Pineda García

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In humans, low peak bone mass is a significant risk factor for osteoporosis. We report that LRP5, encoding the low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 5, affects bone mass accrual during growth. Mutations in LRP5 cause the autosomal recessive disorder osteoporosis-pseudoglioma syndrome (OPPG). We find that OPPG carriers have reduced bone mass when(More)
A supervised classification scheme for analyzing microarray expression data, based on the k-nearest-neighbor method coupled to noise-reduction filters, has been used to find genes involved in the osteogenic pathway of the mouse C2C12 cell line studied here as a model for in vivo osteogenesis. The scheme uses as input a training set embodying expert(More)
The lungs are a frequent target of metastatic breast cancer cells, but the underlying molecular mechanisms are unclear. All existing data were obtained either using statistical association between gene expression measurements found in primary tumors and clinical outcome, or using experimentally derived signatures from mouse tumor models. Here, we describe a(More)
Wnt/beta-catenin signaling is involved in a large variety of modeling and remodeling processes including cell polarity, cell differentiation, and cell migration. Recently, a role of the Wnt pathway in bone biology has been demonstrated. However, the precise mechanism by which Wnt proteins regulate bone formation still remains to be elucidated. We have(More)
Tau is an important component of neuronal cytosqueleton; the protein stabilizas microtubules, maintains cell shape and axonal transport mechanisms. However, for unknown reasons tau experiments important postranslation modifications including enhanced phosphorilation due to unbalanced activity between kinases and phosphatases, affecting its normal biological(More)
A rapid real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique using SYBR Green detection system, has been developed for the quantification of red deer, fallow deer, and roe deer DNAs in meat mixtures. The method combines the use of cervid-specific primers that amplify a 134, 169, and 120bp of the 12S rRNA gene fragment of red deer, fallow deer and roe deer,(More)
A rapid and highly specific real-time quantitative PCR, based on the amplification of a fragment of the mitochondrial 12S ribosomal RNA gene (rRNA), has been developed for the quantitation of pork (Sus scrofa) in binary pork/beef muscle mixtures. The method combines the use of pork-specific primers, that amplify a 411bp fragment from pork DNA, and(More)
A competitive ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) was performed to detect and quantify bovine milk in ovine and caprine milk and cheese using a monoclonal antibody (AH4 MAb) against bovine beta-casein. Ovine or caprine milk and cheese containing bovine milk were added simultaneously with the AH4 MAb to the wells of a microtiter plate that had been(More)
Species-specific real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assays using TaqMan probes have been developed for verifying the labeling of meat and commercial meat products from game birds, including quail, pheasant, partridge, guinea fowl, pigeon, Eurasian woodcock and song thrush. The method combines the use of species-specific primers and TaqMan probes that(More)
Recent research on self-regulated learning has stressed the importance of both motivational and cognitive components of classroom learning. Much of this research has examined these components without consideration of potential contextual differences. Using a within-subject correlational design, the present study assessed mean level differences in students’(More)