Victor Gayoso Martínez

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Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs), members of the transforming growth factor-β superfamily, are multifunctional polypeptides regulating a broad spectrum of functions in embryonic and adult tissues. Recent reports have demonstrated that BMPs regulate the survival, proliferation and differentiation of several cell types in the immune system. In this study,(More)
Dendritic cells (DCs) are critical regulators of immune responses that integrate signals from the innate and adaptive immune system and orchestrate T cell responses toward either immunity or tolerance. Growing evidence points to the Wnt signaling pathway as a pivotal piece in the immune balance and focuses on DCs as a direct target for their(More)
CXCL12, a member of the chemokine CXC subfamily, and its physiologic receptor CXCR4 are essential for the development of various organs during embryonic development and are also involved in the control of cell survival, proliferation and migration in adult tissues. In the human thymus, CXCL12 is produced by epithelial cells located in the subcapsular and(More)
Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) are multifunctional growth factors regulating differentiation and proliferation in numerous systems including the immune system. Previously, we described that the BMP signaling pathway is functional in human monocyte-derived dendritic cells (MoDCs), which were found to express both the specific receptors and the Smad(More)
Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) can be used as a tool for encrypting data, creating digital signatures or performing key exchanges. In relation to encryption, the Elliptic Curve Integrated Encryption Scheme (ECIES) is the best known scheme based on ECC, and as such it has been included in several cryptographic standards. In the present work, we provide an(More)
Increasing evidence includes Wnt proteins inside the group of master-signaling pathways that govern immune and nonimmune differentiation systems, fundamental for normal development and homeostasis. Although their precise functions in bone marrow and thymus are still controversial, numerous studies have shown that Wnt signaling is able to control the(More)
The Hedgehog (Hh) family of signaling molecules functions in the development of numerous tissues during embryogenesis and has also been involved in adult self-renewing tissues. Recent results have demonstrated that the different components of the Hh signaling pathway are expressed in the human thymus. In this study, we investigate whether thymic dendritic(More)
Human thymus contains two major subpopulations of dendritic cells (DCs), conventional DCs (cDCs) and plasmacytoid DCs (pDCs), which are mainly involved in central tolerance and also in protecting the thymus against infections. In blood and peripheral organs cDCs include the subpopulation of BDCA3(hi) DCs, considered as equivalents to mouse CD8α(+) DCs. In(More)
Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) play a pivotal role during vertebrate embryogenesis and organogenesis, and have also been described to function in regulating cell fate and determination in self-renewing tissues in adults. Recent results have demonstrated that the different components of the BMP2/4 signaling pathway are expressed in the human thymus. In(More)
Bone Morphogenetic Proteins (BMPs) form a group of secreted factors that belongs to the TGF-β superfamily. Among different roles in a number of immune cell types, BMPs are known to regulate T cell development within the thymus, although the role of BMP signaling in human mature T cells remains elusive. In this study, we demonstrate that canonical BMP(More)