Our postgraduate researcher Aleksandra Gruevska has been awarded the EMBO Short-Term Fellowship to carry out a research stay in the laboratory of Professor Fabio Marra, in the Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, University of Florence, Italy. Aleksandra will study the antiretroviral drug Rilpivirine’s effect on the fibrogenic phenotype of human hepatic stellate cells.
In this review, we discuss relevant recent studies of the role of autophagy in hepatic stellate cell activation.
This review studies the structure, activation pathways, and specific cellular location of P2X7R in order to analyze its biological relevance. It points to a possible allosteric modulation of this receptor by endogenous mediators, which would turn the tiny regulated ATP inputs into an activated functional P2X7R signaling, supporting the relevance of this receptor in a non-damaged tissue.
In our review in Cells we discuss the evidence regarding apoptosis of hepatocytes induced by HIV, HIV-encoded proteins, or cART.
We just published “Metabolomics as a Promising Resource Identifying Potential Biomarkers for Inflammatory Bowel Disease”.
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In our article recently published in J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol – a collaboration with Tytgat Institute for Liver and Intestinal Research (Amsterdam UMC, University of Amsterdam), Hospital La Fe and Hospital Manises – we show that treatment with vitamin D increases levels of its receptor and attenuates the proliferation of fibroblasts in Crohn’s disease. The Vitamin D Receptor Taq I Polymorphism Is Associated With Reduced VDR and Increased PDIA3 Protein Levels in Human Intestinal Fibroblasts Fibroblast viewed through a miscroscope
The project has been awarded to the line led by Dras. Barrachina and Calatayud.
Succinate Activates EMT in Intestinal Epithelial Cells through SUCNR1: A Novel Protagonist in Fistula Development.
Differential effects of biologics on psoriasis-related vascular inflammation and risk of thrombosis