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    • Cell and Tissue Transplant Strategies for Joint Lesions 

      Fuentes Boquete, Isaac Manuel; Arufe, M.C.; Díaz-Prado, Silvia; Hermida Gómez, Tamara; De-Toro, Javier; Blanco García, Francisco J (Bentham Open, 2008-07-11)
      [Abstract] Articular cartilage lesions that do not disrupt the integrity of subchondral bone are not capable of spontaneous repair. The asymptomatic nature of these lesions leads to articular cartilage degeneration and ...
    • Biology of BMP signalling and cancer 

      Blanco, Moisés; Bolós Fernández, Victoria; Medina Villaamil, Vanessa; Aparicio Gallego, Guadalupe; Díaz-Prado, Silvia; Grande Pulido, Enrique (Springer, 2009)
      [Abstract] In recent years, it has been proposed that tumours are not homogeneous but composed of several cellular types like normal tissues. A cellular subtype, which is though to be the origin of tumours as well as their ...
    • Expression of Wnt gene family and frizzled receptors in head and neck squamous cell carcinomas 

      Díaz-Prado, Silvia; Medina Villaamil, Vanessa; Aparicio Gallego, Guadalupe; Blanco, Moisés; López Cedrún, José Luis; Sironvalle Soliva, Sheila; Valladares-Ayerbes, Manuel; García Campelo, Rosario; Antón-Aparicio, Luis M. (Spirnger, 2009)
      [Abstract] Genes of the Wnt and Frizzled class, expressed in HNSCC tissue and cell lines, have an established role in cell morphogenesis and differentiation, and also they have oncogenic properties. We studied Wnt and Fz ...
    • Hedgehog signalling as a target in cancer stem cells 

      Medina Villaamil, Vanessa; Blanco, Moisés; Díaz-Prado, Silvia; Espada, Jesús (Spirnger, 2009)
      [Abstract] Hedgehog (Hh) is one of the most important signalling pathways. Together with the Wnt, TGF-β/BMP and Notch pathways, it is involved in both embryonic development and adult tissue homeostasis. This is because Hh ...
    • Notch signalling in cancer stem cells 

      Bolós Fernández, Victoria; Medina Villaamil, Vanessa; Aparicio Gallego, Guadalupe; Díaz-Prado, Silvia; Grande Pulido, Enrique (Springer, 2009)
      [Abstract] A new theory about the development of solid tumours is emerging from the idea that solid tumours, like normal adult tissues, contain stem cells (called cancer stem cells) and arise from them. Genetic mutations ...
    • Differentiation of Murine Embryonic Stem Cells to Thyrocytes Requires Insulin and Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 

      Arufe, M.C.; Lu, Min; Lin, Reigh-Yi (Elsevier, 2009-02-14)
      [Abstract] The mechanisms controlling thyrocyte development during embryonic stem (ES) cell differentiation have only been partially elucidated, although previous studies have suggested the participation of thyroid stimulating ...
    • Diagnostic accuracy of small breast epithelial mucin mRNA as a marker for bone marrow micrometastasis in breast cancer: a pilot study 

      Valladares-Ayerbes, Manuel; Iglesias-Díaz, Pilar; Díaz-Prado, Silvia; Ayude, Daniel; Medina Villaamil, Vanessa; Haz, Mar; Reboredo, Margarita; Antolín, Silvia; Calvo, Lourdes; Antón-Aparicio, Luis M. (Springer-Verlag, 2009-02-17)
      [Abstract] Background. Detection of isolated tumour cells (ITC) in the blood or minimal deposits in distant organs such as bone marrow (BM) could be important to identify breast cancer patients at high risk of relapse or ...
    • Differentiation of Synovial CD-105+ Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells into Chondrocyte-like Cells through Spheroid Formation 

      Arufe, M.C.; Fuente, Alexandre de la; Fuentes Boquete, Isaac Manuel; De-Toro, Javier; Blanco García, Francisco J (Wiley, 2009-06-18)
      [Abstract] Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have the capacity to differentiate into several cell lineages, some of which can generate bone, cartilage, or adipose tissue. The presence of MSCs in the synovial membrane was ...
    • Wnt signalling and cancer stem cells 

      Espada, Jesús; Calvo, Moisés B.; Díaz-Prado, Silvia; Medina, Vanessa (Springer, 2009-07-15)
      [Abstract] Intracellular signalling mediated by secreted Wnt proteins is essential for the establishment of cell fates and proper tissue patterning during embryo development and for the regulation of tissue homeostasis and ...
    • Molecular profile and cellular characterization of human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells: donor influence on chondrogenesis 

      Cicione, Claudia; Díaz-Prado, Silvia; Muiños-López, Emma; Hermida Gómez, Tamara; Blanco García, Francisco J (Elsevier, 2010)
      [Abstract] Background. The use of autologous or allogenic stem cells has recently been suggested as an alternative therapeutic approach for treatment of cartilage defects. Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs) are ...
    • Potential use of the human amniotic membrane as a scaffold in human articular cartilage repair 

      Díaz-Prado, Silvia; Rendal Vázquez, María Esther; Muiños-López, Emma; Hermida Gómez, Tamara; Rodríguez-Cabarcos, Margarita; Fuentes Boquete, Isaac Manuel; De-Toro, Javier; Blanco García, Francisco J (Springer, 2010-04-13)
      [Abstract] The human amniotic membrane (HAM) is an abundant and readily obtained tissue that may be an important source of scaffold for transplanted chondrocytes in cartilage regeneration in vivo. To evaluate the potential ...
    • Evaluation of Plakophilin-3 mRNA as a biomarker for detection of circulating tumor cells in gastrointestinal cancer patients 

      Valladares-Ayerbes, Manuel; Díaz-Prado, Silvia; Reboredo, Margarita; Medina, Vanessa; Lorenzo-Patiño, María J.; Iglesias-Díaz, Pilar; Haz, Mar; Pértega-Díaz, Sonia; Santamarina, Isabel; Blanco, Moisés; Quindós-Varela, María; Figueroa, Angélica; Antón-Aparicio, Luis M. (American Association for Cancer Research, 2010-05-25)
      [Abstract] Background: This study aims to assess Plakophilin-3 (PKP3) as a surrogate biomarker of circulating tumor cells in patients with gastrointestinal cancer. Methods: The primary aim is to estimate the diagnostic ...
    • Evaluation of COX-2, EGFR, and p53 as biomarkers of non-dysplastic oral leukoplakias 

      Díaz-Prado, Silvia; López Cedrún, José Luis; Luaces Rey, Ramón; Medina Villaamil, Vanessa; Álvarez García, Augusto; Valladares-Ayerbes, Manuel; Antón-Aparicio, Luis M. (Elsevier, 2010-07-01)
      [Abstract] Objective. Identify candidate SEBs (surrogate endpoint biomarkers) for premalignant trends in head and neck mucosa. Study design. Study, by qPCR (quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction), the expression ...
    • Chondrogenic Potential of Subpopulations of Cells Expressing Mesenchymal Stem Cell Markers Derived from Human Synovial Membranes 

      Arufe, M.C.; Fuente, Alexandre de la; Fuentes Boquete, Isaac Manuel; De-Toro, Javier; Blanco García, Francisco J (Wiley, 2010-07-21)
      [Abstract] In this study we analyzed the chondrogenic potential of subpopulations of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) derived from human synovial membranes enriched for CD73, CD106, and CD271 markers. Subpopulations of human ...
    • Multilineage differentiation potential of cells isolated from the human amniotic membrane 

      Díaz-Prado, Silvia; Muiños-López, Emma; Hermida Gómez, Tamara; Rendal Vázquez, María Esther; Fuentes Boquete, Isaac Manuel; De-Toro, Javier; Blanco García, Francisco J (Wiley, 2010-11-01)
      [Abstract] The human amniotic membrane (HAM) contains two cell types from different embryological origins. Human amnion epithelial cells (hAECs) are derived from the embryonic ectoderm, while human amnion mesenchymal stromal ...
    • Quantification of cells expressing mesenchymal stem cell markers in healthy and osteoarthritic synovial membranes 

      Hermida Gómez, Tamara; Fuentes Boquete, Isaac Manuel; Gimeno-Longas, María José; Muiños-López, Emma; Díaz-Prado, Silvia; De-Toro, Javier; Blanco García, Francisco J (Journal of Rheumatology Publishing Company, 2010-11-15)
      [Abstract] Objective. To quantify cells expressing mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) markers in synovial mem- branes from human osteoarthritic (OA) and healthy joints. Methods. Synovial membranes from OA and healthy joints were ...
    • Isolation and characterization of mesenchymal stem cells from human amniotic membrane 

      Díaz-Prado, Silvia; Muíños-López, Emma; Hermida Gómez, Tamara; Rendal Vázquez, María Esther; Fuentes Boquete, Isaac Manuel; De-Toro, Javier; Blanco García, Francisco J (Mary Ann Liebert, 2011-01-04)
      [Abstract] Introduction: The human amniotic membrane is a highly abundant and readily available tissue that may be useful for regenerative medicine and cell therapy. Aim: To compare two previously published protocols for ...
    • Human amniotic membrane as an alternative source of stem cells for regenerative medicine 

      Díaz-Prado, Silvia; Muiños-López, Emma; Hermida Gómez, Tamara; Cicione, Claudia; Rendal Vázquez, María Esther; Fuentes Boquete, Isaac Manuel; De-Toro, Javier; Blanco García, Francisco J (Elsevier, 2011-02-19)
      [Abstract] The human amniotic membrane (HAM) is a highly abundant and readily available tissue. This amniotic tissue has considerable advantageous characteristics to be considered as an attractive material in the field of ...
    • Tissue array analysis for the differentiation of gliosis from gliomas 

      Medina Villaamil, Vanessa; Álvarez García, A.; Aparicio Gallego, Guadalupe; Díaz-Prado, Silvia; Rivas López, A.; Santamarina, Isabel; Valladares-Ayerbes, Manuel; Antón-Aparicio, Luis M. (Spandidos, 2011-03-22)
      [Abstract] The aim of this study was to provide a methodology to make a clear distinction between malignant tumors and morphologically similar benign processes, by examining the expression of EGFR, VEGF, HIF1-α, survivin, ...
    • Bone marrow cells immunomagnetically selected for CD271+ antigen promote in vitro the repair of articular cartilage defects 

      Hermida Gómez, Tamara; Fuentes Boquete, Isaac Manuel; Gimeno-Longas, María José; Muíños-López, Emma; Díaz-Prado, Silvia; De-Toro, Javier; Blanco García, Francisco J (Mary Ann Liebert, 2011-03-22)
      [Abstract] Objective: The purposes of this project were to quantify the cells expressing the mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) marker CD271 in synovial membranes from human osteoarthritic (OA) and healthy joints, and to determine ...