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Análisis de muestras humanas y experimentos en animales demuestran que la presencia de mutaciones en el gen p53 en sangre aumenta el riesgo de desarrollar aterosclerosis, la principal causa de enfermedad cardiovascular.
Research
16 Jan 2023

A CNIC study extends the understanding of how acquired mutations in blood cells act as a new cardiovascular risk factor

Cells use two mechanisms to detect force: one gradual and progressive mediated by newly identified large membrane depressions called dolines (left); the other abrupt, activated above a certain threshold, and mediated by minute membrane invaginations called caveolae (right).
Research
23 Dec 2022

A study published in Nature Cell Biology confirms that caveolae are essential for the mechanical responses of tissues subject to large mechanical forces (such as muscle, heart, blood vessels, and fat), whereas larger membrane depressions (termed 'dolines') are important for the response to weak or medium-strength forces

Las células senescentes (mostradas por luminiscencia) aparecieron en el hombro de ratón después de la lesión
Research
19 Dec 2022

The finding provides a basis for mitigating the loss of muscle regenerative capacity in elderly people and for improving muscle repair in young healthy people

Mercedes Ricote, María Piedad Menéndez-Gutiérrez,  Jesús Porcuna,  Ana Paredes, Vanessa Núñez e Irene Calero.
Research
15 Dec 2022

A CNIC team has shown that the  retinoid and unsaturated fatty acid sensor RXR is a key protein in the maintenance of a balanced production of the different types of blood cells

Fibroblasto embrionario murino Cav1KO (izquierda, sin caveolas) muestra un mayor reclutamiento de integrina beta 1 activa (magenta) en torno a bolitas recubiertas con fibronectina, en comparación con un fibroblasto embrionario murino Cav1WT (derecha, con caveolas).
Research
13 Dec 2022

A new study published in eLife shows that small cups or nanofolds on the cell membrane called caveolae, by limiting abrupt changes in membrane tension, regulate the number and activity of mechanical microsensors on the cell surface called integrins

Transverse heart sections from wild type mice (WT) and transgenic mice overexpressing beta-3 adrenergic receptor in cardiomyocytes (c-h3tg) after 3 months of aortic stenosis (transaortic constriction, TAC) or control (sham). Hypertrophy after TAC was less severe in the transgenic mice
Research
29 Nov 2022

The experimental study, led by researchers at the CNIC, shows that boosting the expression of this adrenalin receptor in heart cells improves mitochondrial function in the heart

About the CNIC
23 Aug 2022

The finding provides a basis for mitigating the loss of muscle regenerative capacity in elderly people

La Dra. Amelia Escolano
About the CNIC
9 Aug 2022

Dr. Amelia Escolano runs her own group in Philadelphia (USA) where she is an Assistant Professor at the Wistar Institute's Center for Vaccines and Immunotherapy

Embrión de ratón con el gen Hoxb1 expresado de forma normal (izquierda) y embrión de ratón donde se expresa fuera de lugar (derecha) por la acción de Oct4
Una cámara térmica muestra el efecto de la IL-12 sobre la grasa parda en ratón.
Research
9 Jun 2022

A study published in Hepatology demonstrates that the activation of thermogenesis in the livers of obese mice contributes to weight loss and improves diabetes symptoms