Ana Alonso

Hospital Rey Juan Carlos - Madrid, Madrid, Madrid, Spain

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    ABSTRACT: To assess variability in the use of Tomita and modified Bauer scores in spine metastases. Clinical data and imaging from 90 patients with biopsy-proven spinal metastases, were provided to 83 specialists from 44 hospitals. Spinal levels involved and the Tomita and modified Bauer scores for each case were determined twice by each clinician, with a minimum of 6weeks interval. Clinicians were blinded to every evaluation. Kappa statistic was used to assess intra and inter-observer agreement. Subgroup analyses were performed according to clinicians' specialty (medical oncology, neurosurgery radiology, orthopedic surgery and radiation oncology), years of experience (⩽7, 8-13, ⩾14), and type of hospital (four levels). For metastases identification, intra-observer agreement was "substantial" (0.60<k<0.80) at sacrum, and "almost perfect" (k>0.80) at the other levels. Inter-observer agreement was "almost perfect" at lumbar spine, and "substantial" at the other levels. Intra-observer agreement for the Tomita and Bauer scores was almost perfect. Inter-observer agreement was almost perfect for the Tomita score and substantial for the Bauer one. Results were similar across specialties, years of experience and type of hospital. Agreement in the assessment of metastatic spine disease is high. These scoring systems can improve communication among clinicians involved in oncology care. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
    Radiotherapy and Oncology 04/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.radonc.2015.03.016 · 4.86 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: the aim of this study was to determine the certainty of non-echo-planar imaging diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (non-EPI DW MRI) in the diagnosis of primary and recurrent cholesteatoma in patients with clinical suspicion of cholesteatoma, assessing the sensitivity and specificity of the test in both groups.
    Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española 02/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.otorri.2014.07.006
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    ABSTRACT: Metabolic reprogramming strategies focus on the normalization of metabolism of cancer cells and constitute promising targets for cancer treatment. Here we demonstrate that the glucose transporter 4 (GLUT4) has a prominent role in basal glucose uptake in MCF7 and MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells. We show that shRNA-mediated down-regulation of GLUT4 diminishes glucose uptake and induces metabolic reprogramming by reallocating metabolic flux to oxidative phosphorylation. This reallocation is reflected on an increased activity of the mitochondrial oxidation of pyruvate and lower lactate release. Altogether, GLUT4 inhibition compromises cell proliferation and critically affects cell viability under hypoxic conditions, providing proof-of-principle for the feasibility of using pharmacological approaches to inhibit GLUT4 in order to induce metabolic reprogramming in vivo in breast cancer models. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
    Journal of Cellular Physiology 01/2015; 230(1). DOI:10.1002/jcp.24698 · 3.87 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: To evaluate antidiabetic and anti-inflammatory effects of resveratrol on the ovarian response to controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH) in obesity-related infertility. Experimental. University laboratory. Sixteen female ob/ob mice and 16 female C57BL/6J mice undergoing COH. Wild-type placebo group; wild-type resveratrol group; ob/ob mice placebo group; ob/ob mice resveratrol group. Resveratrol 3.75 mg/kg daily for 20 days and undergoing COH protocol. Body and reproductive system weight, food intake, fasting blood glucose, plasma insulin and T levels, and Homeostatic Index of Insulin Resistance; interleukin-6 and tumor necrosis factor-α levels in adipose tissue by Western blot; assessment of quality and quantity of oocytes retrieved; and quantitative analysis of ovarian follicles. Plasma insulin and T levels decreased and Homeostatic Index of Insulin Resistance improved in ob/ob mice treated with resveratrol. Interleukin-6 and tumor necrosis factor-α levels were significantly reverted back to near normalcy after resveratrol treatment in obese mice. Administration of resveratrol resulted in a significantly higher number of oocytes collected in wild-type mice. The number of primary, growing, preovulatory, and atretic follicles was found to be decreased in the group of obese mice treated with resveratrol when compared with the obese control group. Resveratrol administration could exert benefits against loss of ovarian follicles, and these actions may be mediated, at least in part, via anti-inflammatory, insulin-sensitizing, and antihyperandrogenism effects. These observations further validate the therapeutic potential of resveratrol to preserve ovarian reserve in conditions associated with obesity. Our results suggest the possible clinical use of resveratrol to enhance the ovarian response to COH in normal-weight females. Copyright © 2014 American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
    Fertility and Sterility 11/2014; 103(2). DOI:10.1016/j.fertnstert.2014.10.034 · 4.59 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Menopause leads to a decrease in estrogen production that increases central insulin resistance, contributing to the development of neurodegenerative diseases. We have evaluated the influence of aging and estradiol or genistein treatments on some key stages of the insulin signaling pathway in the cerebral cortex. Young and aged female Wistar rats were ovariectomized and treated acutely with 17β-estradiol (1.4μg/kg body weight), two doses of genistein (10 or 40mg/kg body weight), or vehicle. The cortical expression of several key insulin signaling pathway components was analyzed by western blotting. Our results showed an age-related deterioration in the interactions between the regulatory subunit of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (p85α) and the activated form of insulin receptor substrate 1 (p-IRS1tyr612), as well as between p85α and the 46kDa isoform of the estrogen receptor α (ERα46). Moreover, aging also decreased the translocation of glucose transporter-4 (GLUT4) to the plasma membrane. 17β-estradiol but not genistein reduced the negative impact of aging on central insulin sensitivity by favoring this GLUT4 translocation, and therefore could be neuroprotective against the associated neurodegenerative diseases. However, protein kinase B (Akt) activation by genistein suggests other possible mechanisms are involved in the neuroprotective effects of this phytoestrogen during the aging process.
    Experimental Gerontology 07/2014; 58. DOI:10.1016/j.exger.2014.07.018 · 3.53 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The objective of this study was to assess the association between severe disc degeneration (DD) and low back pain (LBP). A case-control study was conducted with 304 subjects, aged 35-50, recruited in routine clinical practice across six hospitals; 240 cases (chronic LBP patients with a median pain duration of 46 months) and 64 controls (asymptomatic subjects without any lifetime history of significant LBP). The following variables were assessed once, using previously validated methods: gender, age, body mass index (BMI), lifetime smoking exposure, degree of physical activity, severity of LBP, disability, and findings on magnetic resonance (MRI) (disc degeneration, Modic changes (MC), disc protrusion/hernia, annular tears, spinal stenosis, and spondylolisthesis). Radiologists who interpreted MRI were blinded to the subjects' characteristics. A multivariate logistic regression model assessed the association between severe DD and chronic LBP, adjusting for gender, age, BMI, physical activity, MC, disc protrusion/hernia, and spinal stenosis. Severe DD at ≥1 level was found in 46.9 % of the controls and 65.8 % of the cases. Crude odds ratio (95 % CI), for suffering chronic LBP when having severe DD, was 2.06 (1.05; 4.06). After adjusting for "MC" and "disc protrusion/hernia," it was 1.81 (0.81; 4.05). The association between severe DD and LBP ceases to be significant when adjusted for MC and disc protrusion/hernia. These results do not support that DD as a major cause of chronic LBP.
    Neuroradiology 11/2013; 56(1). DOI:10.1007/s00234-013-1294-y · 2.37 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Estrogens are not only critical for sexual differentiation it is well-known for the role of 17β-estradiol (E2) in the adult brain modulating memory, learning, mood and acts as a neuroprotector. E2 exerts its actions through two classical receptors: estrogen receptor alpha (ERα) and estrogen receptor beta (ERβ). The distribution of both receptors changes from one brain area to another, E2 being able to modulate their expression. Among the classical features of aging in humans, we find cognitive impairment, dementia, memory loss, etc. As estrogen levels change with age, especially in females, it is important to know the effects of low E2 levels on ERα distribution; results from previous studies are controversial regarding this issue. In the present work, we have studied the effects of long-term E2 depletion as well as the ones of E2 treatment on ERα brain distribution of ovariectomized rats along aging in the diencephalon and in the telencephalon. We have found that ovariectomy causes downregulation and affects subcellular localization of ERα expression during aging, meanwhile prolonged estrogen treatment produces upregulation and overexpression of the receptor levels. Our results support the idea of the region-specific neuroprotection mechanisms mediated by estradiol.
    Age 06/2013; 35:821-837. DOI:10.1007/s11357-012-9415-9 · 3.45 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Aging is associated with decreased insulin sensitivity and impaired cerebral glucose homeostasis. These changes increase neural sensitivity to metabolic damage contributing to cognitive decline, being the decrease in plasma estrogen following menopause one of the main factors involved in aged females. Phytoestrogens as genistein are structurally similar to 17β-estradiol, bind to estrogen receptors, and can evoke both estrogenic and anti-estrogenic effects. Estrogens and phytoestrogens have neuroprotective potential, but the physiological mechanisms are not fully understood. Young and aged female Wistar rats were ovariectomized and treated acutely with 17β-estradiol (1.4μg/kg body weight), genistein (10 or 40mg/kg body weight), or vehicle. Cortical expression of glucose transporter-3 (GLUT-3) and -4 (GLUT-4), cytochrome c oxidase (CO), estrogen receptor-α (ERα) and -β (ERβ) was measured by Western blotting. There was an age-related decline in GLUT-4, CO and ERβ levels. Both drugs, estradiol and genistein, were able to reverse GLUT-3 downregulation in the cortex following late ovariectomy. However, genistein was the only treatment able to restore completely GLUT-4 levels in aged rats. In contrast, estradiol was more potent than genistein at increasing CO, a marker of cerebral oxidative metabolism. As regards ER levels, estradiol increased the ERα67 quantity diminished by late ovariectomy, while genistein did the same with the other ERα isoform, ERα46, highlighting drug-specific differences in expression changes for both isoforms. On the other hand, no treatment-related differences were found regarding ERβ levels. Therefore, genistein like estradiol could be suitable treatments against cortical metabolic dysfunction caused by aging. These treatments may hold promise as neuroprotective strategies against diabetes and age-related neurodegenerative diseases.
    Experimental gerontology 02/2013; DOI:10.1016/j.exger.2013.02.010 · 3.53 Impact Factor
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    Spine 06/2012; 37(13):1184. · 2.45 Impact Factor
  • Spine 04/2012; DOI:10.1097/BRS.0b013e318256f0db · 2.45 Impact Factor
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    Radiology 04/2012; 263(1):310-1. DOI:10.1148/radiol.12112548 · 6.21 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Postmenopausal women have an elevated risk of developing a neurodegenerative disease. These clinical observation supported by basic research, suggest that estrogens are neuroprotective. Insulin resistance represents an independent factor in the etiology of age-associated disease and metabolic syndrome should be considered as a contributing factor to the higher post-menopausal vulnerability to neurological disorders. Elucidating the relationship between insulin resistance associated with aging in females, and the cross-talk between estradiol, insulin, and insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1) signaling pathways, will lead to a more complete understanding of the mechanism underlying estradiol-mediated neuroprotection. In past decades, estrogen replacement therapy (ERT) was commonly used as a palliative therapy during menopause, but the mid-term and long-term effects of estrogen as possible promoters of breast cancer and the increased risk of coronary illness or stroke, has limited current usage. A deeper understanding of the molecular mechanisms common to all forms of neurodegenerative diseases may hasten the development of protective strategies against chronic age-related deterioration and acute illness, ultimately providing a better quality of life for the elderly.
    Frontiers in bioscience (Elite edition) 01/2012; 4(1):607-19. DOI:10.2741/E403
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    ABSTRACT: : Finding variables that predict decline or stability in persons with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) is an important step in identifying subjects in prodromal stages of dementia. This study tests a clinical observation suggesting that aMCI cases with better-preserved recognition skills, despite similar delayed recall deficits, are more likely to remain functionally stable. : A cohort of 210 cases with aMCI, diagnosed with standardized criteria that had been followed up for 48 ± 12 months (range: 36-100), were divided into two groups according to their initial recognition memory discrimination index (DI) on the Hopkins Verbal Learning Test (DI ≥ or <8). We compared the two groups according to demographic and neuropsychological variables, cerebral small vessel disease, and outcome (progression to dementia versus stability as aMCI). : Thirty-seven percent progressed to dementia. In the group with the higher DI scores (n = 107), only 21.5% of the cases converted, compared with 52.4% of lower scorers (n = 103; Fisher's test: p < 0.0001). Progression to dementia occurred significantly later in cases with higher DI (50 ± 17 versus 26 ± 11 months in cases with impaired DI, Mann-Whitney test, U statistic = 1092.5, p < 0.0001). The group with lower DI showed a threefold-increased rate of progression to dementia. A multivariate regression model revealed DI, delayed recall, age, and family history of dementia as the strongest predictors of dementia, in this order. : The aMCI patients with better-preserved recognition at baseline have a more benign prognosis. Detection of these cases may aid in isolating other aMCI cases that are already in prodromal stages of AD and in selecting more homogeneous groups for clinical trials.
    The American journal of geriatric psychiatry: official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry 09/2011; 20(10):827-35. DOI:10.1097/JGP.0b013e31823038c6 · 3.52 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Conflicting reports exist regarding the prevalence of Modic changes among low back pain (LBP) patients and factors associated with their existence. To assess the prevalence of Modic changes and other findings on lumbar magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) among Spanish adult chronic LBP patients and the patient characteristics and radiological findings associated with Modic changes. A cross-sectional imaging study among chronic LBP patients. Four hundred eighty-seven patients (263 women and 224 men) undergoing lumbar spine MRI examination for chronic LBP. Gender, age, body mass index (BMI), lifetime smoking exposure, degree of physical activity, and image features (disc degeneration, type and extension of Modic changes, disc contour, annular tears, spinal stenosis, and spondylolisthesis). Ten radiologists from six hospitals across six cities in Spain consecutively recruited adult patients in whom lumbar MRI had been prescribed for LBP lasting ≥3 months. Patients' characteristics and imaging findings were assessed through previously validated instruments. A multivariate logistic regression model was developed to assess the features associated with Modic changes. Modic changes were found in 81% of the patients. The most common was Type II (51.3%), affecting only the end plate. Variables associated with Type I changes were disc contour abnormalities, spondylolisthesis, and disc degeneration. The same variables were associated with a higher risk of Type II or any type of Modic changes, as well as being male, and having a higher BMI. Modic changes are found in 81% (95% confidence interval, 77-85) of adult Spanish patients in whom an MRI is prescribed for chronic LBP. Modic changes are more likely to be found in males with a high BMI, who also show disc contour abnormalities, spondylolisthesis, or disc degeneration.
    The spine journal: official journal of the North American Spine Society 05/2011; 11(5):402-11. DOI:10.1016/j.spinee.2011.03.019 · 2.80 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Evaluate the effect of diet, physical exercise, and a daily oral intake of a soy isoflavones extract (Fisiogen(®)) contained 200 mg of Glycine max, which corresponded to 80 mg of isoflavone (60.8 mg of genistein, 16 mg of daidzein and 3.2 mg of glicitein) on leptin and other adipokines plasma levels in healthy obese postmenopausal women. A multicentric randomized longitudinal prospective cohort study was conducted in a sample of 87 healthy obese postmenopausal women. Patients were randomly assigned to a 1200 kcal diet and exercise group (control group) or a group of 1200 kcal diet, exercise, and daily oral intake of daily oral intake of a soy isoflavones extract (Fisiogen(®)) contained 200 mg of Glycine max, which corresponded to 80 mg of isoflavone (60.8 mg of genistein, 16 mg of daidzein and 3.2 mg of glicitein) (soy isoflavones group) along 6 months. Main outcome measures were: anthropometric measures, body composition, leptin, adiponectin, TNF-alpha, homocysteine, C-reactive protein, glucose, insulin, lipid profile and oestradiol serum levels, Kupperman index and Cervantes Scale. Mean serum leptin and TNF-alpha levels declined after 6 months in both groups of the study, but only women in the soy isoflavones group showed a significant increase of mean serum levels of adiponectin. Diet, physical exercise and daily oral intake of a soy isoflavones extract (Fisiogen(®)) contained 200 mg of Glycine max, which corresponded to 80 mg of isoflavone (60.8 mg of genistein, 16 mg of daidzein and 3.2 mg of glicitein) have a beneficial effect on serum leptin, adiponectin and TNF-α in healthy obese postmenopausal women after 6 months of treatment.
    Phytomedicine: international journal of phytotherapy and phytopharmacology 02/2011; 18(4):245-50. DOI:10.1016/j.phymed.2010.07.011 · 2.88 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis IPLA R1 and Bifidobacterium longum IPLA E44 strains were tested for their safety and ability to modulate the intestinal microbiota in vivo. Chemically simulated gastrointestinal digestion showed considerably lower survival of E44 than R1 strain, the first microorganism also being more sensitive to refrigerated storage in 10% skimmed milk at 4°C. Harmful glycosidic activities were absent, or at low levels, in the strains R1 and E44. Both strains were sensitive to most antibiotics and resistant to aminoglycosides, a common feature in bifidobacteria. Similar to several other bifidobacteria strains, B. animalis subsp. lactis IPLA R1 displayed a moderate resistance against tetracycline which correlated with the presence of tet(W) gene in its genome. The general parameters indicating well-being status, as well as translocation to different organs and histological examination of the gut tissues, revealed no changes induced by the administration of bifidobacteria to rats. Twelve-week-old male Wistar rats were distributed into three groups, eight rats in each. Two groups were administered daily over 10⁸cfu of the corresponding strain suspended in 10% skimmed milk for 24 days, whereas rats in the placebo group received skimmed milk without microorganisms added. The microbiota and short chain fatty acids (SCFA) were monitored in faeces at different time points during treatment and in caecum content at the end of the assay. Quantitative PCR (qPCR) showed that faecal and caecal Bifidobacterium levels were higher in bifidobacteria-fed rats than in the placebo rats at the end of the intervention, whereas total anaerobic plate counts did not show significant differences. Quantification of B. animalis and B. longum by qPCR showed that, independent of the microorganism administered, treatment with bifidobacteria resulted in higher levels of B. animalis in the caecum. PCR-DGGE analysis of microbial populations revealed a higher diversity of bands in caecum content of rats fed B. animalis IPLA R1 than in the placebo group and rats fed B. longum IPLA E44. Remarkably, although no variations in the proportion of acetate, propionate and butyrate were found, at the end of the assay the total SCFA concentration in the faeces of rats fed bifidobacteria was significantly higher and those in caecum content significantly lower, than that of the placebo group. This suggests a displacement of the SCFA production to parts of the colon beyond the caecum in rats receiving bifidobacteria. Therefore, the oral administration of B. animalis IPLA R1 and B. longum E44 can be considered safe, these microorganisms having the ability to modulate the intestinal microbiota of rats by influencing SCFA and the bifidobacterial population levels.
    International journal of food microbiology 11/2010; 144(3):342-51. DOI:10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2010.10.016 · 3.16 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Aging is characterized by decline in metabolic function and insulin resistance, and both seem to be in the basis of neurodegenerative diseases and cognitive dysfunction. Estrogens prevent age-related changes, and phytoestrogens influence learning and memory. Our hypothesis was that estradiol and genistein, using rapid-action mechanisms, are able to modify insulin sensitivity, process of learning, and spatial memory. Young and aged ovariectomized rats received acute treatment with estradiol or genistein. Aged animals were more insulin-resistant than young. In each age, estradiol and genistein-treated animals were less insulin-resistant than the others, except in the case of young animals treated with high doses of genistein. In aged rats, no differences between groups were found in spatial memory test, showing a poor performance in the water maze task. However, young females treated with estradiol or high doses of genistein performed well in spatial memory task like the control group. Only rats treated with high doses of genistein showed an optimal spatial memory similar to the control group. Conversely, acute treatment with high doses of phytoestrogens improved spatial memory consolidation only in young rats, supporting the critical period hypothesis for the beneficial effects of estrogens on memory. Therefore, genistein treatment seems to be suitable treatment in aged rats in order to prevent insulin resistance but not memory decline associated with aging. Acute genistein treatment is not effective to restore insulin resistance associated to the early loss of ovarian function, although it can be useful to improve memory deficits in this condition.
    Age 05/2010; 32(4):421-34. DOI:10.1007/s11357-010-9148-6 · 3.45 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether a standard dose of 40 mg of soy isoflavones prescribed in routine clinical practice for treatment of menopausal symptoms has some influence on glucose homeostasis in postmenopausal women with insulin resistance (IR). A total of 116 postmenopausal women with IR were randomly assigned to a group of Mediterranean diet and physical exercise (control group) or a group of Mediterranean diet, physical exercise, and daily oral ingestion of 40 mg of soy isoflavones (soy isoflavones group). Anthropometric measures, Kupperman Index values, Cervantes Scale score, and blood samples for glucose, insulin, lipid profile, creatinine, uric acid, homocysteine, folic acid, vitamin B12, selenium, and estradiol were determined at baseline and at intervals of 6, 12, 18, and 24 months. Mean homeostasis model assessment of IR (HOMA-IR) values remained unchanged from the baseline in the control group but steadily decreased in the soy isoflavones group at 6 months (P = 0.042). There were no statistically significant differences between both groups in mean HOMA-IR scores at baseline, but statistically significantly lower values were found in the soy isoflavones group at 6 months (P = 0.009), 12 months (P = 0.011), 18 months (P = 0.018), and 24 months (P = 0.012). Changes in HOMA-IR values were also clearly related to body mass index (P < 0.001), abdominal circumference (P < 0.001), and treatment (P = 0.044) when a linear regression analysis was carried out. Daily intake of 40 mg of soy isoflavones together with a Mediterranean diet and exercise reduced IR in postmenopausal women who had IR in the first place. It was significantly better than lifestyle changes alone. If corroborated, this may be a useful intervention for these women.
    Menopause (New York, N.Y.) 03/2010; 17(2):372-8. DOI:10.1097/gme.0b013e3181ba56fa · 2.81 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The objective of this study was to evaluate whether there is a relation between serum selenium levels and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in overweight and obese postmenopausal women. A cross-sectional study was carried out in 104 overweight and obese postmenopausal women attending a gynaecological clinic for their annual gynaecological examination. Age, anthropometric parameters, educational level, smoking habits, serum glucose, insulin, lipid profile, C-reactive protein, folic acid, vitamin B12, homocysteine and selenium levels were determined, and the Cervantes Scale was used to evaluate HRQoL. Serum selenium mean value levels were similar in the different groups of HRQoL and there were no differences in the four domains of the Cervantes Scale. When women were classified according to serum selenium tertiles, higher levels of serum cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDLc) and triglycerides were found in women in the lowest serum selenium tertile. In overweight and obese postmenopausal women, serum selenium level is not related to HRQoL but higher levels of cholesterol, LDLc and triglyceride values were detected in women in the lowest serum selenium tertile.
    Menopause International 12/2009; 15(4):144-9. DOI:10.1258/mi.2009.009036
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    ABSTRACT: Maternal metabolic adaptations are essential to ensure proper fetal development. According to changes in insulin sensitivity, pregnancy can be divided into two periods: early pregnancy, characterized by an increase in maternal insulin sensitivity, and late pregnancy, in which there is a significant increase in insulin resistance. The aims of the present work were two-fold: firstly, the molecular mechanisms associated with the development of pregnancy-related insulin resistance in peripheral tissues, mainly retroperitoneal adipose tissue and skeletal muscle, were studied in pregnant rats at 6, 11, and 16 days gestation. Secondly, the role of 17beta-estradiol in this process was elucidated in an animal model consisting of ovariectomized rats treated with 17beta-estradiol to mimic plasma gestational levels. The results support the conclusion that retroperitoneal adipose tissue plays a pivotal role in the decrease in insulin sensitivity during pregnancy, through a mechanism that involves p85 alpha redistribution to the insulin receptor and impairment of Glut4 translocation to the plasma membrane. Treatment with 17beta-estradiol did not reproduce the molecular adaptations that occur during pregnancy, suggesting that other hormonal factors presents in gestation but absent in our experimental model are responsible for p85 alpha redistribution to the insulin receptor.
    The Journal of steroid biochemistry and molecular biology 06/2009; 116(3-5):160-70. DOI:10.1016/j.jsbmb.2009.05.010 · 4.05 Impact Factor

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297 Citations
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Institutions

  • 2015
    • Hospital Rey Juan Carlos - Madrid
      Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  • 2005–2014
    • University of Oviedo
      • • Department of Functional Biology
      • • Department of Cell Biology and Morphology
      Oviedo, Asturias, Spain
  • 2011–2013
    • Fundación Jiménez Díaz
      Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  • 2009
    • Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias
      Oviedo, Asturias, Spain