Marta Seco-Cervera

Marta Seco-Cervera
University of Valencia | UV · Department of Pharmacology

Biology

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July 2018 - September 2019
University of Valencia
Position
  • PostDoc Position
June 2012 - April 2015
Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Enfermedades Raras
Position
  • PhD Student

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Publications (34)
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Background: Fibrosis is a common complication of Crohn's disease (CD) in which macrophages play a central role. Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and the WNT pathway have been associated with fibrosis. We aim to analyse the relevance of the tissue microenvironment in macrophage phenotype and the EMT process. Methods: Intestinal surgical re...
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Intestinal epithelial cells (IECs) constitute a defensive physical barrier in mucosal tissues and their disruption is involved in the etiopathogenesis of several inflammatory pathologies, such as Ulcerative Colitis (UC). Recently, the succinate receptor SUCNR1 was associated with the activation of inflammatory pathways in several cell types, but li...
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Background Macrophages contribute to fibrosis by releasing different mediators and the pattern of secretion may vary depending on the surrounding environment. We previously described that the mRNA expression of IFNγ was significantly higher in intestinal samples from CD patients. Methods The aim of the present study is to analyze the role of IFNγ-...
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Background Crohn′s disease (CD) is often complicated by the appearance of intestinal stenosis (B2 behaviour) or fistulas (B3 behaviour), and the factors determining the pattern of disease and the etiology of these lesions, both associated with fibrosis and requiring surgery, are poorly defined. Our aim has been to detect transcriptomic alterations...
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Background Metabolomics is a recent technique that has bounced into Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) due to its capacity to elucidate specific metabolites involved in the pathology and changes in the metabolomic profile have been detected in urine, blood or feces from UC patients. G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) have been recently identified a...
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Background Crohn′s disease is a chronic inflammatory disorder of gastrointestinal tract that is classified into three different behaviours: the inflammatory (B1), the stenotic (B2) or the penetrating (B3). We pretend to identify differences in transcriptomic and non-long coding RNA expression profiles associated to damaged and no-damaged surgical i...
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Autoimmune and inflammatory-mediated disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), and Sjögren syndrome (SS), among others, are multifactorial complex diseases characterized by chronic inflammation and autoimmunity, which produce damage of target organ systems and as a consequence high rates of disability and como...
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Scoliosis is a three-dimensional (3D) structural deformity of the spine with a radiological lateral Cobb angle of ≥ 10°. Several classification systems exist, dividing different types regarding the age of onset or the type of etiology. The minority of cases are secondary to congenital, syndromic of neuromosucular diseases. Most of the cases are cla...
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Epigenetic alterations play a key role in the initiation, progression, and metastasis of cancer. Therefore, epigenetic marks and mechanisms are potential biomarkers for precision medicine in cancer. Considering the substantial role of the epigenetic alterations in DNA methylation, miRNA expression, and posttranslational modifications in histones in...
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Fibrosis is a pathophysiological process of wound repair that leads to the deposit of connective tissue in the extracellular matrix. This complication is mainly associated with different pathologies affecting several organs such as lung, liver, heart, kidney, and intestine. In this fibrotic process, macrophages play an important role since they can...
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The thioredoxin family consists of a small group of redox proteins present in all organisms and composed of thioredoxins (TRXs), glutaredoxins (GLRXs) and peroxiredoxins (PRDXs) which are found in the extracellular fluid, the cytoplasm, the mitochondria and in the nucleus with functions that include antioxidation, signaling and transcriptional cont...
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Mutations in DKC1, NOP10, and TINF2 genes, coding for proteins in telomerase and shelterin complexes, are responsible for diverse diseases known as telomeropathies and ribosomopathies, including dyskeratosis congenita (DC, ORPHA 1775). These genes contribute to the DC phenotype through mechanisms that are not completely understood. We previously de...
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: Oxidative stress is an imbalance between production and accumulation of oxygen reactive species and/or reactive nitrogen species in cells and tissues, and the capacity of detoxifying these products, using enzymatic and non-enzymatic components, such as glutathione. Oxidative stress plays roles in several pathological processes in the nervous syst...
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Autoimmune rheumatic diseases, such as Sjögren syndrome (SS) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA), are characterized by chronic inflammation and autoimmunity, which cause joint tissue damage and destruction by triggering reduced mobility and debilitation in patients with these diseases. Initiation and maintenance of chronic inflammatory stages account for...
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Background: Cell senescence constitutes a critical process to respond to a variety of insults and adverse circumstances. Senescence involves the detention of DNA replication and cell proliferation, and hence, genetic programs associated with DNA damage response, chromosome stability, chromatin rearrangement, epigenetic reprogramming, and cell cycl...
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Background: The study and identification of new biomarkers for periodontal disease, such as microRNAs (miRNAs), may give us more information about the location and severity of the disease and will serve as a basis for treatment planning and disease-monitoring. miRNAs are a group of small RNAs which are involved in gene regulation by binding to the...
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Friedreich’s ataxia (FRDA; OMIM 229300), an autosomal recessive neurodegenerative mitochondrial disease, is the most prevalent hereditary ataxia. In addition, FRDA patients have shown additional non-neurological features such as scoliosis, diabetes, and cardiac complications. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which is found in two thirds of patients at...
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Epigenetic modifications and regulators represent potential molecular elements which control relevant physiological and pathological features, thereby contributing to the natural history of human disease. These epigenetic modulators can be employed as disease biomarkers, since they show several advantages and provide information about gene function...
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MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are noncoding RNAs that contribute to gene expression modulation by regulating important cellular pathways. In this study, we used small RNA sequencing to identify a series of circulating miRNAs in blood samples taken from Friedreich’s ataxia patients. We were thus able to develop a miRNA biomarker signature to differentiate Frie...
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Loss of function of dyskerin (DKC1), NOP10 and TIN2 are responsible for different inheritance patterns of Dyskeratosis congenita (DC; ORPHA1775). They are key components of telomerase (DKC1 and NOP10) and shelterin (TIN2), and play an important role in telomere homeostasis. They participate in several fundamental cellular processes by contributing...
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Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is a rare peripheral neuropathy for which there is no specific treatment. Some forms of Charcot-Marie-Tooth are due to mutations in the GDAP1 gene. A striking feature of mutations in GDAP1 is that they have a variable clinical manifestation, according to disease onset and progression, histology and mode of inheritance. S...
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Sepsis, severe sepsis, and septic shock are among the leading causes of death worldwide and their incidence is constantly increasing. Despite early intervention in intensive care units (ICUs) mortality remains high. There is great interest in understanding the genetics and epigenetics of the host in response to infection because of two reasons: the...
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The telomerase complex and Telosome regulate, maintenance and repair telomeres. The telomerase complex is formed by complex of protein (TERT, Dyskerin, GAR, NHP2, NOP10) and nucleic acid (TERC) that together work as a reverse transcriptase. The Telosoma comprises a network of protein (TRF2, TRF1, TIN2, RAP1, TPP1 and POT1). Furthermore, dyskeratosi...
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Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) (ORPHA166) is the most frequent hereditary neuropathy. CMT is a heterogeneous group of disorders which, despite some variability in their clinical features, share the same general phenotype, usually characterized by wasting and weakness of distal limb muscles, decreased to absent deep tendon reflexes, distal sensor...
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Epigenetics is defined as the mitotically/meiotically heritable changes in gene expression that are not due to changes in the primary DNA sequence. Over recent years, growing evidence has suggested a link between redox metabolism and the control of epigenetic mechanisms. The effect of the redox control, oxidative stress, and glutathione (GSH) on th...
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One of the genes involved in Charcot–Marie–Tooth (CMT) disease, an inherited peripheral neuropathy, is GDAP1. In this work, we show that there is a true ortholog of this gene in Drosophila, which we have named Gdap1. By up- and down-regulation of Gdap1 in a tissue-specific manner, we show that altering its levels of expression produces changes in m...
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Lafora disease (LD, OMIM 254780, ORPHA501) is a fatal neurodegenerative disorder characterized by the presence of glycogen-like intracellular inclusions called Lafora bodies and caused, in the vast majority of cases, by mutations in either EPM2A or EPM2B genes, encoding respectively laforin and malin. In the last years, several reports have reveale...
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Werner Syndrome (WS, ICD-10 E34.8, ORPHA902) and Atypical Werner Syndrome (AWS, ICD-10 E34.8, ORPHA79474) are very rare inherited syndromes characterized by premature aging. While approximately 90% of WS individuals have any of a range of mutations in theWRN gene, there exists a clinical subgroup in which the mutation occurs in the LMNA/C gene in h...
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Thioredoxin 1, Trx1 is a key regulator of cellular redox balance and participates in cellular signaling events. Recent evidence in yeast indicates that members of the Trx family interact with the 20 S proteasome, indicating redox regulation of proteasome activity. However, there is little information about the interrelationship of Trx proteins with...

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I've been using actin protein like housekeeping protein in my western-blot. When I use it with fibroblast cells from mice there were no problems, but I tried with muscle samples and I saw more than one band or nothing. I used mouse and rabbit antibodies. Is it normal see that? Could someone help me or explain to me what is happening?

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To search for biomarkers in Friedreich's ataxia