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Teresa Ezponda Itoiz
Publicaciones científicas más recientes (desde 2010)
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Autores: Berastegui Zufiaurre, Nerea; Ainciburu Fernandez, Marina; Alfonso Piérola, Ana; et al.
Revista: HAEMATOLOGICA
ISSN   0390-6078  Vol.   106    10 s2  2021  págs.   99 - 100
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Autores: Díaz Mazquiaran, Aintzane; de la Fuente Cedeño, J.; SERRANO SANZ, Guillermo; et al.
Revista: HAEMATOLOGICA
ISSN   0390-6078  Vol.   106    10 s2  2021  págs.   100 - 101
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Autores: Carrasco Leon, Arantxa; Ezponda Itoiz, Teresa; Meydan, C.; et al.
Revista: LEUKEMIA
ISSN   0887-6924  Vol.   35    5  2021  págs.   1438 - 1450
Multiple myeloma (MM) is an incurable disease, whose clinical heterogeneity makes its management challenging, highlighting the need for biological features to guide improved therapies. Deregulation of specific long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) has been shown in MM, nevertheless, the complete lncRNA transcriptome has not yet been elucidated. In this work, we identified 40,511 novel lncRNAs in MM samples. lncRNAs accounted for 82% of the MM transcriptome and were more heterogeneously expressed than coding genes. A total of 10,351 overexpressed and 9,535 downregulated lncRNAs were identified in MM patients when compared with normal bone-marrow plasma cells. Transcriptional dynamics study of lncRNAs in the context of normal B-cell maturation revealed 989 lncRNAs with exclusive expression in MM, among which 89 showed de novo epigenomic activation. Knockdown studies on one of these lncRNAs, SMILO (specific myeloma intergenic long non-coding RNA), resulted in reduced proliferation and induction of apoptosis of MM cells, and activation of the interferon pathway. We also showed that the expression of lncRNAs, together with clinical and genetic risk alterations, stratified MM patients into several progression-free survival and overall survival groups. In summary, our global analysis of the lncRNAs transcriptome reveals the presence of specific lncRNAs associated with the biological and clinical behavior of the disease.
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Autores: Palacios Berraquero, María Luisa; Berastegui Zufiaurre, Nerea; Burgos Rodríguez, Leire; et al.
Revista: HAEMATOLOGICA
ISSN   0390-6078  Vol.   106    10 s2  2021  págs.   260 - 260
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Autores: Ainciburu Fernandez, Marina; Ezponda Itoiz, Teresa; Berastegui Zufiaurre, Nerea; et al.
Revista: HAEMATOLOGICA
ISSN   0390-6078  Vol.   106    10 s2  2021  págs.   119 - 119
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Autores: Molero, A.; Gallur, L.; Tatón-Vega, B.; et al.
Revista: HAEMATOLOGICA
ISSN   0390-6078  Vol.   106    10 s2  2021  págs.   241 - 242
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Autores: Jiménez Solas, T.; Muntion Olave, S.; López, F.; et al.
Revista: LEUKEMIA RESEARCH
ISSN   0145-2126  Vol.   108  2021  págs.   S39 - S39
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Autores: Molero, A.; Gallur, L.; Tazón-Vega, B.; et al.
Revista: LEUKEMIA RESEARCH
ISSN   0145-2126  Vol.   108  2021  págs.   S35 - S36
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Autores: Molero, A.; Tazón-Vega, B.; Gallur, L.; et al.
Revista: HAEMATOLOGICA
ISSN   0390-6078  Vol.   106    10 s2  2021  págs.   240 - 241
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Autores: Molero, A.; Tazón-Vega, B.; Gallur, L.; et al.
Revista: LEUKEMIA RESEARCH
ISSN   0145-2126  Vol.   108  2021  págs.   S34 - S35
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Autores: Ordóñez Ciriza, Raquel; Kulis, M.; Russiñol, N.; et al.
Revista: GENOME RESEARCH
ISSN   1088-9051  Vol.   30    9  2020  págs.   1217 - 1227
Multiple myeloma (MM) is a plasma cell neoplasm associated with a broad variety of genetic lesions. In spite of this genetic heterogeneity, MMs share a characteristic malignant phenotype whose underlying molecular basis remains poorly characterized. In the present study, we examined plasma cells from MM using a multi-epigenomics approach and demonstrated that, when compared to normal B cells, malignant plasma cells showed an extensive activation of regulatory elements, in part affecting coregulated adjacent genes. Among target genes up-regulated by this process, we found members of the NOTCH, NF-kB, MTOR signaling, and TP53 signaling pathways. Other activated genes included sets involved in osteoblast differentiation and response to oxidative stress, all of which have been shown to be associated with the MM phenotype and clinical behavior. We functionally characterized MM-specific active distant enhancers controlling the expression of thioredoxin (TXN), a major regulator of cellular redox status and, in addition, identified PRDM5 as a novel essential gene for MM. Collectively, our data indicate that aberrant chromatin activation is a unifying feature underlying the malignant plasma cell phenotype.
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Autores: Ezponda Itoiz, Teresa; Romero Riojas, Juan Pablo; Ainciburu Fernandez, Marina; et al.
Revista: HAEMATOLOGICA
ISSN   0390-6078  Vol.   104  2019  págs.   88 - 88
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Autores: Carrasco Leon, Arantxa; Ezponda Itoiz, Teresa; Meydan, C.; et al.
Revista: HAEMATOLOGICA
ISSN   0390-6078  Vol.   104  2019  págs.   11 - 11
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Autores: Carrasco-Leon, A. ; Ezponda Itoiz, Teresa; Meydan, C. ; et al.
Revista: CLINICAL LYMPHOMA MYELOMA AND LEUKEMIA
ISSN   2152-2650  Vol.   19    10  2019  págs.   E354 - E355
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Autores: Garitano Trojaola, Andoni; San José Enériz, Edurne; Ezponda Itoiz, Teresa; et al.
Revista: ONCOTARGET
ISSN   1949-2553  Vol.   9    16  2018  págs.   12842 - 12852
Long Non-Coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are functional RNAs longer than 200 nucleotides in length. Several lncRNAs are involved in cell proliferation and are deregulated in several human tumors. Few lncRNAs have been described to play a role in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). In this study, we carried out a genome wide lncRNA expression profiling in ALL samples and peripheral blood samples obtained from healthy donors. We detected 43 lncRNAs that were aberrantly expressed in ALL. Interestingly, among them, linc-PINT showed a significant downregulation in T and B-ALL. Re-expression of linc-PINT in ALL cells induced inhibition of leukemic cell growth that was associated with apoptosis induction and cell cycle arrest in G2/M phase. linc-PINT induced the transcription of HMOX1 which reduced the viability of ALL cells. Intriguingly, we observed that treatment with anti-tumoral epigenetic drugs like LBH-589 (Panobinostat) and Curcumin induced the expression of linc-PINT and HMOX1 in ALL. These results indicate that the downregulation of linc-PINT plays a relevant role in the pathogenesis of ALL, and linc-PINT re-expression may be one of the mechanisms exerted by epigenetic drugs to reduce cell proliferation in ALL.
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Autores: Dupere-Richer, D.; Li, J. P. ; Maji, S. ; et al.
Revista: BLOOD
ISSN   0006-4971  Vol.   132    Supl. 1  2018 
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Autores: Martinez-Terroba, E.; Ezponda Itoiz, Teresa; Bértolo Martín de Rosales, Cristina María; et al.
Revista: LABORATORY INVESTIGATION
ISSN   0023-6837  Vol.   98    12  2018  págs.   1562 - 1574
In recent years, the relevance of RNA metabolism has been increasingly recognized in a variety of diseases. Modifications in the levels of RNA-binding proteins elicit changes in the expression of cancer-related genes. Here we evaluate whether SRSF1 regulates the expression of DNA repair genes, and whether this regulation has a relevant role in lung carcinogenesis. An in silico analysis was performed to evaluate the association between the expression of SRSF1 and DNA repair genes. In vitro functional analyses were conducted in SRSF1 or DNA ligase 1 (LIG1)-downregulated non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cell lines. In addition, the prognostic value of LIG1 was evaluated in NSCLC patients by immunohistochemistry. We found a significant correlation between the DNA repair gene LIG1 and SRSF1 in NSCLC cell lines. Moreover, SRSF1 binds to LIG1 mRNA and regulates its expression by increasing its mRNA stability and enhancing its translation in an mTOR-dependent manner. Furthermore, siRNA-mediated LIG1 inhibition reduced proliferation and increased apoptosis of NSCLC cells. Finally, the expression of LIG1 was an independent prognostic factor for NSCLC, as confirmed in a series of 210 patients. These results show that LIG1 is regulated by the oncoprotein SRSF1 and plays a relevant role in lung cancer cell proliferation and progression. LIG1 is associated with poor prognosis in non-small lung cancer patients.
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Autores: Ordóñez Ciriza, Raquel; Kulis, M.; Russinol, N.; et al.
Revista: HAEMATOLOGICA-THE HEMATOLOGY JOURNAL
ISSN   0390-6078  Vol.   102    Supl. 4  2017  págs.   11 - 12
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Autores: Carrasco, A.; Ezponda Itoiz, Teresa; Meydan, C.; et al.
Revista: HAEMATOLOGICA-THE HEMATOLOGY JOURNAL
ISSN   0390-6078  Vol.   102    Supl. 4  2017  págs.   10
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Autores: Carrasco Leon, Arantxa; Ezponda Itoiz, Teresa; Meydan, C.; et al.
Revista: HAEMATOLOGICA
ISSN   0390-6078  Vol.   102    Supl. 2  2017  págs.   502 - 502
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Autores: Ordonez, R.; Kulis, M.; Russinol, N.; et al.
Revista: HAEMATOLOGICA-THE HEMATOLOGY JOURNAL
ISSN   0390-6078  Vol.   102    Supl. 2  2017  págs.   104 - 105
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Autores: Pajares Villandiego, María José; Agorreta Arrazubi, Jackeline; Larrayoz Ilundain, Marta; et al.
Revista: Journal of Clinical Oncology
ISSN   0732-183X  Vol.   30    10  2012  págs.   1129 - 1136
Purpose: Antiangiogenic therapies targeting the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) pathway have yielded more modest clinical benefit to patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) than initially expected. Clinical data suggest a distinct biologic role of the VEGF pathway in the different histologic subtypes of lung cancer. To clarify the influence of histologic differentiation in the prognostic relevance of VEGF-mediated signaling in NSCLC, we performed a concomitant analysis of the expression of three key elements of the VEGF pathway in the earliest stages of the following two principal histologic subtypes: squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and adenocarcinoma (ADC). Patients and Methods: We evaluated tumor cell expression of VEGF, VEGF receptor (VEGFR) 1, and VEGFR2 using automatic immunostaining in a series of 298 patients with early-stage NSCLC recruited as part of the multicenter European Early Lung Cancer Detection Group project. A score measuring the VEGF signaling pathway was calculated by adding the tumor cell expression value of VEGF and its two receptors. The results were validated in two additional independent cohorts of patients with NSCLC. Results: The combination of high VEGF, VEGFR1, and VEGFR2 protein expression was associated with lower risk of disease progression in early SCC (univariate analysis, P = .008; multivariate analysis, hazard ratio, 0.62; 95% CI, 0.42 to 0.92; P = .02). The results were validated in two independent patient cohorts, confirming the favorable prognostic value of high VEGF signaling score in early lung SCC. Conclusion: Our results clearly indicate that the combination of high expression of the three key elements in the VEGF pathway is associated with a good prognosis in patients with early SCC but not in patients with ADC.
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Autores: Pio Osés, Rubén (Autor de correspondencia); Blanco Barrenechea, David; Pajares Villandiego, María José; et al.
Revista: BMC GENOMICS
ISSN   1471-2164  Vol.   11  2010  págs.   352
Background: Microarrays strategies, which allow for the characterization of thousands of alternative splice forms in a single test, can be applied to identify differential alternative splicing events. In this study, a novel splice array approach was developed, including the design of a high-density oligonucleotide array, a labeling procedure, and an algorithm to identify splice events. Results: The array consisted of exon probes and thermodynamically balanced junction probes. Suboptimal probes were tagged and considered in the final analysis. An unbiased labeling protocol was developed using random primers. The algorithm used to distinguish changes in expression from changes in splicing was calibrated using internal non-spliced control sequences. The performance of this splice array was validated with artificial constructs for CDC6, VEGF, and PCBP4 isoforms. The platform was then applied to the analysis of differential splice forms in lung cancer samples compared to matched normal lung tissue. Overexpression of splice isoforms was identified for genes encoding CEACAM1, FHL-1, MLPH, and SUSD2. None of these splicing isoforms had been previously associated with lung cancer. Conclusions: This methodology enables the detection of alternative splicing events in complex biological samples, providing a powerful tool to identify novel diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers for cancer and other pathologies.
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Autores: Ezponda Itoiz, Teresa; Pajares Villandiego, María José; Agorreta Arrazubi, Jackeline; et al.
Revista: Clinical cancer research
ISSN   1078-0432  Vol.   16    16  2010  págs.   4113 - 4125
PURPOSE: SF2/ASF is a splicing factor recently described as an oncoprotein. In the present work, we examined the role of SF2/ASF in human non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and analyzed the molecular mechanisms involved in SF2/ASF-related carcinogenesis. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: SF2/ASF protein levels were analyzed in 81 NSCLC patients by immunohistochemistry. SF2/ASF downregulation cellular models were generated using small interfering RNAs, and the effects on proliferation and apoptosis were evaluated. Survivin and SF2/ASF expression in lung tumors was analyzed by Western blot and immunohistochemistry. Survival curves and log-rank test were used to identify the association between the expression of the proteins and time to progression. RESULTS: Overexpression of SF2/ASF was found in most human primary NSCLC tumors. In vitro downregulation of SF2/ASF induced apoptosis in NSCLC cell lines. This effect was associated with a reduction in the expression of survivin, an antiapoptotic protein widely upregulated in cancer. In fact, SF2/ASF specifically bound survivin mRNA and enhanced its translation, via a mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1) pathway-dependent mechanism, through the phosphorylation and inactivation of the translational repressor 4E-BP1. Moreover, SF2/ASF promoted the stability of survivin mRNA. A strong correlation was observed between the expression of SF2/ASF and survivin in tumor biopsies from NSCLC patients, supporting the concept that survivin expression levels are controlled by SF2/ASF. Furthermore, combined expression of these proteins was associated with prognosis. CONCLUSION: This study provides novel data on the mTORC1- and survivin-dependent mechanisms of SF2/ASF-related carcinogenic
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Autores: Ezponda Itoiz, Teresa; Alkorta Aranburu, Gorka; Prosper Cardoso, Felipe; et al.
Libro: Principles of Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics: Fundamentals of Individualized Nutrition
2019  págs.   33 - 39
The study of nutrigenetics and nutrigenomics requires an identification of the genetic background of an organism to determine how this affects nutrient metabolism and the effects that the nutrients have on it. Advances in sequencing technologies have caused a shift from gene-based to genome-wide analyses that have provided information previously unsuspected and unavailable. Although these techniques are commonly used, they are still evolving and susceptible to improvement: therefore, some potential biases need to be considered regarding their performance and use. In this chapter, we describe the most common techniques used to study nutrigenetics and nutrigenomics, focusing on key steps to be followed to obtain reliable results.