L'objectiu de recerca del grup és l'estudi dels mecanismes de pèrdua tolerància immunològica en les malalties endocrines autoimmunitàries, i més concretament en la Diabetis tipus 1 (T1D), i la seva aplicació en el diagnòstic i tractament d'aquestes malalties. El grup també persegueix posar les bases sobre un futur tractament immuno. [Més informació].

Recent Submissions

  • B-cell anergy induces a Th17 shift in a novel B lymphocyte transgenic NOD mouse model, the 116C-NOD mouse 

    Carrascal, Jorge; Carrillo, Jorge; Arpa i Puigdemont, Berta; Egia-Mendikute, Leire; Rosell Mases, Estela; Pujol Autonell, Irma; Planas, Raquel; Mora Giral, Concepció; Mauricio Puente, Dídac; Ampudia, Rosa Maria; Vives Pi, Marta; Verdaguer Autonell, Joan (Wiley online library, 2016)
    Autoreactive B lymphocytes play a key role as APCs in diaebetogenesis. However, it remains unclear whether B-cell tolerance is compromised in NOD mice. Here, we describe a new B lymphocyte transgenic NOD mouse model, the ...
  • Global assessment of the impact of type 2 diabetes on sleep through specific questionnaires. A case-control study 

    Lecube Torelló, Albert; Sánchez, Enric; Gómez Peralta, Fernando; Abreu, Cristina; Valls Marsal, Joan; Mestre, Olga; Romero, Odile; Martínez González, María Dolores; Sampol, Gabriel; Ciudin, Andreea; Hernández, Cristina; Simó, Rafael (Public Library of Science, 2016)
    Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is an independent risk factor for sleep breathing disorders. However, it is unknown whether T2D affects daily somnolence and quality of sleep independently of the impairment of polysomnographic ...
  • Vitamin D receptor levels in colorectal cancer. Possible role of BsmI polymorphism 

    Parisi Capdevila, Eva; Reñé Espinet, Josep M.; Cardús i Figueras, Anna; Valcheva, Petya; Piñol Felis, Carme; Valdivielso Revilla, José Manuel; Fernández i Giráldez, Elvira (Elsevier, 2008)
    A high expression of vitamin D receptor (VDR) in colorectal cancer (CRC) tumoral tissue has been related to a good prognosis and it has been proposed that it could be a good biological marker of CRC progression. Nevertheless, ...
  • Perioperative glycaemic control for diabetic patients undergoing surgery 

    Buchleitner, AM; Martínez Alonso, Montserrat; Hernández García, Marta; Solà, Ivan; Mauricio Puente, Dídac (John Wiley & Sons, 2012)
    Background Patients with diabetes mellitus are at increased risk of postoperative complications. Data from randomised clinical trials and metaanalyses point to a potential benefit of intensive glycaemic control, targeting ...
  • Low-Carbohydrate diet for the treatment of gestational Diabetes Mellitus 

    Moreno Castilla, Cristina; Hernandez, Marta; Bergua, Mercè; Álvarez, Maria C.; Arce, Maria A.; Rodríguez, Karen; Martínez Alonso, Montserrat; Iglesias Durán, Montserrat; Mateu, Magdalena; Santos, Maria D.; Pacheco, Linda R.; Blasco, Yolanda; Martín, Eva; Balsells, Núria; Aranda, Núria; Mauricio Puente, Dídac (American Diabetes Association, 2013)
    OBJECTIVE: Medical nutrition therapy based on the control of the amount and distribution of carbohydrates (CHO) is the initial treatment for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), but there is a need for randomized controlled ...
  • Characterization of sleep breathing pattern in patients with type 2 diabetes: sweet sleep study 

    Lecube Torelló, Albert; Sampol, Gabriel; Hernández, Cristina; Romero, Odile; Ciudin, Andreea; Simó, Rafael (Public Library of Science, 2015)
    Background: Although sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (SAHS) is highly prevalent in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D), it is unknown whether or not subjects with and without T2D share the same sleep breathing pattern. ...
  • Design, construction, and implementation of an online platform for patients with type 1 diabetes: EncoDiab 

    Alvarado-Martel, Dàcil; Cañas Ortiz, Francesca; Velasco, Rebeca; Alcubierre Calvo, Núria; López-Ríos, Laura; Rius, Ferran; Nóvoa, Francisco Javier; Carrillo, Armando; Hernández García, Marta; Wägner, Ana María; Mauricio Puente, Dídac (Dove Medical Press, 2015)
    Purpose: The purpose of this study was to develop, build, and implement a virtual platform equipped with practical tools, relevant contents, and communication rooms, with the aim of facilitating patients’ self-management ...
  • Type 2 diabetes-associated carotid plaque burden is increased in patients with retinopathy compared to those without retinopathy 

    Alonso, Núria; Traveset Maeso, Alicia; Rubinat, Esther; Ortega, Emilio; Alcubierre Calvo, Núria; Sanahuja Montesinos, Jordi; Hernández García, Marta; Betriu i Bars, M. Àngels; Jurjo Campo, Carmen; Fernández i Giráldez, Elvira; Mauricio Puente, Dídac (BioMed Central, 2015)
    Background: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of mortality among subjects with type 2 diabetes (T2D), and diabetic retinopathy (DR) has been associated with an increased risk for CVD. The present study was ...
  • Microangiopathy of common carotid vasa vasorum in type 1 diabetes mellitus 

    Rubinat, Esther; Ortega, Emilio; Traveset Maeso, Alicia; Arcidiacono, Maria V.; Alonso, Núria; Betriu i Bars, M. Àngels; Granado Casas, Minerva; Hernández García, Marta; Soldevila, Jordi; Puig Domingo, Manuel; Jurjo Campo, Carmen; Fernández i Giráldez, Elvira; Mauricio Puente, Dídac (Elsevier, 2015-06-00)
    Objective: We hypothesize that in type 1 diabetes vasa vasorum (VV) are affected by microangiopathic changes. For this purpose, we assessed the status of the VV signal in patients with type 1 diabetes. Methods: The VV ...
  • Vitamin D deficiency is associated with the presence and severity of diabetic retinopathy in type 2 Diabetes Mellitus 

    Alcubierre Calvo, Núria; Valls Marsal, Joan; Rubinat, Esther; Cao, Gonzalo; Esquerda, Aureli; Traveset Maeso, Alicia; Granado Casas, Minerva; Jurjo Campo, Carmen; Mauricio Puente, Dídac (Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2015)
    There is very few evidences on the role of vitamin D in the development of diabetic retinopathy. The aim of the current study was to explore whether there is an association of vitamin D status and diabetic retinopathy in ...
  • Neonatal tumor necrosis factor alpha promotes diabetes in nonobese diabetic mice by CD154-independent antigen presentation to CD8(+) T cells 

    Green, E. Allison; Wong, F. Susan; Eshima, Koji; Mora Giral, Concepció; Flavell, Richard A. (Rockefeller University Press, 2000)
    Neonatal islet-specific expression of tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α in nonobese diabetic mice promotes diabetes by provoking islet-infiltrating antigen-presenting cells to present islet peptides to autoreactive T cells. ...
  • The variant rs1867277 in FOXE1 gene confers thyroid cancer susceptibility through the recruitment of USF1/USF2 transcription factors 

    Landa, Iñigo; Ruiz-Llorente, Sergio; Montero-Conde, Cristina; Inglada-Pérez, Lucía; Schiavi, Francesca; Leskelä, Susanna; Pita, Guillermo; Milne, Roger; Maravall Royo, Javier; Ramos, Ignacio; Andía, Víctor; Rodríguez-Poyo, Paloma; Jara-Albarrán, Antonino; Meoro, Amparo; Peso, Cristina del; Arribas, Luis; Iglesias, Pedro; Caballero, Javier; Serrano, Joaquín; Picó, Antonio; Pomares, Francisco; Giménez, Gabriel; López-Mondéjar, Pedro; Castello, Roberto; Merante-Boschin, Isabella; Pelizzo, Maria-Rosa; Mauricio Puente, Dídac; Opocher, Giuseppe; Rodríguez-Antona, Cristina; González- Neira, Anna; Matias-Guiu, Xavier; Santisteban, Pilar; Robledo, Mercedes (Public Library of Science, 2009)
    In order to identify genetic factors related to thyroid cancer susceptibility, we adopted a candidate gene approach. We studied tag- and putative functional SNPs in genes involved in thyroid cell differentiation and ...
  • Efferocytosis promotes suppressive effects on dendritic cells through prostaglandin E2 production in the context of autoimmunity 

    Pujol-Autonell, Irma; Ampudia, Rosa Maria; Planas, Raquel; Marin-Gallen, Silvia; Carrascal, Jorge; Sanchez, Alex; Marin, Ana; Puig-Domingo, Manel; Pujol-Borrell, Ricardo; Verdaguer Autonell, Joan; Vives-Pi, Marta (Public Library of Science, 2013)
    Introduction: Efferocytosis is a crucial process by which apoptotic cells are cleared by phagocytes, maintaining immune tolerance to self in the absence of inflammation. Peripheral tolerance, lost in autoimmune processes, ...
  • Benign and malignant nodular thyroid disease in acromegaly. Is a routine thyroid ultrasound evaluation advisable? 

    Reverter, Jordi L.; Fajardo, Carmen; Resmini, Eugenia; Salinas, Isabel; Mora, Mireia; Llatjós, Mariona; Sesmilo, Gemma; Rius, Ferran; Halperin, Irene; Webb, Susan M.; Ricart, Veronica; Riesgo, Pedro; Mauricio Puente, Dídac; Puig-Domingo, Manel (2014)
    Data on the prevalence of benign and malignant nodular thyroid disease in patients with acromegaly is a matter of debate. In the last decade an increasing incidence of thyroid cancer has been reported. The aim of this ...
  • A prospective cross-sectional study on quality of life and treatment satisfaction in type 2 diabetic patients with retinopathy without other major late diabetic complications 

    Alcubierre Calvo, Núria; Rubinat, Esther; Traveset Maeso, Alicia; Martínez Alonso, Montserrat; Hernandez, Marta; Jurjo Campo, Carmen; Mauricio Puente, Dídac (BioMed Central, 2014)
    Background: To assess quality of life and treatment satisfaction in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus with diabetic retinopathy (DR) using validated instruments, with comparison to patients without DR. Methods: A ...