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    • Calcium channel expression and applicability as targeted therapies in melanoma 

      Macià Armengol, Anna; Herreros Danés, Judit; Martí Laborda, Rosa Ma.; Cantí Nicolás, Carles (Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2015)
      The remodeling of Ca2+ signaling is a common finding in cancer pathophysiology serving the purpose of facilitating proliferation, migration, or survival of cancer cells subjected to stressful conditions. One particular ...
    • Chemokines induce axon outgrowth downstream of Hepatocyte Growth Factor and TCF/β-catenin signaling 

      Bhardwaj, Deepshikha; Nàger Grifo, Mireia; Camats, Judith; David, Mónica Delia; Benguria, Alberto; Dopazo, Ana; Cantí Nicolás, Carles; Herreros Danés, Judit (Frontiers, 2013)
      Axon morphogenesis is a complex process regulated by a variety of secreted molecules, including morphogens and growth factors, resulting in the establishment of the neuronal circuitry. Our previous work demonstrated that ...
    • Cytoplasmic Cyclin D1 regulates glioblastoma dissemination 

      Cemeli, Tània; Guasch Vallés, Marta; Nàger Grifo, Mireia; Felip, Isidre; Cambray Carner, Serafí; Santacana Espasa, Maria; Gatius Calderó, Sònia; Pedraza González, Neus; Dolcet Roca, Xavier; Ferrezuelo, Francisco; Schuhmacher, Alberto J.; Herreros Danés, Judit; Garí Marsol, Eloi (Wiley, 2019)
      Glioblastoma (GBM) is a highly invasive brain neoplasia with an elevated recurrence rate after surgical resection. The CyclinD1 (Ccnd1)/Cdk4-RB1 axis is frequently altered in GBM, leading to over-proliferation by RB1 ...
    • FAK inhibition induces glioblastoma cell senescence-like state through p62 and p27 

      Alza, Lía; Nàger Grifo, Mireia; Visa Pretel, Anna; Cantí Nicolás, Carles; Herreros Danés, Judit (MDPI, 2020-04-27)
      Focal adhesion kinase (FAK) is a central component of focal adhesions that regulate cancer cell proliferation and migration. Here, we studied the effects of FAK inhibition in glioblastoma (GBM), a fast growing brain tumor ...
    • Guidelines for the use and interpretation of assays for monitoring autophagy (4th edition) 

      Klionsky, Daniel J.; Cantí Nicolás, Carles; Garcera, Ana; Herreros Danés, Judit; Soler i Tatché, Rosa Ma.; others (Taylor & Francis, 2021-02-08)
      In 2008, we published the first set of guidelines for standardizing research in autophagy. Since then, this topic has received increasing attention, and many scientists have entered the field. Our knowledge base and relevant ...
    • Histone deacetylase inhibitors promote glioma cell death by G2 checkpoint abrogation leading to mitotic catastrophe 

      Cornago Protomártir, Marta; Garcia-Alberich, C.; Blasco Angulo, Natividad; Vall-llaura Espinosa, Núria; Nàger Grifo, Mireia; Herreros Danés, Judit; Comella i Carnicé, Joan Xavier; Sanchis, Daniel; Llovera i Tomàs, Marta (Nature Publishing Group, 2014-10-02)
      Glioblastoma multiforme is resistant to conventional anti-tumoral treatments due to its infiltrative nature and capability of relapse; therefore, research efforts focus on characterizing gliomagenesis and identifying ...
    • Immunohistochemical analysis of T-type calcium channels in acquired melanocytic nevi and melanoma 

      Maiques Carlos, Oscar; Macià Armengol, Anna; Moreno, Sara; Barceló Gómez, Carla; Santacana Espasa, Maria; Veà Jódar, Àlvar; Herreros Danés, Judit; Gatius Calderó, Sònia; Ortega Izquierdo, Maria Eugenia; Valls Marsal, Joan; Chen, Bo-Juen; Llovet Navàs, David; Matias-Guiu, Xavier; Cantí Nicolás, Carles; Martí Laborda, Rosa Ma. (Wiley Online Library, 2016-10-08)
      BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Cutaneous malignant melanoma arises from transformed melanocytes de novo or from congenital or acquired melanocytic nevi. We have recently reported that T-type Ca2+ channels (TTCs) are upregulated ...
    • Inhibition of WNT-CTNNB1 signaling upregulates SQSTM1 and sensitizes glioblastoma cells to autophagy blockers 

      Nàger Grifo, Mireia; Crespí Sallán, Marta; Visa Pretel, Anna; Pushparaj, Charumathi; Santacana Espasa, Maria; Macià Armengol, Anna; Yeramian Hakim, Andree; Cantí Nicolás, Carles; Herreros Danés, Judit (Taylor & Francis, 2018-01-09)
      WNT-CTNN1B signaling promotes cancer cell proliferation and stemness. Furthermore, recent evidence indicates that macroautophagy/autophagy regulates WNT signaling. Here we investigated the impact of inhibiting WNT signaling ...
    • Phosphorylated Tyr142 β-catenin localizes to centrosomes and is regulated by Syk 

      Bhardwaj, Deepshikha; Nàger Grifo, Mireia; Visa Pretel, Anna; Crespí Sallán, Marta; Coopman, PJ; Cantí Nicolás, Carles; Herreros Danés, Judit (Willey, 2018-04-01)
      β-catenin is a central component of adherent junctions and a key effector of canonical Wnt signalling, in which dephosphorylated Ser/Thr β-catenin regulates gene transcription. β-catenin phosphorylation at Tyr142 (PTyr142 ...
    • Signalling by neurotrophins and hepatocyte growth factor regulates axon morphogenesis by differential β-catenin phosphorylation 

      David, Mónica Delia; Yeramian Hakim, Andree; Duñach, Mireia; Llovera i Tomàs, Marta; Cantí Nicolás, Carles; Garcia de Herreros, Antonio; Comella i Carnicé, Joan Xavier; Herreros Danés, Judit (Company of Biologist, 2008)
      Tyrosine phosphorylation of ß-catenin, a component of adhesion complexes and the Wnt pathway, affects cell adhesion, migration and gene transcription. By reducing ßcatenin availability using shRNA-mediated gene silencing ...
    • T-type Ca2+ Channels: T for Targetable 

      Crespí Sallán, Marta; Visa Pretel, Anna; Shaikh, Soni; Nàger Grifo, Mireia; Herreros Danés, Judit; Cantí Nicolás, Carles (Taylor & Francis, 2018-01-17)
      In the last decade TTCC have been unveiled as key regulators of cancer cells biology and thus have been proposed as chemotherapeutic targets. Indeed in vitro and in vivo studies indicate that TTCC pharmacological blockers ...
    • T-type calcium channels drive migration/invasion in BRAFV600E melanoma cells through Snail1 

      Maiques Carlos, Oscar; Barceló Gómez, Carla; Panosa, Anaïs; Pijuan Marquilles, Jordi; Orgaz, Jose L.; Rodríguez Hernández, Irene; Matas Nadal, Clara; Tell, Gemma; Vilella, Ramón; Fabra, Angels; Puig, Susana; Sanz Moreno, Victoria; Matias-Guiu, Xavier; Cantí Nicolás, Carles; Herreros Danés, Judit; Martí Laborda, Rosa Ma.; Macià Armengol, Anna (Wiley, 2018)
      Melanoma is a malignant tumor derived from melanocytes. Once disseminated, it is usually highly resistant to chemotherapy and is associated with poor prognosis. We have recently reported that T-type calcium channels (TTCCs) ...
    • T-type Cav3.1 channels mediate progression and chemotherapeutic resistance in glioblastoma 

      Visa Pretel, Anna; Crespí Sallán, Marta; Maiques Carlos, Oscar; Alza, Lía; Talavera, Elisabeth; López-Ortega, Ricard; Santacana Espasa, Maria; Herreros Danés, Judit; Cantí Nicolás, Carles (American Association for Cancer Research, 2019)
      T-type Ca2+ channels (TTCC) have been identified as key regulators of cancer cell cycle and survival. In vivo studies in glioblastoma (GBM) murine xenografts have shown that drugs able to block TTCC in vitro (such as ...
    • Targeting T-type channels in cancer: what is on and what is off? 

      Visa Pretel, Anna; Alza, Lía; Casas Benito, Adrian; Herreros Danés, Judit; Cantí Nicolás, Carles (Elsevier, 2021-11-25)
      Over the last 20 years several studies have demonstrated a pivotal role of T‐type calcium channels (TTCCs) in tumor progression. Cytotoxic effects of TTCC pharmacological blockers have been reported in vitro and in preclinical ...
    • The hard-to-close window of T-type calcium channels 

      Visa Pretel, Anna; Shaikh, Soni; Alza, Lía; Herreros Danés, Judit; Cantí Nicolás, Carles (Elsevier, 2019)
      T-Type calcium channels (TTCCs) are key regulators of membrane excitability, which is the reason why TTCC pharmacology is subject to intensive research in the neurological and cardiovascular fields. TTCCs also play a role ...
    • The rise of T-type channels in melanoma progression and chemotherapeutic resistance 

      Alza, Lía; Visa Pretel, Anna; Herreros Danés, Judit; Cantí Nicolás, Carles (Elsevier, 2020-04-07)
      Hyperactivation of the Mitogen Activated Protein Kinase (MAPK) pathway is prevalent in melanoma, principally due to mutations in the B-Raf and NRas genes. MAPK inhibitors are effective only shortterm, and recurrence occurs ...
    • Voltage-gated calcium channel blockers deregulate macroautophagy in cardiomyocytes 

      Pushparaj, Charumathi; Das, Arindam; Purroy, Rosa; Nàger Grifo, Mireia; Herreros Danés, Judit; Pamplona Gras, Reinald; Cantí Nicolás, Carles (Elsevier, 2015)
      Voltage-gated calcium channel blockers are widely used for the management of cardiovascular diseases, however little is known about their effects on cardiac cells in vitro. We challenged neonatal ventricular cardiomyocytes ...
    • Wnt-3a and Wnt-3 differently stimulate proliferation and neurogenesis of spinal neural precursors and promote neurite outgrowth by canonical signaling 

      David, Mónica Delia; Cantí Nicolás, Carles; Herreros Danés, Judit (Wiley, 2010)
      Wnt factors regulate neural stem cell development and neuronal connectivity. Here we investigated whether Wnt-3a and Wnt-3, expressed in the developing spinal cord, regulate proliferation and the neuronal differentiation ...
    • β-catenin signalling in Glioblastoma multiforme and Glioma-initiating cells 

      Nàger Grifo, Mireia; Bhardwaj, Deepshikha; Cantí Nicolás, Carles; Medina Hernández, Loreta Mª; Nogués Bara, Pere; Herreros Danés, Judit (Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2012)
      Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is a commonly occurring brain tumor with a poor prognosis. GBM can develop both “de novo” or evolve from a previous astrocytoma and is characterized by high proliferation and infiltration into ...