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María Esther Jiménez Cataño

Personal Data:
Academic Degree:  PhD Degree
SNI Level: II
Institutional Data:
Affiliation: Faculty of Medicine

Office address: Av. V. Carranza 2405 CP. 78210 SAN LUIS POTOSI
Phone number: (+52) 4448262366
Ext.: 6630
Email: mejimenez@uaslp.mx
  1. PhD Degree in PhD Neurosciences
    Universidad De Montreal
  2. Master's Degree in MSc Neurochemistry
    University Of Leipzig
  3. Bachelor's Degree in BSc Chemical Engineering
    Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí

We focus our efforts in the detection of early protein changes associated with neurodegeneration, specially  by Alzheimer (AD) and Parkinson (PD) diseases. For this purpose we work in several models, sections of human brain obtained through autopsies, human skin biopsies, human oral mucosa cells, and animal models like Wistar rats and  AD triple transgenic mice. We study proteins directly related to AD and PD such as Tau, beta amyloid and alpha synuclein as well as other proteins that could contribute to neurodegeneration. Together with other UASLP research laboratories we analyzed Tau protein expression in human fibroblasts cultures, we explored the participation of alpha synuclein in a disease that shares autoinmune and neurodegeneration pathways, multiple sclerosis. Also, we are studying beta amyloid presence in oral mucosa from periodontal disease patients as well as Down syndrome subjects, These projects are ongoing.

Personal Researchs Interest
  1. Neurotoxicology
  2. Epigenetic Regulation and Neuronal Plasticity
  3. Cytomegalovirus and herpes virus infections
  1. BÚSQUEDA DE AGREGADOS DE PROTEINAS TAU, SINUCLEÍNA Y TDP 43 EN PIEL DE PACIENTES CON ENFERMEDADES NEURODEGENERATIVAS
    13/01/2014 - 13/01/2016
    CONACYT-SALUD