Education
Ph.D., 2002, University of Barcelona
Research Interests
Our laboratory is interested in sterol homeostasis and in the molecular mechanisms involved in the conversion of macrophages into foam cells. This latter process is particularly relevant in several human pathologies, including atherosclerosis and different pulmonary lipidosis syndromes.
Recent Publications
  • MicroRNAs and cardiovascular disease.
    Fernandez-Hernando C, Baldán A. Curr Genet Med Rep. (2013) 1(1):30-380.
  • Quest for new biomarkers in atherosclerosis.
    Cho Y, Baldán A. Mo Med. (2013) 110(4):325-330.
  • Impaired liver regeneration in Ldlr-/- mice is associated with an altered hepatic profile of cytokines, growth factors and lipids.
    Pauta M, Rotllan N, et al. J Heptaol. (2013) 59(4):731-737.
  • Impaired cholesterol efflux in senescent macrophages promotes age-related macular degeneration.
    Sene A, Khan AA, et al. Cell Metab. (2013) 17(4):549-61.
  • MicroRNA-144 regulates hepatic ABCA1 and plasma HDL following activation of the nuclear receptor FXR.
    de Aguiar Vallim T, Tarling E, et al. Circ Res. (2013) 112(12):1602-1612.
  • Anti-miR-22 therapy does not alter the progression of atherosclerosis in low-density lipoprotein receptor-deficient mice.
    Marquart TJ, Wu J, et al. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. (2013) 33(3):455-8.