Research Group on Nuclear Receptors in Cardiometabolic Pathology

Metabolism and Organic Damage Area

Identification of new mechanisms involved in angiogenesis and inflammation in obese patients

– Study and characterization of the role of the CCR4 receptor and its ligands CCL17 / TARCE, CCL22 / MDC and CKLF1 in angiogenesis and inflammation associated with obesity and in response to bariatric surgery

– Characterization of the role of constitutive nuclear receptors for androstane (CAR) in endothelial dysfunction and angiogenesis associated with obesity and in response to bariatric surgery

Identification of new mechanisms involved in angiogenesis and inflammation in acute myocardial infarction. Role of the anti-angiogenic isoform VEGF165b

– Determination of VEGF-A165b levels in patients with STEMI and its relationship with microvascular obstruction

– To study the effects of neutralization of the VEGF-165b isoform in a mouse model with acute infarction

Study of the role of the SGLT2 transporter in the development of abdominal aortic aneurysm

– To evaluate the effect of empagliflozin, an inhibitor of SGLT2, in an animal model of abdominal aortic aneurysm and to investigate the possible anti-inflammatory effect of empagliflozin in dysfunction endothelial

Coordinator
Dra. Laura Piqueras Ruiz
laura.piqueras@uv.es
RESEARCHERS
Leading, R4
Established, R3

Laura Piqueras Ruiz    

Recognised/Emerging, R2
First Stage, R1

Luisa María Hueso Soler
Rebeca Ortega Herráiz

STAFF
Collaborating Researchers

Mireia López Riera

Nurse
Technicians
Administrative assistant
Publications

Association of chemokines IP-10/CXCL10 and I-TAC/CXCL11 with insulin resistance and enhance leukocyte endothelial arrest in obesity. Moreno B, Hueso L, Ortega R, Benito E, Martinez Hervas S, Peiro M, Civera M, Sanz MJ, Piqueras L, Real JT. Microvascular Research. 2022 Jan;139:104254. doi: 10.1016/j.mvr.2021.104254. PMID: 34534571Beneficial effects of PCSK9 inhibition with alirocumab in familial hypercholesterolemia involve modulation of new immune players. Marques P, Domingo E, Rubio A, Martinez-Hervas S, Ascaso JF, Piqueras L, Real JT, Sanz MJ. Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy. 2022 Jan;145:112460. doi: 10.1016/j.biopha.2021.112460. PMID: 34864314

Activation of the constitutive androstane receptor inhibits leukocyte adhesiveness to dysfunctional endothelium. Lopez-Riera M, Ortega R, Hueso L, Montesinos MC, Gomez-Cabrera MC, Sanz MJ, Real JT, Piqueras L. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2021 Aug 27;22(17):9267. doi: 10.3390/ijms22179267. PMID: 34502180An updated overview of e-cigarette impact on human health. Marques P, Piqueras L, Sanz MJ. Respiratory Research. 2021 May 18;22(1):151. doi: 10.1186/s12931-021-01737-5. PMID: 34006276

Dissecting abdominal aortic aneurysm is aggravated by genetic inactivation of LIGHT (TNFSF14). Herrero-Cervera A, Espinos-Estevez C, Martin-Vano S, Taberner-Cortes A, Aguilar-Ballester M, Vinue A, Piqueras L, Martinez-Hervas S, Gonzalez-Navarro H. Biomedicines. 2021 Oct 22;9(11):1518. doi: 10.3390/biomedicines9111518. PMID: 34829747

Oral unsaturated fat load impairs postprandial systemic inflammation in primary hypercholesterolemia patients. Collado A, Domingo E, Marques P, Perello E, Martínez-Hervás S, Piqueras L, Ascaso JF, Real JT, Sanz MJ. Frontiers in Pharmacology. 2021 Apr 20;12:656244. doi: 10.3389/fphar.2021.656244. PMID: 33959024

Peripheral blood levels of CXCL10 are a useful marker for diabetic polyneuropathy in subjects with type 2 diabetes. Ascaso P, Palanca A, Martinez-Hervas S, Sanz MJ, Ascaso JF, Piqueras L, Real JT. International Journal of Clinical Practice. 2021 Aug;75(8):e14302. doi: 10.1111/ijcp.14302. PMID: 33930221

Postprandial triglyceridemia is modulated by insulin resistance but not by grade of obesity in abdominal and morbid obese subjects. Moreno-Perez B, Benito E, Civera M, Alabadi B, Martinez-Hervas S, Peiro M, Gonzalez-Navarro H, Piqueras L, Jesus Sanz M, Ascaso J, Real J. International Journal of Clinical Practice. 2021 Apr;75(4):e13776. doi: 10.1111/ijcp.13776. PMID: 33089594

Role of antiangiogenic VEGF-A165b in angiogenesis and systolic function after reperfused myocardial infarction. Rios Navarro C, Hueso Soler L, Diaz Cuevas A, Marcos Garcés V, Bonanad Lozano C, Ruiz Sauri A, Vila Salinas J, Sanz Ferrando M, Chorro Gascó F, Piqueras Ruiz L, Bodí Peris V. Revista espanola de Cardiologia (English ed.). 2021 Feb;74(2):131-139. doi: 10.1016/j.rec.2020.03.013. PMID: 32474003

The nuclear retinoid-related orphan receptor RORalpha controls adipose tissue inflammation in patients with morbid obesity and diabetes. Ortega R, Hueso L, Benito E, Ortega J, Civera M, Sanz M, Real J, Piqueras L. International Journal of Obesity. 2021 Jul;45(7):1369-1381. doi: 10.1038/s41366-021-00787-5. PMID: 33637954

Angiotensin II and leukocyte trafficking: New insights for an old vascular mediator. Role of redox-signaling pathways. Piqueras Ruiz L, Sanz Ferrando M. Free Radical Biology and Medicine. 2020 Sep;157:38-54. doi: 10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2020.02.002. PMID: 32057992
Projects

Referencia: PI21/00220
Título: Estudio de nuevos ejes de quimiocinas como potenciales dianas de intervención en la obesidad y la resistencia a la insulina
Entidad Financiadora: Instituto de Salud Carlos III – Cofinanciado FEDER
Investigador principal: Laura Piqueras Ruiz, José Tomas Real Collado
Duración: 2022 – 2024
Presupuesto: 204.490 €

Referencia: CDEI0420A
Título: Plan GenT
Entidad Financiadora: Conselleria de Sanidad
Investigador principal: Laura Piqueras Ruiz
Duración: 2020 – 2023
Presupuesto: 253500

Referencia: AICO/2019/250
Título: Efecto de la cirugía bariátrica en la inflamación vascular en pacientes con obesidad mórbida y diabéticos
Entidad Financiadora: Conselleria de Educación
Investigador principal: Laura Piqueras Ruiz
Duración: 2019 – 2020
Presupuesto: 40000

Referencia: PI18/00209
Título: Identificación de nuevos mecanismos implicados en la angiogénesis e inflamación en pacientes obesos. Modulación por ligandos de receptores nucleares constitutivos de androstano
Entidad Financiadora: Instituto de Salud Carlos III – Cofinanciado FEDER
Investigador principal: Laura Piqueras Ruiz, José Tomas Real Collado
Duración: 2019 – 2022
Presupuesto: 173.333 €

Referencia: PIE15/00013
Título: A multidisciplinary Project to advance in basic mechanisms, diagnosis, prediction, and prevention of cardiac damage in reperfused acute myocardial infarction
Entidad Financiadora: Instituto de Salud Carlos III – Cofinanciado FEDER
Investigador principal: Vicente Bodí Peris
Duración: 2016 – 2019
Presupuesto: 589.050 €

+ Information

Título: Chemokine axes and inflammatory status in metabolic syndrome. Effect of pcsk9 inhibitors in the systemic inflammation associated to familial hypercholesterolemia
Doctorando: Gomes Marques, Patrice
Director: Piqueras Ruiz, Laura; Sanz Ferrando, María Jesús
Fecha: 07/02/2020
Universidad: Universitat de València

Título: Study of the systemic inflammation associated to primary hypercholesterolemia, its modulation and its impact in atherosclerosis. Role of cxcl16/cxcr6 axis in abdominal aortic aneurysm formation
Doctorando: Collado Sánchez, Aida
Director: Sanz Ferrando, María Jesús; Piqueras Ruiz, Laura
Fecha: 22/07/2019
Universidad: Universitat de València