Josep Maria Aran Institut d’Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge-IDIBELL, BARCELONA
2 protocols

Rut Olivar Human Molecular Genetics Department, IDIBELL, Spain
1 protocol

Sonia Cárdenas -Brito Human Molecular Genetics Department, IDIBELL, Spain
1 protocol

Ana Luque
Research focus
  • Immunology
  • 1 Author merit


Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Barcelona, 2011

Current position

Postdoctoral Fellow, Molecular Genetics Laboratory, Immunoinflammatory Processess and Gene Therapeutics Group, Institut d’Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge (IDIBELL), L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona


  1. Olivar, R., Luque, A., Naranjo-Gomez, M., Quer, J., Garcia de Frutos, P., Borras, F. E., Rodriguez de Cordoba, S., Blom, A. M. and Aran, J. M. (2013). The α7β0 isoform of the complement regulator C4b-binding protein induces a semimature, anti-inflammatory state in dendritic cells. J Immunol 190(6): 2857-2872. (IF: 5.788)
  2. Luque, A., Turu, M. M., Rovira, N., Juan-Babot, J. O., Slevin, M. and Krupinski, J. (2012). Early atherosclerotic plaques show evidence of infection by Chlamydia pneumoniae. Front Biosci (Elite Ed) 4: 2423-2432. (IF: 3.520)
  3. Hurtado, B., Munoz, X., Recarte-Pelz, P., Garcia, N., Luque, A., Krupinski, J., Sala, N. and Garcia de Frutos, P. (2011). Expression of the vitamin K-dependent proteins GAS6 and protein S and the TAM receptor tyrosine kinases in human atherosclerotic carotid plaques. Thromb Haemost 105(5): 873-882. (IF: 5.731)
  4. Slevin, M., Turu, M. M., Rovira, N., Luque, A., Baldellou, M., Krupinski, J. and Badimon, L. (2010). Identification of a 'snapshot' of co-expressed angiogenic markers in laser-dissected vessels from unstable carotid plaques with targeted arrays. J Vasc Res 47(4): 323-335. (IF: 2.895)
  5. Luque, A., Slevin, M., Turu, M. M., Juan-Babot, O., Badimon, L. and Krupinski, J. (2009). CD105 positive neovessels are prevalent in early stage carotid lesions, and correlate with the grade in more advanced carotid and coronary plaques. J Angiogenes Res 1: 6.
  6. Slevin, M., Krupinski, J., Rovira, N., Turu, M., Luque, A., Baldellou, M., Sanfeliu, C., de Vera, N. and Badimon, L. (2009). Identification of pro-angiogenic markers in blood vessels from stroked-affected brain tissue using laser-capture microdissection. BMC Genomics 10: 113.IF: 3.759
  7. Slevin, M., Matou-Nasri, S., Turu, M., Luque, A., Rovira, N., Badimon, L., Boluda, S., Potempa, L., Sanfeliu, C., de Vera, N. and Krupinski, J. (2010). Modified C-reactive protein is expressed by stroke neovessels and is a potent activator of angiogenesis in vitro. Brain Pathol 20(1): 151-165. (IF: 5.903)
  8. Krupinski, J., Turu, M. M., Luque, A., Badimon, L. and Slevin, M. (2008). Increased PrPC expression correlates with endoglin (CD105) positive microvessels in advanced carotid lesions. Acta Neuropathol 116(5): 537-545. (IF: 5.310)
  9. Turu, M. M., Slevin, M., Matou, S., West, D., Rodriguez, C., Luque, A., Grau-Olivares, M., Badimon, L., Martinez-Gonzalez, J. and Krupinski, J. (2008). C-reactive protein exerts angiogenic effects on vascular endothelial cells and modulates associated signalling pathways and gene expression. BMC Cell Biol 9: 47. (IF: 3.157)
  10. Miguel Turu, M., Martínez González, J., Luque, A., Carvajal, A., Juan-Babot, J. O., àngels Font, M., Iborra, E., Slevin, M., Rubio, F. and Badimón, L. (2008). Expresión de la proteína C reactiva en placas ateroscleróticas de carótida. Clínica e investigación en arteriosclerosis 20(3): 95-101.
  11. Pluvinet, R., Olivar, R., Krupinski, J., Herrero-Fresneda, I., Luque, A., Torras, J., Cruzado, J. M., Grinyo, J. M., Sumoy, L. and Aran, J. M. (2008). CD40: an upstream master switch for endothelial cell activation uncovered by RNAi-coupled transcriptional profiling. Blood 112(9): 3624-3637. (IF: 10.432)
  12. Slevin, M., Wang, Q., Font, M. A., Luque, A., Juan-Babot, O., Gaffney, J., Kumar, P., Kumar, S., Badimon, L. and Krupinski, J. (2008). Atherothrombosis and plaque heterology: different location or a unique disease? Pathobiology 75(4): 209-225. (IF: 1.818)
  13. Krupinski, J., Font, A., Luque, A., Turu, M. and Slevin, M. (2008). Angiogenesis and inflammation in carotid atherosclerosis. Front Biosci 13: 6472-6482. (IF: 3.308)
  14. Turu, M., Slevin, M., Ethirajan, P., Luque, A., Elasbali, A., Font, A., Gaffney, J., Cairols, M., Kumar, P., Kumar, S. and Krupinski, J. (2008). The normal cellular prion protein and its possible role in angiogenesis. Front Biosci 13: 6491-6500. (IF: 3.3085)
  15. Luque, A., Turu, M., Juan-Babot, O., Cardona, P., Font, A., Carvajal, A., Slevin, M., Iborra, E., Rubio, F., Badimon, L. and Krupinski, J. (2008). Overexpression of hypoxia/inflammatory markers in atherosclerotic carotid plaques. Front Biosci 13: 6483-6490. (IF: 3.308)
  16. Slevin, M., Krupinski, J., Mitsios, N., Perikleous, C., Cuadrado, E., Montaner, J., Sanfeliu, C., Luque, A., Kumar, S., Kumar, P. and Gaffney, J. (2008). Leukaemia inhibitory factor is over-expressed by ischaemic brain tissue concomitant with reduced plasma expression following acute stroke. Eur J Neurol 15(1): 29-37. (IF: 2.732)
  17. Krupinski, J., Turu, M. M., Font, M. A., Ahmed, N., Sullivan, M., Luque, A., Rubio, F., Badimon, L. and Slevin, M. (2007). Increased tissue factor, MMP-8, and D-dimer expression in diabetic patients with unstable advanced carotid atherosclerosis. Vasc Health Risk Manag. 3(4): 405.
1 Protocol published
Authors:  Ana Luque, Sonia Cárdenas-Brito, Rut Olivar and Josep M. Aran, date: 11/20/2013, view: 14876, Q&A: 0
Antigen uptake by dendritic cells is the first key step towards induction of antigen-specific T-cell responses. This flow cytometry-based protocol describes the analysis of dendritic cell uptake of soluble antigens through two different mechanisms: ...
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