Publications

A small population of liver endothelial cells undergoes endothelial-to-mesenchymal transition in response to chronic liver injury.
Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol 2017 Nov 10;313(5):G492-G504. Epub 2017 Aug 10.
Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics Department, Hospital Clínic of Barcelona, Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer, Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Enfermedades Hepáticas y Digestivas, Barcelona, Spain;

Treatment with chondroitin sulfate to modulate inflammation and atherogenesis in obesity.
Atherosclerosis 2016 Feb 13;245:82-7. Epub 2015 Dec 13.
Institute for Medical Engineering and Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA; Bioengineering Department, Institut Químic de Sarrià, Ramon Llull Univ, Barcelona, Spain.


Extent of flow recirculation governs expression of atherosclerotic and thrombotic biomarkers in arterial bifurcations.
Cardiovasc Res 2014 Jul 19;103(1):37-46. Epub 2014 May 19.
Institute for Medical Engineering and Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA Department of Biological Engineering, IQS School of Engineering, URL, Barcelona, Spain.

Quantifying the bioadhesive properties of surface-modified polyurethane-urea nanoparticles in the vascular network.
Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces 2014 Jun 18;118:280-8. Epub 2014 Apr 18.
Department of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Barcelona, Av Joan XXIII s/n, 08028 Barcelona, Spain; Networking Research Center on Bioengineering, Biomaterials and Nanomedicine, CIBER-BBN, Barcelona, Spain. Electronic address:

Polyurethane and polyurea nanoparticles based on polyoxyethylene castor oil derivative surfactant suitable for endovascular applications.
Int J Pharm 2014 Jan 23;461(1-2):1-13. Epub 2013 Nov 23.
Departament de Farmàcia i Tecnologia Farmacèutica, Facultat de Farmàcia, Universitat de Barcelona, Av Joan XXIII s/n, 08028 Barcelona, Spain; Networking Research Center on Bioengineering, Biomaterials and Nanomedicine, CIBER-BBN, Barcelona, Spain. Electronic address:


Hypoxia and proinflammatory factors upregulate apelin receptor expression in human stellate cells and hepatocytes.
Gut 2011 Oct 29;60(10):1404-11. Epub 2011 Mar 29.
Service of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Hospital Clinic, Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.


The hepatic apelin system: a new therapeutic target for liver disease.
Hepatology 2008 Oct;48(4):1193-201
Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics Service, Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Enfermedades Hepáticas y Digestivas (CIBEREHD), Hospital Clínic, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.

Ascites from cirrhotic patients induces angiogenesis through the phosphoinositide 3-kinase/Akt signaling pathway.
J Hepatol 2005 Jul 12;43(1):85-91. Epub 2005 Apr 12.
Hormonal Laboratory, Hospital Clínic and Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer, University of Barcelona, Villarroel 170 Barcelona 08036, Spain.

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