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Felipe Vences-Catalán


Ph.D. in Molecular Biomedicine. Center for Research and Advance Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute (CINVESTAV), Department of Molecular Biomedicine. Mexico City

Current position

Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Medicine, Division of oncology, Stanford University.


  1. Vences-Catalan, F., Rajapaksa, R., Srivastava, M. K., Marabelle, A., Kuo, C. C., Levy, R. and Levy, S. (2015). Tetraspanin CD81, a modulator of immune suppression in cáncer and metástasis. OncoImmunology.

  2. Vences-Catalan, F., Rajapaksa, R., Srivastava, M. K., Marabelle, A., Kuo, C. C., Levy, R. and Levy, S. (2015). Tetraspanin CD81 promotes tumor growth and metastasis by modulating the functions of T regulatory and myeloid-derived suppressor cells. Cancer Res 75(21): 4517-4526.

  3. Vences-Catalan, F., Kuo, C. C. and Levy, S. (2015). Role of an arginine-lysine rich motif in maturation and trafficking of CD19. Biochem Biophys Res Commun 465(3): 319-323.

  4. Vences-Catalan, F., Kuo, C. C., Sagi, Y., Chen, H., Kela-Madar, N., van Zelm, M. C., van Dongen, J. J. and Levy, S. (2015). A mutation in the human tetraspanin CD81 gene is expressed as a truncated protein but does not enable CD19 maturation and cell surface expression. J Clin Immunol 35(3): 254-263.

  5. Al Olaby, R. R., Cocquerel, L., Zemla, A., Saas, L., Dubuisson, J., Vielmetter, J., Marcotrigiano, J., Khan, A. G., Vences Catalan, F., Perryman, A. L., Freundlich, J. S., Forli, S., Levy, S., Balhorn, R. and Azzazy, H. M. (2014). Identification of a novel drug lead that inhibits HCV infection and cell-to-cell transmission by targeting the HCV E2 glycoprotein. PLoS One 9(10): e111333.

  6. Luu, V. P., Hevezi, P., Vences-Catalan, F., Maravillas-Montero, J. L., White, C. A., Casali, P., Llorente, L., Jakez-Ocampo, J., Lima, G., Vilches-Cisneros, N., Flores-Gutierrez, J. P., Santos-Argumedo, L. and Zlotnik, A. (2013). TSPAN33 is a novel marker of activated and malignant B cells. Clin Immunol 149(3): 388-399.

  7. Vences-Catalan, F., Rajapaksa, R., Levy, S. and Santos-Argumedo, L. (2012). The CD19/CD81 complex physically interacts with CD38 but is not required to induce proliferation in mouse B lymphocytes. Immunology 137(1): 48-55.

  8. Vargas-Hernandez, A., Lopez-Herrera, G., Maravillas-Montero, J. L., Vences-Catalan, F., Mogica-Martinez, D., Rojo-Dominguez, A., Espinosa-Rosales, F. J. and Santos-Argumedo, L. (2012). Consequences of two naturally occurring missense mutations in the structure and function of Bruton agammaglobulinemia tyrosine kinase. IUBMB Life 64(4): 346-353.

  9. Vences-Catalan, F. and Santos-Argumedo, L. (2011). CD38 through the life of a murine B lymphocyte. IUBMB Life 63(10): 840-846.

Protocols by Felipe Vences-Catalán
  1. Adoptive Transfer of Tumor Expanded Regulatory T Cells (Tregs)
  2. Macrophage Polarization by Tumor-induced MDSCs Assay