Alberto Zambon

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Cardiovascular disease poses a major challenge for the 21st century, exacerbated by the pandemics of obesity, metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes. While best standards of care, including high-dose statins, can ameliorate the risk of vascular complications, patients remain at high risk of cardiovascular events. The Residual Risk Reduction Initiative (R3i)(More)
Accuracy in measurement of plasma free fatty acids (FFA), and therefore prevention of the in vitro lipolysis, is a crucial step to understand the physiologic role of plasma FFA and their relationships in the pathogenesis of important metabolic disorders such as central obesity, insulin resistance, and diabetes mellitus. As lipoprotein triglyceride-fatty(More)
Hepatic lipase (HL) is a key player in lipoprotein metabolism by modulating, through its lipolytic activity, the triglyceride (TG) and phospholipid content of apolipoprotein B (apoB)-containing lipoproteins and of high density lipoproteins (HDL), thereby affecting their size and density. A new and separate role has been suggested for HL in cellular(More)
Disulfiram and γ-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) are used to treat alcohol dependence and may both increase dopamine brain levels and modulate GABAergic transmission. We describe a patient affected by bipolar disorder (on valproate as mood-stabilizing treatment) and alcohol dependence who developed a disulfiram-induced hypomanic episode and in whom the switch(More)
Evidence has been obtained suggesting that cathinone-induced analgesia depends upon stimulation of alpha-adrenoceptors, followed by release of opioid peptides and by activation of serotonergic pathways. This hypothesis is supported by the following. (1) Cathinone potentiated morphine analgesia and the whole effect was antagonized by naloxone whereas onto(More)
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