Alessandra Burlini

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Circulating endothelial cells (CECs) were enumerated in 20 healthy controls and 76 newly diagnosed cancer patients by means of 4-color flow cytometry. In breast cancer (n = 46) and lymphoma (n = 30) patients, both resting and activated CECs were increased by 5-fold (P <.0008 vs control). CECs significantly correlated with plasma levels of vascular cell(More)
The chemokine stromal cell-derived factor-1 (CXCL12/SDF-1) and its monogamous receptor CXCR4 are involved in trafficking of B cells and hematopoietic progenitors. CXCR4 expression was found in the large majority of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) cell lines and primary cells, and CXCR4 neutralization by monoclonal antibodies had profound in vitro effects on(More)
Circulating endothelial cells (CECs) were evaluated by flow cytometry in immunodeficient mice bearing human lymphoma. A trend toward higher CEC values was observed on days 7 and 14 after transplant, and differences versus controls were highly significant on day 21 (P = 0.0061). A strong correlation was found between CEC and tumor volume (r, 0.942; P =(More)
BACKGROUND Thalidomide, as a single agent, has been recently found to induce a clinical response in one third of refractory or relapsed myeloma patients. Although it has been reported that thalidomide significantly inhibits angiogenesis. it is still unclear whether its clinical effect is mediated, at least in part, by its anti-angiogenic properties. (More)
BACKGROUND Red cell (RBC) phenotyping using column agglutination technology (CAT) is currently limited by the reagents formulated in the system. To overcome this limitation, it was investigated whether monoclonal IgM reagents licensed for use with tube tests produced valid results with CAT. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS Commercial CAT, does not contain(More)
Circulating endothelial cells (CECs) were evaluated by flow cytometry in immunodeficient mice bearing human lymphoma. A trend toward higher CEC values was observed on days 7 and 14 after transplant, and differences versus controls were highly significant on day 21 (P 5 0.0061). A strong correlation was found between CEC and tumor volume (r, 0.942; P 5(More)
PURPOSE Stroma cells play a relevant role in tumor development and progression. We investigated the activity of herceptin (HER), a humanized monoclonal antibody widely used for the treatment of HER2-overexpressing epithelial cancer, toward stroma cell lines L87/4 and L88/5. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN We studied the antiproliferative potential of HER and role of(More)
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