Alice Santi

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Morin is a natural polyphenol, originally isolated from members of the Moraceae family that can be extracted from leaves, fruits, stems and branches of numerous plants. Several evidence have demonstrated that Morin could have a beneficial effect on several human diseases. In fact, Morin exerts antioxidant, antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory, antitumoral,(More)
Fibroblasts are the most abundant cells in connective tissue and, with fibrillar extracellular matrix, form the structural scaffolding of organs. In solid tumors, interaction with cancer cells induces fibroblasts transdifferentiation into an activated form, which become a fundamental part of the tumor stroma. Within tumor microenvironment stromal and cancer(More)
BACKGROUND Type-2 diabetes is a worldwidely diffuse disease characterized by insulin resistance that arises from alterations of receptor and/or post-receptor events of insulin signalling. Studies performed with PTP1B-deficent mice demonstrated that PTP1B is the main negative regulator of insulin signalling. Inhibition or down regulation of this enzyme(More)
Solid tumors are composed of both cancer cells and various types of accessory cells, mainly fibroblasts, that collectively compose the so called tumor-microenvironment. Cancer-associated fibroblasts have been described to actively participate in cancer progression by establishing a cytokine-mediated as well as metabolic crosstalk with cancer cells. In the(More)
The secretome of cancer and stromal cells generates a microenvironment that contributes to tumour cell invasion and angiogenesis. Here we compare the secretome of human mammary normal and cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs). We discover that the chloride intracellular channel protein 3 (CLIC3) is an abundant component of the CAF secretome. Secreted CLIC3(More)
Originally identified as a low molecular weight acid phosphatase, LMW-PTP is actually a protein tyrosine phosphatase that acts on many phosphotyrosine-containing cellular proteins that are primarily involved in signal transduction. Differences in sequence, structure, and substrate recognition as well as in subcellular localization in different organisms(More)
Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and unfolded protein response (UPR) are highly activated in cancer and involved in tumorigenesis and resistance to anti-cancer therapy. UPR is becoming a promising target of anti-cancer therapies. Thus, the identification of UPR components that are highly expressed in cancer could offer new therapeutic opportunity.In this(More)
Tumor progression alters the composition and physical properties of the extracellular matrix. Particularly, increased matrix stiffness has profound effects on tumor growth and metastasis. While endothelial cells are key players in cancer progression, the influence of tumor stiffness on the endothelium and the impact on metastasis is unknown. Through(More)
Steven E Reid, Emily Kay, Lisa J Neilson, Anne-Theres Henze, Jens Serneels, Ewan J McGhee, Sandeep Dhayade, Colin Nixon, John Mackey, Alice Santi, Karthic Swaminathan, Dimitris Athineos, Vasileios Papalazarou, Francesca Patella, ¡lvaro Rom·n-Fern·ndez, Yasmin ElMaghloob, Juan Ramon Hernandez-Fernaud, Ralf H Adams, Shehab Ismail, David M Bryant, Manuel(More)
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