Andrea Setini

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Monoamine oxidase (MAO) is responsible for the degradation of a number of neurotransmitters and other biogenic amines. In terrestrial vertebrates, two forms of the enzyme, named MAO A and B, were found in which mammals are coded by two similar but distinct genes. In teleosts, the biochemical data obtained so far indicate that enzyme activity is due to a(More)
Recent investigations have shown that malignant transformation may down-regulate the expression of class I HLA molecules, beta2-microglobulin (beta2m) and members of the antigen-processing machinery. In the present study, we HLA-genotyped and identified at a biochemical level the three (HLA-A25, -B8, -Cw7) class I alleles expressed by the previously(More)
The aim of this work was to verify, in two small size freshwater teleosts Danio rerio and Poecilia reticulata, the effects of short-time exposures (24 and 72 h) to a sublethal dose (500 microg/L) of nickel and lead, on brain monoamine oxidase (MAO), an important neural enzyme. The 24-h treatment using both metals caused a strong reduction of MAO activity in(More)
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