Andrea Tandara

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BACKGROUND & AIMS Ligation of CD95 (APO-1/Fas) by antibody or CD95 ligand (CD95L) induces apoptosis and, in some cell lines, growth. Normal colonic epithelial cells constitutively express CD95. The function of CD95 on colonocytes is unknown. The aim of this study was to elucidate the role of epithelial CD95 in the normal colon and in ulcerative colitis. (More)
Tenascin-C is a multifunctional matrix protein that is induced in inflammation and neoplasia. In the colonic mucosa of ulcerative colitis patients tenascin-C indicates tissue repair, and mucosal concentrations are correlated with local disease activity. We prospectively examined the relationship between serum concentrations of tenascin-C parameters of(More)
The glycoprotein tenascin-C is up-regulated in inflammatory and neoplastic diseases. Most available data on tissue tenascin-C content do not distinguish its various isoforms. We have quantified tissue tenascin-C signals in colorectal mucosa, ulcerative colitis, colorectal carcinomas and liver metastases using 5 monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) with different(More)
Familial adenomatous polyposis coli (FAP) is an autosomal dominant genetic disorder caused by mutations of the APC gene on the long arm of chromosome 5. While multiple colorectal adenomas usually developing in early adolescence represent the most conspicuous phenotypic feature, the disease represents a generalized hyperproliferative disorder with various(More)
Familial adenomatous polyposis coli (FAP) is an autosomal dominant genetic disorder caused by mutations of the APC gene on the long arm of chromosome 5. While multiple colorectal adenomas usually developing in early adolescence represent the most conspicuous phenotypic feature, the disease represents a generalized hyperproliferative disorder with various(More)
Restorative proctocolectomy and ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA) is the therapy of choice for the prophylactic treatment of FAP. Despite maximal radicality, we frequently observed remaining rectal mucosa and in some cases even adenomas at the pouch-anal anastomosis. Therefore, we changed our postoperative care by adding a yearly proctoscopy to regular(More)
BACKGROUND Tenascin-C is a gycoprotein of the extracellular matrix with predominantly antiadhesive qualities. In the colon mucosa tenascin-C has been found to be induced in inflammatory and neoplastic diseases by immunohistology. This study aimed at quantitating mucosal tenascin-C induction. MATERIALS AND METHODS Mucosal tenascin-C concentration was(More)
Restorative proctocolectomy and ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA) is considered the operative therapy of choice for the prophylactic treatment of FAP. Recently, Vasen and coworkers [5] after correlating the incidence of metachronous rectal cancer with the site of the causative APC mutation suggested subtotal colectomy and IRA to be the primary treatment(More)
PURPOSE Tenascin C is a glycoprotein of the extracellular matrix. It is upregulated during embryologic development, wound healing, and under conditions of normal and neoplastic growth. Most available data on tenascin C expression in tissues is based on immunohistologic studies. The present study was designed to quantify tissue concentrations in patients(More)
Restorative proctocolectomy and ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA) is considered the therapy of choice for the prophylactic treatment of FAP in adults, while straight ileoanal endorectal pull-throughs were often favored in children. However, our experience with five children undergoing an ileoanal J-pouch procedure under the age of 15 years (7-15) due to(More)
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