Anna Maria Di Sciullo

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Infection with Helicobacter pylori is responsible for gastritis and gastroduodenal ulcers but is also a high risk factor for the development of gastric adenocarcinoma and lymphoma. The most pathogenic H. pylori strains (i.e., the so-called type I strains) associate the CagA virulence protein with an active VacA cytotoxin but the rationale for this(More)
VacA toxin is one of the most important virulence factors produced by H. pylori even though neither its role nor its action mechanisms are completely understood. First considered as a toxin inducing only cell vacuolation, VacA causes apoptosis of gastric epithelial cells by targeting mitochondria. A hotly debated question about VacA action is its(More)
The systematic but often subtle semantic differences between prenominal and postnominal adjectives first noted by Bolinger (1967) in many respects remain poorly understood. There remains a similar murkiness surrounding some of the systematic but often subtle semantic differences between preverbal and postverbal adverbs, of the sort noted by Bellert (1977),(More)
1 Computation with doubling constituents: Pronouns and antecedents in Phase Theory Sandiway Fong Jason Ginsburg University of Arizona University of Aizu Abstract In the biolinguistics program, syntax has access to only limited and minimal operations such as Merge (and Move) plus local (to Phase) probe-goal, Chomsky (2000, 2001). Under this blueprint, the(More)
This paper shows that systematic properties of performance systems can play an important role within the biolinguistic perspective on language by providing third-factor explanations for crucial design features of human language. In particular, it is demonstrated that the performance interface in language design contributes to the biolinguistic research(More)