Anna Maria Rossi

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BACKGROUND The frequency of chromosomal aberrations (CA) in peripheral blood lymphocytes of healthy individuals has been associated with cancer risk. It is presently unclear whether this association is influenced by individual susceptibility factors such as genetic polymorphisms of xenobiotic-metabolizing enzymes. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the role of(More)
The micronucleus (MN) assay in peripheral blood lymphocytes was applied to assess the genotoxic potential of a single dose of iodine-131 (131I) given to six patients for ablation of thyroid remnants after total thyroidectomy. Lymphocytes were taken at various times after 131I therapy (from 2 to 180 days), and evaluated for the presence of MN in the(More)
Objective: The aim of the present study was to estimate the concordance rate between erythrocyte thiopurine methyltransferase (TPMT) activity and genotype at the TPMT locus in an Italian population sample. Methods: The TPMT phenotype and genotype were determined in an unrelated population of 103 Italian healthy blood donors. Erythrocyte TPMT activity was(More)
Real-time PCR is the benchmark method for measuring mRNA expression levels, but the accuracy and reproducibility of its data greatly depend on appropriate normalization strategies. Though the minipig model is largely used to study cardiovascular disease, no specific reference genes have been identified in porcine myocardium. The aim of the study was to(More)
BACKGROUND Many biomedical publications refer to data obtained from collections of biosamples. Sharing such bioresources (biological samples, data, and databases) is paramount for the present governance of research. Recognition of the effort involved in generating, maintaining, and sharing high quality bioresources is poorly organized, which does not(More)
J. P. Lees, V. Poireau, V. Tisserand, E. Grauges, A. Palano, G. Eigen, B. Stugu, D.N. Brown, L. T. Kerth, Yu. G. Kolomensky, M. Lee, G. Lynch, H. Koch, T. Schroeder, C. Hearty, T. S. Mattison, J. A. McKenna, R.Y. So, A. Khan, V. E. Blinov, A. R. Buzykaev, V. P. Druzhinin, V. B. Golubev, E. A. Kravchenko, A. P. Onuchin, S. I. Serednyakov, Yu. I. Skovpen, E.(More)
The multidrug resistance gene (MDR1) has been reported to be an additional prognostic factor in acute myeloid leukaemia patients. This study evaluated the prognostic role of MDR1 in the outcome of 115 multiple myeloma patients treated with DAV (dexamethasone, doxorubicin [adryamicin] and vincristine) regimen followed by autologous transplantation. In(More)
Chloroethylene oxide and 2-chloroacetaldehyde, two metabolites of vinyl chloride, and 2-chloroethanol, a putative metabolic intermediate, were assayed for their genetic activity in the yeasts Schizosaccharomyces pombe and Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Chloroethylene oxide was found to be the most effective in inducing forward mutations in Sch. pombe and gene(More)
Dysphagia, gastroesophageal reflux (GER) and esophageal metaplasia are reported with various incidence in the long term follow-up of patients treated at birth for esophageal atresia (EA). To evaluate the long term outcomes 26 patients treated at birth for EA with Tracheo Esophageal Fistula (TEF) were examined 8–28 (mean 15.8) years later by clinical(More)
Because of the wide use of single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) as markers of genetic variation, several high-throughput genotyping methods have been developed and applied during the past decades. High-resolution melting (HRM) is a very attractive, advanced, fast, and cost-effective SNP genotyping technology based on the analysis of the melting profile of(More)