Annamaria Pezzotti

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Polymorphisms in the mitochondrial genome are hypothesized to be associated with risk of various diseases, including cancer. However, there has been conflicting evidence for associations between a common polymorphism in the mitochondrial genome (A10398G, G10398A in some prior reports) and breast cancer risk. Reactive oxygen species, a by-product of(More)
MF59 is a safe and effective vaccine adjuvant that has been used in a licensed seasonal influenza vaccine for 15 years. The purpose of the present studies was to directly address a question that has been asked of us on many occasions: "which is the adjuvant active component of MF59?". Since we have recently gained a number of insights on how MF59 works as(More)
DNA double-strand breaks (DSB) are the most lethal form of ionizing radiation-induced DNA damage, and failure to repair them results in cell death. In order to see if any associations exist between DNA repair gene polymorphisms and phenotypic profiles of DSB repair (DSBR) we performed a genotype-phenotype correlation study in 118 young healthy subjects(More)
OBJECTIVE Pharmaceutical preparations of human menopausal gonadotrophin (hMG), urine-derived follicle-stimulating hormone (u-FSH) and highly purified u-FSH (u-FSH-HP) have been available since the early 1960s and the mid 1980s and 1990s, respectively. Another commercial preparation of u-FSH-HP, Folyrmon P, was launched in Japan in 1999. The aim of this(More)
We investigated factors related to adolescent alcohol consumption by administering an anonymous questionnaire to 2737 9th and 13th grade high-school students in the province of Brescia. A total of 1364 students coming from an urban area (the town of Brescia with about 200,000 inhabitants) and 1373 students from a mountainous area (Breno, Local Health Unit(More)
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