Antonella Lettieri

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Multiple lesions in genes that are involved in cell cycle control, proliferation, survival and differentiation underlie T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (T-ALL). We translated these biological insights into clinical practice to improve diagnostic work-ups and patient management. Combined interphase fluorescence in situ hybridization (CI-FISH), single(More)
T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) and lymphoma (T-LBL) share common morphological and immunophenotypic features and are treated with similar therapeutic approaches. Nonetheless, they show distinct clinical presentations, suggesting that they may represent two different biological entities. To investigate the genetic characteristics of T-LBL and(More)
The identification of genetic and biochemical mechanisms underlying tumor growth and progression along with the unraveling of human genoma provided a plethora of new targets for cancer detection, treatment and monitoring. Simultaneously, the extraordinary development of a number of imaging technologies, including hybrid systems, allowed the visualization of(More)
Tumor microenvironment consists of a number of components including host resident stromal cells, infiltrating immune cells and extracellular matrix. The architecture surrounding tumor cells is not static but is subjected to a continuous remodeling in response to the dynamic interplay between tumor and stromal cells and to the production of extracellular(More)
INTRODUCTION Iron overload leads to multiple organ damage including endocrine organ dysfunctions. Hypogonadism is the most common non-diabetic endocrinopathy in primary and secondary iron overload syndromes. AIM To explore the molecular determinants of iron overload-induced hypogonadism with specific focus on hypothalamic derangements. A dysmetabolic male(More)
The relationship between hyperlipidaemia and thrombophilic state in atherosclerosis was appraised by evaluation of platelet aggregation according to Breddin in 20 patients with clinically established atherosclerosis, 10 normal controls, and 22 subjects taken from the average population of a medical department aged 12-58 yr with no history of(More)