Arianna Francesconi

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BACKGROUND Sortilin, a member of the Vps10p-domain receptor family, has been demonstrated a key regulator in mediating cellular response to pro-neurotrophins. In the present study, we investigated the role of sortilin in the apoptotic pathway of vascular smooth muscle cells. METHODS AND PRINCIPAL FINDINGS Immunohistochemistry revealed that sortilin was(More)
OBJECTIVE Myocardial fibrosis contributes to the impairing of cardiac function and characterizes ageing, but is also a consequence of atherosclerotic ischemic disease. Since atherosclerosis is a slow progressive disease, which prevails in elderly populations, the aim of this study was to distinguish the contribution of ageing and atherosclerosis to cardiac(More)
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