Augusta Di Savino

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Centrosome abnormalities lead to genomic instability and are a common feature of many cancer cells. Here we show that mutations in morgana/chp-1 result in centrosome amplification and lethality in both Drosophila and mouse, and that the fly centrosome phenotype is fully rescued by the human ortholog of morgana. In mouse cells, morgana forms a complex with(More)
Chaperones and scaffold proteins are key elements involved in controlling the assembly of molecular complexes required for coordinated signal transduction. Here we describe morgana and melusin, two phylogenetically conserved chaperones that cooperate with Hsp90 and regulate signal transduction in important physiopathological processes. While morgana is(More)
We recently described morgana as an essential protein able to regulate centrosome duplication and genomic stability, by inhibiting ROCK. Here we show that morgana (+/-) mice spontaneously develop a lethal myeloproliferative disease resembling human atypical chronic myeloid leukemia (aCML), preceded by ROCK hyperactivation, centrosome amplification, and(More)
Morgana/CHP-1 is a ubiquitously expressed protein able to inhibit ROCK II kinase activity. We have previously demonstrated that morgana haploinsufficiency leads to multiple centrosomes, genomic instability, and higher susceptibility to tumour development. While a large fraction of human cancers has shown morgana down-regulation, a small subset of tumours(More)
Mitochondrial ferritin (FtMt) is an iron storage protein belonging to the ferritin family but, unlike the cytosolic ferritin, it has an iron-unrelated restricted tissue expression. FtMt appears to be preferentially expressed in cell types characterized by high metabolic activity and oxygen consumption, suggesting a role in protecting mitochondria from(More)
Mobilization of neutrophils from the bone marrow determines neutrophil blood counts and thus is medically important. Balanced neutrophil mobilization from the bone marrow depends on the retention-promoting chemokine CXCL12 and its receptor CXCR4 and the egression-promoting chemokine CXCL2 and its receptor CXCR2. Both pathways activate the small guanosine(More)
Di Savino A;Panuzzo C;Rocca S;Familiari U;Piazza R;Crivellaro S;Carrà G;Ferretti R;Fusella F;Giugliano E;Camporeale A;Franco I;Miniscalco B;Cutrin JC;Turco E;Silengo L;Hirsch E;Rege-Cambrin G;Gambacorti-Passerini C;Pandolfi PP;Papotti M;Saglio G;Tarone G;Morotti A;Brancaccio M. Morgana acts as an oncosuppressor in chronic myeloid leukemia.. BLOOD. 125 (14)(More)
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