Barbara Bernasconi

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OsMADS13 is a rice MADS-box gene that is specifically expressed in developing ovules. The amino acid sequence of OsMADS13 shows 74% similarity to those of FLORAL BINDING PROTEIN 7 (FBP7) and FBP11, the products of two MADS-box genes that are necessary and sufficient to determine ovule identity in Petunia. To assess whether OsMADS13, the putative rice(More)
Deletion of the 50f2/C (DYS7C) locus in interval 6 of Yq has previously been reported as a polymorphism in three males. We describe a survey of worldwide populations for further instances of this deletion. Of 859 males tested, 55 (approximately 6%) show absence of the 50f2/C locus; duplication of the locus was also detected in eight out of 595 males(More)
Cytogenetic, molecular and functional analysis has shown that chromosome region 6q27 harbors a senescence inducing gene and a tumor suppressor gene involved in several solid and hematologic malignancies. We have cloned at 6q27 and characterized the RNASE6PL gene which belongs to a family of cytoplasmic RNases highly conserved from plants, to man. Analysis(More)
AIMS (1) To validate a quantitative real time methylation specific PCR assay (MethyLight) for the detection of O6-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase (MGMT) gene methylation status (MS) in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). (2) To determine the immunohistochemical (IHC) expression of the MGMT protein and correlate it with MS. Both IHC and MethyLight(More)
The molecular alterations of pancreatic acinar cell carcinomas (ACCs) are poorly understood and have been reported as being different from those in ductal adenocarcinomas. Loss of TP53 gene function in the pathogenesis of ACCs is controversial since contradictory findings have been published. A comprehensive analysis of the different possible genetic and(More)
Ovarian metastases from colorectal carcinoma frequently mimic primary ovarian carcinomas. The present study was performed to identify possible criteria helpful in differential diagnosis. Twenty-three ovarian metastases from colorectal carcinomas and 23 primary ovarian carcinomas were evaluated clinicopathologically and immunostained with antigastric M1(More)
Bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are precursors of bone, cartilage and fat tissue. MSC can also regulate the immune response. For these properties, they are tested in clinical trials for tissue repair in combination with bioscaffolds or injected as cell suspension for immunosuppressant therapy. Experimental data, however, indicate that MSC(More)
PURPOSE We used conventional cytogenetics, molecular cytogenetics, and molecular genetic analyses to study the pattern of allelic loss on chromosome 6q in a cohort of borderline epithelial ovarian tumors. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Fifteen tumor samples were collected from patients undergoing surgery for ovarian tumors. The tumors of borderline malignancy,(More)
Cytogenetic investigation was performed on direct preparations of 15 endometrial cancers showing different histotypes. Clonal abnormalities were found in 11 out of 13 analysable cases. The modal chromosome number was near diploid in all cases. The abnormal karyotypes contained relatively simple numerical or structural aberrations in the majority of tumours.(More)
Complex karyotypes are often seen in primary surface epithelial ovarian tumors (SEOTs). Conventional cytogenetic as well as fluorescence in situ hybridization analyses coupled with loss of heterozygosity studies identified abnormalities of chromosome 6 as one of the most frequent lesions in these types of tumors. We performed cytogenetic analysis of direct(More)