César Palermo

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All components of the IGF systems and all regulatory mechanisms known are present and active in bone tissue. Osteoblasts synthesize IGF-I and IGF-II which have mitogenic effects on bone cells. Although the relative productions of IGF-I and IGF-II by osteoblasts are different depending on different bone districts and experimental conditions, it seems now(More)
Total mercury and methylmercury concentrations were measured in the muscle tissue of different fish species from the Adriatic Sea to ascertain whether the concentrations exceeded the maximum level fixed by the European Commission. Large species-dependent variability was observed. The highest total mercury mean concentrations were in benthic (0.20-0.76(More)
We studied the effects of in vitro treatment of differentiating osteogenic cells with FMS*Calciumfluor, to determine whether it caused changes in proliferative or differentiation potential of osteoblasts. FMS*Calciumfluor was developed for the therapy of post-menopausal and age-related osteoporosis on the basis of the principles of resonance homeopathy and(More)
The homeopathic compound of resonance FMS*Calciumfluor (FMS*) reportedly promotes osteogenic differentiation of rat pre-osteoblasts in vitro. Here, we show that the continuous exposure of differentiating rat osteogenic cells (ROB) to FMS* modulates the level of expression of mRNAs for 7 of the 8 osteogenic markers tested. Alkaline phosphatase (AP),(More)
The aim of our study was to evaluate the effect of alpha-interferon (alpha-IFN) on cell growth and on the different IGF system components in a human non-small cell lung cancer line (Calu-6) in vitro. Our results confirm the release of IGF-I and IGF-II by these cells. The amount of IGF-II in conditioned media (10.25 +/- 3.95 nM/10(6) cells, mean +/- SE) was(More)
Postproliferative confluent cultures of primary rat tibial osteoblasts (ROB), cultured in medium supplemented with ascorbic acid and beta-glycerophosphate (AS-bGP, differentiation medium) express, in sequence, specific bone markers which identify a succession of maturation stages, and eventually form mineralized noduli. We report an investigation on the(More)
During osteogenesis, in vitro, of tibial-derived rat osteoblasts (ROB) and derived clones, changes occur in the interactions of mature osteoblasts with the endogenous extracellular matrix (ECM) and these culminate in the formation of tridimensional nodules, which become sites of mineral deposition. We investigated if these changes might be mediated by(More)
We studied the involvement of G-proteins in transducing the inductive signal generated by treatment of tibial-derived neonatal rat osteoblasts (ROB) cultured in vitro with FMS*Calciumfluor, a homeopathic preparation utilized in the therapy of osteoporosis. We previously reported that FMS*Calciumfluor acts as inducer and potentiator of osteogenic(More)
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