Carlo Gambacorti Passerini

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The targeting of BCR-ABL, a hybrid oncogenic tyrosine (Y) kinase, does not eradicate chronic myeloid leukemia (CML)-initiating cells. Activation of β-catenin was linked to CML leukemogenesis and drug resistance through its BCR-ABL-dependent Y phosphorylation and impaired binding to GSK3β (glycogen synthase kinase 3β). Herein, we show that GSK3β is(More)
All-trans-retinoic acid (ATRA) downregulates the expression of two cellular procoagulants, tissue factor (TF) and cancer procoagulant (CP), in human promyelocytic leukemia cells. To evaluate whether or not changes of the procoagulant activities (PCAs) may share mechanisms with the ATRA-induced cyto-differentiation process, we have characterized the effect(More)
We investigated the effect of the acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) specific PML/RARalpha fusion protein on the sensitivity to TNF-alpha-mediated apoptosis. The U937 leukemia cell line was transduced with PML/RARalpha cDNA. PML/RARalpha expression caused a markedly reduced sensitivity to TNF-alpha, even if apoptosis was triggered by agonistic antibodies to(More)
Human peripheral blood monocytes and mature macrophages were found to produce significant procoagulant activity (PCA), identified as tissue factor, on exposure to a variety of human (K562, HL60, Raji) and murine (TU5, NS-1) transformed cell lines. The monocyte procoagulant response was vigorous, generating PCA to a level nearly comparable to the response to(More)
Adherent lymphokine-activated killer (A-LAK) activity has been recently differentiated in recombinant interleukin-2 (rIL-2) activated PBL. A pilot study on A-LAK + rIL-2 injection into the post-surgical cavity of glioblastoma-operated patients is ongoing. Preliminary data support the feasibility of this technique, which may improve the antitumor response of(More)
The authors used cancer registry data to assess the incidence rate of second primary cancers among chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients and the long-term survival of CML patients before the introduction of tyrosine kinase inhibitors. In the Swedish Cancer Registry, the authors identified 2,753 adult CML patients diagnosed between 1970 and 1995 who were(More)
Motivation: We here present OncoScore, an open-source tool and R package that implements a novel text-mining method capable of ranking genes according to their association to cancer, based on available biomedical literature on PubMed. OncoScore can scan the biomedical literature with dynamically updatable web queries and measure the association to cancer of(More)
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