Carmen Lanzara

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Respiratory insufficiency is the major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients affected by cystic fibrosis (CF). An excessive neutrophilic inflammation, mainly orchestrated by the release of IL-8 from bronchial epithelial cells and amplified by chronic bacterial infection with Pseudomonas aeruginosa, leads to progressive tissue destruction. The(More)
BACKGROUND The identification of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients who are at greater risk of lung damage could be clinically valuable. Thus, we attempted to replicate previous findings and verify the possible association between three single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs c.-52G>A, c.-44C>G and c.-20G>A) in the 5' untranslated region (5' UTR) of the β defensin(More)
We analyzed erythrocyte glycoconjugates in two families with congenital dyserythropoietic anemia type II (CDA-II): family 2 with the typical localization of the disease gene to chromosome 20q11.2 and family 1 in which this localization was excluded. Despite the different genetics, the erythrocyte glycoconjugate abnormalities in the two families were(More)
Myosins have been implicated in various motile processes, including organelle translocation, ion-channel gating, and cytoskeleton reorganization. Different members of the myosin superfamily are responsible for syndromic and nonsyndromic hearing impairment in both humans and mice. MYH14 encodes one of the heavy chains of the class II nonmuscle myosins, and(More)
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