Carolyn Piazza

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Stroke is the third most common cause of death in the United States and is the number one cause of long-term disability. Legislative mandates, largely the result of the American Heart Association, American Stroke Association, and Brain Attack Coalition working cooperatively, have resulted in nationwide standardization of care for patients who experience a(More)
Using different stereoselective chemical and chemoenzymatic approaches we synthesized the chiral, Calpha-methylated alpha-amino acid L-(alphaMe)Nva with a short, linear side-chain. A set of terminally protected model peptides to the pentamer level containing either (alphaMe)Nva or Nva in combination with Ala and/or Aib was prepared using solution methods(More)
The note reviews published and unpublished data on acaralogical studies carried out by different parasitologists' groups in Sardinia and Basilicata regions. In Sardinia 72 collecting sites were investigated and a total of 4,086 ticks were collected from hosts (cattle, sheep, goats and pigs) and from soil. So far 2,413 ticks belonging to six genera have been(More)
Odontogenic tumors occur within the jaw bones and may be derived from odontogenic epithelium or ectomesenchyme or contain active components of both tissue types. We investigated the gene expression profile of enamel matrix proteins (EMPs), genes related to osteogenesis, and the mineralization process in odontogenic tumor cell populations focusing on an(More)
Trikoningin KB II, a ten-amino acid residue lipopeptaibol blocked at the N-terminus by the n-octanoyl group and at the C-terminus by the 1,2-amino alcohol L-leucinol, and extracted from the fungus Trichoderma koningii, exhibits membrane-modifying properties. We have synthesized by solution-phase methods trikoningin KB II and several analogues with acyl(More)
Sepsis may be defined as a clinical syndrome caused by an organism's response to infection. The complex alterations triggered by the infection include inflammation and systemic coagulopathy in the absence of effective fibrinolysis. Possible manifestations vary in entity and severity, ranging from systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) to septic(More)
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