Cecilia Pellicciari

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In this study the effects of all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) on cell cycle and apoptosis of MCF-7 human breast cancer cells were investigated to elucidate the mechanisms underlying the antineoplastic potential of this retinoid in breast cancer. The antiproliferative effect of ATRA was evaluated by DNA content measurements and dual-parameter flow cytometry of(More)
The Harderian gland in Rana esculenta has been studied during the annual cycle at the histological, histochemical and ultrastructural levels. The Harderian gland has an acinar structure and is the only orbital gland in anuran amphibia. It develops at the medial corner of the orbit from the conjunctival epithelium at the premetamorphic stage. In the adult(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to describe the implementation strategies of measurement instruments and their validity as adopted in Italian hospital nursing practice. METHOD A descriptive, regionally based study was adopted in 2008. Eight public hospitals were included. After collecting the available instruments used by nurses and/or patients in(More)
Histochemical journals represent a traditional forum where methodological and technological improvements can be presented and validated in view of their applications to investigate not only cytology and histology in normal and diseased conditions but to test as well hypotheses on more basic issues for life sciences, such as comparative and evolutionary(More)
Histochemistry provides the unique opportunity to detect single molecules in the very place where they exert their structural roles or functional activities: this makes it possible to correlate structural organization and function, and may be fruitfully exploited in countless biomedical research topics. Aiming to estimate the impact of histochemical(More)
In the last three years, more than 70,000 scientific articles have been published in peer reviewed journals on the application of histochemistry in the biomedical field: most of them did not appear in strictly histochemical journals, but in others dealing with cell and molecular biology, medicine or biotechnology. This proves that histochemistry is still an(More)
In agreement with the evolution of histochemistry over the last fifty years and thanks to the impressive advancements in microscopy sciences, the application of cytochemical techniques to light and electron microscopy is more and more addressed to elucidate the functional characteristics of cells and tissue under different physiological, pathological or(More)
Especially in recent years, biomedical research has taken advantage of the progress in several disciplines, among which microscopy and histochemistry. To assess the influence of histochemistry in the biomedical field, the articles published during the period 2011-2015 have been selected from different databases and grouped by subject categories: as(More)