Cinzia Papadia

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Anandamide (AEA) is the prominent member of the endocannabinoid family and its biological action is mediated through the binding to both type-1 (CB1) and type-2 (CB2) cannabinoid receptors (CBR). The presence of AEA and CBR in the gastrointestinal tract highlighted their pathophysiological role in several gut diseases, including celiac disease. Here, we(More)
The present study was undertaken in order to establish the possible involvement of GABAergic and/or opioid pathways in the mechanism underlying the arginine-vasopressin (AVP) response to physical exercise. After fasting overnight, seven subjects were tested on four mornings at least 1 week apart. Exercise was performed on a bicycle ergometer. The workload(More)
OBJECTIVE The short isoform of thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP), a cytokine constitutively expressed by epithelial cells, is crucial in preserving immune tolerance in the gut. TSLP deficiency has been implicated in sustaining intestinal damage in Crohn's disease. We explored mucosal TSLP expression and function in refractory and uncomplicated coeliac(More)
Immunomodulation of the gut associated lyn-phoid tissue is a key issue in the clinical management of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Often toxic drugs are used to obtain clinical remission, sometimes in already immunocompromized patients. The presence of important co-morbidity might also heavily affect the clinical strategy. Poly-unsaturated fatty acids(More)
Abstract The possible inhibition exerted by ethanol on the oxytocin (OT) response to insulin-induced hypoglycaemia was tested in man. Furthermore, the possibilities that endogenous opioids play a role in the control of hypoglycaemia and/or ethanol action on OT were examined. Insulin tolerance tests were performed in three groups of eight age- and(More)
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