Claudia Calzolari

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The diagnosis of canine lymphoma is achieved using morphological and immunological methods. In a certain percentage of cases, difficulties in making a definitive diagnosis of lymphoproliferative disorders may occur despite extensive immunophenotyping. Therefore, additional diagnostics, such as molecular assessment of Ig/TCR gene rearrangements clonality,(More)
The aim of this study was to validate an automated immunoturbidimetric assay used to quantify human albumin in urine and to accurately measure canine albumin concentrations in both urine and cerebrospinal fluid. The partial homology existing between human and canine albumin limited the accuracy of the human assays in measuring canine albumin without method(More)
A multitude of molecular techniques for monitoring minimal residual disease in lymphoproliferative disorders have been described to date. Real-Time Quantitative PCR targeting Immunoglobulin Heavy chain patient-specific sequences is increasingly being used for molecular detection of residual neoplastic B-cells using allele-specific oligos. The establishment(More)
Canine non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) is considered to be a good animal model for its human counterpart; nevertheless, comparative data on neo-angiogenesis are completely lacking. The aim of this study is to investigate the levels of serum vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) 2 and 9 in lymphoma-affected dogs.(More)
C. Calzolari1,∗, F. Gentilini1, C. Agnoli1, A. Zannoni2, A. Peli1, S. Cinotti1 and P. Famigli Bergamini1 1Veterinary Clinical Department, Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna 40064 Ozzano dell’Emilia, Bologna, Italy; 2Department of Veterinary Morphophysiology and Animal Production, Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna 40064 Ozzano dell’Emilia,(More)
Peculiar dorsal neurons present in the dorsal spinal cord of Trigla lucerna L. and Scorpaena porcus L. were investigated by neuroanatomical and immunohistochemical methods. These neurons were previously defined as commissural cells, but have now been identified as supramedullary neurons. The following fundamental criteria for identifying the supramedullary(More)