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Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) offer an unprecedented opportunity to model human disease in relevant cell types, but it is unclear whether they could successfully model age-related diseases such as Parkinson's disease (PD). Here, we generated iPSC lines from seven patients with idiopathic PD (ID-PD), four patients with familial PD associated to the(More)
Nanoparticles (NPs) are emerging as promising biomedical tools thanks to their peculiar characteristics. Our purpose was to investigate the embryotoxicity of cobalt ferrite and gold NPs through the Embryonic Stem Cell Test (EST). The EST is an in vitro standard assay, which permits to classify substances as strongly, weakly or non-embryotoxic. Due to the(More)
The large tegument proteins of herpesviruses encode conserved cysteine proteases of unknown function. Here we show that BPLF1, the Epstein-Barr-virus-encoded member of this protease family, is a deneddylase that regulates virus production by modulating the activity of cullin-RING ligases (CRLs). BPLF1 hydrolyses NEDD8 conjugates in vitro, acts as a(More)
Safety and toxic effects of nanoparticles are still largely unexplored due to the multiple aspects that influence their behaviour toward biological systems. Here, we focus the attention on 12 nm spherical gold nanoparticle coated or not with hyaluronic acid compared to its precursor counterpart salt. Results ranging from the effects of a 10-days exposure in(More)
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