Claudio Poiesi

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The allergenicity of seed storage proteins, the major components of edible legume seeds, may cause serious reactions in both children and adult population. Updated methodologies for evaluation of the activity of these proteins are needed. In this paper we used two-dimensional (2D) electrophoretic techniques to investigate the immuno-cross-reactivities of(More)
HIV-1 p17 contains C- and N-terminal sequences with positively charged residues and a consensus cluster for heparin binding. We have previously demonstrated by affinity chromatography that HIV-1 p17 binds strongly to heparin-agarose at physiological pH and to human activated CD4(+) T cells. In this study we demonstrated that the viral protein binds to(More)
We have previously shown that HIV-1 p17 binds to activated peripheral blood mononuclear cells and enhances secretion of pro-inflammatory cytokines, but we were unable to define a ligand on activated cells. In this work we evaluate the hypothesis that HIV-1 p17 may be a heparin/heparan sulfate-binding protein. HIV-1 p17 contains C- and N-terminal sequences(More)
Since casein proteolysis has a critical role in defining the typical characteristics of Grana Padano cheese, we evaluated the hydrolysis of alphas-casein during the ripening process. Thanks to the high specificity of the anti-alphas((alphas1 + alphas2)-casein monoclonal antibody and amino acid sequence determination, it was possible to identify three main(More)
We describe the specific interaction between high-purity recombinant human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) type 1 p17 and human gamma interferon (hIFN-gamma) proteins. This interaction was found to be dose dependent and to involve conformational epitopes on both sides. Specificity was confirmed by competition ELISA, using monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) to(More)
BACKGROUND Products based on hydrolysed cow milk proteins or amino acid mixtures are recommended in children with cow's milk hypersensitivity. However, some children who are allergic to cow's milk and who clinically react to substitute milk formulas have been observed. OBJECTIVE To determine the tolerance and allergenicity of protein hydrolysate or amino(More)
Somatostatin (SRIH), a cyclic tetradecapeptide hormone originally isolated from mammalian hypothalamus, is a potent suppressor of pituitary growth hormone (GH) secretion. SRIH acts through a family of G-protein-coupled membrane receptors containing seven transmembrane domains. Five genes encoding distinct SRIH receptor (SSTR) subtypes have so far been(More)
The authors' previous observation that many of the monoclonal antibodies against Helicobacter pylori cross-react with the cells of the human gastric mucosa prompted them to investigate the possibility that gastric self-antigens cross-reacting with H. pylori could be involved in the immune response against this organism. It was found that three antibodies(More)
To study the onset of the action of gonadal sex steroids on the GH axis in spontaneous puberty, which is prolonged and sparingly predictable, we present a clinical investigative paradigm in which six previously untreated boys with isolated hypogonadotropic hypogonadism were exposed to progressively higher testosterone levels designed to mimic the androgen(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS The majority of patients with Helicobacter pylori infection have autoantibodies cross-reacting with gastric antigens. In this study, the relation between autoantibody status, histopathology of body mucosa, and antigenic profile of H. pylori was investigated. METHODS One hundred patients were examined for H. pylori infection, body(More)