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Neoplastic canine keratinocytes derived from a spontaneous oral squamous cell carcinoma were maintained in culture for more than 45 passages. The presence of desmosomes and keratin filaments was demonstrated by electron microscopy and immunohistochemistry. The keratinocytes were grown in two different culture conditions to induce variations in the stage of(More)
We used lectins as probes to demonstrate the composition of membrane carbohydrates of canine keratinocytes in various functional stages and various degrees of differentiation. Keratinocytes during normal epidermal turnover were compared by lectin immunohistochemistry to cells of hyperplastic epidermis and neoplastic keratinocytes. Three types of epidermal(More)
Amyloid-ß (Aß) fragments, oligomeric Aß aggregates, and pyroglutamylated-Aß peptides, as well as epigenetic mechanisms and autophagy dysfunction all appear to contribute in various ways to Alzheimer's disease progression. We previously showed that dietary supplementation of oleuropein aglycone, a natural phenol abundant in the extra virgin olive oil, can be(More)
The healthy effects of plant polyphenols, some of which characterize the so-called Mediterranean diet, have been shown to arise from epigenetic and biological modifications resulting, among others, in autophagy stimulation. Our previous work highlighted the beneficial effects of oleuropein aglycone (OLE), the main polyphenol found in the extra virgin olive(More)
The amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles found in the Alzheimer's disease (AD) brain arise as a result of self-assembly into fibrillar material of amyloid-β protein (Aβ) and hyperphosphorylated tau, respectively, through a pathological process starting with the appearance of aggregation nuclei and neurotoxic oligomers. Accordingly, the search of(More)
AIM In TgCRND8 (Tg) mice we checked the dose-response effect of diet supplementation with oleuropein aglycone (OLE) at 12.5 or 0.5 mg kg-1 of diet. We also studied the effects of dietary intake of the mix of polyphenols present in olive mill waste water administered at a total dose as high as the highest dose of OLE (50 mg kg-1 of diet) previously(More)
A new silicon microstrip detector was designed by the CDF collaboration for the proposed high-luminosity operation of the Tevatron pp̄ collider (Run IIb). The detector is radiation-tolerant and will still be functional after exposure to particle fluences of 10 1-MeV equivalent neutrons=cm and radiation doses of 20MRad. The detector will maintain or exceed(More)
Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase-1 (PARP1) activation contributes to the cascade of events initiated by amyloid-β (Aβ) peptide eventually leading to cell death in Alzheimer's disease brain. A significant accumulation of PAR polymers and increase of PARP1 expression were detected in the cortex at the early (3.5 months) and intermediate (6 months) stage of Aβ(More)