Davide Sartini

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Frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD) and Alzheimer's disease (AD) represent the most frequent causes of early-onset and late-onset degenerative dementia, respectively. A correct diagnosis entails the choice of appropriate therapies. In this view the present study aimed to identify biomarkers that could improve the differential diagnosis. We recently(More)
BACKGROUND Improved detection methods for diagnosis of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) are essential for early and reliable detection as well as treatment. Since recent data point to abnormal levels of microRNAs (miRNAs) in tumors, we hypothesized that a profile of deregulated miRNAs may be a marker of MPM and that the levels of specific miRNAs may be(More)
Lung cancer, predominantly non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), is currently the most common cause of malignancy-related death in the world. Despite advances in both detection and treatment, its incidence rate is still increasing. Therefore, effective strategies for early detection as well as molecular therapeutic targets are urgently needed. We focused on(More)
Carcinoma of the bladder is one of the most common urologic malignancies occurring worldwide. Diagnosis and monitoring of bladder urothelial carcinoma (UC) are based on cystoscopy and urinary cytology. However, these diagnostic methods still have some limitations, mainly related to invasive nature and lack of sensitivity. New reliable and non-invasive(More)
Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is the most common type of oral cancer. Despite progress in the treatment of OSCC, overall survival has not improved substantially in the last three decades. Therefore, identification of reliable biomarkers becomes essential to develop effective anti-cancer therapy. In this study, we focused on the enzyme Nicotinamide(More)
The aim of this study was to analyze the placental expression and allele status of promoter region of Klotho in association with preeclampsia, which represents the most common hypertensive disease of pregnancy. Klotho mRNA and protein levels were determined using real-time PCR and Western blot, respectively, in placental tissue samples obtained from 34(More)
BACKGROUND Early pregnancy loss can be associated with trophoblast insufficiency and coagulation defects. Thrombomodulin is an endothelial-associated anticoagulant protein involved in the control of hemostasis and inflammation at the vascular beds and it's also a cofactor of the protein C anticoagulant pathway. DISCUSSION We evaluate the Thrombomodulin(More)
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