Edoardo Bettini

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Stress-activated protein kinase/extracellular signal-regulated protein kinase-1/c-Jun NH2-terminal kinase kinase is a dual-specificity kinase which phosphorylates and activates stress-activated protein kinase/c-Jun NH2-terminal kinase, a recently discovered mitogen-activated protein kinase that is stimulated by stressful stimuli and that regulates cellular(More)
Mitogen-activated protein kinases are important mediators of signal transduction from the cell surface to the nucleus and their activation has been implicated in a wide array of physiological processes. The extracellular-signal-regulated kinases are the archetypal and best studied members of the mitogen activated protein kinases. Recently, additional(More)
Calcium is essential for a variety of functions in animals, including signal transduction, transmission of nerve impulses, and bone and scale growth. In freshwater adapted teleosts, blood calcium levels are maintained constant (2-4 mM) even at low external calcium concentration (< 0.01 mM). Epithelial cells in skin and gill have been implicated in calcium(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the extracellular matrix gene expression in the hypertrophied left ventricular tissue of spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) and Wistar-Kyoto (WKY) rats, at early and mature ages. Interestingly, with age, a marked increase (+85% and +187% at 25 and 30 weeks of age, respectively, p < 0.01, vs 5 weeks) in matrix(More)
Expressed sequence tags (ESTs) for the catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) were identified and characterized by shotgun sequencing coupled to Northern analysis. We have identified and characterized a number of cDNA clones from a catfish olfactory mucosal library that show differential tissue expression including several that are enriched in chemosensory tissue.(More)
Cancer in the transplanted kidney is rare, and its clinical and surgical management can be controversial. We report 3 cases of cancer in renal transplantation (1 case of renal cell carcinoma and 2 cases of transitional cell carcinoma) and their treatment. Our data and those reported in the literature suggest that these cancers can be treated like a neoplasm(More)
Previous experiments had shown that in decerebrate cats activation of limb extensor motoneurons during side-down roll tilt of the animal or side-up neck rotation depends on both an increased discharge of excitatory vestibulospinal (VS) neurons and a reduced discharge of inhibitory reticulospinal (RS) neurons of the medulla, thus leading to disinhibition of(More)
Fracture of the penis during intercourse is a relatively uncommon condition. We report a rare case with laceration of bilateral corpora cavernosa and associated complete urethral rupture. The patient underwent immediate surgical repair of the penile fracture with primary urethroplasty. After 1 year follow-up he presents excellent results with normal sexual(More)
Experiments were performed to find out whether changes in resting discharge of the inhibitory reticulospinal (RS) neurons of the medulla, produced either by selective destruction or by cholinergic activation of a pontine tegmental reticular system, may modify the response gain of limb extensor muscles to given parameters of roll tilt of the animal or neck(More)
The main aim of the present study was to find out whether the dynamic characteristics of responses of limb extensor muscles to labyrinth stimulation were modified by the proprioceptive input elicited by appropriate displacements of the corresponding limb extremity. In cats decerebrated at precollicular or intercollicular level, the multiunit EMG activity of(More)
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