Eleonora Bonaparte

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Primary myelofibrosis (PMF) is a myeloproliferative neoplasm characterised by the clonal proliferation of the haematopoietic precursors together with the progressive development of bone marrow fibrosis. This stromal alteration is an important clinical issue and specific prognostic markers are not currently available. In bone marrow biopsies from 58 PMF(More)
STUDY QUESTION Is the presence of ESX1 mRNA in seminal fluid (SF) an indicator of residual spermatogenesis in men with non-obstructive azoospermic (NOA)? SUMMARY ANSWER ESX1 mRNA in SF is a suitable molecular marker for predicting the presence of residual spermatogenesis in testis. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY ESX1 is an X-linked homeobox gene whose expression(More)
Primary plasma cell leukemia (pPCL) is a rare, yet aggressive form of de novo plasma cell tumor, distinct from secondary PCL (sPCL) which represents a leukemic transformation of pre-existing multiple myeloma (MM). Herein, we performed a comprehensive molecular analysis of a prospective series of pPCLs by means of FISH, single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP)(More)
The coexistence of mesothelioma and other primary malignancies has been previously reported in literature, but the finding of a pleural mesothelioma with a synchronous peritoneal mesothelioma has not been reported so far. We report a case of a 58-years-old woman that came to our attention for the incidental finding of an inguinal mass. Fine-needle biopsies(More)
BACKGROUND It would be of value to identify ongoing spermatogenesis molecular markers which can predict successful sperm recovery in patients with non-obstructive azoospermia undergoing conventional or microsurgical testicular sperm extraction (TESE/microTESE). ESX1 is an X-linked homeobox gene expressed in testis, placenta, brain and lung in humans and(More)
BACKGROUND Endobronchial ultrasonography with transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is recognized as an accurate and minimal invasive procedure for diagnosis and staging of lung cancer and lymph nodal malignancies. EBUS is recommended as the first choice procedure for mediastinal staging in lung cancer in international guidelines. METHODS A(More)
Genomic imprinting is an epigenetically regulated process determining allele-specific expression in a parent-of-origin dependent manner. Altered expression of imprinted genes characterizes numerous congenital diseases including Beckwith-Wiedemann, Silver-Russell, Angelman, and Prader-Willi syndromes as well as acquired disorders such as cancer. The(More)
Several molecular markers drive diagnostic classification, prognostic stratification, and/or prediction of response to therapy in patients with gliomas. Among them, IDH gene mutations are valuable markers for defining subtypes and are strongly associated with epigenetic silencing of the methylguanine DNA methyltransferase (MGMT) gene. However, little is(More)
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