Elisa A Nigro

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Nuclear retinoic acid (RA) receptors (RARs) activate gene expression through dynamic interactions with coregulators in coordination with the ligand and phosphorylation processes. Here we show that during RA-dependent activation of the RARalpha isotype, the p160 coactivator pCIP/ACTR/AIB-1/RAC-3/TRAM-1/SRC-3 is phosphorylated by p38MAPK. SRC-3(More)
Inhibition of phosphodiesterase IV by N-(3,5-dichloropyrid-4-yl)-3-cyclopentyloxy-4-methoxybenzamide (piclamilast) enhances the myeloid differentiation induced by all-trans-retinoic acid (ATRA), retinoic acid receptor alpha (RARalpha), or retinoic acid receptor X agonists in NB4 and other retinoid-sensitive myeloid leukemia cell types. ATRA-resistant NB4.R2(More)
Working with C57BL/6 mouse tumor models, we had previously demonstrated that vaccination with IgE-coated tumor cells can protect against tumor challenge, an observation that supports the involvement of IgE in antitumor immunity. The adjuvant effect of IgE was shown to result from eosinophil-dependent priming of the T cell-mediated adaptive immune response.(More)
In eukaryotic cells, liganded RAR gamma 2/RXR alpha heterodimers activate the transcription of retinoic acid (RA) target genes and then are degraded through the ubiquitin-proteasome pathway. In this study, we dissected the role of the RAR gamma 2 and RXR alpha partners as well as of their respective AF-1 and AF-2 domains in the processes of transactivation(More)
The IgE-mediated immune system activation can be redirected to combat tumors. Mouse and human IgE have been shown to provide a potent adjuvant effect in antitumor vaccination, with a crucial role played by FcεRI. This effect results from T cell-mediated adaptive immune response. Modified vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA) has been used to infect IgE-loaded tumor(More)
Th2 immunity and allergic immune surveillance play critical roles in host responses to pathogens, parasites and allergens. Numerous studies have reported significant links between Th2 responses and cancer, including insights into the functions of IgE antibodies and associated effector cells in both antitumour immune surveillance and therapy. The(More)
Exogenous IgE acts as an adjuvant in tumor vaccination in mice, and therefore a direct role of endogenous IgE in tumor immunosurveillance was investigated. By using genetically engineered mice, we found that IgE ablation rendered mice more susceptible to the growth of transplantable tumors. Conversely, a strengthened IgE response provided mice with partial(More)
Cystic kidney diseases (CKD) is a class of disorders characterized by ciliary dysfunction and, therefore, belonging to the ciliopathies. The prototype CKD is autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), whose mutated genes encode for two membrane-bound proteins, polycystin-1 (PC-1) and polycystin-2 (PC-2), of unknown function. Recent studies on(More)
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