Elisa Giovanetti

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Antidepressant-sensitive serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5HT) transporters (SERTs) are responsible for efficient synaptic clearance of extracellular 5HT. Previously (Qian, Y., Galli, A., Ramamoorthy, S., Risso, S., DeFelice, L. J., and Blakely, R. D. (1997) J. Neurosci. 17, 45-47), we demonstrated that protein kinase (PKC)-linked pathways in transfected(More)
Norepinephrine (NE) transporters (NETs) found in the neuronal plasma membrane mediate the removal of NE from the extracellular space, limiting the activation of adrenoceptors at noradrenergic synapses. Our previous studies with the noradrenergic neuroblastoma SK-N-SH have revealed a muscarinic receptor-triggered regulation of NET surface density and(More)
Cochaperonins (cpn10) assist chaperonins (cpn60) in mediating folding of polypeptide substrates in an ATP-dependent reaction. Moreover, they have been shown to be secretory products of living cells and to perform discrete biological activities without the need to interact with cpn60. Here, we have investigated the possible existence of cellular cpn10(More)
Taking advantage of a standard assay on mouse LM cells (murine fibroblast-like cells), we found that several diaminic carbonates, a new class of organic compounds synthesized in our laboratories, were able to inhibit human tumor necrosis factor alpha (huTNFalpha)-induced cytotoxicity in a dose-dependent manner. Structure-function relationship studies(More)
Aberrant signalling through the pathways of small GTP-binding proteins, belonging to the Ras superfamily (Ras, Rho, Rac, Cdc42 etc.), occurs in several types of cancer, where mutated Ras accumulates in its GTP-bound active form and causes uncontrolled cell proliferation. For these reasons, molecules able to target the Ras pathway in any of its stages are(More)
Female BALB/c mice were immunized with either dianthin32 or momochin, type 1 ribosome-inactivating proteins (RIPs) derived from Dianthus charyophyllus and Momordica cochinchinensis, respectively. Five anti-dianthin32 and 6 anti-momochin secreting hybridomas were obtained by somatic fusion of lymphocytes with myeloma cell line NS0. The monoclonal antibodies(More)
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