Elisa Schena

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Mandibuloacral dysplasia type A (MADA) is a rare laminopathy characterized by growth retardation, craniofacial anomalies, bone resorption at specific sites including clavicles, phalanges and mandibula, mottled cutaneous pigmentation, skin rigidity, partial lipodystrophy, and insulin resistance. The disorder is caused by recessive mutations of the LMNA gene(More)
BACKGROUND INFORMATION Emerin is a nuclear envelope protein that contributes to nuclear architecture, chromatin structure, and gene expression through its interaction with various nuclear proteins. In particular, emerin is molecularly connected with the nuclear lamina, a protein meshwork composed of lamins and lamin-binding proteins underlying the inner(More)
Lamin A is a component of the nuclear lamina mutated in a group of human inherited disorders known as laminopathies. Among laminopathies, progeroid syndromes and lipodystrophies feature accumulation of prelamin A, the precursor protein which, in normal cells, undergoes a multi-step processing to yield mature lamin A. It is of utmost importance to(More)
BACKGROUND Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) has evolved multiple mechanisms to manipulate its cellular niche for its own advantage. Many efforts have been made to understand basal mechanisms of mycobacterial infections. However, the underlying molecular regulation is not fully understood. Recently, a new class of non-coding, small RNAs, called microRNAs(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to develop standardized protocols for rapid delamanid drug susceptibility testing (DST) using the colorimetric resazurin microtitre assay (REMA) and semi-automated BACTEC™ MGIT™ 960 system (MGIT) by establishing breakpoints that accurately discriminate between susceptibility and resistance of Mycobacterium(More)
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