Emanuela Angela Marcantoni

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Cyclooxygenase (COX)-2-derived prostanoids can influence several processes that are linked to carcinogenesis. We aimed to address the hypothesis that platelets contribute to aberrant COX-2 expression in HT29 colon carcinoma cells and to reveal the role of platelet-induced COX-2 on the expression of proteins involved in malignancy and marker genes of(More)
3-(5-Chlorofuran-2-yl)-5-methyl-4-phenylisoxazole (P6), a known selective cyclooxygenase-1 (COX-1) inhibitor, was used to design a new series of 3,4-diarylisoxazoles in order to improve its biochemical COX-1 selectivity and antiplatelet efficacy. Structure-activity relationships were studied using human whole blood assays for COX-1 and COX-2 inhibition in(More)
Cardiovascular risk factors contribute to enhanced oxidative stress which leads to endothelial dysfunction. These events trigger platelet activation and their interaction with leukocytes and endothelial cells, thus contributing to the induction of chronic inflammatory processes at the vascular wall and to the development of atherosclerotic lesions and(More)
Enhanced biosynthesis of several cytokines, such as, transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1), is detected in gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). In this study, we addressed the question of whether the exposure to the abnormal milieu of GDM in vivo affects gene expression pattern of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) in response to TGF-β1. We(More)
S Activation of UTP-Sensitive P2Y2 Receptor Induces the Expression of Cholinergic Genes in Cultured Cortical Neurons: A Signaling Cascade Triggered by Ca Mobilization and Extracellular Regulated Kinase Phosphorylation Roy C. Y. Choi, Glanice K. Y. Chu, Nina L. Siow, Amanda W. Y. Yung, Lisa Y. Yung, Pinky S. C. Lee, Christopher C. W. Lo, Joseph Simon, Tina(More)
OBJECTIVE Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is associated with the premature development of cardiovascular disease. The platelet-endothelium interaction is important in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease. In this study, we investigated the platelet phenotype from patients with SLE and matched controls, and their effect on endothelial cells. (More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Hyperglycaemic memory describes the progression of diabetic complications during subsequent periods of improved glycaemia. We addressed the hypothesis that transient hyperglycaemia causes aberrant COX-2 expression in HUVEC in response to IL-1β through the induction of long-lasting epigenetic changes involving microRNA-16 (miR-16), a(More)
We studied the effects of 17β-estradiol (E₂) (10, 40 nM) on 2 vasoprotective pathways, i.e. cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2)-dependent prostanoids and the antioxidant heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1), in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) exposed for 6h to steady laminar shear stress (LSS, 10 dyn/cm²), characteristic of atherosclerotic lesion-protected areas.(More)
The aim of this discussion is to describe what is a defecography, how we have to perform it, what can we see and to present the main physio-pathological illnesses of pelvic floor and anorectal region that can be studied with this method and its advantages over other screening techniques. Defecography is a contrastographic radiological examination that(More)
Incidental finding of pancreatic focalities has increased thanks to a larger use of radiological examinations (Ultrasound, CT). The differential diagnosis between focal inflammatory and heteroplastic disease is frequently complicated by the wide spectrum of lesions and by the aspecificity of clinical and medical history, as well as of imaging findings. MRI(More)
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