Emilia Coppari

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p28 is a 28-amino acid peptide fragment of the cupredoxin azurin derived from Pseudomonas aeruginosa that preferentially penetrates cancerous cells and arrests their proliferation in vitro and in vivo. Its antitumor activity reportedly arises from post-translational stabilization of the tumor suppressor p53 normally downregulated by the binding of several(More)
p28 is an anionic, amphipathic, cell-penetrating peptide derived from the cupredoxin azurin that binds to the DNA-binding domain (DBD) of the tumor suppressor protein, p53, and induces a post-translational increase in the level of wild type and mutated p53 in a wide variety of human cancer cells. As p63 and p73, additional members of the p53 superfamily of(More)
BACKGROUND TP53 tumor suppressor gene is mutated in more than 50% of human tumors. Mutated p53 proteins could sequestrate and inactivate p73 reducing the apoptotic and anti-proliferative effects of the transcription factor, and yielding cancer cells more aggressive and chemoresistant. The possibility of using drugs to prevent the mutant p53/p73 complex(More)
In this work a novel electrochemical biosensing platform based on the coupling of two different nanostructured materials (gold nanoparticles and fullerenols) displaying interesting electrochemical features, has been developed and characterized. Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) exhibit attractive electrocatalytic behavior stimulating in the last years, several(More)
Viral particles are endowed with physicochemical properties whose modulation confers certain metastability to their structures to fulfill each task of the viral cycle. Here, we investigate the effects of swelling and ion depletion on the mechanical stability of individual tomato bushy stunt virus nanoparticles (TBSV-NPs). Our experiments show that calcium(More)
β2-Microglobulin (B2M) is a human protein involved in the regulation of immune response and represents a useful biomarker for several diseases. Recently, anti-B2M monoclonal antibodies have been introduced as innovative therapeutic agents. A deeper understanding of the molecular interaction between the two partners could be of utmost relevance for both(More)
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