Erica Salaro

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Extracellular ATP, released upon microbial infection, cell damage, or inflammation, acts as an alert signal toward immune cells by activating P2 receptors. The nucleotide causes microvesicle (MV) shedding from immune and nonimmune cells. Here, we show that IL-18 associates with MVs shed by human ex vivo macrophages upon P2X receptor stimulation. MV shedding(More)
Lymphocyte growth and differentiation are modulated by extracellular nucleotides and P2 receptors. We previously showed that the P2X7 receptor (P2X7R or P2RX7) is overexpressed in circulating lymphocytes from chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients. In the present study we investigated the P2X7R/NLRP3 inflammasome axis in lymphocytes from a cohort of 23(More)
Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive tumor refractory to anti-blastic therapy. MPM cells show several genetic and biochemical defects, e.g. overexpression of oncogenes, downregulation of onco-suppressor genes, dysregulation of microRNA, or alteration of intracellular Ca2+ homeostasis and of apoptosis. No information is as yet available on(More)
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