Ernesto Padula

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Linkage analysis and mouse model knockout studies indicate that loci/genes mapping in different chromosome 1 regions are good candidates for nonsyndromic orofacial cleft (OFC) malformation. On this basis, three different regions of the chromosome 1 have been analysed, by linkage analysis, in 38 families with nonsyndromic OFC. Positive scores were obtained(More)
Nonsyndromic cleft lip with or without cleft palate (OFC) is a common birth defect that has genetic bases. The nature of the genetic contribution is still to be clarified; however, some chromosome regions and candidate genes have been proposed for this malformation. We examined linkage between BCL3, a proto-oncogene located in 19q13.2, and OFC in a sample(More)
There is not a general accepted classification for tumor of nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses, and furthermore, there is a lack in the most commonly used T staging, the Union Internationale Contre Cancer (UICC) and the American Joint Committee on Cancer systems, which offer a classification strictly for tumors of the maxillary antrum. A new T staging (NTS)(More)
This study proposes a new staging system for cancer of the paranasal sinuses on the basis of two concepts. The first concept is that the nasal cavity and the paranasal sinuses form a single unit. Consequently, the mucosa of each sinus may give rise to tumors. The histopathologic variation will be the same for all these cavities. The second concept is that(More)
Nonsyndromic cleft lip with or without cleft palate (CL/P) is a complex genetic trait and little is known about its aetiology. Recent investigations on rare clefting syndromes provided interesting clues about genes involved in face development. The PVRL1 gene encodes nectin1, a cell-to-cell adhesion molecule. Mutations in its sequence have been shown to(More)
Tumor-tissue platinum levels and major pharmacokinetic parameters were determined in 11 patients with head and neck squamous cancer (HNSC) who were given cisplatin (50 mg/m2 daily x 2 days) and 5-fluorouracil (5-FU; 1000 mg/m2, continuous infusion x 5 days) either i.a. or i.v. The plasma peak platinum concentrations (cmax) and the areas under the curve for(More)
Cleft lip with or without cleft palate (CL/P) is the most common inborn craniofacial anomaly. Affected individuals require extensive medical and psychosocial support. Although CL/P has a complex and poorly understood etiology, increasing evidence of folate pathway involvement has been collected. So far, only the MTHFR gene has been extensively investigated(More)
The effect of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) on mycobacterial antibody production was investigated. Using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for detecting IgG against Mycobacterium tuberculosis PPD, it was observed that individuals at risk of HIV infection show a pattern of humoral response to the tubercle bacillus similar to that(More)