F. Rossiello

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Usnic acid is a biosynthesis product char acteristic of several epiphytic lichens such as Evernia, Cladonia and Parmelia. Usnic acid has several interesting biological properties. It is an antibiotic and it also seems to exert an antimitotic action. It has even been postulated that usnic acid can play a role as an environmental indicator, since its(More)
Steroid receptor levels were determined in 196 samples of endometrial adenocarcinoma: cytosol estradiol receptors (ERc) were measured in 171 samples, cytosol progesterone receptors (PRc) in all samples; nuclear estradiol receptors (ERn) and nuclear progesterone receptors (PRn) in 68 samples; total estradiol receptors (ERt = ERc plus ERn) and total(More)
Human fetal membranes, taken from 30 patients submitted to caesarean section during the final stages of gestation and labor, were examined in order to evaluate the presence and characteristics of the oxytocin receptor. The presence of oxytocin receptors in human fetal membranes, both in the amnion and in the chorion-decidua, was demonstrated in this study.(More)
Steroid receptors, prostaglandin output and enzymatic activities were determined in explants derived from human endometrium exposed to natural interferon-beta (IFN-beta). Receptors and cell metabolism were evaluated before culturing the tissue fragments and after a 3-day treatment with varying concentrations of IFN-beta. Total steroid receptor levels were(More)
The effect of natural beta-interferon (beta-IFN) on steroid receptor levels and output of prostaglandins (PGs) was investigated in human endometrial cancer. beta-IFN determines in endometrial adenocarcinoma explants an increase of cytosolic estradiol (ER) and progesterone (PR) receptors at concentrations ranging from 10 to 1000 IU/ml of culture medium. Only(More)
The hormone sensitivity of endometrial carcinoma is related to the presence of steroid hormone receptors. The determination of progesterone receptors has been proposed in order to predict clinical prognosis and to aid treatment selection. The integrity of the hormone receptor system and postreceptoral events in tumors is essential to endocrine therapy(More)
Established monolayer cell lines derived from human endometrial carcinoma (Ishikawa and HEC-50) were sensitive to the cytotoxic activity of peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBLs). The percentages of hormone-responsive Ishikawa cells lysed by the cytotoxic activity of lymphocytes were 45.7 +/- 4.3 (mean +/- SE), 31.5 +/- 4.1, and 20.1 +/- 1.6, at(More)
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