Fabrizio Cillo

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The progression of oocyte meiosis is accompanied by major changes in the ooplasm that play a key role in the completion of a coordinate nuclear and cytoplasmic maturation. We review evidence from the literature and present data obtained in our laboratory on different aspects of pig oocyte cytoplasm compartmentalization during maturation and early embryo(More)
The biological and molecular characterization is reported of a Watermelon mosaic virus isolate, denoted WMV-Le, associated with a necrotic phenotype of watermelon plants grown in the Provinces of Lecce and Taranto (Apulia, southern Italy). The fully sequenced WMV-Le genome consists of 10,045 nucleotides and is 99.1% similar to that of WMV-C05-270, a French(More)
Plant viruses are obligate parasites that exploit host components for replication and spread inside the host. Transport of the viral genome is enabled by movement proteins (MPs) targeting the cell periphery to mediate passage throughout plasmodesmata (PD). Pectin methylesterase (PME) is one of the critical host factors facilitating MPs in PD gating, and a(More)
mRNA differential display-PCR analysis was used to perform a systematic screening of Somatostatin (SS)-regulated genes in the human prostatic carcinoma cell line LNCaP (Lymph Node Carcinoma of the Prostate). A 170 bp fragment was shown to be up-regulated by SS. Sequence analysis of this fragment revealed its homology with the human Topoisomerase II Alpha(More)
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