Federica Francesconi

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The eating disorders (ED) anorexia nervosa (AN) and bulimia nervosa (BN) are important psychiatric and somatic conditions occurring mainly in young women. The aetiology is unknown, but there are social, biological and psychological factors that play a relevant role in the pathogenesis, along with multiple endocrine abnormalities. Hypothalamic monoamines(More)
The eating disorders (ED): anorexia nervosa (AN) and Bulimia nervosa (BN) are severe psychiatric and somatic conditions occurring mainly in young woman. Although the etiology is largely unknown, same evidences suggest that biological and psychological factors play a relevant role in the pathogenesis, along with monoamine, indole and same hypothalamic(More)
In order to understand the possible role of tyrosine metabolism and in particular that of elusive amines in the pathogenesis of eating disorders (ED), we measured the plasma levels of dopamine, noradrenaline, tyramine (Tyr) and octopamine (Oct) in a large group of anorexic and bulimic patients. In comparison to the control group, the levels of nordrenaline(More)
BACKGROUND The therapeutic management of psoriasis includes conventional treatments as well as the new generation of highly effective TNF-α inhibitors. However, psoriasis has proven to be a complex therapeutic challenge and treatment failures are not uncommon. Thus, laboratory biomarkers of disease progression/therapeutic efficacy may greatly help in the(More)
Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease, characterized by an enhanced proliferation and a deregulated differentiation of keratinocytes. hMena is an actin regulatory protein involved in the control of cell motility and adhesion. hMena results up-modulated in several human tumors with respect to normal tissues and its expression has been positively(More)
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