Felice Petraglia

Pasquale Florio9
Fernando M Reis6
Stefano Luisi6
Paolo Toti6
Michela Torricelli4
9Pasquale Florio
6Fernando M Reis
6Stefano Luisi
6Paolo Toti
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  • Diego Gazzolo, Alessandro Frigiola, Moataza Bashir, Iman Iskander, Hala Mufeed, Hanna Aboulgar +8 others
  • 2009
BACKGROUND Neonatal death in full-term infants who suffer from perinatal asphyxia (PA) is a major subject of investigation, since few tools exist to predict patients at risk of ominous outcome. We studied the possibility that urine S100B measurement may identify which PA-affected infants are at risk of early postnatal death. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the efficacy and safety of dienogest as a long-term treatment in endometriosis, with follow-up after treatment discontinuation. The study included women with endometriosis, who had previously completed a 12-week, placebo-controlled study of dienogest, who participated in an open-label extension study for up to 53 weeks. Thereafter, a(More)
  • Enrrico Bloise, Henrique L Couto, Lauretta Massai, Pasquapina Ciarmela, Marzia Mencarelli, Lavinia E Borges +6 others
  • 2009
BACKGROUND Activins are growth factors acting on cell growth and differentiation. Activins are expressed in high grade breast tumors and they display an antiproliferative effect inducing G0/G1 cell cycle arrest in breast cancer cell lines. Follistatin and follistatin- related gene (FLRG) bind and neutralize activins. In order to establish if these activin(More)
OBJECTIVE Activin A is a multifunctional growth and cell differentiation factor produced by normal endometrium, and secreted in high amounts by endometrial adenocarcinoma. In the present study we evaluated the expression of two inhibitory activin A ligands, follistatin and follistatin-related gene (FLRG), in endometrial adenocarcinoma and in age-matched(More)
A multinormal probability model is proposed to correct human errors in fetal echobiometry and improve the estimation of fetal weight (EFW). Model parameters were designed to depend on major pregnancy data and were estimated through feed-forward artificial neural networks (ANNs). Data from 4075 women in labour were used for training and testing ANNs. The(More)
Corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) is a key mediator of endocrine, autonomic, behavioral, and immune responses to stress. The ability of CRH to induce hormonal stress responses has been used to investigate the functionality of the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis, and consequently the activity of hypothalamic CRH neuronal systems. Indeed, CRH(More)
Urocortin (UCN) is a 40-amino acid neuropeptide sharing 45% sequence homology with corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF). The human endometrium expresses both UCN and CRF, and CRF/UCN receptors type-1 (CRF-R1) and -2 (CRF-R2). CRF-R1 activation inhibits cell growth and proliferation of a tumor cell line derived from the human endometrium, and the UCN(More)
OBJECTIVE Corticotrophin-releasing factor (CRF) and urocortin are two placental neuropeptides that are involved in the mechanisms of labour by modulating myometrial activity. Maternal plasma levels of both CRF and urocortin are increased at term and preterm labour, whilst those of CRF are reduced in women who are destined to experience post-term delivery.(More)
INTRODUCTION Allopregnanolone (3alpha-hydroxy-5alpha-pregnan-20-one) is a neurosteroid with a potent modulating activity on the gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)(a) receptor complex. It plays a key role in the epileptogenesis of partial seizures. Serum allopregnanolone concentrations significantly increase in the postcritical phase. In the present study we(More)
  • Salvatore Grosso, Stefano Luisi, Rosa Mostardini, MariAngela Farnetani, Luigi Cobellis, Guido Morgese +2 others
  • 2003
Allopregnanolone belongs to a group of neuroactive steroid hormones, or neurosteroids, synthesized and acting within the brain and is as a potent endogenous positive modulator of GABA(A) receptor complex. Administration of allopregnanolone protects rats against pentylentetrazol, bicuculline, kainic acid, and picrotoxin-induced seizures. We investigated(More)