Ferdinando Mannello

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Bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells are a multipotent adult cellular population endowed with broad differentiation potential. Their regeneration capability, ease to undergo gene modifications, and immuno-suppressive capacity makes them optimal tools for tissue engineering, gene- and immuno-therapy. Due to the ever-increasing number of studies on the(More)
Auto-degradation of collagen matrices occurs in resin-infiltrated dentine by the slow action of host-derived matrix metalloproteinases. As phosphoric acid-etching inactivates these endogenous enzymes, it is puzzling how hybrid layers created by simplified etch-and-rinse adhesives can degrade in vivo. This study tested the null hypothesis that there are no(More)
Human breast cancer (BC) is one of the leading causes of death for women worldwide, and is characterized by a group of highly heterogeneous lesions. The morphological and biomolecular heterogeneity of BC cells, accompanied by dynamic plasticity of the BC microenvironment and the presence of stem-like cells, make tumor categorization an urgent and demanding(More)
A case is presented of female breast intracystic carcinoma with prostate-specific antigen (PSA) expressed in high amounts in aspirated cystic fluid (55 micrograms/L). Tumor extract analysis revealed the presence of both estrogen and progesterone receptors (0.38 and 1.87 nmol/L, respectively) and high quantities of PSA too (19.52 micrograms/L).(More)
Molecular and biochemical expressions of matrix metalloproteinases in breast cancer tissue and cells offers promise in helping us understand the breast cancer microenvironment, and also in the future it is hoped this will improve its detection, treatment and prognosis. In a retrospective study recently published in BMC Cancer, microenvironment predisposing(More)
finement of the modified-relative-dose-response test as a method for assessing vitamin A status in a field setting: experience with Indonesian children.tion of biochemical indicators of vitamin A status in breast-feeding and non-breast-feeding Indonesian women. To the Editor: Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), zinc-dependent proteinases belonging to the(More)
and cardiovas-cular disease (3). Such high concentrations of circulating adhesion molecules may be of interest for diagnostic and prognostic purposes, as demonstrated for ICAM-1 and P-selectin, which provide useful information in healthy individuals and in patients with cardiovascular diseases (9). However, reference values for healthy children and adults(More)
To the Editor: Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are calcium/zinc-dependent endo-proteinases involved in physiologic and pathologic processes, modulating extracellular matrix degradation (1). MMP-2 (EC and MMP-9 (EC circulating in the peripheral blood (PB) of patients with neoplasia showed contrasting results, revealing the(More)
BACKGROUND Protein carbonyl levels are the most frequently used biomarker of protein oxidation in several human diseases, including cancer. Breast cancer, a worldwide disease with increasing incidence, develops from ductal/lobular epithelium from which nipple aspirate fluid can be collected and analysed to assess tissue metabolic activity. Our aims were to(More)
Since its identification, much information has been obtained about prostate-specific antigen (PSA, or human glandular kallikrein 3 [hK3]), a kallikrein-like serine protease that is the most valuable tumour marker for the screening, diagnosis and management of human prostate carcinoma. Recently, it has become widely accepted that PSA is also present in many(More)