Francesca Andreoni

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Polymorphisms in the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) gene have been associated with altered sensitivity to glucocorticoids. We designed a high-resolution melting (HRM) assay to detect, simultaneously, the three most intriguing GR polymorphisms, selected on the bases of clinical relevance and frequencies in caucasian population as described in literature. HRM(More)
Photobacteriosis or fish pasteurellosis is a bacterial disease affecting wild and farm fish. Its etiological agent, the gram negative bacterium Photobacterium damselae subsp. piscicida, is responsible for important economic losses in cultured fish worldwide, in particular in Mediterranean countries and Japan. Efforts have been focused on gaining a better(More)
BACKGROUND Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) currently relies on biopsy of one or few embryo cells. Our aim was to evaluate the embryo extracellular matrices (spent medium and blastocoele fluid) as source of DNA for embryo genotyping. RESULTS/METHODOLOGY We first evaluated the amplifiability and the amount of genomic DNA in spent embryo culture(More)
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