Francesca Guerrini

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The aim of the study was to investigate any possible influence of polymorphisms of transmembrane transporters human organic cation transporter 1 (hOCT1), ABCB1, ABCG2 on imatinib pharmacokinetics in 33 men and 27 women (median age and range, 56 and 27-79 years, respectively) affected by chronic myeloid leukemia. A population pharmacokinetic analysis was(More)
Different mechanisms could sustain Imatinib resistance, including overexpression of MDR1, a gene already known to be responsible for multidrug resistance in other hematologic malignancies. In search for a possible correlation, BCR-ABL and MDR1 expression were measured in 115 serial bone marrow samples from 33 CML patients during Imatinib treatment. All(More)
The main aim of this paper was to compare results of Genescan and real-time PCR methods in order to detect contamination in harvests from patients with follicular lymphoma. The secondary goal was to evaluate the efficacy of Rituximab as an in vivo purging agent. A total of 23 patients had been treated with CHOP followed by either high-dose therapy (12(More)
Both arsenic trioxide (ATO) and bortezomib show separate antileukemic activity. With the purpose of evaluating whether the combination of ATO and bortezomib would be an option for patients with acute leukemia, we incubated HL60 leukemic cells with ATO alone and in combination with bortezomib. ATO and bortezomib cooperated to induce cell death and to inhibit(More)
Hybrid water frogsRana esculenta reproduce by hybridogenesis: one parental genome (ofRana lessonae) is excluded in the germ line, the other (ofRana ridibunda) is clonally transmitted to haploid gametes. The two parental species differ in that the amount of centromeric heterochromatin revealed by differential staining is much higher inRana ridibunda. An(More)
Expression of two MDR genes, BCRP and MDR1, was evaluated by real-time PCR technique in 51 AML patients. Fifty-six percent expressed the BCRP gene, with the 48.2% showing intermediate levels. Eighty-eight percent expressed the MDR1, with 23.8% of cases at high expression. A significant correlation between BCRP and MDR1 values was found by regression(More)
A high expression of Wilms' tumor gene (WT1) in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) seems to correlate with a poor outcome and its increased levels can be predictive of an impending relapse. WT1 has been shown in vitro to interact with the promoter of the MDR1, a gene involved in the multidrug resistance phenomenon. The aim of this study was to measure, by(More)
To evaluate the clinical impact of minimal residual disease in multiple myeloma, apheretic products from 51 autotransplanted patients were tested by fluorescent (GeneScan) polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Sixty-nine per cent of harvests were contaminated when evaluated for IgH rearrangement. Forty-six patients responded to transplant, with 52.9% achieving(More)
Multidrug resistance (MDR) is a complex phenomenon that includes the expression of many different genes regulating drug transport or metabolism, cellular repair or detoxification mechanisms. The co-expression of several genes could be at the basis of the resistant phenotype in vivo. In order to test a possible prognostic role of the expression and(More)
INTRODUCTION Philadelphia-negative chronic myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) are clonal disorders that present JAK2(V617F) mutation in 50-95% of cases. The main objective of this study was the comparison of two PCR methods, real-time (qPCR) and droplet digital PCR (DD-PCR) for detection of the JAK2(V617F) mutation, to assess analytic sensitivity,(More)