Francesco Turturro

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BACKGROUND We studied the RNA expression of the genes in response to glucose from 5 mM (condition of normoglycemia) to 20 mM (condition of hyperglycemia/diabetes) by microarray analysis in breast cancer derived cell line MDA-MB-231. We identified the thioredoxin-interacting protein (TXNIP), whose RNA level increased as a gene product particularly sensitive(More)
This phase 2 study (N = 116) evaluated single-agent vosaroxin, a first-in-class anticancer quinolone derivative, in patients ≥60 years of age with previously untreated unfavourable prognosis acute myeloid leukaemia. Dose regimen optimization was explored in sequential cohorts (A: 72 mg/m(2)  d 1, 8, 15; B: 72 mg/m(2)  d 1, 8; C: 72 mg/m(2) or 90 mg/m(2)  d(More)
A defective, normal or enhanced hemostasis has been reported in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). A retrospective analysis of intra-and postoperative (up to 36 h) estimated blood losses was performed in 156 patients undergoing spinal surgery for: DMD (n = 31), idiopathic scoliosis (IS) (n = 70), poliomyelitis (n = 10), cerebral palsy (CP) (n = 28), spinal(More)
Diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is the most common subtype of B cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL), encompassing 30-40% of the estimated 70,000 cases of NHL in 2014 in the USA. Despite major improvements with immune-chemotherapy, the fraction of patients who still succumb to a refractory or relapsed disease remains high. This review addresses whether(More)
Congenital sternal defects are rare deformities frequently associated with other anomalies of the chest wall and other organ systems. Although pectus excavatum, pectus carinatum, and cleft sternum can present as isolated deformity, in most cases they are associated with heart and inner organs anomalies and described as symptoms of syndromes like Marfan(More)
We report the case of an 11-year-old girl operated on for a severe left thoracolumbar scoliosis. Pedicular screw insertion and rod positioning was technically successful, but five days later, for signs of an early infection, the wound revised and unexpectedly the patient died during surgery. Autopsy recognized a diffuse cerebral cortical venous air embolism(More)
BACKGROUND Hyperglycemia is among the major side effects of dexamethasone (DEX). Glucose or glucocorticoid (GC) regulates the expression of thioredoxin-interacting protein (TXNIP) that controls the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) through the modulation of thioredoxin (TRX) activity. METHODS Multiple myeloma (MM) cells were grown in 5 or 20(More)
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