Gabriella Siciliano

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Extracellular regulation of signaling by transforming growth factor (TGF)-β family members is emerging as a key aspect of organ formation and tissue remodeling. In this study, we demonstrate that fibrillin-1 and -2, the structural components of extracellular microfibrils, differentially regulate TGF-β and bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) bioavailability in(More)
Reduced bone mineral density (osteopenia) is a poorly characterized manifestation of pediatric and adult patients afflicted with Marfan syndrome (MFS), a multisystem disorder caused by structural or quantitative defects in fibrillin-1 that perturb tissue integrity and TGFβ bioavailability. Here we report that mice with progressively severe MFS(More)
In Drosophila melanogaster, Cup acts as a translational regulator during oocyte maturation and early embryogenesis. In this report, we show that Cup associates with Miranda, an adaptor protein involved in localization of specific mRNA complexes in both neuroblasts and oocytes. miranda and cup also interact genetically, since reducing miranda activity(More)
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