Gianluca Di Cara

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BACKGROUND Attempts to reduce morbidity and mortality in breast cancer is based on efforts to identify novel biomarkers to support prognosis and therapeutic choices. The present study has focussed on S100 proteins as a potentially promising group of markers in cancer development and progression. One reason of interest in this family of proteins is because(More)
Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is caused by the selective destruction of insulin-producing β-cells. This process is mediated by cells of the immune system through release of nitric oxide, free radicals and pro-inflammatory cytokines, which induce a complex network of intracellular signalling cascades, eventually affecting the expression of genes involved(More)
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are now recognized as a fundamental way for cell-to-cell horizontal transfer of properties, in both physiological and pathological conditions. Most of EV-mediated cross-talk among cells depend on the exchange of proteins, and nucleic acids, among which mRNAs, and non-coding RNAs such as different species of miRNAs. Cancer cells,(More)
In regenerative medicine the maintenance of stem cell properties is of crucial importance. Ageing is considered a cause of reduced stemness capability. The limbus is a stem niche of easy access and harbors two stem cell populations: epithelial stem cells and fibroblast-like stem cells. Our aim was to investigate whether donor age and/or long-term culture(More)
Erratum Following publication of the original article in Stem Cell Research & Therapy [1], it was brought to our attention that panel 5E in Fig. 5 is a duplicate of panel 5F. Please find below the figure with the correct panel E. We apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused. Reference 1. Tomasello L, et al. Donor age and long-term culture do not(More)
Oxidative damages are linked to several aging-related diseases and are among the chemical pathways determining protein degradation. Specifically, interplay of oxidative stress and protein aggregation is recognized to have a link to the loss of cellular function in pathologies like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. Interaction between protein and(More)
We describe a retarded female patient with distinct facial dysmorphism (round puffy cheeks, epicanthal folds, ocular hypertelorism, short broad nose, low set and slanted ears), joint laxity, clinodactyly, abnormal dermatoglyphics (bilateral absence of c palmar triradius and single palmar crease) and a peculiar metacarpophalangeal profile. The possibility of(More)
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