Gianluca Padula

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Adhesive properties of endothelial cells are influenced by the thioldisulfide balance. However, the molecular mechanism of this effect is unclear, although recent observations indicate that integrin receptors may be direct targets for redox modulation. The purpose of this study was to examine whether protein disulfide isomerase (PDI) is directly involved in(More)
Strawberries contain anthocyanins and ellagitanins which have antioxidant properties. We determined whether the consumption of strawberries increase the plasma antioxidant activity measured as the ability to decompose 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl radical (DPPH) in healthy subjects. The study involved 10 volunteers (age 41 ± 6 years, body weight 74.4 ± 12.7(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether (1) rapid consumption of 1 L of apple juice increases blood antioxidant capacity, measured as ferric-reducing ability of plasma (FRAP) and serum 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical-scavenging activity, and (2) apple polyphenols or fructose-induced elevation of plasma uric acid contributes to post-juice increase of(More)
Recent evidence supports a role of protein-disulfide isomerase (PDI) in redox-controlled remodeling of the exofacial domains of α(IIb)β(3) in blood platelets. The aim of this study was to explain whether Ero1α can be responsible for extracellular reoxidation of the PDI active site. We showed that Ero1α can be found on platelets and is rapidly recruited to(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effect of age and chosen factors related to aging such as dentition, muscle strength, and nutrition on masticatory muscles electromyographic activity during chewing in healthy elderly women. BACKGROUND With longer lifespan there is a need for maintaining optimal quality of life and health in older age. Skeletal muscle strength(More)
OBJECTIVE Acute single strenuous exercise increases circulating cell free DNA (cf DNA). We tested whether three repeated bouts of exhaustive exercise induced the cf DNA response without development of tolerance in healthy men. METHODS Eleven average-trained men (age 34.0±5.2 years, body mass index 26.2±3.1 kg/m2, maximal oxygen consumption-VO2max 49.6±4.5(More)
OBJECTIVES It is commonly known that ergonomics in emergency medical services (EMS) is very important. Emergency medical services workers are exposed to different conditions and they should perform a variety of tasks. MATERIAL AND METHODS The aim of the work has been to analyze the angular position of elbows and forces generated by the upper limbs during(More)
OBJECTIVES Reactive oxygen species, which are implicated in the process of carcinogenesis, are also responsible for cell death during chemotherapy (CHT). Therefore, the aim of the study was to evaluate exhaled H2O2 levels in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients before and after CHT. METHODS Thirty patients (age 61.3 ± 9.3 years) with advanced NSCLC(More)
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