Giovanna di Martino

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To examine the role of sex steroid hormones in the development of autoimmune diseases, we studied five patients with Klinefelter's syndrome associated with autoimmune disease, three of whom had Sjögren's syndrome (SS) and two of whom had systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Serum testosterone (T) and LH levels, antinuclear antibodies (ANA) and rheumatoid(More)
The Authors have tested serum levels of CEA, ferritin, Alpha-1-antitrypsin, parathyroid hormone (PTH) and calcitonin (CT) in 286 patients affected by lung, gastrointestinal, breast and other kinds of cancer and by non neoplastic diseases. 50 healthy subjects were tested as matched controls too. None of the tested patients was subjected to blood transfusion,(More)
The reaction of Auoxo6, a dinuclear gold(III) complex, with the model protein bovine pancreatic ribonuclease is explored here by X-ray diffraction and ESI mass spectrometry. Data provide clues on the processes of adduct formation and of enzyme inhibition and, inductively, on the likely mode of action of this metallodrug.
Fifty obese (BMI = 40.1 +/- 1.5) subjects (21 men and 21 women; average age 38.6 +/- 3.8 years) were prescribed a 600 cal/day diet (carbohydrates 30 g, proteins 60 g, lipids 10 g). Thirty patients were also given benfluorex (three tablets/day) for six months (Group A), whereas the other 20 patients (Group B) were treated with the dietary measures only.(More)
The Authors have tested serum levels of alpha-1-antitrypsin (A1AT), phosphohexose-isomerase (GPI) and carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) in 133 patients affected with primary lung cancer, not treated with any drug, and in 183 patients affected with not neoplastic lung diseases or healthy, to control the utility of these markers in the early diagnosis of lung(More)