Giovanni Ivaldi

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The stability of c-Myc is regulated by multiple Ras effector pathways. Phosphorylation at Ser 62 stabilizes c-Myc, whereas subsequent phosphorylation at Thr 58 is required for its degradation. Here we show that Ser 62 is dephosphorylated by protein phosphatase 2A (PP2A) before ubiquitination of c-Myc, and that PP2A activity is regulated by the Pin1 prolyl(More)
OBJECTIVES The increase in hemoglobin (Hb) F level is variably associated to the presence of beta thalassemia trait, and is more typical in presence of deltabeta thalassemia and of hereditary persistence of fetal hemoglobin. In normal healthy subjects variable levels of HbF are related to the presence of the polymorphism (G)gamma -158 (C>T). Moreover, HbF(More)
The increase in haemoglobin (Hb)A(2) level is the most significant parameter in the identification of beta thalassaemia carriers. However, in some cases the level of HbA(2) is not typically elevated and some difficulties may arise in making the diagnosis. For these reasons the quantification of HbA(2) has to be performed with great accuracy and the results(More)
Hb Contaldo with a His----Arg substitution at position 103(G10) of the alpha chain is a newly discovered unstable Hb variant observed in an Italian child. Its instability is probably due to the disruption of the hydrogen bond between alpha 103(G10)His and beta 108(G10)Asn. The structural variation in the core segment was determined through analysis of(More)
When the molecular background of couples requesting prevention is unclear, family analysis and tools to define rare mutations are essential. We report two novel deletion defects observed in an Italian and in a Turkish couple. The first proband presented with microcytic hypochromic parameters without iron deficiency, a normal HbA(2) and an elevated HbF(More)
An electrophoretically slow-moving hemoglobin, with abnormal beta chains, has been found in a young woman and in three members of her family. This variant amounted to 41% of the total Hb, and did not cause important clinical manifestations, although characterized by decreased oxygen affinity. Structural and aminoacid analyses revealed the mutation of(More)