Giovanni Trapani

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HMGB1 is an alarmin, a protein that warns and activates inflammation. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterised by a progressive airflow obstruction and airway inflammation. Current anti-inflammatory therapies are poorly effective in maintaining lung function and symptoms of COPD. This underlines the need for finding new molecular(More)
Angiotensin I converting enzyme (ACE) insertion/deletion (I/D) polymorphism is thought to affect renin–angiotensin system (RAS) activity and development of cardiovascular disease; significant associations between I/D polymorphism and atherosclerosis, stroke, nephropathy, and early mortality were already found. We investigated whether Southern Italy(More)
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