Giulia Facchini

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Insertional oncogenesis is a possible consequence of the integration of gamma-retroviral (RV) or lentiviral (LV) vectors into the human genome. RV common insertion sites (CISs) have been identified in hematopoietic malignancies and in the nonmalignant progeny of transduced hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells (HSCs), possibly as a consequence of clonal(More)
The integration characteristics of retroviral (RV) vectors increase the probability of interfering with the regulation of cellular genes, and account for a tangible risk of insertional mutagenesis in treated patients. To assess the potential genotoxic risk of conventional or self-inactivating (SIN) gamma-RV and lentiviral (LV) vectors independently from the(More)
Transplantation of genetically modified hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) has therapeutic potential for a variety of blood genetic disorders. Engraftment of HSCs, however, requires toxic myeloablative treatments, which render this approach questionable for non-life-threatening disorders. A potential alternative is the use of transgenes, which allows positive(More)
M. Marra, D. Santini, G. Tonini, G. Meo, S. Zappavigna, G. Facchini, A. Morabito, A. Abbruzzese, G. Cartenı̀ , A. Budillon, M. Caraglia* Experimental Pharmacology Unit, National Cancer Institute Fondazione G. Pascale, Naples, Italy Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, II University of Naples, Naples, Italy Medical Oncology, University Campus(More)
A number of reports indicate that peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) delta is involved in the molecular control of monocyte-macrophage differentiation. In this regard, the recent demonstration that PPARdelta is a primary response gene of 1alpha,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (VD), i.e. a powerful inducer of such process, allowed us to hypothesize the(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS A large body of research has demonstrated that, although specific memory activities can enhance the memory performance of healthy older adults, the extent of the increment is negatively associated with age. Conversely, few studies have examined the case of healthy elderly people not living alone. This study has two mains goals: to(More)
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