Giuliano Montagnani

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Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and peripheral blood (PB) lymphocyte subsets were determined by flow cytometry (FCM) in 15 patients with active multiple sclerosis (MS) and 15 patients with acute inflammatory diseases (ID) of the central nervous system (CNS) in order to establish correlations between the two groups of diseases, as well as between the CSF and PB(More)
The presence of ACTH and beta-endorphin immunoreactive molecules in the cell-free hemolymph and in the hemocytes of the freshwater snail Planorbarius corneus were demonstrated by immunocytochemistry and RIA tests. Only spreading phagocytic hemocytes were positive, in contrast with other hemocytes devoid of phagocytic activity, i.e., round hemocytes. These(More)
pork is a diet staple, underdi-agnosis of S. suis infection is likely. Greater understanding of this organism and its disease spectrum would promote earlier diagnosis and prevention of sequelae.coccus suis meningitis: a severe noncom-pensated occupational disease. toxic shock syndrome caused by Streptococcus suis serotype 2. Pro-infl am-matory cytokine and(More)
High resolution polyacrylamide gel isoelectric focusing (IEF), followed by direct immunofixation with anti-delta chains monospecific antibodies, were used to detect and identify IgD paraprotein in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of 3 patients affected by IgD myeloma. Two of these patients presented a paraproteinemic neuropathy. Blood-brain barrier damage was(More)
BACKGROUND During storage, red blood cells (RBC) undergo chemical and biochemical changes referred to as "storage lesions". These events determine the loss of RBC integrity, resulting in lysis and release of microparticles. There is growing evidence of the clinical importance of microparticles and their role in blood transfusion-related side effects and(More)
INTRODUCTION This report describes the challenges of treating a pregnant woman who had a rare case of critical placenta accreta with concurrent Cromer system anti-Tc(a) and anti-Kidd A alloantibodies. No previous case of such alloimmunization in a patient with placenta accreta has been reported. CASE PRESENTATION A 28-year-old African woman with(More)
A different pattern of RNA macromolaculam metabolism was shown to occur in acute myaloid leukemia (3) blast cells (23). Sedimentation analysis of labeled RNA extracted from these cells after 6 hr of incubation with [5-3H]umidina showed that a conspicuous proportion of radioactivity me mainsassociated with moleculassedimanting fasterthan 28 5 RNA, behavior(More)
Paired cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and serum samples from 52 Italian patients affected by myelopathy of unknown origin (MUO) were tested for the presence of antibodies to human T cell lymphotrophic virus type I (HTLV-I) by an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, in an attempt to demonstrate a common retroviral origin of MUO, tropical spastic paraparesis (TSP)(More)
Because of the undecided question whether HTLV-related virus antibodies are present in multiple sclerosis (MS), we tested cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and serum from 52 MS patients and 32 patients affected with other neurological diseases. ELISA procedure was used to detect antibodies against HTLV-I and HIV. Negative results were obtained in all samples(More)