Giuseppe Damante

Cinzia Puppin9
Sebastiano Filetti7
Carla Di Loreto4
9Cinzia Puppin
7Sebastiano Filetti
4Carla Di Loreto
4Federica Baldan
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Gene duplication is a major driver of evolutionary divergence. In most vertebrates a single PAX6 gene encodes a transcription factor required for eye, brain, olfactory system, and pancreas development. In zebrafish, following a postulated whole-genome duplication event in an ancestral teleost, duplicates pax6a and pax6b jointly fulfill these roles. Mapping(More)
Apurinic apyrimidinic endonuclease redox effector factor-1 (APE1/Ref-1) is involved both in the base excision repair (BER) of DNA lesions and in the eukaryotic transcriptional regulation. APE1/Ref-1 is regulated at both the transcriptional and post-translational levels, through control of subcellular localization and post-translational modification. In(More)
The homeodomain-containing protein Hex (also named Prh) is expressed in primitive endoderm (during the early phases of development), in some endoderm-derived tissues and in endothelial and hematopoietic precursors. Hex expression is exting-uished during terminal differentiation of endothelial and hematopoietic cells as well as in adult lung. Previous(More)
BACKGROUND The homeobox gene HEX is expressed in several cell types during different phases of animal development. It encodes for a protein localized in both the nucleus and the cytoplasm. During early mouse development, HEX is expressed in the primitive endoderm of blastocyst. Later, HEX is expressed in developing thyroid, liver, lung, as well as in(More)
OBJECTIVE α-Melanocyte-stimulating hormone (α-MSH) and agouti-related peptide (AgRP) control energy homeostasis by their opposing actions on melanocortin receptors (MC3/4R) in the hypothalamus. We previously reported that thyroid transcription factor-1 (TTF-1) controls feeding behavior in the hypothalamus. This study aims to identify the function of TTF-1(More)
The homeobox-containing gene Hex is expressed in several cell types, including thyroid follicular cells, in which it regulates the transcription of tissue- specific genes. In this study the regulation of Hex promoter activity was investigated. Using co- transfection experiments, we demonstrated that the transcriptional activity of the Hex gene promoter in(More)
Expression and function of sodium iodide symporter (NIS) is requisite for efficient iodide transport in thyrocytes, and its presence in cancer cells allows the use of radioiodine as a diagnostic and therapeutic tool in thyroid neoplasia. Discovery of NIS expression in extrathyroidal tissues, including transformed cells, has opened a novel field of research(More)
  • Cinzia Puppin, Dora Fabbro, Mariavittoria Dima, Carla Di Loreto, Efisio Puxeddu, Sebastiano Filetti +2 others
  • 2008
Periostin is a mesenchyme-specific gene product, which acts as an adhesion molecule during bone formation and supports osteoblastic cell line attachment and spreading. However, periostin expression is activated in a large variety of epithelial human tumors and correlates with their aggressiveness. Knowledge of expression of periostin in thyroid tumors is(More)
Disorders of the developing brain represent a major health problem. The neurological manifestations of brain lesions can range from severe clinical deficits to more subtle neurological signs or behavioral problems and learning disabilities, which often become evident many years after the initial damage. These long-term sequelae are due at least in part to(More)
  • Alessandra Pangrazio, Eveline Boudin, Elke Piters, Giuseppe Damante, Nadia Lo Iacono, Angela Valentina D'Elia +4 others
  • 2011
In the last decade, the low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 5 (LRP5) gene, coding for a coreceptor in the canonical Wnt signalling pathway, has been shown to play an important role in regulating bone mass and to be involved in the pathogenesis of several bone disorders. Here we describe a patient who presented with a clinical picture of(More)