Giuseppina Gagliardi

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More than a million people a year worldwide develops colorectal cancer (CRC), with a mortality rate close to 33%. Most of the CRC cases are sporadic, only 25% of the patients have a family history of the disease, and major genes causing syndromes predisposing to CRC only account for 5-6% of the total cases. The following subtypes can be recognized: MIN(More)
We studied the effect of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMNC) from insulin-dependent diabetic (IDDM) children on the insulin secretion pattern of the pancreas from recipient athymic mice. PBMNC from healthy controls or IDDM patients in different stages of disease were injected into athymic mice. PBMNC from newly diagnosed IDDM children elicited basal(More)
In order to investigate the role of Fibroblast Growth Factors in hematopoietic cells, we studied the expression of FGF-1, FGF-2, FGF-3, FGF-4, FGF-5 and FGF-6 mRNAs both in murine myelomonocytic leukemia WEHI-3B and in a murine stromal cell line SR-4987. Secretion of FGF-2 in the cell culture supernatant was also studied. Expression of mRNA encoding for the(More)
OBJECTIVES Elevation of serum gamma-glutamyltransferase (GGT), in absence of a clinically significant liver damage, is often found in Myotonic Dystrophy type-1 (DM1). In this study we investigated if a specific GGT fraction pattern is present in DM1. DESIGNS AND METHODS We compared total and fractional GGT values (b-, m-, s-, f-GGT) among patients with(More)
The studies on the inhibitory effect exerted by Cholera Toxin (CT) on cell growth and proliferation indicate a remarkable heterogeneity of cell response suggesting that the inhibition represents the final event of many different ways or mechanisms. After CT binding, cAMP accumulation may not occur (as in L1210 leukemia cells) or, when occurring (as in(More)
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