Giusy Lombardo

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Here we report that a novel member of the TNF-alpha family, TNF-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL), contributes substantially to amyloid-induced neurotoxicity in human SH-SY5Y neuronal cell line. Involvement of TRAIL in the amyloid-induced cell death is supported by cDNA array, Northern blot, and Western blot data, demonstrating increased TRAIL(More)
1. Endothelium is a target for an array of factors involved in inflammation. Endothelial cells express receptors for CRH, a neuropeptide produced during inflammation. We report both the concentration-dependent inhibitory effect of CRH upon cytokine-stimulated nitrite release by H5V murine endothelioma cells, and its stimulatory one in HUVEC cells. 2.(More)
Demyelinating diseases are high impact neurological disorders. Steroids are regarded as protective molecules in the susceptibility to these diseases. Here, we studied the interactions between tumour necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL), a potent proapoptotic molecule toxic to oligodendrocytes, and 17-beta-estradiol (E-17-beta), in human(More)
Soluble factors and cell-derived extracellular vesicles (EVs) control vascular cell fate during inflammation. The present study investigates the impact of Interleukin 3 (IL-3) on EV release by endothelial cells (ECs), the mechanisms involved in EV release and paracrine actions. We found that IL-3 increases EV release, which is prevented by IL-3Ralpha(More)
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) that are derived from stem cells are proving to be promising therapeutic options. We herein investigate the therapeutic potential of EVs that have been derived from different stem cell sources, bone-marrow (MSC) and human liver (HLSC), on mesangial cells (MCs) exposed to hyperglycaemia. By expressing a dominant negative STAT5(More)
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