Gregorio Barilà

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Human natural killer (NK) cells are functionally regulated by killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIRs) and their interactions with HLA class I molecules. As KIR expression in a given NK cell is stochastically established, KIR repertoire perturbations reflect a dominance of discrete NK-cell subsets as the consequence of adaptation of the NK-cell(More)
Recent evidence indicates that protein kinase CK1α may support the growth of multiple myeloma (MM) plasma cells. Here, by analyzing a large cohort of MM cases, we found that high CK1α mRNA levels are virtually associated with all MM patients. Moreover, we provided functional evidence that CK1α activity is essential for malignant plasma cell survival even in(More)
AIM To evaluate the modifications of the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) in myelomatous lesions before and after induction treatment and the correlation with patient response to therapy according to International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) criteria. MATERIALS AND METHODS A homogeneous group of 18 patients with a diagnosis of symptomatic multiple(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate long-term lenalidomide neurotoxicity and correlation with cumulative dose and hematologic response. METHODS Nineteen myeloma patients (7 men, mean age 63.2 years) underwent clinical and neurophysiologic assessment at baseline and at 2 (8 patients, group A) or 5 years (11 patients, group B) after starting lenalidomide therapy for(More)
The etiology of chronic large granular lymphocyte proliferations is largely unknown. Although these disorders are characterized by the expansion of different cell types (T and natural killer) with specific genetic features and abnormalities, several lines of evidence suggest a common pathogenetic mechanism. According to this interpretation, we speculated(More)
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