Guido Soldati

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Resveratrol (3,5,4'-trihydroxystilbene) is a naturally occurring phytoalexin, found in grapes and wine, which has been reported to exert a variety of important pharmacological effects. We have investigated the activity of resveratrol on proliferation and differentiation of the promyelocitic cell line HL-60. A concentration as low as 30 microM causes a(More)
The t(11;14)(q13;q32) translocation is a consistent chromosome change in mantle cell lymphomas. This study investigates the application of fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) with chromosome painting probes for interphase cytogenetic analysis in patients with mantle cell lymphomas. Chromosome 11 paints have been able to show splitting of the chromosome(More)
Nitric oxide (NO) is a free radical involved in the regulation of several functions of the male genitourinary system. It is produced by neurons and the endothelium and epithelia of reproductive system; it mediates penile erection and regulates sperm motility, viability, and metabolism. Here we show that human spermatozoa exhibit a detectable NO synthase(More)
We describe a rapid and simple flow cytometry technique for the detection and quantification of p53 in several human cell lines, including an adenocarcinoma cell line (SW 626) having a mutant (m) p53, and a pre-B leukemia cell line (NALM-6) having wild-type (wt) p53. By introducing a second antibody coupled to RPE-fluorescence, the discrimination between(More)
Boid inclusion body disease (BIBD) is a fatal disorder of boid snakes that is suspected to be caused by a retrovirus. In order to identify this agent, leukocyte cultures (established from Python molurus specimens with symptoms of BIBD or kept together with such diseased animals) were assessed for reverse transcriptase (RT) activity. Virus from cultures(More)
A case-control study was undertaken involving 51 consecutive patients with peripheral artery obstructive disease (PAOD) scheduled for angioplasty. Blood samples of these patients were analysed for plasma homocysteine (tHcy) and levels of vitamin B12 and folate, and the MTHFR gene was assessed for mutation. Patients were compared with age- and sex-matched(More)
The aim of this study was to analyze in vitro the effect(s) of peritoneal fluid (PF) on sperm motility. Seventy PFs obtained during laparoscopy were tested on motile-rich sperm suspensions. Proportion of motile sperm and velocity distribution were evaluated by multiple-exposure photography technique. At time (t) = 0, PFs increased both sperm parameters as(More)
Human spermatozoa were labelled with cationized ferritin and their interaction with cervical mucus or a capacitating medium enriched with 3% bovine serum albumin (BSA) was investigated by transmission electron microscopy. It was found that the sperm-coat was removed from the surface of spermatozoa after incubation in the BSA-enriched capacitating medium, as(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the effect of peritoneal (PF) and follicular fluids (FF from the same woman) as well as of given volumetric combinations thereof on sperm motility and acrosomal reactivity. DESIGN Prospective. Peritoneal fluid and FF were incubated separately or in given volumetric combinations (PF/FF = 100/0, 75/25, 50/50, 25/75, 0/100; vol/vol) with(More)
Human peritoneal fluid has been claimed to influence sperm motility. This report gives evidence for the presence in midcycle peritoneal fluid of a protein-bound, lipidic (hydrophobic) component able to immobilize spermatozoa as a function of time. This component was extracted from molecular weight-sieving and ion-exchange/high pressure liquid chromatography(More)