Irene Bagaloni

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Despite the involvement of genetic alterations in neoplastic cell transformation, it is increasingly evident that abnormal epigenetic patterns, such as those affecting DNA methylation and histone posttranslational modifications (PTMs), play an essential role in the early stages of tumor development. This finding, together with the evidence that epigenetic(More)
Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a locally aggressive neoplasm, principally linked to asbestos fibres exposure. Strong evidences associate this pollutant with induction of DNA breaks, aberrant chromosomes segregation and important chromosomal rearrangements, considered crucial events in malignant transformation. A considerable contribution to(More)
The drug-dependent induction of premature senescence in neoplastic cells is considered per se an important tumor suppressive mechanism. DNA demethylating agents recently introduced in clinical trials, such as 5-aza-cytidine (Decitabine) and its derivatives, have been extensively characterized in recent years as antiproliferative compounds that act through(More)
BACKGROUND Hydroxypyrones represent several classes of molecules known for their high synthetic versatility. This family of molecules shows several interesting pharmaceutical activities and is considered as a promising source of new antineoplastic compounds. METHODS In the quest to identify new potential anticancer agents, a new maltol(More)
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