L C Pernecco

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We investigated the involvement of natural polyamines in HL-60 cell death triggered by exposure to 2-deoxy-D-ribose (dRib). In contrast to previous studies, exogenous polyamines failed to protect HL-60 cells against apoptosis caused by dRib. Moreover, in our experimental conditions, depletion of intracellular levels of putrescine and spermidine by(More)
Exposure of HL-60 cells to millimolar levels of spermine resulted in the inhibition of cell growth. Flow cytometry revealed that the addition of exogenous spermine prevented the accumulation of cells in the S and G2/M phases of the cell cycle as observed in the control cells. High intracellular levels of spermine completely suppressed the early onset of(More)
Phosphatidylserine (PS), an activator of protein kinase C (PKC) in the assay of protein phosphorylation, inhibited this enzyme in a time-dependent manner following preincubation in the absence of Ca2+. The phospholipid-induced inactivation of kinase activity was dependent on the PS content and on the charge density of liposomes. This inactivation of PKC(More)
Pulsed extremely low-frequency electromagnetic fields interact with rat liver regeneration following partial hepatectomy when delivered to the rats immediately after the operation and every 12 hr thereafter. This interaction results first in an increased ornithine decarboxylase activity, an enzyme used as an early marker of cell growth. The rate of labeled(More)
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