Laura Tizzoni

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Ultraconserved elements (UCEs) are segments of >200 bp length showing absolute sequence identity between orthologous regions of human, rat and mouse genomes. The selection factors acting on these UCEs are still unknown. Recent studies have shown that UCEs function as long-range enhancers of flanking genes or are involved in splicing when overlapping with(More)
Intraperitoneal injection of delta9-THC (7.5 mg/kg) in rats made tolerant to morphine by s.c. implantation of morphine pellets had a much greater analgesic effect than in placebo pellet plus delta9-THC treatment. To investigate whether this was due to some change in cannabinoid receptor levels and/or expression induced by chronic morphine, we designed this(More)
BACKGROUND In this study we aimed to evaluate the role of a SNP in intron 1 of the ERCC4 gene (rs744154), previously reported to be associated with a reduced risk of breast cancer in the general population, as a breast cancer risk modifier in BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers. METHODS We have genotyped rs744154 in 9408 BRCA1 and 5632 BRCA2 mutation(More)
BACKGROUND Classification of lung carcinoids into typical and atypical is a diagnostic challenge since no immunohistochemical tools are available to support pathologists in distinguishing between the two subtypes. A differential diagnosis is essential for clinicians to correctly discuss therapy, prognosis and follow-up with patients. Indeed, the distinction(More)
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