Linda Novarese

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Polycythemia vera and essential thrombocythemia are chronic myeloproliferative disorders characterized by a relatively benign clinical course that may be complicated by arterial and venous thromboses. A thrombotic diathesis often manifests at diagnosis or in the preclinical phase of the myeloproliferative disease. Peculiar microcirculatory disturbances such(More)
Polycythemia vera and essential thrombocythemia are chronic myeloproliferative disorders, the benign clinical course of which can be complicated by both thrombotic and hemorrhagic diatheses. Thrombotic diathesis is characterized by microcirculatory disturbances and by an increased risk of arterial and venous thromboses. Thrombotic accidents often manifest(More)
Multiple myeloma (MM) is a plasma cell malignancy with a multifaceted immune dysfunction. Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase 1 (IDO1) degrades tryptophan into kynurenine (KYN), which inhibits effector T cells and promote regulatory T-cell (Treg) differentiation. It is presently unknown whether MM cells express IDO1 and whether IDO1 activity correlates with immune(More)
The subtype of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast species known as S. cerevisiae Hansen CBS 5926 was formerly believed to be a separate species, Saccharomyces boulardii. It is widely considered non-pathogenic and is used as a probiotic agent for treatment and prevention of diarrhea. The biological properties of Saccharomyces spp. show considerable(More)
We developed a new method based on the Nanochip microelectronic array technology for identification of various clinically relevant mycobacterial species. PCR-amplified rRNA genes obtained from 270 positive Mycobacteria Growth Indicator Tube cultures were successfully tested by hybridizing them with species-selective probes, and the results agreed with those(More)
The enzyme indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO, EC 1.13.11.42) belongs to the family of heme-containing oxidoreductases and catalyzes the first and rate-limiting step in the kynurenine pathway, the major pathway of tryptophan metabolism. IDO is folded into one large and one small distinct α-helical domains, with the heme prosthetic ring positioned between(More)
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