Luca Munaron

Davide Lovisolo3
Susanna Antoniotti2
Andrea Becchetti1
Jessica Erriquez1
3Davide Lovisolo
2Susanna Antoniotti
1Andrea Becchetti
1Jessica Erriquez
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The proliferation and motility of vascular endothelial cells (ECs) are critical steps in angiogenesis and are strictly controlled by different extracellular signals. Among mitogens, peptides binding to tyrosine kinase receptors (i.e. VEGFs and FGFs) are well known and are released by several cell types, including ECs and tumor cells. The binding of mitogens(More)
Several peptides, including vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF), activate the release of arachidonic acid (AA) and nitric oxide (NO) in endothelial cells (ECs). Both messengers are involved in EC proliferation and vascular permeability and control calcium homeostasis in different ways. Interestingly, it has(More)
After the early wavering steps tracing back to at least the 1960's (Cone, 1974; Binggeli and Cameron, 1980), the study of ion transport in cell proliferation and neoplasia is on its way to become a mature research field (Arcangeli et al., 2009). Wide evidence is now available about the regulatory roles exerted by ion channels and transporters on the cell(More)
Transient Receptor Potential Canonical (TRPC) proteins have been identified in mammals as a family of plasma membrane calcium-permeable channels activated by different kinds of stimuli in several cell types. We have studied TRPC subunit expression in bovine aortic endothelial (BAE-1) cells, where stimulation with basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF), a(More)
Arachidonic acid (AA, 20:4) has been reported to modulate a variety of calcium-permeable ionic channels, both in the plasma membrane and in the endoplasmic reticulum. We have studied the effects of AA on calcium signaling in a well-characterized model of developing peripheral neurons, embryonic chick ciliary ganglion neurons in culture. When given at low(More)
Angiogenesis, the formation of new blood vessel networks from existing capillary or post-capillary venules, is an intrinsically multiscale process occurring in several physio-pathological conditions. In particular, hypoxic tissue cells activate downstream cascades culminating in the secretion of a wide range of angiogenic factors, including VEGF isoforms.(More)
Porto, the institutional repository of the Politecnico di Torino, is provided by the University Library and the IT-Services. The aim is to enable open access to all the world. Please share with us how this access benefits you. Your story matters. Abstract. Solid tumors recruit and form blood vessels, used for maintenance and growth as well as for formation(More)
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