Luca Regazzoni

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Cigarette smoke, a complex mixture of over 7000 chemicals, contains many components capable of eliciting oxidative stress, which may induce smoking-related disorders, including oral cavity diseases. In this study, we investigated the effects of whole (mainstream) cigarette smoke on human gingival fibroblasts (HGFs). Cells were exposed to various puffs(More)
A drawback of the commonly used single source computed tomography systems (CT) is that different materials might show very similar attenuation at any selected radiation energy. However, the assessment of atherosclerosis requires good differentiation between vessel lu-men, calcium, adipose, and surrounding tissue. Dual energy CT (DECT) simultaneously(More)
Carnosine is a natural dipeptide able to react with reactive carbonyl species, which have been recently associated with the onset and progression of several human diseases. Herein, we report an intervention study in overweight individuals. Carnosine (2 g/day) was orally administered for twelve weeks in order to evaluate its bioavailability and metabolic(More)
Profile and immunoreactivity of proteins from HPN tissue, and from Campylobacter jejuni (O:19) were investigated. Proteins were extracted, separated by SDS-PAGE, their cross reactivity monitored by Western blotting, and identified by nHPLC-nESI-HRMS analysis. Proteins from C. jejuni, at Mw ~70 KDa were chaperone/co-chaperone proteins (GroEL, DnaK and HtpG).(More)
We previously demonstrated that polymorphisms in the carnosinase-1 gene (CNDP1) determine the risk of nephropathy in type 2 diabetic patients. Carnosine, the substrate of the enzyme encoded by this gene, is considered renoprotective and could possibly be used to treat diabetic nephropathy (DN). In this study, we examined the effect of carnosine treatment in(More)
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