Lucia Di Tella

  • Citations Per Year
Learn More
p66(shc-/-) mice exhibit prolonged lifespan and increased resistance to oxidative and hypoxic stress. To investigate p66(shc) involvement in human longevity, p66(shc) mRNA and protein were evaluated in fibroblasts from young people, elderly and centenarians, exposed to oxidative or hypoxic stress. Unexpectedly, centenarians showed the highest basal levels(More)
p66(Shc) protein has been proposed to be an indispensable factor for p53-dependent, mitochondria-mediated apoptosis in mice. Here, we show that p66(Shc) plays a pro-apoptotic role also in cell lines of human origin such as SaOs-2 and HeLa, where p53 is either absent or inactivated, thus, suggesting that p66(Shc) pro-apoptotic role is independent from the(More)
Germ cells are sensitive to genotoxins, and ovarian failure and infertility are major side effects of chemotherapy in young patients with cancer. Here we describe the c-Abl-TAp63 pathway activated by chemotherapeutic DNA-damaging drugs in model human cell lines and in mouse oocytes and its role in cell death. In cell lines, upon cisplatin treatment, c-Abl(More)
  • 1