Luigi Del Vecchio

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BACKGROUND Through negative regulation of gene expression, microRNAs (miRNAs) can function in cancers as oncosuppressors, and they can show altered expression in various tumor types. Here we have investigated medulloblastoma tumors (MBs), which arise from an early impairment of developmental processes in the cerebellum, where Notch signaling is involved in(More)
Fe65 is a binding partner of the Alzheimer's beta-amyloid precursor protein APP. The possible involvement of this protein in the cellular response to DNA damage was suggested by the observation that Fe65 null mice are more sensitive to genotoxic stress than WT counterpart. Fe65 associated with chromatin under basal conditions and its involvement in DNA(More)
To determine whether cell cultures maintain the cellular heterogeneity of primary tissues and may therefore be used for in vitro modeling of breast cancer subtypes, we evaluated the expression of a cell surface marker panel in breast cancer cell cultures derived from various subtypes of human breast carcinoma. We used a four-color flow cytometry strategy to(More)
High-mobility group A1 (HMGA1) proteins are architectural chromatinic proteins, abundantly expressed during embryogenesis and in most cancer tissues, but expressed at low levels or absent in normal adult tissues. Several studies have demonstrated that HMGA1 proteins play a causal role in neoplastic cell transformation. The aim of this study was to(More)
(Note: With the exception of the correction of typographical or spelling errors that could be a source of ambiguity, letters and reports are not edited. The original formatting of letters and referee reports may not be reflected in this compilation.) Thank you for the submission of your manuscript "Mutant p63 causes defective expansion of ectodermal(More)
 We describe a case of stable complete remission in a patient with refractory anemia complicated by severe autoimmune hemolytic anemia, achieved with a single high dose (4 g/m2) of cyclophosphamide (cyclo). Concomitantly, an effective mobilization of CD34-positive cells was induced. Other immunosuppressive approaches including high-dose methylprednisolone,(More)
OBJECTIVES Therapeutic results in advanced chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) are still unsatisfactory in terms of complete remission achievement and duration, in spite of the extensive use of purine analogs. The objective of this study was to describe the clinical characteristics and treatment results from a series of 32 patients managed with a therapeutic(More)
Circulating tumor cells are thought to play a crucial role in the development of distant metastases. Their detection in the blood of colorectal cancer patients may be linked to poor outcome, but current evidence is controversial. Pre- and postoperative flow cytometric analysis of blood samples was carried out in 76 colorectal cancer patients undergoing(More)
The cancer stem cell (CSC) theory represents a breakthrough in cancer research. We characterized the protein pattern of CSCs to identify specific intracellular pathways in this subpopulation of tumor cells. We studied colon CSCs using two different colon cancer cell lines: CaCo-2 and HCT-116. Putative CSCs were separated from non-CSCs by flow cytometry(More)
Many cell types release extracellular vesicles (EVs), including exosomes, microvesicles (MVs), and apoptotic bodies, which play a role in physiology and diseases. Presence and phenotype of circulating EVs in hematological malignancies (HMs) remain largely unexplored. The aim of this study was to characterize EVs in peripheral blood of HM patients compared(More)