Luisa Lorenzi

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Three hundred and twenty-two (264 males and 58 females), randomly sampled Grey Alpine cattle individuals from Northeastern Italy, were investigated cytogenetically by both conventional chromosome staining and R-banding. Two hundred and eighty-one (87%) individuals had a normal karyotype and 41 (13%) carried chromosomal aberrations such as (a) rob(1;29) in(More)
This article reports the clinical and the histological features in a 7-year-old girl affected by common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) who developed multiple Epstein-Barr virus-associated tumors, represented by bilateral adrenal smooth muscle tumors (EBV-SMT) and multifocal diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. The EBV-SMTs showed features compatible with a(More)
Gut mast cells represent an important cell population involved in intestinal homeostasis and inflammatory processes. However, their possible role has not to date been investigated in colonic diverticular disease. This study aims to evaluate colonic mast cells in patients undergoing surgery for diverticular disease. Surgical resection samples from 27(More)
BACKGROUND The accuracy and effectiveness of targeted oesophageal biopsies in Barrett's oesophagus to detect dysplasia using new magnification techniques are unknown. Aim of this study was to investigate whether the combined use of acetic acid, magnification and electronic filters allows the same accuracy as the four-quadrant random biopsies pattern;(More)
Follicular dendritic cell (FDC)-sarcoma is a rare neoplasm with morphologic and phenotypic features of FDCs. It shows an extremely heterogeneous morphology, therefore, its diagnosis relys on the phenotype of tumor cells. Aim of the present study was the identification of new specific markers for FDC-sarcoma by whole transcriptome sequencing (WTS). Candidate(More)
Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is a locally aggressive neoplasm, most frequently occurring in the abdominal cavity as multiple recurrent nodules. We report a case of IMT in a 24-year-old male presenting as multiple nodules involving the omentum, the liver, and the colon. Spindle tumor cells expressed ALK with a cytoplasmic granular distribution,(More)
Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome type 2 (HPS2) is a primary immunodeficiency due to adaptor protein-3 (AP-3) complex deficiency. HPS2 patients present neutropenia, partial albinism, and impaired lysosomal vesicles formation in hematopoietic cells. Given the role of dendritic cells (DCs) in the immune response, we studied monocyte-derived DCs (moDCs) and(More)
Follicular dendritic cell (FDC) sarcomas are rare mesenchymal tumours, which are fatal in 20% of the patients and usually occur in secondary lymphoid organs or extranodal localizations. Due to the rareness of these tumours, only few studies have been conducted on molecular level. In the present study, we performed microRNA (miRNA) profiling of 31 FDC(More)
Schaumann bodies are inclusion bodies, first described by Schaumann in 1941, typically seen in granulomatous diseases such as tuberculosis, sarcoidosis and chronic beryllium diseases. Williams WJ, in 1964, reported Schaumann bodies to occur in 10% of Crohn's disease (CD). We report a case of Crohn's disease, initially misdiagnosed as a schistosoma-related(More)