Luisa Ottobrini

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Non-invasive imaging of reporter gene expression using different imaging modalities is increasing its role for the in vivo assessment of molecular processes. Multimodality imaging protocols overcome limitations to a single imaging modality and provide a thorough view of specific processes, often allowing a quantitative measurement and direct visualization(More)
Cancer is a complex disease, characterized by alteration of different physiological molecular processes and cellular features. Keeping this in mind, the possibility of early identification and detection of specific tumor biomarkers by non-invasive approaches could improve early diagnosis and patient management.Different molecular imaging procedures provide(More)
Hypoxia is a common feature in solid tumours. In glioma, it is considered the major driving force for tumour angiogenesis and correlates with enhanced resistance to conventional therapies, increased invasiveness and a poor prognosis for patients. Here we describe, for the first time, that miR675-5p, embedded in hypoxia-induced long non-coding RNA H19, plays(More)
INTRODUCTION Dendritic cells play a key role as initiators of T-cell responses, and even if tumour antigen-loaded dendritic cells can induce anti-tumour responses, their efficacy has been questioned, suggesting a need to enhance immunization strategies. MATHERIALS & METHODS We focused on the characterization of bone marrow-derived dendritic cells pulsed(More)
PURPOSE We demonstrated that Hsa-miR-567 expression is significantly downregulated in poor prognosis breast cancer, compared to better prognosis breast cancer, having a role in the control of cell proliferation and migration by regulating KPNA4 gene. METHODS AND RESULTS In this study, based on our previously published in silico results, we proved both in(More)
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