Maddalena Erario

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Tumor invasion and metastasis are important aspects of tumor progression, and the formation of tumor metastasis is a principal contributing factor to cancer morbidity and mortality (1). Basal membrane and extracellular matrix represent two physical barriers to malignant invasion: their degradation by matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) plays a key role in(More)
Fractalkine (FKN) and its receptor CX3CR1 are critical mediators in the vascular and tissue damage of several chronic diseases, including systemic sclerosis (SSc) and pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Interestingly, the V249I and T280M genetic polymorphisms influence CX3CR1 expression and function. We investigated whether these polymorphisms are(More)
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