Manuela Martano

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Four hundred bovine urothelial tumours and tumour-like lesions were classified in accordance with the 2004 World Health Organization (WHO) morphological classification for human urothelial tumours. The spectrum of neoplastic lesions of the urinary bladder of cattle is becoming wider and bovine urothelial tumours share striking morphological features with(More)
Bovine papillomavirus type 13 (BPV-13), a novel Deltapapillomavirus, has been found associated with urothelial tumours of the urinary bladder of cattle grazing on lands infested with bracken fern. BPV-13 was detected in 28 of 39 urothelial tumours. Diagnosis was based on sequencing of L1 and E5 amplicons from tumour samples. The nucleotide sequences(More)
BACKGROUND Mammary tumors are a very common neoplasm in the dog and show histological features and biological behaviour similar to human mammary carcinomas. Recently, a pathway named Wnt-1, involving beta-catenin and APC protein, has emerged as an important player in many human tumor types, including mammary neoplasms. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty-five(More)
The present study aimed at evaluating, through immunohistochemical staining, E-cadherin, beta-catenin and adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) expression and distribution in normal, dysplastic and neoplastic canine colon and rectum, and at correlating the protein expression with the histological grade of malignancy. In order to obtain a more thorough evaluation(More)
Microscopic patterns of thirty-four urothelial tumors of the urinary bladder of water buffaloes from the Marmara and Black Sea Regions of Turkey are here described. All the animals grazed on lands rich in bracken fern. Histological diagnosis was assessed using morphological parameters recently suggested for the urinary bladder tumors of cattle. Papillary(More)
This report describes the histopathology of two hundred and fifty-three mesenchymal tumors of the urinary bladder in cattle grazing on lands rich in bracken fern. Approximately 80% were hemangiomas and angiosarcomas. Hemangioma (capillary, cavernous, and large vessels) was the most frequent mesenchymal tumor and was more common than angiosarcoma. Although(More)
Background: Nosemosis is an infection of ventricular epithelial cells of adult European honey bees (Apis mellifera), caused by Nosema species. Until recently, it was thought to be caused only by Nosema apis. Nosema ceranae, originally found in Apis ceranae, has now been recognized also in Europe, and considered a more common infection agent than Nosema(More)
BACKGROUND Equine sarcoids are locally invasive, fibroblastic benign skin tumors. Bovine papillomavirus type-1 (BPV-1) and/or Bovine papillomavirus type-2 (BPV-2) are believed to be the causative agent of sarcoids, although the mechanisms by which the virus induce the tumor are still poorly understood. We hypothesized that in genetically predisposed equines(More)
Endothelins and their receptors have been implicated in numerous diseases and have recently emerged as relevant players in a variety of malignancies. Tumours overexpress the Endothelin-1 (ET-1) and the Endothelin-A receptors (ETAR) and their interaction enhances tumour growth and metastasis by promoting tumour cell survival, proliferation and angiogenesis.(More)
Malassezia pachydermatis is a normal inhabitant of canine and feline skin that can spread to other pets. The outer layer or epidermis is made up primarily of keratinocytes, which are capable of releasing various factors and expressing receptors that are significantly involved in the immune regulation. Little is known about the mechanism by which M.(More)