Marco Guerci

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BACKGROUND Hepcidin, a peptide produced by hepatocytes, regulates body iron homeostasis. Inflammation increases serum hepcidin, and its determination can be useful in the differential diagnosis of anemias during inflammatory diseases. METHODS We measured serum hepcidin-25 and hepcidin-20 isoforms in 54 patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) and(More)
Activation of cannabinoid receptors (CBs) by endocannabinoids impacts on a number of gastrointestinal functions. Recent data indicate that CB1 agonists improve 2,4-dinitrobenzene sulfonic acid-induced colitis in mice, thus suggesting a role for the endocannabinoid agonist anandamide (AEA) in protecting the gut against inflammation. We here examined the gut(More)
Tissues exposed to ischemia and reperfusion develop an inflammatory response. We investigate the morphological and immunological changes occurring in the mucosa of a jejunal loop transplanted in the oropharynx of a man undergoing circular pharyngolaryngectomy. Jejunal biopsies were collected during the transplantation procedures (cold and warm ischemia,(More)
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are at higher risk of venous thromboembolism and coronary artery disease despite having a lower burden of traditional risk factors. Platelets from IBD patients release more soluble CD40 ligand (CD40L), and this has been implicated in IBD platelet hyper-activation. We here measured the urinary F2-isoprostane(More)
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