Maria Liberi

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Breast cancer is prone to metastasis even in early stage disease. Stromal cell-derived factor-1 (SDF-1) is a chemokine that has been associated with the egress of cancer cells from the primary focus and homing to distant sites, while E-selectin has been implicated in their trans-endothelial migration. This study was performed to evaluate the association(More)
OBJECTIVES Oxidative stress is involved in the pathophysiology of atherosclerosis. The aim of the present study was to estimate the extent of oxidative stress in patients with aneurysmal and arterial occlusive disease (AAOD) by analyzing the magnitude of serum oxidizability, total antioxidant status and serum antioxidants and to evaluate their potential(More)
Temporins are a novel family of small (10-13 residues) cationic antimicrobial peptides recently isolated from the skin of the European red frog Rana temporaria. Although recently acquired evidence shows that temporins have the potential to kill bacteria by permeabilizing the cytoplasmic membrane, the molecular mechanisms of membrane selectivity and(More)
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