Maria Pia Cinelli

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The aim of this study was to obtain evidences of a possible analgesic role for palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) in chronic granulomatous inflammation sustained by mast cell (MC) activation in rats at 96 hours. PEA (200-400-800 μg/mL), locally administered at time 0, reduced in a concentration-dependent manner the expression and release of NGF in comparison with(More)
Oxidative stress plays an important role in inflammatory process of celiac disease. We have studied the effect of the lycopene, quercetin and tyrosol natural antioxidants on the inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) gene expression in RAW 264.7 macrophages stimulated by gliadin in association with IFN-gamma. The IFN-gamma plus(More)
G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) are seven transmembrane-spanning proteins belonging to a large family of cell-surface receptors involved in many intracellular signaling cascades. Despite GPCRs lack intrinsic tyrosine kinase activity, tyrosine phosphorylation of a tyrosine kinase receptor (RTK) occurs in response to binding of specific agonists of(More)
Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) home from the bone marrow to the site of tissue regeneration and sustain neovascularization after acute vascular injury and upon the angiogenic switch in solid tumors. Therefore, they represent a suitable tool for cell-based therapy (CBT) in regenerative medicine and provide a novel promising target in the fight against(More)
We investigated the effect of hydroxytyrosol (HT), a phenolic compound from virgin olive oil, on inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) expression in J774 murine macrophages stimulated with lipopolysaccharide (LPS). Incubation of cells with LPS caused an increase in iNOS and COX-2 mRNA and protein level as well as ROS(More)
In the present study we investigated whether apoptosis and phagocytosis are regulated by nuclear factor (NF)-kappaB in a model of chronic inflammation. The subcutaneous implant of lambda-carrageenin-soaked sponges elicited an inflammatory response, characterized by a time-related increase of leukocyte infiltration into the sponge and tissue formation, which(More)
Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) and some of its analogues have shown great efficacy in the treatment of pain and inflammation. Adelmidrol - the International Nonproprietary Name (INN) of the di-amide derivative of azelaic acid - is one of these analogues. The anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects of PEA and adelmidrol are hypothesized to be mediated, at least(More)
Carcinoid tumours arise from neuroendocrine cells and may develop in almost any organ. These type of tumours actually are correctly termed neuroendocrine tumours. Hepatic neuroendocrine carcinomas rarely arise as primary tumour; in fact on 100 cases reported in literature just a few of these are of primary nature. We report the case of a giant hepatic(More)
BACKGROUND An increase in the frequency of circulating endothelial colony forming cells (ECFCs), the only subset of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) truly belonging to the endothelial phenotype, occurs in patients affected by primary myelofibrosis (PMF). Herein, they might contribute to the enhanced neovascularisation of fibrotic bone marrow and spleen.(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Chronic inflammatory conditions, such as granulomas, are associated with angiogenesis. Mast cells represent the main cell type orchestrating angiogenesis, through the release of their granule content. Therefore, compounds able to modulate mast cell behaviour may be considered as a new pharmacological approach to treat(More)