Marianna Pantaleo

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Human mastocytosis are heterogeneous group of neoplastic diseases characterized by a different degree of uncontrolled mast cell (MC) proliferation and activation. Interestingly, human mastocytosis share several biological and clinical features with canine mast cell disorders, so called canine mast cell tumors (CMCTs). These CMCTs are the most common(More)
It is well known that following surgical procedures, a variety of patho-physiological alterations occurs in the host, such as changes in haemodynamic, endocrine and immune functions, as well as increase in Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS). Antibiotic administration, a common practice used in surgery, affects immune functions and ROS generation. Our study was(More)
Bovine follicular cysts (FCs) are a common cause of economic loss in modern dairy herds. Their aetiopathogenesis is not completely understood, even though an inadequate hypothalamic release of GnRH at the time of ovulation is considered to be their main cause. Much evidence, however, suggests a role for adrenergic innervation in ovarian functions, such as(More)
This manuscript investigates, by Color Doppler ultrasonography, the basal hemodynamic features of the left cranial epigastric vein (milk vein) of 210 Holstein-Friesian cows, throughout lactation. Blood velocity, diameter, blood flow of the milk vein (before and after milking) and milk production detected in cows administered oxytocin were compared with the(More)
Complex cytokine networks play an important role in a wide range of pregnancy-related processes. During physiological pregnancy, the balance of T helper lymphocytes Th1 and Th2 is strongly shifted toward Th2, which has a protective role in the feto-maternal interaction. The aim of the present study is to establish the serum concentrations, ranges, and(More)
The effect of some chemically modified cyclodextrins [namely, 2-hydroxypropyl-beta-, methyl-beta-, and 2-hydroxypropyl-gamma-cyclodextrin (HP-beta-CD, Me-beta-CD, and HP-gamma-CD, respectively)] on the aqueous solubility and dissolution rate of the hypnotic agent Zolpidem (ZP) was investigated. Solid complexes were prepared by freeze drying and(More)
Free radicals are highly reactive oxidizing agents containing one or more unpaired electrons. Both in human and veterinary neonathology, it is generally accepted that oxidative stress functions as an important catalysator of neonatal disease. Soon after birth, many sudden physiological and environmental conditions make the newborn vulnerable for the(More)
The receptor of the Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSHr) and thyroglobin (TGB), are two proteic factors necessary for the synthesis of hormones, in the thyrocite. In mammals, many immuno-histochemical reports indicate the presence of the TSHr in extra-thyroidal tissues, but not in the ovary. Triiodothyronine (T(3)) and thyroxine (T(4)) have been widely shown(More)
This paper reviews puerperal metritis in the cow, particularly the complex and multi-factorial pathogenesis characterized by an altered cross-talk among infectious agents, endocrine and immune systems. Uterine infections impair fertility and is one of the main causes of economic losses in dairy production. The early postpartum is a period characterized by(More)
This study investigates the effects of mefepronic acid (MA), a PPAR-α agonist, on hepatic metabolic functions and reproduction of postpartum dairy cows. Sixty Friesian cows were divided into Group A (administered 5g of MA IM, within 24 hrs after calving, on the 3(rd) and 5(th) day postpartum) and Group B (control). All the cows were blood sampled within 24(More)