Marina Marini

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Hydrolysis and inhibition of hydrolysis of leucine enkephalin in Oryctolagus plasma were studied by kinetics and chromatographic techniques. By data obtained, in this species, enkephalins are degraded by the same enzymes active in other mammals: aminopeptidases, dipeptidylaminopeptidases, and dipeptidylcarboxypeptidases. At variance with data obtained in(More)
The data that follow review part of the existing evidence concerning the neuroimmune functions mediated by opioid peptides, with particular regard to dual immunomodulatory effects. Limited references to substances other than opioid peptides are included, mainly to emphasize the possible similarities in the mediation of neuroimmune interactions by different(More)
Despite the great advances in the understanding of programmed cell death, little attention has been paid to the sequence of the events that characterise it. In particular, the course of apoptotic events induced by microtubule-interfering agents such as taxanes is poorly understood. In order to increase such knowledge, we studied a number of independent(More)
It has been suggested that oxidative stress may play a role in the pathogenesis of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), but the literature reports somewhat contradictory results. To further investigate the issue, we evaluated a high number of peripheral oxidative stress parameters, and some related issues such as erythrocyte membrane functional features and(More)
INTRODUCTION Magnetic resonance cholangio-pancreatography (MRCP) is a valuable method for the evaluation of biliary and pancreatic diseases and a valuable alternative to endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). It is noninvasive and does not require the use of contrast material or ionizing radiation. Since its introduction in 1991, this(More)
  • Anna Perrone, Pietro Guerrisi, +6 authors Mario Marini
  • European journal of radiology
  • 2011
OBJECTIVE Purpose of our study was to assess the potential role of diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) in the differential diagnosis between benign and malignant nodes. SUBJECT AND METHODS We enrolled 32 subjects: 14 with benign lymphadenopathy, 17 patients with histologically proved malignant disease before beginning treatment and 1 patient with lymphoma(More)
Paraoxonases (PONs) are a small family of antioxidant enzymes whose antiatherogenic activity is well known. The aim of the present study was the evaluation of the effects of moderate aerobic training on their expression using a rat model. In order to discriminate between PON1 and PON3 enzymatic activity, we took advantage of some differences in their(More)
Enhanced angiogenesis, or capillary growth, has a prominent role among the various beneficial effects of exercise training on the myocardium. The aim of the present study is to assess if training-induced increases in capillarity and vascularization persist after 4 weeks of detraining. Adult male rats were trained to run on a treadmill for 10 weeks at ∼60%(More)
Benign tumors and tumor-like lesions that involve temporo mandibular joint are very rare. Those more frequent are osteochondroma, chondroma, osteoma, pigmented villonodular synovitis and synovial chondromatosis. The Authors report six cases of patients affected by these pathologies in which imaging, such as TC, MRI and/or ortopantomography have been useful(More)
The growing body of clinical and experimental data regarding electromagnetic field (EMF) bioeffects and their therapeutic applications has contributed to a better understanding of the underlying mechanisms of action. This study reports that two EMF modalities currently in clinical use, a pulse-modulated radiofrequency (PRF) signal, and a static magnetic(More)