Mario Anichini

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In 63 patients affected by Systemic Sclerosis (SSc) (limited subset: 40; diffuse subset: 23; early: 30; advanced: 33) the peroxidation product diene-conjugates (DC) and antibodies against oxidised low density lipoproteins (Ab oxLDL) were tested in serum by a spectrophotometer (absorbance 234 mn) and by a standard ELISA respectively. The data were compared(More)
Serum substance P was assayed in rheumatoid arthritis patients and healthy controls to evaluate whether neurogenic inflammation with substance P release is significant in rheumatoid arthritis. A very sensitive competitive immunoenzymetric assay was used. Mean serum substance P level was significantly higher in rheumatoid arthritis patients than in controls(More)
It is well known that immune efficiency is frequently deteriorated in elderly people. The age-diminished antibody response to T-cell dependent antigens, such as influenza virus antigens, may explain the low protection offered by influenza vaccination in the elderly population. To investigate the possibility of increasing the antibody response to influenza(More)
PURPOSE In previous studies, higher levels of oxidized low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL) have been reported to increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. Furthermore, the anti-oxidative properties of red wine have been invoked to explain the paradox of low cardiovascular mortality, in spite of high-fat intake, in the French population. However, the(More)
Human papillomavirus (HPV) infections are frequently associated with benign, pre-malignant and malignant lesions of the female genital region and male anogenital tract. Recently several studies have been performed to evaluate the presence of HPV in the adenomatous and carcinomatous prostatic tissue for the epidemiological implications due to the sexual(More)
We describe two unrelated patients with Hallervorden-Spatz, disease characterized by prominent facio-bucco-lingual dyskinesia. Acanthocytosis and retinitis pigmentosa were additional findings. Brain MRI showed the typical 'tiger's eye' image of the globus pallidus. This phenotype closely resembled the so-called HARP syndrome (hypoprebetalipoproteinemia,(More)
BACKGROUND Both lipoprotein (a) [Lp(a)] and angiogenesis have been shown to be associated with initiation and progression of atherosclerotic plaque. Lp(a) and two neutralizing anti-Lp(a) antibodies were investigated for their capacity to affect the vasoproliferative processes of the chick embryo chorioallantoic membrane (CAM), a useful model for such an(More)
OBJECTIVE Oxidative stress contributes to joint inflammation and damage in rheumatoid arthritis. In a mobile inflamed joint, exercise induced multiple cycles of hypoxia-reperfusion injury may lead to the creation of a redox environment in which oxido-reductase systems, by NADPH mechanisms, produce highly reactive chemical species (i.e., oxygen free(More)