Mario Nicolini

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To determine the influence of the metal coordination sphere on the permeability of the blood-brain barrier (BBB), rats were injected intraperitoneally with aluminum lactate (Al(lact)3), aluminum acetylacetonate (Al(acac)3), aluminum maltolate (Al(malt)3) at pH 7.5, or with physiological saline. Two h after each treatment, [14C]sucrose physiological saline(More)
The present paper reports data concerning aluminum accumulation and compartmentation in the central nervous system from rats exposed by inhalation to aluminum acetylacetonate [Al(acac)3] for two weeks. The complex Al(aca)3 was chosen for being neutral, hydrolytically stable and lipophilic. After animals treatment, Al(III) was identified fluorimetrically by(More)
Earth-and space-based observations provide synergistic information for space mission encounters by providing data over longer timescales, at different wavelengths and using techniques that are impossible with an in situ flyby. We report here such observations in support of the EPOXI spacecraft flyby of comet 103P/Hartley 2. The nucleus is small and dark,(More)
The present study examined sex differences in hemisphere preference (HP) assessed by the Preference Test (PT). This instrument is designed to measure the extent to which normal subjects rely on right-hemisphere or left-hemisphere cognition. Factor analysis on the total sample (N = 1,057; 473 men and 584 women) revealed a clear two-factor structure (i.e.,(More)
The introduction of cisplatin in cancer treatment represents an important achievement in the oncologic field. Many types of cancers are now treated with this drug, and in testicular cancer patients major results are reached. Since 1965, other compounds were disovered and among them carboplatin and oxaliplatin are the main Cisplatin analogues showing similar(More)
We investigated 17 polymorphisms in 11 genes (TS, MTHFR, ERCC1, XRCC1, XRCC3, XPD, GSTT1, GSTP1, GSTM1, ABCC1, ABCC2) for their association with the toxicity of fluoropyrimidines and oxaliplatin in colorectal cancer patients enrolled in a prospective randomized trial of adjuvant chemotherapy. The TOSCA Italian adjuvant trial was conducted in high-risk stage(More)
Detergent-free rat brain outer mitochondrial membranes were incorporated in planar lipid bilayers in the presence of an osmotic gradient, and studied at high (1 M KCl) and low (150 mM KCl) ionic strength solutions. By comparison, the main outer mitochondrial membrane protein, VDAC, extracted from rat liver with Triton X-100, was also studied in 150 mM KCl.(More)
PURPOSE The VICTOR-1 study demonstrated that the all-oral metronomic combination of vinorelbine and capecitabine is highly active and well tolerated in hormone receptor-positive/HER2-negative patients. The VICTOR-2 study was designed to confirm these results. METHODS Patients received mVNR 40 mg three times a week and mCAPE 500 mg three times a day,(More)
Aluminum lactate [Al(lact)3] (hydrophilic, hydrolytically unstable) and aluminum acetylacetonate [Al(acae)3] (lipophilic, hydrolytically stable) were tested as potential toxicants to rabbits upon IV administration both as aqueous solutions and as liposome suspensions. Both chemicals behaved as cardiotoxic agents when administered as aqueous solutions, but(More)
A recent paper by C. N. Martyn and colleagues (1) appears to reinforce the environmental dismetabolic aluminum hypothesis of McLaclan (2), i.e., the involvement of abnormal aluminum (III) accumulation in the brain in the etiology of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Another recent review by Deary and Whelley (3) remarkably presents AD as a peculiar syndrome , which(More)
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