Martina Pandolfi

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Osteochondroma, the most common benign bone tumor, may occur as a sporadic lesion or as multiple neoplasms in the context of multiple osteochondromas syndrome. The most severe complication is malignant transformation into peripheral secondary chondrosarcoma. Although both benign conditions have been linked to defects in EXT1 or EXT2 genes, contradictory(More)
OBJECTIVE A number of studies have shown the role of expanded Bone Marrow-derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells in the repair and regeneration of musculo-skeletal tissues. The current European regulations define in vitro expanded cells for clinical purposes as substantially manipulated and include them in the class of Advanced-Therapy Medicinal Products to be(More)
In osteosarcoma (OS) and most Ewing sarcoma (EWS) patients, the primary tumor originates in the bone. Although tumor resection surgery is commonly used to treat these diseases, it frequently leaves massive bone defects that are particularly difficult to be treated. Due to the therapeutic potential of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), OS and EWS patients could(More)
Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a connective tissue disorder mostly characterized by autosomal dominant inheritance. Over 1,100 causal mutations have been identified scattered along all exons of genes encoding type I collagen precursors, COL1A1 and COL1A2. Because of the absence of mutational hotspots, Sanger sequencing is considered the gold standard for(More)
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