Massimiliano Sestu

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Bipolar disorder (BD) is a chronic and severe psychiatric condition with an underlying component of genetic susceptibility. Mounting evidence suggests a potential role of the endogenous cannabinoid (eCB) system in the pathogenesis of BD. Here we investigated the role of genes encoding for key eCB elements on the risk of developing BD in a sample of 357BD(More)
The leucocyte inhibition factor (LIF) test, revealing the inhibition of leucocyte migration from capillary tubes, was studied with leucocytes from 47 patients with breast cancer, from 14 patients with benign breast tumors, and from 56 normal subjects. As antigens we used formalin-fixed tumor cells. The LIF assay was positive in 38/47 (80.8%) breast cancer(More)
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