Massimo Fanelli

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Samples of lymph nodes from 88 patients with B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (B-NHL) grouped by the Working Formulation (WF) and from 15 patients with benign lymphadenopathies were investigated immunohistochemically and ultrastructurally for changes in angiogenesis and stromal distribution of two subendothelial basement membrane (BM) components, namely(More)
Peripheral blood lymphocytes from 22 men with low average exposure (229 micrograms/m3 = 0.72 ppm) to benzene and 19 control men were investigated for Sister Chromatid Exchange (SCE) frequency. The majority of the men (21 exposed, 19 controls) were also investigated using the micronucleus assay (MN). The exposed subjects were employed at 10 different gas(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the effect of a soy rich diet and hormone replacement therapy (HRT) on the main biomarkers of bone turnover and bone mineral density (BMD) at postmenopausal age. METHODS 187 healthy asymptomatic postmenopausal women, aged 39-60, were recruited and randomized into a soy rich diet group, a HRT group, and a control group. Bone(More)
A randomised placebo controlled study was performed in 32 women with intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy. The population was divided into four groups: for 20 days each group was treated only with ursodeoxycholic acid, or S-adenosylmethionine, or a combination of both drugs, or a placebo (vitamin). Itching, standard liver function tests and serum total(More)
Angiogenesis is necessary for tumor growth. Drug discovery efforts have identified several potential therapeutic targets on endothelial cells and selective inhibitors capable of slowing tumor growth or producing tumor regression by blocking angiogenesis in in vivo tumor models. Certain antiangiogenic therapeutics increase the activity of cytotoxic(More)
Matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) was detected by zymography and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) in matched serum and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples from patients with neurological diseases. Patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RR-MS) had serum and CSF MMP-9 levels comparable to those from patients with inflammatory(More)
Experimental studies performed in Folkman laboratories suggest that angiogenesis is involved in the biology of tumor dormancy. We determined the vascular index in a series of 190 women operated of node-positive invasive breast cancer treated with adjuvant chemotherapy (CMF schedule) and we studied the relationship between vascularity of primary tumors with(More)
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) have been identified as mediators of brain injury in HIV-associated neurological diseases. The activity of the 72 kDa gelatinase A (MMP-2) and 92 kDa gelatinase B (MMP-9) was detected by zymography in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of 138 HIV-infected patients (40 with AIDS dementia, 83 with brain opportunistic infections and(More)
Oral contraceptives are highly efficient and easily administered drugs; however, it must not be forgotten that they are composed of chemical substances which can be classified as potential carcinogens. Testing of a substance for genotoxicity represents a reliable approach both to evaluate the genetic hazard and to obtain information on its possible(More)
Background. The present study was designed with the aim of evaluating the tolerability and activity of pegylated liposomial doxorubicin (PLD) in combination with weekly docetaxel as first line treatment of advanced breast cancer. Patients and methods. Fifty-seven patients entered the study. PLD was administered at escalating doses starting from 30 mg/m, on(More)