Maurizio Gaido

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The mean annual incidence of hemolytic uremic syndrome in persons </=15 years of age in Italy from 1988 to 2000 was 0.28 per 100,000 population. Laboratory investigations showed that Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) infection occurred in 73.1% of patients. STEC O157 was the most common serotype, but a considerable number of cases were from(More)
Polymorphonuclear leukocyte (PMN) lifespan is characterized by both rapid production and apoptotic cell death. The mechanisms triggering apoptosis in PMN are not completely understood. In this study, the relationship of neutrophil activation and apoptosis as related to released superoxide was investigated. PMN apoptosis was detected by DNA fragmentation,(More)
Apoptosis is a physiological process by which selected cells are deleted from a population in response to specific regulatory signals. A hallmark of apoptosis is the internucleosomal degradation of DNA prior to cell death. We are studying glucocorticoid-induced lymphocytolysis as a model system for apoptosis within the immune system. In rat thymocytes, the(More)
We have purified a protein from Necturus maculosus gallbladder cells that forms chloride channels in an artificial membrane. The same protein apparently can form channels that are highly selective for chloride but can have conductances varying from 9 to about 150 pS. The high-conductance channels are blocked by the monoclonal antibody used to purify the(More)
We have previously shown that monoclonal antibody E12 (MAb E12), one of several such antibodies raised against theophylline-treated Necturus gallbladder (NGB) epithelial cells, inhibits the chloride conductance in the apical membrane of that tissue. Since chloride channels are critical to the secretory function of epithelia in many different animals, we(More)
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