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BACKGROUND AIMS Human mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) are multipotent cells possessing self-renewal capacity, long-term viability and multilineage potential. We analyzed the effect of four different medium supplements on the expansion and differentiation of adipose tissue-derived MSC (ADSC) in order to avoid the use of xenogeneic serum. METHODS We… (More)
BACKGROUND Cytokines released by activated T lymphocytes are key regulators of chronic inflammatory response, including atherosclerosis. The aim of this study was to investigate the presence of interleukin-3 (IL-3) in lymphocytes infiltrating the atherosclerotic plaque and the effect of this cytokine on primary vascular smooth muscle cells (SMCs). METHODS… (More)
The aim of this study was to analyze electromyographically the upper and lower fascicles of the orbicularis oris muscle in deaf patients comparing them with clinically normal patients. These patients present several disorders in facial muscles, temporomandibular joints disorders and constantly headache in virtue of not the use of the face expression… (More)
BACKGROUND Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are non-hematopoietic, adult, fibroblast-like, multipotent cells that are plastic adherent in standard culture conditions. They can be isolated from several tissues, but it is always necessary to expand them for clinical practice. AIM We investigated the effect of human platelet lysate (hPL) on the expansion of… (More)
The Authors report their fifteen years experience, point out the clinical features of inflammatory abdominal aortic aneurysms and examine the different pathogenetic theories.
The haemodynamic premises for extra-anatomical by-pass in the treatment of stenosis and obstructions of the subclavian and vertebral arteries are discussed with a report on a surgically treated series.
In the last few decades, medicinal chemists have carried out extensive research on synthetic polyamines for use as anticancer drugs and multitarget-directed ligands in neurodegenerative diseases. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of some synthetic polyamines as inhibitors of two new potential targets, human semicarbazide-sensitive amine… (More)