Mauro Bologna

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c-Src is a proto-oncogene, belonging to the nonreceptor protein kinases family, which plays a prominent role in carcinogenesis. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that c-Src could promote breast cancer metastasis acting on several cell types and that pharmacological disruption of its kinase activity could be beneficial for the treatment of metastases.(More)
Purpose.. To investigate the effects of the epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor (EGFR-TKI) ZD1839 ('Iressa') on the cellular proliferation of androgen-sensitive and androgen-independent human prostatic cancer cell lines and primary cultures in vitro. Experimental design.. In this study, we investigated the effects of the quinazoline(More)
Breast cancer shows a strong predilection to metastasize to bone. Cell surface glycoprotein extracellular matrix metalloproteinase inducer (EMMPRIN)/CD147 induces metalloproteinases (MMP) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), which may support osteoclastic activity and increased incidence of breast cancer bone metastases. In support of this(More)
Cell proliferation of the human prostatic carcinoma cell line PC3 and of the epithelial cell strain PMU 23 derived from a primary culture of a stage III prostatic carcinoma was enhanced dose dependently by adding 0.1 nM to 10.0 nM bombesin (BMBS) to the culture medium. The growth stimulation was specifically inhibited by antibodies versus Gastrin Releasing(More)
The malignant phenotype of prostatic tumor cells correlates with the expression of both uPA and itscell-membrane receptor (uPAR); however, there is little information concerning the role of cell-bound uPAin matrix degradation and invasion. Our results suggest that cell-associated uPA plays a key role in regulat-ingthe amount of plasmin present at the(More)
The activation of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGF-R) plays a key role in the promotion of proliferation and invasion in prostatic carcinoma (PCa). Gefitinib (Iressa; ZD1839), an orally active EGF-R tyrosine kinase inhibitor, has shown an important anti-proliferative activity in tumors expressing EGF-R both in vitro and in vivo. Our aim was to(More)
The effects of pulsed extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields on human peripheral blood lymphocyte mitogenesis induced by phytohaemoagglutinin, concanavalin A or calcium ionophore A23187 were studied. The dependence of the field effect on mitogen concentrations was investigated. Field exposure produced strong inhibition of DNA synthesis when optimal(More)
The ability of a cell to modify the extracellular matrix is important in several pathophysiological alterations including tumorigenesis. Cell transformation is accompanied by changes in the surrounding stroma as a result of the action of specific proteases such as the urokinase plasminogen activator (uPA), which has been associated with invasive potential(More)
Both n-6 and n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids are dietary fats important for cell function, being involved in several physiologic and pathologic processes, such as tumorigenesis. Linoleic acid and conjugated linoleic acid, its geometrical and positional stereoisomer, were tested on several human tumor cell lines originating from different tissues and with(More)
Ligand-activated Eph tyrosine kinases regulate cellular repulsion, morphology, adhesion, and motility. EphA2 kinase is frequently up-regulated in several different types of cancers, including prostate, breast, colon, and lung carcinomas, as well as in melanoma. The existing data do not clarify whether EphA2 receptor phosphorylation or its simple(More)