Michele Mingardi

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Tumour necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) has been proposed as a potent tool to trigger apoptosis in cancer therapy. However, since ∼60% of tumour cell lines and most primary cancers are resistant to TRAIL-induced apoptosis, several combined therapy approaches aimed to sensitize cells to TRAIL have been developed. One of the major(More)
c-Abl function is strictly dependent on its subcellular localization. Using an in vitro approach, we identify c-Abl as a new substrate for p300, CBP (CREB-binding protein) and PCAF (p300/CBP-associated factor) histone acetyltransferases. Remarkably, acetylation markedly alters its subcellular localization. Point mutagenesis indicated that Lys 730, located(More)
Ataxia Telangiectasia Mutated (ATM) protein kinase is a key effector in the modulation of the functionality of some important stress responses, including DNA damage and oxidative stress response, and its deficiency is the hallmark of Ataxia Telangiectasia (A-T), a rare genetic disorder. ATM modulates the activity of hundreds of target proteins, essential(More)
Neurophysiological studies were carried out in six female workers of an electromechanical works after accidental exposure to toluene vapours. Electroencephalographic abnormalities and vestibular hyporeflexia were detected immediately after the accident. Six months later the EEG changes were still present, while vestibular findings were found to be markedly(More)
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