Michele Pelosi

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The subcellular distribution of the calmodulin-stimulated plasma-membrane Ca(2+)-ATPase (PMCA) has been studied in rat and rabbit skeletal muscle cells by indirect (calmodulin gel overlays) and direct (Western blotting with specific antibodies) methods. It has also been studied in situ in immunocytochemistry experiments. The distribution of PMCA has been(More)
PTHrP (parathyroid hormone-related protein) is crucial for normal cartilage development and long bone growth and acts to delay chondrocyte hypertrophy and terminal differentiation in the growth plate. After growth plate closure adult HACs (human articular chondrocytes) still produce PTHrP, suggesting a possible role for this factor in the permanent(More)
In this study we investigated the sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR), alongside myofibrillar phenotype, in muscle samples from five Myotonic Dystrophy (DM) patients and five control individuals. DM muscles exhibited as a common feature, a decrease in the slow isoform of myosin heavy chain (MHC) and of troponin C in myofibrils. We observed a match between(More)
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