Monica Daigl Cattaneo

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A strong correlation between the TT(-889) genotype over CC(-889) of the interleukin-1 alpha (IL-1 alpha) transcription regulatory region and age of Alzheimer's disease onset has recently been reported. To determine the functional effects of the genetic variants on plasma protein levels, we cloned the promoter region and determined its activity. The TT(More)
BACKGROUND Solar drinking water disinfection (SODIS) is a low-cost, point-of-use water purification method that has been disseminated globally. Laboratory studies suggest that SODIS is highly efficacious in inactivating waterborne pathogens. Previous field studies provided limited evidence for its effectiveness in reducing diarrhoea. METHODS AND FINDINGS(More)
Since the cloning in 1997 of SEL1L, the human ortholog of the sel-1 gene of C. elegans, most studies have focused on its role in cancer progression and have provided significant evidences to link its increased expression to a decrease in tumor aggressiveness. SEL1L resides on a "Genome Desert area" on chromosome 14q24.3-31 and is highly conserved in(More)
Previously, it was reported that SEL1L is able to decrease the aggressive behavior of human pancreatic tumor cells both in vitro and in vivo. To gain insights into the involvement of SEL1L in tumor invasion, we performed gene expression analysis on the pancreatic cancer cell line Suit-2 subjected to two complementary strategies: upregulation and(More)
The health of cells is preserved by the levels and correct folding states of the proteome, which is generated and maintained by the proteostasis network, an integrated biological system consisting of several cytoprotective and degradative pathways. Indeed, the health conditions of the proteostasis network is a fundamental prerequisite to life as the(More)
SEL1L, the human orthologue of the Caenorhabditis elegans sel-1 gene, is differentially expressed in breast primary tumors and in normal breast tissues. Analysis of a series of human primary breast carcinomas, using a monoclonal antibody raised against a SEL1L recombinant protein, revealed down-modulation or absence of SEL1L expression in about two-thirds(More)
The suppressor of Lin-12-like (C. elegans) (SEL1L) is involved in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER)-associated degradation pathway, malignant transformation and stem cells. In 412 formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded brain tumors and 39 Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) cell lines, we determined the frequency of five SEL1L single nucleotide genetic variants with(More)
Recent data suggest that SEL1L may play an important role in pancreatic carcinoma, similar to breast cancer, where the expression of SEL1L has been associated with a reduction in both proliferative activity in vitro and clinical tumor aggressiveness. To investigate this possibility, we examined the expression of Sel1L in a series of primary pancreatic(More)
SEL1L-A, a transmembrane glycoprotein residing in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER), is a component of the ER-associated degradation (ERAD) pathway. Alternative splicing generates two smaller SEL1L isoforms, -B and -C, that lack the SEL1L-A membrane-spanning region but retain some sel-1-like repeats, known to be involved in multi-protein interactions and(More)
BACKGROUND SEL1L gene product is implicated in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER)-associated protein degradation and Unfolded Protein Response pathways. This gene and associated miRNAs have been indicated as predictive and prognostic markers of pancreatic cancer. AIM Explore the role of SEL1L in colorectal cancer (CRC) progression. METHODS SEL1L expression(More)