Monica Scaramuzzino

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Venous ulcers are related to dysfunctions in extracellular matrix. Both matrix metalloproteinases (MMP) and neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) could play a role in the healing process in patients with chronic venous ulcers. We evaluated the role of MMP-9 and NGAL in the healing process in venous ulceration. We performed an open-label,(More)
Elevated Nuclear Factor kappaB (NFkappaB) levels have been reported in multiple myeloma cells derived from patients relapsing after chemotherapy. In the search of an in vitro a model with molecular features similar to relapsing lesions, we focused our attention on an IL-6 autocrine human myeloma cell line (U266), characterized by apoptosis resistance due to(More)
OBJECTIVES In this study, we have evaluated effects of 24-hour treatments with simvastatin or rosuvastatin on RAS protein, NF-κB and MMP expression in LC tissues obtained from 12 patients undergoing thoracic surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS Normal and lung tumour tissues obtained from each sample were exposed to simvastatin (2.5-30 μm) or rosuvastatin(More)
Lung cancer is characterized by a high mortality rate probably attributable to early metastasis. Oxidative stress is involved in development and progression of lung cancer, through cellular and molecular mechanisms which at least in part overlap with proinflammatory pathways. Simvastatin is a statin with pleiotropic effects that can also act as an(More)
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