Nadia Maria Sposi

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Transferrin receptor 2 (TfR2) possesses a YQRV motif similar to the YTRF motif of transferrin receptor 1 (TfR1) responsible for the internalization and secretion through the endosomal pathway. Raft biochemical dissection showed that TfR2 is a component of the low-density Triton-insoluble (LDTI) plasma membrane domain, able to co-immunoprecipitate with(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Ferroportin-1 (FPN1) is expressed in various types of cells that play critical roles in mammalian iron metabolism and appears to act as an iron exporter in these tissues. The aim of this study was to investigate whether erythroid cells possess specific mechanisms for iron export. DESIGN AND METHODS The expression of FPN1 during(More)
We have evaluated the expression of growth factor receptors (GFRs) on early hematopoietic progenitor cells (HPCs) purified from human adult peripheral blood and induced in liquid suspension culture to unilineage differentiation/maturation through the erythroid (E), granulocytic (G), megakaryocytic (Mk), or monocytic (Mo) lineage. The receptors for basic(More)
The programmed activation/repression of transcription factors in early hematopoietic differentiation has not yet been explored. The DNA-binding protein GATA-1 is required for normal erythroid development and regulates erythroid-expressed genes in maturing erythroblasts. We analyzed GATA-1 expression in early human adult hematopoiesis by using an in vitro(More)
We have investigated the expression of transferrin receptor (TfR) iron regulatory protein-1 (IRP-1) and iron regulatory protein-2 (IRP-2) in liquid suspension culture of purified hematopoietic progenitor cells (HPCs) induced by a growth factor stimulus to proliferation and unilineage differentiation/maturation through the erythroid, granulocytic, monocytic(More)
We report the molecular analysis of an 8;14 reciprocal chromosome translocation in a case of acute lymphocytic leukemia (L3 type). DNA from primary leukemic cells was analyzed on the basis of restriction endonuclease mapping by hybridization with various human c-myc and Ig heavy chain probes. The breakpoint of the translocation is within an approximately(More)
We have analyzed the RNA expression of three protein kinase C (PKC) genes (alpha, beta, and gamma) in human and murine central nervous systems during embryonic-fetal, perinatal, and adult life. Analysis of human brain poly(A)+ RNA indicates that expression of PKC alpha and beta genes can be detected as early as 6 weeks postconception, undergoes a gradual(More)
Different proteins ensure the fine control of iron metabolism at the level of various tissues. Among these proteins, it was discovered a second transferrin receptor (TfR2), that seems to play a key role in the regulation of iron homeostasis. Its mutations are responsible for type 3 hemochromatosis (Type 3 HH). Although TfR2 expression in normal tissues was(More)
We report a study of four families of Italian origin in which heterocellular HPFH is inherited linked to β thalassemia over two or three generations. The HPFH + β thalassemia carriers showed thalassemic blood pictures and elevated HbF and F-cell number without increase in the HbF/F-cell content. Association of this gene complex with a second β thalassemia(More)
We report a study of four families of Italian origin in which heterocellular HPFH is inherited linked to beta thalassemia over two or three generations. The HPFH + beta thalassemia carriers showed thalassemic blood pictures and elevated HbF and F-cell number without increase in the HbF/F-cell content. Association of this gene complex with a second beta(More)