Nicoletta Battilana

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Twelve paediatric patients with aplastic anaemia and two groups of normal control subjects underwent flow cytometric analysis for intracytoplasmic expression of gamma interferon (gamma-IFN) and tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) in bone marrow and peripheral blood CD4+ and CD8+ cells. The same cytokines were tested, by immunoassay, in culture(More)
We have investigated the effects of nine CC chemokines, i.e. macrophage inflammatory protein (MIP)-1alpha/CCL3, MIP-1beta/CCL4, MIP-3alpha/CCL20, MIP-5/CCL15, monocyte chemotactic protein (MCP)-1/CCL2, MCP-2/CCL8, MCP-3/CCL7, eotaxin/CCL11 and macrophage-derived chemokine (MDC)/CCL22 on the locomotion of human tonsil B lymphocytes and their subsets. Upon(More)
Adult patients with rheumatic arthritis and other rheumatic disorders show inappropriate cortisol secretion and peculiar CRH promoter gene polymorphisms. So far, no data are available about this topic in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). We have studied a series of 13 prepubertal patients (10 female, 3 male) affected with oligoarticular JIA(More)
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