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The centrality dependence of the charged-particle multiplicity density at midrapidity in Pb-Pb collisions at sqrt[s_{NN}]=2.76  TeV is presented. The charged-particle density normalized per participating nucleon pair increases by about a factor of 2 from peripheral (70%-80%) to central (0%-5%) collisions. The centrality dependence is found to be similar to(More)
The first measurement of the charged-particle multiplicity density at midrapidity in Pb-Pb collisions at a center-of-mass energy per nucleon pair √ S NN = 2.76 TeV is presented. For an event sample corresponding to the most central 5% of the hadronic cross section, the pseudorapidity density of primary charged particles at midrapidity is 1584 ± 4(stat) ±(More)
Several medicinal plants can be employed to produce extracts exhibiting biological effects. The aim of this work was to verify the ability of extracts derived from different medicinal plants of Bangladesh in interfering with specific DNA-protein interactions. The rationale for this study is based on the observation that alteration of gene transcription(More)
Peptide nucleic acids (PNAs) are DNA/RNA mimics extensively used for pharmacological regulation of gene expression in a variety of cellular and molecular systems, and they have been described as excellent candidates for antisense and antigene therapies. At present, very few data are available on the use of PNAs as molecules targeting miRNAs. miRNAs are a(More)
Single-spin asymmetries for semi-inclusive electroproduction of charged pions in deep-inelastic scattering of positrons are measured for the first time with transverse target polarization. The asymmetry depends on the azimuthal angles of both the pion (phi) and the target spin axis (phi(S)) about the virtual-photon direction and relative to the lepton(More)
Spin-dependent lepton-nucleon scattering data have been used to investigate the validity of the concept of quark-hadron duality for the spin asymmetry A1. Longitudinally polarized positrons were scattered off a longitudinally polarized hydrogen target for values of Q2 between 1.2 and 12 GeV2 and values of W2 between 1 and 4 GeV2. The average double-spin(More)
The aim of the present study was to identify molecular analogs of angelicin (ANG) able to increase erythroid differentiation of K562 cells and expression of gamma-globin genes in human erythroid precursor cells, with low effects on apoptosis. ANG-like molecules are well-known photosensitizers largely used for their antiproliferative activity in the(More)
The decoy approach against nuclear factor kappaB (NF-kappaB) is a useful tool to alter NF-kappaB dependent gene expression using synthetic oligonucleotides (ODNs) carrying NF-kappaB specific cis-elements. Unfortunately, ODNs are not stable and need to be be extensively modified to be used in vivo or ex vivo. We have previously evaluated the possible use of(More)
We report in this paper that the DNA-binding drug mithramycin is a potent inducer of gamma-globin mRNA accumulation and fetal hemoglobin (HbF) production in erythroid cells from healthy human subjects and beta-thalassemia patients. Erythroid precursors derived from peripheral blood were grown in 2-phase liquid culture. In this procedure, early erythroid(More)
Airborne trace elements are implicated in the etio-pathogenesis of a large number of pulmonary diseases. The aim of this study was to evaluate the reliability and effectiveness of direct determination of Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mn, Ni, Pb, V, and Zn concentrations in bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) samples from patients with sarcoidosis, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis,(More)