Paola Bergamini

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Human leukemic K562 cells can be induced in vitro to erythroid differentiation by a variety of chemical compounds, including hemin, butyric acid, 5-azacytidine, and cytosine arabinoside. Differentiation of K562 cells is associated with an increase in the expression of embryo-fetal globin genes, such as the zeta-, epsilon-, and gamma-globin genes. Therefore,(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the potential of new positively charged solid lipid nanoparticles (SLN) to convey nucleic acids. The cationic character of SLN was obtained by adding as cationic molecules two different long-chain cationic phosphines (CP), namely hexadecyl-PTA iodide (CP16) and octadecyl-PTA iodide (CP18). The obtained CP-SLN are(More)
Complexes [Pt(mu-N,S-8-TT)(PPh(3))(2)](2) (1), [Pt(mu-S,N-8-TT)(PTA)(2)](2) (2), [Pt(8-TTH)(terpy)]BF(4) (3), cis-[PtCl(8-MTT)(PPh(3))(2)] (4), cis-[Pt(8-MTT)(2)(PPh(3))(2)] (5), cis-[Pt(8-MTT)(8-TTH)(PPh(3))(2)] (6), cis-[PtCl(8-MTT)(PTA)(2)] (7), cis-[Pt(8-MTT)(2)(PTA)(2)] (8), and trans-[Pt(8-MTT)(2)(py)(2)] (9) (8-TTH(2) = 8-thiotheophylline; 8-MTTH =(More)
In this study, we compared some bile acid derivatives and their platinum(II) complexes with respect to their ability to induce erythroid differentiation of human leukemic K562 cells. The complexes analyzed were cis-[(3-dehydrocholanoyliden-L-tartrate)-diammineplatinum(II)] (compound 1) and cis-[di(dehydrocholanoate)-bis(triphenylphosphine)-platinum(II)](More)
The strontium salts Sr(cholate)2, (Compound 1), Sr(dehydrocholate)2, (Compound 2) and Sr3(3-dehydrocholanoyliden-L-tartrate)2, (Compound 3) have been prepared and characterized. The potential anti-osteoporotic activity of these compounds was tested on human primary osteoblasts (hOBs) and human primary osteoclasts (hOCs) in comparison with the bioactivity of(More)
The work describes a new low-impact synthetic route to Pt(ii)-carboxylate complexes, a class of compounds provided with established anticancer activity. The process is based on the ligand substitution on [PtCO3(Me2SO-S)2] (), a new synthon that can be easily prepared in water with high yield, is stable as a solid, and is reactive in solution where all its(More)
Time-resolved observations of a 6’ x 6’ field, containing the position error boxes of the X-ray source 1WGA J1958.2+3232, were performed in June 1999 with the 91 cm Catania telescope, equipped with a Photon Counting Intensified CCD. The star recently proposed as the optical counterpart of the 1WGA J1958.2+3232, exhibited a strong optical modulation with a(More)
The use of solid lipid nanoparticles (SLN) is a promising route for the delivery of platinum complexes aimed to anticancer activity. This paper describes the production and characterization of SLN suitable for the loading of Pt complexes containing the biocompatible phosphine 1,3,5-triaza-7-phosphaadamantane (PTA) as neutral ligand. After a screening of(More)