Paolo Pellegrino

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Multiple sclerosis is a chronic progressive demyelinating disease affecting over 2.1 million patients worldwide. Patients affected by MS are exposed to an increased risk of infection from communicable diseases, which may lead to severe disease relapses. Studies have analysed the issue of vaccination of MS-affected patients. These studies, however, deal(More)
In this paper a new approach to ontology visualization is introduced, using a more than 3-dimensional space. The ontology information is represented on a 3D view-port enriched by visual cues. A preliminary application based on the presented principles is described, and results show that the approach is feasible and can actually lead to a more effective(More)
The human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines were introduced to reduce the incidence of cervical cancer. The bivalent vaccine is effective against HPV-16, -18, -31, -33 and -45 while the quadrivalent vaccine is effective against HPV-16, 18, 31, 6 and 11 types. The immunisation, recommended for adolescent females, has led to high vaccine coverage in many(More)
Nitric oxide (NO), generated in skeletal muscle mostly by the neuronal NO synthases (nNOSμ), has profound effects on both mitochondrial bioenergetics and muscle development and function. The importance of NO for muscle repair emerges from the observation that nNOS signalling is defective in many genetically diverse skeletal muscle diseases in which muscle(More)
Autophagy, the main intracellular process of cytoplasmic material degradation, is involved in cell survival and death. Autophagy is regulated at various levels and novel modulators of its function are being continuously identified. An intriguing recent observation is that among these modulators is the sphingolipid metabolising enzyme, Acid Sphingomyelinase(More)
Adjuvants are compounds incorporated into vaccines to enhance immunogenicity and the development of these molecules has become an expanding field of research in the last decades. Adding an adjuvant to a vaccine antigen leads to several advantages, including dose sparing and the induction of a more rapid, broader and strong immune response. Several of these(More)
This paper presents a domotic house gateway capable of seamlessly interacting with different devices from heterogeneous domotic systems and appliances. Such a gateway also provides the possibility to automate device cooperation through an embedded rule-based engine, which can be dynamically and automatically updated to accommodate necessities and anticipate(More)
Dear Sirs, Reduction in the hepatic cytochrome P450 system activity has been described after a vaccination in previous studies [1, 2]. While the mechanism behind such reduction was explained as the consequence of the activity of inflammatory cytokines on the mRNA level of hepatic cytochromes [3], it is unclear what effect this interaction may have in the(More)