Paolo Soliani

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Many proteins of the CLC gene family are Cl(-) channels, whereas others, like the bacterial ecClC-1 or mammalian ClC-4 and -5, mediate Cl(-)/H(+) exchange. Mutating a "gating glutamate" (Glu-224 in ClC-4 and Glu-211 in ClC-5) converted these exchangers into anion conductances, as did the neutralization of another, intracellular "proton glutamate" in(More)
The definition of the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) recurrence after resection represents a central issue to improve the clinical management of patients. In this study we examined the prognostic relevance of infiltrating immune cell subsets in the tumor (TIL) and in nontumorous (NT) liver (LIL), and the expression of immune-related and(More)
BACKGROUND Serous psammocarcinoma is a form of ovarian carcinoma, characterized by massive psammoma body formation, invasiveness, and low-grade cytological features. We reported a new bilateral case of serous psammocarcinoma. We also reviewed the literature in order to delineate clinical, pathological, and prognostic features of this rare neoplasm. CASE(More)
BACKGROUND Authors generally agree that Giant Pancreatic Pseudocysts (> 10 cm) have a lower spontaneous resolution and are more difficult to treat than smaller pancreatic pseudocysts. This study was carried out on two groups of patients with larger and smaller pancreatic pseudocysts (pancreatic pseudocysts > 10 cm versus pancreatic pseudocysts < 10 cm), and(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Members of the melanoma antigen encoding gene family are expressed in tumors of different histological types but not in normal tissue. For this reason, they are attractive targets for cancer immunotherapy. METHODS In the present study, we analyzed the expression of MAGE-1 and -3 genes in the hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) tissue as well as(More)
Some CLC proteins function as passive Cl(-) ion channels whereas others are secondary active chloride/proton antiporters. Voltage-dependent gating of the model Torpedo channel ClC-0 is modulated by intracellular and extracellular pH, possibly reflecting a mechanistic relationship with the chloride/proton coupling of CLC antiporters. We used inside-out patch(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Angiogenesis is a complex multistep process that involves extracellular matrix remodeling, migration and proliferation of endothelial cells, and morphogenesis of microvessels. CD105 (endoglin), a co-receptor of the TGF-beta superfamily, was proposed as a marker of neovascularization in solid malignancies. The aim of this study was(More)
Various tumor node metastasis (TNM) classifications have been proposed for staging of gastric carcinoma, including the fourth edition of the TNM classification and the Japanese Research Society for Gastric Cancer (JRSGC) system. In 1997 the fifth edition of TNM classification introduced the concept of the number of metastatic lymph nodes. We review our(More)
PURPOSE To review the current radiological methodologies and guidelines for staging and followup in oncology, and to give a perspective based on the available new technologies in oncologic radiology. MATERIALS AND METHODS The literature on cancer radiologic quantification in diagnostic phase and follow-up has been reviewed. The main concepts and(More)
PURPOSE Colonoscopic polypectomy is the preferred technique to remove the majority of polyps. The authors evaluate feasibility, safety, and the effectiveness of endoscopic treatment of colorectal benign-appearing polyps equal to or larger than 3 cm. METHODS Ninety-seven patients with 104 giant polyps underwent polypectomy within a nine-year period. The(More)