Patrizia Costa

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1 For citation purposes: Scientific Opinion of the Panel on Animal Health and Welfare on a request from The European Commission on Animal health and welfare aspects of avian influenza and the risk of its introduction into the EU poultry holdings. SUMMARY Following a request from the Commission, the AHAW panel was asked to deliver a scientific opinion on the(More)
Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is overproduced in the joints of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and, based on its multiple stimulatory effects on cells of the immune system and on vascular endothelia, osteoclasts, and synovial fibroblasts, is believed to participate in the development and clinical manifestations of this disease. In this study we have analysed(More)
Natural killer (NK) cells have been shown to express a clonally distributed ability to recognize HLA class I alleles. The previously defined NK clones belonging to "group 1" recognize HLA-C*0401 (Cw4) and other HLA-C alleles sharing Asn at position 77 and Lys at position 80. Conversely, the "group 2" NK clones recognize HLA-Cw*0302 (Cw3) and other HLA-C(More)
The human immortalized prostatic cell line PNT1A has been proved to be a good model for analysis of cellular processes such as the prostatic epithelium proliferation in response to androgens and growth factors. Here we used this cell line for studying the transcriptional activity and trafficking of the androgen receptor (AR) by analyzing several actions of(More)
Systemic and localized inflammation elicit a number of host responses which include fever, cachexia, hypoglycemia, and major changes in the concentration of liver plasma proteins. Interlenkin 6 (IL-6) is considered an important mediator of the inflammatory response, together with IL-1 and tumor necrosis factor c~ (TNF-c 0. The purpose of this study was to(More)
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