Patrizia Ferrari

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Adducin is a heterodymeric cytoskeleton protein, the 3 subunits of which are encoded by genes (ADD1, ADD2, ADD3) mapping to 3 different chromosomes. A long series of parallel studies in the Milan hypertensive rat strain model of hypertension and humans indicated that an altered adducin function may cause hypertension through an enhanced constitutive tubular(More)
α-and β-Adducin polymorphisms affect podocyte proteins and proteinuria in rodents and decline of renal function in human IgA nephropathy Abstract Adducins are cytoskeletal actin-binding proteins (α, β, γ) that function as heterodimers and heterotetramers and are encoded by distinct genes. Experimental and clinical evidence implicates α-and β-adducin(More)
We investigated which of the NaCl transporters are involved in the maintenance of salt-sensitive hypertension. Milan hypertensive (MHS) rats were studied 3 mo after birth. In MHS, compared with normotensive strain (MNS), mRNA abundance, quantified by competitive PCR on isolated tubules, was unchanged, both for Na+/H+ isoform 3 (NHE3) and Na+-K+-2Cl-(More)
The present study explores whether the development of hypertension in the Milan strain of rats (MHS) rats is preceded or paralleled by alterations of mRNA and/or protein levels of the major luminal Na+ transporters. MHS rats were studied at 23-25 days after birth; age-matched Milan normotensive (MNS) rats were used as controls. The glomerular filtration(More)
BACKGROUND The Ouabain and Adducin for Specific Intervention on Sodium in Hypertension (OASIS-HT) Trial was a phase-2 dose-finding study of rostafuroxin, a digitoxygenin derivative, which selectively antagonizes the effects of endogenous ouabain (EO) on Na+,K+-ATPase and mutated adducin. Rostafuroxin lowered blood pressure (BP) in some animal models and in(More)
PST2744 [Istaroxime; (E,Z)-3-((2-aminoethoxy)imino) androstane-6,17-dione hydrochloride)] is a novel inotropic agent that enhances sarco(endo)plasmic reticulum Ca(2+) ATPase (SERCA) 2 activity. We investigated the istaroxime effect on Ca(2+) handling abnormalities in myocardial hypertrophy/failure (HF). Guinea pig myocytes were studied 12 weeks after aortic(More)
Glomerulopathies are important causes of morbidity and mortality. Selective therapies that address the underlying mechanisms are still lacking. Recently, two mechanisms, mutant β-adducin and ouabain, have been found to be involved in glomerular podocytopathies and proteinuria through nephrin downregulation. The main purpose of the present study was to(More)
Molti strumenti, basati su diverse tecnologie, sono in uso da alcuni anni per misurare la funzionalità piastrinica ex vivo. L’aggregometria a impedenza (multiple electrode aggregometry, MEA) è uno di questi sistemi di monitoraggio: l’aggregazione piastrinica nel sangue intero viene misurata dalle modifiche di impedenza elettrica causate dall’adesione delle(More)
Glomerulopathies are important causes of morbidity and mortality. Selective therapies that address the underlying mechanisms are still lacking. Recently, two mechanisms, mutant b-adducin and ouabain, have been found to be involved in glomerular podocy-topathies and proteinuria through nephrin downregulation. The main purpose of the present study was to(More)
  • Barutta F, Piscitelli F Pinach, +97 authors Bianchi G
  • 2011
Protective role of cannabinoid receptor type 2 in a mouse model of diabetic nephropathy. Circulating urokinase receptor as a cause of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis. Rituximab targets podocytes in recurrent focal segmental glomerulosclerosis. Nephrin expression in adult rodent central nervous system and its interaction with glutamate receptors. mTORC1(More)