Patrizia Vaccaro

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PDZ domains are protein-protein interaction modules that typically bind to short peptide sequences at the carboxyl terminus of target proteins. Proteins containing multiple PDZ domains often bind to different trans-membrane and intracellular proteins, playing a central role as organizers of multimeric complexes. To characterize the rules underlying the(More)
Synapsin I is a synaptic vesicle-associated phosphoprotein that has been implicated in the formation of presynaptic specializations and in the regulation of neurotransmitter release. The nonreceptor tyrosine kinase c-Src is enriched on synaptic vesicles, where it accounts for most of the vesicle-associated tyrosine kinase activity. Using overlay, affinity(More)
1. Synapsin I, a major synaptic vesicle (SV)-associated phosphoprotein, is involved in the regulation of neurotransmitter release and synapse formation. By binding to both phospholipid and protein components of SV with high affinity and in a phosphorylation-dependent fashion, synapsin I is believed to cluster SV and to attach them to the actin-based(More)
The synapsins are a family of major neuron-specific synaptic vesicle-associated phosphoproteins which play important roles in synaptic function. In an effort to identify molecular tools which can be used to perturb the activity of the synapsins in in vitro as well as in vivo experiments, we have localized the epitopes of a panel of monoclonal antibodies(More)
This article presents the result of a study that translated into Italian and validated the McCoy Female Sexuality Questionnaire (MFSQ) on an Italian sample. The questionnaire was first administered to a sample of 240 Italian women (age range, 18-65 years) recruited from a gynecology clinic. A principal component analysis identified 2 factors: sexuality (9(More)
The present research examined the relationship between the anxiety levels of 62 beginning Scuba diving students and standardized performance tests from the Y.M.C.A. training program. Results suggested that there was no relationship between anxiety and performance on relatively simple tasks, while there was a relationship between anxiety and performance on(More)
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