Patrizio R Odetti

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It is well known that bone mass density decreases with age. Age-related bone mass loss is ascribed to several factors. Nonenzymatic glycation has been proposed as a new potential factor in the loss of bone during aging. In this study we evaluated the concentration of pentosidine, an advanced glycation end product, in cortical and trabecular bone and in the(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop a blood-based test for screening populations at risk for Alzheimer disease. DESIGN Case-control study. Subjects A total of 180 patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and 105 age-matched, cognitively normal controls. INTERVENTIONS The titer of beta-amyloid 1-42 autoantibodies in the plasma was obtained at the time of diagnosis(More)
BACKGROUND Accumulation in the brain of small aggregates of amyloid beta-protein 42 (Abeta42) is the major pathogenic event of Alzheimer disease (AD). In familial early-onset AD this event is likely the result of Abeta42 overproduction; in the most common sporadic late-onset form of the disease the mechanisms of Abeta42 accumulation are unknown. METHODS(More)
The aim of this observational study was to investigate the occurrence of postoperative delirium (POD) in elderly patients undergoing urological surgery and to identify those factors associated with delirium. Ninety consecutive patients (81 males and 9 females; average age of 74.3 ± 0.40 years), undergoing urological surgery in University-Hospital Urological(More)
Advanced Glycation End-Products (AGEs), a group of compounds resulting from the non-enzymatic reaction of reducing sugars with the free amino group of proteins, are implicated in diabetic complications. We previously demonstrated that exposure of the pancreatic islet cell line HIT-T 15 to high concentrations of AGEs significantly decreases cell(More)
Pentosidine is a fluorescent advanced Maillard/glycosylation product and protein cross-link present in elevated amounts in skin from diabetic and uremic subjects. A high-performance liquid chromatographic (HPLC) assay was developed to quantitate pentosidine in plasma and erythrocytes and other tissue proteins with low levels of pentosidine. High protein(More)
Pentosidine is an advanced glycosylation end product and protein cross-link that results from the reaction of pentoses with proteins. Recent data indicate that long-term glycation of proteins with glucose also leads to pentosidine formation through sugar fragmentation. In this study, the relationship between the severity of diabetic complications and(More)
Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by extensive neurofibrillary tangle (NFT) formation and neuronal loss in selective neuronal populations. Currently, no clues to the biological events underlying the pathological process have emerged. In Alzheimer disease (AD), which shares with PSP the occurrence of NFTs,(More)
In diabetic patients, elevated plasma levels of t-PA and PAI-1 accompany impaired fibrinolysis. To identify mechanisms for these abnormalities, we examined whether vascular endothelial cells exposed to high glucose upregulate t-PA and PAI-1 production and whether ambient PA activity is decreased concomitantly. In 17 cultures of human umbilical vein(More)
Osteoporosis, a multifactorial and progressive skeletal metabolic disease, is characterized by low-mass density and structural deterioration of bone micro-architecture that leads to enhanced bone fragility and increased susceptibility to fractures. Recently, it has been proposed that age-related bone loss could be correlated with the glycoxidative process.(More)