R. A. Rabini

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The interaction between low density lipoproteins (LDL) and platelets might play a central role in the development of atherosclerosis in diabetes. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether the glycation of LDL is associated with modifications of their physico-chemical and functional properties and to study the action of glycated LDL (glycLDL)(More)
High-density lipoproteins (HDL) plays a key role in the protection against oxidative damage of lipoprotein and biological membranes. The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship between the antioxidant role of HDL and the HDL-paraoxonase (PON) activity in healthy subjects and in type 1 diabetic patients. Moreover, the ability of HDL of(More)
The plasma membrane composition affects intracellular processes and the cellular susceptibility to free radical attack, which has been associated with the impairment of cellular functions occurring during senescence. The study of the modifications of the plasma membrane in centenarians might elucidate the biological mechanisms at the basis of longevity and(More)
The aim of the present study was to investigate if aging is associated with platelet membrane modifications possibly related with cellular activation and hyperaggregability and if platelets from centenarians show different properties which might play a role in successful aging and longevity. Platelet plasma membranes were obtained from 60 healthy subjects,(More)
Functional reach (FR) is a clinical measure, defined as the maximum distance one can reach, forward beyond arm's length, able to identify elderly subjects at risk of recurrent falls. Subjects, exhibiting the same FR can perform the motor task in different ways: a kinematic analysis of the FR, task can help to identify the motor strategy adopted. The FR test(More)
BACKGROUND This study was designed to assess, in healthy elderly, non-neuropathic and neuropathic diabetic subjects, the activation patterns of the main muscles involved in the Functional Reach Test, a well-recognized method to identify elderly subjects at risk of balance impairments. METHODS Surface electromyographic analysis of Sternocleidomastoideus,(More)
This study proposes a comprehensive assessment of myoelectric activity of the main muscles involved in the Functional Reach (FR) test, in 24 elderly subjects. A specific protocol for the surface electromyography (sEMG) signal acquisition during FR-test was developed. Results show that anterior muscles activate following a caudo-cranial order. Tibialis(More)
This study was designed to assess, in elderly neuropathic diabetic (DN) patients, the activation patterns of the main muscles involved in the Functional Reach (FR) Test, a well-recognized method to identify elderly subjects at risk of recurrent falls. Surface electromyographic (sEMG) analysis of Sternocleidomastoideus (Scm), Rectus Abdominis (RAbd),(More)
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