Renzo Guglielmi

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In the atherosclerotic plaque, cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) catalyzes prostaglandin E formation, which acts as a pro-atherogenic factor. A polymorphism, G/C -765, within the COX-2 promoter region modulates gene expression and the risk of cerebrovascular disease. We have evaluated the relation between COX-2 G/C -765 genotypes and the occurrence of(More)
OBJECTIVE There is increasing evidence suggesting that neuroinflammation and microglia activation may play important roles in the pathway leading to neuronal cell death in Parkinson's disease (PD). Chronic activation of microglia may cause neuronal damage through the release of potentially cytotoxic molecules, such as pro-inflammatory cytokines. Different(More)
Specific binding sites for atrial natriuretic factor (ANF) have been detected and localized in viable human spermatozoa through radioreceptor analysis and autoradiography, respectively. Radiotracer uptake was time and concentration dependent. Scatchard analysis of saturation data showed a single class of ANF receptors with a kd of 2.5 nM and a Bmax of 1.03(More)
Methods based on HPLC technology are the most frequently adopted for monitoring blood levels of novel antiepileptics. Here a rapid method based on HPTLC was developed for quantitative determination of lamotrigine (LTG), zonisamide (ZNS) and levetiracetam (LVT) in human plasma and compared with HPLC and LC-MS/MS methods. Chromatographic separation was(More)
The H1 haplotype of the MAPT gene influences the risk of PD and has been related to the development of PDD. We evaluated the influence of MAPT haplotypes on the expression of motor features in PD patients. We genotyped, for the MAPT haplotypes H1 and H2, a sample of 181 PD patients with distinct clinical subtypes: tremor dominant and non-tremor dominant(More)
Sporadic Parkinson's disease (PD) is a frequent neurodegenerative movement disorder. Both environmental and genetic factors have been studied in the etiology of PD. Among genetic factors, increasing evidences suggest that deletion/insertion (D/I) gene polymorphism of the angiotensin I-converting enzyme (ACE) may be involved in the pathogenesis of PD and in(More)
In 85 patients undergoing aorto-coronary bypass for atherosclerotic coronary disease, we measured the antithrombin III activity levels and the thrombin-antithrombin III complex concentrations in blood from the pulmonary and the radial arteries, taken before the aorto-coronary bypass procedure, with the aim of investigating the role of the pulmonary(More)
Changes of glycosylation of cerebrospinal fluid proteins such as alpha2-macroglobulin, and prostaglandin D synthase were studied by lectin blotting, using concanavalinA, in multiple sclerosis (n = 42) and neuropathies (n = 20) in comparison to neurological controls (n = 22). The concanavalinA-reactivity of alpha2-macroglobulin, which was increased in the(More)
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