Riccardo Donzelli

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3-Iodothyronamine (T1AM) is an endogenous biogenic amine, structurally related to thyroid hormone, which is regarded as a novel chemical messenger. The molecular mechanisms underlying T1AM effects are not known, but it is possible to envisage changes in gene expression, since delayed and long-lasting phenotypic effects have been reported, particularly with(More)
Many anomalies may involve the ophthalmic and middle meningeal arteries, because of the close relationship of their development. The system of the ophthalmic artery may supply the dural convexity by the middle meningeal artery of ophthalmic origin, the anterior branch of the middle meningeal artery or an accessory meningeal artery. The development and the(More)
This study has been performed to define better the anatomical structure of the oculomotor nuclear complex and its neuronal components. The oculomotor nuclear complex was examined in fixed and serially sectioned midbrains from 12 adult subjects free from neurological diseases. The complex included the somatic portion, (formed by multipolar motor neurons),(More)
The territories of the central branches of the middle cerebral artery (MCA) were examined in 21 injected human brains. It was noted that these central arteries supplied: the caudate nucleus (dorsolateral half of the rostral part of its head; the entire caudal part of the head; the body and rostral portion of the tail in some cases), the putamen(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE 3-Iodothyroacetic acid (TA1) is an end product of thyroid hormone metabolism. So far, it is not known if TA1 is present in mouse brain and if it has any pharmacological effects. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH TA1 levels in mouse brain were measured by HPLC coupled to mass spectrometry. After i.c.v. administration of exogenous TA1 (0.4, 1.32(More)
Assaying tissue T3 and T4 would provide important information in experimental and clinical investigations. A novel method to determine tissue T3 and T4 by HPLC coupled to mass spectrometry is described. The major difference vs. previously described methods lies in the addition of a derivatization step, that is, to convert T3 and T4 into the corresponding(More)
Hydroxyapatite (HA) is a highly biocompatible material that recently has been shown to undergo biodegradation. The mechanisms of this phenomenon are unclear, and humoral and cellular events have been thought to be implicated. In the present study HA particles were put into infraosseous defects on teeth that were to be extracted for prosthetic reasons and(More)
Soluble tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (sTRAIL) induces apoptosis via the extrinsic death receptor pathway and may be a biomarker in the pathogenesis of a broad range of diseases. To investigate the role of sTRAIL in asthma, we developed a quantitative LC-MS/MS method with a lower limit of quantitation (LLOQ) of ≈3pM in induced(More)
BACKGROUND We describe an antibody-free approach to quantify rhTRAIL(WT) (wild-type) and its closely related death receptor 4 selective variant rhTRAIL(4C7) in human and murine serum by multiplex LC-MS/MS on a microfluidics interface. METHODOLOGY Enrichment of rhTRAIL was performed by strong cation-exchange (SCX) followed by immobilized metal affinity(More)