Rita Bussolari

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Adipose-derived mesenchymal stromal/stem cells (AD-MSC) may offer efficient tools for cell-based gene therapy approaches. In this study, we evaluated whether AD-MSC could deliver proapoptotic molecules for cancer treatment. Human AD-MSCs were isolated and transduced with a retroviral vector encoding full-length human tumor necrosis factor-related(More)
BACKGROUND Akt/PKB is a serine/threonine kinase that has attracted much attention because of its central role in regulating cell proliferation, survival, motility and angiogenesis. Activation of Akt in breast cancer portends aggressive tumour behaviour, resistance to hormone-, chemo-, and radiotherapy-induced apoptosis and it is correlated with decreased(More)
PURPOSE MDM2 is a key negative regulator of p53 activity, and a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP309, T>G change; rs 2279744) in its promoter increases the affinity for the transcription factor SP1, enhancing MDM2 expression. We carried out a pilot study to investigate the effect of this polymorphism on development and behavior of neuroblastoma, an(More)
The c-Myb gene encodes the p75(c-Myb) isoform and less-abundant proteins generated by alternatively spliced transcripts. Among these, the best known is p(c-Mybex9b), which contains 121 additional amino acids between exon 9 and 10, in a domain involved in protein-protein interactions and negative regulation. In hematopoietic cells, expression of p(c-Mybex9b)(More)
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