Roberta Cerutti

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Gastric carcinomas (GCs) with high microsatellite instability (MSI) or an Epstein–Barr virus (EBV) infection are prevalently poorly differentiated adenocarcinomas with abundant lymphoid infiltration. The aims of the study were to clarify (1) if tumour-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) and cytotoxic-activated TILs are associated with a better clinical outcome(More)
AIMS (1) To validate a quantitative real time methylation specific PCR assay (MethyLight) for the detection of O6-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase (MGMT) gene methylation status (MS) in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). (2) To determine the immunohistochemical (IHC) expression of the MGMT protein and correlate it with MS. Both IHC and MethyLight(More)
BACKGROUND The efficacy of sulphasalazine and mesalazine in preventing relapse in patients with ulcerative colitis is well known. It is less clear how long such maintenance should be continued, and if the duration of disease remission is a factor that affects the risk of recurrence. AIM To determine whether the duration of disease remission affects the(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS The efficacy of 5-aminosalicylic acid (mesalamine) in the treatment of flare-ups of Crohn's disease is controversial. In previous studies, different locations and pathological behavior of Crohn's disease could have obscured the efficacy of these drugs that deliver their substance in different intestinal sites. The present study tested two(More)
PURPOSE The molecular pathogenesis of gastroenteropancreatic endocrine tumors (ETs) is still largely unknown. The purpose of this work was a molecular characterization of 38 gastroenteropancreatic ETs with respect to the primary site and to the morphofunctional profile, pointing out useful diagnostic or prognostic molecular markers. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN(More)
PURPOSE We used conventional cytogenetics, molecular cytogenetics, and molecular genetic analyses to study the pattern of allelic loss on chromosome 6q in a cohort of borderline epithelial ovarian tumors. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Fifteen tumor samples were collected from patients undergoing surgery for ovarian tumors. The tumors of borderline malignancy,(More)
PURPOSE The methylation status of hMLH1, CDKN2A, and MGMT was investigated in a panel of synchronous cancers of the ovary and endometrium, fulfilling the clinicopathologic criteria for independent primary tumors to define the possible role of epigenetic mechanisms in the development of these cancers. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Bisulfite-converted DNA from 31(More)
Histidine decarboxylase (HDC) and vesicular monoamine transporter 2 (v-MAT2) are involved in the biosynthesis and storage of histamine. DOPA decarboxylase (DDC) is involved in the biosynthesis of a variety of amines and shares a high degree of homology with HDC. HDC and v-MAT2 immunoreactivities (IR) have recently been detected in well-differentiated(More)
The aim of the study was to identify the impact on prognosis of hypoxia-inducible factor-1 genetic program in colorectal carcinomas and to develop an experimental procedure that would allow a reliable quantitative gene expression analysis in formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded tissue. The expression of hypoxia-inducible factor-1alpha and 13(More)
To assess whether early breast lesions are the precursors of invasive carcinomas, three classes of breast lesions, namely benign tumors (including fibroadenomas), putative premalignant lesions (including cases of atypical hyperplasia), and invasive carcinomas, were compared at the cytogenetic and molecular cytogenetic levels. Genetic relatedness was clearly(More)