Roberta Cerutti

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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)
BACKGROUND Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease slowly progresses to end-stage renal disease and has no effective therapy. A pilot study suggested that the somatostatin analogue octreotide longacting release (LAR) could be nephroprotective in this context. We aimed to assess the effect of 3 years of octreotide-LAR treatment on kidney and cyst growth(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)
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)
Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) is the most common hereditary kidney disease. We analysed PKD1 and PKD2, in a large cohort of 440 unrelated Italian patients with ADPKD and 203 relatives by direct sequencing and MLPA. Molecular and detailed phenotypic data have been collected and submitted to the PKD1/PKD2 LOVD database. This is the(More)
Psychometric tests, visual reaction time tests and electroencephalograms were performed in 26 cirrhotic patients without overt portal-systemic encephalopathy and in 26 healthy individuals. Cirrhotics performed poorly, compared with controls, on intelligence, learning and memory, perceptual motor and spatial tests. Non-alcoholic scored lower than alcoholic(More)
Pathophysiology of adverse reactions occurring during myelography with non-ionic contrast agents, such as iopamidol, seem related to their direct action on the nervous system. The authors try a multivariate approach, involving neurophysiological, neuropsychological and neurochemical parameters on a pilot group of twelve subjects. Any possible change in the(More)
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