Roberta Mannucci

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P66Shc regulates life span in mammals and is a critical component of the apoptotic response to oxidative stress. It functions as a downstream target of the tumor suppressor p53 and is indispensable for the ability of oxidative stress-activated p53 to induce apoptosis. The molecular mechanisms underlying the apoptogenic effect of p66Shc are unknown. Here we(More)
Plant pollens are an important source of environmental antigens that stimulate allergic responses. In addition to acting as vehicles for foreign protein antigens, they contain lipids that incorporate saturated and unsaturated fatty acids, which are necessary in the reproduction of higher plants. The CD1 family of nonpolymorphic major histocompatibility(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Caspases, a class of cysteine proteases, modulate apoptosis. Nitric oxide (NO)-releasing nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are a new class of NSAID derivatives with reduced gastrointestinal toxicity. The aim of this study was to investigate whether cysteine endoproteases are involved in the pathogenesis of NSAID gastropathy and(More)
Creation of a nuclear export signal (NES) motif and loss of tryptophans (W) 288 and 290 (or 290 only) at the COOH terminus of nucleophosmin (NPM) are both crucial for NPM aberrant cytoplasmic accumulation in acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) carrying NPM1 mutations. Hereby, we clarify how these COOH-terminal alterations functionally cooperate to delocalize(More)
Nucleophosmin (NPM1) is a highly conserved nucleo-cytoplasmic shuttling protein that shows a restricted nucleolar localization. Mutations of NPM1 gene leading to aberrant cytoplasmic dislocation of nucleophosmin (NPMc+) occurs in about one third of acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) patients that exhibit distinctive biological and clinical features. We discuss(More)
We recently identified aberrant cytoplasmic expression of nucleophosmin (NPM) as the immunohistochemical marker of a large subgroup of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) (about one-third of adult AML) that is characterized by normal karyotype and mutations occurring at the exon-12 of the NPM gene. In this paper, we have elucidated the molecular mechanism(More)
Phosphorylation by kinases and dephosphorylation by phosphatase markedly affect the biological activity of proteins involved in intracellular signaling. In this study we investigated the effect of the serine/threonine phosphatase inhibitor okadaic acid on water permeability properties and on aquaporin2 (AQP2) translocation in AQP2-transfected renal CD8(More)
Group B Streptococcus (GBS) has developed several strategies to evade immune defenses. We show that GBS induces macrophage (Mphi) membrane permeability defects and apoptosis, prevented by inhibition of calcium influx but not caspases. We analyze the molecular mechanisms of GBS-induced murine Mphi apoptosis. GBS causes a massive intracellular calcium(More)
  • M Marcelli, G R Cunningham, +7 authors L Denner
  • Cancer research
  • 1999
We studied the molecular mechanisms of apoptosis in the prostate cancer cell line LNCaP and whether overexpression of caspase activity could force this cell line to undergo apoptosis. The inhibitor of phosphomevalonate decarboxylase, sodium phenylacetate, and the protein kinase inhibitor staurosporine induced (a) release of cytochrome c from the(More)
BACKGROUND INFORMATION AQP4 (aquaporin 4) internalization and a concomitant decrease in the osmotic water permeability coefficient (Pf) after histamine exposure has been reported in AQP4-transfected gastric HGT1 cells. RESULTS In the present study we report that AQP4 internalization is followed by an increase in AQP4 phosphorylation. Histamine treatment(More)