Roberto Iannone

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OBJECTIVE To investigate a possible association between human T cell leukemia/lymphoma virus type I (HTLV-I) and polymyositis (PM). METHODS Sera and muscle biopsy samples from 9 Jamaican PM patients were compared with specimens from American HTLV-I-positive PM patients and normal controls. Sera were evaluated for HTLV antibodies by enzyme-linked(More)
MPEG-4 gives the opportunity to describe the scenes of a motion picture directly through XMT-A and XMT-O: two “high level languages” that are XML based. Moreover MPEG-4 allows (and defines) the opportunities for video streaming. This makes this standard appealing for the conversion of Impress or PowerPoint presentations and also for other(More)
To determine whether a correlation exists between aneuploidy and p53 status in astrocytic tumors we analyzed 48 astrocytomas with different grades of malignancy for the presence of p53 mutations and aneuploidy of chromosomes 10 and 17 (Ch10, Ch17), known to be particularly involved with this type of tumor. We used polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based(More)
In order to isolate experimentally induced p53 mutations, a yeast expression vector harbouring a human wild-type p53 cDNA was treated in vitro with the antineoplastic drug chloroethyl-cyclohexyl-nitroso-urea (CCNU) and transfected into a yeast strain containing the ADE2 gene regulated by a p53-responsive promoter. p53 mutations were identified in 32 out of(More)
Using the pZ189 shuttle vector approach, we determined two chloroethyl-cyclohexyl-nitrosourea (CCNU)-induced mutation spectra (3 and 6 mM) in African green monkey kidney cells (CV1). One hundred and twenty-one independent clones (101 CCNU induced, 45 at 3 mM and 56 at 6 mM; 20 spontaneous) showing functional inactivation of the supF gene were analyzed. One(More)
Human T cell lymphotrophic virus type I (HTLV-I) is the etiologic agent of adult T cell lymphoma/leukemia (ATLL) and tropical spastic paraparesis/HTLV-I-associated myelopathy (TSP/HAM). We studied an HTLV-I-seropositive, white man diagnosed in 1977 with ATLL and 10 years later, 6 months prior to his death, with TSP/HAM. Sections of brain, spinal cord, and(More)
4-Nitroquinoline-1-oxide is a potent mutagen and carcinogen which induces two main guanine adducts at positions C8 and N2. In ds or ss damaged DNA the ratio C8/N2 adducts is 1:2 and 8-10:1, respectively. In bacteria and yeast 4NQO has been shown to be a base substitution mutagen acting at G residues inducing mainly G to A transitions. We determined the(More)
Mutation spectra induced by 4-nitroquinoline 1-oxide (4NQO) at the hprt locus for both normal (AA8) and 4NQO-sensitive (UV5) Chinese hamster ovary cells were determined to investigate the effect of DNA repair on the nature of induced mutations. The UV5 cell line is three times more sensitive to 4NQO than the AA8 parental cell line. In UV5 cells, the(More)
The molecular analysis of mutations affecting mRNA processing may contribute to a better understanding of the splicing mechanism through the identification of genomic sequences necessary for the recognition of splice sites. In this paper we report the sequence analysis of 14 splice mutants induced by 4-nitroquinoline 1-oxide (4NQO) at the hamster(More)