Rosita Rigoni

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BACKGROUND This study aims to evaluate the efficacy of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) pleurodesis in the treatment of spontaneous pneumothorax with particular reference to the postoperative period and the rate of recurrence after pleural abrasion. METHODS One hundred and thirty-three patients who underwent VATS management of primary(More)
Microbial colonization of the gut induces the development of gut-associated lymphoid tissue (GALT). The molecular mechanisms that regulate GALT function and result in gut-commensal homeostasis are poorly defined. T follicular helper (Tfh) cells in Peyer's patches (PPs) promote high-affinity IgA responses. Here we found that the ATP-gated ionotropic P2X7(More)
Omenn syndrome (OS) is caused by hypomorphic Rag mutations and characterized by a profound immunodeficiency associated with autoimmune-like manifestations. Both in humans and mice, OS is mediated by oligoclonal activated T and B cells. The role of microbial signals in disease pathogenesis is debated. Here, we show that Rag2(R229Q) knock-in mice developed an(More)
Duchenne muscular dystrophy is an inherited fatal genetic disease characterized by mutations in dystrophin gene, causing membrane fragility leading to myofiber necrosis and inflammatory cell recruitment in dystrophic muscles. The resulting environment enriched in proinflammatory cytokines, like IFN-γ and TNF-α, determines the transformation of myofiber(More)
Hypomorphic Rag mutations in humans cause Omenn Syndrome (OS) a severe immunodeficiency associated with autoimmune-like manifestations mediated by oligoclonal activated T and B cells. The clinical and immunological spectrum of OS presentation is extremely broad. However, the role played by environmental triggers in the disease pathogenesis remains largely(More)
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