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Angiogenin (ANG) promotes cell growth and survival. Under growth conditions, ANG undergoes nuclear translocation and accumulates in the nucleolus where it stimulates rRNA transcription. When cells are stressed, ANG mediates the production of tRNA-derived stress-induced small RNA (tiRNA), which reprograms protein translation into a survival mechanism. The(More)
In this demo we present TraceME (Traceability Management in Eclipse), an Eclipse plug-in, that supports the software engineer in capturing and maintaining traceability links between different types of artifacts. A comparative analysis of the functionalities of the tools supporting traceability recovery highlights that TraceME is the more comprehensive tool(More)
Poloxamer thermoresponsive gels are widely explored in controlled drug delivery. Nevertheless, these gels possess inadequate mechanical properties, poor bioadhesiveness, and high permeability to water. To overcome these issues, we blended mucoadhesive hyaluronic acid (HA) with poloxamer analogs. This study aimed to investigate the features affecting the(More)
We fabricated three-dimensional microtissues with the aim to replicate in vitro the composition and the functionalities of the tumor microenvironment. By arranging either normal fibroblasts (NF) or cancer-activated fibroblasts (CAF) in two different three dimensional (3D) configurations, two kinds of micromodules were produced: spheroids and microtissues.(More)
Many therapeutic drugs are excluded from entering the brain due to their lack of transport through the blood-brain barrier (BBB). The development of new strategies for enhancing drug delivery to the brain is of great importance in diagnostics and therapeutics of central nervous diseases. To overcome this problem, a viral fusion peptide (gH625) derived from(More)
Ion-exchange microspheres (IEMs) are widely employed in controlled drug delivery of ionic drugs due to their high loading capacity and the possibility to obtain the controlled release of the loaded drug(s) at a specific site. Among IEMs, DC Bead(™) are embolic microdevices (100-300 μm diameter) designed for transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) and(More)
Recent years have witnessed an unprecedented growth in the number of applications—such as drug delivery, nutraceuticals and production of improved biocompatible materials—in the areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Engineered nanoparticles (NPs) are an important tool for the development of quite a few of these applications. Despite intense research(More)
The 3D tracking of micro-objects, based on digital holography, is proposed through the analysis of the complex wavefront of the light scattered by the micro-samples. Exploiting the advantages of the off-axis full-field holographic interferometry, the tracking of multiple objects is achieved by a direct wavefront analysis at the focal plane overcoming the(More)
Mechanical properties of materials strongly influence cell fate and functions. Focal adhesions are involved in the extremely important processes of mechanosensing and mechanotransduction. To address the relationship between the mechanical properties of cell substrates, focal adhesion/cytoskeleton assembly and cell functions, we investigated the behavior of(More)
The toxicity of metallic nanoparticles (MNPs) has been fully ascertained, but the mechanisms underlying their cytotoxicity remain still largely unclear. Here we demonstrate that the cytotoxicity of MNPs is strictly reliant on the pathway of cellular internalization. In particular, if otherwise toxic gold, silver, and iron oxide NPs are forced through the(More)