Sabrina Giantulli

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In cancer patients, the immune system is often altered with an excess of inhibitory factors, such as immunosuppressive cytokines, produced by regulatory T cells (Treg) or myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSC). The manipulation of the immune system has emerged as one of new promising therapies for cancer treatment, and also represents an attractive(More)
Recent progress in nanotechnology and its application to biomedical settings have generated great advantages in dealing with early cancer diagnosis. The identification of the specific properties of cancer cells, such as the expression of particular plasma membrane molecular receptors, has become crucial in revealing the presence and in assessing the stage(More)
Among different therapeutic applications of Ultrasound (US), transient membrane sonoporation (SP) - a temporary, non-lethal porosity, mechanically induced in cell membranes through US exposure - represents a compelling opportunity towards an efficient and safe drug delivery. Nevertheless, progresses in this field have been limited by an insufficient(More)
Everolimus (RAD001) is an inhibitor of mammalian target of rapamycin used in combination with exemestane to treat hormone receptor-positive advanced breast cancer. However, not all patients are equally sensitive to RAD001 and certain patients develop resistance. Therefore, the present study analyzed the mechanisms involved in the resistance of breast cancer(More)
Inhibitors of kinesin spindle protein Eg5 are characterized by pronounced antitumor activity. Our group has recently synthesized and screened a library of 1,3,4-thiadiazoline analogues with the pharmacophoric structure of K858, an Eg5 inhibitor. We herein report the effects of K858 on four different breast cancer cell lines: MCF7 (luminal A), BT474 (luminal(More)
Antimitotic agents are widely used in cancer chemotherapy but the numerous side effects and the onset of resistance limit their clinical efficacy. Therefore, with the purpose of discovering more selective and efficient anticancer agents to be administered alone or in combination with traditional drugs, we synthesized a large library of 1,3,4-thiadiazoline(More)
Breast cancer is characterized by molecular heterogeneity, and four major breast cancer subtypes have been identified, each characterized by significant differences in survival, prognosis, and response to therapy. We have studied the effects of docetaxel treatment on apoptosis and survivin expression in four breast cancer cell lines: MCF7 (luminal A:(More)
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