Samuela Cataldi

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Intranuclear lipid metabolism modifications in relation to cell proliferation and/or apoptosis were demonstrated in hepatocytes. The aim of this study was to establish whether nuclear lipid metabolites influence cell function in different experimental models using a rat thyroid cell line (FRTL-5) treated with UV-C radiation. After UV-C irradiation cells(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Phospholipids and cholesterol in chromatin have been previously demonstrated. The lipid fraction changes during cell proliferation in relation to activation of enzymes of phospholipid metabolism. The aim of the present work is to clarify if chromatin lipids may derive or not from nuclear matrix and if they have different roles. METHODS The(More)
UNLABELLED Malnutrition occurs frequently in the frailest groups of the population, especially in people who are on a low income and elderly subjects, overall if they are institutionalized. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of malnutrition in a sample of elderly people living in different settings and to identify the determinants of(More)
A minor component of chromatin, the phospholipid fraction, changes during cell cycle as result of the activation of intranuclear lipid metabolism enzymes including phosphatidylcholine-dependent phospholipase C activity. It is known that this enzyme may be activated by phosphatidylcholine plasmalogen (Plg). Until now, there has been little evidences for the(More)
Nuclear lipid metabolism is involved in the regulation of cell proliferation. Modulation of the expression and activity of nuclear PI-phospholipase C (PI-PLC) has been reported during liver regeneration after partial hepatectomy, although it has not been determined whether different PLC isoforms play specific roles in the regulation of cell cycle(More)
It is generally known that bone loss is one of the most important complications for astronauts who are exposed to long-term microgravity in space. Changes in blood flow, systemic hormones, and locally produced factors were indicated as important elements contributing to the response of osteoblastic cells to loading, but research in this field still has many(More)
During space missions, astronauts work in a state of separation from their daily social environment and in physical confinement. It has been shown that confinement influences mood and brain cortical activity, but no data has been obtained with regard to its effect on the thyroid gland, the structure and function of which change during spaceflights. Here, we(More)
The aim of this research is to study the influence of protein kinase C delta on the nuclear phospholipids metabolism. Murine and human melanoma cells, in which overexpression of protein kinase delta was induced, were used. After purification of the nuclei, the phosphatidylcholine-dependent phospholipase C, sphingomyelin-synthase, and sphingomyelinase(More)
Lipid microdomains localized in the inner nuclear membrane are considered platforms for active chromatin anchoring. Stimuli such as surgery, vitamin D, or glucocorticoid drugs influence their gene expression, DNA duplication, and RNA synthesis. In this study, we used ultrafast liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry to identify sphingomyelin (SM)(More)