Sara Ciullini Mannurita

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BACKGROUND Mutations in signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT) 1 cause a broad spectrum of disease, ranging from severe viral and bacterial infections (amorphic alleles) to mild disseminated mycobacterial disease (hypomorphic alleles) to chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis (CMC; hypermorphic alleles). The hypermorphic mutations are also(More)
IPEX syndrome is a congenital disorder of immune regulation caused by mutations in the FOXP3 gene, which is required for the suppressive function of naturally arising CD4 + CD25 + regulatory T cells. In this case series we evaluated serum samples from 12 patients with IPEX syndrome for the presence of common autoantibodies associated with a broad range of(More)
We tested Tankyrase-1 mRNA expression in colon cancer patients to evaluate the prognostic role of this parameter by real-time RT-PCR in a retrospective group of 82 unselected patients with colon cancer. Paired cancer and corresponding not affected tissues were used. Laser-assisted microdissection was used to measure Tankyrase-1 mRNA in homogeneous cancer(More)
Cell-surface CD25 expression is critical for maintaining immune function and homeostasis. As in few reported cases, CD25 deficiency manifests with severe autoimmune enteritis and viral infections. To dissect the underlying immunological mechanisms driving these symptoms, we analyzed the regulatory and effector T cell functions in a CD25 deficient patient(More)
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