Sergio Parrinello

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Mammalian cells can respond to damage or stress by entering a state of arrested growth and altered function termed cellular senescence. Several lines of evidence suggest that the senescence response suppresses tumorigenesis. Cellular senescence is also thought to contribute to aging, but the mechanism is not well understood. We show that senescent human(More)
The helix-loop-helix protein Id-1 inhibits the activity of basic helix-loop-helix transcription factors, and is an important regulator of cell growth and tissue-specific differentiation. We have shown (P. Y. Desprez et al., Mol. Cell. Biol., 18: 4577-4588, 1998) that ectopic expression of Id-1 inhibits differentiation and stimulates the proliferation and(More)
Mammary epithelial cells proliferate, invade the stroma, differentiate, and die in adult mammals by mechanisms that are poorly understood. We found that Id-1, an inhibitor of basic helix-loop-helix transcription factors, regulates mammary epithelial cell growth, differentiation, and invasion in culture. Here, we show that Id-1 is expressed highly during(More)
Id proteins are dominant negative regulators of basic helix-loop-helix transcription factors. Previous work in our laboratory has shown that constitutive expression of Id-1 in SCp2 mouse mammary epithelial cells inhibits their differentiation and induces proliferation, invasion, and migration. Id-1 expression also correlates with the invasive and aggressive(More)
Cell-based therapies are increasingly recognized as a potential strategy to treat retinal neurodegenerative disease. Their administration, however, is normally indirect and complex, often with an inability to assess in real time their effects on cell death and their migration/integration into the host retina. In the present study, using a partial optic(More)
This article, after a critical appraisal of the main definitions of services in economics, proposes a concept of services based on process analysis. The new concept is used for a constructive purpose, to support a negative argument and to point out some directions of research. The constructive application extends the scope of the LeontiefVon NeumannSraffa(More)
Mammary epithelial cells undergo cycles of proliferation, invasion, differentiation and apoptotic cell-death throughout adult life. The molecular mechanisms that regulate these complex and co-ordinated developmental programs are poorly understood. We have identified Id-1 protein, a negative regulator of basic helix-loop-helix transcription factors, as a(More)
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