Silvia Bruno

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Thymic T cell maturation depends on interactions between thymocytes and cells of epithelial and hematopoietic lineages that control a selective process whereby developing T cells with inappropriate or self-reactive receptors die. Molecules involved in this process are the TCR expressed on thymocytes together with the CD3 complex and MHC-peptide on accessory(More)
B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) was believed to result from clonal accumulation of resting apoptosis-resistant malignant B lymphocytes. However, it became increasingly clear that CLL cells undergo, during their life, iterative cycles of re-activation and subsequent clonal expansion. Drugs interfering with CLL cell cycle entry would be greatly(More)
Induction of mucus hypersecretion in the airway epithelium by Th2 cytokines is associated with the expression of TMEM16A, a Ca2+-activated Cl- channel. We asked whether exposure of airway epithelial cells to bacterial components, a condition that mimics the highly infected environment occurring in cystic fibrosis (CF), also results in a similar response. In(More)
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