Silvia Della Bella

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Tumours have at least two mechanisms that can alter dendritic cell (DC) maturation and function. The first affects the ability of haematopoietic progenitors to differentiate into functional DCs; the second affects their differentiation from CD14+ monocytes, promoting an early but dysfunctional maturation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the in vivo(More)
An age-related decline in immune responses in the elderly results in greater susceptibility to infection and reduced responses to vaccination. This decline in immune function affects both innate and adaptive immune systems. A meeting of experts in immunology and gerontology in Paris, France, in April 2008, considered current understanding of(More)
1Department of Transfusion Medicine, Laboratory of Stem Cells, Spirito Santo Hospital, Pescara, Italy; 2Laboratory of Clinical and Experimental Immunology, Department of Translational Medicine, University of Milan and IRCCS Istituto Clinico Humanitas, Rozzano, Milano, Italy; 3Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, Laboratory of Cellular(More)
We evaluated the ability of circulating T lymphocytes obtained from patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) to induce the expression of tissue factor (TF) by human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs), and compared the results with those obtained from healthy controls. Nine patients with SSc and 10 sex- and age-matched healthy subjects were studied.(More)
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