Silvia Viaggi

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Exposure of freshly drawn lymphocytes and lymphoblastoid cells (LB and COR3) to simulated microgravity decreased the intracellular ATP concentration to 50%-40% of the value found in normal growth conditions. The decrease was reversible although recovery to normal values occurred only slowly both in lymphocytes and in lymphoblastoid cells. Poly(ADP-ribose)(More)
Ten compounds selected for use within a coordinated Commission of the European Communities programme on aneuploidy induction (cadmium chloride, chloral hydrate, colchicine, diazepam, econazole, hydroquinone, pyrimethamine, thiabendazole, thimerosal and vinblastine) were tested for their ability to induce CREST-positive micronuclei in cultured human diploid(More)
The induction by diethylsulphate of micronuclei derived from acentric fragments or from whole chromosomes was studied in Chinese hamster V79 cells using autoantibodies from the serum of a scleroderma patient (CREST-syndrome) to detect centromere--kinetochore structures. Centromere-containing micronuclei appeared early after treatment and plateaued both(More)
Most patients affected by Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM, grade IV glioma) experience a recurrence of the disease because of the spreading of tumor cells beyond surgical boundaries. Unveiling mechanisms causing this process is a logic goal to impair the killing capacity of GBM cells by molecular targeting. We noticed that our long-term GBM cultures,(More)
8-Methoxypsoralen (8-MOP) plus UVA irradiation (PUVA therapy) has been used for the treatment of psoriasis. PUVA therapy has been associated with an increased risk of developing skin squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). In order to determine the PUVA-induced p53 mutation spectrum, a yeast expression vector harbouring a human wild-type p53 cDNA was incubated with(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE We have previously reported on a complex chromosome rearrangement [der(17)] in a B-cell line, BRG A, established from an AIDS patient with Burkitt's lymphoma (BL). The aim of the present study was the definition of der(17) composition and the identification of complete or partial chromosome gains and losses in two cell clones (BRG A(More)
The effects of DNA substitution by the thymidine analogue 5-bromodeoxyuridine (BrdU) on cell cycle progression and micronucleus induction were studied in different mammalian cell cultures. Simultaneous flow cytometric measurements of DNA content and side scatter of nuclei in Chinese hamster embryo (CHE) cells revealed a concentration-dependent temporary(More)
An improved flow cytometric method for the scoring of micronuclei in human lymphocytes irradiated in vitro is presented. Because, especially in cultivated human lymphocytes, unspecific DNA-containing debris from dying cells can influence the measured frequency of micronuclei, a preselection of CD2 + population was performed before preparation of the(More)