Teresa Valentino

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Previous studies have demonstrated that high mobility group A proteins have a critical role on the onset of human pituitary adenomas. Indeed, both high mobility group A (HMGA) genes are overexpressed in pituitary adenomas, and consistently transgenic mice overexpressing either the Hmga1 or the Hmga2 gene develop mixed growth hormone/prolactin(More)
PATZ1 is a transcriptional factor functioning either as an activator or a repressor of gene transcription depending upon the cellular context. It appears to have a dual oncogenic/anti-oncogenic activity. Indeed, it is overexpressed in colon carcinomas, and its silencing inhibits colon cancer cell proliferation or increases sensitivity to apoptotic stimuli(More)
OBJECTIVE Information regarding renal function is important in critically ill children to adjust the dosage of drugs that are eliminated by the kidneys. Methods for estimating glomerular filtration rate (GFR) based on age and serum creatinine level have shown good agreement with measured creatinine clearance (CLCR) in children without critical illness but(More)
DNA-damaging therapies represent a keystone in cancer treatment. Unfortunately, many tumors often relapse because of a group of cancer cells, which are resistant to conventional therapies. High-mobility group A (HMGA) proteins has a key role in cell transformation, and their overexpression is a common feature of human malignant neoplasias, representing a(More)
PATZ1, a POZ-Zinc finger protein, is emerging as an important regulator of development and cancer, but its cancer-related function as oncogene or tumor-suppressor is still debated. Here, we investigated its possible role in thyroid carcinogenesis. We demonstrated PATZ1 is down-regulated in thyroid carcinomas compared to normal thyroid tissues, with an(More)
PATZ1 is an emerging cancer-related gene coding for a POZ/AT-hook/kruppel Zinc finger transcription factor, which is lost or misexpressed in human neoplasias. Here, we investigated its role in development exploring wild-type and Patz1-knockout mice during embryogenesis. We report that the Patz1 gene is ubiquitously expressed at early stages of development(More)
The Authors carried out an experimental study on a homogeneous group of young people to provide evidence of functional correlation among masticatory muscles and, indirectly, between changes to the interdental occlusal plane and modifications of the plantar arches due to talipes valgus and flat foot. In the two analysed conditions, the masticatory muscles(More)
The PATZ1 gene encoding a POZ/AT-hook/Kruppel zinc finger (PATZ) transcription factor, is considered a cancer-related gene because of its loss or misexpression in human neoplasias. As for other POZ/domain and Kruppel zinc finger (POK) family members, the transcriptional activity of PATZ is due to the POZ-mediated oligomer formation, suggesting that it might(More)
We have previously demonstrated that HMGA1B and HMGA2 overexpression in mice induces the development of GH and prolactin (PRL) pituitary adenomas mainly by increasing E2F1 transcriptional activity. Interestingly, these adenomas showed very high expression levels of PIT1, a transcriptional factor that regulates the gene expression of Gh, Prl, Ghrhr and Pit1(More)
Impairment of the p27(kip1) function, caused by a drastic reduction of its expression or cytoplasmic mislocalization, has been frequently observed in thyroid carcinomas. To understand the role of p27(kip1) impairment in thyroid carcinogenesis, we investigated the consequences of the loss of p27(kip1) expression in the context of a mouse modeling of(More)