Tiziana Venesio

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In 2002, Al-Tassan and co-workers described for the first time a recessive form of inherited polyposis associated with germline mutations of MUTYH, a gene encoding a base excision repair (BER) protein that counteracts the DNA damage induced by the oxidative stress. MUTYH-associated polyposis (MAP) is now a well-defined cancer susceptibility syndrome,(More)
PURPOSE We investigate the unknown tumor-killing activity of cytokine-induced killer (CIK) cells against autologous metastatic melanoma and the elusive subset of putative cancer stem cells (mCSC). EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN We developed a preclinical autologous model using same patient-generated CIK cells and tumor targets to consider the unique biology of each(More)
BACKGROUND Increase of EGFR gene copy number consequent to gene amplification and/or polysomy of chromosome 7 has been significantly associated with better clinical outcome in Non Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) patients treated with Tyrosin-Kinase Inhibitors (TKIs).The primary method to detect EGFR copy number is FISH (Fluorescence in Situ Hybridization),(More)
The MLH1 c.2252_2253delAA mutation was found in 11 unrelated families from a restricted area south-west of Turin among 140 families with mutations in the mismatch repair genes. The mutation is located in the highly conserved C-terminal region, responsible for dimerization with the PMS2 protein. Twenty-five tumour tissues from 61 individuals with the(More)
Mitochondrial DNA alterations have been widely reported in different human tumours, including colorectal carcinoma, but their mutational spectrum and pathogenic role in specific subsets of patients with polyposis syndromes have been poorly investigated. We compared the breadth of somatic variants across the mitochondrial genome of MUTYH-associated polyposis(More)
Purpose: We investigate the unknown tumor-killing activity of cytokine-induced killer (CIK) cells against autologous metastatic melanoma and the elusive subset of putative cancer stem cells (mCSC). Experimental Design: We developed a preclinical autologous model using same patient-generated CIK cells and tumor targets to consider the unique biology of each(More)
Competing financial interests: The authors declare no competing financial interests. Author manuscripts have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication but have not yet been edited. Translational Relevance This work is the first report of effective antitumor activity of patient-derived Cytokine-Induced Killer (CIK) cells against autologous metastatic(More)
The localization of substance P (SP) and calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) was studied in the untreated spinal cord of the frog using single or double immunohistochemical stainings. SP and CGRP appear to coexist in the primary afferent fibers and in the marginal and submarginal dorsal horn zones, as well as in the dorsolateral zone. In other parts of(More)
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