Tommaso Marcucci

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OBJECTIVE The aim of the present report is to describe the results obtained with total parathyroidectomy (TPTX) guided by rapid intraoperative parathyroid hormone (PTH) evaluation, followed by immediate parathyroid autograft with fresh tissue. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Surgery for hyperparathyroidism (HPT) in multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) is(More)
Intestinal subepithelial myofibroblasts (ISEMFs)1 are the predominant source of matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) in gut, and a decrease in glutathione/oxidized glutathione (GSH/GSSG) ratio, intracellular redox state index, occurs in the ISEMFs of patients with Crohn’s disease (CD). The aim of this study is to demonstrate a relationship between MMP-2(More)
Somatostatinoma is a rare endocrine tumor that comprises around 1% of all gastroenteropancreatic endocrine neoplasms. This paper gives an updated review on somatostatinoma and describes three sporadic cases of somatostatinoma located in the pancreas, duodenum, and jejunum. Approximately 200 case histories of somatostatinoma have been published, with the(More)
BACKGROUND The etiology of Crohn's disease (CD) remains unknown, and the defective function of neutrophils appears to be associated with this pathology. Neutrophils undergo spontaneous apoptosis which, if not tightly regulated, can induce the development of chronic inflammatory disease. The Bcl-2 protein family is also involved in the regulation of(More)
The aim of this in vitro study was to evaluate the intracellular redox state and respiratory burst (RB) in neutrophils of patients with Crohn's disease (CD). The intracellular redox state and RB in neutrophils was assessed by the superoxide anion (O2*-) production induced in these cells after stimulation by various factors related to the molecular(More)
This study identifies some early events contributing to the redox regulation of platelet-derived growth factor receptor (PDGFr) activation and its signalling in NIH3T3 fibroblasts. We demonstrate for the first time that the redox regulation of PDGFr tyrosine autophosphorylation and its signalling are related to NADPH oxidase activity through protein kinase(More)
BACKGROUND Aim of the study is to analyze rational principles which at present govern the neoadjuvant therapy for rectal cancer and justify his application. First step is definition of targets: cellular replication block, volumetric reduction of rectal cancer, mesorectum and lateral nodes (Down staging), reduction of side-effects on close organs, radiation(More)
BACKGROUND Intestinal subepithelial myofibroblasts (ISEMFs) produce inflammatory cytokines in response to certain stimuli. In the intestine of patients with Crohn's disease (CD), cytokine synthesis is modified and an increased number of myofibroblasts has been observed. The intracellular redox state influences cytokine production and oxidative stress is(More)
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) play a critical role in inflammation and ulcerations in gut of Crohn׳s disease (CD) patients. Intestinal subepithelial myofibroblasts (ISEMFs) secrete MMPs in response to inflammatory stimuli. Previous data showed in CD-ISEMFs increased oxidative status. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of ISEMFs in(More)