Vega Rusconi

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Papain-immunized mice possess serum antibodies which cross-react with cathepsin-B- and cathepsin-H-like endopeptidases isolated from B16 melanoma cells. The growth rate, invasion and metastasis of both the B16 melanoma and the Lewis lung carcinoma were inhibited in mice immunized with papain. These animals presented an increased mean survival time as(More)
Despite advances in the management of HIV infection with the introduction of combination antiretroviral therapy, it is well known that HIV can directly infect the central nervous system and, as a result of such infection, neuropsychological impairments can be manifested. In this study, we tried to determine whether seropositivity was associated with a poor(More)
The treatment of exponentially-growing B16 melanoma cells with teniposide causes a dose- and time-dependent decrease of cell survival. By means of the nucleoid technique, the formation of double strand breaks was demonstrated in the nuclei of the treated cells, indicating a possible involvement of topoisomerase II. DNA double strand breaks were rapidly but(More)
Current guidelines recommend three drug combinations to treat antiretroviral naïve HIV-infected patients; some data of novel strategies with NRTI-sparing regimen in this setting are now available [1,2]. The study compares immunovirological efficacy and safety of once daily maraviroc (MVC) plus lopinavir/ritonavir (LPV/r) to tenofovir/emtricitabine (TDF/FTC)(More)
A doxorubicin-lecithin preparation was tested in vitro on B16 melanoma and Lewis lung carcinoma cells, and in vivo on C57BL/6 mice inoculated with 3LL cells. Results obtained demonstrated that the preparation possesses the same antitumor activity as doxorubicin. The cardiotoxicity of doxorubicin and of the doxorubicin-lecithin association were studied for(More)
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