Virginia Campi

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Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is a myeloproliferative disease caused by the constitutive tyrosine kinase (TK) activity of the BCR-ABL fusion protein. However, the phenotype of leukemic stem cells (LSC) is sustained by β catenin rather than by the BCR-ABL TK. β catenin activity in CML is contingent upon its stabilization proceeding from the BCR-ABL-induced(More)
Autophagy protects chronic myeloid leukemia stem cells from tyrosine kinase inhibitors hence supporting the disease persistence under therapy. However, the signals involved in autophagy regulation relative to BCR-ABL1 are still elusive. The autophagic flux proceeding from the inhibition of BCR-ABL1 tyrosine kinase represents a regulatory mechanism of(More)
The down-modulation of the β-catenin antagonist Chibby 1 (CBY1) associated with the BCR-ABL1 fusion gene of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) contributes to the aberrant activation of β-catenin, particularly in leukemic stem cells (LSC) resistant to tyrosine kinase (TK) inhibitors. It is, at least partly, driven by transcriptional events and gene promoter(More)
Organotins are widely used in agriculture and the chemical industry, causing persistent and widespread pollution. Organotins may affect the brain, liver and immune system and eventually human health. Recently, it has been shown that tri-butyltin (TBT) interacts with nuclear receptors PPAR gamma (peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma) and RXR(More)
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