Vittorio Rizzoli

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We introduce a compact, lightweight and highly efficient multi-resonator rectenna (rectifying antenna) designed to harvest the RF energy really obtainable in humanized environments. Such sources, radiated from cell phones, radio transmitters and Wi-Fi equipments, are ubiquitously available but have very low power densities, at different frequency bands,(More)
The expression of the chemokine CC-chemokine ligand 20 (CCL20)/macrophage inflammatory protein (MIP)-3alpha and its receptor CC-chemokine receptor 6 (CCR6) by multiple myeloma (MM) and microenvironment cells and their potential relationship with osteoclast (OC) formation and osteolytic bone lesions in MM patients was investigated in this study. First, we(More)
The hallmark of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is the presence of the bcr-abl oncogene, which is associated with transforming ability and an intrinsic resistance to induction of apoptosis by genotoxic agents. Arachi-donic acid (AA), a biologically active fatty acid, plays a crucial role as a mediator of signaling pathways involved in cell proliferation and(More)
We have previously shown that granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) gene expression induced by interleukin-1 (IL-1) and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) in the murine stromal cell line +/+.1-LDA 11 involves activation of phospholipase A2 (PLA2). Furthermore, induction of GM-CSF gene expression due to release of arachidonic acid as(More)
The clonogenic capacity of human umbilical cord blood (UCB) has been evaluated in several studies which found high numbers of primitive hematopoietic progenitor cells. Recently, UCB progenitor cells were shown to possess significant advantages over bone marrow (BM) in terms of proliferative capacity and immunologic reactivity. Therefore UCB has come to be(More)
Bone marrow cells of a 45-year-old female with Philadelphia chromosome (Ph1)-positive, early-phase chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), who was heterozygous for the glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) locus, were pretreated in vitro with 4-hydroperoxycyclophosphamide (4-HC) and tested for G6PD activity in several colony formation assays and for(More)
Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) is a clonal disorder of the hematopoietic stem cell characterized by the coexistence of Philadelphia-negative (Ph-) with Ph+ progenitors. CML progenitor cells have been shown to be defective in adherence to marrow stroma. The present study investigated at the cytogenetic level marrow-derived CML clonogenic cells generated(More)
This paper discusses a self-consistent set of modern computational concepts providing an effective approach to the circuit-level harmonic-balance (HB) simulation of nonlinear microwave systems of complex topology. The system is automatically split into the interconnection of a near-optimal number of nonlinear blocks at run time. The resulting structure is(More)
This paper demonstrates, for the first time, a circuit-level approach to the analysis of pulse-ultrawideband (UWB) receiver front ends in the presence of interfering communication signals. The procedure is based on a model-order-reduction harmonic-balance technique based on Krylov subspaces. A sophisticated algorithm for performing matrix-vector(More)