Vittorio Rosti

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Endothelial progenitor cell (EPC) mobilization has been reported following tissue damage, whereas no data are available regarding the mobilization of hematopoietic progenitor cells (HPCs). We performed the phenotypic and functional analysis of circulating CD34+ progenitor cells in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI), assessed from admission up(More)
Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) have recently been employed in cell-based therapy (CBT) to promote neovascularization and regeneration of ischemic organs, such as heart and limbs. Furthermore, EPCs may be recruited from bone marrow by growing tumors to drive the angiogenic switch through physical engrafting into the lumen of nascent vessels or paracrine(More)
This paper addresses the time-series modelling of high dimensional data. Currently, the hidden Markov model (HMM) is the most popular and successful model especially in speech recognition. However, there are well known shortcomings in HMMs particularly in the modelling of the correlation between successive observation vectors; that is, inter-frame(More)
The clinical and haematological phenotype of patients with myelofibrosis harbouring MPL(W515L/K) mutation has not been thoroughly investigated. Of 217 myelofibrosis subjects, 18 (8.2%) had an MPL mutation, four of which (22%) co-existed with JAK2(V617F) mutation. When compared with MPL wild-type patients, irrespective of JAK2(V617F) status, those with(More)
BACKGROUND Mortality and morbidity after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) remain high even when myocardial reperfusion is successful. Erythropoietin (EPO) protects against experimental MI. METHODS The aim of this single-centre study was to investigate the effects of short-term high-dose erythropoietin on peripheral blood cells (PBCs) and infarct size in(More)
We studied the impact of driver mutations of JAK2, CALR, (calreticulin gene) or MPL on clinical course, leukemic transformation, and survival of patients with primary myelofibrosis (PMF). Of the 617 subjects studied, 399 (64.7%) carried JAK2 (V617F), 140 (22.7%) had a CALR exon 9 indel, 25 (4.0%) carried an MPL (W515) mutation, and 53 (8.6%) had nonmutated(More)
The transcription factor GATA-1, together with its cofactor FOG-1, regulates erythropoiesis and megakaryocytopoiesis. Mutations in the DNA or FOG-1 binding sites of its N-terminal zinc finger result in different illnesses. Alterations of the FOG-1 face are responsible for dyserythropoietic anemia with thrombocytopenia while R216Q, the only mutation(More)
PURPOSE In the WHO diagnostic classification, prefibrotic myelofibrosis (pre-MF) is included in the category of primary myelofibrosis (PMF). However, strong evidence for this position is lacking. PATIENTS AND METHODS We investigated whether pre-MF may be aligned along a clinical and biological continuum in 683 consecutive patients who received a WHO(More)
BACKGROUND Anemia is a common complication of inflammatory bowel disease, but its epidemiology may be changing due to earlier diagnosis and improved treatments. We investigated the prevalence and pathogenesis of anemia in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. DESIGN AND METHODS In a cross-sectional study 263 out-patients with inflammatory bowel(More)
A quarter of patients with essential thrombocythemia or primary myelofibrosis carry a driver mutation of CALR, the calreticulin gene. A 52-bp deletion (type 1) and a 5-bp insertion (type 2 mutation) are the most frequent variants. These indels might differentially impair the calcium binding activity of mutant calreticulin. We studied the relationship(More)