Franca Raucci

Summary

Country: France

Publications

  1. pmc The maturation of oocyte follicular epithelium of Podarcis s. sicula is promoted by D-aspartic acid
    Franca Raucci
    Department of Life Sciences, Second University of Naples, Caserta, Italy
    J Histochem Cytochem 58:157-71. 2010
  2. doi request reprint The reproductive activity in the testis of Podarcis s. sicula involves D-aspartic acid: a study on c-kit receptor protein, tyrosine kinase activity and PCNA protein during annual sexual cycle
    Franca Raucci
    Department of Life Sciences, Second University of Naples, Via Vivaldi 43, 81100 Caserta, Italy
    Gen Comp Endocrinol 161:373-83. 2009
  3. doi request reprint Localization of c-kit and stem cell factor (SCF) in ovarian follicular epithelium of a lizard, Podarcis s. sicula
    Franca Raucci
    Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita, Second University of Naples, Caserta, Italy
    Acta Histochem 113:647-55. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Steroidogenic gene expression following D-aspartate treatment in frog testis
    Lavinia Burrone
    Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita, Second University of Naples, Via Vivaldi 43, 81100 Caserta, Italy
    Gen Comp Endocrinol 175:109-17. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint The c-kit receptor protein in the testis of green frog Rana esculenta: seasonal changes in relationship to testosterone titres and spermatogonial proliferation
    Franca Raucci
    Department of Life Sciences, Second University of Naples, Via Vivaldi 43, 81100 Caserta, Italy
    Reproduction 133:51-60. 2007
  6. doi request reprint D-Asp: a new player in reproductive endocrinology of the amphibian Rana esculenta
    Franca Raucci
    Department of Life Sciences, Second University of Naples SUN, Via Vivaldi 43, 81100 Caserta, Italy
    J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci 879:3268-76. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint D-aspartate modulates transcriptional activity in Harderian gland of frog, Rana esculenta: Morphological and molecular evidence
    Franca Raucci
    Dip Scienze della Vita, Seconda Universita di Napoli, Via Vivaldi, Caserta, Italy
    J Cell Physiol 204:445-54. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Proliferative activity in the frog brain: a PCNA-immunohistochemistry analysis
    Franca Raucci
    Department of Life Sciences, Second University of Naples, 81100 Caserta, Italy
    J Chem Neuroanat 32:127-42. 2006

Collaborators

  • Lavinia Burrone
  • Maria Maddalena Di Fiore

Detail Information

Publications8

  1. pmc The maturation of oocyte follicular epithelium of Podarcis s. sicula is promoted by D-aspartic acid
    Franca Raucci
    Department of Life Sciences, Second University of Naples, Caserta, Italy
    J Histochem Cytochem 58:157-71. 2010
    ..Taken together, our results show that d-Asp may be related to the synchrony of reproduction, either enhancing the growth and maturation of follicular epithelium or influencing its endocrine functions...
  2. doi request reprint The reproductive activity in the testis of Podarcis s. sicula involves D-aspartic acid: a study on c-kit receptor protein, tyrosine kinase activity and PCNA protein during annual sexual cycle
    Franca Raucci
    Department of Life Sciences, Second University of Naples, Via Vivaldi 43, 81100 Caserta, Italy
    Gen Comp Endocrinol 161:373-83. 2009
    ..sicula, suggesting that a sequential cascade of a functional relationship between testosterone levels, c-kit receptor protein, tyrosine kinase activity and PCNA could be partly mediated by D-aspartic acid...
  3. doi request reprint Localization of c-kit and stem cell factor (SCF) in ovarian follicular epithelium of a lizard, Podarcis s. sicula
    Franca Raucci
    Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita, Second University of Naples, Caserta, Italy
    Acta Histochem 113:647-55. 2011
    ..These observations suggest that the expression of c-kit and SCF changes as a function of follicular development and may reflect the involvement of this system in the maturation of the oocyte...
  4. doi request reprint Steroidogenic gene expression following D-aspartate treatment in frog testis
    Lavinia Burrone
    Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita, Second University of Naples, Via Vivaldi 43, 81100 Caserta, Italy
    Gen Comp Endocrinol 175:109-17. 2012
    ..Our results suggest that, in P. esculentus testis, D-Asp increases StAR mRNA in both periods, and P450 aromatase and 5╬▒Red2 mRNAs at different points during the reproductive cycle...
  5. ncbi request reprint The c-kit receptor protein in the testis of green frog Rana esculenta: seasonal changes in relationship to testosterone titres and spermatogonial proliferation
    Franca Raucci
    Department of Life Sciences, Second University of Naples, Via Vivaldi 43, 81100 Caserta, Italy
    Reproduction 133:51-60. 2007
    ..e. the reproductive period. These results suggest that the c-kit receptor may play a role in germ cell proliferation and provide a basis for future detailed investigation of regulatory factors of the proliferation of SPG...
  6. doi request reprint D-Asp: a new player in reproductive endocrinology of the amphibian Rana esculenta
    Franca Raucci
    Department of Life Sciences, Second University of Naples SUN, Via Vivaldi 43, 81100 Caserta, Italy
    J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci 879:3268-76. 2011
    ..Taken altogether, our results show that D-Asp operates differently in female and male frog gonads, indicating that it has different targets in the reproductive machinery depending on the sex...
  7. ncbi request reprint D-aspartate modulates transcriptional activity in Harderian gland of frog, Rana esculenta: Morphological and molecular evidence
    Franca Raucci
    Dip Scienze della Vita, Seconda Universita di Napoli, Via Vivaldi, Caserta, Italy
    J Cell Physiol 204:445-54. 2005
    ..The effects of D-Asp in HG appear to be specific since they were not seen in frogs treated with other D- or L-amino acids with known excitatory effects on neurosecretion...
  8. ncbi request reprint Proliferative activity in the frog brain: a PCNA-immunohistochemistry analysis
    Franca Raucci
    Department of Life Sciences, Second University of Naples, 81100 Caserta, Italy
    J Chem Neuroanat 32:127-42. 2006
    ..The widespread proliferative activity implies that the frog brain has a great potential for neurogenesis/gliogenesis not only during larval development but also in the adulthood...