Valentina Di Felice

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Country: Italy

Publications

  1. pmc Stem cell populations in the heart and the role of Isl1 positive cells
    V Di Felice
    Department of Experimental Biomedicine and Clinical Neurosciences, University of Palermo, 90127 Palermo, Italy
    Eur J Histochem 57:e14. 2013
  2. pmc Embryonic and foetal Islet-1 positive cells in human hearts are also positive to c-Kit
    C Serradifalco
    BioNeC Department, University of Palermo, Italy
    Eur J Histochem 55:e41. 2011
  3. ncbi request reprint Is chlamydial heat shock protein 60 a risk factor for oncogenesis?
    V Di Felice
    Human Anatomy Section, Department of Experimental Medicine, University of Palermo, Via del Vespro 129, 90127 Palermo, Italy
    Cell Mol Life Sci 62:4-9. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Adult stem cells, scaffolds for in vivo and in vitro myocardial tissue engineering
    Valentina Di Felice
    Dipartimento BIONEC, Universita degli Studi di Palermo, Italia
    Ital J Anat Embryol 115:65-9. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Tetralogy of fallot as a model to study cardiac progenitor cell migration and differentiation during heart development
    Valentina Di Felice
    Dipartimento di Medicina Sperimentale, Universita degli Studi di Palermo, Italy
    Trends Cardiovasc Med 19:130-5. 2009
  6. doi request reprint OPLA scaffold, collagen I, and horse serum induce an higher degree of myogenic differentiation of adult rat cardiac stem cells
    Valentina Di Felice
    Department of Experimental Medicine, Human Anatomy Section, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
    J Cell Physiol 221:729-39. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Cardiac stem cell research: an elephant in the room?
    Valentina Di Felice
    Human Anatomy Section, Department of Experimental Medicine, University of Palermo, Via del Vespro 129, Palermo, Italy
    Anat Rec (Hoboken) 292:449-54. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Senescence-associated HSP60 expression in normal human skin fibroblasts
    Valentina Di Felice
    Dipartimento di Medicina Sperimentale, Sezione di Anatomia Umana Emerico Luna, Universita di Palermo, Palermo, Italy
    Anat Rec A Discov Mol Cell Evol Biol 284:446-53. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint HSP90 and eNOS partially co-localize and change cellular localization in relation to different ECM components in 2D and 3D cultures of adult rat cardiomyocytes
    Valentina Di Felice
    Human Anatomy Section E Luna, Department of Experimental Medicine, University of Palermo, Via del Vespro 129, 90127 Palermo, Italy
    Biol Cell 99:689-99. 2007
  10. pmc Endurance exercise and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) supplementation up-regulate CYP17A1 and stimulate testosterone biosynthesis
    Rosario Barone
    Department of Experimental Biomedicine and Clinical Neurosciences BioNeC, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
    PLoS ONE 8:e79686. 2013

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Publications19

  1. pmc Stem cell populations in the heart and the role of Isl1 positive cells
    V Di Felice
    Department of Experimental Biomedicine and Clinical Neurosciences, University of Palermo, 90127 Palermo, Italy
    Eur J Histochem 57:e14. 2013
    ..To find a common consensus on this concept is very important in furthe-ring the application of stem cells to cardiac tissue engineering. ..
  2. pmc Embryonic and foetal Islet-1 positive cells in human hearts are also positive to c-Kit
    C Serradifalco
    BioNeC Department, University of Palermo, Italy
    Eur J Histochem 55:e41. 2011
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Is chlamydial heat shock protein 60 a risk factor for oncogenesis?
    V Di Felice
    Human Anatomy Section, Department of Experimental Medicine, University of Palermo, Via del Vespro 129, 90127 Palermo, Italy
    Cell Mol Life Sci 62:4-9. 2005
    ..The concomitant expression of viral oncoproteins and/or the presence of mutations may lead to the ability to survive apoptotic stimuli, loss of replicative senescence, uncontrolled proliferation and, finally neoplastic transformation...
  4. ncbi request reprint Adult stem cells, scaffolds for in vivo and in vitro myocardial tissue engineering
    Valentina Di Felice
    Dipartimento BIONEC, Universita degli Studi di Palermo, Italia
    Ital J Anat Embryol 115:65-9. 2010
    ....
  5. doi request reprint Tetralogy of fallot as a model to study cardiac progenitor cell migration and differentiation during heart development
    Valentina Di Felice
    Dipartimento di Medicina Sperimentale, Universita degli Studi di Palermo, Italy
    Trends Cardiovasc Med 19:130-5. 2009
    ..An understanding of cardiac precursor cell behavior is needed in order for future research regarding therapeutic approaches to correct the defects seen in ToF without affecting cardiac hemodynamics to be successful...
  6. doi request reprint OPLA scaffold, collagen I, and horse serum induce an higher degree of myogenic differentiation of adult rat cardiac stem cells
    Valentina Di Felice
    Department of Experimental Medicine, Human Anatomy Section, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
    J Cell Physiol 221:729-39. 2009
    ..These experiments demonstrated an important model for the study of the biology of CSCs and the biochemical pathways that lead to myocardial differentiation. The results pave the way for a new surgical approach...
  7. ncbi request reprint Cardiac stem cell research: an elephant in the room?
    Valentina Di Felice
    Human Anatomy Section, Department of Experimental Medicine, University of Palermo, Via del Vespro 129, Palermo, Italy
    Anat Rec (Hoboken) 292:449-54. 2009
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Senescence-associated HSP60 expression in normal human skin fibroblasts
    Valentina Di Felice
    Dipartimento di Medicina Sperimentale, Sezione di Anatomia Umana Emerico Luna, Universita di Palermo, Palermo, Italy
    Anat Rec A Discov Mol Cell Evol Biol 284:446-53. 2005
    ..An increase in HSP60 protein amount is associated with a cell cycle slow-down and it may have a role in cell cycle progression...
  9. ncbi request reprint HSP90 and eNOS partially co-localize and change cellular localization in relation to different ECM components in 2D and 3D cultures of adult rat cardiomyocytes
    Valentina Di Felice
    Human Anatomy Section E Luna, Department of Experimental Medicine, University of Palermo, Via del Vespro 129, 90127 Palermo, Italy
    Biol Cell 99:689-99. 2007
    ....
  10. pmc Endurance exercise and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) supplementation up-regulate CYP17A1 and stimulate testosterone biosynthesis
    Rosario Barone
    Department of Experimental Biomedicine and Clinical Neurosciences BioNeC, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
    PLoS ONE 8:e79686. 2013
    ..Therefore, CLA-associated physical activity may be used for its steroidogenic property in different fields, such as alimentary industry, human reproductive medicine, sport science, and anti-muscle wasting. ..
  11. pmc Chlamydia trachomatis infection and anti-Hsp60 immunity: the two sides of the coin
    Francesco Cappello
    Dipartimento di Medicina Sperimentale, Sezione di Anatomia Umana Emerico Luna, Universita degli Studi di Palermo, Palermo, Italy
    PLoS Pathog 5:e1000552. 2009
    ..The opposite side of the coin is that pre-tumor and tumor cells with sf-Hsp60 can be destroyed with participation of the anti-Hsp60 antibody, thus stopping cancer progression before it is even noticed by the patient or physician...
  12. ncbi request reprint Human recombinant vasostatin-1 may interfere with cell-extracellular matrix interactions
    Valentina Di Felice
    Human Anatomy Section, Department of Experimental Medicine, University of Palermo, Italy
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1090:305-10. 2006
    ..On the whole, these data suggest that VS-1 does not have a classic receptor on the membrane but that integrins may represent a nonconventional VS-1 receptor modulating eNOS signaling pathway...
  13. ncbi request reprint Heat stroke risk for open-water swimmers during long-distance events
    Filippo Macaluso
    Department of Experimental Biology and Clinical Neurology, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy Electronic address
    Wilderness Environ Med 24:362-5. 2013
    ..We conclude that competing in water temperatures exceeding 33°C should be avoided. ..
  14. pmc Do fat supplements increase physical performance?
    Filippo Macaluso
    Department of Experimental Biomedicine and Clinical Neurosciences, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
    Nutrients 5:509-24. 2013
    ..In view of these new data, we can hypothesize that fat supplements may improve the anabolic effect of exercise...
  15. ncbi request reprint Effects of conjugated linoleic acid and endurance training on peripheral blood and bone marrow of trained mice
    Valentina Di Felice
    Department of Experimental Medicine, University of Palermo, Italy
    J Strength Cond Res 21:193-8. 2007
    ....
  16. doi request reprint Identification and characterization of the nano-sized vesicles released by muscle cells
    Daniele P Romancino
    Institute of Biomedicine and Molecular Immunology A Monroy IBIM, National Research Council CNR, Palermo, Italy
    FEBS Lett 587:1379-84. 2013
    ..Analysis of these nanovesicles allowed us to characterize them as exosome-like particles and to define the potential role of the multifunctional protein Alix in their biogenesis...
  17. doi request reprint A comparative analysis of the products of GROEL-1 gene from Chlamydia trachomatis serovar D and the HSP60 var1 transcript from Homo sapiens suggests a possible autoimmune response
    C Campanella
    Sezione di Anatomia Umana E Luna, Dipartimento di Medicina Sperimentale, Universita di Palermo, Palermo, Italy
    Int J Immunogenet 36:73-8. 2009
    ..As a result of the comparison we suggest several possible epitopes of the CTHSP60, which may induce autoimmunity...
  18. doi request reprint Effect of conjugated linoleic acid on testosterone levels in vitro and in vivo after an acute bout of resistance exercise
    Filippo Macaluso
    Department of Physiological Science, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa
    J Strength Cond Res 26:1667-74. 2012
    ..These findings suggest that CLA supplementation may promote testosterone synthesis through a molecular pathway that should be investigated in the future, although this effect did not have an anabolic relevance in our in vivo model...
  19. ncbi request reprint Upon oxidative stress, the antiapoptotic Hsp60/procaspase-3 complex persists in mucoepidermoid carcinoma cells
    C Campanella
    Human Anatomy Section, Department of Experimental Medicine, University of Palermo, Via del Vespro 129, 90127 Palermo, Italy
    Eur J Histochem 52:221-8. 2008
    ..We postulate that, although OS may induce early apoptosis in NCI-H292 cells, Hsp60 exerts an anti-apoptotic effect in these cells and, by extension, it may do so in other cancer cells...