Raffaghello L, Dazzi F. Classification and biology of tumour associated stromal cells. Immunol Lett. 2015;168:175-82 pubmed publisher
..This review proposes to discuss in detail the nomenclature, origin, and biological functions of the different stromal cells residing in tumours. ..
Raffaghello L, Bianchi G, Bertolotto M, Montecucco F, Busca A, Dallegri F, et al. Human mesenchymal stem cells inhibit neutrophil apoptosis: a model for neutrophil preservation in the bone marrow niche. Stem Cells. 2008;26:151-62 pubmed
Raffaghello L, Chiozzi P, Falzoni S, Di Virgilio F, Pistoia V. The P2X7 receptor sustains the growth of human neuroblastoma cells through a substance P-dependent mechanism. Cancer Res. 2006;66:907-14 pubmed
..Therefore, neuroblastoma cells seem to have molded P2X(7) function to their advantage in two ways (i.e., by silencing P2X(7) proapoptotic activity and by coupling P2X(7) stimulation to release of locally acting trophic factors). ..