University of Cagliari

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Organization: University of Cagliari
Country: Italy

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  1. ncbi Bioelectrical impedance vector analysis detects low body cell mass and dehydration in patients with Alzheimer's disease
    R Buffa
    Department of Experimental Biology, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
    J Nutr Health Aging 14:823-7. 2010
  2. ncbi Alzheimer's disease: case-control association study of polymorphisms in ACHE, CHAT, and BCHE genes in a Sardinian sample
    Mariapaola Piccardi
    Section of Clinical Pharmacology, Department of Neurosciences B B Brodie, University of Cagliari, 09042 Monserrato, Cagliari, Italy
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 144:895-9. 2007
  3. pmc Causes of death among lead smelters in relation to the glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase polymorphism
    Pierluigi Cocco
    Department of Public Health, Occupational Health Section, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
    Occup Environ Med 64:414-6. 2007
  4. ncbi Phenotypic characterization of genetically selected Sardinian alcohol-preferring (sP) and -non-preferring (sNP) rats
    Giancarlo Colombo
    C N R Institute of Neuroscience, Cagliari, CA, Italy
    Addict Biol 11:324-38. 2006
  5. ncbi Lasker's coefficient of isonymy between and within 16 Sardinian villages in the periods 1825-1849, 1875-1899, and 1925-1949
    Emanuele Sanna
    Dipartimento di Biologia Sperimentale, Universita degli Studi di Cagliari, Italy
    Am J Hum Biol 18:621-9. 2006
  6. ncbi N-Desmethylclozapine, a major clozapine metabolite, acts as a selective and efficacious delta-opioid agonist at recombinant and native receptors
    Pierluigi Onali
    Department of Neurosciences, Section of Biochemical Pharmacology, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
    Neuropsychopharmacology 32:773-85. 2007
  7. ncbi Identification of miltirone as active ingredient of Salvia miltiorrhiza responsible for the reducing effect of root extracts on alcohol intake in rats
    Giancarlo Colombo
    C N R Institute of Neuroscience, Cagliari, Italy
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 30:754-62. 2006
  8. ncbi Social isolation stress and neuroactive steroids
    M Serra
    Department of Experimental Biology, Center of Excellence for Neurobiology of Dependence, University of Cagliari, Cagliari 09100, Italy
    Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 17:1-11. 2007
  9. ncbi Induction of pancreatic acinar cell proliferation by thyroid hormone
    G M Ledda-Columbano
    Department of Toxicology, Oncology and Molecular Pathology Unit, University of Cagliari, Via Porcell 4, 09124 Cagliari, Italy
    J Endocrinol 185:393-9. 2005
  10. ncbi [Study on mortality by specific cause among workers at a lead and zinc foundry in Sardinia]
    P Carta
    Dipartimento di Sanita Pubblica Sezione di Medicina del Lavoro, Universita degli Studi di Cagliari, Italy
    G Ital Med Lav Ergon 27:43-5. 2005

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  1. ncbi Bioelectrical impedance vector analysis detects low body cell mass and dehydration in patients with Alzheimer's disease
    R Buffa
    Department of Experimental Biology, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
    J Nutr Health Aging 14:823-7. 2010
    ..This paper evaluates the nutritional status in patients with mild-moderate and severe Alzheimer's disease (AD) by bioelectrical impedance vector analysis (BIVA)...
  2. ncbi Alzheimer's disease: case-control association study of polymorphisms in ACHE, CHAT, and BCHE genes in a Sardinian sample
    Mariapaola Piccardi
    Section of Clinical Pharmacology, Department of Neurosciences B B Brodie, University of Cagliari, 09042 Monserrato, Cagliari, Italy
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 144:895-9. 2007
    ..of Geriatrics Local Health Agency 8 and Unit of Clinical Pharmacology, Department of Neurosciences, University of Cagliari. Patients were diagnosed according to DSM-IV, and National Institute of Neurologic and Communicative ..
  3. pmc Causes of death among lead smelters in relation to the glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase polymorphism
    Pierluigi Cocco
    Department of Public Health, Occupational Health Section, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
    Occup Environ Med 64:414-6. 2007
    ..Directly standardised mortality rates (sr) in the two subcohorts were also compared...
  4. ncbi Phenotypic characterization of genetically selected Sardinian alcohol-preferring (sP) and -non-preferring (sNP) rats
    Giancarlo Colombo
    C N R Institute of Neuroscience, Cagliari, CA, Italy
    Addict Biol 11:324-38. 2006
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  5. ncbi Lasker's coefficient of isonymy between and within 16 Sardinian villages in the periods 1825-1849, 1875-1899, and 1925-1949
    Emanuele Sanna
    Dipartimento di Biologia Sperimentale, Universita degli Studi di Cagliari, Italy
    Am J Hum Biol 18:621-9. 2006
    ..R(ib) values provided a reliable picture of the biological relationships between 16 Sardinian villages, while R(iw) values illustrated the biological affinity within the communities for a period of 100 years, from 1825-1849 to 1925-1949...
  6. ncbi N-Desmethylclozapine, a major clozapine metabolite, acts as a selective and efficacious delta-opioid agonist at recombinant and native receptors
    Pierluigi Onali
    Department of Neurosciences, Section of Biochemical Pharmacology, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
    Neuropsychopharmacology 32:773-85. 2007
    ....
  7. ncbi Identification of miltirone as active ingredient of Salvia miltiorrhiza responsible for the reducing effect of root extracts on alcohol intake in rats
    Giancarlo Colombo
    C N R Institute of Neuroscience, Cagliari, Italy
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 30:754-62. 2006
    ..The present study was designed to evaluate whether miltirone, one of the possible active constituents of S. miltiorrhiza, might be responsible for the reducing effect of the extracts on alcohol intake...
  8. ncbi Social isolation stress and neuroactive steroids
    M Serra
    Department of Experimental Biology, Center of Excellence for Neurobiology of Dependence, University of Cagliari, Cagliari 09100, Italy
    Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 17:1-11. 2007
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  9. ncbi Induction of pancreatic acinar cell proliferation by thyroid hormone
    G M Ledda-Columbano
    Department of Toxicology, Oncology and Molecular Pathology Unit, University of Cagliari, Via Porcell 4, 09124 Cagliari, Italy
    J Endocrinol 185:393-9. 2005
    ..These results demonstrated that T3 is a powerful inducer of cell proliferation in the pancreas and suggested that pancreatic acinar cell proliferation by selected agents may have potential for therapeutic use...
  10. ncbi [Study on mortality by specific cause among workers at a lead and zinc foundry in Sardinia]
    P Carta
    Dipartimento di Sanita Pubblica Sezione di Medicina del Lavoro, Universita degli Studi di Cagliari, Italy
    G Ital Med Lav Ergon 27:43-5. 2005
    ..96, 95% CI 1.02-3.68 for the highest exposure group). Our study, even if of small size, suggests an association between occupational exposure to inorganic lead and lung cancer risk...
  11. ncbi Modified Wisconsin Card Sorting Test: proposal of a supplementary scoring method
    Carlo Cianchetti
    Clinic of Child and Adolescent Neuropsychiatry, University of Cagliari, Via Ospedale 119, I 09124 Cagliari, Italy
    Arch Clin Neuropsychol 20:555-8. 2005
    ..The advantage of adding that parameter to traditional ones is evaluated in a small population of normal children and adults and those affected with pathologies...
  12. ncbi Topical anti-inflammatory activity of flavonoids and a new xanthone from Santolina insularis
    Filippo Cottiglia
    Dipartimento Farmaco Chimico Tecnologico, Facolta di Farmacia, Universita di Cagliari, Via Ospedale 72, 09124 Cagliari, Italy
    Z Naturforsch C 60:63-6. 2005
    ..The most active compound, luteolin, showed an ID50 of 0.3 micromol/cm(2) and prevented ear oedema more effectively than an equimolar dose of indomethacin within 24 h...
  13. ncbi Stimulation of the locus coeruleus elicits noradrenaline and dopamine release in the medial prefrontal and parietal cortex
    Paola Devoto
    B B Brodie Department of Neuroscience, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
    J Neurochem 92:368-74. 2005
    ..These results indicate that electrical stimulation-induced increase of dopamine is a nerve impulse exocytotic process and suggest that cortical dopamine and noradrenaline may be coreleased from noradrenergic terminals...
  14. ncbi Use of industrial wastewaters for the optimization and control of nitrogen removal processes
    G Cappai
    DIGITA, University of Cagliari, Pzza d Armi, 09123 Cagliari, Italy
    Water Sci Technol 50:17-24. 2004
    ..In addition, periodical kinetic studies of denitrification and nitrification in the SBR, were performed...
  15. ncbi Determination of 4-ethylphenol and 4-ethylguaiacol in wines by LC-MS-MS and HPLC-DAD-fluorescence
    Pierluigi Caboni
    Dipartimento di Tossicologia, Universita di Cagliari, Via Ospedale 72, 09124 Cagliari, Italy
    J Agric Food Chem 55:7288-93. 2007
    ..The proposed methods can be easily used for the qualitative and quantitative determination of 4EP and 4EG in wines affected by microbial contamination with yeasts of the Brettanomyces genus...
  16. ncbi A multiagent system for retrieving bioinformatics publications from web sources
    Giuliano Armano
    Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Cagliari, 09123 Cagliari, Italy
    IEEE Trans Nanobioscience 6:104-9. 2007
    ..To this end, a generic multiagent architecture has been customized according to the requirements imposed by the specific task. Experiments have been performed on publications extracted from BMC Bioinformatics and PubMed digital archives...
  17. ncbi CO escape from myoglobin with metadynamics simulations
    Matteo Ceccarelli
    CNR INFM SLACS and Department of Physics, University of Cagliari, SP Monserrato Sestu Km 0 700, I 09042 Monserrato, Italy
    Proteins 71:1231-6. 2008
    ..Additionally, hints on the involvement of a larger numbers of residues than hitherto assumed in the gating process are extracted from our data...
  18. doi Cardiovascular modulation during vagus nerve stimulation therapy in patients with refractory epilepsy
    Christian Cadeddu
    Dept of Cardiovascular and Neurological Sciences, University of Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
    Epilepsy Res 92:145-52. 2010
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  19. ncbi Cholesterol, Alzheimer's disease, prion disorders: a ménage à trois?
    Alessandra Pani
    Department of Biomedical Science and Technology, University of Cagliari, Monserrato, Italy
    Curr Drug Targets 11:1018-31. 2010
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  20. doi Offspring from endogamic vs. exogamic matings: Absence of anthropometric differences among Sardinian children (Italy)
    E Sanna
    Dipartimento di Biologia Sperimentale, Sezione di Scienze Antropologiche, Universita di Cagliari, 09042 Monserrato, Italy
    Am J Hum Biol 22:490-6. 2010
    ..The results indicate that Sardinian children from marriages of different exogamy levels do not differ in body dimensions if they grow up with similar nutritional and socioeconomic conditions...
  21. ncbi The stem cell marker nestin predicts poor prognosis in human melanoma
    Franca Piras
    Department of Cytomorphology, University of Cagliari, Cittadella Universitaria, Monserrato CA, Italy
    Oncol Rep 23:17-24. 2010
    ..These results suggest that nestin expression in both tumoral and endothelial cells may be considered an important early prognostic marker in melanoma...
  22. doi Floral markers of strawberry tree (Arbutus unedo L.) honey
    Carlo I G Tuberoso
    Dipartimento di Tossicologia, University of Cagliari, Ospedale 72, Cagliari, Italy
    J Agric Food Chem 58:384-9. 2010
    ..For this reason, besides homogentisic acid, these compounds could be used as complementary markers of strawberry tree honey...
  23. doi NSAIDs, prostaglandins and the neonatal kidney
    Roberto Antonucci
    Department of Pediatrics and Clinical Medicine Section of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 22:23-6. 2009
    ..The measurement of urinary PGE(2) may represent a non-invasive and sensitive tool to evaluate renal function, and thus should be implemented in the clinical management of newborns exposed to nephrotoxic insults...
  24. doi Metabolomics: a new tool for the neonatologist
    Luigi Atzori
    Department of Toxicology, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 22:50-3. 2009
    ..The metabolomics approach, together with transcriptomics and proteomics, will have substantial impact on development of diagnostics, therapeutics and drug development and may be an important new tool in neonatology...
  25. doi Tyrosinase inhibitor activity of coumarin-resveratrol hybrids
    Antonella Fais
    Dipartimento Scienze Applicate ai Biosistemi, Universita degli Studi di Cagliari, Cittadella Universitaria di Monserrato, S S 554 Km 0 700 bivio per Sestu, 09042 Monserrato, CA, Italy
    Molecules 14:2514-20. 2009
    ..27 mM), more so than umbelliferone (0.42 mM), used as reference compound. The kinetic studies revealed that compound 8 caused non-competitive tyrosinase inhibition...
  26. ncbi Simulating transport properties through bacterial channels
    Matteo Ceccarelli
    Dipartimento di Fisica and SLACS INFM, Universita degli Studi di Cagliari, Cittadella Universitaria di Monserrato, SP Monserrato Sestu Km 0 700, 09042 Monserrato, Italy
    Front Biosci (Landmark Ed) 14:3222-38. 2009
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  27. doi Bullous skin eruption in an HIV patient during antiretroviral drugs therapy
    Laura Atzori
    Dermatology Department, University of Cagliari, Italy
    Dermatol Ther 21:S30-4. 2008
    ..Factors related to the state of the HIV infection, and/or immunodeficiency may have contributed in precipitating the reaction in the present authors' case...
  28. ncbi Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay in autoimmune blistering diseases: preliminary experience of the Dermatology Department of Cagliari
    L Atzori
    Dermatology Department, University of Cagliari, Via Ospedale 54, Cagliari, Italy
    G Ital Dermatol Venereol 143:1-8. 2008
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  29. doi A ZZ-ZW sex chromosome system in the finless eel Dalophis imberbis (Anguilliformes, Ophichtidae)
    S Salvadori
    Dipartimento di Biologia Animale ed Ecologia, Universita di Cagliari, Viale Poetto 1, 09126, Cagliari, Italy
    Genetica 135:283-8. 2009
    ..Moreover, this is the first anguilliform species in which multiple NORs have been reported...
  30. doi Randomized phase III clinical trial of five different arms of treatment for patients with cancer cachexia: interim results
    Giovanni Mantovani
    Department of Medical Oncology, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
    Nutrition 24:305-13. 2008
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  31. pmc Mapping of the major psoriasis-susceptibility locus (PSORS1) in a 70-Kb interval around the corneodesmosin gene (CDSN)
    Sandro Orru
    Genetica Medica Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche, Universita degli Studi di Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
    Am J Hum Genet 76:164-71. 2005
    ..Comparisons of the regions identical by descent among associated and nonassociated haplotypes highlighted a minimum region of 70 kb not recombinant with PSORS1, around the corneodesmosin (CDSN) gene...
  32. ncbi The role of oxytocin and the paraventricular nucleus in the sexual behaviour of male mammals
    Antonio Argiolas
    Bernard B Brodie Department of Neuroscience and Center of Excellence for The Neurobiology of Addictions, University of Cagliari, Cittadella Universitaria, S P Sestu Monserrato, Km 0 700, 09042 Monserrato, CA, Italy
    Physiol Behav 83:309-17. 2004
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  33. ncbi Incidence of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and Hodgkin's disease in Sardinia, Italy: 1974-1993
    G Broccia
    Department of Public Health, Occupational Health Section, University of Cagliari, Italy
    Haematologica 86:58-63. 2001
    ..We also investigated the geographic variation in NHL risk within the region...
  34. ncbi Bitter taste recognition in the blowfly: Electrophysiological and behavioral evidence
    A Liscia
    Dipartimento di Biologia Sperimentale, Sezione di Fisiologia Generale, Universita di Cagliari, Cittadella Universitaria di Monserrato, SS 554 Km 4 500, I 09042 CA, Monserrato, Italy
    Physiol Behav 70:61-5. 2000
    ..A possible chemoreception mechanism is discussed...
  35. ncbi Cytogenetic evidence of clonality in cutaneous benign fibrous histiocytomas: a report of the CHAMP study group
    R Vanni
    Department of Applied Sciences Biosystems, University of Cagliari, Italy
    Histopathology 37:212-7. 2000
    ..Since available karyotypic data in these lesions are scarce, this study was undertaken to determine whether their cytogenetic analysis might demonstrate clonality and might help in differential diagnosis...
  36. ncbi A case of dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans of the vulva with a COL1A1/PDGFB fusion identical to a case of giant cell fibroblastoma
    R Vanni
    Department of Applied Sciences Biosystems, University of Cagliari, Cittadella Universitaria, Italy
    Virchows Arch 437:95-100. 2000
    ..This finding further underlines the very close relationship between these two morphologically distinct entities...
  37. ncbi Synthesis and antitumour activity of 4-hydroxy-2-pyridone derivatives
    M T Cocco
    Dipartimento di Tossicologia, Universita di Cagliari, Via Ospedale 72 09124, Cagliari, Italy
    Eur J Med Chem 35:545-52. 2000
    ..Some derivatives exhibit tumour growth inhibition activity. In particular, derivative 4g, the most active of the series, possesses significant activity on all cell lines at concentrations ranging from 1 x 10(-6) to 1 x 10(-5) M...
  38. ncbi Pesticide residues in grapes, wine, and their processing products
    P Cabras
    Dipartimento di Tossicologia, Universita di Cagliari, Viale Diaz 182, 09126 Cagliari, Italy
    J Agric Food Chem 48:967-73. 2000
    ..1%, respectively). No residue passed from the cake into the distillate, whereas fenthion and vinclozolin pass from the wine, but only at low transfer percentages (13 and 5%, respectively)...
  39. ncbi Prevention of nausea and vomiting (N&V) in cancer patients receiving high-dose cisplatin. Assessment of the potential antiemetic activity of transdermal fentanyl (TTS-F) compared to standard antiemetic treatment in acute and delayed N&V: first cli
    G Mantovani
    Department of Medical Oncology, University of Cagliari, Italy
    Anticancer Res 19:3495-502. 1999
    ..DEX, in the prevention of delayed N&V in patients with advanced stage head and neck squamous cell carcinoma receiving high-dose (> or = 100 mg/m2) cisplatin. This is the first report on the clinical use of TTS-F in this setting...
  40. ncbi A strategy for fragile-X carrier screening
    M A Melis
    Istituto di Clinica e Biologia dell Età Evolutiva, Universita degli Studi di Cagliari, Italy
    Genet Test 3:301-4. 1999
    ..To define the genotype, it is necessary to perform Southern blot analysis. In this paper, we present a new strategy which, because of its simplicity, can be applied to large-scale fragile-X carrier screening of at-risk females...
  41. ncbi Long-term voluntary ethanol consumption affects neither spatial nor passive avoidance learning, nor hippocampal acetylcholine release in alcohol-preferring rats
    F Fadda
    Department of Biochemistry and Human Physiology, University of Cagliari, Italy
    Behav Brain Res 103:71-6. 1999
    ..These findings may challenge the notion that sP rat lines can be considered a valid model of human alcoholism...
  42. ncbi Reversal by flunarizine of the decrease in hippocampal acetylcholine release in pentylenetetrazole-kindled rats
    M Serra
    Department of Experimental Biology, University of Cagliari, Italy
    Biochem Pharmacol 58:145-9. 1999
    ..These data also suggest a potential therapeutic role for flunarizine in counteracting impairment of hippocampal cholinergic activity...
  43. ncbi Relationship between genotype and phenotype. Thalassemia intermedia
    R Galanello
    Istituto di Clinica e Biologia dell Età Evolutiva, Ospedale Regionale, Cagliari, Italy
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 850:325-33. 1998
    ..In contrast, there are simple beta-thalassemia carriers who, for unknown reasons, have an unusually severe clinical phenotype...
  44. ncbi Gamma-hydroxybutyric acid intake in ethanol-preferring sP and -nonpreferring sNP rats
    G Colombo
    CNR Center for Neuropharmacology, Cagliari, Italy
    Physiol Behav 64:197-202. 1998
    ..The results are also discussed in terms of differences in GHB receptors contributing to the predisposition to ethanol preference and avoidance, respectively...
  45. ncbi Long-term health effects of the occupational exposure to DDT. A preliminary report
    P Cocco
    Istituto di Medicina del Lavoro, Universita di Cagliari, Italy
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 837:246-56. 1997
    ..Expansion of the cohort to include all applications, and collection of information to improve exposure assessment is needed to clarify these findings...
  46. ncbi Serum levels of leptin and proinflammatory cytokines in patients with advanced-stage cancer at different sites
    G Mantovani
    Department of Medical Oncology, University of Cagliari, Italy
    J Mol Med (Berl) 78:554-61. 2000
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  47. ncbi (-)S amisulpride binds with high affinity to cloned dopamine D(3) and D(2) receptors
    M P Castelli
    Neuroscienze S c a r l, Via Palabanda 9, 09124 I, Cagliari, Italy
    Eur J Pharmacol 432:143-7. 2001
    ..Our results show that (-)S amisulpride is the active enantiomer of amisulpride, showing high affinity for dopamine D(3) and dopamine D(2) receptors...
  48. pmc Early changes in hepatitis C viral quasispecies during interferon therapy predict the therapeutic outcome
    Patrizia Farci
    Department of Medical Sciences, University of Cagliari, 09124 Cagliari, Italy
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:3081-6. 2002
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  49. ncbi Bias in parental transmission of the HLA-DR3 allele in Sardinian multiple sclerosis
    M G Marrosu
    Multiple Sclerosis Center, University of Cagliari, Italy
    Neurology 63:1084-6. 2004
    ..Parental transmission of DR3 and DR4, assessed in a set of 565 case-parent triads, showed evidence of paternal inheritance of DR3 in affected women, thus explaining the excess of females in the DR3 category...
  50. ncbi Serum sex hormones in men occupationally exposed to dichloro-diphenyl-trichloro ethane (DDT) as young adults
    Pierluigi Cocco
    Department of Public Health, Occupational Health Section, University of Cagliari, Via San Giorgio 12, 09124 Cagliari, Italy
    J Endocrinol 182:391-7. 2004
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  51. ncbi Extracellular excitatory amino acids increase in the paraventricular nucleus of male rats during sexual activity: main role of N-methyl-d-aspartic acid receptors in erectile function
    Maria Rosaria Melis
    Bernard B Brodie Department of Neuroscience and Center of Excellence for The Neurobiology of Addictions, University of Cagliari, Cittadella Universitaria, S P Monserrato Sestu, Km 0 700, 09042 Monserrato CA, Italy
    Eur J Neurosci 19:2569-75. 2004
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  52. ncbi L-ergothioneine modulates oxidative damage in the kidney and liver of rats in vivo: studies upon the profile of polyunsaturated fatty acids
    Monica Deiana
    Dipartimento di Biologia Sperimentale, Sezione Patologia Sperimentale, Universita degli Studi di Cagliari, Cittadella Universitaria SS 554, 09042 Monserrato, Cagliari, Italy
    Clin Nutr 23:183-93. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the effect of oral administration of L-ergothioneine on the oxidative damage in vivo caused by the Fenton reagent ferric-nitrilotriacetate...
  53. ncbi An investigation of the biological effect of structural modifications of isothiosemicarbazones and their cyclic analogues
    E Maccioni
    Dipartimento Farmaco Chimico Tecnologico, Universita degli Studi di Cagliari, Via Ospedale, 72, 09124 Cagliari, Italy
    Farmaco 58:951-9. 2003
    ..Their activity against both bacteria and fungi has been tested and some interesting informations about their biological activity have been obtained...
  54. ncbi Correlation between GABA(A) receptor density and vagus nerve stimulation in individuals with drug-resistant partial epilepsy
    Francesco Marrosu
    Dipartimento di Scienze Neurologiche e Cardiovascolari, Policlinico Universitario, Universita di Cagliari, SS 554 Bivio Sestu, 09042 Monserrato, Italy
    Epilepsy Res 55:59-70. 2003
    ..These results suggest that VNS may modulate the cortical excitability of brain areas associated with epileptogenesis and that GABA(A) receptor plasticity contributes to this effect...
  55. ncbi Baclofen antagonizes nicotine-, cocaine-, and morphine-induced dopamine release in the nucleus accumbens of rat
    Paola Fadda
    B B Brodie Department of Neuroscience, University of Cagliari, 09042 Monserrato, Cagliari, Italy
    Synapse 50:1-6. 2003
    ..Taken together, our data are in line with previous reports demonstrating the ability of baclofen to modulate the mesolimbic DAergic transmission and indicate baclofen as a putative candidate in the pharmacotherapy of polydrug abuse...
  56. ncbi Cancer-related cachexia and oxidative stress: beyond current therapeutic options
    Giovanni Mantovani
    Cattedra e Divisione di Oncologia Medica, Università di Cagliari Policlinico Universitario, Presidio di Monserrato, Italy
    Expert Rev Anticancer Ther 3:381-92. 2003
    ..A Phase II study has been initiated and Phase III study designed...
  57. ncbi Chemical composition of the essential oils of Juniperus from ripe and unripe berries and leaves and their antimicrobial activity
    Alberto Angioni
    Dipartimento di Tossicologia, Universita di Cagliari, Via Ospedale 72, 09124 Cagliari, Italy
    J Agric Food Chem 51:3073-8. 2003
    ..turbinata and the essential oil from leaves of Juniperus oxycedrus ssp. oxycedrus exhibited rather good or weak activity against Candida albicans and Staphylococcus aureus...
  58. ncbi [Correlation between major histocompatibility complex (MHC)-class II and type 1 diabetes]
    F Cucca
    Laboratorio di Immunogenetica, Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche e Biotecnologie, Universita degli Studi di Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
    Minerva Endocrinol 28:111-22. 2003
    ..Overall these observations suggest shared pathways in human and murine T1D...
  59. ncbi A model to control intermittent aeration phases
    A Carucci
    DIGITA, University of Cagliari, Italy
    Water Sci Technol 46:99-106. 2002
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  60. pmc Temporin L: antimicrobial, haemolytic and cytotoxic activities, and effects on membrane permeabilization in lipid vesicles
    Andrea C Rinaldi
    Cattedra di Chimica Biologica, Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche Internistiche, Universita di Cagliari, I 09042 Monserrato Ca, Italy
    Biochem J 368:91-100. 2002
    ..e. through the formation of pore-like openings...
  61. ncbi Patients with multiple sclerosis and risk of type 1 diabetes mellitus in Sardinia, Italy: a cohort study
    Maria Giovanna Marrosu
    Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Centro Sclerosi Multipla, Ospedale Binaghi, Via Is Guadazzonis 2, 09126 Cagliari, Italy
    Lancet 359:1461-5. 2002
    ..We attempted to assess the prevalence in this region of type 1 diabetes mellitus in individuals with multiple sclerosis, and to ascertain disease risk factors...
  62. ncbi Inhibition of hippocampal acetylcholine release by cannabinoids: reversal by SR 141716A
    G L Gessa
    Bernard B Brodie Department of Neuroscience, University of Cagliari, Italy
    Eur J Pharmacol 327:R1-2. 1997
    ..The results also suggest that the negative effects of marijuana on learning and memory may depend on cannabinoid receptor-mediated inhibition of acetylcholine release...

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