Decio Armanini

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Affiliation: University of Padova
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Glycyrrhetinic acid, the active principle of licorice, can reduce the thickness of subcutaneous thigh fat through topical application
    Decio Armanini
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences Endocrinology, University of Padua, Via Ospedale 105, 35100 Padua, Italy
    Steroids 70:538-42. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Idiopathic primary hyperaldosteronism: normalization of plasma aldosterone after one month withdrawal of long-term therapy with aldosterone-receptor antagonist potassium canrenoate
    D Armanini
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences Endocrinology, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 28:236-40. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint History of aldosterone on its 50th birthday
    Cristina Fiore
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Padua, Italy
    J Nephrol 19:S124-6. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Aldosterone receptor blockers spironolactone and canrenone: two multivalent drugs
    Decio Armanini
    University of Padua, Medicine Endocrinology, Padua, Italy
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 15:909-12. 2014
  5. doi request reprint Polycystic ovary syndrome: Implications of measurement of plasma aldosterone, renin activity and progesterone
    Decio Armanini
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences Endocrinology, University of Padua, Italy
    Steroids 77:655-8. 2012
  6. ncbi request reprint Treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome with spironolactone plus licorice
    Decio Armanini
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences Endocrinology, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 131:61-7. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Licorice consumption and serum testosterone in healthy man
    D Armanini
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences Endocrinology, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Exp Clin Endocrinol Diabetes 111:341-3. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Licorice reduces serum testosterone in healthy women
    Decio Armanini
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences Endocrinology, University of Padua, Via Ospedale 105, 35100 Padua, Italy
    Steroids 69:763-6. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint High prevalence of thyroid ultrasonographic abnormalities in primary aldosteronism
    Decio Armanini
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Endocrinology, University of Padua, Via Ospedale 105, 35100 Padua, Italy
    Endocrine 22:155-60. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Alzheimer's disease: pathophysiological implications of measurement of plasma cortisol, plasma dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate, and lymphocytic corticosteroid receptors
    Decio Armanini
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences Endocrinology, University of Padua, Via Ospedale 105, 35100 Padua, Italy
    Endocrine 22:113-8. 2003

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Publications48

  1. ncbi request reprint Glycyrrhetinic acid, the active principle of licorice, can reduce the thickness of subcutaneous thigh fat through topical application
    Decio Armanini
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences Endocrinology, University of Padua, Via Ospedale 105, 35100 Padua, Italy
    Steroids 70:538-42. 2005
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Idiopathic primary hyperaldosteronism: normalization of plasma aldosterone after one month withdrawal of long-term therapy with aldosterone-receptor antagonist potassium canrenoate
    D Armanini
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences Endocrinology, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 28:236-40. 2005
    ..These data are consistent with possible regression of idiopathic primary hyperaldosteronism after long-term therapy with potassium canrenoate, or in alternative to a persistent effect of potassium canrenoate, on aldosterone synthesis...
  3. ncbi request reprint History of aldosterone on its 50th birthday
    Cristina Fiore
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Padua, Italy
    J Nephrol 19:S124-6. 2006
    ..The paper describes the impact of mineralocorticoid substances on water regulation from Theophrastus (IV century B.C.) to Thomas Addison (1849). It also opens to the missed discovery of aldosterone of I.A. Macchi...
  4. ncbi request reprint Aldosterone receptor blockers spironolactone and canrenone: two multivalent drugs
    Decio Armanini
    University of Padua, Medicine Endocrinology, Padua, Italy
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 15:909-12. 2014
    ..ALDO receptor blockers are recommended in addition to polytherapy for resistant hypertension, but there are no studies on the effect of the drug as first-choice therapy. ..
  5. doi request reprint Polycystic ovary syndrome: Implications of measurement of plasma aldosterone, renin activity and progesterone
    Decio Armanini
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences Endocrinology, University of Padua, Italy
    Steroids 77:655-8. 2012
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome with spironolactone plus licorice
    Decio Armanini
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences Endocrinology, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 131:61-7. 2007
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Licorice consumption and serum testosterone in healthy man
    D Armanini
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences Endocrinology, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Exp Clin Endocrinol Diabetes 111:341-3. 2003
    ..Licorice treatment, in addition, did not affect the response of testosterone and 17-OHP to stimulation with beta-HCG...
  8. ncbi request reprint Licorice reduces serum testosterone in healthy women
    Decio Armanini
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences Endocrinology, University of Padua, Via Ospedale 105, 35100 Padua, Italy
    Steroids 69:763-6. 2004
    ..Androstenedione, 17OH-progesterone, and LH levels did not change significantly during treatment. Plasma renin activity and aldosterone were depressed during therapy, while blood pressure and cortisol remained unchanged...
  9. ncbi request reprint High prevalence of thyroid ultrasonographic abnormalities in primary aldosteronism
    Decio Armanini
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Endocrinology, University of Padua, Via Ospedale 105, 35100 Padua, Italy
    Endocrine 22:155-60. 2003
    ..001) and, in particular, in female patients. From these data it seems to be worth considering the existence of primary hyperaldosteronism in patients with multinodular goiter and hypertension...
  10. ncbi request reprint Alzheimer's disease: pathophysiological implications of measurement of plasma cortisol, plasma dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate, and lymphocytic corticosteroid receptors
    Decio Armanini
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences Endocrinology, University of Padua, Via Ospedale 105, 35100 Padua, Italy
    Endocrine 22:113-8. 2003
    ..These data support the hypothesis of a dysregulation of the adrenal pituitary axis in Alzheimer's disease, which is probably the consequence of damage to target tissues by corticosteroids...
  11. pmc Growth hormone and insulin-like growth factor I in a Sydney Olympic gold medallist
    D Armanini
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences and Endocrinology, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Br J Sports Med 36:148-9. 2002
    ..It was concluded that the normal range for GH in athletes must be reconsidered for doping purposes, because athletes are subject to stress and thus to wide variations in GH levels...
  12. ncbi request reprint Some considerations about evolution of idiopathic primary aldosteronism
    D Armanini
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Endocrinology, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 32:623-5. 2009
    ..From all these considerations it follows that the concept of normal range of aldosterone should be revised and the use of aldosterone receptor blockers should be revisited...
  13. doi request reprint Human red blood cells alterations in primary aldosteronism
    Luciana Bordin
    Department of Molecular Medicine Biological Chemistry, University of Padua, Viale G Colombo 3, 35131 Padua, Italy
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 98:2494-501. 2013
    ....
  14. ncbi request reprint Effect of licorice on PTH levels in healthy women
    Mee Jung Mattarello
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences Endocrinology, University of Padua, Italy
    Steroids 71:403-8. 2006
    ..All these parameters returned to pretreatment levels 1 month after discontinuation of licorice. PRA and aldosterone were depressed during therapy, while blood pressure and plasma cortisol remained unchanged...
  15. doi request reprint Inositol administration reduces oxidative stress in erythrocytes of patients with polycystic ovary syndrome
    Gabriella Donà
    Department of Biological Chemistry, University of Padua, Viale G Colombo 3, Padua, Italy
    Eur J Endocrinol 166:703-10. 2012
    ..We investigated oxidative-related alterations in erythrocytes and anti-inflammatory effects of inositol in women with PCOS before and after treatment with myo-inositol (MYO)...
  16. ncbi request reprint Antiviral effects of Glycyrrhiza species
    Cristina Fiore
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences Endocrinology, University of Padua, Padova, Italy
    Phytother Res 22:141-8. 2008
    ..Future research needs to explore the potency of compounds derived from licorice in prevention and treatment of influenza A virus pneumonia and as an adjuvant treatment in patients infected with HIV resistant to antiretroviral drugs...
  17. doi request reprint In vitro effects of glycyrrhetinic acid on the growth of clinical isolates of Candida albicans
    Donatella Pellati
    Department of Histology, Microbiology and Medical Biotechnologies, Via Gabelli, 63, 35121 Padua, University of Padua, Italy
    Phytother Res 23:572-4. 2009
    ..2 microg/mL) of 18-beta GA. The results demonstrate that 18-beta GA is a promising biological alternative for the topical treatment of recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis (RVVC)...
  18. ncbi request reprint Microalbuminuria and hypertension in pregnancy: role of aldosterone and inflammation
    Decio Armanini
    Department of Medicine Endocrinology, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 15:612-4. 2013
    ..Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and aldosterone receptor blockers are frequently effective in reducing the risk of progression of cardiovascular and renal disease. ..
  19. ncbi request reprint Identification of the mineralocorticoid receptor in human spermatozoa
    Cristina Fiore
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences Endocrinology, University of Padua, 35128 Padua, Italy
    Int J Mol Med 18:649-52. 2006
    ..Further studies should be performed in order to elucidate a possible physiological role of aldosterone in regulating electrolyte concentration, and the pro-oxidant effect of excess aldosterone in this new target tissue...
  20. ncbi request reprint A history of the therapeutic use of liquorice in Europe
    Cristina Fiore
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Endocrinology, University of Padua, Via Ospedale 105, 35128 Padua, Italy
    J Ethnopharmacol 99:317-24. 2005
    ..Finally, a comparison between traditional use in and outside Europe, with the most important recent scientific studies concerning its use, is presented...
  21. doi request reprint Effect of glycyrrhetinic acid on membrane band 3 in human erythrocytes
    Cristina Fiore
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences Endocrinology University of Padua, Via Ospedale 105, Padova, Italy
    Arch Biochem Biophys 479:46-51. 2008
    ..In conclusion, in human erythrocytes, GA is proposed to strengthen membrane integrity against both oxidative and proteolytic damage...
  22. ncbi request reprint Effect of aldosterone and glycyrrhetinic acid on the protein expression of PAI-1 and p22(phox) in human mononuclear leukocytes
    Lorenzo A Calo
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Clinica Medica 4, University of Padua, Padua 35100, Italy
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 89:1973-6. 2004
    ..In addition, the results confirm our previous data on a direct effect of glycyrrhetinic acid at the level of mineralocorticoid receptors...
  23. ncbi request reprint Licorice from antiquity to the end of the 19th century: applications in medical therapy
    Cristina Fiore
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Padua, Via Ospedale, Padua, Italy
    J Nephrol 17:337-41. 2004
  24. ncbi request reprint Long-term results of adrenalectomy in patients with aldosterone-producing adenomas: multivariate analysis of factors affecting unresolved hypertension and review of the literature
    Franco Lumachi
    Endocrine Surgery Unit, Department of Surgery and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, School of Medicine, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Am Surg 71:864-9. 2005
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint The expression of the human steroid sulfatase-encoding gene is driven by alternative first exons
    Luisa Dalla Valle
    Comparative Endocrinology Laboratory, Department of Biology, University of Padova, Via U Bassi 58 B, 35131 Padova, Italy
    J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol 107:22-9. 2007
    ..In conclusion, the regulation of STS transcription appears to be more complex than previously thought, suggesting that this enzyme plays a substantial role in intercellular integration...
  26. ncbi request reprint Aldosterone and the conquest of land
    L Colombo
    Department of Biology, University of Padua, 35121 Padua, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 29:373-9. 2006
    ..In conclusion, the phylogenetic history of aldosterone documents the erratic progression of evolutionary changes in the course of the strenuous struggle for environmental resources and survival...
  27. doi request reprint Oxidative stress-related proteins in a Conn's adenoma tissue. Relevance for aldosterone's prooxidative and proinflammatory activity
    L A Calò
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Clinica Medica 4, University of Padua, Via Giustiniani 2, Padua, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 33:48-53. 2010
    ..Aldosterone also induces fibrosis and remodeling through direct effect on non-classical mineralocorticoid (MR) target tissues. However, studies on the role of aldosterone on OxSt and related factors in humans are lacking...
  28. ncbi request reprint Unilateral adrenal tumor, erectile dysfunction and infertility in a patient with 21-hydroxylase deficiency: effects of glucocorticoid treatment and surgery
    C Scaroni
    Department of Endocrinology, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Exp Clin Endocrinol Diabetes 111:41-3. 2003
    ..Impotence during treatment is probably due to a decrease of excessive adrenal androgens while testicular androgen production is still suppressed...
  29. ncbi request reprint Effect of licorice on the reduction of body fat mass in healthy subjects
    D Armanini
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences Endocrinology, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 26:646-50. 2003
    ..Since the subjects were consuming the same amount of calories during the study, we suggest that licorice can reduce fat by inhibiting 11beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase Type 1 at the level of fat cells...
  30. ncbi request reprint On the mechanism of mitochondrial permeability transition induction by glycyrrhetinic acid
    Cristina Fiore
    Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche e Chirurgiche Endocrinologia, Universita di Padova, Via Ospedale 105, 35129 Padua, Italy
    Biochim Biophys Acta 1658:195-201. 2004
    ..Most likely the reactive group of GE is the carbonyl oxygen in C-11 which, by interacting mainly with a Fe/S centre of mitochondrial complex I, generates an oxygen-centered radical responsible for the pro-oxidant action...
  31. doi request reprint Effect of canrenone and amiloride on the prooxidative effect induced by aldosterone in human mononuclear leukocytes in vitro
    C Fiore
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Endocrinology, University of Padua, Via Ospedale 105, 35100 Padua, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 32:895-8. 2009
    ..The addition of aldosterone-receptor antagonist canrenone produced a higher inhibition than sodium channel blocker amiloride on the effect of aldosterone on p22phox protein expression...
  32. doi request reprint High prevalence of chronic thyroiditis in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome
    Silvia Garelli
    Endocrine Unit, Department of Medicine, Padova University, Via Ospedale Civile 105, Padua, Italy
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 169:248-51. 2013
    ..We aimed to evaluate the prevalence of clinical, subclinical, potential thyroid autoimmune diseases and other organ-specific autoimmunity in a group of Italian patients with PCOS...
  33. doi request reprint Genital tract infections and infertility
    Donatella Pellati
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences Endocrinology, University of Padua, Via Ospedale 105, 35100 Padua, Italy
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 140:3-11. 2008
    ..Tropical diseases necessitate monitoring as for their diffusion or re-diffusion in the western world...
  34. ncbi request reprint Pseudohyperaldosteronism: pathogenetic mechanisms
    Decio Armanini
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences Endocrinology, University of Padua, Via Ospedale 105, 35100 Padua, Italy
    Crit Rev Clin Lab Sci 40:295-335. 2003
    ..Another genetic cause of pseudohyperaldosteronism is the syndrome of Liddle, which is due to a mutation of the gene encoding for beta and gamma subunits of the sodium channels...
  35. doi request reprint Identification of the 11 beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1 mRNA and protein in human mononuclear leukocytes
    C Fiore
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Endocrinology University of Padua, Padua 35128, Italy
    Exp Clin Endocrinol Diabetes 117:514-8. 2009
    ..Dehydrogenase activity could not be demonstrated. It is suggested that, although enzyme activity of 11beta-HSD1 in circulating MNL is low, it is apparently ready for enhancement after MNL migration to sites of inflammation...
  36. ncbi request reprint Spironolactone in the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome: effects on clinical features, insulin sensitivity and lipid profile
    E Zulian
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 28:49-53. 2005
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint Cortisol and ACTH response to oral dexamethasone in obesity and effects of sex, body fat distribution, and dexamethasone concentrations: a dose-response study
    Renato Pasquali
    Department of Internal Medicine, Endocrinology Unit, University of Bologna, I 40100 Bologna, Italy
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 87:166-75. 2002
    ..On the other hand, our data suggest that, at least in women, abdominal fat distribution may partially counteract the progressively greater suppressibility of the HPA axis that would be expected according to increasing BMI...
  38. ncbi request reprint Spontaneous resolution of idiopathic aldosteronism after long-term treatment with potassium canrenoate
    Decio Armanini
    Hypertension 50:e69-70. 2007
  39. ncbi request reprint Polycystic ovary syndrome: implications of corticotropin in the regulation of blood pressure, aldosterone, and androgen secretion
    Decio Armanini
    Hypertension 50:e24; author reply e25. 2007
  40. ncbi request reprint Grapefruit juice inhibits 11beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase in vivo, in man
    Mario Palermo
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 59:143-4. 2003
  41. ncbi request reprint Glycyrrhetinic acid-induced permeability transition in rat liver mitochondria
    Mauro Salvi
    Dipartimento di Chimica Biologica, Universita di Padova, Istituto di Neuroscienze del C N R, Unità per lo studio delle Biomembrane, Via G Colombo 3, 35121 Padua, Italy
    Biochem Pharmacol 66:2375-9. 2003
    ..All these observations indicate that glycyrrhetinic acid is a potent inducer of mitochondrial permeability transition and can trigger the pro-apoptotic pathway...
  42. ncbi request reprint A particular phenotype in a girl with aldosterone synthase deficiency
    Tracy A Williams
    Department of Medicine and Experimental Oncology, Hypertension Unit, San Vito Hospital, Strada San Vito 34, 10133 Turin, Italy
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 89:3168-72. 2004
    ..This case of ASD is of particular interest because despite the apparent lack of aldosterone synthase activity, the patient displays low-normal aldosterone levels, thus raising the question of its source...
  43. ncbi request reprint Aldosterone, inflammation, and preeclampsia
    Decio Armanini
    Hypertension 45:e10. 2005
  44. ncbi request reprint Oxidative stress and profibrotic action of aldosterone
    Lorenzo A Calo
    Am J Hypertens 18:441. 2005
  45. ncbi request reprint Glycyrrhetinic acid as inhibitor or amplifier of permeability transition in rat heart mitochondria
    Valentina Battaglia
    Department of Biological Chemistry, University of Padova, CNR Institute of Neurosciences, Padova, Italy
    Biochim Biophys Acta 1778:313-23. 2008
    ..The reported results also explain the mechanism of apoptosis induction by GE in cardiomyocytes...
  46. ncbi request reprint Aldosterone-mediated endothelial remodeling and oxidative stress
    Lorenzo A Calo
    Kidney Int 68:1899. 2005
  47. ncbi request reprint Mononuclear leukocyte mineralocorticoid receptors. A possible link between aldosterone and atherosclerosis
    Decio Armanini
    Hypertension 47:e4; author reply e4-5. 2006
  48. ncbi request reprint Different inactivating mutations of the mineralocorticoid receptor in fourteen families affected by type I pseudohypoaldosteronism
    Paola Sartorato
    Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale, Unité 478, Faculte de Medecine Xavier Bichat, 75018 Paris, France
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 88:2508-17. 2003
    ..Their absence in some families underscores the importance of an extensive investigation of the hMR gene and the role of precise diagnostic procedures to allow for identification of other genes potentially involved in the disease...