Antonio Giacalone

Summary

Affiliation: University of Palermo
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. doi Association between single nucleotide polymorphisms in the cyclooxygenase-2, tumor necrosis factor-α, and vascular endothelial growth factor-A genes, and susceptibility to hepatocellular carcinoma
    Antonio Giacalone
    Department of Clinical Medicine and Emerging Pathologies, University of Palermo, and Department of Human Pathology, ARNAS Civic Hospital, Palermo, Italy
    OMICS 15:193-6. 2011
  2. doi IL-6 -174G/C polymorphism and IL-6 serum levels in patients with liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma
    Lydia Giannitrapani
    Department of Clinical Medicine and Emerging Pathologies, University of Palermo, and Department of Human Pathology, ARNAS Civico Hospital, Palermo, Italy
    OMICS 15:183-6. 2011
  3. doi Cytochrome P450 2E1 variable number tandem repeat polymorphisms and health risks: a genotype-phenotype study in cancers associated with drinking and/or smoking
    Irene Catanzaro
    Department of Molecular and Biomolecular Sciences and Technologies STEMBIO, Section of Cellular Biology, University of Palermo, I 90128 Palermo, Italy
    Mol Med Rep 6:416-20. 2012
  4. doi Genetic determined downregulation of both type 1 and type 2 cytokine pathways might be protective against pancreatic cancer
    Letizia Scola
    Cattedra di Patologia Clinica, General Pathology Section, Department of Pathobiology and Biomedical Methodologies, University of Palermo, Corso Tukory, Palermo, Italy
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1155:284-8. 2009
  5. ncbi Cytokine gene polymorphisms and breast cancer susceptibility
    Letizia Scola
    Patologia Clinica, Dipartimento di Biopatologia e Metodologie Biomediche, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1089:104-9. 2006

Collaborators

  • Melchiorre Cervello
  • Calogero Caruso
  • Giusi Irma Forte
  • Letizia Scola
  • Giuseppe Montalto
  • Lydia Giannitrapani
  • Irene Catanzaro
  • Domenico Lio
  • Fabio Caradonna
  • Flores Naselli
  • Marghereth Saverini
  • Maurizio Soresi
  • Marta Marasà
  • Maria Elisa Campagna
  • Salvatore Marasà
  • Monica Mirabile
  • Lorenzo Marasa
  • Loredana Vaccarino
  • Laura Di Noto
  • Cristina Raimondi
  • Angela Accardo
  • Antonino Crivello
  • Giuseppina Candore
  • Alberto Bongiovanni
  • Marina Vaglica
  • Maria Catena Macaluso
  • Sergio Palmeri
  • Roberto Verna
  • Laura Palmeri

Detail Information

Publications5

  1. doi Association between single nucleotide polymorphisms in the cyclooxygenase-2, tumor necrosis factor-α, and vascular endothelial growth factor-A genes, and susceptibility to hepatocellular carcinoma
    Antonio Giacalone
    Department of Clinical Medicine and Emerging Pathologies, University of Palermo, and Department of Human Pathology, ARNAS Civic Hospital, Palermo, Italy
    OMICS 15:193-6. 2011
    ..Our results confirm that carriers with the C allele in the VEGF-A gene are more frequent in HCC versus LC (p=0.039), suggesting that this SNP may predispose to the development of HCC...
  2. doi IL-6 -174G/C polymorphism and IL-6 serum levels in patients with liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma
    Lydia Giannitrapani
    Department of Clinical Medicine and Emerging Pathologies, University of Palermo, and Department of Human Pathology, ARNAS Civico Hospital, Palermo, Italy
    OMICS 15:183-6. 2011
    ..IL-6 serum levels in HCC correlated with G carriers (G/G+G/C) (ρ=0.25, p=0.05). A positive correlation was also found between sIL-6 levels and some parameters of liver function both in LC and in HCC patients...
  3. doi Cytochrome P450 2E1 variable number tandem repeat polymorphisms and health risks: a genotype-phenotype study in cancers associated with drinking and/or smoking
    Irene Catanzaro
    Department of Molecular and Biomolecular Sciences and Technologies STEMBIO, Section of Cellular Biology, University of Palermo, I 90128 Palermo, Italy
    Mol Med Rep 6:416-20. 2012
    ..In particular, we hypothesize that the A1/A1 VNTR genotype may have a protective role against drinking- and/or smoking-related cancers, and that A4/A4 may be a high-risk genotype during the early stages of cancer...
  4. doi Genetic determined downregulation of both type 1 and type 2 cytokine pathways might be protective against pancreatic cancer
    Letizia Scola
    Cattedra di Patologia Clinica, General Pathology Section, Department of Pathobiology and Biomedical Methodologies, University of Palermo, Corso Tukory, Palermo, Italy
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1155:284-8. 2009
    ..These results strongly suggest that a genetic background associated to a mild downregulation of type 1 and type 2 inflammatory signals might be protective against pancreatic cancer...
  5. ncbi Cytokine gene polymorphisms and breast cancer susceptibility
    Letizia Scola
    Patologia Clinica, Dipartimento di Biopatologia e Metodologie Biomediche, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1089:104-9. 2006
    ..On the other hand, both positive and negative association with BC have been reported for some of the studied genotypes by different research groups. In conclusion, further studies involving larger numbers of subjects are required...