F Marra

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Affiliation: University of Florence
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Integrin-mediated stimulation of monocyte chemotactic protein-1 expression
    F Marra
    Istituto di Medicina Interna, Universita di Firenze, Florence, Italy
    FEBS Lett 414:221-5. 1997
  2. pmc Increased expression of monocyte chemotactic protein-1 during active hepatic fibrogenesis: correlation with monocyte infiltration
    F Marra
    Istituto di Medicina Interna, Universita di Firenze, Florence, Italy
    Am J Pathol 152:423-30. 1998
  3. ncbi request reprint Extracellular signal-regulated kinase activation differentially regulates platelet-derived growth factor's actions in hepatic stellate cells, and is induced by in vivo liver injury in the rat
    F Marra
    Dipartimento di Medicina Interna, Universita di Firenze, Florence, Italy
    Hepatology 30:951-8. 1999
  4. ncbi request reprint Ligands of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma modulate profibrogenic and proinflammatory actions in hepatic stellate cells
    F Marra
    Dipartimento di Medicina Interna, Universita di Firenze, Florence, Italy
    Gastroenterology 119:466-78. 2000
  5. ncbi request reprint Signal transduction by the chemokine receptor CXCR3: activation of Ras/ERK, Src, and phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase/Akt controls cell migration and proliferation in human vascular pericytes
    A Bonacchi
    Dipartimento di Medicina Interna, University of Florence, Italy
    J Biol Chem 276:9945-54. 2001
  6. ncbi request reprint Monocyte chemotactic protein-1 as a chemoattractant for human hepatic stellate cells
    F Marra
    Istituto di Medicina Interna, Universita di Firenze, Florence, Italy
    Hepatology 29:140-8. 1999
  7. ncbi request reprint Agonist-specific regulation of monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 expression by cyclooxygenase metabolites in hepatic stellate cells
    E Efsen
    Dipartimento di Medicina Interna, University of Florence, Italy
    Hepatology 33:713-21. 2001
  8. pmc CXCR3 and alphaEbeta7 integrin identify a subset of CD8+ mature thymocytes that share phenotypic and functional properties with CD8+ gut intraepithelial lymphocytes
    F Annunziato
    Center for Research, Transfer, and High Education DENOthe, Dipartimento di Medicina Interna, Universita di Firenze, Viale Morgagni 85, Firenze 50134 Italy
    Gut 55:961-8. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Role of adipocytokines in hepatic fibrosis
    C Bertolani
    Dipartimento di Medicina Interna, Viale Morgagni 85, I 50134 Florence, Italy
    Curr Pharm Des 16:1929-40. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Adipokines and liver fibrosis
    F Marra
    Dipartimento di Medicina Interna, Transfer, and High Education MCIDNENT, University of Florence, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 9:279-84. 2005

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Publications29

  1. ncbi request reprint Integrin-mediated stimulation of monocyte chemotactic protein-1 expression
    F Marra
    Istituto di Medicina Interna, Universita di Firenze, Florence, Italy
    FEBS Lett 414:221-5. 1997
    ..These findings indicate a novel mechanism of MCP-1 regulation possibly relevant in those conditions where HSC interact with an altered extracellular matrix...
  2. pmc Increased expression of monocyte chemotactic protein-1 during active hepatic fibrogenesis: correlation with monocyte infiltration
    F Marra
    Istituto di Medicina Interna, Universita di Firenze, Florence, Italy
    Am J Pathol 152:423-30. 1998
    ..These data expand previous in vitro studies showing that secretion of MCP-1 may contribute to the formation and maintenance of the inflammatory infiltrate observed during chronic liver disease...
  3. ncbi request reprint Extracellular signal-regulated kinase activation differentially regulates platelet-derived growth factor's actions in hepatic stellate cells, and is induced by in vivo liver injury in the rat
    F Marra
    Dipartimento di Medicina Interna, Universita di Firenze, Florence, Italy
    Hepatology 30:951-8. 1999
    ..The results of this study indicate that ERK activation regulates proliferation and chemotaxis of HSC, and modulates nuclear signaling. Acute liver damage in vivo leads to activation of ERK in HSC...
  4. ncbi request reprint Ligands of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma modulate profibrogenic and proinflammatory actions in hepatic stellate cells
    F Marra
    Dipartimento di Medicina Interna, Universita di Firenze, Florence, Italy
    Gastroenterology 119:466-78. 2000
    ..We explored the effects of PPAR-gamma agonists on the biological actions of cultured human HSCs...
  5. ncbi request reprint Signal transduction by the chemokine receptor CXCR3: activation of Ras/ERK, Src, and phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase/Akt controls cell migration and proliferation in human vascular pericytes
    A Bonacchi
    Dipartimento di Medicina Interna, University of Florence, Italy
    J Biol Chem 276:9945-54. 2001
    ..These data characterize CXCR3 signaling in pericytes and clarify the relevance of downstream pathways in the modulation of different biologic responses...
  6. ncbi request reprint Monocyte chemotactic protein-1 as a chemoattractant for human hepatic stellate cells
    F Marra
    Istituto di Medicina Interna, Universita di Firenze, Florence, Italy
    Hepatology 29:140-8. 1999
    ..MCP-1-dependent signals in these cells are not transduced by CCR2 and may be mediated by alternative chemokine receptors. (HEPATOLOGY 1999;29:140-148.)..
  7. ncbi request reprint Agonist-specific regulation of monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 expression by cyclooxygenase metabolites in hepatic stellate cells
    E Efsen
    Dipartimento di Medicina Interna, University of Florence, Italy
    Hepatology 33:713-21. 2001
    ..These findings indicate that cross-talk between cytokines and a prostaglandin-cAMP pathway differentially regulates the proinflammatory potential of HSC, contributing to the modulation of liver tissue inflammation...
  8. pmc CXCR3 and alphaEbeta7 integrin identify a subset of CD8+ mature thymocytes that share phenotypic and functional properties with CD8+ gut intraepithelial lymphocytes
    F Annunziato
    Center for Research, Transfer, and High Education DENOthe, Dipartimento di Medicina Interna, Universita di Firenze, Viale Morgagni 85, Firenze 50134 Italy
    Gut 55:961-8. 2006
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  9. ncbi request reprint Role of adipocytokines in hepatic fibrosis
    C Bertolani
    Dipartimento di Medicina Interna, Viale Morgagni 85, I 50134 Florence, Italy
    Curr Pharm Des 16:1929-40. 2010
    ..The variations in the circulating levels and intrahepatic expression of different adipocytokines in patients with fibrogenic liver diseases are also discussed...
  10. ncbi request reprint Adipokines and liver fibrosis
    F Marra
    Dipartimento di Medicina Interna, Transfer, and High Education MCIDNENT, University of Florence, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 9:279-84. 2005
    ..The clinical and experimental findings accumulating on this class of molecules could represent the basis to devise a better management strategy for the patients with chronic liver disease...
  11. ncbi request reprint Cytokine receptors and signaling in hepatic stellate cells
    M Pinzani
    Dipartimento di Medicina Interna, Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Viale Morgagni, 85, I 50134 Florence, Italy
    Semin Liver Dis 21:397-416. 2001
    ..In the past decade the major intracellular signaling pathways elicited by these factors in HSCs have been greatly elucidated...
  12. ncbi request reprint ADMA correlates with portal pressure in patients with compensated cirrhosis
    F Vizzutti
    Dipartimento di Medicina Interna, Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Florence, Italy
    Eur J Clin Invest 37:509-15. 2007
    ..We therefore investigated the possible implication of ADMA in chronic liver diseases-induced portal hypertension...
  13. ncbi request reprint Review article: the pathogenesis of fibrosis in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis
    F Marra
    Dipartimento di Medicina Interna, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 22:44-7. 2005
    ..Finally, recent developments indicating the possible contribution of cytokines derived from adipose tissue (adipokines) to liver fibrosis is discussed...
  14. pmc Lack of nitric oxide- and guanosine 3':5'-cyclic monophosphate-dependent regulation of alpha-thrombin-induced calcium transient in endothelial cells of spontaneously hypertensive rat hearts
    P Failli
    Department of Pharmacology, Viale Pieraccini, 6 50139 Florence, Italy
    Br J Pharmacol 130:1468-76. 2000
    ..In WKY ECs, SNAP dose-dependently (10 - 100 microM) reduced also bradykinin-induced calcium transient, while in SHR ECs was ineffective. We concluded that in SHR ECs, the cyclic GMP-dependent regulation of calcium transient is lost...
  15. ncbi request reprint Role of hepatic stellate cells in the pathogenesis of portal hypertension
    F Marra
    Dipartimento di Medicina Interna, Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Firenze, Italy
    Nefrologia 22:34-40. 2002
  16. ncbi request reprint Constitutive activation of the MAPK pathway mediates v-fes-induced mitogenesis in murine macrophages
    E Rovida
    Department of Experimental Pathology and Oncology, , Florence, Italy
    Blood 95:3959-63. 2000
    ..Blood. 2000;95:3959-3963)..
  17. ncbi request reprint Coagulation defects in cirrhosis--old dogmas not yet ready for burial
    G Laffi
    Dipartimento di Medicina Interna, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    J Thromb Haemost 4:2068-9. 2006
  18. pmc Thiazolidinediones and hepatic fibrosis: don't wait too long
    F Marra
    Dipartimento di Medicina Interna, University of Florence, Viale Morgagni, 85, I 50134 Florence, Italy
    Gut 55:917-9. 2006
  19. ncbi request reprint c-Src activates both STAT1 and STAT3 in PDGF-stimulated NIH3T3 cells
    P Cirri
    Dipartimento di Scienze Biochimiche, Instituto di Medicina Interna, Universita di Firenze, Italy
    Biochem Biophys Res Commun 239:493-7. 1997
    ..Taken together, these data suggest that c-Src is involved in activation of both STAT1 and 3 in PDGF signal transduction...
  20. ncbi request reprint Interferon-inducible protein 10, monokine induced by interferon gamma, and interferon-inducible T-cell alpha chemoattractant are produced by thymic epithelial cells and attract T-cell receptor (TCR) alphabeta+ CD8+ single-positive T cells, TCRgammadelta+
    P Romagnani
    Department of Physiopathology, Endocrinology Unit, and the Department of Internal Medicine, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Blood 97:601-7. 2001
    ....
  21. pmc Renaming cytokines: MCP-1, major chemokine in pancreatitis
    F Marra
    Dipartimento di Medicina Interna, University of Florence, Viale Morgagni, 85, I 50134 Florence, Italy
    Gut 54:1679-81. 2005
  22. doi request reprint Practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. A decalogue from the Italian Association for the Study of the Liver (AISF) Expert Committee
    P Loria
    Dipartimento di Medicina Interna, Endocrinologia, Metabolismo e Geriatria, Universita di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Nuovo Ospedale Sant Agostino Estense di Baggiovara, Via del Pozzo 71, Modena, MO, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 42:272-82. 2010
    ....
  23. ncbi request reprint Phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase inhibition enhances human sperm motility
    M Luconi
    Dipartimenti di Fisiopatologia Clinica, , , Italy
    Hum Reprod 16:1931-7. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: Our results suggest a negative role for PI3K in the development and maintenance of sperm motility and suggest a possible use of PI3K inhibitors to enhance motility in cases of asthenozoospermia...
  24. doi request reprint Reliability of transient elastography for the diagnosis of advanced fibrosis in chronic hepatitis C
    U Arena
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Firenze, Firenze, Italy
    Gut 57:1288-93. 2008
    ..Transient elastography (TE) has received increasing attention as a means to evaluate disease progression in patients with chronic liver disease...
  25. pmc Dose dependent and divergent effects of superoxide anion on cell death, proliferation, and migration of activated human hepatic stellate cells
    E Novo
    Universita degli Studi di Torino, Dip Medicina e Oncologia Sperimentale, C so Raffaello 30, 10125 Torino, Italy
    Gut 55:90-7. 2006
    ..In this study, human HSC/MFs, exposed to different levels of superoxide anion (O(2)(.-)) and, for comparison, hydrogen peroxide (H(2)O(2)), were analysed in terms of cytotoxicity, proliferative response, and migration...
  26. pmc Overexpression of Bcl-2 by activated human hepatic stellate cells: resistance to apoptosis as a mechanism of progressive hepatic fibrogenesis in humans
    E Novo
    Dip Medicina e Oncologia Sperimentale, University of Torino, Italy
    Gut 55:1174-82. 2006
    ..While this possibility has been shown in cultured rat HSC, very limited data are currently available for human HSC/MFs...
  27. ncbi request reprint Alpha-tocopherol pro-vitamins: synthesis, hydrolysis and accumulation in rabbit ear skin
    C Ostacolo
    Dipartimento di Chimica Farmaceutica e Tossicologica, Universita di Napoli Federico II, via D Montesano 49, 80181 Naples, Italy
    J Control Release 99:403-13. 2004
    ..Finally, the enzymatic metabolism of these new derivatives generates not only VE, but also components that can have a further advantageous action on skin...
  28. doi request reprint Increased risk of cardiovascular disease in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: causal effect or epiphenomenon?
    G Targher
    Department of Biomedical and Surgical Sciences, University of Verona, Ospedale Civile Maggiore, Verona, Italy
    Diabetologia 51:1947-53. 2008
    ..The clinical impact of NAFLD on CVD risk deserves particular attention in view of the implications for screening and surveillance strategies in the growing number of patients with NAFLD...
  29. ncbi request reprint Successful treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis following drug-induced hepatic necrosis requiring liver transplant
    F Marra
    Pharmacy and Vaccine Services, BC Centre for Disease Control, Vancouver, Canada
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 8:905-9. 2004
    ..Our findings raise the possibility that the CFX and PZA combination was responsible for the hepatic necrosis. The patient also illustrates that active, even MDR tuberculosis is not a contraindication to hepatic transplant...