University of Catania

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Organization: University of Catania
Country: Italy

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  1. pmc Modeling the competition between lung metastases and the immune system using agents
    Marzio Pennisi
    Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Catania, V, le A, Doria 6, Catania, Italy
    BMC Bioinformatics 11:S13. 2010
  2. ncbi Clinical evaluation of epithelioid angiomyolipoma
    Antonino Graziano
    Department of Surgery, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Ann Ital Chir 79:135-8. 2008
  3. ncbi The role of insulin receptors and IGF-I receptors in cancer and other diseases
    Francesco Frasca
    Department of Internal Medicine, Endocrinology Unit, University of Catania, Via Palermo 636, Catania, Italy
    Arch Physiol Biochem 114:23-37. 2008
  4. pmc Oxidative stress and cellular stress response in diabetic nephropathy
    Vittorio Calabrese
    Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Catania, 95100 Catania, Italy
    Cell Stress Chaperones 12:299-306. 2007
  5. doi Milk quality as affected by grazing time of day in Mediterranean goats
    Marcella Avondo
    Dipartimento di Scienze Agronomiche, Agrochimiche e delle Produzioni Animali, DACPA, University of Catania, Via Valdisavoia 5, 95123, Italy
    J Dairy Res 75:48-54. 2008
  6. ncbi Clitoral blood flow changes after surgery for stress urinary incontinence: pilot study on TVT Versus TOT procedures
    Salvatore Caruso
    Department of Microbiological and Gynecological Science, University of Catania School of Medicine, Catania, Italy
    Urology 70:554-7. 2007
  7. ncbi Role of c-Abl in directing metabolic versus mitogenic effects in insulin receptor signaling
    Francesco Frasca
    Endocrinologia, Dipartimento di Medicina Interna e di Medicina Specialistica, Universita di Catania, Ospedale Garibaldi, Nesima, 95122 Catania, Italy
    J Biol Chem 282:26077-88. 2007
  8. ncbi Cytological aspects of the nasal respiratory epithelium in reproductive-age women taking oral contraceptives
    Salvatore Caruso
    School of Medicine, University of Catania, Italy
    Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care 11:250-7. 2006
  9. ncbi Gait patterns of a patient with myoclonus of a lower limb, when OFF and ON treatment with antiepileptic drugs
    M Cioni
    Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology, Medical School, University of Catania, V le A Doria 6, I 95125 Catania, Italy
    Neurol Sci 28:100-3. 2007
  10. ncbi Caregiver quality of life in multiple sclerosis: a multicentre Italian study
    F Patti
    Department of Neurology, University of Catania, Via Santa Sofia 78, 95123 Catania, Italy
    Mult Scler 13:412-9. 2007

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  1. pmc Modeling the competition between lung metastases and the immune system using agents
    Marzio Pennisi
    Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Catania, V, le A, Doria 6, Catania, Italy
    BMC Bioinformatics 11:S13. 2010
    ..The model is used as in silico wet-lab. As a first application MetastaSim is used to find protocols capable of maximizing the total number of prevented metastases, minimizing the number of vaccine administrations...
  2. ncbi Clinical evaluation of epithelioid angiomyolipoma
    Antonino Graziano
    Department of Surgery, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Ann Ital Chir 79:135-8. 2008
    ..Epithelioid angiomyolipomas (AML) of the kidney are malignant tumors with aggressive clinical behavior...
  3. ncbi The role of insulin receptors and IGF-I receptors in cancer and other diseases
    Francesco Frasca
    Department of Internal Medicine, Endocrinology Unit, University of Catania, Via Palermo 636, Catania, Italy
    Arch Physiol Biochem 114:23-37. 2008
    ..Moreover, native insulin and insulin analogue administration should be carefully evaluated in terms of the possible increase in cancer risk...
  4. pmc Oxidative stress and cellular stress response in diabetic nephropathy
    Vittorio Calabrese
    Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Catania, 95100 Catania, Italy
    Cell Stress Chaperones 12:299-306. 2007
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  5. doi Milk quality as affected by grazing time of day in Mediterranean goats
    Marcella Avondo
    Dipartimento di Scienze Agronomiche, Agrochimiche e delle Produzioni Animali, DACPA, University of Catania, Via Valdisavoia 5, 95123, Italy
    J Dairy Res 75:48-54. 2008
    ..02 v. 0.90, P=0.037; 0.71 v. 0.81% of total fatty acids, P=0.022) in the milk of goats grazing in the afternoon seem to indicate a reduced biohydrogenation activity in the PM group...
  6. ncbi Clitoral blood flow changes after surgery for stress urinary incontinence: pilot study on TVT Versus TOT procedures
    Salvatore Caruso
    Department of Microbiological and Gynecological Science, University of Catania School of Medicine, Catania, Italy
    Urology 70:554-7. 2007
    ..To study the effects of mini-invasive surgery using the tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) procedure and the transobturator tape (TOT) procedure in modifying clitoral blood flow in women affected by stress urinary incontinence...
  7. ncbi Role of c-Abl in directing metabolic versus mitogenic effects in insulin receptor signaling
    Francesco Frasca
    Endocrinologia, Dipartimento di Medicina Interna e di Medicina Specialistica, Universita di Catania, Ospedale Garibaldi, Nesima, 95122 Catania, Italy
    J Biol Chem 282:26077-88. 2007
    ..Taken together these results suggest that c-Abl activation by insulin, via a modification of FAK response, may play an important role in directing mitogenic versus metabolic insulin receptor signaling...
  8. ncbi Cytological aspects of the nasal respiratory epithelium in reproductive-age women taking oral contraceptives
    Salvatore Caruso
    School of Medicine, University of Catania, Italy
    Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care 11:250-7. 2006
    ..To determine the effects of monophasic oral contraceptives on the nasal respiratory epithelium in premenopausal women...
  9. ncbi Gait patterns of a patient with myoclonus of a lower limb, when OFF and ON treatment with antiepileptic drugs
    M Cioni
    Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology, Medical School, University of Catania, V le A Doria 6, I 95125 Catania, Italy
    Neurol Sci 28:100-3. 2007
    ..Furthermore, large oscillations of knee moment of force and power during stance phase were also observed. These abnormal patterns markedly recovered when ON drugs...
  10. ncbi Caregiver quality of life in multiple sclerosis: a multicentre Italian study
    F Patti
    Department of Neurology, University of Catania, Via Santa Sofia 78, 95123 Catania, Italy
    Mult Scler 13:412-9. 2007
    ..Therefore, caregiver QoL was significantly influenced by patient characteristics, and supportive strategies for MS caregivers are warranted...
  11. pmc Genealogy of centenarians and their relatives: a study of 12 families
    M Motta
    Department of Senescence Sciences, University of Catania, Cannizzaro Hospital, Via Messina, 829, I 95126 Catania, Italy
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 45:97-102. 2007
    ..These results offer clear historic-statistical evidences for the genetic basis of longevity...
  12. ncbi Predictors of quality of life among patients with multiple sclerosis: an Italian cross-sectional study
    Francesco Patti
    Policlinico Universitario, Clinica Neurologica, Catania, Italy
    J Neurol Sci 252:121-9. 2007
    ..The Italian FAMS questionnaire is a valid measure to assess the QoL concerns of patients with MS. FAMS is also easy to administer and is well accepted by patients...
  13. ncbi Isolated hydatid cyst of the diaphragm without liver or lung involvement: a case report
    I Di Carlo
    Department of Surgical Sciences, Organ Transplantation and Advanced Technologies, University of Catania, Italy
    Acta Chir Belg 106:599-601. 2006
    ..During surgery, after dissection of the adherences with the liver, the cyst remained attached to the diaphragm. Thirty months after the resection, the patient is free of symptoms without any recurrence...
  14. ncbi Critical appraisal of antileukotriene use in asthma management
    Riccardo Polosa
    Department of Internal and Specialist Medicine, Ascoli Tomaselli Hospitals, University of Catania, Italy
    Curr Opin Pulm Med 13:24-30. 2007
    ..In the present article the clinical applications of this class of drugs have been critically reviewed based on recent evidence...
  15. ncbi Necrotizing fasciitis. Case report
    Mario Costanzo
    Universita degli Studi di Catania, Dipartimento Scienze Chirurgiche, Trapianti d Organo e Tecnologie avanzate, Unità Operativa Clinicizzata di Endocrinochirurgia P O U S Luigi S Currb, Italy
    Ann Ital Chir 79:299-302. 2008
    ..On the eighth day a worsening of the patient's general conditions took place, with a multiple organ failure determining the patient's exitus...
  16. doi Solitary fibrous tumour of the kidney with sarcomatous overgrowth. Case report and review of the literature
    Gaetano Magro
    Dipartimento G F Ingrassia, Policlinico Universitario G Rodolico, Anatomia Patologica, Universita di Catania, Catania, Italy
    APMIS 116:1020-5. 2008
    ..A novel immunohistochemical finding was diffuse and strong S-100 protein expression by sarcomatous cells. This should be kept in mind by pathologists to avoid confusion with other S-100 protein-positive malignant neoplasms...
  17. ncbi The voltage dependent anion selective channel family in Drosophila melanogaster
    Francesca Guarino
    Research Unit, National Institute for Biostructures and Biosystems, Roma, Italy
    Ital J Biochem 56:279-84. 2007
    ..Structural predictions of VDAC3 are consistent with the presence of additional alpha-helices at the N-terminus of the protein...
  18. ncbi Pain assessment in fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis: influence of physical activity and illness perception
    G M Trovato
    Departments of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Catania, Italy
    Clin Ter 161:335-9. 2010
    ..The aim of the study was to ascertain whether different illness perception, physical activity and clinical and laboratory characteristics can predict the severity of perceived pain assessed by VAS...
  19. pmc Bacterial and protozoal communities and fatty acid profile in the rumen of sheep fed a diet containing added tannins
    Valentina Vasta
    Dipartimento di Scienze Agronomiche Agrochimiche e delle Produzioni Animali, Via Valdisavoia 5, 95123 Catania, Italy
    Appl Environ Microbiol 76:2549-55. 2010
    ..1%, respectively; P < 0.05) in the rumen of lambs fed the tannin-supplemented diet than in controls. These results suggest that quebracho tannins altered BH by changing ruminal microbial populations...
  20. doi Plasma oxidized polyhydroxymethylsiloxane--a new smooth surface for supported lipid bilayer formation
    C Satriano
    Department of Chemical Sciences, Catania University, Viale A Doria, 6, 95125 Catania, Italy
    Langmuir 26:5715-25. 2010
    ..To benefit optical experiments with the PHMS(ox) surfaces, it was also investigated how the PHMS film thickness influences the SPR and reflectometry responses upon SLB formation...
  21. doi Nanoemulsions as vehicles for topical administration of glycyrrhetic acid: characterization and in vitro and in vivo evaluation
    Carmelo Puglia
    Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Drug Deliv 17:123-9. 2010
    ..In vitro and in vivo evidence showed that the nanoemulsion system significantly increased the transdermal permeability of GA in comparison to a control O/W emulsion (GA(O/W)) containing the same amount of active compound...
  22. doi L-carnitine supplementation to diet: a new tool in treatment of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis--a randomized and controlled clinical trial
    Mariano Malaguarnera
    Department of Senescence, Urological and Neurological Sciences, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Am J Gastroenterol 105:1338-45. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of L-carnitine's supplementation on regression of NASH...
  23. doi Human chitotriosidase polymorphism is associated with human longevity in Mediterranean nonagenarians and centenarians
    Lucia Malaguarnera
    Department of Biomedical Science, University of Catania, Via Androne 83, Catania, Italy
    J Hum Genet 55:8-12. 2010
    ..These data indicate that the heterozygosis for a 24-bp duplication in the CHIT-1 gene could have a protective effect in human longevity...
  24. doi Intradermal proliferative fasciitis in childhood: a potential diagnostic pitfall
    Gaetano Magro
    Dipartimento G F Ingrassia, Policlinico Universitario G Rodolico, Anatomia Patologica, Universita di Catania, Catania, Italy
    J Cutan Pathol 38:59-62. 2011
    ..Awareness that PF may occur in the dermis, exhibiting occasional atypical mitoses, is crucial to avoid a misdiagnosis of malignancy...
  25. doi Soft tissue changes following the extraction of premolars in nongrowing patients with bimaxillary protrusion. A systematic review
    Rosalia Leonardi
    Department of Orthodontics, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Angle Orthod 80:211-6. 2010
    ..To quantify the amount of perioral tissue changes following the extraction of four premolars in patients with bimaxillary protrusion who had nearly completed active growth...
  26. doi In vitro antiviral activity of Melaleuca alternifolia essential oil
    A Garozzo
    Department of Microbiological and Gynaecological Sciences, University of Catania, Italy
    Lett Appl Microbiol 49:806-8. 2009
    ..To investigate the in vitro antiviral activity of Melaleuca alternifolia essential oil (TTO) and its main components, terpinen-4-ol, alpha-terpinene, gamma-terpinene, p-cymene, terpinolene and alpha-terpineol...
  27. doi Hepatitis B vaccination failure in celiac disease: is there a need to reassess current immunization strategies?
    S Leonardi
    Broncho Pneumology and Cystic Fibrosis Unit, Department of Pediatrics, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Vaccine 27:6030-3. 2009
    ..These findings provide useful information to evaluate if current vaccine strategies should be reassessed and if revaccination should be recommended...
  28. pmc Hospital-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (HA-MRSA) in Italy
    Floriana Campanile
    Department of Microbiology, University of Catania, Italy
    Ann Clin Microbiol Antimicrob 8:22. 2009
    ..We document the detection of ST1, ST8, ST15 and ST30 in the 1980 isolates; we hypothesize their possible latency and their appearance as the current CA-MRSA clones...
  29. doi Conservative laparoscopic treatment of a benign giant ovarian cyst in a young woman
    Rosario Vecchio
    Department of Surgery, University of Catania, Via Plebiscito, 628 Catania 95100, Italy
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 19:647-8. 2009
    ..In this article, we describe the first case of complete laparoscopic enucleating of a giant serous cystoadenomyoma with preservation of residual ovarian parenchyma in an 18-year-old girl...
  30. doi Cost-effectiveness of the real-world use of drug-eluting stents at 9-month follow-up: results from the Sicilian DES Registry
    Corrado Tamburino
    Cardiology Department, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 10:322-9. 2009
    ..However, the higher cost of DES in comparison with BMS made it necessary to determine whether their use brings a real economic advantage...
  31. ncbi Immunolocalization of E-cadherin and alphaE-catenin in rat parotid acinar cell under chronic stimulation of isoproterenol
    Fabio D'Amico
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Arch Oral Biol 52:161-7. 2007
    ..Our data suggest the presence of a correlation between the organization of actin and the localization of alphaE-catenin in the chronically isoproterenol-treated acinar cell of rat parotid gland...
  32. ncbi Topical kanamycin: an effective therapeutic option in aerobic vaginitis
    G Tempera
    Department of Microbiological and Gynecological Sciences, University of Catania, Via Androne 81, 95124 Catania, Italy
    J Chemother 18:409-14. 2006
    ..In conclusion, our data suggest that the topical use of kanamycin could be considered a specific antibiotic for the therapy of this new pathology...
  33. ncbi Role of GABA A and GABA B receptors in GABA-induced inhibition of rat red nucleus neurons
    Lucia Ciranna
    Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiologiche, Universita di Catania, Viale Andrea Doria 6, Italy
    Neurosci Lett 341:221-4. 2003
    ..We conclude that the inhibitory effects of GABA in the RN are mediated by both GABA(A) and GABA(B) receptors, whereas GABA(C) receptors are not involved...
  34. ncbi 1-ethyl and 1-propylazacycloalkan-2-one ester prodrugs of ketoprofen. Synthesis, chemical stability, enzymatic hydrolysis, anti-inflammatory activity, and gastrointestinal toxicity
    Francesco Paolo Bonina
    Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Arzneimittelforschung 52:884-9. 2002
    ..They were significantly less irritating to the gastric mucosa than the parent drug. In the mouse acetic acid induced writhing assay, the prodrugs exhibited, following acute administration, a good analgesic activity...
  35. ncbi Long-term success of endovascular treatment of benign superior vena cava occlusion with chylothorax and chylopericardium
    Pierfrancesco Veroux
    Department of Surgery and Transplantation, University Hospital, Via S Sofia, 78, 95123 Catania, Italy
    Eur Radiol 12:S181-4. 2002
    ..The 42-month follow-up could encourage endovascular procedures even in SVC syndrome of benign etiology...
  36. ncbi Barbituric and thiobarbituric acids: a conformational and spectroscopic study
    Felice Zuccarello
    Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche, Universita di Catania, Viale Andrea Doria 6, 95125 Catania, Italy
    Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc 59:139-51. 2003
    ..The electronic transitions were obtained through the ZINDO approach...
  37. ncbi Effect of growth factors on DNA labeling and cytoskeletal protein expression in 17-beta-estradiol and basic fibroblast growth factor pre-treated astrocyte cultures
    Roberto Avola
    Department of Chemical Sciences, Section of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Clin Exp Hypertens 24:753-67. 2002
    ..A better understanding of the mechanisms of these interactions may contribute to develop strategies for controlling astroglial reaction in cerebrovascular disease including stroke and hypertensive brain damage...
  38. ncbi Evaluation of bone mass in young amenorrheic women with anorexia nervosa
    C Pafumi
    Department of Microbiological and Gynecological Sciences, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Minerva Ginecol 54:487-91. 2002
    ..Objectives: in our study we evaluate the influence of anorexia and amenorrhoea on bone mineral density...
  39. ncbi Exaggerated endothelin release in response to acute mental stress in patients with intermittent claudication
    Roberto Antonio Mangiafico
    Institute of Internal Medicine L Condorelli, University of Catania, Italy
    Angiology 53:383-90. 2002
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  40. ncbi PID and PLC units for the real-time control of sewer systems
    A Campisano
    Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile e Ambientale, University of Catania, IT
    Water Sci Technol 45:95-104. 2002
    ..A comparison between the two kind of controllers has also been carried out...
  41. ncbi Effect of pH on diclofenac release from Eudragit RS100 microparticles. A kinetic study by DSC
    F Castelli
    Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche, Universita di Catania, Italy
    Drug Deliv 8:173-7. 2001
    ..This in vitro study suggests as the kinetic process involved in drug release is influenced by the amount of drug loaded in the microspheres as well as by the pH value, acting on drug solubility and membrane disorder...
  42. ncbi Increased ACTH and cortisol secretion after interleukin-alpha injection in the common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus jacchus)
    R Bernardini
    Department of Experimental Pharmacology, University of Catania School of Medicine, Italy
    Life Sci 68:1657-65. 2001
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  43. ncbi Netilmicin: in vitro activity, time-kill evaluation and postantibiotic effect on microorganisms isolated from ocular infections
    G Bonfiglio
    Dipartimento di Scienze Microbiologiche, Universita di Catania, Via Androna 81, I 95124 Catania, Italy
    Chemotherapy 47:117-22. 2001
    ..Moreover, netilmicin showed a postantibiotic effect of 2.4 h against P. aeruginosa and 1.5 h against S. aureus. These values were longer than those showed by ofloxacin, i.e. 2.1 and 1.4 h, respectively...
  44. pmc Ofloxacin-loaded liposomes: in vitro activity and drug accumulation in bacteria
    P M Furneri
    Department of Microbiological Sciences, University of Catania, Italy
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 44:2458-64. 2000
    ..The liposome formulation produced higher intracellular fluoroquinolone concentrations than those achieved simultaneously with the free drug in both E. coli and P. aeruginosa...
  45. ncbi Correlation between histological grade, MIB-1, p53, and recurrence in 69 completely resected primary intracranial meningiomas with a 6 year mean follow-up
    S Lanzafame
    Institute of Pathological Anatomy, University of Catania, Italy
    Pathol Res Pract 196:483-8. 2000
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  46. ncbi Sperm aneuploidy in infertile men
    A E Calogero
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Reprod Biomed Online 6:310-7. 2003
    ..Thus, sperm aneuploidy evaluation is recommended in infertile patients with abnormal semen parameters, particularly if they undergo IVF programmes...
  47. ncbi Clinical features of cytomegalic disease in immunocompetent subjects: a 1990-2000 survey
    Bruno Cacopardo
    U O di Malattie Infettive, Dipartimento di Medicina Interna e Medicina Specialistica, Universita degli Studi di Catania
    Ann Ital Med Int 18:83-8. 2003
    ..Large-scale surveys are required to assess the real impact of Cytomegalovirus disease in immunocompetent subjects and to elaborate guidelines for the management of severe cases...
  48. ncbi Severe neurotoxicity in tacrolimus-treated living kidney transplantation in two cases
    Pierfrancesco Veroux
    Department of Surgery, Transplantation and Advanced Technologies, Organ Transplant Unit, University Hospital of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Urol Int 71:433-4. 2003
    ..Severe neurotoxicity, with seizures or uncommon clinical features, such as serious myalgias, is not foreseeable. We recommend the conversion to cyclosporine-based immunosuppression in such cases...
  49. ncbi [Normal urine levels of the aminoterminal telopeptide of type I collagen (NTx) in premature newborns in the first week of life]
    Giuseppe Praticò
    Dipartimento di Pediatria, Universita di Catania
    Pediatr Med Chir 27:81-5. 2005
    ..The unexpected interruption of nutritional supply and of mineral triggers the turbulent combination of processes of bone formation and especially of bone resorption, that becomes more evident as more premature is the delivery...
  50. ncbi A novel adamantane derivative attenuates retinal ischemia-reperfusion damage in the rat retina through sigma1 receptors
    Claudio Bucolo
    Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology, School of Medicine, University of Catania, Catania, Viale A Doria 6, I 95125 Catania, Italy
    Eur J Pharmacol 536:200-3. 2006
    ..The protective effect of (-)-MR22 on ischemic retina was confirmed by the histological analysis. These findings suggest that (-)-MR22 serves as a retinal neuroprotective agent and acts as a sigma1 receptor agonist...
  51. ncbi Enhancement of drug affinity for cell membranes by conjugation with lipoamino acids. I. Synthesis and biological evaluation of lipophilic conjugates of tranylcypromine
    Rosario Pignatello
    Dipartimento di Scienze Farmaceutiche, Universita degli Studi di Catania, Viale A Doria, 6, I 95125 Catania, Italy
    Eur J Med Chem 40:1074-9. 2005
    ..For comparison, a corresponding set of amides of TCP with alkanoic or fatty acids was prepared and characterized. Their in vitro monoamine oxidase inhibitory activity also tested...
  52. ncbi Different pontine projections to the two sides of the cerebellum
    Federico Cicirata
    Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiologiche, Viale A Doria 6, 95125 Catania, Italy
    Brain Res Brain Res Rev 49:280-94. 2005
    ..e., projections to the cortex but not to the nuclei) projection patterns, from both the BPN and the NRTP. These features of the pontocerebellar projections open new vistas on the functional architecture of this pathway...
  53. ncbi Chronic anaemia and adhesion molecules in patients with liver cirrhosis. A preliminary report
    C M Bruno
    Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Diseases, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol 51:187-91. 2005
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  54. ncbi Liver transplantation in a child with celiac disease
    Piero Pavone
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Catania, Via Santa Sofia 78, 95123 Catania, Italy
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 20:956-60. 2005
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  55. ncbi Interferon-gamma, tumor necrosis factor-alpha, and lipopolysaccharide promote chitotriosidase gene expression in human macrophages
    L Malaguarnera
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Catania, Italy
    J Clin Lab Anal 19:128-32. 2005
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  56. ncbi Heme oxygenase-1 levels and oxidative stress-related parameters in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease patients
    Lucia Malaguarnera
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Catania, Via E De Amicis, 24, 95039 Trecastagni Catania, Italy
    J Hepatol 42:585-91. 2005
    ..We evaluated the relationship between lipid peroxidation and other oxidative stress biomarkers with changes in expression of heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) in human hepatic steatosis ranging from simple steatosis to NASH...
  57. ncbi Cerebellar encoding of limb position
    Antonino Casabona
    Department of Physiological Sciences, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Cerebellum 3:172-7. 2004
    ..Finally, we speculate that this anisotropy may also subtend an internal representation of limb mechanics...
  58. ncbi Correlation between some metabolic markers of vascular risk and carotid artery intima-media thickness in postmenopausal women
    Salvatore Santo Signorelli
    Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Specialities, Faculty of Medicine, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Maturitas 49:134-9. 2004
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  59. ncbi Cistus incanus and Cistus monspeliensis inhibit the contractile response in isolated rat smooth muscle
    G Attaguile
    Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology, University of Catania, Viale A Doria 6, 95125 Catania, Italy
    J Ethnopharmacol 92:245-50. 2004
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  60. pmc Thymidylate synthetase mRNA levels are increased in liver metastases of colorectal cancer patients resistant to fluoropyrimidine-based chemotherapy
    Massimo Libra
    Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology Unit, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, IRCCS, Aviano, PN, Italy
    BMC Cancer 4:11. 2004
    ..Increased expression of thymidylate synthetase (TS) in CRC metastases has been proposed to be an important mechanism of resistance to fluoropyrimidine-based chemotherapy...
  61. ncbi Visceral leishmaniasis in those infected with HIV: clinical aspects and other opportunistic infections
    R Russo
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Catania University, Via Passo Gravina 187, 95125 Catania, Italy
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 97:99-105. 2003
    ..The opportunistic infections that are often seen in HIV-positives frequently develop during VL episodes, the signs and symptoms of the leishmaniasis then confusingly overlapping with those of the other infections...
  62. ncbi Negative/low expression of the Met/hepatocyte growth factor receptor identifies papillary thyroid carcinomas with high risk of distant metastases
    A Belfiore
    Cattedra di Endocrinologia, University of Catania, Italy
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 82:2322-8. 1997
    ..99; P = 0.0099), and vascular invasion (hazard ratio = 3.19; P = 0.0358). These findings suggest a role for Met/HGF-R in papillary thyroid cancer and its clinical use to select patients with a high risk of distant metastases...