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Vitamin D status among male late adolescents living in southern Switzerland : role of body composition and lifestyle

Rabufetti, Andrea ; Milani, Gregorio P. ; Lava, Sebastiano A. G. ; Edefonti, Valeria ; Bianchetti, Mario G. ; Stettbacher, Andreas ; Muggli, Franco ; Simonetti, Giacomo

In: Nutrients, 2019, vol. 11, no. 11, p. 2727

Background: Poor vitamin D status is a worldwide health problem. Yet, knowledge about vitamin D status among adolescents in Southern Europe is limited. This study investigated concentrations and modulating factors of vitamin D in a healthy population of male late adolescents living in Southern Switzerland. Methods: All apparently healthy subjects attending for the medical evaluation before the...

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Retinoic acid sensitivity of triple-negative breast cancer cells characterized by constitutive activation of the NOTCH1 pathway : the role of RARβ

Paroni, Gabriela ; Zanetti, Adriana ; Barzago, Maria Monica ; Kurosaki, Mami ; Guarrera, Luca ; Fratelli, Maddalena ; Troiani, Martina ; Ubezio, Paolo ; Bolis, Marco ; Vallerga, Arianna ; Biancardi, Federica ; Terao, Mineko ; Garattini, Enrico

In: Cancers, 2020, vol. 12, no. 10, p. 23 p

Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is a heterogeneous disease that lacks effective therapeutic options. In this study, we profile eighteen TNBC cell lines for their sensitivity to the anti-proliferative action of all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA). The only three cell lines (HCC-1599, MB- 157 and MDA-MB-157) endowed with ATRA-sensitivity are characterized by genetic aberrations of the NOTCH1-gene,...

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Embryological development of the human cranio-facial arterial system : a pictorial review

Bertulli, Lorenzo ; Robert, Thomas

In: Surgical and radiologic anatomy, 2021, p. 13 p

The embryological development of the cerebral vasculature is very complex. Historical and also more recent studies based on human embryos, comparative anatomy and cerebral angiographies allowed us to better understand this vasculature development. The knowledge and understanding of such embryological development are important for physicians interested in neurovascular pathologies. Indeed, all...

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Space-time multilevel Monte Carlo methods and their application to cardiac electrophysiology

Ben Bader, Seif ; Benedusi, Pietro ; Quaglino, Alessio ; Zulian, Patrick ; Krause, Rolf

In: Journal of computational physics, 2021, vol. 433, p. 17 p

We present a novel approach aimed at high-performance uncertainty quantification for time-dependent problems governed by partial differential equations. In particular, we consider input uncertainties described by a Karhunen-Loève expansion and compute statistics of high-dimensional quantities-of-interest, such as the cardiac activation potential. Our methodology relies on a close integration...

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A transdisciplinary analysis of COVID-19 in Italy : the most affected country in Europe

Ortenzi, Flaminia ; Albanese, Emiliano ; Fadda, Marta

In: International journal of environmental research and public health, 2020, vol. 17, no. 24, p. 12 p

As of 27 March 2020, 199 countries and territories and one international conveyance are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. As of the same date, Italy represents the third country worldwide in total number of cases and the first one in total number of deaths. The purpose of this study is to analyse the Italian case and identify key problem questions and lessons learned from the Italian...

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Lymphocyte doubling time in chronic lymphocytic leukemia modern era : a real-life study in 848 unselected patients

Baumann, Tycho ; Moia, Riccardo ; Gaidano, Gianluca ; Delgado, Julio ; Condoluci, Adalgisa ; Villamor, Neus ; Payedimarri, Anil Babu ; Costa, Dolors ; Patriarca, Andrea ; Jiménez-Vicente, Carlos ; Rossi, Davide ; Montserrat, Emili

In: Leukemia, 2021, p. 7 p

The prognostic significance of lymphocyte doubling time (LDT) in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) was identified when the biology of the disease was poorly understood and therapy was not effective. We assessed the clinical and biological significance of LDT in 848 CLL patients in a real-life setting and the context of new biomarkers and effective therapy. A short LDT (≤12 months) was...

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Higher-order connections between stereotyped subsets : implications for improved patient classification in CLL

Agathangelidis, Andreas ; Chatzidimitriou, Anastasia ; Gemenetzi, Katerina ; Giudicelli, Veronique ; Karypidou, Maria ; Plevova, Karla ; Davis, Zadie ; Yan, Xiao-Jie ; Jeromin, Sabine ; Schneider, Christof ; Bredo-Pedersen, Lone ; Tschumper, Renee C. ; Sutton, Lesley-Ann ; Baliakas, Panagiotis ; Scarfò, Lydia ; van Gastel, Ellen J. ; Armand, Marine ; Tausch, Eugen ; Biderman, Bella ; Baer, Constance ; Bagnara, Davide ; Navarro, Alba ; Langlois de Septenville, Anne ; Guido, Valentina ; Mitterbauer-Hohendanner, Gerlinde ; Dimovski, Aleksandar ; Brieghel, Christian ; Lawless, Sarah ; Meggendorfer, Manja ; Braazdilova, Kamila ; Ritgen, Matthias ; Facco, Monica ; Tresoldi, Cristina ; Visentin, Andrea ; Patriarca, Andrea ; Catherwood, Mark ; Bonello, Lisa ; Sudarikov, Andrey ; Vanura, Katrina ; Roumelioti, Maria ; Skuhrova-Francova, Hana ; Moysiadis, Theodoros ; Veronese, Silvio ; Giannopoulos, Krzysztof ; Mansouri, Larry ; Karan-Djurasevic, Teodora ; Sandaltzopoulos, Raphael ; Bödör, Csaba ; Fais, Franco ; Kater, Arnon ; Panovska, Irina ; Rossi, Davide ; Alshemmari, Salem ; Panagiotidis, Panagiotis ; Costeas, Paul ; Espinet Solà, Blanca ; Antic, Darko ; Foroni, Letizia ; Montillo, Marco ; Trentin, Livio ; Stavroyianni, Niki ; Gaidano, Gianluca ; Francia di Celle, Paola ; Niemann, Carsten ; Campo, Elias ; Anagnostopoulos, Achilles ; Pott, Christiane ; Fischer, Kirsten ; Hallek, Michael ; Oscier, David ; Stilgenbauer, Stephan ; Haferlach, Claudia ; Jelinek, Diane ; Chiorazzi, Nicholas ; Pospisilova, Sarka ; Lefranc, Marie-Paule ; Kossida, Sofia ; Langerak, Anton W. ; Belessi, Chrysoula ; Davi, Frederic ; Rosenquist, Richard ; Ghia, Paolo ; Stamatopoulos, Kostas

In: Blood, 2020, vol. 137, no. 10, p. 1365–1376

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is characterized by the existence of subsets of patients with (quasi)identical, stereotyped B cell receptor immunoglobulins (BcR IG). Patients in certain major stereotyped subsets often display remarkably consistent clinicobiological profiles, suggesting that the study of BcR IG stereotypy in CLL has important implications for understanding disease...

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International prognostic score for asymptomatic early-stage chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Condoluci, Adalgisa ; Terzi di Bergamo, Lodovico ; Langerbeins, Petra ; Hoechstetter, Manuela A. ; Herling, Carmen D. ; De Paoli, Lorenzo ; Delgado, Julio ; Rabe, Kari G. ; Gentile, Massimo ; Doubek, Michael ; Mauro, Francesca R. ; Chiodin, Giorgia ; Mattsson, Mattias ; Bahlo, Jasmin ; Cutrona, Giovanna ; Kotaskova, Jana ; Deambrogi, Clara ; Smedby, Karin E. ; Spina, Valeria ; Bruscaggin, Alessio ; Wu, Wei ; Moia, Riccardo ; Bianchi, Elena ; Gerber, Bernhard ; Zucca, Emanuele ; Gillessen, Silke ; Ghielmini, Michele ; Cavalli, Franco ; Stussi, Georg ; Hess, Mark A. ; Baumann, Tycho S. ; Neri, Antonino ; Ferrarini, Manlio ; Rosenquist, Richard ; Forconi, Francesco ; Foà, Robin ; Pospisilova, Sarka ; Morabito, Fortunato ; Stilgenbauer, Stephan ; Döhner, Hartmut ; Parikh, Sameer A. ; Wierda, William G. ; Montserrat, Emili ; Gaidano, Gianluca ; Hallek, Michael ; Rossi, Davide

In: Blood, 2020, vol. 135, no. 21, p. 1859–1869

Most patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) are diagnosed with early-stage disease and managed with active surveillance. The individual course of patients with early-stage CLL is heterogeneous, and their probability of needing treatment is hardly anticipated at diagnosis. We aimed at developing an international prognostic score to predict time to first treatment (TTFT) in patients...

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CD49d promotes disease progression in chronic lymphocytic leukemia : new insights from CD49d bimodal expression

Tissino, Erika ; Pozzo, Federico ; Benedetti, Dania ; Caldana, Chiara ; Bittolo, Tamara ; Rossi, Francesca Maria ; Bomben, Riccardo ; Nanni, Paola ; Chivilò, Hillarj ; Cattarossi, Ilaria ; Zaina, Eva ; Norris, Kevin ; Polesel, Jerry ; Gentile, Massimo ; Tripepi, Giovanni ; Moia, Riccardo ; Santinelli, Enrico ; Innocenti, Idanna ; Olivieri, Jacopo ; D’Arena, Giovanni ; Laurenti, Luca ; Zaja, Francesco ; Pozzato, Gabriele ; Chiarenza, Annalisa ; Di Raimondo, Francesco ; Rossi, Davide ; Pepper, Chris ; Hartmann, Tanja Nicole ; Gaidano, Gianluca ; Del Poeta, Giovanni ; Gattei, Valter ; Zucchetto, Antonella

In: Blood, 2020, vol. 135, no. 15, p. 1244–1254

CD49d is a remarkable prognostic biomarker of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). The cutoff value for the extensively validated 30% of positive CLL cells is able to separate CLL patients into 2 subgroups with different prognoses, but it does not consider the pattern of CD49d expression. In the present study, we analyzed a cohort of 1630 CLL samples and identified the presence of ∼20% of CLL...

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Biological and clinical implications of BIRC3 mutations in chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Diop, Fary ; Moia, Riccardo ; Favini, Chiara ; Spaccarotella, Elisa ; De Paoli, Lorenzo ; Bruscaggin, Alessio ; Spina, Valeria ; Terzi-di-Bergamo, Lodovico ; Arruga, Francesca ; Tarantelli, Chiara ; Deambrogi, Clara ; Rasi, Silvia ; Adhinaveni, Ramesh ; Patriarca, Andrea ; Favini, Simone ; Sagiraju, Sruthi ; Jabangwe, Clive ; Kodipad, Ahad A. ; Peroni, Denise ; Mauro, Francesca R. ; Del Giudice, Ilaria ; Forconi, Francesco ; Cortelezzi, Agostino ; Zaja, Francesco ; Bomben, Riccardo ; Rossi, Francesca Maria ; Visco, Carlo ; Chiarenza, Annalisa ; Rigolin, Gian Matteo ; Marasca, Roberto ; Coscia, Marta ; Perbellini, Omar ; Tedeschi, Alessandra ; Laurenti, Luca ; Motta, Marina ; Donaldson, David ; Weir, Phil ; Mills, Ken ; Thornton, Patrick ; Lawless, Sarah ; Bertoni, Francesco ; Del Poeta, Giovanni ; Cuneo, Antonio ; Follenzi, Antonia ; Gattei, Valter ; Boldorini, Renzo Luciano ; Catherwood, Mark ; Deaglio, Silvia ; Foà, Robin ; Gaidano, Gianluca ; Rossi, Davide

In: Haematologica, 2020, vol. 105, no. 2, p. 448-456

BIRC3 is a recurrently mutated gene in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) but the functional implications of BIRC3 mutations are largely unexplored. Furthermore, little is known about the prognostic impact of BIRC3 mutations in CLL cohorts homogeneously treated with first-line fludarabine, cyclophosphamide, and rituximab (FCR). By immunoblotting analysis, we showed that the non-canonical...