Flavia Merigo
University of Verona
AnatomyInternal medicineEndocrinologyPathologyMagnetic resonance imagingStromal cellNeuroscienceReceptorSolitary chemosensory cellsImmunologyIn vivoInflammationEpilepsyImmunocytochemistryVomeronasal organEpitheliumLingual papillaMedicineBiologyUltrastructureTasteCell biology
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#1Pietro Bontempi (University of Verona)H-Index: 8
#2Rachele Podda (University of Verona)H-Index: 1
Last. Pasquina Marzola (University of Verona)H-Index: 32
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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) paradigms, using non-invasive approaches, can provide relevant findings about brain aging. The attention has been primarily focused on neurodegenerative diseases, while little or nothing has been done to differentiate physiology from pathology. The present study aimed to test diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and functional MRI (fMRI) metrics to analyze physiological age-related changes in rats at myelin structure and activation level; findings were validated by ex ...
#1Flavia Merigo (University of Verona)H-Index: 24
#2Alessandro Brandolese (University of Verona)H-Index: 3
Last. Andrea Sbarbati (University of Verona)H-Index: 59
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The expression of leptin and leptin receptor (Ob-R) has been partially elucidated in colon of patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs), even though leptin is involved in angiogenesis and inflammation. We previously reported overexpression of GLUT5 fructose transporter, in aberrant clusters of lymphatic vessels in lamina propria of IBD and controls. Here, we examine leptin and Ob-R expression in the same biopsies. Specimens were obtained from patients with ulcerative colitis (UC), Crohn's...
#1Sheila Veronese (University of Verona)H-Index: 4
#2Flavia Merigo (University of Verona)H-Index: 24
Last. Andrea Sbarbati (University of Verona)H-Index: 59
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#1Daniele Linardi (University of Verona)H-Index: 8
#2Beat H. Walpoth (University of Geneva)H-Index: 28
Last. Alessio Rungatscher (University of Verona)H-Index: 11
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OBJECTIVES: Among the factors that could determine neurological outcome after hypothermic circulatory arrest (HCA) rewarming is rarely considered. The optimal rewarming rate is still unknown. The goal of this study was to investigate the effects of 2 different protocols for rewarming after HCA on neurological outcome in an experimental animal model. METHODS: Forty-four Sprague Dawley rats were cooled to 19 ± 1°C body core temperature by cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). HCA was maintained for 60 min...
#2Alice Busato (University of Verona)H-Index: 7
Last. Michele RiccioH-Index: 13
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ObjectiveArtificial dermal substitutes (DSs) are fundamental in physiological wound healing to ensure consistent and enduring wound closure and provide a suitable scaffold to repair tissue. We comp...
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#1Sajeela Ahmed (University of Verona)H-Index: 1
#2Naseer Ahmed (University of Verona)H-Index: 7
Last. Giuseppe Faggian (University of Verona)H-Index: 31
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: Consumption of flavonoid-rich nutraceuticals has been associated with a reduction in coronary events. The present study analyzed the effects of cocoa flavonols on myocardial injury following acute coronary ischemia-reperfusion (I/R). A commercially available cocoa extract was identified by chromatographic mass spectrometry. Nineteen different phenolic compounds were identified and 250 mg of flavan-3-ols (procyanidin) were isolated in 1 g of extract. Oral administration of cocoa extract in incr...
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#1Roberta Bonafede (University of Verona)H-Index: 9
#2Jessica Brandi (University of Verona)H-Index: 11
Last. Raffaella MariottiH-Index: 19
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Stem cell therapy represents a promising approach in the treatment of several neurodegenerative disorders, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The beneficial effect of stem cells is exerted by paracrine mediators, as exosomes, suggesting a possible potential use of these extracellular vesicles as non-cell based therapy. We demonstrated that exosomes isolated from adipose stem cells (ASC) display a neuroprotective role in an in vitro model of ALS. Moreover, the internalization of ASC-e...
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#1Chiara Lasconi (University of Verona)H-Index: 3
#2Simone Pifferi (SISSA: International School for Advanced Studies)H-Index: 13
Last. Anna Menini (SISSA: International School for Advanced Studies)H-Index: 30
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Bitter and sweet receptors (T2Rs and T1Rs) are expressed in many extra-oral tissues including upper and lower airways. To investigate if bitter tastants and artificial sweeteners could activate physiological responses in tracheal epithelial cells we performed confocal Ca2+ imaging recordings on acute tracheal slices. We stimulated the cells with denatonium benzoate, a T2R agonist, and with the artificial sweeteners sucralose, saccharin and acesulfame-K. To test cell viability we measured respons...
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#1Flavia Merigo (University of Verona)H-Index: 24
#2Alessandro Brandolese (University of Verona)H-Index: 3
Last. Giacomo Carlo SturnioloH-Index: 48
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AIM: To investigate by immunostaining glucose transporter expression in human colorectal mucosa in controls and patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). METHODS: Colorectal samples were obtained from patients undergoing lower endoscopic colonoscopy or recto-sigmoidoscopy. Patients diagnosed with ulcerative colitis (n = 18) or Crohn's disease (n = 10) and scheduled for diagnostic colonoscopy were enrolled. Patients who underwent colonoscopy for prevention screening of colorectal cancer or ...
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#1Beatrice Mihaela Radu (University of Verona)H-Index: 13
#2Antonio Marco Maria Osculati (UNIPV: University of Pavia)H-Index: 13
Last. Paolo F. Fabene (University of Verona)H-Index: 25
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Clinical and experimental studies indicate that muscarinic acetylcholine receptors are potential pharmacological targets for the treatment of neurological diseases. Although these receptors have been described in human, bovine and rat cerebral microvascular tissue, a subtype functional characterization in mouse brain endothelium is lacking. Here, we show that all muscarinic acetylcholine receptors (M1-M5) are expressed in mouse brain microvascular endothelial cells. The mRNA expression of M2, M3...
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