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Pancreatic Neoplasms: HELP
Articles by Giulio Innamorati
Based on 2 articles published since 2010
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Between 2010 and 2020, Giulio Innamorati wrote the following 2 articles about Pancreatic Neoplasms.
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1 Article Immunomodulation after radiofrequency ablation of locally advanced pancreatic cancer by monitoring the immune response in 10 patients. 2017

Giardino, Alessandro / Innamorati, Giulio / Ugel, Stefano / Perbellini, Omar / Girelli, Roberto / Frigerio, Isabella / Regi, Paolo / Scopelliti, Filippo / Butturini, Giovanni / Paiella, Salvatore / Bacchion, Matilde / Bassi, Claudio. ·Hepato-Biliary and Pancreatic Unit, Ospedale Dott. Pederzoli, Peschiera del Garda, VR, Italy. Electronic address: giardinochir@gmail.com. · LURM - Research Laboratory, University of Verona, Italy. · Immunology, University of Verona, Italy. · Ematology Research Laboratory, Vicenza Hospital, VI, Italy. · Hepato-Biliary and Pancreatic Unit, Ospedale Dott. Pederzoli, Peschiera del Garda, VR, Italy. · Pancreas Institute, University of Verona, Italy. · General Surgery Department, Pederzoli Hospital, Peschiera del Garda, VR, Italy. ·Pancreatology · Pubmed #29037917.

ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: RFA of pancreatic cancer has been demonstrated to be feasible and safe with a positive impact on survival. The aim was to investigate whether an immune reaction is activated after locally advanced pancreatic cancer (LAPC) ablation. METHODS: Peripheral Blood samples were obtained preoperatively and on post-operative days 3-30. Evaluated parameters were: cells [CD4 RESULTS: Ten patients were enrolled. CD4 CONCLUSIONS: This study provides the first evidence of RFA-based immunomodulation in LAPC. We observed a general activation of adaptive response along with a decrease of immunosuppression. Furthermore, most cells showed prolonged activation some weeks after the procedure, suggesting true immunomodulation rather than a normal inflammatory response.

2 Article Ectopic expression of the heterotrimeric G15 protein in pancreatic carcinoma and its potential in cancer signal transduction. 2013

Giovinazzo, Francesco / Malpeli, Giorgio / Zanini, Sara / Parenti, Marco / Piemonti, Lorenzo / Colombatti, Marco / Valenti, Maria Teresa / Dalle Carbonare, Luca / Scarpa, Aldo / Sinnett-Smith, James / Rozengurt, Enrique / Bassi, Claudio / Innamorati, Giulio. ·Laboratory of Translational Surgery, University Laboratories of Medical Research (LURM), University of Verona, 37134 Verona, Italy. ·Cell Signal · Pubmed #23200847.

ABSTRACT: G15 is a heterotrimeric G protein selectively expressed in immature cell lineages in adult tissues that feature higher cell renewal potential. It promiscuously couples a wide variety of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) to phospholipase C. Intriguingly, G15 is poorly affected by GPCR desensitization. We show here that G15 α-subunit (Gα15) supports sustained stimulation of PKD1 by a constitutively desensitized GPCR co-transfected over a negative cell background. Based on the fact that PKD1 is a multifunctional protein kinase activated by PKC and known for promoting oncogenic signaling, we hypothesized that, if expressed out of its natural cell context, G15 might promote tumor growth. A screening for Gα15 mRNA expression pointed to pancreatic carcinoma among different human cancer cell types and revealed significant expression in human tumor biopsies xenografted in mice. In addition, G15 ectopic presence could functionally contribute to the transformation process since siRNA-induced depletion of Gα15 in pancreatic carcinoma cell lines dramatically inhibited anchorage-independent growth and resistance to the lack of nutrients. Altogether, our findings suggest that G15 supports tumorigenic signaling in pancreas and hence it may be considered as a novel potential target for the therapy of this form of cancer.