Biology, Genetics and Bioinformatics Unit – Publications


Highly skewed distribution of miRNAs and proteins between CRC cells and their exosomes following Cetuximab treatment: biomolecular, genetic and translational implications.

Oncoscience. 2014, published on line 16.03.14.

miR 296, miR 298, and their downstream networks are causally involved in  the higher resistance of mammalian pancreas a cells to cytokine-induced apoptosis as compared to b cells.

BMC Genomics. 2013 Jan 29;14(1):62. [Epub ahead of print]

The Apoptotic Machinery transcriptome of human MII oocytes: characterization and age-related alterations.

Apoptosis. 2013 Feb;18(2):201-11.



Specific alterations of the microRNA transcriptome and global network structure in CRC after treatment with inhibitors of MAP kinases.

Journal of Molecular Medicine, 2012, Jun 4.

TAp73 is down regulated in oocytes from women of advanced reproductive age.

Cell Cycle 10: 1-4.

Specific alterations of microRNA transcriptome and global network structure in colorectal carcinoma after cetuximab treatment.

Mol Cancer Ther. 2010 Sep 29.

Expression profile and specific network features of the Apoptotic Machinery explain relapse of Acute Myeloid Leukemia after chemotherapy.

BMC Cancer. 2010 Jul 19;10:377

MIR152, MIR200B, MIR338, human positional and functional Neuroblastoma candidates, are involved in neuroblast differentiation and apoptosis.

J Mol Med. 2010 Jun 25; 88:1041-1053

Molecular profiling of human oocytes after vitrification strongly suggests that they are biologically comparable to freshly isolated gametes.

Fertil Steril. 2010 Jun 8

The apoptotic machinery as a biological complex system: analysis of its omics and evolution, identification of candidate genes for fourteen major types of cancer, and experimental validation in CML and neuroblastoma.

BMC Med Genomics. 2009 Apr 30;2(1):20.

Involvement of GTA protein NC2beta in neuroblastoma pathogenesis suggests that it physiologically partecipatesnin the regulation of cell proliferation.

Mol Cancer. 2008 Jun 6;7.

Expression analysis of TFIID in single human oocytes: new potential molecular markers of oocyte quality.

Reprod Biomed Online. 2008 Sep;17(3):338-49.