Roberta Rolla

Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Maggiore della Carità, Novara, Piedmont, Italy

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Publications (30)143.8 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: Suboptimal platelet inhibition with antiplatelet treatments is associated with a severe prognosis in patients with coronary artery disease and the identification of its determinants is still challenging. Homocysteine elevation has emerged as a pro-thrombotic factor, influencing coagulative status, endothelial function and potentially modulating platelet aggregation. We therefore aimed to evaluate the effects of homocysteine (Hcy) levels on platelet reactivity in patients receiving acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) with or without ADP-antagonists. Patients undergoing coronary angiography and receiving ASA (100 to 160 mg/daily) for > 7 days, with or without ADP-antagonists, were included. Aggregation tests were performed by Multiple Electrode Aggregometry (MEA). Suboptimal platelet inhibition was defined as on-treatment aggregation above the lower limit of normality. Our population is represented by 508 ASA treated patients, 406 (80.1%) of whom on dual antiplatelet therapy (ASA and ADP-antagonists). Hcy levels above the median (15.1 nmol/ml) were associated with male gender (p=0.04), hypertension (p=0.004), hypercholesterolemia (p=0.03), ageing, renal failure (<0.001, respectively), previous coronary bypass grafting (p=0.04), therapy with calcium antagonists (p=0.04) and diuretics (p=0.001), multivessel coronary artery disease (p=0.03). Higher Hcy directly related with serum creatinine and uric acid (p<0.001).Suboptimal platelet inhibition was found in 16 patients (3.2%) for ASA and for ADP-antagonists in 80 patients (19.7%).Hcy levels significantly affected suboptimal response to ASA, but not to ADP-mediated aggregation. In fact, a linear relationship was found between homocysteine and platelet reactivity after stimulation with arachidonic acid (r=0.14, p=0.004), collagen (r=0.12, p=0.02), but not with ADP (r=0.02, p=0.77).Moreover, after correction for baseline differences, Hcy above the median was confirmed as an independent predictor of impaired ASA response (adjusted OR[95%CI]=3.7[1.08-12.4], p=0.04). Among patients with coronary artery disease, elevated homocysteine is an independent predictor of suboptimal response to ASA, but not to ADP-antagonists.
    Journal of cardiovascular pharmacology. 02/2015;
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    ABSTRACT: Aims: To evaluate the prognostic implications of baseline cardiac troponin (cTn) values in the normal range in stable coronary artery disease (CAD) patients successfully treated with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Methods and results: We investigated the correlation between pre-procedural cTnI levels and major clinical adverse events at three years of follow-up in 1,063 consecutive stable CAD patients with normal baseline cTnI levels, successfully treated with PCI. Patients with pre-procedural cTnI levels in the upper tertile showed an increased long-term risk of overall death (HR 3.17, 95% CI: 1.62 to 6.21; p=0.0001), cardiac death (HR 5.09, 95% CI: 2.30 to 11.25; p=0.002), myocardial infarction (MI) (HR 2.34, 95% CI: 1.45 to 3.76; p=0.003) and target vessel failure (TVF) (HR 1.91, 95% CI: 1.28 to 2.84; p=0.006). Pre-procedural cTnI levels remained significantly correlated after adjustment for clinical and angiographic findings. Analysis of pre-PCI values eliminated any association of post-PCI values with prognosis. Conclusions: In stable CAD patients successfully treated with PCI, pre-procedural cTnI levels, in the upper limits of the normal range, are associated with hard cardiac endpoints.
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    ABSTRACT: Intracoronary Abciximab administration during primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI) could offer theoretical advantages over the intravenous route. Besides antiplatelet effects, Abciximab can modulate inflammation via cross-reactivity with GPIIb/IIIa, avb3, and aMb2 receptors. The aim of our study was to assess whether the Abciximab administration route could influence its anti-inflammatory effects.
    Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine 07/2014; · 1.41 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Venlafaxine (V) is a serotonin-norepinephrine selective reuptake inhibitor, mainly metabolized by cytochrome P4502D6 (CYP2D6). CYP2D6 polymorphisms result in a variety of phenotypes: poor (PMs), intermediate (IMs), extensive (EMs), and ultrarapid metabolizers (UMs). PMs usually show poor tolerance to drugs metabolized by CYP2D6, while UMs need greater doses. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of CYP2D6 genotype on V dosage, therapeutic response, and side effects in a clinical outpatient setting. 47 patients with Major Depressive Disorder, treated with V 75 - 300 mg/day, underwent CYP2D6 genotyping using the INFINITI-CYP2D6 assay. Duration of treatment and clinical outcome (Clinical Global Impression [CGI] effectiveness index) were assessed. CGI assessment was performed after 6 weeks, 6 months, and 1 year of treatment with a V median dose of 150 mg/day. CYP2D6 genotyping resulted in 1 PM, 3 IMs, 42 EMs, and 1 UM. The UM took the greatest V dose (375 mg) without side effects; IMs/PMs took moderate/high doses of V (150 - 300 mg) without adverse effects; EMs displayed high response variability. PM/IM patients responded to V differently than expected according to genotype. However, the UM patient responded to a dosage higher than the usual therapeutic range and without developing side effects, suggesting an association between CYP2D6 gene duplication and the therapeutic efficacy of venlafaxine. The CYP2D6 genotyping may thus provide clinicians with a potential explanation for those patients requiring greater doses of CYP2D6 substrates in order to obtain the same therapeutic efficacy.
    Clinical laboratory 01/2014; 60(2):225-31. · 1.08 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: In previous studies elevated Asymmetric NG, NG - dimethylarginine (ADMA) plasma levels, an endogenous nitric oxide synthase inhibitor, correlated with the severity of hepatic venous pressure gradient measurement, both in peripheral and in hepatic veins. The aim of this study was to explore whether elevated ADMA plasma levels were able to predict the presence of esophageal varices (EV) and/or large EV in patients with cirrhosis.
    Clinical laboratory 01/2014; 60(5):791-8. · 1.08 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Inherited hemoglobin disorders (sickle-cell disorders and thalassaemias) represent an increasing global health problem. The early detection of sickle cell disease allows counselling for family members about disease management and future reproductive decisions. The aim of the present study was to estimate the birth prevalence of hemoglobinopathies in newborns of Italian couples and couples of immigrants from endemic areas living in an urban area of northern Italy in order to assess the opportunity of implementing a neonatal screening programme for hemoglobin disorders. Inclusion criteria were infants with at least one of the parents from high risk areas of hemoglobinopathies (Po delta and Sardinia, Italy; Mediterranean area; sub-Saharan Africa; Brazil; Asia) or a positive family history for hemoglobinopathies. The number of infants included in the present study was 337: 13.8% out of 2447 children born at Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria (AOU) "Maggiore della Carità", Novara, Italy, from 31 December 2012 to 31 January 2014 and 47.6% of 710 infants with at least one foreign parent. 232 infants were wild-type (68.8%) for hemoglobin variants; 48 subjects (14.2%) had no hemoglobin variants, but we could not exclude the presence of a thalassemia trait (Hb A < 15%): a further monitoring of hemoglobin electrophoresis at 6 months was therefore recommended. 20 infants (5.9%) had Hb S (7.7% ± 3 of the total hemoglobin; range 3.5 - 13) and were diagnosed as Hb S carriers and 2 infants (0.6%) had Hb C (7.8% and 12.1% of the total hemoglobin, respectively) and were diagnosed as Hb C carriers. Based on our results, we can conclude that: (i) the sickle-cell disorder (Hb S) is relatively high in our territory, with a heterozygous frequency in infants at risk of 5.9%; (ii) the neonatal screening for hemoglobin disorders appears to be a valid, easy to perform test, which allows an early diagnosis and timely payment of hemoglobinopathies in populations at risk.
    Clinical laboratory. 01/2014; 60(12):2089-93.
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    ABSTRACT: The identification of prothrombin G20210A polymorphism (PT20210) is normally included in the thrombophilia laboratory panel and evaluated by DNA-based molecular analysis. To date, a routine coagulation test that helps to identify PT20210 carriers has not been set, in contrast to the FV Leiden mutation, for which a functional coagulation test, the Activated Protein C Resistance test (APCR), is available as a screening tool. More- over the molecular tests are expensive and are used inappropriately. The aim of the study is to characterize the effects of the prothrombin G20210A mutation on routine clotting assays in order to identify, if any, coagulation tests that can be used as a first-line cost-effective assay for prothrombin G20210A polymorphism. Our cohort consisted of 80 PT20210 polymorphism carriers and 82 age and gender matched controls. All subjects were investigated for PT-INR, aPTT, dRVVT, FII (%), and Endogenous Thrombin Potential (EPT) parameters. In heterozygotes and wild-type, PT, aPTT, and dRVVT values were not significantly different. The plasma activity of Factor II (%), AUC TG (%), and C max (%) of EPT were significantly higher in heterozygotes than in controls (p < 0.0001, Mann-Whitney test). In the absence of oral anticoagulant therapy and/or heparin, lupus anticoagulants, and liver disease, the discriminating abilities of the FII, AUC TG, and C max (%) to separate properly the study population into carriers and controls were equal to 0.99 (95% CI 0.98 to 1.00); 0.97 (95% CI 0.94 to 0.99), and 0.84 (95% CI 0.77 to 0.90), respectively. All routine clotting assays performed in the present work are not useful as a screening tool for the G20210A prothrombin gene allele in a general population. Definitely, to date, the exclusive possible approach to identify the PT20210 mutation is molecular genetic testing, but unfortunately it is used inappropriately, contributing significantly to an uncontrolled waste of resources. It is mandatory to restrict the genetic thrombophilia test ordering to when it is actually recommended by the guidelines and to educate clinicians on the waste and danger of over-testing, particularly genetic tests, taking into account the fact that the PT20210 polymorphism is extremely variable (0.7 to 8% in Europe; 1.3-5% in the USA).
    Clinical laboratory. 01/2014; 60(10):1725-33.
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    ABSTRACT: Glycoprotein IIb-IIIa (Gp IIb-IIIa), a fibrinogen receptor located on platelet surface, is a key point in the pathway leading to platelet aggregation. Therefore, great interest has emerged in the last decades on its pharmacological block, both by irreversible binding of abciximab or by competitive small molecules (tirofiban and eptifibatide). Gp IIb-IIIa inhibitors, in fact have demonstrated to provide benefits in clinical outcome among patients with acute myocardial infarction and in complex elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures. Still unclear is whether the genetic Leu 33Pro substitution in Gp IIIa may affect the extent of platelet aggregation inhibition by these drugs. Therefore, the aim was to evaluate whether this polymorphism (PlA) may influence inhibition of platelet aggregation after Gp IIb-IIIa administration in patients undergoing coronary angioplasty. We analyzed 80 patients undergoing nonurgent coronary revascularization and receiving Gp IIb-IIIa inhibitors (bolus and endovenous infusion; 40 patients with Abciximab and 40 patients with eptifibatide or tirofiban). The aggregation tests were performed at baseline and after 10 min, 1 h and 4 h, through multiplate impedance aggregometry. The PlA polymorphic variant was found in 26 patients (32.5%). The PlA carriers did not differ significantly from wild-type subjects for main clinical and angiographic features, except for in-stent restenosis that was more frequent among PlA carriers (P = 0.003). Therapy and aggregation values at baseline were similar in the two groups. The Leu33Pro substitution did not influence platelet response after Gp IIb-IIIa administration, which was confirmed for both abciximab and small molecules. This study showed that Leu33Pro polymorphism of Gp IIIa does not affect the extent of inhibition of platelet aggregation by Gp IIb-IIIa inhibitors.
    Blood coagulation & fibrinolysis: an international journal in haemostasis and thrombosis 02/2013; · 1.25 Impact Factor
  • Roberta Rolla, Giorgio Bellomo
    Clinical laboratory 01/2013; 59(9-10):1187-8. · 1.08 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The increasing demand for therapeutic monitoring in patients receiving antiplatelet therapy has been paralleled by the development of instruments and tests whose clinical usefulness is still under debate. We devised a laboratory approach to detect patients with antiplatelet resistance at risk to develop thrombotic events. One hundred and eighty patients, under aspirin and clopidogrel after angioplasty and stent implantation, were studied by PFA100(®) with collagen/epinephrine (CoEPI, cutoff 165s) cartridge and by Multiplate(®) using arachidonic acid (ASPItest, pos < 862AUC), ADP (ADPtest, pos < 417AUC), and collagen (COLtest, pos < 607AUC). Only 67 of 173 patients with ASPI < 862 displayed a prolonged CoEPI and up to 65 patients had normal CoEPI despite ASPI < 300. Patients with ASPI < 300 had significantly lower COL than patients with ASPI > 300. One hundred and thirty-eight patients displaying ADP < 417 had significantly lower COL than those with ADP > 417. Association between COL and ADP remained after ASPI stratification: in patients with suboptimal (ASPI 300-892) or maximal (ASPI < 300) response to aspirin, having ADP < 417 (clopidogrel responsive) increased COL positivity, respectively, from 9.5 to 58.8% and from 47.6 to 82.7%. A combination of specific tests may be useful in identifying higher-risk patients with poor compliance or drug resistance who potentially may benefit from therapy change.
    International journal of laboratory hematology 05/2012; 34(5):484-94. · 1.30 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The side effects of tamoxifen, a drug widely used for the treatment and the prevention of recurrence in patients with estrogen receptor positive breast cancers (ER+), have been reported in clinical trials, but to date no information is available on their possible association with an increased enzymatic activity of CYP2D6 (ultra-metabolizers, UMs). The aim of this study was therefore to evaluate the association between the presence of multiple functional CYP2D6 alleles and the occurrence of side effects. 61 women with ER+ breast cancer receiving tamoxifen monotherapy were investigated in order to assess the relationships between CYP2D6 UM phenotype and side effects. Genotyping of 16 CYP2D6 polymorphisms was performed using a new DNA microarray technology. A highly significant difference was detected (41.2% of difference, 95% CI 6 - 61%, Fisher's exact test, p = 0.030) between the numbers of Ultrarapid Metabolizer patients (UM; high activity) with two or more adverse drug reactions to tamoxifen (7/9; 77.8%), compared to the number of Extensive Metabolizers (EM; normal activity), Intermediate Metabolizers (IM; reduced activity), and Poor Metabolizers (PM; no activity) with at least two side effects (19/52, 36.5%). A similar difference was also observed comparing the two groups (UM vs EM-IM-PM) for the number of side effects (median and inter quartile range, IQR: AM/EM/IM 1, IQR 0-2 vs. ULTRA 2, IQR 2-4; Mann-Whitney p = 0.005). Our results suggest a new association between CYP2D6 gene duplication and side effects to tamoxifen, indicating a possible role of CYP2D6 in their occurrence.
    Clinical laboratory 01/2012; 58(11-12):1211-8. · 1.08 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) is widely employed to evaluate insulin resistance in children with growth hormone deficiency. Due to the difficulty in blood sampling, hemolysis is a frequent pre-analytic interference. The present study was performed to characterize the effects of hemolysis on insulin assays, in order to assess the need to generate automatic hemolysis reports and/or to reject hemolyzed samples. Insulin plasma levels were measured using a Siemens ADVIA Centaur on samples obtained from children with suspected GH deficiency at risk for insulin resistance during OGTT. The presence of hemolysis (with a concentration of free hemoglobin above 75 mg/dL) promotes a dose- and time-dependent decrease in immunoreactive insulin at any time-point evaluated during OGTT. As a consequence, the variability of insulin is particularly high (often exceeding 100% of the mean value) as compared to that of glucose. This variability is markedly reduced after removal of the hemolyzed samples. When hemolysis is not taken into account a misinterpretation of insulin secretion pattern can occur. It is therefore imperative to: (i) analyze blood samples immediately after sampling, (ii) reject samples with a concentration of free hemoglobin equal to or above 125 mg/dL and (iii) always report the possible interference.
    Clinical laboratory 01/2012; 58(1-2):67-74. · 1.08 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Plasma fibrinogen levels influence restenosis following elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for stable angina. It is unknown whether the same is true in the setting of primary PCI. The aim of the study was therefore to assess whether fibrinogen levels were associated to 6-month in-stent restenosis (ISR) in STEMI patients undergoing successful primary PCI. From January 2003 to October 2004, 267 patients were admitted to our Institution for STEMI and treated by primary PCI. Of these, 171 patients met the inclusion criteria and were enrolled in our study. Fibrinogen levels were assessed at admission, 12 h, 24 h, 48 h, 72 h following PCI and at discharge. Six-month angiographic follow-up was 100% complete. Subjects with 6-month ISR showed higher fibrinogen levels than patients without ISR. Patients in the upper fibrinogen tertile showed a higher 6-month incidence of symptoms and/or inducible myocardial ischemia (27.1% vs. 7.1%, P = 0.006) and a larger late lumen loss (1.3 ± 0.8 vs. 1.0 ± 0.9 mm, P = 0.049). Logistic regression analysis demonstrated a significant and independent association between fibrinogen levels and ISR. Our study suggests that increased plasma fibrinogen levels are related to ISR in STEMI patients undergoing primary PCI. Larger studies are warranted to assess the prognostic value of fibrinogen over harder end-points.
    Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis 09/2011; 33(4):308-17. · 1.99 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The activated protein C resistance--sensitivity ratio in the presence of Factor V deficient plasma (APC-SR/Factor V) exhibits a high sensitivity for factor V Leiden mutation and has been proposed as the diagnostic approach of choice, as an alternative to genetic tests, to evaluate activated protein C resistance. A survey, including 4969 requests, was performed on the activity of a typical Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory in order to estimate the costs due to reagents, instrumentation and personnel. The global costs of three hypothetical diagnostic approaches were compared: (A) exclusive molecular test for FV Leiden; (B) APC-SR alone; (C) APC-SR and the exclusive confirmation of positive results with molecular test. The global cost for each patient with the three approaches investigated were respectively 42.20 euros (A), 1.09 euros (B), and 433 euros (C). The cost for finding a patient with factor V Leiden mutation was 549.00 euros for A, 14.18 euros for B, and 56.32 euros for C. It was calculated that a decrease of 97.42% and 89.74% can be obtained using the approaches B and C, respectively. The difference in cost between B and C can be justified by the avoidance of false positive cases (6%) and by the impossibility of distinguishing homozygous from heterozygous patients using APC-SR exclusively (B). In the case of suspected phenotype APC resistance, we suggest a laboratory approach, which provides the combined and sequential use of ProCGlobal/FV analysis and a subsequent genetic test for positive patients.
    Clinical laboratory 01/2011; 57(9-10):711-7. · 1.08 Impact Factor
  • European Psychiatry 01/2010; 25:980-980. · 3.21 Impact Factor
  • Digestive and Liver Disease 03/2008; 40. · 2.89 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Lupus anti-coagulants (LA) are a variety of anti-phospholipid antibodies characterized by their capacity to interfere with phospholipid-dependent coagulation assays. LA are increasingly recognized as important predictors of thrombosis. However, the antigen specificity of LA is still poorly characterized. Growing evidence indicates that oxidized phospholipids are among the targets of anti-phospholipid antibodies. This prompted us to investigate the role of IgG directed against different oxidized phospholipids in 164 subjects without clotting factor defects that were tested for the presence of LA using a LA-sensitive activate partial thromboplastin time (aPTT-FSL) and a screening/confirmation assay based on diluted Russell's viper venom test (dRVVT-PL). The response to aPTT-FSL was significantly (P < 0.0005) associated with high titres of IgG against oxidized phosphatidylserine, phosphatidylethanolamine and phosphatidylinositol, whereas positivity to dRVVT-PL was associated with the elevation of IgG against oxidized phosphatidylserine, phosphatidylcholine, phosphatidylethanolamine (P < 0.0005) and phosphatidylinositol (P < 0.01). No difference in reactivity against oxidized cardiolipin was evident between the different groups. Positivity to the dRVVT-PL test was also associated significantly (P < 0.005) with the elevation of anti-cardiolipin and anti-beta(2)-glycoprotein-1 IgG. However, stepwise logistic regression demonstrated that IgG recognizing oxidized phosphatidylethanolamine and oxidized phosphatidylcholine were the only independent predictors of the response to dRVVT-PL assay, while IgG recognizing oxidized phosphatidylethanolamine and oxidized phosphatidylinositol were independent predictors of the response to aPTT-FSL test. In conclusion, autoantibodies against defined oxidized phospholipids are independent predictors of LA detection by aPTT-FSL or dRVVT-PL assays and might contribute to the variability often observed in the responses to the functional tests detecting LA.
    Clinical & Experimental Immunology 08/2007; 149(1):63-9. · 3.28 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Iron accumulation is a well-known risk factor for the progression of chronic hepatitis C (CHC) to fibrosis. However, the profibrogenic role of the genes controlling iron homeostasis is still controversial. To evaluate the relative role of haemachromatosis (HFE), ferroportin and beta-globin gene mutations in promoting iron accumulation and fibrosis in patients with CHC. Genetic analysis was performed together with the assessment of hepatic iron content and histology in 100 consecutive HIV-antibody and hepatitis B surface antigen-negative patients with biopsy-proven CHC. Among the patients investigated, 12 were heterozygous for various beta-globin gene mutations (39[C-->T], IVS1.1[G-->A], 22 7 bp deletion and IVS1.6[T-->C]) and 29 carried HFE (C282Y, H63D and S65C) gene mutations. One further patient was heterozygous for both HFE (H63D) and beta-globin (39[C-->T]) variants, whereas 58 had the wild-type alleles of both the genes. Hepatic iron concentration (HIC) and hepatic stainable iron were significantly higher (p<0.05) in patients with CHC carrying beta-globin mutations than in those with HFE mutations or the wild-type alleles. Multivariate analysis confirmed that the presence of beta-globin mutations was independently associated with both HIC (p = 0.008) and hepatic-stainable iron (odds ratio (OR) 6.11; 95% CI 1.56 to 23.92; p = 0.009). Moderate/severe fibrosis or cirrhosis (Ishak's score >2) was observed in 48 of 100 patients. Logistic regression demonstrated that age (OR 1.05; 95% CI 1.02 to 1.09; p<0.005) and beta-globin mutations (OR 4.99; 95% CI 1.22 to 20.3; p = 0.025) were independent predictors of the severity of fibrosis. Heterozygosis for beta-globin mutations is a novel risk factor for both hepatic iron accumulation and the progression to fibrosis in patients with CHC.
    Gut 05/2007; 56(5):693-8. · 13.32 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The identification of the epitopes recognized by autoantibodies against cytochrome P450s (CYPs) associated with drug-induced hepatotoxicity is difficult because of their conformational nature. In the present investigation, we used a novel approach based on the analysis of the whole molecule antigenic capacity following single amino acid substitutions to identify the conformational epitopes on CYP2E1. A molecular model of CYP2E1 was generated based on the CYP2C5 crystal structure, and potential motifs for amino acid exchanges were selected by computer simulation in the surface of alpha helices and beta sheets. Fourteen modified, apparently correctly folded CYP2E1 variants were produced in Escherichia coli and evaluated in immunoprecipitation experiments using sera with anti-CYP2E1 autoreactivity from 10 patients with halothane hepatitis and 12 patients with alcoholic liver disease. Ala substitution of Glu-248 and Lys-251 as well as of Lys-324, Lys-342, Lys-420, and Phe-421 severely decreased or abolished CYP2E1 recognition by the majority of both the halothane hepatitis and alcoholic liver disease sera, whereas the other substitutions had only minor effects. Based on the structural model, these substitutions identified two distinct epitopes on the CYP2E1 surface corresponding to the G-helix and an area formed by juxtaposition of the J' and K'' helices, respectively. The combined use of molecular modeling and single amino acid mutagenesis is thus a useful approach for the characterization of conformational epitopes recognized by autoantibodies.
    Journal of Biological Chemistry 01/2005; 279(49):50949-55. · 4.60 Impact Factor
  • Journal of Hepatology 01/2004; 40:163-163. · 10.40 Impact Factor

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  • 2007–2012
    • Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Maggiore della Carità
      • Department of Cardiology 2
      Novara, Piedmont, Italy
  • 2000–2012
    • Amedeo Avogadro University of Eastern Piedmont
      • Interdisciplinary Research Center of Autoimmune Diseases IRCAD
      Novara, Piedmont, Italy