P Collini

Sapienza University of Rome, Roma, Latium, Italy

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Publications (3)5.61 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: The T antigen (TAg) coding sequences of two DNA tumor viruses, BKV and SV40, were detected by Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) amplification followed by Southern-blot hybridization in two human glioblastoma multiforme derived cell lines. RT-PCR analysis indicated that these two TAg coding sequences were expressed in both tumor cell lines carrying the viral early region DNAs. Moreover, analytical polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (PAGE) and DNA sequence analyses showed that the amplified PCR products are indistinguishable from the TAg coding sequences of BKV and SV40 wildtype strains. Cytogenetic study performed in the two cell lines showed unbalanced changes, mainly gains of chromosomes 3p, 5, 6, 7, and 19 and losses of chromosomes 3, 3q, 16, 9p22-->pter, 18, and 20. Excess of chromosomes 6 and 7 are common to the two cell lines. The putative role of the TAg of the two DNA tumor viruses in transformation and karyotype changes is discussed.
    Cancer Genetics and Cytogenetics 08/1996; 90(1):17-23. · 1.93 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Two human cell lines (GL15 and GL22) derived from glioblastoma multiforme were established and characterized by immunohistochemical and cytogenetic techniques. The expression of glial fibrillary acidic proteins and the karyotype were analyzed at different passages for both cell lines. The course of marker-pattern differed in the two cell lines. The main findings were a cell-density-dependent expression of glial fibrillary acidic protein in the cell line GL15 at all passages and a decreased expression of this protein over time in the cell line GL22. Both cell lines had hyperdiploid karyotypes and exhibited glioma-specific chromosomal abnormalities (gain of chromosome 7 and loss of chromosome 10). In the GL15 cell line no relevant chromosomal changes were produced during culturing, whereas in the GL22 cell line a hypodiploid clone appeared at the 42nd passage. The immunohistochemical and cytogenetic data resulting from this study confirm that the two cell lines established in our laboratory originated from astrocytic tumor cells.
    Cell and Tissue Research 08/1991; 265(1):73-81. · 3.68 Impact Factor
  • Bollettino della Società italiana di biologia sperimentale 05/1988; 64(4):309-16.