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Loss of Parafollicular Cells during Gravitational Changes (Microgravity, Hypergravity) and the Secret Effect of Pleiotrophin

  • Elisabetta Albi mail,

    elisabetta.albi@yahoo.com

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Nuclear Lipid BioPathology, Centro Ricerche Analisi Biochimico Specialistiche, Perugia, Italy

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  • Francesco Curcio,

    Affiliation: Department of Clinical and Biological Sciences, University of Udine, Udine, Italy

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  • Renza Spelat,

    Affiliation: Department of Clinical and Biological Sciences, University of Udine, Udine, Italy

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  • Andrea Lazzarini,

    Affiliations: Laboratory of Nuclear Lipid BioPathology, Centro Ricerche Analisi Biochimico Specialistiche, Perugia, Italy, Department of Clinical and Biological Sciences, University of Udine, Udine, Italy

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  • Remo Lazzarini,

    Affiliation: Department of Clinical and Biological Sciences, University of Udine, Udine, Italy

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  • Samuela Cataldi,

    Affiliation: Department of Clinical and Biological Sciences, University of Udine, Udine, Italy

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  • Elisabetta Loreti,

    Affiliation: Institute of Pathologic Anatomy and Histology, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy

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  • Ivana Ferri,

    Affiliation: Institute of Pathologic Anatomy and Histology, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy

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  • Francesco Saverio Ambesi-Impiombato

    Affiliation: Department of Clinical and Biological Sciences, University of Udine, Udine, Italy

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  • Published: December 19, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0048518
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Elisabetta Albi, Andrea Lazzarini
Laboratory of Nuclear Lipid BioPathology, Centro Ricerche Analisi Biochimico Specialistiche, Perugia, Italy
Francesco Curcio, Renza Spelat, Andrea Lazzarini, Remo Lazzarini, Samuela Cataldi, Francesco Saverio Ambesi-Impiombato
Department of Clinical and Biological Sciences, University of Udine, Udine, Italy
Elisabetta Loreti, Ivana Ferri
Institute of Pathologic Anatomy and Histology, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy

Corresponding Author

Email: elisabetta.albi@yahoo.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: EA FC FSAI. Performed the experiments: RS AL RL EL IF SC. Analyzed the data: EA IF FC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: FC FSAI. Wrote the paper: EA FSAI.