Angiologia (A. Balbarini)

Aggiornamento Maggio 2011

Unità di Ricerca:
Angiologia

Coordinatore:
Prof. Alberto Balbarini
Università di Pisa
Dipartimento Cardio Toracico e Vascolare
via Paradisa 2
56126 Pisa
tel: 050 996718, 050 995755
fax: 050 996896, 050 995755
e-mail: a.balbarini@dcap.med.unipi.itr.distefano@ao-pisa.toscana.it
sito web: http://www.cardiotoracico.ao-pisa.toscana.it/

Linee di ricerca:
Ingegneria tissutale per la rigenerazione di tessuti ischemici (miocardio, arti inferiori) mediante matrici naturali e sintetiche e cellule staminali;
Biologia delle cellule progenitrici endoteliali umane: effetto di fattori di rischio cardiovascolari e farmaci su numero, funzione cellulare e meccanismi molecolari di trasduzione; Monitoraggio del numero delle cellule progenitrici endoteliali e della funzione endoteliale in pazienti con rischio cardiovascolare, diabete, malattie rare
Studio dei mediatori coinvolti nei disturbi neurologi conseguenti a terapia sclerosante.

Laboratori/strumentazione:
Laboratorio di Ricerca Cardiovascolare, attrezzato per colture cellulari e tissutali e dotato di microscopio rovesciato dotato di sistema fotografico digitale, microscopio operatorio, armadio stabulario ventilato, cabina Biohazard di classe II tipo A, incubatore a CO2, Real-Time PCR System

Collaborazioni internazionali:
DP Mikhailidis, Department of Clinical Biochemistry (Vascular Disease Prevention Clinic), University College London Medical School, University College London, London, UK
AM Seifalian, Centre for Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine, Division of Surgery and Interventional Science, University College London, London, UK
HP Wendel, Clinical Research Laboratory, Department of Congenital and Paediatric Cardiac Surgery, University Children´s Hospital Tuebingen, Tuebingen, Germany
H Hosseinkahni, Department of Biomedical Engineering, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan

Lista pubblicazioni del triennio 2009-2011:
-Barsotti MC, Magera A, Armani C, Chiellini F, Felice F, Dinucci D, Piras AM, Minnocci A, Solaro R, Soldani G, Balbarini A, Di Stefano R. Fibrin acts as biomimetic niche inducing both differentiation and stem cell marker expression of early human endothelial progenitor cells. Cell Prolif 2011; 44:33-48. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2184.2010.00715.x.
-Briganti E, Spiller D, Mirtelli C, Kull S, Counoupas C, Losi P, Senesi S, Di Stefano R, Soldani G. A composite fibrin-based scaffold for controlled delivery of bioactive pro-angiogenetic growth factors. J Control Release 2010; 142:14-21.
-Misuraca L, Balbarini A. Double right coronary artery or split right coronary artery: the same anomaly? J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 2010; 11:398.
-Antonini-Canterin F, La Carrubba S, Gullace G, Zito C, Di Bello V, Di Salvo G, Benedetto F, Novo S, Pezzano A, Perticone F, Balbarini A, Carerj S; Research Group of the Italian Society of Cardiovascular Echography. Association between carotid atherosclerosis and metabolic syndrome: results from the ISMIR study. Angiology 2010; 615:443-448.
-Lu F, Carlino M, Lu C, Landoni C, Lucignani G, Fragasso G, Di Bello V, Margonato A, Chierchia SL, Marzilli M, Balbarini A. Assessment of residual viability by enoximone echocardiography in patients with previous myocardial infarction correlation with positron emission tomographic studies and functional follow-up. Echocardiography 2010; 27:544-551.
-Losi P, Briganti E, Magera A, Spiller D, Ristori C, Battolla B, Balderi M, Kull S, Balbarini A, Di Stefano R, Soldani G. Tissue response to poly(ether)urethane-polydimethylsiloxane-fibrin composite scaffolds for controlled delivery of pro-angiogenic growth factors. Biomaterials 2010; 31:5336-5344.
-Lu C, Lu F, Fragasso G, Dabrowski P, Di Bello V, Chierchia SL, Gianolli L, Marzilli M, Balbarini A. Comparison of exercise electrocardiography, technetium-99m sestamibi single photon emission computed tomography, and dobutamine and dipyridamole echocardiography for detection of coronary artery disease in hypertensive women. Am J Cardiol 2010; 105:1254-1260.
-Leo LA, Grigoratos C, Spontoni P, Violo C, Balbarini A. An unusual case of traumatic occlusion of the left common femoral artery: a case report. J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown). 2010;  e-pub ahead of print.
-Felice F, Lucchesi D, di Stefano R, Barsotti MC, Storti E, Penno G, Balbarini A, Del Prato S, Pucci L. Oxidative stress in response to high glucose levels in endothelial cells and in endothelial progenitor cells: evidence for differential glutathione peroxidase-1 expression. Microvasc Res 2010; 80:332-338.
-Di Stefano R, Barsotti MC, Felice F, Magera A, Lekakis J, Leone A, Balbarini A. Smoking and endothelial progenitor cells: a revision of literature. Curr Pharm Des 2010; 16:2559-2566.
-Donati F, Misuraca L, Grigoratos C, Violo C, Vannucci S, Balbarini A. An uncommon clinical condition: chronic thrombosis of the inferior vena cava. A case report and review of literature. Monaldi Arch Chest Dis 2010; 74:36-39.
-Masci PG, Barison A, Aquaro GD, Pingitore A, Mariotti R, Balbarini A, Passino C, Lombardi M, Emdin M. Myocardial delayed enhancement in paucisymptomatic nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy. Int J Cardiol 2010; e-pub ahead of print.
-Antonini-Canterin F, Carerj S, Di Bello V, Di Salvo G, La Carrubba S, Vriz O, Pavan D, Balbarini A, Nicolosi GL; Research Group of the Italian Society of Cardiovascular Echography (SIEC). Arterial stiffness and ventricular stiffness: a couple of diseases or a coupling disease? A review from the cardiologist’s point of view. Eur J Echocardiogr 2009; 10:36-43.
-Di Stefano R, Barsotti MC, Melillo E, Iorio M, Santoni T, Armani C, Dell’omodarme M, Ristori C, De Caterina R, Balbarini A. The prostacyclin analogue iloprost increases circulating endothelial progenitor cells in patients with critical limb ischemia. Thromb Haemost 2009; 100:871-877.
-Di Stefano R, Barsotti MC, Armani C, Santoni T, Lorenzet R, Balbarini A, Celi A. Human peripheral blood endothelial progenitor cells synthesize and express functionally active tissue factor. Thromb Res 2009; 123:925-930.
-Barison A, Aquaro GD, Passino C, Falorni M, Balbarini A, Lombardi M, Pasquali L, Emdin M, Siciliano G. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging and management of dilated cardiomyopathy in a Duchenne muscular dystrophy manifesting carrier. J Neurol 2009; 256:283-284.
-Di Stefano R, Felice F, Balbarini A. Angiogenesis as risk factor for plaque vulnerability. Curr Pharm Des 2009; 15:1095-1106.
-Barsotti MC, Di Stefano R, Spontoni P, Chimenti D, Balbarini A. Role of endothelial progenitor cell mobilization after percutaneous angioplasty procedure. Curr Pharm Des 2009; 15:1107-1122.
-Misuraca L, Rutigliano D, Pestrichella V, Contegiacomo G, Balbarini A. A very rare congenital abnormality: double right coronary artery. A case report. J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 2009; 10:643-645.
-Antonini-Canterin F, Di Bello V, Di Salvo G, La Carrubba S, Bellieni G, Benedetto F, Perticone F, Maio R, Giannini D, Balbarini A, Nicolosi GL, Pezzano A, Carerj S; Research Group of the Italian Society of Cardiovascular Echography (SIEC). Relation of carotid intima-media thickness and aortic valve sclerosis (from the ISMIR study [“Ispessimento Medio Intimale e Rischio Cardiovascolare”] of the Italian Society of Cardiovascular Echography). Am J Cardiol 2009; 103:1556-1561.
-Di Stefano R, Di Bello V, Barsotti MC, Grigoratos C, Armani C, Dell’Omodarme M, Carpi A, Balbarini A. Inflammatory markers and cardiac function in acute coronary syndrome: difference in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and in non-STEMI models. Biomed Pharmacother 2009; 63:773-780.
-Di Bello V, Carerj S, Perticone F, Benedetto F, Palombo C, Talini E, Giannini D, La Carrubba S, Antonini-Canterin F, Di Salvo G, Bellieni G, Pezzano A, Romano MF, Balbarini A; Research Group of the Italian Society of CardioVascular Echocardiography (SIEC). Carotid intima-media thickness in asymptomatic patients with arterial hypertension without clinical cardiovascular disease: relation with left ventricular geometry and mass and coexisting risk factors. Angiology 2009; 60:705-713.