Publications

Evidence for a Derangement of the Microvascular System in Patients with a Very Early Diagnosis of Systemic Sclerosis.
J Rheumatol 2017 Aug 15;44(8):1190-1197. Epub 2017 May 15.
From the Department of Internal Medicine, São João Hospital Center, Al Prof Hernâni Monteiro; I3S, Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde, University of Porto; Departamento de Biomedicina, Unidade de Bioquímica, Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto; Nobre Laboratory, Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal; Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Careggi (AOUC), University of Florence; Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, Section of Anatomy and Histology, University of Florence, Florence; Department of Translational Medical Sciences, Centre for Basic and Clinical Immunology Research (CISI), University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy.

The "myth" of loss of angiogenesis in systemic sclerosis: a pivotal early pathogenetic process or just a late unavoidable event?
Arthritis Res Ther 2017 Jul 6;19(1):162. Epub 2017 Jul 6.
Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, Division of Rheumatology and Scleroderma Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Careggi, University of Florence, Viale Pieraccini 18, 50139, Florence, Italy.


Decreased expression of neuropilin-1 as a novel key factor contributing to peripheral microvasculopathy and defective angiogenesis in systemic sclerosis.
Ann Rheum Dis 2016 Aug 10;75(8):1541-9. Epub 2015 Sep 10.
Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Careggi (AOUC), University of Florence, Florence, Italy.

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