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Dr Pietro PALMA

Facial Plastic Surgeon

Education:Pietro Palma graduated from the University of Bologna, Laurea in Medicina e Chirurgia cum laude. Otorhinolaryngology and Cervico-Facial Surgery, University of Sienna, Italy. Fellowships in rhinology and facial plastics in several centres, in Europe and the USA. Fellow, Americal College of Surgeons (FACS). Current position: - Past President of the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery (EAFPS) - Past President  of the IFFPSS (International Federation of Facial Plastic Surgery Societies)- Past-President, Italian ORL Society of Facial Plastic Surgery- Corresponding member, German Society of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery- YOUnique Rhinoplasty Clinic, Milano, Italy - Former Clinical Professor, University of Insubria-Varese, Italy. Publications:Pietro Palma has published numerous scientific papers, mainly covering the topics of rhinoplasty. His paper on Hybrid Rhinoplasty has been published in the journal Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery in 2010. He co-authored two textbooks and authored several chapters in international textbooks. Co-Editor of Rhinoplasty Archive.

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Aluminium(iii) dialkyl 2,6-bisimino-4R-dihydropyridinates(-1): selective synthesis, structure and controlled dimerization.

Jun, 2019

A family of stable and otherwise selectively unachievable 2,6-bisimino-4-R-1,4-dihydropyridinate aluminium (III) dialkyl complexes [AlR'2(4-R-iPrBIPH)] (R = Bn, Allyl; R' = Me, Et, iBu) have been synthesized, taking advantage of a method for the preparation of the corresponding 4-R-1,4-dihydropiridine precursors developed in our group. All the dihydropyrdinate(-1) dialkyl aluminium complexes have been fully characterized by 1H- 13C-NMR, elemental analysis and in the case 2'a, also by X-ray diffraction studies. Upon heating in toluene solution at 110 °C, the dimethyl derivatives 2a and 2'a dimerize selectively through a double cycloaddition. This reaction leads to the formation of two new C-C bonds that involve the both meta positions of the two 4-R-1,4-dihydropyridinate fragments, resulting the binuclear aluminium species [Me2Al(4-R-iPrHBIP)]2 (R = Bn (3a); allyl (3'a)). Experimental kinetics showed that the dimerization of 2'a obeys second order rate with negative activation entropy, which is consistent with a bimolecular rate-determining step. Controlled methanolysis of both 3a and 3'a release the metal-free dimeric bases, (4-Bn-iPrHBIPH)2 and (4-allyl-iPrHBIPH)2, providing a convenient route to these potentially useful ditopic ligands. When the R' groups are bulkier than Me (2b, 2'b and 2'c), the dimerization is hindered or fully disabled, favoring the formation of paramagnetic NMR-silent species, which have been identified on the basis of a controlled methanolysis of the final organometallic products. Thus, when a toluene solution of [AlEt2(4-Bn-iPrBIPH)] (2b) was heated at 110 °C, followed by the addition of methanol in excess, it yields a mixture of the dimer (4-Bn-iPrHBIPH)2 and the aromatized base 4-Bn-iPrBIP, in ca. 1 : 2 ratio, indicating that the dimerization of 2b competes with its spontaneous dehydrogenation, yielding a paramagnetic complex containing a AlEt2 unit and a non-innocent (4-Bn-iPrBIP)˙- radical-anion ligand. Similar NMR monitoring experiments on the thermal behavior of [AlEt2(4-allyl-iPrBIPH)] (2'b) and [AliBu2(4-allyl-iPrBIPH)] (2'c) showed that these complexes do not dimerize, but afford exclusively NMR silent products. When such thermally treated samples were subjected to methanolysis, they resulted in mixtures of the alkylated 4-allyl-iPrBIP and non-alkylated iPrBIP ligand, suggesting that dehydrogenation and deallylation reactions take place competitively. read more

Dalton transactions (Cambridge, England : 2003)

Development of specific enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for yellowtail kingfish (Seriola lalandi) follicle stimulating hormone using recombinant gonadotropins.

10, 2019

We developed a specific competitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for yellowtail kingfish (Seriola lalandi) follicle stimulating hormone (FSH). We previously produced a full-length single chain recombinant yellowtail kingfish FSH using the Pichia pastoris expression system. We used the same method to produce the β subunit of the hormone, against which polyclonal antibodies were raised in rabbits. We first confirmed immunoreactivity of the polyclonal antibodies with the recombinant full length FSH and FSHβ as well as plasma and pituitary FSH of sexually immature and mature yellowtail kingfish by Western blot analysis. We then developed a precise and reproducible ELISA for yellowtail kingfish FSH and validated the assay in plasma and pituitary extracts. The intra- and inter-assay coefficients of variation was <2.2% and 10.2%, respectively. The sensitivity of the assay was 78 pg/ml. For further validation of the assay, we measured the plasma FSH in immature yellowtail kingfish treated with increasing doses (blank, 50, 100 and 150 µg/kg) of kisseptin2-10 peptide from a previous study. The dose response observed in treated females was not significant, however the increased plasma FSH levels coincided with the significantly higher estradiol levels we previously reported in the treated groups. We assessed the applicability of the assay in measuring circulating FSH in other species. We observed parallelism between the linearized FSH standard curve and displacement curves of serially diluted plasma from Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) and tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus). We also observed similar parallelism with full length recombinant giant grouper (Epinephelus lanceolatus) FSH. The ELISA we developed for yellowtail kingfish FSH will be useful in understanding the reproductive biology of the species as well as enhancing its aquaculture. read more

General and comparative endocrinology

Correlation of tools for objective evaluation of infravesical obstruction of men with lower urinary tract symptoms.


To identify how the most frequently used parameters in daily clinical practice diagnosing bladder outlet obstruction (BOO) due to benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) correlate to each other. read more

International braz j urol : official journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
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