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Research Centre: Pavia


irccs pavia

Head of the Unit
Antonio Dal Canton MD
Clinical Staff
Esposito Ciro, Fasoli Gianluca, Gregorini Marilena, Libetta Carmelo, Rampino Teresa, Sepe Vincenzo, Soccio Antonella.
Research and Laboratory
Cornacchia Flavia MD, Guidetti Cristina BSc, Maggio Milena MD, Parrilla Bina BSc, Quatela Michela BSc, Scudellaro Roberta BSc.
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Full postal address Hongo 2-1-1, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8421, Japan
Website of the unit



One-year angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibition plus mycophenolate mofetil immunosuppression (AIM) in the course of early IgA nephropathy: A multicentre, randomised, controlled, study. Multicenter randomized, controlled trail for Ace-inhibition (ramipril) alone or ACE-inhibition plus mycophenolate mofetil in proteinuric (> 1 g/die) IgA nephropathy patients in either pediatric (6-17 years) and adult (18-65) age.


• Th1/Th2 balance in patients with IgA nephropathy in treatment with mycophenolate mofetil.
• Role of MSP/Ron system in IgA nephropaty.
• Gene transcription induced by aberrantly glycosylated IgA in human
• mesangial cells. A cDNA microarray study.
• Effects of sera from IgA nephropathy patients on isolated glomeruli and cultured cells.

Fellows program: Specify if the Unit accepts from other Countries for:
Short(1-2 month) well focused trained programs either clinically or laboratory oriented: Yes
Long (at least 1 year) research fellowships: Yes
Specify corresponding availability of grants: Yes
Specify if the Unit may provide help for accommodation: No

Prerequisites for Fellowship
Language: Italian, English, Spanish
Work/Research experience: not required
Other prerequisites: none
CV evaluation: Yes

Publications in International Journals on IgA Nephropathy

Publications List

  1. Libetta C, Rampino T, Palumbo G, Esposito C, Dal Canton A. Circulating serum lectins of patients with IgA nephropathy stimulate IL-6 release from mesangial cells. J Am Soc Nephrol 1997, 8:208-13. Pubmed Link
  2. Rampino T, Libetta C, Palumbo G, Memoli B, Dal Canton A. Interleukin-6 production induced in peripheral blood mononuclear cells by a serum factor from IgA nephropathy patients is inhibited in vitro by specific sugars. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 1994, 9:1560-3. Pubmed Link

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