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Welcome to the Laboratory of Molecular Pathology headed by Prof. Ciro Isidoro.
The laboratory was established in the Department of Health Sciences (formerly Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche) at the Università del Piemonte Orientale "Amedeo Avogadro" in Novara in September 1996.
Our mission is to study the role and the involvement of lysosomal proteolysis in the pathogenesis of diseases. Main areas include:
  1. The biogenesis and pathophysiological function of Cathepsin D;
  2. The regulation of the autophagy-lysosomal pathway in cancer and in neurodegeneration;
  3. The nanobioimaging of vesicular traffic defects.
(Ongoing projects are described in the laboratory and research activities).
Scholars willing to visit our laboratory and students/postDoc who wish graduating or working with us are welcome (please contact us via e-mail). 

Aphorisms of your Prof.

In Italia tutto ti è perdonato, fuorché il successo.

cit.- Enzo Ferrari

In Italy everything is forgiven, except for success.

cit.- Enzo Ferrari

Tutti sono necessari e ciascuno è indispensabile.

cit.- Ciro Isidoro

Everyone is necessary and everyone is indispensable.
cit.- Ciro Isidoro

Anela all’ammirazione dei Giusti, ignora l’invidia dei perdenti, rifuggi dalla compassione degli amici.

cit.- Ciro Isidoro

Yearn for the admiration of the Righteous, ignore the envy of the losers, flee from the compassion of friends
cit.- Ciro Isidoro

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From our Laboratory

Preclinical evidence for preventive and curative effects of resveratrol on xenograft cholangiocarcinogenesis

Suyanee Thongchot  1 , Alessandra Ferraresi  2 , Chiara Vidoni  2 , Amreen Salwa  2 , Letizia Vallino  2…

Systems Biology in Cancer Diagnosis Integrating Omics Technologies and Artificial Intelligence to Support Physician Decision Making

by Alaa Fawaz, Alessandra Ferraresi, and Ciro Isidoro Laboratory of Molecular Pathology, Department of Health…

Resveratrol Contrasts IL-6 Pro-Growth Effects and Promotes Autophagy-Mediated Cancer Cell Dormancy in 3D Ovarian Cancer: Role of miR-1305 and of Its Target ARH-I

Andrea Esposito 1, Alessandra Ferraresi 1, Amreen Salwa 1, Chiara Vidoni 1, Danny N Dhanasekaran 2, Ciro Isidoro 1Affiliations 1Laboratory of Molecular Pathology, Department of Health…

GNAi2/gip2-Regulated Transcriptome and Its Therapeutic Significance in Ovarian Cancer

Ji Hee Ha  1   2 , Muralidharan Jayaraman  1   2 , Mingda Yan  1 , Padmaja…


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Università del Piemonte Orientale Dipartimento di Scienze della Salute (Novara, Italy)

Via Paolo Solaroli, 17,

28100 Novara (NO), Italy

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Tel. Office: +39 0321 660507

Tel Lab: +39 0321 660641

Fax: +39 0321 620421

Email: ciro.isidoro@med.uniupo.it