Journal of Clinical and Cellular Immunology

Journal of Clinical and Cellular Immunology
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9899

Vincenza Sofo

Vincenza Sofo

Associate Professor,Department of Environmental Protection, School of Medicine, University of Messina, Italy

The prof. Vincenza Sofo was born in Sinopoli (RC) 16 October 1951 and has a degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Messina November 22, 1973 and at the same venue has specialized in Microbiology in June 1977. Named assistant appointed by 6 May 1974 to November 30, 1979 from 1 December 1979 became assistant professor, as the winner of the contest for the post of assistant professor at the Institute of Pathology of the University of Messina. From November 1, 1984 is an associate professor of Pathology and the February 23, 1988 associate professor. Prof. Sofo he held from 1994 to 1998 the post of Deputy Mayor and Councillor for Social Services and the Health of the City of Messina  Teaching is documented by academic lessons of the Official of General Pathology, held until the academic year 1989 -90 students from the old system of the Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery and from 1990-91 to date from the lessons of the course of General Pathology and Pathophysiology for students of the new system (Tab. XVIII and following) the degree course in Medicine Surgery. Teaches General Pathology at Degree in Medical Radiology Techniques for Imaging and Radiotherapy, Pathology and Pathophysiology General at Degree in Biomedical Laboratory Techniques and Cellular and Molecular Pathology at Degree specialist biotechnology for health.  Intense and demanding his teaching in schools specialist in Allergy and Immunology and Health Physics, the course in criminology, in the Master's Degree in Criminology and PhD in Food Hygiene.  The research involved the action of prostaglandins (PGs) on 'expression of certain epitopes of T cells, the membrane immunoglobulins and some markers of lymphocytes in normal subjects and in cancer patients. Particular attention was paid to the study of some immunological abnormalities during HIV infection and the role played by PGE2 and PGF2alpha in response to mitogens in vitro human peripheral lymphocytes, both in healthy subjects and subjects seropositive for HIV. Other studies have dealt with the relationship between PGE2, interleukin 2 (IL-2) and receptors for IL-2 in the process of lymphocyte activation with PWM.  Interesting, for the possible effects clinical studies currently underway regarding the maldistribution of cells immunocompetent, alteration of cytokine network and alteration of apoptosis in certain diseases of immune dysregulation such as sarcoidosis (in collaboration with the Clinic of Respiratory Disease), multiple sclerosis (in collaboration with the IRCCS "Neurolesi Center" and the ' endometriosis (in collaboration with the Department of Gynecological Sciences).
Research Interest

Microbiology,General Pathology,Pathophysiology,Molecular Pathology,Allergy and Immunology 

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