About the Authors

Caterina Mammi, Massimiliano Caprio
Centre for Clinical and Basic Research, IRCCS San Raffaele Pisana, Rome, Italy

Donatella Pastore, Marco F. Lombardo, Francesca Ferrelli, Massimo Federici, Paolo Sbraccia, Giulia Donadel, Alfonso Bellia, Andrea Fabbri, Davide Lauro
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy

Claudia Consoli, Manfredi Tesauro, Lucia Gatta, Massimo Fini, Giuseppe M. Rosano
San Raffaele Sulmona, L'Aquila, Italy

Andrea Fabbri
Unit of Endocrinology, Department of Internal Medicine, Ospedale S. Eugenio and CTO A. Alesini, University of Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy

Corresponding Author

d.lauro@med.uniroma2.it

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CM DL. Performed the experiments: CM DP ML FF CC LG DL. Analyzed the data: CM DP ML FF MC M. Fini M. Federici PS GD AB GMR AF DL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: M. Fini DL. Wrote the paper: CM DP MC CC LG DL. Performed several nitric oxide measurements and cell biology experiments: MT.