About the Authors

Giulia Bellini

Contributed equally to this work with: Giulia Bellini, Anna Grandone

Affiliation Department of Experimental Medicine, Pharmacology Division, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy

Anna Grandone

Contributed equally to this work with: Giulia Bellini, Anna Grandone

Affiliation Department of Woman, Child and of General and Specialist Surgery, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy

Marco Torella

Affiliation Department of Woman, Child and of General and Specialist Surgery, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy

Emanuele Miraglia del Giudice

Affiliation Department of Woman, Child and of General and Specialist Surgery, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy

Bruno Nobili

Affiliation Department of Woman, Child and of General and Specialist Surgery, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy

Laura Perrone

Affiliation Department of Woman, Child and of General and Specialist Surgery, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy

Sabatino Maione

Affiliation Department of Experimental Medicine, Pharmacology Division, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy

Francesca Rossi

francesca.rossi@unina2.it

Affiliation Department of Woman, Child and of General and Specialist Surgery, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: GB AG FR. Performed the experiments: GB AG MT. Analyzed the data: GB AG EMdG FR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: FR BN. Wrote the paper: GB AG FR. Supervised manuscript writing: EMdG BN SM FR. Supervised experiments: FR. Supervised clinical data: LP. Supervised molecular analysis: SM. Supervised statistic analysis: EMdG.