Marzia Govoni
  • Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine, University of Bologna, Italy
Research focus
  • Cancer biology
  • 1 Author merit


Ph.D, Biology and Physiology of the Cell, University of Bologna

Current position

Biomedical Laboratory Technician, Unit of Experimental Pathology, Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine (DIMES), University of Bologna, Italy

Publications (since 2010)

  1. Manerba, M., Di Ianni, L., Govoni, M., Roberti, M., Recanatini, M. and Di Stefano, G. (2017). Lactate dehydrogenase inhibitors can reverse inflammation induced changes in colon cancer cells. Eur J Pharm Sci 96: 37-44.
  2. Scala, F., Brighenti, E., Govoni, M., Imbrogno, E., Fornari, F., Trere, D., Montanaro, L. and Derenzini, M. (2016). Direct relationship between the level of p53 stabilization induced by rRNA synthesis-inhibiting drugs and the cell ribosome biogenesis rate. Oncogene 35(8): 977-989.
  3. Papi, A., Govoni, M., Ciavarella, C., Spisni, E., Orlandi, M. and Farabegoli, F. (2016). Epigallocatechin-3-gallate Increases RXRgamma-mediated Pro-apoptotic and Anti-invasive Effects in Gastrointestinal Cancer Cell Lines. Curr Cancer Drug Targets 16(4): 373-385.
  4. Brighenti, E., Giannone, F. A., Fornari, F., Onofrillo, C., Govoni, M., Montanaro, L., Trere, D. and Derenzini, M. (2016). Therapeutic dosages of aspirin counteract the IL-6 induced pro-tumorigenic effects by slowing down the ribosome biogenesis rate. Oncotarget 7(39): 63226-63241.
  5. Penzo, M., Casoli, L., Pollutri, D., Sicuro, L., Ceccarelli, C., Santini, D., Taffurelli, M., Govoni, M., Brina, D., Trere, D. and Montanaro, L. (2015). JHDM1B expression regulates ribosome biogenesis and cancer cell growth in a p53 dependent manner. Int J Cancer 136(5): E272-281.
  6. Farabegoli, F., Govoni, M., Ciavarella, C., Orlandi, M. and Papi, A. (2014). A RXR ligand 6-OH-11-O-hydroxyphenanthrene with antitumour properties enhances (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate activity in three human breast carcinoma cell lines. Biomed Res Int 2014: 853086.
  7. Vettraino, M., Manerba, M., Govoni, M. and Di Stefano, G. (2013). Galloflavin suppresses lactate dehydrogenase activity and causes MYC downregulation in Burkitt lymphoma cells through NAD/NADH-dependent inhibition of sirtuin-1. Anticancer Drugs 24(8): 862-870.
  8. Montanaro, L., Govoni, M., Orrico, C., Trere, D. and Derenzini, M. (2011). Location of rRNA transcription to the nucleolar components: disappearance of the fibrillar centers in nucleoli of regenerating rat hepatocytes. Cell Struct Funct 36(1): 49-56.
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Author:  Marzia Govoni, date: 02/05/2017, view: 6588, Q&A: 0
In eukaryotic cells transcriptional processes are carried out by three different RNA polymerases: RNA polymerase I which specifically transcribes ribosomal RNA (rRNA), RNA polymerase II which transcribes protein-coding genes to yield messenger RNAs ...
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