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Research Article

Presence in the Pre-Surgical Fine-Needle Aspiration of Potential Thyroid Biomarkers Previously Identified in the Post-Surgical One

  • Federica Ciregia,

    Affiliation: Department of Pharmacy, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy

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  • Laura Giusti,

    Affiliation: Department of Pharmacy, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy

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  • Angelo Molinaro,

    Affiliation: Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy

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  • Filippo Niccolai,

    Affiliation: Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy

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  • Patrizia Agretti,

    Affiliation: Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy

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  • Teresa Rago,

    Affiliation: Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy

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  • Giancarlo Di Coscio,

    Affiliation: Section of Cytopathology, University of Pisa and Pisa University Hospital, Pisa, Italy

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  • Paolo Vitti,

    Affiliation: Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy

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  • Fulvio Basolo,

    Affiliation: Department of Surgical, Medical, Molecular Pathology and Critical Area, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy

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  • Pietro Iacconi,

    Affiliation: Department of Surgical, Medical, Molecular Pathology and Critical Area, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy

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  • Massimo Tonacchera,

    Affiliation: Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy

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  • Antonio Lucacchini mail

    lucas@farm.unipi.it

    Affiliation: Department of Pharmacy, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy

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  • Published: September 02, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0072911

About the Authors

Federica Ciregia, Laura Giusti, Antonio Lucacchini
Department of Pharmacy, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
Angelo Molinaro, Filippo Niccolai, Patrizia Agretti, Teresa Rago, Paolo Vitti, Massimo Tonacchera
Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
Giancarlo Di Coscio
Section of Cytopathology, University of Pisa and Pisa University Hospital, Pisa, Italy
Fulvio Basolo, Pietro Iacconi
Department of Surgical, Medical, Molecular Pathology and Critical Area, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy

Corresponding Author

Email: lucas@farm.unipi.it

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: FC LG AL. Performed the experiments: FC AM FN. Analyzed the data: FC LG AL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AM FN PA PI MT. Wrote the paper: FC LG MT PV AL. Carried out FNA: TR. Cytological Examination: GDC. Histological analysis: FB.