Carlo Marcuccio

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Migraine without aura (MWA) is a clinical condition characterized by multiple immune deficits, which may play an important role in the pathogenesis of the disease. In this respect, previous studies have demonstrated that patients with MWA exhibit profound dysfunctions of phagocytosis and killing exerted by polymorphonuclear cells (PMN) and monocytes. This(More)
Tuberculosis (TBC) is characterized by a complex immune response which parallels the clinical course of the disease. In this respect, acquired resistance, delayed hypersensitivity reaction and anergy are the main types of immune reactivity to mycobacterial antigens. In view of the presence of nonspecific and specific immune deficits in TBC patients, a(More)
Our results suggest that CKs, in particular Interleukin-1 and Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF)-alpha, are involved in the pathogenesis of some neurological disorders and HIV infection. Infact, we observed an exaggerated spontaneous release of TNF-alpha in patients with migraine without aura. Furthermore, in a broad spectrum of patients with HIV-infection we have(More)
Many evidences support the existence of a bilateral connection between the thymic gland and the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPAA). In this respect, neurohormones such as the adrenal corticotropin hormone and glucocorticoids cause thymic involution, while the growth hormone and the prolactin upregulate thymic functions. On the other hand, a thymic(More)
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