Domenico Consoli

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Somatic fusion of mesophyll protoplasts was used to produce hybrids between the frost-tolerant species Solanum commersonii (2n=2x=24) and dihaploid S. tuberosum (2n=2x=24). This is a sexually incompatible combination due to the difference in EBN (Endosperm Balance Number, Johnston et al. 1980). Species with different EBNs as a rule are sexually(More)
BACKGROUND Cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leucoencephalopathy (CADASIL) is a cause of hereditary cerebrovascular disease. It results from mutations in the Notch3 gene, a large gene with 33 exons. A cluster of mutations around exons 3 and 4 was originally reported and limited scanning of these exons was suggested for(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess incidence and predictors of acute symptomatic seizures in a prospective cohort of patients with first stroke. METHODS Patients with first stroke hospitalized in 31 Italian centers were recruited. Relevant demographic data, disease characteristics, and risk factors were collected. Acute symptomatic seizures (≤7 days) were recorded and(More)
BACKGROUND Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus (DM-2) is an important risk factor for Alzheimer disease (AD) and vascular dementia (VD). The role of insulinic therapy on cognitive decline is controversial. OBJECTIVE To evaluate cognitive impairment in patients with AD and DM-2 treated with either oral antidiabetic drugs or combination of insulin with other diabetes(More)
The aim of the ICARO-3 study was to evaluate whether intra-arterial treatment, compared to intravenous thrombolysis, increases the rate of favourable functional outcome at 3 months in acute ischemic stroke and extracranial ICA occlusion. ICARO-3 was a non-randomized therapeutic trial that performed a non-blind assessment of outcomes using retrospective data(More)
We performed a detailed molecular study in two unrelated families with pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration (PKAN) and the specific magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) eye-of-the-tiger pattern. In the first family with classic PKAN, linkage analysis using polymorphic markers from the PANK2 region ruled out linkage with this locus, and no mutation(More)
Non-motor symptoms are gaining relevance in Parkinson’s disease (PD) management but little is known about their progression and contribution to deterioration of quality of life. We followed prospectively 707 PD patients (62 % males) for 2 years. We assessed non-motor symptoms referred to 12 different domains, each including 1–10 specific symptoms, as well(More)
Primitive trigeminal artery (PTA) is the most frequent embryonic communication between the carotid and vertebro-basilar system. PTA is a pathophysiology phenomenon which has been implicated as a rare cause of cranial nerve dysfunction. We report the case of a 40-year-old woman who developed a complete oculomotor nerve palsy caused by a persistent ecstatic(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Migraine is a common neurological disorder. It can be divided into episodic migraine (EM) and chronic migraine (CM), based on headache frequency. Some studies have shown that insulin sensitivity is impaired in migraine; moreover, hypertension, diabetes and obesity are common in patients with CM. The aim of this study was to assess(More)