Fabrizio Caldara

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Increased cortisol levels in humans are often observed in patients suffering from mood disorders. In this study human fetal brain aggregates were exposed to cortisol at 500 nM for 3 weeks, as an in-vitro model of chronic cortisol exposure. Microarray analysis on extracted mRNA using the Affymetrix U133A platform was then performed. Our results demonstrated(More)
Brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) has been shown to exert multiple actions on neurons. It plays a role in neuronal growth and maintenance and use-dependent plasticity, such as long-term potentiation and learning. This neurotrophin is believed to regulate neuronal plasticity by modifying neuronal excitability and morphology. There is experimental(More)
BACKGROUND Inspiratory resistive breathing (IRB) challenges affect respiratory muscle endurance in healthy individuals, which is considered to be an interleukin 6 (IL-6)-dependent mechanism. Whether nonpharmacological thermal therapies promote the endurance of loaded inspiratory muscles in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is unclear. The(More)
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