Isabella Peruga

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Laquinimod is a promising, orally available compound that has been successfully evaluated in placebo-controlled phase II/III studies of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS). Studies are ongoing to further define laquinimod's modulatory mechanisms. Analyses in the animal model of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) demonstrate that(More)
On a molecular level, depression is characterized by an altered monoaminergic neurotransmission as well as a modulation of cytokines and other mediators in the central nervous system. In particular, neurotrophic factors may influence affective behavior including depression and anxiety. Ciliary neurotrophic factor (CNTF) plays an important role in the(More)
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the central nervous system (CNS) characterized by inflammation, but also degenerative changes. Besides neurological deficits, the rate of affective disorders such as depression and anxiety is at least six fold increased. Many aspects of MS can be mimicked in the animal model of myelin(More)
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