Ivana Delalle

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A progressive loss of neurons with age underlies a variety of debilitating neurological disorders, including Alzheimer's disease (AD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), yet few effective treatments are currently available. The SIR2 gene promotes longevity in a variety of organisms and may underlie the health benefits of caloric restriction, a diet(More)
Cognitive decline is a debilitating feature of most neurodegenerative diseases of the central nervous system, including Alzheimer's disease. The causes leading to such impairment are only poorly understood and effective treatments are slow to emerge. Here we show that cognitive capacities in the neurodegenerating brain are constrained by an epigenetic(More)
MicroRNAs are key regulators of transcriptome plasticity and have been implicated with the pathogenesis of brain diseases. Here, we employed massive parallel sequencing and provide, at an unprecedented depth, the complete and quantitative miRNAome of the mouse hippocampus, the prime target of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease (AD).(More)
Exosomes are cellular secretory vesicles containing microRNAs (miRNAs). Once secreted, exosomes are able to attach to recipient cells and release miRNAs potentially modulating the function of the recipient cell. We hypothesized that exosomal miRNA expression in brains of patients diagnosed with schizophrenia (SZ) and bipolar disorder (BD) might differ from(More)
Neuropeptide Y (NPY) is present in neurons of the adult human cerebral cortex. In view of the reported roles of NPY in the central nervous system in health and during certain disease conditions, we have studied normal development of NPY immunoreactivity (-ir) in the human prefrontal cortex (PFC), Brodmann areas 9 and 46. Twenty-six specimens ranging from(More)
The subplate and marginal zone are prominent transient zones of the developing cerebral wall and contain a variety of neuropeptide Y-immunoreactive (NPY-ir) cells. This study investigates morphological maturation as well as regression and/or transformation of NPY-ir neurons in the transient compartments and the cortical plate of the human frontal cortex.(More)
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia in the elderly but effective therapeutic strategies to treat AD are not yet available. This is also due to the fact that the pathological mechanisms that drive the pathogenesis of sporadic AD are still not sufficiently understood and may differ on the individual level. Several risk factors such as(More)
The progression of several human neurodegenerative diseases is characterized by the appearance of intracellular inclusions or cytoskeletal abnormalities. An important question is whether these abnormalities actually contribute to the degenerative process or whether they are merely manifestations of cells that are already destined for degeneration. We have(More)
Intramedullary primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) is a rare central nervous system (CNS) malignancy affecting mostly the brain, but it may also involve the leptomeninges, eyes, and spinal cord. A 71-year-old woman presented with back pain and progressive unilateral lower extremity weakness owing to an intramedullary primary histiocytic sarcoma(More)
The aim of this paper was to offer for the first time a selective and systematic description of the "Zabreb Neuroembryological Collection" of human brains and to illustrate the major results of our research team. Throughout these 16 years of continuous and systematic research, we have applied different techniques for demonstrating the cytoarchitectonics(More)