Luca Diamanti

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Several lines of evidence support the hypothesis of a toxic role played by wild type SOD1 (WT-SOD1) in the pathogenesis of sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (SALS). In this study we investigated both distribution and expression profile of WT-SOD1 in leukocytes from 19 SALS patients and 17 healthy individuals. Immunofluorescence experiments by confocal(More)
Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA), formerly known as a Churg–Strauss syndrome [1], is a rare systemic small vessel vasculitis mainly affecting people aged 40–60 years without gender predominance [2, 3]. Asthma, eosinophilia, chronic paranasal sinusitis, nasal polyposis, non-fixed pulmonary infiltrates, and myocarditis are typical findings(More)
Increased levels of SOD1 mRNA have been observed in sporadic ALS patients (SALS) compared to controls. Hence, the understanding of the mechanisms by which SOD1 gene expression is modulated may shed new light on SOD1 involvement in ALS. Of interest, some adenine/uracil-rich elements (AREs) in SOD1 3'-untranslated region have been identified. These sequences(More)
BACKGROUND It is still unclear whether oxidative stress (OS) is a disease consequence or is directly involved in the etiology of neurodegenerative disorders (NDs) onset and/or progression; however, many of these conditions are associated with increased levels of oxidation markers and damaged cell components. Previously we demonstrated the accumulation of(More)
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal neurodegenerative disorder that affects central and peripheral motor neuron cells. Its etiology is unknown, although a relationship between genetic background and environmental factors may play a major role in triggering the neurodegeneration. In this review, we analyze the role of environmental factors in ALS:(More)
Combined central and peripheral demyelination (CCPD) is rare, and current knowledge is based on case reports and small case series. The aim of our study was to describe the clinical features, diagnostic results, treatment and outcomes in a large cohort of patients with CCPD. Thirty-one patients entered this retrospective, observational, two-center study. In(More)
OBJECTIVES In recent years, herpes simplex encephalitis (HSE) has been reported with increasing frequency in settings of immunosuppression, such as acquired immunodeficiency, transplantation and cancer. As observed, in immunocompromised individuals HSE presents peculiar clinical and paraclinical features, and poorer prognosis. METHODS Here we describe a(More)
BACKGROUND Neurological complications (NC) after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) are rare events. The evolution of transplant procedures has resulted in improved survival and has allowed elderly patients or those with comorbidity to receive an HSCT. The risk of NC in these patients has still not been well defined. Therefore, we carried out an(More)