Matteo Malinverno

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The discovery of the molecular mechanisms regulating the abundance of synaptic NMDA receptors is essential for understanding how synaptic plasticity, as well as excitotoxic events, are regulated. However, a complete understanding of the precise molecular mechanisms regulating the composition of the NMDA receptor complex at hippocampal synapse is still(More)
N-Cadherin has an important role during dendrite arborization, axon guidance, and synaptogenesis. In particular, at synaptic sites, N-cadherin is involved in the regulation of cell-cell adhesion and in morphology and plasticity control. Recent studies have shown that N-cadherin can be cleaved by the metalloproteinase ADAM10. Here we demonstrate that(More)
OBJECTIVE In CSF, extended (55 kDa) and truncated (33 kDa) tau forms have been previously recognized, and the tau 33 kDa/55 kDa ratio has been found significantly reduced in progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) vs in other neurodegenerative disorders. The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic value of the CSF tau form ratio as a biomarker of PSP(More)
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) total Tau levels vary widely in neurodegenerative disorders, thus being not useful in their discrimination over Alzheimer disease. No CSF marker for progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) is currently available. The aim of this study was to characterise and measure Tau forms in order to verify the differential patterns among(More)
We describe here an innovative, non-transgenic animal model of Alzheimer's disease. This model mimics early stages of sporadic disease, which represents the vast majority of cases. The model was obtained by interfering with the complex between a disintegrin and metalloproteinase domain containing protein 10 (ADAM10), the main α-secretase candidate, and its(More)
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) tau ratio decrease (33kDa/55kDa forms) and mid-saggital midbrain-to-pons (MP) atrophy have been suggested as diagnostic markers for progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP). The usefulness of their combined evaluation has never been tested. We evaluated the CSF tau ratio and the MP atrophy as a combined marker for early identification(More)
The neuropeptide pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide 38 (PACAP38) has been implicated in the induction of synaptic plasticity at the excitatory glutamatergic synapse. In particular, recent studies have shown that it is involved in the regulation of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) and α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid (AMPA)(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Cerebral cavernous malformation (CCM) is characterized by multiple lumen vascular malformations in the central nervous system that can cause neurological symptoms and brain hemorrhages. About 20% of CCM patients have an inherited form of the disease with ubiquitous loss-of-function mutation in any one of 3 genes CCM1, CCM2, and CCM3.(More)
Vascular associated endothelial cell (ECs) progenitors are still poorly studied and their role in the newly forming vasculature at embryonic or postnatal stage remains elusive. In the present work, we first defined a set of genes highly expressed during embryo development and strongly downregulated in the adult mouse. In this group, we then concentrated on(More)