Michele Giorelli

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rIFN-beta reduces the frequency of the gadolinium-enhancing (Gd+) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) lesions in relapsing remitting (RR) MS. Its mechanism of action on improving the integrity of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) remains unclear. We investigated the effect of rIFN-beta-1b on the soluble intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (sICAM-1) serum levels(More)
So-called apraxia of eyelid opening (scAEO) has been described chiefly in the context of extrapyramidal disorders. We described 10 new patients with scAEO developing in the absence of any other CNS sign and reviewed the 11 cases with isolated scAEO reported in the literature. Combining our patients and those from the literature, peak age at onset was in the(More)
We have studied the effect of interferon (IF) beta-1a on the basal and TNFalpha-induced intercellular adhesion molecule 1 (ICAM 1) expression and fluid phase endocytosis (FPE) of horseradish peroxidase in cultured rat brain microvascular endothelial cells. Neither basal ICAM 1 expression nor basal FPE were significantly affected by 24-72 h exposure to 1000(More)
We report a female patient in whom so-called apraxia of eyelid opening (AEO) developed after the onset of possible progressive supranuclear palsy (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke criteria) and the introduction of antiparkinsonian medications including levodopa. Although parkinsonian symptoms responded poorly to levodopa, AEO worsened(More)
—The new and promising field of soft robotics has many open areas of research such as the development of an exhaustive theoretical and methodological approach to dynamic modeling. To help contribute to this area of research, this paper develops a dynamic model of a continuum soft robot arm driven by cables and based upon a rigorous geometrically exact(More)
— In this work we address the inverse kinetics problem of a non-constant curvature manipulator driven by three cables. An exact geometrical model of this manipulator has been employed. The differential equations of the mechanical model are non-linear, therefore the analytical solutions are difficult to calculate. Since the exact solutions of the mechanical(More)
TNFalpha (100 U/ml, 24 h) upregulated intercellular adhesion molecule 1 (ICAM1) expression on brain microvascular endothelial cell (BMEC) culture. The tyrosine kinase (TK) inhibitor genestein (100 microgram/ml), the protein kinase C (PKC) inhibitor staurosporin (1 nM), and interferon (IF) beta-1a (1000 U/ml) antagonized TNFalpha effect. When an ineffective(More)