Valeria Sasso

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Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a devastating condition of CNS that often results in severe functional impairments for which there are no restorative therapies. As in other CNS injuries, in addition to the effects that are related to the primary site of damage, these impairments are caused by degeneration of distal regions that are connected functionally to the(More)
When CNS lesions develop, neuronal degeneration occurs locally but in regions that are remote, yet functionally connected, to the primary lesion site. This process, known as “remote damage,” significantly affects long-term outcomes in many CNS pathologies, such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, and traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries. Remote damage can(More)
Spinal cord injuries (SCIs) are devastating conditions of the central nervous system (CNS) for which there are no restorative therapies. Neuronal death at the primary lesion site and in remote regions that are functionally connected to it is one of the major contributors to neurological deficits following SCI. Disruption of autophagic flux induces neuronal(More)
After focal brain injuries occur, in addition to the effects that are attributable to the primary site of damage, the resulting functional impairments depend highly on changes that occur in regions that are remote but functionally connected to the site of injury. Such effects are associated with apoptotic and inflammatory cascades and are considered to be(More)
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