Publications

Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease: genetic subtypes in the Sardinian population.
Neurol Sci 2017 Jun 13;38(6):1019-1025. Epub 2017 Mar 13.
Multiple Sclerosis Centre, Department of Medical Sciences and Public Health, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy.

A multicenter study on the diagnostic significance of a single cerebrospinal fluid IgG band.
J Neurol 2017 May 5;264(5):973-978. Epub 2017 Apr 5.
Neurology Unit, Department of Biomedical, Metabolic and Neurosciences, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Nuovo Ospedale Civile Sant'Agostino Estense, Via Pietro Giardini, 1355, 41126, Modena, Italy.

Soluble BAFF Level Is Not Correlated to Mycobacterium avium Subspecies Paratuberculosis Antibodies and Increases After Interferon-β Therapy in Multiple Sclerosis Patients.
J Mol Neurosci 2016 Sep 2;60(1):91-3. Epub 2016 Jul 2.
Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche, Sezione di Microbiologia e Virologia, Università di Sassari, Viale San Pietro 43 b, 07100, Sassari, Italy.

(1)H-NMR analysis provides a metabolomic profile of patients with multiple sclerosis.
Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm 2016 Feb 24;3(1):e185. Epub 2015 Dec 24.
Department of Public Health (E.C., L.L., L.B., S.P., J.F., G.F., G.C., M.R.M., R.M.), Clinical and Molecular Medicine, Department of Biomedical Sciences (F.M., F.D.C., L.A.), and Department of Medical Science (M.G.M.), University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy.




Role of interferon-beta in Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis antibody response in Sardinian MS patients.
J Neurol Sci 2015 Feb 9;349(1-2):249-50. Epub 2015 Jan 9.
Multiple Sclerosis Centre, Department of Public Health, Clinical and Molecular Medicine, University of Cagliari, Italy.

Epstein-Barr virus and Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis peptides are cross recognized by anti-myelin basic protein antibodies in multiple sclerosis patients.
J Neuroimmunol 2014 May 6;270(1-2):51-5. Epub 2014 Mar 6.
Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche, Sezione di Microbiologia e Virologia, Università di Sassari, Italy. Electronic address:

Interaction between HLA-DRB1-DQB1 haplotypes in Sardinian multiple sclerosis population.
PLoS One 2013 8;8(4):e59790. Epub 2013 Apr 8.
Multiple Sclerosis Center, Department of Public Health and Clinical and Molecular Medicine, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy.

Evaluation of a multiparametric immunofluorescence assay for standardization of neuromyelitis optica serology.
PLoS One 2012 12;7(6):e38896. Epub 2012 Jun 12.
Clinical Neurobiology Unit, Regional Referring Multiple Sclerosis Centre, University Hospital San Luigi Gonzaga, Orbassano, Turin, Italy.



Overexpression of the Cytokine BAFF and Autoimmunity Risk.
N Engl J Med 2017 04;376(17):1615-1626
From Istituto di Ricerca Genetica e Biomedica, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche Monserrato (M.S., V.O., M.L.I., M. Pitzalis, M. Pala, C.S., V.F., M.F., M. Deiana, I.A., E.P., A. Mulas, M.G.P., M. Lobina, S.L., Mara Marongiu, V.S., Michele Marongiu, G.S., F.B., A. Maschio, F.D., M. Dei, F.V., S.O., A.A., M.B.W., A. Meloni, S. Sanna, E.F., M.Z., F.C.), Center for Advanced Studies, Research, and Development in Sardinia, Parco Scientifico e Tecnologico della Sardegna (I.Z., M.F., R.C., G. Cuccuru), Struttura Complessa Disciplina di Ematologia e Centro Trapianto Cellule Staminali Emopoietiche Wilma Deplano, Ospedale Oncologico di Riferimento Regionale Armando Businco (M. Pani), Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica, Medicina Clinica e Molecolare, Università di Cagliari (E.C., J.F., G. Coghe, L.L., G. Fenu), Azienda Ospedaliera Brotzu, S.C. Neurologia (P.F., M. Melis), Division of Rheumatology, University and University Hospital of Cagliari (M. Piga, A. Mathieu), Department of Medical Sciences M. Aresu, University of Cagliari (D.F., S.D.G., M.G.M.), Azienda Ospedaliera Brotzu, U.S. Gastroenterologia Pediatrica Ospedale Pediatrico Microcitemico A. Cao (M.C.), and Nephrology, Dialysis, and Transplantation Unit, Giuseppe Brotzu Hospital (A.P.), Cagliari, Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche, Università degli Studi di Sassari (M.F., F.P., F.C.), Unit of Neurology, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Sassari (G. Farina, G.R.), and Servizio Trasfusionale (M.A.S.) and Clinica Medica (A.D.), Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria di Sassari, Sassari, Neurology B, Department of Neurological, Biomedical, and Movement Sciences, University of Verona, Verona (G. Farina), Department of Health Sciences, Interdisciplinary Research Center of Autoimmune Diseases, University of Eastern Piedmont, Novara (N.B., S.D.), SC Neurologia, Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche, Istituti di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico (IRCCS) Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza, San Giovanni Rotondo (M. Leone), Don C. Gnocchi Foundation IRCCS (F.R.G.), and Referral Center for Systemic Autoimmune Diseases Fondazione IRCCS Cá Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico and University of Milan (M. Marchini), Milan, and Dipartimento di Scienze Cliniche e Molecolari, Università Politecnica delle Marche e Ospedali Riuniti, Ancona (M.G.D.) - all in Italy; Laboratory of Genetics and Genomics, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Baltimore (M.L.I., M.G., D.S.); the Department of Clinical Neurosciences (M.B., S. Sawcer) and JDRF-Wellcome Trust Diabetes and Inflammation Laboratory, National Institute for Health Research Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre, Cambridge Institute for Medical Research (J.A.T.), University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom; Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet at Karolinska University Hospital Solna (I.K., I.L.B., T.O., J.H.), Institute of Environmental Medicine (L.A.) and Institute of Environmental Medicine, Unit of Immunology and Chronic Disease (M.E.A.R.), Karolinska Institute, and Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Stockholm County Council (L.A.), Stockholm; Department of Functional Biology, University of Oviedo, Oviedo (A.S.), Rheumatology Department, Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre, Madrid (P.E.C.), Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Universitario Virgen del Rocío, Seville (M.J.C.-P.), Laboratorio de Investigacion 10 and Rheumatology Unit, Instituto de Investigacion Sanitaria-Hospital Clinico Universitario de Santiago, Santiago de Compostela (A.G.), and Centro de Genómica e Investigación Oncológica, Pfizer-Universidad de Granada-Junta de Andalucía, Granada (M.E.A.R.) - all in Spain; Department of Human Genetics, University of Chicago, Chicago (J.H.M., J.N.); Centro Hospitalar do Porto-Hospital Santo Antonio and Unit for Multidisciplinary Research in Biomedicine-Unidade Multidisciplinar de Investigação Biomédica, Porto, Portugal (B.M.S.); Departments of Pathology and Genetics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA (S.B.M.); and Center for Statistical Genetics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (G.R.A.).

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