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.


The Required Coefficient of Friction for evaluating gait alterations in people with Multiple Sclerosis during gait.
Mult Scler Relat Disord 2016 Nov 24;10:174-178. Epub 2016 Oct 24.
Department of Mechanical, Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy. Electronic address:

Clinical assessment of gait in individuals with multiple sclerosis using wearable inertial sensors: Comparison with patient-based measure.
Mult Scler Relat Disord 2016 Nov 27;10:187-191. Epub 2016 Oct 27.
Multiple Sclerosis Centre, Department of Medical Sciences and Public Health University of Cagliari, Cagliari, 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.

History of multiple sclerosis in 2 successive pregnancies: A French and Italian cohort.
Neurology 2016 Sep 27;87(13):1360-7. Epub 2016 Jul 27.
From the Service de Neurologie A (A.B., F.D.-D., S.R., G.A., L.G., I.I., R.M., C.C., S.V.), Hôpital Neurologique Pierre Wertheimer, Hospices Civils de Lyon, Lyon/Bron; Centre des Neurosciences de Lyon (A.B., F.D.-D., S.R., G.A., L.G., I.I., R.M., C.C., S.V.), INSERM 1028 et CNRS UMR5292, Equipe Neuro-oncologie et Neuro-inflammation; Université de Lyon (A.B., F.D.-D., S.R., G.A., L.G., I.I., R.M., C.C., S.V.); Université Lyon 1 et Université de Lyon (A.B., R.C., S.R., R.M., C.C., S.V.), France; Department NEUROFARBA (M.-P.A., E.P.), Section Neurosciences, University of Florence, Italy; Observatoire Français de la Sclérose en Plaques (R.C., C.C., S.V.), Bron, France; Departments of Medical Sciences (M.-G.M.) and Public Health, Clinical and Molecular Medicine (E.C.), University of Cagliari; Hospital of Gallarate (A.G., P.A.), Varese; Department of Basic Medical Sciences (M.T., M.S.), Neurosciences and Sense Organs, University of Bari, Italy; Fondation Eugène Devic EDMUS contre la Sclérose en Plaques (R.M., C.C., S.V.), Bron; and Centre des Neurosciences de Lyon (R.M., C.C., S.V.), INSERM 1028 et CNRS UMR5292, Equipe Neuro-oncologie et Neuro-inflammation, France.


TBK1 is associated with ALS and ALS-FTD in Sardinian patients.
Neurobiol Aging 2016 Jul 9;43:180.e1-5. Epub 2016 Apr 9.
"Rita Levi Montalcini" Department of Neuroscience, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Center, University of Turin, Turin, Italy; Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Città della Salute e della Scienza, Turin, Italy; Neuroscience Institute of Torino (NIT), Turin, Italy; Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Rome, Italy. Electronic address:

Assessing response to interferon-β in a multicenter dataset of patients with MS.
Neurology 2016 Jul 15;87(2):134-40. Epub 2016 Jun 15.
From the University of Genoa (M.P.S.); Hospital San Camillo Forlanini (C.G.) and Department of Neurology and Psychiatry (L.P., C.P.), Sapienza University, Rome; Department of Neurology (M.R., V.M., G.C.) and Neuroimaging Research Unit (M.A.R., M.F.), San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy; Hospital Universitario Vall d'Hebron (J.R., M. Tintorè, A.R., X.M.), Barcelona, Spain; University of Verona (M.C.); Department of Public Health, Clinical and Molecular Medicine (E.C.), and Department of Medical Sciences (M.G.M., E.C.), University of Cagliari, Italy; Department of Neurology (C.E., F.F.), Medical University of Graz, Austria; Dip. to di Scienze Mediche, Chirurgiche, Neurologiche, Metaboliche e dell'Invecchiamento (A.G., G.T.), Seconda Universita' di Napoli, MRI Research Center "SUN-FISM," Hermitage-Capodimonte Clinic, Naples, Italy; Neurology (L.K., T.S.), Departments of Medicine, Clinical Research, and Biomedical Engineering, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland; DKD Helios Klinik Wiesbaden (T.S.), Germany; University of Siena (M.L.S., N.D.S.); and Department of Medical Sciences, Neurosciences and Sense Organs (M. Trojano, C.T.), University of Bari, 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.



ATXN2 is a modifier of phenotype in ALS patients of Sardinian ancestry.
Neurobiol Aging 2015 Oct 25;36(10):2906.e1-5. Epub 2015 Jun 25.
ALS Center, 'Rita Levi Montalcini' Department of Neuroscience, University of Turin, Turin, Italy; Neurology II, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Città della Salute e della Scienza, Turin, Italy; Neuroscience Institute of Torino (NIT), Turin, Italy. Electronic address:




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.

Genetic architecture of ALS in Sardinia.
Neurobiol Aging 2014 Dec 18;35(12):2882.e7-2882.e12. Epub 2014 Jul 18.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Center, "Rita Levi Montalcini" Department of Neuroscience, University of Turin, Turin, Italy; Department of Neurosciences, Ophthalmology, Genetics, Rehabilitation and Child Health, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy; Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Città della Salute e della Scienza, Turin, Italy; Neuroscience Institute of Torino (NIT), Turin, Italy. Electronic address:

Novel characterization of gait impairments in people with multiple sclerosis by means of the gait profile score.
J Neurol Sci 2014 Oct 19;345(1-2):159-63. Epub 2014 Jul 19.
Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy; IRCCS "San Raffaele Pisana", Tosinvest Sanità, Roma, Italy.




Neuroactive steroid levels in plasma and cerebrospinal fluid of male multiple sclerosis patients.
J Neurochem 2014 Aug 28;130(4):591-7. Epub 2014 May 28.
Department of Pharmacological and Biomolecular Sciences - Center of Excellence on Neurodegenerative Diseases, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milano, 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.







Cognitive screening in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in early stages.
Amyotroph Lateral Scler 2012 Jan 6;13(1):95-101. Epub 2011 Sep 6.
Dipartimento di Scienze Cardiovascolari e Neurologiche, Sezione Neurologia, Policlinico Universitario, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Cagliari, Università di Cagliari, Italy.







Parkin Exon Rearrangements and Sequence Variants in LRRK2 Mutations Carriers: Analysis on a Possible Modifier Effect on LRRK2 Penetrance.
Parkinsons Dis 2010 Aug 19;2010:537698. Epub 2010 Aug 19.
Centro per i Disordini del Movimento, Dipartimento di Scienze Cardiovascolari e Neurologiche, Sezione Neurologia, Università degli studi di Cagliari, Via Ospedale 46, 09124 Cagliari, Italy.





Genetic analysis for five LRRK2 mutations in a Sardinian parkinsonian population: importance of G2019S and R1441C mutations in sporadic Parkinson's disease patients.
Parkinsonism Relat Disord 2009 May 20;15(4):277-80. Epub 2008 Sep 20.
Centro per i Disordini del Movimento, Dipartimento di Scienze Cardiovascolari e Neurologiche, Sezione Neurologia, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy.


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