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Expert Regional Center for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (CRESLA) - Reference Center for Piedmont Region



Expert Regional Center for ALS (CRESLA) of Turin is  Regional Reference Center for ALS in Piemonte and Valle d'Aosta (DGR 30th December 2009, no. 27-12969). Its research activities are aimed at the study of ALS on the epidemiological, clinical, cognitive, genetic, neuropathological and neurobiological side. The clinical research is in the field of clinical trials, including academics trials, the study of structural and functional neuroimaging markers (MRI and PET), and the study of phenotypic variants (deepphenotyping), with a focus on the cognitive aspects. From the neuroepidemiological point of view CRESLA pertains to the registry of Piedmont and Valle d'Aosta for ALS, recognized as a regional registry of major public health interest (BU 19/04/2012 Piedmont Region, the Regional Law 11 April 2012, n. 4). The registry has been operative since 1995 and it is thelargest registry for ALS worldwide.

The genetic research uses advanced techniques such as GWAS, exomesequencing and genomesequencing and it is aimed at the identification of both causal genes of disease and phenotype regulatory genes (onset age, clinical presentation and disease progression). The CRESLA is consortium center of the genetic national group of ALS (ITALSGEN Consortium) and it has active international cooperation both in Europe and in the United States. The neurobiological research is aimed at identifying in particular proteins and biochemical markers of disease. The methods used provide for the extraction and purification of nucleic acids and proteins and the execution of flow cytometry, Western Blotting, and ELISA techniques. The center also boasts a large biobank of biological material (blood, DNA / RNA, plasma, serum, urine, cells) relative to more than 300 ALS patients and as many healthy controls.

Group’s ECR Sectors:

LS5_11 - Neurological disorders (e.g. Alzheimer's disease, Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease)

LS5_2 - Molecular and cellular neuroscience

LS2_6 - Molecular genetics, reverse genetics and RNAi

LS7_2 - Diagnostic tools (e.g. genetic, imaging)



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