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Clinical Neurosciences



The research group deals with primary and secondary headaches, ataxic syndromes and demyelinating diseases (in particular MS). The approach to these diseases is articulated through clinical, genetic, neuroimaging and immunopathology trials. The study of Gender factors that may modulate the clinical history of the disease in headaches and demyelinating syndromes is in progress. Through national (Genova, Milano, Bari) and international (Toronto, Paris, London) networks, the genotypes classification of the affected is ongoing, for the isolation of new risk factors. The group is involved in pharmacological studies of Phase III and IV to evaluate efficacy and safety of immunomodulatory drugs (DMD) in multiple sclerosis.


Group’s ECR Sectors:

LS2_6 - Molecular genetics, reverse genetics and RNAi

LS5_5 - Mechanisms of pain

LS6_6 - Immunogenetics



Govone F, Vacca A, Rubino E, Gai A, Boschi S, Gentile S, Orsi L, Pinessi L, Rainero I. (2014) Lack of association between APOE gene polymorphisms and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: a comprehensive meta-analysis. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis & frontotemporal degeneration 15(7-8) 551-6 [DOI  PMID]

Rainero I, Rubino E, Paemeleire K, Gai A, Vacca A, De Martino P, Gentile S, Sarchielli P, Pinessi L. (2013) Genes and primary headaches: discovering new potential therapeutic targets. The journal of headache and pain 14 61 [DOI  PMID]

Rubino E, Giorgio E, Gallone S, Pinessi L, Orsi L, Gentile S, Duca S, Brusco A. (2014) Novel mutation of SLC20A2 in an Italian patient presenting with migraine. Journal of neurology 261(10) 2019-21 [DOI  PMID]

Baudino B, D'agata F, Caroppo P, Castellano G, Cauda S, Manfredi M, Geda E, Castelli L, Mortara P, Orsi L, Cauda F, Sacco K, Ardito RB, Pinessi L, Geminiani G, Torta R, Bisi G. (2012) The chemotherapy long-term effect on cognitive functions and brain metabolism in lymphoma patients. The quarterly journal of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging : official publication of the Italian Association of Nuclear Medicine (AIMN) [and] the International Association of Radiopharmacology (IAR), [and] Section of the Society of Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry and Biology 56(6) 559-68 [PMID]

Rubino E, Vacca A, Govone F, De Martino P, Pinessi L, Rainero I. (2013) Apolipoprotein E polymorphisms in frontotemporal lobar degeneration: a meta-analysis.Alzheimer's & dementia : the journal of the Alzheimer's Association 9(6) 706-13 [DOI  PMID]

Rubino E, Fenoglio P, Gallone S, Govone F, Vacca A, De Martino P, Giobbe ML, Boschi S, Pinessi L, Gentile S, Rainero I. (2013) Genetic variants in the NOTCH4 gene influence the clinical features of migraine. The journal of headache and pain 14(1) 28 [DOI  PMID]

Rubino E, Rainero I, Chio A, Rogaeva E, Galimberti D, Fenoglio P, Grinberg Y, Isaia G, Calvo A, Gentile S, Bruni AC, St George-Hyslop PH, Scarpini E, Gallone S, Pinessi L. (2012) SQSTM1 mutations in frontotemporal lobar degeneration and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Neurology 79(15) 1556-62 [DOI  PMID]

Giorgio E, Vaula G, Bosco G, Giacone S, Mancini C, Calcia A, Cavalieri S, Di Gregorio E, Rigault De Longrais R, Leombruni S, Pinessi L, Cerrato P, Brusco A, Brussino A. (2015) Two families with novel missense mutations in COL4A1: When diagnosis can be missed. Journal of the neurological sciences [DOI  PMID]

Zhang M, Xi Z, Zinman L, Bruni AC, Maletta RG, Curcio SA, Rainero I, Rubino E, Pinessi L, Nacmias B, Sorbi S, Galimberti D, Lang AE, Fox S, Surace EI, Ghani M, Guo J, Sato C, Moreno D, Liang Y, Keith J, Traynor BJ, St George-Hyslop P, Rogaeva E. (2015) Mutation analysis of CHCHD10 in different neurodegenerative diseases. Brain : a journal of neurology [DOI  PMID]

Peila E, Mortara P, Cicerale A, Pinessi L. (2015) Paroxysmal non-kinesigenic dyskinesia, post-streptococcal syndromes and psychogenic movement disorders: a diagnostic challenge. BMJ case reports 2015 [DOI  PMID]

Xi Z, Zhang M, Bruni AC, Maletta RG, Colao R, Fratta P, Polke JM, Sweeney MG, Mudanohwo E, Nacmias B, Sorbi S, Tartaglia MC, Rainero I, Rubino E, Pinessi L, Galimberti D, Surace EI, McGoldrick P, McKeever P, Moreno D, Sato C, Liang Y, Keith J, Zinman L, Robertson J, Rogaeva E. (2015) The C9orf72 repeat expansion itself is methylated in ALS and FTLD patients. Acta neuropathologica 129(5) 715-27 [DOI  PMID]

Condello C, Piano V, Dadam D, Pinessi L, Lanteri-Minet M. (2015) Pain beliefs and perceptions inventory: a cross-sectional study in chronic and episodic migraine.Headache 55(1) 136-48 [DOI  PMID]

Masera S, Cavalla P, Prosperini L, Mattioda A, Mancinelli C, Superti G, Chiavazza C, Vercellino M, Pinessi L, Pozzilli C. (2014) Parity is associated with a longer time to reach irreversible disability milestones in women with multiple sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis (Houndmills, Basingstoke, England) [DOI  PMID]

Soffietti R, Bertero L, Pinessi L, Ruda R. (2014) Pharmacologic therapies for malignant glioma: a guide for clinicians. CNS drugs 28(12) 1127-37 [DOI  PMID]

Rainero I, Rubino E, Gallone S, Zavarise P, Carli D, Boschi S, Fenoglio P, Savi L, Gentile S, Benna P, Pinessi L, Dalla Volta G. (2014) KCNK18 (TRESK) genetic variants in Italian patients with migraine. Headache 54(9) 1515-22 [DOI  PMID]

Pellerino A, Cassoni P, Boldorini R, Pinessi L, Ruda R. (2015) Response to combined radiotherapy and chemotherapy of a leptomeningeal spread from choroid plexus carcinoma: case report. Neurological sciences : official journal of the Italian Neurological Society and of the Italian Society of Clinical Neurophysiology 36(4) 639-41 [DOI  PMID]

Gallone S, Boschi S, Rubino E, De Martino P, Scarpini E, Galimberti D, Fenoglio C, Acutis PL, Maniaci MG, Pinessi L, Rainero I. (2014) Is HCRTR2 a genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease? Dementia and geriatric cognitive disorders 38(3-4) 245-53 [DOI  PMID]

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