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Editor-in-chief
Maria Stella Graziani

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Martina Zaninotto

Associate Editors
Ferruccio Ceriotti
Davide Giavarina
Bruna Lo Sasso
Giampaolo Merlini
Martina Montagnana
Andrea Mosca
Paola Pezzati
Rossella Tomaiuolo
Matteo Vidali

EIC Assistant
Francesco Busardò

International Advisory Board Khosrow Adeli Canada
Sergio Bernardini Italy
Marcello Ciaccio Italy
Eleftherios Diamandis Canada
Philippe Gillery France
Kjell Grankvist Sweden
Hans Jacobs The Netherlands
Eric Kilpatrick UK
Magdalena Krintus Poland
Giuseppe Lippi Italy
Mario Plebani Italy
Sverre Sandberg Norway
Ana-Maria Simundic Croatia
Tommaso Trenti Italy
Cas Weykamp The Netherlands
Maria Willrich USA
Paul Yip Canada


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Giuseppe Agosta

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Chiara Riva
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email: biochimica.clinica@sibioc.it

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ISSN print: 0393 – 0564
ISSN digital: 0392- 7091



BC: Articoli scritti da F. Baggi

Microbiota intestinale e nasale nella malattia di Parkinson
Gut and nasal microbiota in Parkinson’s disease.
<p><span style="color:#221E1F; font-family:calibri,sans-serif; font-size:9.0pt">Parkinson&rsquo;s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative condition characterized by a series of symptoms that anticipate overt disease. In particular, rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorders, intestinal problems and olfactory impairment are the most frequent prodromal signs of the disease. Compelling evidence suggests that, among other factors, the microbiota might play an important role in the onset and progression of PD. While several findings confirmed that there might be an important link between intestinal microbiota alterations and PD onset, little is known about the potential contribution of the nasal microbiota. Here, we will describe the latest findings on this topic by considering that more than 80% of patients with PD develop remarkable olfactory deficits in their prodromal disease stage. Therefore, the nasal microbiota might contribute to PD, eventually boosting the intestinal microbiota in promoting disease onset.</span></p>
Biochimica Clinica ; 46(3) 201-208
Rassegne - Reviews
 
L’evoluzione dei criteri diagnostici per la sclerosi multipla non ha modificato la quota di pazienti con bande oligoclonali nel liquor
The evolution of diagnostic criteria for multiple sclerosis (MS) did not change the rate of patients displaying oligoclonal bands in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)
<p>The early diagnosis of MS, an inflammatory disease of the&nbsp;central nervous system, can be difficult. Although a specific laboratory test is lacking, the presence of CSF-restricted&nbsp;oligoclonal bands has been reported in the majority of patients (80-95%); as a consequence, this test has been&nbsp;included in the diagnostic criteria for many years. However, after each revision of the diagnostic criteria, the relevance&nbsp;of this test has progressively lost in importance, while magnetic resonance imaging has gained a central role. In the&nbsp;present study, two groups of MS patients diagnosed with McDonald (2001 and subsequent revisions) or with Poser&nbsp;(1983) criteria (176 and 82, respectively) were compared with regard to the frequency of the presence of oligoclonal&nbsp;bands in CSF. The same method for the oligoclonal pattern detection, based on isoelectric focusing followed by&nbsp;blotting and immunodetection of IgG, was used on both groups. Results showed that the rate of patients displaying&nbsp;CSF-restricted oligoclonal bands was 89.0% and 89.8% in the two groups, respectively (P=0.57). Our data suggest&nbsp;that the percentage of MS patients with CSF-restricted oligoclonal bands was unchanged and independent of the&nbsp;diagnostic criteria. Furthermore, the results suggest that the different MS diagnostic criteria considered (Poser vs.&nbsp;McDonald) identify patients with a similar immunological background.</p>
Biochimica Clinica ; 38(3) 213-217
Contributi scientifici - Scientific Papers