68th SIF National Congress

Italian Physiological Society

Pavia, Italy • 6-8 September 2017



  • Wednesday, 6 September


    Registration     [Aula Forlanini]


    Council of Physiology Professors     [Aula 400]


    Opening Ceremony     [Aula Magna]


    Opening Lecture     [Aula Magna]

    Giulio TONONI (Madison, WI, USA)
    Sleep and synaptic down-selection


    Welcome cocktail     [Cortile Sforzesco/Aula Disegno]

  • Thursday, 7 September


    Parallel Sessions

    Symposium 1 • Sleep: shaping the brain     [Aula 400]

    Chairs: Giulio Tononi (Madison, WI, USA) and Roberto Amici (Bologna, Italy)

    Chiara CIRELLI (Madison, WI, USA)
    Role of somatostatin-positive cortical interneurons in the generation of sleep slow waves

    Matteo CERRI (Bologna, Italy)
    Waking up to sleep: the hibernation paradox

    Marcello MASSIMINI (Milan, Italy)
    How neuronal bistability affects information integration in sleep and brain injury

    Ugo FARAGUNA (Pisa, Italy)
    Sleep as biomarker of neurodevelopmental disorders


    Symposium 2 • Exercise tolerance: from functional indexes to individualised prescription     [Aula Disegno]

    Chair: Silvia Pogliaghi (Verona, Italy)

    Carlo CAPELLI (Oslo, Norway)
    Endurance performances in humans. What sets the pace?

    Jan BOONE (Ghent, Belgium)
    The VO2 excess: a loss of movement efficiency at high intensities during incremental exercise

    Bruno GRASSI (Udine, Italy)
    Loss of efficiency during constant work rate exercise and exercise (in)tolerance

    Silvia POGLIAGHI (Verona, Italy)
    Landmarks of exercise intensity: from measurement to individualised exercise prescription


    Symposium 3 • Neuron-glia cross-talk in synaptic physiology and its implications in synaptic pathology     [Aula Magna]

    Chair: Roberto Piacentini (Rome, Italy)

    Maurizio DE PITTÀ (Rhône-Alpes, France)
    Do astrocytes really modulate synaptic function?

    Roberto PIACENTINI (Rome, Italy)
    Reduced gliotransmitter release from astrocytes mediates tau-induced synaptic dysfunction in cultured hippocampal neurons

    Nicola ORIGLIA (Pisa, Italy)
    Microglia contribute to progressive neuronal dysfunction in an AD mouse model

    Roselia CICCONE (Naples, Italy)
    The expression and activity of KV3.4 channel subunits are precociously upregulated in astrocytes exposed to Aβ oligomers and in astrocytes of AD Tg2576 mice



    Coffee break     [Cortile Sforzesco]



    Parallel Sessions

    Symposium 4 • New insight into synaptic function and dysfunction     [Aula 400]

    Chairs: Fabio Benfenati (Genoa, Italy) and Enrico Cherubini (Rome, Italy)

    Francesco GOBBO (Pisa, Italy)
    Synapse-specific translation for mapping and optogenetic activation of potentiated spines

    Marilena GRIGUOLI (Rome, Italy)
    Impairment of synaptic plasticity and rhythmogenesis in NL3R451C KI and NL3 KO mice, animal models of autism

    Gabriele LIGNANI (London, UK)
    Regulation of synaptic connectivity in the amygdala by synapsins

    Pierluigi VALENTE (Genoa, Italy)
    The paroxysmal disorder gene PRRT2 encodes a synaptic protein regulating network stability


    Symposium 5 • Oxinflammation: from cell signaling to altered redox homeostasis     [Aula Disegno]

    Chair: Giuseppe Valacchi (Ferrara, Italy)

    Henry J. FORMAN (Los Angeles, CA, USA)
    4HNE mediated cell signaling

    Fulvio URSINI (Padua, Italy)
    Lipid hydroperoxides, GSH and GPx4: a matter of life and death

    Saverio MARCHI (Ferrara, Italy)
    Autophagy regulation by redox signaling

    Giuseppe VALACCHI (Ferrara, Italy)
    NRF2 and NFkB: similar trigger but different targets


    Workshop 1 • Cell Physiology I     [Aula Magna]

    Chairs: Elena Fabbri (Bologna, Italy) and Maria Marino (Rome, Italy)

    Andrea GERBINO (Bari, Italy)
    Functional characterization of a novel truncating mutation in Lamin A/C gene: the reduced expression of connexin 43 may lead to laminophaty-associated conduction defects

    Matteo GIOVARELLI (Milan, Italy)
    Autophagy controls neonatal myogenesis by regulating GH/IGF1 system

    Michele MAFFIA (Lecce, Italy)
    Resveratrol modulation of protein expression in parkin-mutant human skin fibroblasts: a proteomic approach

    Simona MARTINOTTI (Alessandria, Italy)
    AQP3 and wound healing: is honey a new possible link?

    Francesco MOCCIA (Pavia, Italy)
    VEGF-induced intracellular Ca2+ oscillations are down-regulated and do not stimulate angiogenesis in breast cancer-derived endothelial colony forming cells

    Manuel PAINA (Milan, Italy)
    Molecular mechanism of action of the bradycardic agent Tongmai Yangxin (TMYX)

    Francesco PISANI (Bari, Italy)
    Methylation-dependent control of HIF-1/VEGF axis in oxygen-induced retinopathy: beneficial effect of absence of Aquaporin-4


    Presidential Lecture     [Aula Magna]

    Denis NOBLE (Oxford, UK)
    Physiology holds the key to the Book of Life



    Lunch and Poster Discussion      [Cortile Sforzesco/Aula Forlanini]



    Parallel Sessions

    Symposium 6 • Regulation of cardiac function in health and disease     [Aula 400]

    Chairs: Dario DiFrancesco (Milan, Italy) and Corrado Poggesi (Florence, Italy)

    Matteo MANGONI (Montpellier, France)
    Sinus Node Disease: ion channels, mouse models and "therapeutic" heart rate control

    Corrado POGGESI (Florence, Italy)
    Pathogenesis of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is mutation- rather than disease-specific

    Antonio ZAZA (Milan, Italy)
    Sympathetic activity and HRV modulation by ivabradine

    Andrea BARBUTI (Milan, Italy)
    Endurance exercise control the heart rhythm through the modulation of miRNAs


    Symposium 7 • Sensory cortex plasticity beyond the critical period, new insights from animal and human research     [Aula Disegno]

    Chair: Claudia Lunghi (Pisa, Italy)

    James KOLASINSKI (Cardiff, UK)
    The paradox of brain plasticity: lessons from somatosensory cortex

    Claudia LUNGHI (Pisa, Italy)
    Ocular dominance plasticity in adult humans

    Laura BARONCELLI (Pisa, Italy)
    Cortical processing of visual inputs in Retinitis Pigmentosa

    Monica GORI (Genoa, Italy)
    Spatial perception and rehabilitation in absence of vision


    Workshop 2 • Metabolic effects of different nutraceutics and cardiovascular features and responses under physiological conditions     [Aula Magna]

    Chairs: Alberto Battezzati (Milan, Italy) and Paolo Mondola (Naples, Italy)

    Francesca BALDINI (Genoa, Italy)
    The nutraceutic silybin counteracts the excess lipid accumulation in a cellular model of NAFLD progression by affecting lipolytic pathways

    Simona BERTOLI (Milan, Italy)
    Hypoglycemic effect of dried Moringa oleifera leaf powder produced in the Saharawi refugee camps

    Lilla' LIONETTI (Salerno, Italy)
    Skeletal muscle endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress in rats simultaneously exposed to high fat diet and pollutants

    Maria Pina MOLLICA (Naples, Italy)
    Human and donkey milk reduce inflammation and improve glucose and lipid metabolism, modulating mitochondrial function in rat skeletal muscle

    Andrea MORIONDO (Varese, Italy)
    Temperature modulation of lymphatic vessels intrinsic contractions and its dependence upon body district

    Espedita MUSCARIELLO (Naples, Italy)
    Assesment of subcutaneous adipose tissue using ultrasound technique in obese patients

    Carmine ROCCA (Arcavacata di Rende, CS, Italy)
    Novel physiological role of the hypothalamic peptide Phoenixin-14: cardiac modulation and cardioprotection in normal and obese rats

    Anna TABONI (Brescia, Italy)
    Cardiovascular responses to dry apnoeas at exercise in air and in pure oxygen



    Coffee break     [Cortile Sforzesco]



    Plenary Lecture     [Aula Magna]

    Sten GRILLNER (Stockholm, Sweden)
    The logics of networks in motion - evolutionary conserved control strategies throughout vertebrate phylogeny


    Aperitif      [Collegio Borromeo]



    Concert in Aula Magna

  • Friday, 8 September


    Parallel Sessions

    Symposium 8 • Gastrointestinal physiology: new developments and emerging concepts     [Aula 400]

    Chair: Rosa Serio (Palermo, Italy)

    Maria Giulia LIONETTO (Lecce, Italy)
    The gastrointestinal tract as the first interface for intracellular activity of food antioxidants

    Vittorio RICCI (Pavia, Italy)
    Behind enemy lines: the gastric mucosal barrier and war strategies inside human stomach

    Enzo SPISNI (Bologna, Italy)
    Microbiota modulation by using natural molecules with antimicrobial activity

    Maria Grazia ZIZZO (Palermo, Italy)
    New actors in the gut: emerging players in motility and in inflammatory bowel diseases


    Symposium 9 • Emerging GABA neurotransmission in central and peripheral nervous system     [Aula Disegno]

    Chairs: Valerio Magnaghi (Milan, Italy) and Gerardo Biella (Pavia, Italy)

    Giorgia FATTORINI (Ancona, Italy)
    GABA transporters in oligodendrocytic and microglial cells

    Francesca TALPO (Pavia, Italy)
    Rac1 and Rac3 contribute to build the GABAergic inhibitory network in the mouse hippocampus

    Jing HU (Heidelberg, Germany)
    Presynaptic GABAergic transmission in chronic pain: inhibitory? excitatory?

    Valerio MAGNAGHI (Milan, Italy)
    GABA modulation of neuronal excitability and neuron-Schwann cell cross-talk in peripheral nerves


    Workshop 3• Ionic channels, excitability and synaptic transmission     [Aula Magna]

    Chairs: Natale Belluardo (Palermo, Italy) and Egidio D'Angelo (Pavia, Italy)

    Dmitry LIM (Novara, Italy)
    Calcineurin – Na+/K+ ATPase axis in astrocytes: from control of neuronal firing to epileptic seizures

    Alessio MASI (Florence, Italy)
    The hyperpolarization-activated current determines synaptic excitability, calcium activity and specific viability of substantia nigra dopaminergic neurons

    Estella ZUCCOLO (Pavia, Italy)
    Acetylcholine induces nitric oxide release by inducing intracellular Ca2+ signals in human brain endothelial cells

    Paolo SPAIARDI (Pavia, Italy)
    Allosteric gating of K,L channels expressed in mouse vestibular Type I hair cells

    Marialuisa TOGNOLINA (Pavia, Italy)
    Long-term changes in cerebellar granule cell responsiveness following high-frequency mossy fibers stimulation revealed by two-photon calcium imaging

    Teresa SODA (Pavia, Italy)
    Cerebellar hyper-plasticity in the IB2 KO mouse model of autism

    Francesca PRESTORI (Pavia, Italy)
    Altered neuron excitability and synaptic plasticity in the cerebellar granule cells of corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) knock-out mice



    Coffee break      [Cortile Sforzesco]



    Parallel Sessions

    Workshop 4 • Cell Physiology II: cell response to endogenous and/or exogenous challenges     [Aula 400]

    Chairs: Elena Fabbri (Bologna, Italy) and Maria Marino (Rome, Italy)

    Francesca PROIETTI SERAFINI (Viterbo, Italy)
    The pro-apoptotic natural compound climacostol disrupts autophagic flux in mouse melanoma

    Amilcare BARCA (Lecce, Italy)
    Peptide/histidine transporter 1 (SLC15A4) gene products under physiological or inflammatory challenges: insights from the mammalian GI

    Rita CANELLA (Ferrara, Italy)
    NRF2 activation is involved in preventing oxidative stress (OS) induced chloride current alteration in human lung cells

    Laura CANESI (Genoa, Italy)
    First insight on the authophagic processes of molluscan immunocytes

    Roberta COSTA (Salzburg, Austria)
    Role of o-linked glycosylation in the regulation of cellular volume

    Marco FIOCCHETTI (Rome, Italy)
    Responses of nervous and non nervous cells to nutrient deprivation overexpress compensatory protein: impact on autophagy process

    Silvia FRANZELLITTI (Ravenna, Italy)
    Physiological and protective roles of ABC transporters in early stages of Mediterranean mussel (Mytilus galloprovincialis) embryonic development

    Grazia Paola NICCHIA (Bari, Italy)
    Novel features of Aquaporin-4 and TRPV4 channels in cell volume regulation and calcium signalling

    Chiara PIANTONI (Milan, Italy)
    Age-dependent changes in autonomic control of sinoatrial activity in mice


    Workshop 5 • Exercise and muscle physiology     [Aula Disegno]

    Chairs: Guido Ferretti (Brescia, Italy) and Marco Linari (Florence, Italy)

    Paolo BRUSEGHINI (Brescia, Italy)
    Traditional vs non-motorized curve treadmill: differences in energetic requirements

    Andrea D'AVELLA (Messina, Italy)
    Muscle patterns underlying voluntary modulation of co-contraction

    Roberto ESPOSTI (Milan, Italy)
    The intra-limb anticipatory postural adjustments and their role in movement performance

    Vincenzo LOMBARDI (Florence, Italy)
    The power of a synthetic machine based on the fast myosin isoform of skeletal muscle

    Alberto MINETTI (Milan, Italy)
    Damping in human limbs oscillation

    Ilaria RIVOLTA (Monza, Italy)
    SCN4A as modifier gene in myotonic dystrophy type 2 (DM2) patients with early and severe myotonia

    Giovanni VINETTI (Brescia, Italy)
    Experimental validation of the three-parameter critical power model for the power output – time to exhaustion relationship in humans

    Paola ZAMPARO (Verona, Italy)
    Positive and negative mechanical power in accelerated and decelerated running


    Workshop 6 • Neurodegeneration and neuroplasticity     [Aula Magna]

    Chairs: Natale Belluardo (Palermo, Italy) and Egidio D'Angelo (Pavia, Italy)

    Letizia MOSCATO (Pavia, Italy)
    Theta-patterned tactile stimulation modifies deep cerebellar nuclei neurons responsiveness in vivo

    Laura CIVIERO (Padua, Italy)
    Lysosomal function and dysfunction in astroglia

    Nunzio VICARIO (Catania, Italy)
    Transplantation of directly induced Neural Stem Cell (iNSCs) promotes remyelination in a mouse model of experimental focal demyelination

    Elisabetta CATALANI (Viterbo, Italy)
    The beta adrenergic receptor blocker propranolol exerts neuroprotective action in the retina of a model of oxygen induced retinopathy: restoring the balance between apoptosis and autophagy

    Marianna CRISPINO (Naples, Italy)
    Deregulation of synaptic protein synthesis in an animal model of Alzheimer's disease

    Walter GULISANO (Catania, Italy)
    Aβ and Tau oligomers require APP to affect hippocampal synaptic plasticity and memory

    Carla PEREGO (Milan, Italy)
    LRRK2/Park8 protein organizes synaptic vesicle pools at the presynaptic site and its pathological mutants affect synaptic vesicle trafficking through altered protein interactions

    Maria Grazia MOLA (Bari, Italy)
    A nanoscale platform enables functional and molecular properties in brain astroglial cells

    Valentina PALLOTTINI (Rome, Italy)
    Sex-dependent differences of cholesterol metabolism modulation in rats prenatally exposed to valproate



    Lunch and Poster Discussion      [Cortile Sforzesco/Aula Forlanini]



    “Best Poster” Pitch Contest     [Aula 400]


    Fabio Ruzzier Lecture     [Aula Magna]

    Catia STERNINI (Los Angeles, CA, USA)
    Chemosensing in the gastrointestinal tract



    Coffee break     [Cortile Sforzesco]



    SIF General Assembly     [Aula 400]



    Museum visit


    Social Dinner     [Palazzo Bottigella Gandini]

  • Posters

    The scientific programme comprises two poster sessions: Session 1 on Thursday (13:00-15:00) and Session 2 on Friday (12:30-14:30). Topics "Cell Physiology" and "Physiology of Motor Systems and Exercise" will be presented during the former while topics "Metabolism, nutrition and system physiology " and "Neurobiology and Neurophysiology" will be presented in the latter. All posters should stay up for the entire duration of the day of their assigned session. They must be mounted on the day of the presentation before 09:00 and removed no later than 19:00 of the same day. Poster presenters are required to be available for discussion during their assigned session.

    During the poster discussion, posters will be screened by a committee of experts and 8 posters will be selected to access the pitch poster contest scheduled on Friday, 8 September, at 14:30.

    Posters of both sessions selected for the pitch contest will be announced on Friday 8 at 14:00 at the Registration Desk. Poster presenters are advised to have relevant slides on their poster ready, in the event of selection for the pitch contest. At the contest, presentations will be arranged in random order and presenters will have 5 min sharp (with slides) to convince the audience and the committee of their work. After 5 min, projector and microphone will be switched off.

    When preparing your poster, please remember that its maximum size is A0 (841 x 1189 mm; width x height).

    Correct format... poster should be PORTRAIT  poster should NOT be LANDSCAPE Wrong format...

    Posters on digital totems

    This year, in addition to standard posters, selected abstracts will be presented on digital totems (capable of displaying regular slides, animations, films, etc). During the poster session, each presenter will be available during the indicated 1-hour time slot for discussions. The selected presenters have received specific guidelines for their presentation using the digital totem. N.B. Digital totem presenters do not have to bring a normal, printed poster.


    • Poster Session 1 • 7 September • 13:00-15:00

      Posters on digital totems

      Group 1 (13:00-14:00)

      Neurobiology and Neurophysiology

      T1.1 Matteo Pedrazzoli (Verona)
      Dissecting the effects of glucocorticoids on dendritic spine plasticity, neurogenesis and inflammation in 3xTg-AD mice hippocampus

      T1.2 Claudia Maniezzi (Milan)
      The human induced pluripotent stem cells: an in vitro model to study possible functional markers of Huntington’s Disease

      T1.3 Sergio Chieffi (Naples)
      Hemispheric asymmetry in orienting attention along the radial dimension of space

      T1.4 Veronica Bonalume (Milan)
      GAT modulates GABA evoked depolarization in peripheral C-nociceptors

      Group 2 (14:00-15:00)

      Cell Physiology

      T2.1 Filippo Acconcia (Rome)
      A high throughput method to study the physiology of E2: ERα signaling in breast cancer cells

      T2.2 Maria Elena Giordano (Lecce)
      Chloride transport in HeLa cells: a study by a recombinant cell-based assay in living cells

      T2.3 Francesco Lodola (Milan)
      Conjugated polymers mediate the activation of the mammalian transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 cation channel

      T2.4 Simona Lobasso (Bari)
      Lipid alterations in cardiopathic boys affected by Barth Syndrome

      Standard posters :: Cell Physiology

      P1.1 Giovanna Antonaci (Lecce)
      [Pt(O,O'-acac)(γ-acac)(DMS)] decreases migration/invasiveness through epithelial-mesenchymal transition inhibition in Skov-3 ovarian carcinoma cells

      P1.2 Marco Bisaglia (Padua)
      Superoxide dismutating molecules rescue the phenotipic effects induced by PINK1 and parkin loss

      P1.3 Annalisa Bucchi (Milan)
      Unraveling the relation between the rate- and use-dependence of ivabradine action in SAN cells

      P1.4 Claudia Busonero (Rome)
      Selective modulation of the estrogen receptor α levels in breast cancer

      P1.5 Giovanna Calabrese (Catania)
      Cartilage induction by implantation of collagen-based 3D scaffold in vivo

      P1.6 Laura Caliogna (Pavia)
      Mesenchymal stem cells enhance in culture chondrocitic gene expression of intervertebral disc cells

      P1.7 Manuela Cipolletti (Rome)
      Two food components, Naringenin and Resveratrol, regulates estrogen receptors activities involved in cell survival

      P1.8 Roberta De Zio (Bari)
      Functional characterization of a KCNH2 frame-shift mutant responsible for a Long QT type2 syndrome

      P1.9 Eliana Di Cairano (Milan)
      Plasma membrane localisation and function of the glutamate transporter GLT1 in islets of Langerhans is regulated by PKC during Hyperglycemia

      P1.10 Silvia Dossena (Salzburg, Austria)
      Mis-targeting of the mitochondrial protein LIPT2 leads to apoptotic cell death

      P1.11 Elena Fabbri (Bologna)
      Expression of adrenergic receptors during life stage transitions in fish: the European eel (Anguilla anguilla) as a case study

      P1.12 Mariacristina Filice (Arcavacata di Rende, CS)
      Cardiac morpho-functional remodeling in fish: role of Angiotensin II 

      P1.13 Bernard Fioretti (Perugia)
      Electrophysiological effects of silver species in U251 human cell line

      P1.14 Rosamaria Fiorini (Ancona)
      Omega 3 fatty acids modulate cell membrane architecture and specific gene expression in myometrial and leiomyoma cells

      P1.15 Anthony Frosio (Milan)
      Electrophysiological characterization of a novel SCN5A mutation associated with Brugada Syndrome

      P1.16 Stefania Fulle (Chieti)
      The effetcs of aging on modulation of human skeletal muscle interstitial cells 

      P1.17 Adriana Graziano (Catania)
      Role of aquaporin1 and 3 during the chondrogenic differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cell from adipose tissue

      P1.18 Elisa Greggio (Padua)
      LRRK2 influences neurite outgrowth through PAK6-mediated phosphorylation of 14-3-3 gamma

      P1.19 Elena Grossini (Novara)
      Anti-vascular endothelial growth factors protect retinal pigment epithelium cells against oxidation by modulating nitric oxide release and autophagy

      P1.20 Lucia Iannotta (Naples)
      Brain-derived neurotrophic factor reduces apoptosis in differentiated neurons by limiting cholesterol uptake

      P1.21 Debora Lo Furno (Catania)
      Effects of various culture strategies on differentiation of human adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells toward a pericyte-like phenotype

      P1.22 Mariangela Marrone (Chieti)
      Analysis of mitochondrial bioenergetic profile in young and elderly human satellite cells from Vastus Lateralis skeletal muscle

      P1.23 Rossana Morabito (Messina)
      Magnesium prevents both H2O2- and NEM-induced oxidative damage at Band 3 protein level in human erythrocytes

      P1.24 Giorgia Pellavio (Pavia)
      Some natural compounds exert their antioxidant effect by altering aquaporins functional properties

      P1.25 Giuseppe Procino (Bari)
      Human β3-adrenoreceptor expressed in renal epithelial cells is resistant to agonist-induced desensitization

      P1.26 Elia Ranzato (Alessandria)
      Honey and cancer growth inhibition: may AQP3 mediate this action?

      P1.27 Alessia Grazia Dominga Remigante (Messina)
      Melatonin ameliorates anion exchange capability through Band 3 protein after H2O2-induced oxidative stress

      P1.28 Luana Ricci Paulesu (Siena)
      Placental responses to environmental chemicals: in vitro studies on human placenta

      P1.29 Paola Tanzarella (Bari)
      The membrane lipid domain of exosomes from melanoma cell lines

      P1.30 Benedetta Terragni (Milan)
      Paradoxical cardiac hyperexcitability in a Dravet Syndrome mouse model

      P1.31 Romina Vargiu (Monserrato)
      Sarcomere rearrangement underlies the compensatory mechanism that attenuates diabetes-induced cardiomyocite contractility alterations in STZ-rats

      Standard posters :: Physiology of Motor Systems and Exercise

      P2.1 Paolo Cavallari (Milan)
      Is the cough-anal reflex the expression of a pre-programmed postural action?

      P2.2 Fabio Esposito (Milan)
      Respiratory muscle training positively affects vasomotor response in young healthy women

      P2.3 Ilenia Bazzucchi (Rome)
      Quercetin supplementation reduces eccentric exercise-induced neuromuscular impairment

      P2.4 Marco Linari (Sesto Fiorentino, FI)
      Thick filament mechanosensing in cardiac muscle drives to a new concept of the Frank-Starling law

      P2.5 Giovanni Messina (Foggia)
      Stress profile in remotely piloted aircraft crewmembers during two hours operating mission

      P2.6 Anna Pedrinolla (Verona)
      Passive mobilization-induced vascular function adaptations in bedridden oldest-old

      P2.7 Simone Porcelli (Segrate, MI)
      Effects of sodium nitrate supplementation on muscle blood flow and skeletal muscle oxidative metabolism during dynamic forearm exercise

      P2.8 Massimo Venturelli (Verona)
      Systemic vascular dysfunction in patients with Alzheimer’s disease: the role of physical activity

    • Poster Session 2 • 8 September • 12:30-14:30

      Posters on digital totems

      Group 1 (12:30-13:30)

      Metabolism, Nutrition and System Physiology

      T3.1 Eleonora Solari (Varese)
      Osmolarity-induced modulation of lymphatic vessels spontaneous activity

      T3.2 Giuseppe Calamita (Bari)
      Dynamical modeling of liver Aquaporin-9 function and glycerol permeability in glucose homeostasis

      Neurobiology and Neurophysiology

      T1.5 Antonietta Messina (Naples)
      Orexinergic System: network multi-tasking

      T1.6 Giulio Sancini (Monza)
      Are the nanoparticles friends or foes when inhaled?

      Group 2 (13:30-14:30)

      Neurobiology and Neurophysiology

      T1.7 Maria Egle De Stefano (Rome)
      Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: more than just a muscular disease

      T1.8 Marco Luppi (Bologna)
      Synthetic torpor induces a reversible hyper-phosphorylation of tau protein in the rat brain

      Physiology of Motor Systems and Exercise

      T4.1 Angela Bisconti (Milan)
      Effect of isolated quadriceps muscle training on vasomotor response in humans

      T4.2 Luigi Cattaneo (Verona)
      The topography spatially-oriented behavior in the human premotor cortex: a TMS study

      Standard posters :: Metabolism, Nutrition and System Physiology

      P3.1 Antonella Amato (Palermo)
      Sicilian pistachio consumption reduces metabolic abnormalities in a High-Fat-Diet mouse model

      P3.2 Sara Baldassano (Palermo)
      Cannabinoid effects on the glucose intestinal absorption in mouse jejunum

      P3.3 Alberto Battezzati (Milan)
      A Body Shape Index (ABSI) is independently associated with the metabolic syndrome components in Caucasian subjects

      P3.4 Luisa Cigliano (Naples)
      Short term fructose-rich diet affects markers of neuronal survival and differentiation in young and adult rats

      P3.5 Marinella Coco (Catania)
      PPG sensors for detection of car driver drowsiness

      P3.6 Lidia De Riccardis (Lecce)
      Metabolic phenotype of CD4+T cells in Multiple Sclerosis subjects

      P3.7 Alessandra Galli (Milan)
      Verbascoside controls beta cell survival and function by decreasing oxidative stress and inflammation

      P3.8 Fabio Gionfra (Rome)
      Protective effects and antioxidant properties of extra-virgin olive oils: from worms to mammalian cells

      P3.9 Marilena Lepretti (Salerno)
      Physiological adaptation to caloric restriction after simultaneous exposure to high fat diet and pollutants: focus on endoplasmic stress and apoptosis

      P3.10 Patrizia Lopalco (Bari)
      Changes of the lipid composition of Artemia franciscana during the development, from cysts to the first two naupliar stages

      P3.11 Cristiana Marcozzi (Varese)
      Paracrine effect of adipose derived stem cells (ASCs) on Lymphatic Endothelial Cells (LECs) and lymphangiogenesis

      P3.12 Marina Montagnani Marelli (Milan)
      Role of ER stress and autophagy in the cytotoxicity and apoptotic actitivity of vitamin E δ-tocotrienol in human prostate cancer cells

      P3.13 Matteo Pecchiari (Milan)
      A quantitative analysis of plethysmographic loops

      P3.14 Tiziano Verri (Lecce)
      Cross-analysis of the gene network controlling the homeostatic balance of carnosine and histidine-containing dipeptides in the CNS-PNS-Pancreas- tissue triad of mice made hyperglycemic by streptozotocin challenge

      P3.15 Carmine Rocca (Arcavacata di Rende, CS)
      Novel Anti-obesity Quercetin-derived Q2 prevents metabolic disorders in rats fed with high fat diet

      Standard posters :: Neurobiology and Neurophysiology

      P4.1 Stefano Casali (Pavia)
      Large scale spatiotemporal dynamics of neuronal activity in a detailed computational reconstruction of the cerebellum granular layer 

      P4.2 Stefano Masoli (Pavia)
      Differential synaptic reactivity in Zebrin+/- Purkinje cell models

      P4.3 Carlo Cerquetella (Pavia)
      A NEURON model of a striatal medium spiny neuron (MSN)

      P4.4 Francesca Locatelli (Pavia)
      Anti-Hebbian long-term synaptic plasticity at the Mossy fiber-Golgi cell synapse of cerebellum

      P4.5 Antonio Colantuoni (Naples)
      Pial arteriolar networks and microvascular responses during hypoperfusion-reperfusion injury in Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats

      P4.6 Roberto Maggi (Milan)
      In vitro bisphenol A (BPA) action on the motility of an immature neuronal cell line (GN11)

      P4.7 Angela Corcelli (Bari)
      Lipid profiling of parkin-mutant human skin fibroblasts

      P4.8 Giulia Curia (Modena)
      Hippocampal and neocortical dynamics at physiological or febrile temperature are not modified in the pre-epileptic period in a mouse model of Dravet syndrome

      P4.9 Massimo Dal Monte (Pisa)
      Diabetes-induced retinal complications in rat models of diabetes: efficacy of the urokinase receptor-derived peptide UPARANT in counteracting retinal damages

      P4.10 Giulia Sanfilippo (Catania)
      Both monomers and oligomers of Amyloid-β peptide are involved in synaptic plasticity in physiological and pathological conditions

      P4.11 Paolo Scalmani (Milan)
      Homeostatic responses in GABAergic neurons of Nav1.1+/- knock-out mice, animal model of Dravet syndrome

      P4.12 Martina Rizza (Pavia)
      Local synaptic interactions in a cerebellar stellate neuron model 

      P4.13 Paraskevi Krashia (Rome)
      A sex-specific role for Ambra1 in shaping hippocampal activity: implications in neurodevelopmental disorders

      P4.14 Greta Forcaia (Monza)
      Nanoparticles at the neurovascular unit: in vitro and in vivo studies to assess the blood-brain barrier permeability and function

      P4.15 Donatella Mutolo (Florence)
      Cough reflex regulation by brainstem mechanisms in the rabbit

      P4.16 Maria Paola Tramonti Fantozzi (Pisa)
      Short-term effects of chewing on task performance and task-induced mydriasis: does orofacial input boost Locus Coeruleus activity?

      P4.17 Elenia Cinelli (Florence)
      Astrocytes in the lamprey respiratory network

      P4.18 Raffaella Adami (Milan)
      Motor deprivation in healthy animal models a Galilean approach for movement limiting neurological diseases

      P4.19 Luigi Bubacco (Padua)
      Exosomes mediated neurotoxicity

      P4.20 Francesco Silipo (Catanzaro)
      Observing hand related actions and reading hand related verbs modulate in a similar manner hand motor responses

      P4.21 Simona Tagliaferri (Naples)
      Natural objects and artefacts differently modulate hand motor responses

      P4.22 Antonio Cibelli (Bari)
      Expression of connexin-43 and Transient Receptor Potential Vanilloid-4 during postnatal development in AQP4 KO mouse retina and brain 

      P4.23 Giuseppe Gagliano (Pavia)
      Towards a better understanding of cerebellar processing: a neurovascular coupling study

      P4.24 Giuseppa Mudò (Palermo)
      Heat shock proteins (Hsps) regulation by muscarinic acetylcholine receptor (mAChR) activation in the rat hippocampus

      P4.25 Maria Rosaria Tropea (Catania)
      The effect of 200 pM Amyloid-beta on short- and long-term plasticity depends upon endogenous α7-nicotinic ACh receptors

      P4.26 Rosario Amato (Pisa)
      Antithetic role of apoptosis and autophagy in diabetic retinopathy (DR)

      P4.27 Teresa Sorbo (Trieste)
      Exploring hybrid networks made by neurons and progenitors cell