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Head, Neuroimmune Pharmacology Unit
Unità di Neuroimmuno Farmacologia
Centro Interdipartimentale di Ricerche in Farmacologia Medica, Università degli Studi dell'Insubria Varese-Como

Franca Marino, Ricercatore
Marco Ferrari, Ricercatore
Emanuela Rasini, Tecnico (citofluorimetria)
Raffaella Bombelli, Tecnico (HPLCe metodiche spettrofluorimetriche)
Alessandra Luini, Tecnico (colture cellulari)
Massimiliano Legnaro, Tecnico (biologia molecolare)
Natasa Kustrimovic, post-doc
Angela Scanzano, post-doc

Via Ottorino Rossi  9
21100 Varese - Italia
Tel. 0039 0332 217401
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Keywords su ambiti di competenza
dopamine, noradrenaline, adrenaline, T lymphocytes, neutrophils, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, rheumatoid arthritis

Tecniche utilizzate
Citometria a flusso, colture cellulari, real time PCR, spettrofluorimetria, HPLC-ED, HPLC-UV, ELISA 

Pubblicazioni 2010-2015

Angela Scanzano, Laura Schembri, Emanuela Rasini, Alessandra Luini, Jessica Dallatorre, Massimiliano Legnaro, Raffaella Bombelli, Terenzio Congiu, Marco Cosentino, Franca Marino. Adrenergic modulation of migration, CD11b and CD18 expression, ROS and interleukin-8 production by human polymorphonuclear leukocytes. Inflammation Research 2015, 64: 127-135.

Natasa Kustrimovic, Emanuela Rasini, Massimiliano Legnaro, Franca Marino, Marco Cosentino. Expression of dopaminergic receptors on human CD4+ T lymphocytes: flow cytometric analysis of naive and memory subsets and relevance for the neuroimmunology of neurodegenerative disease. Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology 2014, 9: 302-312.

Silvia Capellino, Marco Cosentino, Alessandra Luini, Raffaella Bombelli, Torsten Lowin, Maurizio Cutolo, Franca Marino, Rainer H. Straub. Increased expression of dopamine receptors in synovial fibroblasts of patients with rheumatoid arthritis – Inhibitory effects of dopamine on IL-8 and IL-6. Arthritis & Rheumatology 2014, 66: 2685-2693.

Marco Cosentino, Mauro Zaffaroni, Franca Marino. Levels of mRNA for dopaminergic receptor D5 in circulating lymphocytes may be associated with subsequent response to interferon-β in patients with multiple sclerosis. Journal of Neuroimmunology 2014, 277: 193-196.

Marco Cosentino, Franca Marino. Adrenergic and dopaminergic modulation of immunity in multiple sclerosis: teaching old drugs new tricks? Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology 2013, 8: 163-179.

Franca Marino, Marco Cosentino. Adrenergic modulation of immune cells: an update. Amino Acids 2013, 45: 55-71.

Marco Cosentino, Howard E. Gendelman. The First Insubria Autumn School on Neuroimmunopharmacology: challenging paradigms beyond boundaries. Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology 2013, 8: 1-3.

Marco Cosentino, Franca Marino, Salvatore Cuzzocrea, Monica Di Luca. Neuroimmune pharmacology: an emerging discipline for the Italian Society of Pharmacology. Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology 2013, 8(Suppl 1): S1-S3.

Marco Cosentino, Mauro Zaffaroni, Maria Trojano, Maurizio Giorelli, Carmela Pica, Emanuela Rasini, Raffaella Bombelli, Marco Ferrari, Angelo Ghezzi, Giancarlo Comi, Paolo Livrea, Sergio Lecchini, Franca Marino. Dopaminergic modulation of CD4+CD25high regulatory T lymphocytes in multiple sclerosis patients during interferon-β therapy. NeuroImmunoModulation 2012, 19: 283-292.

Silvia Capellino, Marco Cosentino, Wolff C, Schmidt M, Grifka J, Rainer H. Straub. Catecholamine-producing cells in the synovial tissue during arthritis: modulation of sympathetic neurotransmitters as new therapeutic target. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases 2010, 69: 1853-1860.

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Conferences & Courses

17° Corso CRNI Viva la differenza: sesso e neuroimmunologia

March 7-10, 2018 
Bergamo - Bergamo Science Center


Encefaliti Autoimmuni e Malattie Demielinizzanti Atipiche

16 febbraio 2018
Aula Magna Giorgio De Sandre


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