67th SIF National Congress

Italian Physiological Society

Catania, Italy • 21-23 September 2016



  • Wednesday, 21 September

    Location: Benedictine Monastery (Piazza Dante Alighieri, Catania)




    Pre-meeting Symposium [Aula Magna Santo Mazzarino]

    New frontiers in molecular and cellular physiology

    Chairs: Rosalba Parenti (Catania, Italy), Vincenzo Perciavalle (Catania, Italy)

    Vincenzo PERCIAVALLE (Catania, Italy)
    Effects of age and gender on exercise-induced epigenetic modification

    Sebastiano CAVALLARO (Catania, Italy)
    Cracking the code of neurodegenerative diseases, the road to personalized medicine

    Francesca TUORTO (Heidelberg, Germany)
    Nutritional Control of protein translation

    Stefano FORTE (Catania, Italy)
    Tissue engineering and biomaterials: frontiers in bone physiology

    Alfredo FERRO (Catania, Italy)
    Computational ncRNA analysis and in-silico Functional Simulation with application to Biomedicine


    Scuola di Fisiologia [Aula Magna Santo Mazzarino]


    Opening Cerimony [Aula Magna Santo Mazzarino]

    Welcome to Participants by University and City Authorities


    Opening Lecture [Aula Magna Santo Mazzarino]

    Carlo Maria CROCE (Columbus, OH, USA)
    Causes and consequences of microRNA dysregulation in cancer


    Welcome cocktail [Chiostro Giardino dei Novizi]

  • Thursday, 22 September

    Location: Benedictine Monastery


    Parallel Symposia

    Symposium 1 • Structural and functional adaptations to physical exercise at the cerebrovascular, cardiovascular and skeletal muscle level [Aula Magna Santo Mazzarino]

    Chair: Fabio Esposito (Milan, Italy)

    Mark OLFERT (Morgantown, WV, USA)
    Physiological insights in angiogenesis and capillary rarefaction: implications for health and disease

    Paul CHANTLER (Morgantown, WV, USA)
    Effects of exercise training on cerebrovascular function and angiogenesis in health and disease

    Massimo VENTURELLI (Milan, Italy)
    Central and peripheral cardiovascular responses to static and dynamic skeletal muscle stretching

    Fabio ESPOSITO (Milan, Italy)
    Passive static stretching negatively impacts exercise endurance via a reduction in local blood flow

    Bruno GRASSI (Udine, Italy)
    Balance/unbalance between O2 consumption and O2 delivery during rest-to-work transitions in skeletal muscle


    Symposium 2 • Emerging role of lipids in metabolism and disease [Room Coro di Notte]

    Chair: Valentina Pallottini (Rome, Italy)

    Laura VERGANI (Genoa, Italy)
    Hepatic lipid homeostasis in health and disease: in vitro and in vivo models of fatty liver

    Maria NOTARNICOLA (Castellana Grotte, BA, Italy)
    Lipids and cell proliferation: focus on colorectal carcinogenesis

    Valentina PALLOTTINI (Rome, Italy)
    The role of mevalonate pathway in Central Nervous System

    Frank PFRIEGER (Strasbourg, France)
    Neurodegeneration in a lysosomal storage disorders with impaired cholesterol transport

    Marta VALENZA (Milan, Italy)
    Cholesterol dysfunction in Huntington's disease: molecular mechanism and biological relevance


    Coffee Break [Chiostro Giardino dei Novizi]


    Parallel Workshops

    Workshop • Cell physiology [Aula Magna Santo Mazzarino]

    Chairs: Maria Marino (Roma, Italy), Elena Fabbri (Bologna, Italy)

    Amilcare BARCA (Lecce, Italy)
    Functional evidence of a janus-faced impact of carnosine on copper content and copper-sensing systems in murine neuron-derived cells

    Michele MAFFIA (Lecce, Italy)
    Mass spectrometry label-free analysis of human microglia cells treated with INF-g and IL-4

    Filippo ACCONCIA (Rome, Italy)
    ATM regulates 17β-estradiol-induced cell proliferation

    Carla PEREGO (Milan, Italy)
    The leucine-rich repeat kinase LRRK2/Park8 controls regulated exocytosis in neurons and endocrine cells of the pancreas

    Chiara PIANTONI (Milan, Italy)
    HCN channels in human leukocytes

    Maria Carmela CERRA (Arcavacata di Rende, CS, Italy)
    Serpinin peptides depress myocardial performance in teleost and amphibian hearts

    Elisa GREGGIO (Padua, Italy)
    Leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 interacts with p21-activated kinase 6 to control neurite complexity in mammalian brain

    Assunta LOMBARDI (Naples, Italy)
    Absence of Uncoupling Protein 3 influences brown adipose tissue mitochondrial functionality


    Workshop • Ionic basis of neuronal function and dysfunction [Room Coro di Notte]

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

    Francesca GRASSI (Rome, Italy)
    Effect of noise on action potential generation

    Gerardo BIELLA (Pavia, Italy)
    Lowering of the epileptogenic threshold in mouse models lacking Rac1 and Rac3 GTPases in neurons

    Mattia BONZANNI (Milan, Italy)
    Characterization of the loss-of-function mutation L157V in the HCN1 channel found in an epileptic patient

    Luigi CATACUZZENO (Perugia, Italy)
    Role of cerebellar spreading depression in the physiopathology of episodic ataxia type 1

    Stefano SARTINI (Urbino, Italy)
    Maternal creatine supplementation affects morpho-functional development of hippocampal neurons in rat offspring

    Lara COSTA (Messina, Italy)
    A subnanomolar concentration of Pituitary Adenylate Cyclase Activating Polypeptide (PACAP) pre-synaptically modulates glutamatergic transmission in the rat hippocampus by stimulating acetylcholine (ACh) release

    Giulio SANCINI (Monza, Italy)
    From the lungs to the brain: the fantastic voyage of nanoparticles targeting beta-amyloid (Aβ)

    Matteo CERRI (Bologna, Italy)
    Thermoregulatory effects induced by the activation of neurons within the Raphe Pallidus in swine


    Workshop • Physiology of motor system and exercise [Aula n° 254 - Corridoio dell’orologio]

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

    Manuel PAINA (Milan, Italy)
    Unravelling the mechanisms of action of the Traditional Chinese Medicine drug Tong Mai Yan Xin (TMYX) on heart rate control

    Angelica GUALDONI (Milan, Italy)
    Modulation of sinoatrial rhythm by miRNAs in endurance training adaptation

    Simona BONCOMPAGNI (Chieti, Italy)
    Assembly of Calcium Entry Units improves muscle resistance to fatigue

    Pasquale BIANCO (Sesto Fiorentino, FI, Italy)
    Force-velocity relation of a synthetic myosin II-based machine

    Vincenzo LOMBARDI (Sesto Fiorentino, FI, Italy)
    Mechanics of unloaded shortening of skeletal muscle

    Marco CAREMANI (Sesto Fiorentino, FI, Italy)
    Stiffness and force of slow and fast isoforms of skeletal muscle myosin in situ

    Andrea D’AVELLA (Messina, Italy)
    Muscle synergies: evidence from motor adaptation and from cortical microstimulation and recordings

    Silvia POGLIAGHI (Verona, Italy)
    VO2 slow component: the effect of Strength training on metabolic efficiency and exercise tolerance


    Lunch and Poster Discussion [Chiostro di Levante and Corridoio dell’orologio]


    Parallel Symposia

    Symposium 3 • New insights on hippocampal plasticity: from development to age-related neurodegenerative diseases [Aula Magna Santo Mazzarino]

    Chair: Claudio Grassi (Rome, Italy)

    Enrico CHERUBINI (Trieste, Italy)
    Synaptic plasticity in the developing hippocampus

    Claudio GRASSI (Rome, Italy)
    Modulation of hippocampal plasticity by epigenetic mechanisms

    Daniela PUZZO (Catania, Italy)
    Amyloid-β peptide and cGMP crosstalk: relevance in hippocampal synaptic plasticity

    Cristina LIMATOLA (Rome, Italy)
    Microglia plasticity: the effect of environmental stimuli

    Ottavio ARANCIO (New York, NY, USA)
    Amyloid-β and tau crosstalk in synaptic dysfunction and memory loss


    Symposium 4 • Old drugs-new uses: novel therapies targeting the beta adrenergic system [Room Coro di Notte]

    Chairs: Maria Svelto (Bari, Italy), Paola Bagnoli (Pisa, Italy)

    Luca FILIPPI (Florence, Italy)
    Propranolol effectiveness in infantile hemangioma: a hope for novel cancer treatment

    Massimo DAL MONTE (Pisa, Italy)
    The beta-adrenergic system as a possible new target for pharmacological treatment of neovascular retinal diseases

    Martin C. MICHEL (Mainz, Germany)
    Molecular properties and pharmacology of β3-adrenoceptors

    Giuseppe PROCINO (Bari, Italy)
    β3-adrenergic receptor in the kidney may be a new player in sympathetic regulation of renal function

    Maura CALVANI (Florence, Italy)
    Beta 3-adrenergic receptor and tumor microenvironment: a new hub


    Plenary Lecture [Aula Magna Santo Mazzarino]

    Stefano PLUCHINO (Cambridge, UK)
    Neural stem cell-mediated brain repair


    "5 anni di pH: l’inesauribile fascino della Fisiologia" [Aula Magna Santo Mazzarino]

    Lamberto MAFFEI (Pisa, Italy)
    “Il cervello che cambia”

    Tavola Rotonda [Aula Magna Santo Mazzarino]

    con Fiorenzo CONTI, Fabio BENFENATI, Giorgio FANÒ ILLIC, Raffaele GRANDI


    Concerto per Aperitivo [Benedictine Monastery • Room Coro di Notte]

    Daniela Puzzo (Pianoforte)
    Giuseppe Almirante (Primo Violino)
    Gemma Pappalardo (Secondo Violino)
    Angelo Di Guardo (Viola)
    Jasha Parisi (Violoncello)
    Giorgio Rizzo (Percussioni)
    Special guest: Toti Sapienza

  • Friday, 23 September

    Location: Benedictine Monastery


    Parallel Symposia

    Symposium 5 • Vascular signaling to protect the heart and the brain
    Joint Symposium of Italian Society of Cardiovascular Researches (SIRC) and Italian Society of Physiology (SIF)
    [Aula Magna Santo Mazzarino]

    Chairs: Maria Carmela Cerra (Cosenza, Italy), Pasquale Pagliaro (Turin, Italy)

    Teresa PASQUA (Cosenza, Italy)
    Chromogranin A and the heart: from processing to cardioprotection

    Francesco MOCCIA (Pavia, Italy)
    Intracellular Ca2+ oscillations promote nitric oxide release by brain endothelial cells stimulated with acetylcholine and glutamate

    Francesca TULLIO (Turin, Italy)
    Conditioning and exercise against ischemia/reperfusion injury

    Akos KOLLER (Pecs, Hungary)
    A novel concept of the autoregulation of cerebral blood flow


    Symposium 6 • Action and perception: learning, integration and representation
    Junior Symposium [Room Coro di Notte]

    Chair: Annalisa Bosco (Bologna, Italy)

    Annalisa BOSCO (Bologna, Italy)
    The influence of motor experience on the object size perception

    Benedetta CESQUI (Rome, Italy)
    Visuomotor coordination in catching projectile balls

    Svenja GREMMLER (Munster, Germany)
    Does motor learning affect visual perception? The influence of saccadic adaptation on object localization

    Simona MONACO (Trento, Italy)
    Recruitment of foveal retinotopic cortex in humans during haptic exploration of shapes and subsequent actions in the dark


    Coffee Break [Chiostro Giardino dei Novizi]


    Parallel Workshops

    Workshop • Applied cell physiology: disease causing mechanisms [Aula Magna Santo Mazzarino]

    Chairs: Elena Fabbri (Bologna, Italy), Maria Marino (Roma, Italy)

    Marco BISAGLIA (Padua, Italy)
    Dysfunction of dopamine homeostasis affects mitochondrial functioning

    Monica CARMOSINO (Potenza, Italy)
    The expression of Lamin A mutant R321X leads to endoplasmic reticulum stress with aberrant Ca2+ handling

    Manuela DE BELLIS (Bari, Italy)
    Translational readthrough generates new human AQP4 isoforms with acquired functional relevance

    Silvia DOSSENA (Salzburg, Austria)
    New perspectives for the treatment of hearing loss linked to dysfunction of the anion exchanger pendrin (SLC26A4)

    Grazia NICCHIA (Bari, Italy)
    Aquaporin-1 inhibition reduces tumour dissemination and increases survival in a mouse model of melanoma

    Giovanna VALENTI (Bari, Italy)
    Molecular basis of the aquaretic effect of the new generation diuretic tolvaptan, a selective vasopressin V2 receptor antagonist recommended for the management of the Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuresis (SIAD)

    Marco FIOCCHETTI (Rome, Italy)
    NGB translocation to mitochondria: a specific 17β-estradiol anti-apoptotic pathway in hormone dependent breast cancer cells

    Adriana GRAZIANO (Catania, Italy)
    Wilms’ tumour suppressor gene 1 silencing by RNAi sensitizes osteosarcoma cell line to apoptosis


    Workshop • Nutrition, metabolism and system physiology [Aula n° 254 - Corridoio dell’orologio]

    Chairs: Alberto Battezzati (Milan, Italy), Antonio Colantuoni (Naples, Italy)

    Antonella AMATO (Palermo, Italy)
    Neuroprotective effects by Glucagon-Like Peptide 2 in experimental obesity

    Sebastiano BANNI (Monserrato, CA, Italy)
    Dietary carbohydrates influence lipid metabolism and endocannabinoid plasma levels in humans

    Matteo PECCHIARI (Milan, Italy)
    Assessment of airway occlusion by single breath N2 test and deflation lung PL-V curve in healthy subjects and COPD patients

    Maria Giulia LIONETTO (Lecce, Italy)
    In situ detection of the intracellular antioxidant activity of grape skin polyphenolic extracts by confocal fluorescence microscopy: a study on rat superficial colonocytes

    Anna TABONI (Brescia, Italy)
    Effects of lung volume on the cardiovascular response to static apnoea

    Martina DI MARO (Naples, Italy)
    Skin blood flow oscillations and microvascular reactivity in hyperlipidemic obese patients

    Elena GROSSINI (Novara, Italy)
    Pediatric obesity and cardiovascular dysfunction: searching for early markers of damage

    Herbert Ryan MARINI (Messina, Italy)
    Inhibitors of apoptosis proteins and testis homeostasis: A2A receptor stimulation in experimental varicocele


    Workshop • Neuronal and synaptic plasticity [Room Coro di Notte]

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

    Luigi BUBACCO (Padua, Italy)
    DOPAL derived alpha-synuclein oligomers impair synaptic vesicles physiological function

    Lucia CIRANNA (Catania, Italy)
    Activation of serotonin 5-HT7 receptors rescues hippocampal synaptic plasticity in a mouse model of Fragile X Syndrome through a cyclic AMP-mediated mechanism

    Marcello D'AMELIO (Rome, Italy)
    Early and selective loss of dopamine neurons in a mouse model of Alzheimer disease

    Valentina DI LIBERTO (Palermo, Italy)
    Muscarinic acetylcholine receptors exert antidepressant and anxiolytic-like effects in chronically stressed rats by modulating BDNF and FGF2 in the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex

    Anna FASSIO (Genoa, Italy)
    Arf6 regulates the cycling and the readily releasable pool of synaptic vesicles at hippocampal synapse

    Davide RAGOZZINO (Rome, Italy)
    Involvement of microglia and CX3CL1/CX3CR1 signaling in hippocampal synaptic development

    Simona CAPSONI (Pisa, Italy)
    Phenotypic characterization of a mouse model of Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathies
    (HSAN V): new central aspects of feeling pain

    Walter GULISANO (Catania, Italy)
    Application of 3D printing technology in neuroscience: production of customized guide cannulas for intrahippocampal injections


    Lunch and Poster Discussion [Chiostro di Levante and Corridoio dell’orologio]


    Council of Physiology Professors [Aula Magna Santo Mazzarino]


    “Best Poster” Pitch Contest [Aula Magna Santo Mazzarino]

    Chairs: Rosalba Parenti (Catania, Italy), Vincenzo Perciavalle (Catania, Italy)

    Oral presentation contest of the best 6 posters short-listed by the SIF Committee


    Coffee Break [Chiostro Giardino dei Novizi]


    Fabio Ruzzier Lecture [Aula Magna Santo Mazzarino]

    Ulrich POHL (Munich, Germany)
    Calcium-dependent and -independent control mechanisms of vascular smooth muscle tone


    General Assembly [Aula Magna Santo Mazzarino]

    SIF Prize Lecture
    Best Poster Prize
    Art & Science Photography Prize

    President: Carmelo NICOSIA (Head of the School of Photography, Accademia di Belle Arti, Catania)
    Members: Carmen CARDILLO (Accademia di Belle Arti, Catania), Daniele CASCONE (Photographer), Giuseppe PAPPALARDO (Photography critic), Elsa TORNABENE (Accademia di Belle Arti, Catania)

    SIF General Assembly
    Election of the Board of The Council of Physiology Professors


    Social Dinner [Manganelli Palace]

  • 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 "Metabolism, Nutrition and System Physiology" and "Neurobiology and Neurophysiology" will be presented during the former while topics "Cell Physiology" and "Physiology of Motor Systems and Exercise" will be presented in the latter.

    During the poster discussion, posters will be screened by a committee of experts and 6 posters will be selected to access the pitch poster contest scheduled on Friday, September 23, at 16:00.

    Posters of both sessions selected for the pitch contest will be announced on Friday 23 at 14:30 at the Registration Desk. Poster presenters are suggested 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.

    Instructions on when and to put up your poster will be available through this page at a later stage.

    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...


    • Poster Session 1 • 22 September • 13:00-15:00

      • Metabolism, nutrition and system physiology

        P2.1 Sara Baldassano (Palermo)
        Influence of glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide and glucagon-like peptide-2 on lipid and bone homeostasis in rats

        P2.2 Lara Camillo (Novara)
        Inflammatory and peroxidative markers of monocytes extracted from a population of obese children. Modulation by isocaloric diet and aerobic exercise

        P2.3 Antonio Colantuoni (Naples)
        Insulin-resistance in obese adult women:hypocaloric diet and nutritional supplement

        P2.4 Pieter de Lange (Caserta)
        3,5-Diiodo-L-Thyronine (T2) opposes 3,5,3’-Triiodo-L- Thyronine (T3) in regulation of lipogenic signaling in rats receiving a high-fat diet

        P2.5 Lidia De Riccardis (Lecce)
        Copper dyshomeostasis in Multiple Sclerosis

        P2.6 Camillo Di Giulio (Chieti)
        A new insight in the Carotid Body aging neurophysiology

        P2.7 Maria Elena Giordano (Lecce)
        Intracellular antioxidant activities of polyphenolic compounds, single and in mixture: resveratrol and quercitin

        P2.8 Mariarita La Porta (Catania)
        Different musical frequencies increase the neuronal and serum expression of Ghrelin hormone, in the rat

        P2.9 Daniele La Russa (Arcavacata di Rende, CS)
        Oxidative balance in hemodialysis patients: biomarker of cardiovascular risk?

        P2.10 Alessandro Leone (Milan)
        Physiological role of abdominal subcutaneous and visceral adipose tissue in insulin resistance

        P2.11 Lillà Lionetti (Fisciano, SA)
        Hepatic mitochondrial respiration rates and cytochromes levels in physiological adaptation to chronic exposure to persistent environmental pollutant in rats

        P2.12 Lucia Martinoli (Rome)
        Effect of bread poliphenolics estract on culture monolayer Caco-2 cells line

        P2.13 Giovanni Messina (Foggia)
        The physical activity increases serum orexin A levels in humans

        P2.14 Maria Mollica (Naples)
        Skeletal muscle mitochondrial function, efficiency and dynamics are modulated by human and donkey milk supplementation improving insulin resistance

        P2.15 Daniela Pellegrino (Arcavacata di Rende, CS)
        Cardiovascular risk factors and all-cause mortality in long-lived people from Southern Italy

        P2.16 Federica Pessina (Siena)
        Local injection of bone marrow progenitor cells for the functional recovery of injured anal sphincter: in vitro expanded versus minimally-manipulated cells

        P2.17 Giulia Raina (Novara)
        Role of phytoestrogens and estrogens in the modulation of psoriasis. Analysis of mechanisms of action

        P2.18 Ilaria Rivolta (Monza)
        Analysis of pulmonary remodeling in lungs of rabbits undergoing thoracic surgery

        P2.19 Cristina Russo (Catania)
        Hippocampal Ghreline-containing neurons, modulate food-intake behavior by direct patways to ventrobasal hypothalamus and basolateral amygdala

        P2.20 Francesco Scavello (Arcavacata di Rende, CS)
        The innovative “Bio-Oil Spread” diet protects against myocardial ischemic injury in rats by switching off inflammation pathways

        P2.21 Elena Silvestri (Benevento)
        Changes in the functional proteomic profiles of rat skeletal muscles after caloric restriction and catch-up fat upon refeeding

        P2.22 Giorgia Sollai (Monserrato, CA)
        Gustatory sensitivity and nutritional value of various carbohydrates in Drosophila suzukii

        P2.23 Angela Spadafranca (Milan)
        Maternal serum levels of adiponectin and homocysteine during physiological pregnancy

        P2.24 Anna Valenzano (Foggia)
        Taste sensitivity to 6-n propylthiouracil (PROP) is associated with fungiform taste buds density and body fat mass in humans

        P2.25 Tiziano Verri (Lecce)
        In vivo monitoring of pH variations in the zebrafish gut lumen

      • Neurobiology and neurophysiology

        P3.1 Patrizia Ambrogini (Urbino)
        α-Tocopherol reduces epileptogenesis in the rat hippocampus after kainic acid-induced status epilepticus

        P3.2 Anna Binda (Monza)
        Characterization of an outward current induced by a VGF-derived peptide in microglia

        P3.3 Giancarlo Carli (Siena)
        Conditioned and suggestion induced pain modulation as a function of hypnotizability

        P3.4 Paolo Cavallari (Milan)
        Effects of DC stimulation on the excitability of posterior tibial nerve

        P3.5 Sergio Chieffi (Naples)
        Space representation in Balint’s syndrome

        P3.6 Antonio Cibelli (Bari)
        TRPV4 is reduced in AQP4-null retina and not in AQP4-null brain: potential differences between Muller cells and astrocytes

        P3.7 Luisa Cigliano (Naples)
        BDNF modulates Apolipoprotein E mediated cholesterol trafficking between astrocytes and neurons

        P3.8 Marianna Crispino (Naples)
        Synaptic synthesis of APP in an animal model of Alzheimer's disease

        P3.9 Roberta Dal Magro (Monza)
        Nose-to-brain delivery of polymeric nanoparticles

        P3.10 Stefano Di Marco (L'Aquila)
        High-resolution, large-scale experimental platform to record light-evoked responses from the entire retinal ganglion cell layer

        P3.11 Mara Fabri (Ancona)
        The role of the corpus callosum in mental rotation: observations in healthy subjects, split-brain and psychotic patients

        P3.12 Rosario Gulino (Catania)
        Sonic hedgehog and TDP-43 participate to the spontaneous locomotor recovery in a mouse model of spinal motoneuron disease

        P3.13 Sonia Hasan (San Sisto, PG)
        A novel mutation in the Kv1.1 channel voltage-sensor alters voltage-dependent channel gating in a patient diagnosed with Episodic Ataxia Type 1

        P3.14 Michelangelo Iannone (Roccelletta di Borgia, CZ)
        Effects of bergamot polyphenols on delayed ischemic neuronal death in gerbils. Neuropathological evidences and biological mechanisms

        P3.15 Giampiero Leanza (Trieste)
        Ascending noradrenergic afferents regulate spatial working memory and hippocampal neurogenesis in the rat

        P3.16 Ombretta Mameli (Sassari)
        The trigeminal mesencephalic nucleus encodes for the kinematic parameters of whisker pad macrovibrissae movements

        P3.17 Teresa Mastantuono (Naples)
        Changes in rat blood flow oscillatory patterns after middle cerebral artery occlusion

        P3.18 Andrea Mazzatenta (Chieti)
        Olfactory phenotypic expression unveils neurophysiological human aging

        P3.19 Matteo Pedrazzoli (Verona)
        Assessment of the role of glucocorticoids on synaptic spines turnover in an Alzheimer's disease animal model

        P3.20 Anna Pedrinolla (Verona)
        Vascular function and progression of Alzheimer’s disease

        P3.21 Francesco Pisani (Bari)
        Limits of molecular dynamics prediction in molecular medicine: the case of Aquaporin-4 in  neuromyelitis optica

        P3.22 Enrica Santarcangelo (Pisa)
        Cerebellar macrostructural variations in subjects with different hypnotizability

        P3.23 Maria Francesca Serapide (Catania)
        Intranasal delivery of polymeric nanoparticles in the rat: An innovative brain targeting strategy for diseases of Central Nervous System

        P3.24 Rosario Statello (Parma)
        Cardioprotective effects of fatty acid amide hydrolase inhibitor URB694, in a rodent model of trait anxiety

        P3.25 Iole Tomassini Barbarossa (Monserrato, CA)
        Quantitative measures of the peripheral taste function by electrophysiological recordings from the human tongue

        P3.26 Maria Rosaria Tropea (Catania)
        Effects of Salidroside, a bioactive compound of Rhodiola rosea, on memory and emotional behavior in adult mice

        P3.27 Giovanna Valenti (Bari)
        Volume regulating hormones and Aquaporin-2 excretion following graded central hypovolemia: a gender comparison

        P3.28 Nunzio Vicario (Catania)
        Correlation betweeen Delta-Opioid Receptor (DOR) antiallodynic effect and sciatic nerve Tumor Necrosis Factor-α (TNF-α) expression in neuropathic rat

        P3.29 Maria Grazia Zizzo (Palermo)
        Angiotensin II type 2 receptors and colonic dysmotility in 2,4-dinitrobenzene sulphuric acid (DNBS) induced colitis in rats

    • Poster Session 2 • 23 September • 12:30-14:30

      • Cell physiology

        P1.1 Rosanna Avola (Catania)
        Identification of water channel aquaporins in human chondrocytes from adipose mesenchymal stem cells

        P1.2 Eleonora Bardi (Pavia)
        Skeletal muscle deterioration in dilated cardiomyopathy: molecular mechanisms and effects of prolonged endurance training in a mice model

        P1.3 Ottorino Belluzzi (Ferrara)
        Mitochondrial dysfunction, impaired antioxidant enzymatic activity and compromised proteasome function in Rett Syndrome

        P1.4 Elvira Brunelli (Arcavacata di Rende, CS)
        Antarctic fish as a global pollution sensor: heavy metal biomonitoring in a decade

        P1.5 Giovanna Calabrese (Catania)
        Induction of bone formation by implantation of a collagen-hydroxyapatite scaffold without exogenous living cells

        P1.6 Manuela Cipolletti (Rome)
        17β-estradiol-induced neuroglobin up-regulation acts as anti-apoptotic pathways that reduces breast cancer cell sensitivity to chemotherapeutic agents

        P1.7 Roberta Costa (Salzburg, Austria)
        Relevance of O-linked glycosylation in the regulation of cellular volume

        P1.8 Massimo Dal Monte (Pisa)
        AQP4 regulates transcriptional activation of VEGF in response to hypoxia through HIF-1 Binding Site methylation in Oxygen-Induced Retinopathy

        P1.9 Elena Fabbri (Bologna)
        Evaluation of MAPK cascade and pro-inflammatory responses in trophoblast cells exposed to high-frequency electromagnetic fields (GSM 1.8 GHz)

        P1.10 Daniela Ferraro (Pavia)
        Localization and oxidation state of Ceria nanoparticles internalized by human cells

        P1.11 Rosamaria Fiorini (Ancona)
        Lipid composition and physico-chemical properties of gill mitochondrial membranes from Ruditapes philippinarum

        P1.12 Rosario Giuffrida (Catania)
        Expression of connexins in human mesenchymal stem cells from adipose tissue during adipogenic differentiation

        P1.13 Debora Lo Furno (Catania)
        Neural differentiation of human adipose mesenchymal stem cells induced by conditioned media from Schwann cells or olfactory ensheathing cells

        P1.14 Maurizio Mandalà (Arcavacata di Rende, CS)
        Olive oil phenols dilate mesenteric arteries in an endothelium independent manner

        P1.15 Tiziana Maniscalchi (Catania)
        Biomimetic scaffold  induces hADSC chondrogenic differentiation in vitro and in vivo

        P1.16 Maria Mariggiò (Chieti)
        The Random Positioning Machine: a tool to study in vitro the effects induced by a variation of extracellular mechanical forces

        P1.17 Rossana Morabito (Messina)
        SO4= uptake and oxidative stress in erythrocytes from systemic sclerosis patients with interstitial lung disease

        P1.18 Maria Nuzzo (Rome)
        Neuroglobin and Huntingtin: members of estrogen neuroprotective pathways

        P1.19 Antonella Pantaleo (Sassari)
        Effects of Syk inhibitors on erythrocyte membrane modifications induced by Plasmodium falciparum growth

        P1.20 Rosalba Parenti (Catania)
        OECs Conditioned Medium (OECs-CM) reduced oxygen deprivation-mediated damage by regulation of Connexin 43 Gap Junction (GJ) Communication

        P1.21 Carla Perego (Milan)
        The atypical purinergic receptor GPR17 in endocrine pancreas

        P1.22 Chiara Pugliese (Arcavacata di Rende, CS)
        Effect of the most commonly utilized ‘anaesthetic’ agents on the isolated heart of the cephalopod mollusk Octopus vulgaris

        P1.23 Alessia Remigante (Messina)
        Magnesium effect on SO4= uptake and oxidative stress in human erythrocytes

        P1.24 Vittorio Ricci (Pavia)
        Overestimation of nanoparticles-induced DNA damage determined by the Comet assay

        P1.25 Luana Ricci Paulesu (Siena)
        In vitro models to study the effect of the environmental chemicals in the human feto-maternal interface

        P1.26 Carmine Rocca (Arcavacata di Rende, CS)
        Phoenixin-14 as a novel modulator of cardiac function: tissue detection and physiological characterization

        P1.27 Carla Vetrugno (Lecce)
        Responsiveness of carnosine-homeostasis genes in peripheral neurons exposed to hyperglycemic conditions

        P1.28 Agata Zappalà (Catania)
        Heme oxygenase-1 nuclear translocation regulates bortezomib-induced cytotoxicity and mediates genomic instability in myeloma cells

      • Physiology of motor systems and exercise

        P4.1 Monica Frinchi (Palermo)
        Effects of mild aerobic exercise training on the diaphragm in mdx mice

        P4.2 Luciana Labanca (Rome)
        Anticipatory but not compensatory postural adjustments are restored at the time of return to sport following ACL reconstruction

        P4.3 Marco Linari (Sesto Fiorentino, FI)
        Nanometer-micrometer scale X-ray diffraction from intact trabeculae from rat heart

        P4.4 Tiziana Pietrangelo (Chieti)
        Gokyo Khumbu/Ama Dablam Trek 2012

        P4.5 Giovanni Vinetti (Brescia)
        The three-parameter critical power model for the power output – time to exhaustion relationship in humans