Giorgio Tasca

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Country: Italy

Publications

  1. doi request reprint New phenotype and pathology features in MYH7-related distal myopathy
    Giorgio Tasca
    Don Carlo Gnocchi ONLUS Foundation, Italy
    Neuromuscul Disord 22:640-7. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Muscle MRI in female carriers of dystrophinopathy
    G Tasca
    Don Carlo Gnocchi ONLUS Foundation, Rome, Italy
    Eur J Neurol 19:1256-60. 2012
  3. pmc Novel FLNC mutation in a patient with myofibrillar myopathy in combination with late-onset cerebellar ataxia
    Giorgio Tasca
    Don Carlo Gnocchi ONLUS Foundation, Italy
    Muscle Nerve 46:275-82. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy in a patient with Franklin disease and hypogammaglobulinemia
    Giorgio Tasca
    Institute of Neurology, Catholic University School of Medicine, Rome, Italy
    J Neurol Sci 284:203-4. 2009
  5. doi request reprint An Italian case of hereditary myopathy with early respiratory failure (HMERF) not associated with the titin kinase domain R279W mutation
    Giorgio Tasca
    Institute of Neurology, Catholic University School of Medicine, Rome, Italy
    Neuromuscul Disord 20:730-4. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Mixed connective tissue disease presenting as a peculiar myositis with poor muscle regeneration
    Giorgio Tasca
    Institute of Neurology, Catholic University School of Medicine, Largo A Gemelli 8, 00168, Rome, Italy
    Neurol Sci 32:171-4. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Muscle imaging findings in GNE myopathy
    Giorgio Tasca
    Don Carlo Gnocchi ONLUS Foundation, Milan, Italy
    J Neurol 259:1358-65. 2012
  8. pmc Different molecular signatures in magnetic resonance imaging-staged facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy muscles
    Giorgio Tasca
    Don Carlo Gnocchi ONLUS Foundation, Milan, Italy
    PLoS ONE 7:e38779. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Muscle MRI in Becker muscular dystrophy
    Giorgio Tasca
    Don Carlo Gnocchi ONLUS Foundation, Italy
    Neuromuscul Disord 22:S100-6. 2012
  10. doi request reprint CD8(+) T cells in facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy patients with inflammatory features at muscle MRI
    Giovanni Frisullo
    Institute of Neurology, Department of Neurosciences, Catholic University of Rome, Largo Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    J Clin Immunol 31:155-66. 2011

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Publications15

  1. doi request reprint New phenotype and pathology features in MYH7-related distal myopathy
    Giorgio Tasca
    Don Carlo Gnocchi ONLUS Foundation, Italy
    Neuromuscul Disord 22:640-7. 2012
    ..Our study significantly broadens the clinical and pathological spectrum of Laing distal myopathy. We suggest that MYH7 screening should be considered in undiagnosed late-onset distal myopathy or cytoplasmic body myopathy patients...
  2. doi request reprint Muscle MRI in female carriers of dystrophinopathy
    G Tasca
    Don Carlo Gnocchi ONLUS Foundation, Rome, Italy
    Eur J Neurol 19:1256-60. 2012
    ..We wanted to verify whether muscle magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could identify a pattern of involvement suggestive of this condition and whether it was similar to that reported in Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy...
  3. pmc Novel FLNC mutation in a patient with myofibrillar myopathy in combination with late-onset cerebellar ataxia
    Giorgio Tasca
    Don Carlo Gnocchi ONLUS Foundation, Italy
    Muscle Nerve 46:275-82. 2012
    ..Mutations in the gene that encodes filamin C, FLNC, represent a rare cause of a distinctive type of myofibrillar myopathy (MFM)...
  4. doi request reprint Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy in a patient with Franklin disease and hypogammaglobulinemia
    Giorgio Tasca
    Institute of Neurology, Catholic University School of Medicine, Rome, Italy
    J Neurol Sci 284:203-4. 2009
    ..We suggest that PML should be suspected in patients in whom immunosuppression is not obvious (i.e. not only in the setting of HIV infection or disseminated end-stage lymphomas) and involves defects in humoral immunity...
  5. doi request reprint An Italian case of hereditary myopathy with early respiratory failure (HMERF) not associated with the titin kinase domain R279W mutation
    Giorgio Tasca
    Institute of Neurology, Catholic University School of Medicine, Rome, Italy
    Neuromuscul Disord 20:730-4. 2010
    ..The R279W mutation in the TTN gene was excluded. This report expands the geographical region of incidence and encourages additional studies to clarify the genetic heterogeneity of the condition...
  6. doi request reprint Mixed connective tissue disease presenting as a peculiar myositis with poor muscle regeneration
    Giorgio Tasca
    Institute of Neurology, Catholic University School of Medicine, Largo A Gemelli 8, 00168, Rome, Italy
    Neurol Sci 32:171-4. 2011
    ..We also describe the scarcity of muscle regeneration signs on the muscle biopsy with complete absence of alkaline phosphatase positivity in the endomysial and permysial connective tissue as a novel finding of this condition...
  7. doi request reprint Muscle imaging findings in GNE myopathy
    Giorgio Tasca
    Don Carlo Gnocchi ONLUS Foundation, Milan, Italy
    J Neurol 259:1358-65. 2012
    ..Although these findings need to be further validated in a larger cohort, we believe that the recognition of this pattern may be instrumental in the initial clinical assessment of patients with possible GNE myopathy...
  8. pmc Different molecular signatures in magnetic resonance imaging-staged facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy muscles
    Giorgio Tasca
    Don Carlo Gnocchi ONLUS Foundation, Milan, Italy
    PLoS ONE 7:e38779. 2012
    ..We studied these conditions in order to obtain further information on the molecular mechanisms involved in the selective wasting of single muscles or muscle groups in this disease...
  9. doi request reprint Muscle MRI in Becker muscular dystrophy
    Giorgio Tasca
    Don Carlo Gnocchi ONLUS Foundation, Italy
    Neuromuscul Disord 22:S100-6. 2012
    ..Our results suggest that a distinct pattern of muscle involvement can be detected in BMD. The early identification of muscle changes in a proportion of asymptomatic patients may be useful as an additional tool in the diagnostic workup...
  10. doi request reprint CD8(+) T cells in facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy patients with inflammatory features at muscle MRI
    Giovanni Frisullo
    Institute of Neurology, Department of Neurosciences, Catholic University of Rome, Largo Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    J Clin Immunol 31:155-66. 2011
    ..These data indicate that circulating activated immune cells, mainly CD8(+) T cells, may favour FSHD progression by promoting active phases of muscle inflammation...
  11. pmc Mitochondrial network genes in the skeletal muscle of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients
    Camilla Bernardini
    Institute of Anatomy and Cell Biology, School of Medicine, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    PLoS ONE 8:e57739. 2013
    ..e. common expression trends) among genes, whose function seems to be aberrantly activated during the progression of muscle atrophy...
  12. ncbi request reprint Gene expression profiling in the early phases of DMD: a constant molecular signature characterizes DMD muscle from early postnatal life throughout disease progression
    Mario Pescatori
    Institute of Neurology, Catholic University, L go A Gemelli 8, 0018, Rome, Italy
    FASEB J 21:1210-26. 2007
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  13. ncbi request reprint Isolation and characterization of mesoangioblasts from facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy muscle biopsies
    Roberta Morosetti
    Department of Neurosciences, Catholic University School of Medicine, Largo A Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Stem Cells 25:3173-82. 2007
    ..Disclosure of potential conflicts of interest is found at the end of this article...
  14. pmc Centronuclear myopathy related to dynamin 2 mutations: clinical, morphological, muscle imaging and genetic features of an Italian cohort
    Michela Catteruccia
    Unit for Neuromuscular and Neurodegenerative Disorders, Laboratory of Molecular Medicine, Bambino Gesu Children s Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Neuromuscul Disord 23:229-38. 2013
    ..The detection of three novel DNM2 mutations and the first case of somatic mosaicism further expand the genetic spectrum of the disease...
  15. pmc An immunological analysis of dystroglycan subunits: lessons learned from a small cohort of non-congenital dystrophic patients
    Ernesto Pavoni
    CNR Istituto di Chimica del Riconoscimento Molecolare c o Istituto di Biochimica e Biochimica Clinica, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Open Neurol J 5:68-74. 2011
    ..Our work reinforces the notion that a careful immunological and biochemical analysis of the two DG subunits should be always considered as a prerequisite for the identification of new putative cases of dystroglycanopathy...