Mario Pestarino


Affiliation: University of Genoa
Country: Italy


  1. Candiani S, Moronti L, Pennati R, De Bernardi F, Benfenati F, Pestarino M. The synapsin gene family in basal chordates: evolutionary perspectives in metazoans. BMC Evol Biol. 2010;10:32 pubmed publisher
    ..Finally, we demonstrate that protochordate synapsin is restricted to the post-mitotic phase of CNS development and thereby is a good marker of postmitotic neurons...
  2. Candiani S, Pennati R, Oliveri D, Locascio A, Branno M, Castagnola P, et al. Ci-POU-IV expression identifies PNS neurons in embryos and larvae of the ascidian Ciona intestinalis. Dev Genes Evol. 2005;215:41-5 pubmed publisher
    ..Therefore, the evolution of a complex sensory system seems to be under the control of a common genetic mechanism...