A Quartarone

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Affiliation: University of Messina
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Short latency trigemino-sternocleidomastoid response in muscles in patients with spasmodic torticollis and blepharospasm
    A Quartarone
    Institute of Neurological and Neurosurgical Sciences, University of Messina, 98125, Messina, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 111:1672-7. 2000
  2. doi request reprint Clinical features of dystonia: a pathophysiological revisitation
    Angelo Quartarone
    Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Scienze Psichiatriche ed Anestesiologiche, Universita di Messina, Messina, Italy
    Curr Opin Neurol 21:484-90. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Transcranial magnetic stimulation in dystonia
    Angelo Quartarone
    Department of Neurosciences, University of Messina, Messina, Italy Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, City University of New York Medical School, New York, NY, USA Department of Neurology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA Instituto Di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico IRCSS Centro Bonino Pulejo, Messina, Italy Electronic address
    Handb Clin Neurol 116:543-53. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Emerging concepts in the physiological basis of dystonia
    Angelo Quartarone
    Department of Neurosciences, Psychiatry, and Anaesthesiological Science, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
    Mov Disord 28:958-67. 2013
  5. ncbi request reprint Distinct changes in cortical and spinal excitability following high-frequency repetitive TMS to the human motor cortex
    Angelo Quartarone
    Department of Neuroscience, Psychiatric and Anaesthesiological Sciences, Clinica Neurologica 2, Policlinico Universitario, University of Messina, 98125 Messina, Italy
    Exp Brain Res 161:114-24. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Abnormal plasticity of sensorimotor circuits extends beyond the affected body part in focal dystonia
    A Quartarone
    Clinica Neurologica 2, Policlinico Universitario, 98125 Messina, Italy
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 79:985-90. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Homeostatic-like plasticity of the primary motor hand area is impaired in focal hand dystonia
    Angelo Quartarone
    Department of Neuroscience, Psychiatric and Anaethesiological Sciences, University of Messina, Italy
    Brain 128:1943-50. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Motor cortex abnormalities in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis with transcranial direct-current stimulation
    Angelo Quartarone
    Department of Neuroscience, Psychiatric and Anaesthesiological Sciences, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
    Muscle Nerve 35:620-4. 2007
  9. pmc Rapid-rate paired associative stimulation of the median nerve and motor cortex can produce long-lasting changes in motor cortical excitability in humans
    Angelo Quartarone
    Clinica Neurologica 2, Policlinico Universitario, 98125 Messina, Italy
    J Physiol 575:657-70. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Corticospinal excitability during motor imagery of a simple tonic finger movement in patients with writer's cramp
    Angelo Quartarone
    Department of Neurosciences, Psychiatric and Anaesthesiological Sciences, University of Messina, Italy
    Mov Disord 20:1488-95. 2005

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Publications42

  1. ncbi request reprint Short latency trigemino-sternocleidomastoid response in muscles in patients with spasmodic torticollis and blepharospasm
    A Quartarone
    Institute of Neurological and Neurosurgical Sciences, University of Messina, 98125, Messina, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 111:1672-7. 2000
    ..To further elucidate the pathogenesis of focal dystonias...
  2. doi request reprint Clinical features of dystonia: a pathophysiological revisitation
    Angelo Quartarone
    Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Scienze Psichiatriche ed Anestesiologiche, Universita di Messina, Messina, Italy
    Curr Opin Neurol 21:484-90. 2008
    ..To elucidate the pathophysiology of some clinical features of dystonic patients and to provide some new insight into the mechanisms underlying task-specific dystonia...
  3. doi request reprint Transcranial magnetic stimulation in dystonia
    Angelo Quartarone
    Department of Neurosciences, University of Messina, Messina, Italy Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, City University of New York Medical School, New York, NY, USA Department of Neurology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA Instituto Di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico IRCSS Centro Bonino Pulejo, Messina, Italy Electronic address
    Handb Clin Neurol 116:543-53. 2013
    ..Finally, TMS can potentially be used as a therapeutic tool to treat some forms of dystonia, such as focal hand dystonia, where pharmacological options or injections of botulinum toxin are often ineffective. ..
  4. doi request reprint Emerging concepts in the physiological basis of dystonia
    Angelo Quartarone
    Department of Neurosciences, Psychiatry, and Anaesthesiological Science, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
    Mov Disord 28:958-67. 2013
    ..Current lines of research will be discussed from a network perspective. © 2013 Movement Disorder Society. ..
  5. ncbi request reprint Distinct changes in cortical and spinal excitability following high-frequency repetitive TMS to the human motor cortex
    Angelo Quartarone
    Department of Neuroscience, Psychiatric and Anaesthesiological Sciences, Clinica Neurologica 2, Policlinico Universitario, University of Messina, 98125 Messina, Italy
    Exp Brain Res 161:114-24. 2005
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Abnormal plasticity of sensorimotor circuits extends beyond the affected body part in focal dystonia
    A Quartarone
    Clinica Neurologica 2, Policlinico Universitario, 98125 Messina, Italy
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 79:985-90. 2008
    ..To test whether abnormal sensorimotor plasticity in focal hand dystonia is a primary abnormality or is merely a consequence of the dystonic posture...
  7. ncbi request reprint Homeostatic-like plasticity of the primary motor hand area is impaired in focal hand dystonia
    Angelo Quartarone
    Department of Neuroscience, Psychiatric and Anaethesiological Sciences, University of Messina, Italy
    Brain 128:1943-50. 2005
    ..The role of homeostatic-like plasticity in the pathophysiology of task-specific dystonias warrants further study...
  8. ncbi request reprint Motor cortex abnormalities in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis with transcranial direct-current stimulation
    Angelo Quartarone
    Department of Neuroscience, Psychiatric and Anaesthesiological Sciences, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
    Muscle Nerve 35:620-4. 2007
    ..Further studies are warranted to confirm these results. The present findings may lead to a new, reliable electrophysiological marker of upper motoneuronal involvement in ALS...
  9. pmc Rapid-rate paired associative stimulation of the median nerve and motor cortex can produce long-lasting changes in motor cortical excitability in humans
    Angelo Quartarone
    Clinica Neurologica 2, Policlinico Universitario, 98125 Messina, Italy
    J Physiol 575:657-70. 2006
    ..These findings show that 2 min of 5 Hz rPAS25ms produce a long-lasting and somatotopically specific increase in corticospinal excitability, presumably by sensorimotor disinhibition...
  10. ncbi request reprint Corticospinal excitability during motor imagery of a simple tonic finger movement in patients with writer's cramp
    Angelo Quartarone
    Department of Neurosciences, Psychiatric and Anaesthesiological Sciences, University of Messina, Italy
    Mov Disord 20:1488-95. 2005
    ..This abnormal spread of facilitation was observed in the affected and unaffected upper limb. MI of simple hand movements is less efficient and less focussed in patients with writer's cramp than it is in normal subjects...
  11. ncbi request reprint Task-specific hand dystonia: can too much plasticity be bad for you?
    Angelo Quartarone
    Department of Neuroscience, Psychiatric and Anaethesiological Sciences, University of Messina, 98125 Messina, Italy
    Trends Neurosci 29:192-9. 2006
    ..Deficient homeostatic control might be an important mechanism that triggers maladaptive reorganization and produces symptoms of occupational hand dystonias...
  12. ncbi request reprint Transcranial magnetic stimulation as trigger of dystonic attacks in a patient affected by paroxysmal kinesigenic dyskinesia
    A Quartarone
    Clinica Neurologica 2, Policlinico Universitario, I 98125 Messina, Italy
    Neurol Sci 26:362-6. 2005
    ..To evaluate motor cortex and brainstem excitability immediately after and between the attacks, a neurophysiological study was performed...
  13. ncbi request reprint Long lasting effects of transcranial direct current stimulation on motor imagery
    Angelo Quartarone
    Department of Neurosciences, Psychiatric and Anaesthesiological Sciences, Clinica Neurologica 2, Policlinico Universitario, 98125 Messina, Italy
    Neuroreport 15:1287-91. 2004
    ..No changes in MEP amplitude during imagery were found after anodal stimulation. tDCS could represent a powerful tool to modulate the excitability of motor areas involved in mental practice and motor imagery...
  14. doi request reprint Consensus paper: use of transcranial magnetic stimulation to probe motor cortex plasticity in dystonia and levodopa-induced dyskinesia
    Angelo Quartarone
    Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Scienze Psichiatriche ed Anestesiologiche, Universita di Messina, Italy
    Brain Stimul 2:108-17. 2009
    ..The recognition that this can occur, together with a speculative mechanism, generates an important and provocative hypothesis for future research at the clinical-scientific interface...
  15. pmc Abnormal sensorimotor plasticity in organic but not in psychogenic dystonia
    A Quartarone
    Clinica Neurologica 2, Policlinico Universitario, Messina, Italy
    Brain 132:2871-7. 2009
    ..We conclude that abnormal plasticity is a hallmark of organic dystonia; furthermore it is not a consequence of reduced inhibition since the latter is seen in psychogenic patients who have normal plasticity...
  16. ncbi request reprint Different patterns of I-waves summation in ALS patients according to the central conduction time
    A Quartarone
    Department of Neuroscience, Psychiatric and Anaesthesiological Sciences University of Messina, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 113:1301-7. 2002
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  17. ncbi request reprint Abnormal associative plasticity of the human motor cortex in writer's cramp
    Angelo Quartarone
    Department of Neurosciences, Psychiatric and Anaesthesiological Sciences, University of Messina, Italy
    Brain 126:2586-96. 2003
    ..This altered pattern of sensorimotor plasticity may favour maladaptive plasticity during repetitive skilled hand movements and, thus, may be of relevance for the pathophysiology of writer's cramp and other task-specific dystonias...
  18. ncbi request reprint Enhanced long-term potentiation-like plasticity of the trigeminal blink reflex circuit in blepharospasm
    Angelo Quartarone
    Department of Neurosciences, University of Messina, 98125 Messina, Italy
    J Neurosci 26:716-21. 2006
    ..BTX treatment removes the latter and restores plasticity toward normal values. Our results support the concept that maladaptive reorganization contributes to the pathophysiology of focal dystonias...
  19. ncbi request reprint Segmental myoclonus in a patient affected by syringomyelia
    S Bagnato
    Institute of Neuroscience, Psychiatric and Anesthesiological Sciences, Policlinico Universitario, Messina, Italy
    Neurol Sci 22:27-9. 2001
    ..The electrophysiological evaluation indicated the presence of a focal myoclonus of spinal origin that is likely to be caused by the syrinx...
  20. doi request reprint Associative cortico-cortical plasticity may affect ipsilateral finger opposition movements
    V Rizzo
    Department of Neurosciences, Psychiatry and Anaesthesiology, University of Messina, Italy
    Behav Brain Res 216:433-9. 2011
    ..These results may be relevant for future rehabilitative applications...
  21. ncbi request reprint Paired associative stimulation of left and right human motor cortex shapes interhemispheric motor inhibition based on a Hebbian mechanism
    V Rizzo
    Department of Neurosciences, Psychiatry and Anaesthesiology, University of Messina, Sicily, Italy
    Cereb Cortex 19:907-15. 2009
    ..The efficacy of cc-PAS to induce lasting changes in excitability depends on the exact timing of the stimulus pairs suggesting an underlying Hebbian mechanism...
  22. ncbi request reprint Extra-muscle involvement in dystrophinopathies: an electroretinography and evoked potential study
    P Girlanda
    Institute of Neurological and Neurosurgical Sciences, University of Messina, Italy
    J Neurol Sci 146:127-32. 1997
    ..Neurophysiological abnormalities did not correlate with type, site and size of alteration in the dystrophin gene...
  23. ncbi request reprint Electrophysiological study of neuromuscular system involvement in mitochondrial cytopathy
    P Girlanda
    Institute of Neurological and Neurosurgical Sciences, University of Messina, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 110:1284-9. 1999
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Changes in spinal cord excitability in patients affected by ulnar neuropathy
    P Girlanda
    Institute of Neurological and Neurosurgical Sciences, University of Messina, Italy
    Neurology 55:975-8. 2000
    ..To evaluate whether ulnar neuropathy could induce changes in spinal cord and motor cortex excitability and therefore predispose to development of focal dystonia...
  25. doi request reprint Impairment of sensory-motor integration in patients affected by RLS
    Vincenzo Rizzo
    Department of Neurosciences, Psychiatry and Anaesthesiological Sciences, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
    J Neurol 257:1979-85. 2010
    ..It is likely that the reduction of SAI might contribute significantly to the release of the involuntary movements and might account for the sensory urge typical of this condition...
  26. ncbi request reprint Modification of cortical excitability induced by gabapentin: a study by transcranial magnetic stimulation
    V Rizzo
    Department of Neurosciences, Psychiatric and Anaesthesiological Sciences, University of Messina, Via Consolare Valeria, I-98125 Messina, Italy
    Neurol Sci 22:229-32. 2001
    ..We conclude that, in the normal human brain, gabapentin may act on intracortical excitability by shifting the balance towards less excitation and more inhibition...
  27. doi request reprint Abnormal tactile temporal discrimination in psychogenic dystonia
    F Morgante
    Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Scienze Psichiatriche ed Anestesiologiche, Universita di Messina, AOU G Martino, Via Consolare Valeria 1, 98125 Messina, Italy
    Neurology 77:1191-7. 2011
    ..In this study, we evaluated somatosensory function in Psy-D by testing temporal discrimination threshold (TDT), and compared the results with those obtained in patients with PTD...
  28. doi request reprint Dopamine agonists restore cortical plasticity in patients with idiopathic restless legs syndrome
    Vincenzo Rizzo
    Department of Neurosciences, Psychiatry, and Anaesthesiological Science, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
    Mov Disord 24:710-5. 2009
    ..Our data demonstrated that associative sensory-motor plasticity, an indirect probe for motor learning, is impaired in idiopathic RLS patients but may be reverted to normal after dopaminergic treatment...
  29. ncbi request reprint Spinal grey matter infarction after aortic surgery: a case of persistent pure flaccid paraplegia
    Giuseppe Gallitto
    Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Scienze Psichiatriche e Anestesiologiche, Universita di Messina, Policlinico Universitario G Martino, Messina, Italia
    Cerebrovasc Dis 19:345-7. 2005
  30. ncbi request reprint Inter-hemispheric asymmetry of ipsilateral corticofugal projections to proximal muscles in humans
    Colum D MacKinnon
    MRC Human Movement and Balance Unit, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG, UK
    Exp Brain Res 157:225-33. 2004
    ..These results demonstrate that the excitability of ipsilateral corticofugal projections to PM and LD are asymmetric between hemispheres...
  31. ncbi request reprint Plasticity of the motor cortex in Parkinson's disease patients on and off therapy
    Sergio Bagnato
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Mov Disord 21:639-45. 2006
    ..After patients received dopaminergic therapy, these abnormalities normalized. The abnormal responsiveness of sensorimotor cortex neurons to PAS in PD patients off therapy probably reflects disordered plasticity within the motor cortex...
  32. ncbi request reprint Long-lasting increase in corticospinal excitability after 1800 pulses of subthreshold 5 Hz repetitive TMS to the primary motor cortex
    Alexander Peinemann
    Department of Neurology, Technische Universitat Munchen, Mohlstrasse 28, D 81675 Munich, Germany
    Clin Neurophysiol 115:1519-26. 2004
    ..To study the after effects of high-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) over the primary motor cortex (M1) on corticospinal excitability...
  33. ncbi request reprint Neural response to transcranial magnetic stimulation in adult hypothyroidism and effect of replacement treatment
    Vincenzo Rizzo
    Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, CUNY School of Medicine, New York, NY 10031, USA
    J Neurol Sci 266:38-43. 2008
    ..We investigated the hypothesis that hypothyroidism might affect cortical excitability and modulates inhibitory and excitatory cortical circuits by using Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation...
  34. ncbi request reprint Unilateral cerebellar stroke disrupts movement preparation and motor imagery
    Fortunato Battaglia
    Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, City University of New York Medical School, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Clin Neurophysiol 117:1009-16. 2006
    ..To assess motor cortex excitability, motor preparation and imagery in patients with unilateral cerebellar stroke with damage of the dentate nucleus by using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)...
  35. ncbi request reprint Impaired long-term potentiation-like plasticity of the trigeminal blink reflex circuit in Parkinson's disease
    Fortunato Battaglia
    Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, CUNY School of Medicine, New York, New York 10031, USA
    Mov Disord 21:2230-3. 2006
    ..Treatment with dopaminergic drugs normalized the LTP-like plasticity of the R2 response. We conclude that nigrostriatal denervation disrupts LTP-like plasticity in the trigeminal reflex circuit...
  36. ncbi request reprint Brain dysfunction in uremia: a question of cortical hyperexcitability?
    Fortunato Battaglia
    Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, City University of New York Medical School, New York, NY, USA
    Clin Neurophysiol 116:1507-14. 2005
    ..To investigate whether patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in different stages of the disease and undergoing different treatments display alterations in cortical excitability...
  37. ncbi request reprint Cortical and brainstem LTP-like plasticity in Huntington's disease
    Domenica Crupi
    CUNY School of Medicine, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, New York, NY, USA
    Brain Res Bull 75:107-14. 2008
    ..These findings might well represent the neurophysiological correlates of memory deficits often present in HD...
  38. ncbi request reprint Cortical plasticity in Alzheimer's disease in humans and rodents
    Fortunato Battaglia
    City University of New York CUNY School of Medicine, Nathan Kline Institute, Orangeburg, New York, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 62:1405-12. 2007
    ..We then ascertained whether this deficit might be paralleled by functional abnormalities of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDAR) glutamate receptors...
  39. ncbi request reprint Reciprocal interactions between oscillatory activities of different frequencies in the subthalamic region of patients with Parkinson's disease
    Noa Fogelson
    Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience and Movement Disorders, Institute of Neurology, London, UK
    Eur J Neurosci 22:257-66. 2005
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint Dopamine-dependent changes in the functional connectivity between basal ganglia and cerebral cortex in humans
    David Williams
    Sobell Department of Neurophysiology, Institute of Neurology, London, UK
    Brain 125:1558-69. 2002
    ....
  41. ncbi request reprint Early impairment of synaptic plasticity in patients with Down's syndrome
    Fortunato Battaglia
    CUNY School of Medicine, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, 138th Street and Convent Avenue, Room D 210, New York, NY 10031, United States
    Neurobiol Aging 29:1272-5. 2008
    ..After PAS, patients showed less LTP-like plasticity compared to control subjects. Abnormal motor cortex synaptic plasticity may play a role in the development of motor signs in DS...
  42. ncbi request reprint Slow repetitive TMS for drug-resistant epilepsy: clinical and EEG findings of a placebo-controlled trial
    Roberto Cantello
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Section of Neurology, Amedeo Avogadro University, Novara, Italy
    Epilepsia 48:366-74. 2007
    ..To assess the effectiveness of slow repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) as an adjunctive treatment for drug-resistant epilepsy...