Thursday June 13th., 2019

Open Program
June 13th., 2019:  WELCOME
9.45-10.00 Welcome coffee and registration
10.00 – 13.00
L. Calzà
L. Aloe
L. Calzà Introduction to the symposium
Welcome from the Authority
W. C. Mobley Integrating Alternative Hypotheses to Explain the Selective Vulnerability of Basal Forebrain Cholinergic Neurons in Alzheimer Disease: A Critical Role for Neurotrophin Signaling
M.E. Schwab Antibody therapy against the neurite growth inhibitor Nogo-A induces fiber growth and functional recovery after spinal cord injury or stroke
L. Aloe The first and the last time that I met RLM: my personal NGF saga
13.00-14.00 Lunch

E. Alleva
W. R. Krezel

A.C. Cuello Rita’s legacy and a metabolic deregulation of the NGF metabolic pathway in Alzheimer’s
T. Hökfelt The neuropeptide galanin is both a neurotransmitter and a growth factor
C. Zuccato The role of ADAM10 in Huntington’s disease
E. Alleva & D. Santucci When Nerve Growth Factor met behaviour
16.00-16.30 Coffee break
16.30 – 18.00

G. Bettini
De Girolamo
M. Maranesi Nerve growth factor and animal reproduction
L. D’Angelo Neurotrophins and the teleosts central nervous system: an overview
A. Germanà Neurotrophins in the sensory system of zebrafish
Social dinner

Friday June 14th., 2019
Open Program
June 14

A. Germnà
A. Micera

V. Raffa Extremely low mechanical forces strongly promote axonal growth
C. Humpel Transmigration of NGF-secreting blood cells into the brain: a hope for Alzheimer´s disease?
V.A. Baldassarro The role of NGF signaling in neural stem cells-derived oligodendrocyte differentiation
10.30-11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 13.30

L. Lorenzini
A. Merighi

T. A. Mitsiadis Take a bite of NGF and its diverse actions in human tooth development, pathology and repair
A. Micera NGF in inflammatory and neurodegenerative diseases of the eye: new findings supporting neuroprotection and proper tissue remodeling
M.L. Rocco Structural, biochemical and molecular characterization of NGF signaling on photoreceptor degeneration
S. Xapelli BDNF and Adenosine A2A receptors: an intimate interaction regulating postnatal neurogenesis
D. Marazziti Neurobiology of romantic love
13.30-14.00 Lunch
14.30 – 16.00

M. Eriksdotter
T. Hökfelt

P. Anand NGF based mechanisms and treatments in clinical pain disorders
B.P. Imbimbo CHF 6467, a mutated form of human NGF, shows neurotrophic activity without eliciting pain
A. Merighi The cross-talk of BDNF and GDNF in the substantia gelatinosa of spinal cord
16.00-16.30 Coffee break 
16.30 – 18.00

A. C. Cuello
C. Zuccato

M. Eriksdotter Nerve growth factor-an innovative therapy for Alzheimer´s disease
M. Skibinska Serum/plasma neurotropins levels as potential biomarkers in psychiatric disorders
V. Loria-Kohen Association of calcium and dairy product consumption with children obesity and the presence of a BDNF-AS polymorphism. GENYAL study to childhood obesity prevention


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