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Organisation | Principal Investigator | Bank activity | Key publications

.:: Organisation

Neuromuscular Tissue Bank (NMTB)

Department of Neurosciences
University of Padova
Via Giustiniani 5
35128 Padua
Italy

 


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.:: Principal Investigator

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Prof. Corrado Angelini

E-Mail: corrado.angelini@unipd.it
Phone: +39.49.8213625
Fax: +39.49.8751770




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.:: Bank activity

The Neuromuscular Tissue Bank (NMTB), located at the Department of Neurosciences at the University of Padova , has a strong focus on neuromuscular diseases, research and patient care.

The NMTB biobank collects, processes, stores and distributes muscle tissues to a wide range of neuromuscular disease researchers. Research project focusing on translational medicine  studying the pathogenic mechanism of neuromuscular disorders are preferred and we send numerous muscle samples to Telethon and international scientists. NMTB was established in 1980 and is a service structure of the Telethon Network of Biobanks and founding partner of EuroBioBank. More than 8000 muscle samples have been collected and analyzed. We are a leading center in Europe .

 

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.:: Key publications

• Angelini C. Recent advances and current clinical perspectives in the diagnosis and treatment of glycogenosis type II. Neurology. 2008; 71(23 Suppl 2):S1-2

• Nascimbeni AC, Fanin M, Tasca E, Angelini C. Molecular pathology and enzyme processing in various phenotypes of acid maltase deficiency. Neurology 2008; 70: 617-626

• Spinazzi M, Cazzola S, Bortolozzi M, Baracca A, Loro E, Casarin A, Solaini G, Sgarbi G, Casalena G, Cenacchi G, Malena A, Frezza C, Carrara F, Angelini C, Scorrano L, Salviati L, Vergani L. A novel deletion in the GTPase domain of OPA1 causes defects in mitochondrial morphology and distribution, but not in function. Hum Mol Genet. 2008; 17: 3291-3302


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