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Giuseppe Gerna

Laboratori Sperimentali di Ricerca

Area Trapiantologica

Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo

27100 Pavia



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  • Laboratori Sperimentali di Ricerca, Area Trapiantologica, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, 27100 Pavia, Italy. 2000 - 2012
  • Servizio di Virologia, Università di Pavia, Pavia, Italy. 2006
  • Servizio di Virologia, IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, and Dipartimento di Pediatria, Università di Pavia, Italy. 2006


  1. Endothelial cells and CMV dissemination. Gerna, G. Future. Microbiol (2012) [Pubmed]
  2. Surveillance of influenza virus B circulation in Northern Italy: summer-fall 2008 isolation of three strains and phylogenetic analysis. Gerna, G., Percivalle, E., Piralla, A., Rognoni, V., Marchi, A., Baldanti, F. New Microbiol. (2009) [Pubmed]
  3. Preemptive therapy for systemic and pulmonary human cytomegalovirus infection in lung transplant recipients. Gerna, G., Lilleri, D., Rognoni, V., Agozzino, M., Meloni, F., Oggionni, T., Pellegrini, C., Arbustini, E., D'Armini, A.M. Am. J. Transplant. (2009) [Pubmed]
  4. Correlation of rhinovirus load in the respiratory tract and clinical symptoms in hospitalized immunocompetent and immunocompromised patients. Gerna, G., Piralla, A., Rovida, F., Rognoni, V., Marchi, A., Locatelli, F., Meloni, F. J. Med. Virol. (2009) [Pubmed]
  5. Prophylaxis followed by preemptive therapy versus preemptive therapy for prevention of human cytomegalovirus disease in pediatric patients undergoing liver transplantation. Gerna, G., Lilleri, D., Callegaro, A., Goglio, A., Cortese, S., Stroppa, P., Torre, G. Transplantation (2008) [Pubmed]
  6. Correlation of viral load as determined by real-time RT-PCR and clinical characteristics of respiratory syncytial virus lower respiratory tract infections in early infancy. Gerna, G., Campanini, G., Rognoni, V., Marchi, A., Rovida, F., Piralla, A., Percivalle, E. J. Clin. Virol. (2008) [Pubmed]
  7. Validation of a DNAemia cutoff for preemptive therapy of cytomegalovirus infection in adult hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients. Gerna, G., Lilleri, D., Caldera, D., Furione, M., Zenone Bragotti, L., Alessandrino, E.P. Bone Marrow Transplant. (2008) [Pubmed]
  8. Human cytomegalovirus serum neutralizing antibodies block virus infection of endothelial/epithelial cells, but not fibroblasts, early during primary infection. Gerna, G., Sarasini, A., Patrone, M., Percivalle, E., Fiorina, L., Campanini, G., Gallina, A., Baldanti, F., Revello, M.G. J. Gen. Virol. (2008) [Pubmed]
  9. Prospective study of human metapneumovirus infection: diagnosis, typing and virus quantification in nasopharyngeal secretions from pediatric patients. Gerna, G., Sarasini, A., Percivalle, E., Campanini, G., Rovida, F., Marchi, A., Baldanti, F. J. Clin. Virol. (2007) [Pubmed]
  10. Evaluation of cytomegalovirus DNAaemia versus pp65-antigenaemia cutoff for guiding preemptive therapy in transplant recipients: a randomized study. Gerna, G., Baldanti, F., Torsellini, M., Minoli, L., Viganò, M., Oggionnis, T., Rampino, T., Castiglioni, B., Goglio, A., Colledan, M., Mammana, C., Nozza, F., Daniele, L. Antivir. Ther. (Lond.) (2007) [Pubmed]
  11. Human respiratory coronavirus HKU1 versus other coronavirus infections in Italian hospitalised patients. Gerna, G., Percivalle, E., Sarasini, A., Campanini, G., Piralla, A., Rovida, F., Genini, E., Marchi, A., Baldanti, F. J. Clin. Virol. (2007) [Pubmed]
  12. The human bocavirus role in acute respiratory tract infections of pediatric patients as defined by viral load quantification. Gerna, G., Piralla, A., Campanini, G., Marchi, A., Stronati, M., Rovida, F. New Microbiol. (2007) [Pubmed]
  13. Monitoring of human cytomegalovirus-specific CD4 and CD8 T-cell immunity in patients receiving solid organ transplantation. Gerna, G., Lilleri, D., Fornara, C., Comolli, G., Lozza, L., Campana, C., Pellegrini, C., Meloni, F., Rampino, T. Am. J. Transplant. (2006) [Pubmed]
  14. Monitoring transplant patients for human cytomegalovirus: Diagnostic update. Gerna, G., Lilleri, D. Herpes (2006) [Pubmed]
  15. Impact of human metapneumovirus and human cytomegalovirus versus other respiratory viruses on the lower respiratory tract infections of lung transplant recipients. Gerna, G., Vitulo, P., Rovida, F., Lilleri, D., Pellegrini, C., Oggionni, T., Campanini, G., Baldanti, F., Revello, M.G. J. Med. Virol. (2006) [Pubmed]
  16. Genetic variability of human coronavirus OC43-, 229E-, and NL63-like strains and their association with lower respiratory tract infections of hospitalized infants and immunocompromised patients. Gerna, G., Campanini, G., Rovida, F., Percivalle, E., Sarasini, A., Marchi, A., Baldanti, F. J. Med. Virol. (2006) [Pubmed]
  17. Dendritic-cell infection by human cytomegalovirus is restricted to strains carrying functional UL131-128 genes and mediates efficient viral antigen presentation to CD8+ T cells. Gerna, G., Percivalle, E., Lilleri, D., Lozza, L., Fornara, C., Hahn, G., Baldanti, F., Revello, M.G. J. Gen. Virol. (2005) [Pubmed]
  18. Pathogenesis of human cytomegalovirus infection and cellular targets. Gerna, G., Baldanti, F., Revello, M.G. Hum. Immunol. (2004) [Pubmed]
  19. Human cytomegalovirus immediate-early mRNAemia versus pp65 antigenemia for guiding pre-emptive therapy in children and young adults undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: a prospective, randomized, open-label trial. Gerna, G., Lilleri, D., Baldanti, F., Torsellini, M., Giorgiani, G., Zecca, M., De Stefano, P., Middeldorp, J., Locatelli, F., Revello, M.G. Blood (2003) [Pubmed]
  20. Human cytomegalovirus pp67 mRNAemia versus pp65 antigenemia for guiding preemptive therapy in heart and lung transplant recipients: a prospective, randomized, controlled, open-label trial. Gerna, G., Baldanti, F., Lilleri, D., Parea, M., Torsellini, M., Castiglioni, B., Vitulo, P., Pellegrini, C., Viganò, M., Grossi, P., Revello, M.G. Transplantation (2003) [Pubmed]
  21. Rescue of human cytomegalovirus strain AD169 tropism for both leukocytes and human endothelial cells. Gerna, G., Percivalle, E., Sarasini, A., Baldanti, F., Campanini, G., Revello, M.G. J. Gen. Virol. (2003) [Pubmed]
  22. In vitro model for the study of the dissociation of increasing antigenemia and decreasing DNAemia and viremia during treatment of human cytomegalovirus infection with ganciclovir in transplant recipients. Gerna, G., Sarasini, A., Lilleri, D., Percivalle, E., Torsellini, M., Baldanti, F., Revello, M.G. J. Infect. Dis. (2003) [Pubmed]
  23. Human cytomegalovirus and human umbilical vein endothelial cells: restriction of primary isolation to blood samples and susceptibilities of clinical isolates from other sources to adaptation. Gerna, G., Percivalle, E., Sarasini, A., Revello, M.G. J. Clin. Microbiol. (2002) [Pubmed]
  24. Lack of transmission to polymorphonuclear leukocytes and human umbilical vein endothelial cells as a marker of attenuation of human cytomegalovirus. Gerna, G., Percivalle, E., Baldanti, F., Revello, M.G. J. Med. Virol. (2002) [Pubmed]
  25. The attenuated Towne strain of human cytomegalovirus may revert to both endothelial cell tropism and leuko- (neutrophil- and monocyte-) tropism in vitro. Gerna, G., Percivalle, E., Sarasini, A., Baldanti, F., Revello, M.G. J. Gen. Virol. (2002) [Pubmed]
  26. Declining levels of rescued lymphoproliferative response to human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) in AIDS patients with or without HCMV disease following long-term HAART. Gerna, G., Piccinini, G., Genini, E., Percivalle, E., Zavattoni, M., Lilleri, D., Testa, L., Comolli, G., Maserati, R., Baldanti, F., Maccario, R., Monforte, A.D., Revello, M.G. J. Acquir. Immune Defic. Syndr. (2001) [Pubmed]
  27. Human cytomegalovirus immediate-early mRNA detection by nucleic acid sequence-based amplification as a new parameter for preemptive therapy in bone marrow transplant recipients. Gerna, G., Baldanti, F., Lilleri, D., Parea, M., Alessandrino, E., Pagani, A., Locatelli, F., Middeldorp, J., Revello, M.G. J. Clin. Microbiol. (2000) [Pubmed]
  28. Human cytomegalovirus replicates abortively in polymorphonuclear leukocytes after transfer from infected endothelial cells via transient microfusion events. Gerna, G., Percivalle, E., Baldanti, F., Sozzani, S., Lanzarini, P., Genini, E., Lilleri, D., Revello, M.G. J. Virol. (2000) [Pubmed]
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