Selected Publications

2022

Adolescent sleep and the foundations of prefrontal cortical development and dysfunction.

Anastasiades PG, de Vivo L, Bellesi M, Jones MW.

Prog Neurobiol. 2022 Aug Pubmed » 

 

2021

Effects of Severe Sleep Disruption on the Synaptic Ultrastructure of Young Mice

Nagai H, de Vivo L, Marshall W, Tononi G, Cirelli C.

eNeuro 2021 Jul 16;8(4) Pubmed » 

Role of corpus callosum in sleep spindle synchronization and coupling with slow waves

Bernardi G, Avvenuti G, Cataldi J, Lattanzi S, Ricciardi E, Polonara G, Silvestrini M, Siclari F, Fabri M, Bellesi M

Brain Communications 2021 May 25;3(2):fcab108. Pubmed » 

Characterization of subcellular organelles in perisynaptic cortical astrocytes

Aboufares El Alaoui A, Jackson M, Fabri M, de Vivo L and Bellesi M

Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience 2021 Jan 28;14:573944. Pubmed »

Sleep quality relates to emotional reactivity via intra-cortical myelination

Toschi N, Passamonti L, Bellesi M

Sleep 2021 Jan 21;44(1). Pubmed »

2020

Integrity of corpus callosum is essential for the cross-hemispheric propagation of sleep slow waves:

a high-density EEG study in split-brain patients

Avvenuti G, Handjaras G, Betta M, Cataldi J, Imperatori L, Lattanzi S, Riedner B, Pietrini P, Ricciardi E, Tononi G, Siclari F, Polonara G, Fabri M, Silvestrini M, Bellesi M & Bernardi G.

Journal of Neuroscience 2020 Jun 15. Pubmed »

Structural synaptic plasticity across sleep and wake. 

Bellesi M, de Vivo L. 

Current Opinion in Physiology Vol 15, June 2020, Pages 74-81 Link »

Editorial: Local Aspects of Sleep and Wakefulness.

Bernardi G, Siclari F, Bellesi M.

Frontiers in Neuroscience. 2020 Feb 7;14:58. Pubmed »

 

 

2019

The role of sleep and wakefulness in myelin plasticity.

de Vivo L, Bellesi M.

Glia. 2019 Nov;67(11):2142-2152. Pubmed »

Evidence for sleep-dependent synaptic renormalization in mouse pups.

de Vivo L, Nagai H, De Wispelaere N, Spano GM, Marshall W, Bellesi M, Nemec KM, Schiereck SS, Nagai M, Tononi G, Cirelli C.

Sleep. 2019 Oct 21;42(11). Pubmed »

The Effects of Sleep Loss on Brain Functioning.

Bellesi M.

In book: Handbook of Sleep Research. Publisher: Elsevier. Researchgate »

A new avenue for treating neuronal diseases: Ceftriaxone, an old antibiotic demonstrating behavioral neuronal effects.

Tai CH, Bellesi M, Chen AC, Lin CL, Li HH, Lin PJ, Liao WC, Hung CS, Schwarting RK, Ho YJ.

Behavioral Brain Research. 2019 May 17;364:149-156.  Pubmed »

2018

Sleep and Wake Affect Glycogen Content and Turnover at Perisynaptic Astrocytic Processes.

Bellesi M, de Vivo L, Koebe S, Tononi G, Cirelli C.

Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience. 2018 Sep 11;12:308. Pubmed »

Myelin modifications after chronic sleep loss in adolescent mice.

Bellesi M, Haswell JD, de Vivo L, Marshall W, Roseboom PH, Tononi G, Cirelli C.

Sleep. 2018 May 1;41(5). Pubmed »

2017

Sleep Loss Promotes Astrocytic Phagocytosis and Microglial Activation in Mouse Cerebral Cortex.

Bellesi M, de Vivo L, Chini M, Gilli F, Tononi G, Cirelli C.

Journal of Neuroscience. 2017 May 24;37(21):5263-5273. Pubmed »

Ultrastructural evidence for synaptic scaling across the wake/sleep cycle.

de Vivo L, Bellesi M, Marshall W, Bushong EA, Ellisman MH, Tononi G, Cirelli C.

Science. 2017 Feb 3;355(6324):507-510. Pubmed »

2016

Contribution of sleep to the repair of neuronal DNA double-strand breaks: evidence from flies and mice.

Bellesi M, Bushey D, Chini M, Tononi G, Cirelli C.

Scientific Reports. 2016 Nov 10;6:36804. Pubmed »

Loss of Sleep Affects the Ultrastructure of Pyramidal Neurons in the Adolescent Mouse Frontal Cortex.

de Vivo L, Nelson AB, Bellesi M, Noguti J, Tononi G, Cirelli C.

Sleep. 2016 Apr 1;39(4):861-74. Pubmed »

Region-Specific Dissociation between Cortical Noradrenaline Levels and the Sleep/Wake Cycle.

Bellesi M, Tononi G, Cirelli C, Serra PA.

Sleep. 2016 Jan 1;39(1):143-54. Pubmed »

2015

Transcriptome profiling of sleeping, waking, and sleep deprived adult heterozygous Aldh1L1 - eGFP-L10a mice.

Bellesi M, de Vivo L, Tononi G, Cirelli C.

Genomic Data. 2015 Dec;6:114-117. Pubmed »

 

Effects of sleep and wake on astrocytes: clues from molecular and ultrastructural studies.

Bellesi M, de Vivo L, Tononi G, Cirelli C.

BMC Biology. 2015 Aug 25;13:66. Pubmed »

Sleep and oligodendrocyte functions.

Bellesi M.

Current Sleep Medicine Reports. 2015 Mar 1;1(1):20-26. Pubmed »

 

 

2014

Enhancement of sleep slow waves: underlying mechanisms and practical consequences.

Bellesi M, Riedner BA, Garcia-Molina GN, Cirelli C, Tononi G.

Frontiers in System Neuroscience. 2014 Oct 28;8:208. Pubmed »

Developmental patterns of sleep slow wave activity and synaptic density in adolescent mice.

de Vivo L, Faraguna U, Nelson AB, Pfister-Genskow M, Klapperich ME, Tononi G, Cirelli C.

Sleep. 2014 Apr 1;37(4):689-700, 700A-700B. Pubmed »

2013

Effects of sleep and wake on oligodendrocytes and their precursors.

Bellesi M, Pfister-Genskow M, Maret S, Keles S, Tononi G, Cirelli C.

Journal of Neuroscience. 2013 Sep 4;33(36):14288-300. Pubmed »

Extracellular matrix inhibits structural and functional plasticity of dendritic spines in the adult visual cortex.

de Vivo L, Landi S, Panniello M, Baroncelli L, Chierzi S, Mariotti L, Spolidoro M, Pizzorusso T, Maffei L, Ratto GM.

Nature Communications. 2013;4:1484. Pubmed »

2011

Synaptic plasticity modulates autonomous transitions between waking and sleep states: insights from a Morris-Lecar model.

Ciszak M, Bellesi M.

Chaos. 2011 Dec;21(4):043119. Pubmed