Area: Endocrinolgy

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Di Luigi LuigiProfessor of Endocrinology, Director of the Department of Health Sciences and Chair of the Unit of Endocrinology of the Rome University of Movement Science (IUSM). Professor of Sport Endocrinology at the School of Specialization in Endocrinology of the University of Rome “La Sapienza”. Contributed to several topics in human endocrinology, particularly on: a) relationships between amino acid supplementations and endocrine system, b) endocrine responses to physical exercise, c) physical activity and reproduction, d) andrology and sport, e) endocrine system,  prevention and sport activities, and, f) hormones, ageing and physical activity. Vice-President of the Italian Federation of Sports Medicine (FMSI) of the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI); Member of the Scientific-Antidoping Commission of CONI; Member of the Scientific Commission of FMSI; Member of the Scientific Commission of the International Federation of Sport Medicine (FIMS); Member of the Scientific and Educational Commission of the European Federation of Sport Medicine Association (EFSMA)

Di Luigi L., Conti F.G., Casini A., Guidetti L., Zezze G., Pigozzi F., Spera G., Fortunio G. and Romanelli F. (1997): Growth hormone and insulin-like growth factor I responses to moderate submaximal acute physical exercise in man: effect of octreotide, a somatostatin analogue, administration. Int J Sport Med, 18: 257-263.

Di Luigi L., Guidetti L., Pigozzi F., Baldari C., Casini A., Nordio M., and Romanelli F. (1999): Acute amino acids supplementation enhances pituitary responsiveness in athletes. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 31:1748-1754.

Conte D., Romanelli F., Fillo S., Guidetti L., Isidori A., Franceschi F., Latini M., and Di Luigi L. (1999): Aspirin inhibits androgens response to chrorionic gonadotropin in man. Am J Physiol, 277 (Endocrinol. Metab. 40): E1032-E1037.

Di Luigi L., Guidetti L., Pigozzi F., Parisi A., Gentile V.,  Romanelli F. (2000): Physical activity as a possible aggravating factor for athletes with varicocele: impact on the semen profile. Hum Repr 16:1180-1184.

Di Luigi L., Guidetti L., Nordio M., Baldari C., Romanelli F. (2001): Acute effect of physical exercise on serum insulin-like grow factor-binding protein 2 and 3 in healthy men: role of exercise-linked growth hormone secretion. Int J Sports Med, 22: 103-110.

Di Luigi L., Guidetti L., Romanelli F., Baldari C., and Conte D. (2001): Acetylsalicylic acid inhibits the hypothalamus-pituitary response to exercise-related stress in humans. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 33:2029-2035.

Di Luigi L, Guidetti L, Baldari C, Fabbri A, Moretti C, Romanelli F. (2002): Physical stress and qualitative gonadotropin secretion: LH biological activity and exercise in men. Int. J Sports Med, 23:307-312.

Di Luigi L., and Guidetti L. (2002): IGF-I, IGFBP-2 and –3: do they have a role as test for rhGH abuse in trained males? Med Sci Sports Exerc, 34(8):1270-1278.

Di Luigi L., Guidetti L., Baldari C., Romanelli F. (2003): Heredity and pituitary response to exercise-related stress in trained men. Int J Sports Med 24(8):551-558.

Sartorio A., Agosti F., Marazzi N., Maffiuletti N.A., Cella S.G., Rigamonti A.E., Guidetti L., Di Luigi L. and Muller E.E. (2004): Combined evaluation of resting IGF-I, N-terminal propeptide of type III procollagen (PIIINP) and C-terminal cross-linked telopeptide of type I collagen (ICTP) levels might be useful for detecting inappropriate GH administration in athletes: a preliminary report. Clin Endocrinol 61:487-493.

Di Luigi L., Pelliccia A., Bonetti A., Francavilla G., Ganzit G.P., Veicsteinas A.,  Accettura D, Bagnini B., Cantore R., Castagna W., Ciacciarelli C., Costini G.,  Cuffari B., Drago E., Federici V.,  Gribaudo C.G., Iacovelli G., Landolfi L., Menichetti G.,  Olla Atzeni U., Parisi  A., Pizzi A., Rosa M., Santelli F., Santilio F.,  Culasso F. (2004): Clinical efficacy and preventive role of the pre-partecipation physical examination  in Italy: results of a national study on 32 652 athletes examined at the operative units of sports medicine associated with the Italian Federation of Sport Medicine (FMSI). Med Sport 57(3):243-270.

Rigamonti A.E., Cella S.G., Marazzi N., Di Luigi L., Sartorio A. and Muller E.E. (2005): Growth hormone abuse: methods of detection. Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism 16(4):160-166.

Di Luigi L., Romanelli F., Lenzi A. (2005): Androgen anabolic steroids abuse in males.  J Endocrinol Invest 28(3):81-84.

Di Luigi L, Baldari C, Gallotta M, Perroni F, Romanelli F, Lenzi, A, Guidetti L. (2006): Salivary Steroids at Rest and After a Training Load in Young Male Athletes: Relationship with Chronological Age and Pubertal Development. Int J Sports Med  27(9):709-17.

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