Publications by authors named "Alessio Masi"

31Publications

Cardiac and neuronal HCN channelopathies.

Pflugers Arch 2020 07 18;472(7):931-951. Epub 2020 May 18.

School of Medicine and Surgery, Milan Center for Neuroscience (NeuroMI), University of Milano-Bicocca, Monza, Italy.

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July 2020

Building better strategies to develop new medications in Alcohol Use Disorder: Learning from past success and failure to shape a brighter future.

Neurosci Biobehav Rev 2019 08 18;103:384-398. Epub 2019 May 18.

School of Pharmacy, Pharmacology Unit, University of Camerino, 62032 Camerino, Italy. Electronic address:

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August 2019

Anticonvulsant and Neuroprotective Effects of the Thyroid Hormone Metabolite 3-Iodothyroacetic Acid.

Thyroid 2018 10;28(10):1387-1397

1 Department of Neurology, Psychology, Drug Sciences, and Child Health, Pharmacology Division; Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Oncology; University of Florence , Florence, Italy .

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October 2018

The gliadin peptide 31-43 exacerbates kainate neurotoxicity in epilepsy models.

Sci Rep 2017 11 9;7(1):15146. Epub 2017 Nov 9.

Department of Neuroscience, Psychology, Drug Research and Child Health (NeuroFarBa), Viale G. Pieraccini 6, 50139, Florence, Italy.

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November 2017

3-Iodothyroacetic acid (TA), a by-product of thyroid hormone metabolism, reduces the hypnotic effect of ethanol without interacting at GABA-A receptors.

Neurochem Int 2018 05 12;115:31-36. Epub 2017 Oct 12.

Dept. of Neurology, Psychology, Drug Sciences and Child Health, Section of Pharmacology, University of Florence, 50139 Florence, Italy. Electronic address:

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May 2018

The Hyperpolarization-Activated Cyclic Nucleotide-Gated Channels: from Biophysics to Pharmacology of a Unique Family of Ion Channels.

Pharmacol Rev 2017 10;69(4):354-395

Department of Neurosciences, Psychology, Drug Research, and Child Health, University of Florence, Firenze, Italy

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October 2017

The Hyperpolarization-Activated Current Determines Synaptic Excitability, Calcium Activity and Specific Viability of Substantia Nigra Dopaminergic Neurons.

Front Cell Neurosci 2017 28;11:187. Epub 2017 Jun 28.

Department of Neuroscience, Psychology, Drug Research and Child Health (NEUROFARBA), Section of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of FlorenceFlorence, Italy.

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June 2017

NLRP3 inflammasome as a target of berberine in experimental murine liver injury: interference with P2X7 signalling.

Clin Sci (Lond) 2016 10 20;130(20):1793-806. Epub 2016 Jul 20.

Dipartimento di Medicina Sperimentale e Clinica, University of Florence, Florence, Italy Centro di Ricerca Denothe, University of Florence, Florence, Italy

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October 2016

Kynurenic acid and zaprinast induce analgesia by modulating HCN channels through GPR35 activation.

Neuropharmacology 2016 09 27;108:136-43. Epub 2016 Apr 27.

Department of Neurosciences, Psychology, Drug Research and Child Health, University of Florence, Viale Pieraccini 6, 50139 Florence, Italy; Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Careggi, Toxicology Unit, Largo Brambilla 1, 50139, Florence, Italy. Electronic address:

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September 2016

HCN Channels Modulators: The Need for Selectivity.

Curr Top Med Chem 2016 ;16(16):1764-91

University of Florence, Department of Neurosciences, Psychology, Drug Research and Child's Health, Section of Pharmaceutical and Nutraceutical Sciences, via Ugo Schiff 6, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Italy.

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February 2017

Differential contribution of Ih to the integration of excitatory synaptic inputs in substantia nigra pars compacta and ventral tegmental area dopaminergic neurons.

Eur J Neurosci 2015 Nov 19;42(9):2699-706. Epub 2015 Oct 19.

Department of Neuroscience, Psychology, Drug Research and Child Health (NEUROFARBA), Section of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Florence, Viale G Pieraccini 6, 50139, Florence, Italy.

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November 2015

hERG1 channels regulate VEGF-A secretion in human gastric cancer: clinicopathological correlations and therapeutical implications.

Clin Cancer Res 2014 Mar 21;20(6):1502-12. Epub 2014 Jan 21.

Authors' Affiliations: Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine; Surgery and Translational Medicine, University of Florence; Clinical Trials Coordinating Center; General Surgery and Surgical Oncology; Medical Oncology, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Careggi, Florence; Department of Pathology and Diagnostics, Division of Surgery, University of Verona; Pathology Division, Borgo Trento Hospital, Verona; Pathology Division, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Senese, Department of General Surgery and Oncology, University of Siena, Siena; and General Surgery and Division of Pathology, Morgagni-Pierantoni Hospital, Forlì, Italy.

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March 2014

GPR35 activation reduces Ca2+ transients and contributes to the kynurenic acid-dependent reduction of synaptic activity at CA3-CA1 synapses.

PLoS One 2013 29;8(11):e82180. Epub 2013 Nov 29.

Department of Neuroscience, Psychology, Drug Research and Child Health, Section of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy.

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August 2014