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Interplay between inflammation and neural plasticity: Both immune activation and suppression impair LTP and BDNF expression.

Brain Behav Immun 2019 Oct 4;81:484-494. Epub 2019 Jul 4.

Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Laboratory Affiliated to Istituto Pasteur-Italy, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbi.2019.07.003DOI Listing
October 2019

Predicting antidepressant treatment outcome based on socioeconomic status and citalopram dose.

Pharmacogenomics J 2019 Feb 6. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Center for Behavioral Sciences and Mental Health, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41397-019-0080-6DOI Listing
February 2019

Psychedelics and the essential importance of context.

J Psychopharmacol 2018 07 15;32(7):725-731. Epub 2018 Feb 15.

1 Psychedelic Research Group, Neuropsychopharmacology Unit, Centre for Psychiatry, Division of Brain Sciences, Department of Medicine, Imperial College London, London, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0269881118754710DOI Listing
July 2018

Fluoxetine treatment affects the inflammatory response and microglial function according to the quality of the living environment.

Brain Behav Immun 2016 Nov 27;58:261-271. Epub 2016 Jul 27.

Section of Behavioural Neurosciences, Department of Cell Biology and Neurosciences, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy; Institute of Anatomy, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbi.2016.07.155DOI Listing
November 2016

Fractalkine receptor deficiency impairs microglial and neuronal responsiveness to chronic stress.

Brain Behav Immun 2016 07 29;55:114-125. Epub 2015 Jul 29.

Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Istituto Pasteur-Fondazione Cenci Bolognetti, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbi.2015.07.024DOI Listing
July 2016

Early experiences: building up the tools to face the challenges of adult life.

Dev Psychobiol 2014 Dec 2;56(8):1661-74. Epub 2014 Jul 2.

Section of Behavioural Neurosciences, Department of Cell Biology and Neurosciences, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Viale Regina Elena 299, 00161, Rome, Italy; Institute of Anatomy, University of Zurich, 190 Winterthurestrasse, 8057, Zurich, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/dev.21235DOI Listing
December 2014

The role of microglia in mediating the effect of the environment in brain plasticity and behavior.

Front Cell Neurosci 2014 18;8:390. Epub 2014 Nov 18.

Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Sapienza University Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fncel.2014.00390DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4235360PMC
December 2014

Gender-dependent resiliency to stressful and metabolic challenges following prenatal exposure to high-fat diet in the p66(Shc-/-) mouse.

Front Behav Neurosci 2014 22;8:285. Epub 2014 Aug 22.

Section of Behavioral Neurosciences, Department of Cell Biology and Neurosciences, Istituto Superiore di Sanità Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fnbeh.2014.00285DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4141279PMC
September 2014

Early interactions with mother and peers independently build adult social skills and shape BDNF and oxytocin receptor brain levels.

Psychoneuroendocrinology 2013 Apr 19;38(4):522-32. Epub 2012 Aug 19.

Section of Behavioural Neurosciences, Department of Cell Biology and Neurosciences, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Viale Regina Elena 299, 00161 Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2012.07.010DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3522751PMC
April 2013

Scoring learning and memory in developing rodents.

Curr Protoc Toxicol 2006 ;Chapter 13:Unit13.11

Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471140856.tx1311s27DOI Listing
March 2013

Analysis of ultrasonic vocalizations emitted by infant rodents.

Curr Protoc Toxicol 2006 ;Chapter 13:Unit13.12

Istituto Superiore di Sanitá, Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471140856.tx1312s30DOI Listing
March 2013

Not all stressors are equal: early social enrichment favors resilience to social but not physical stress in male mice.

Horm Behav 2013 Mar 23;63(3):503-9. Epub 2013 Jan 23.

Section of Behavioural Neurosciences, Department of Cell Biology and Neurosciences, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, 00161 Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.yhbeh.2013.01.003DOI Listing
March 2013

Overview of behavioral teratology.

Curr Protoc Toxicol 2005 ;Chapter 13:Unit13.7

Instituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy.

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/0471140856.tx1307s25
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February 2013

Effects of spatial and cognitive enrichment on activity pattern and learning performance in three strains of mice in the IntelliMaze.

Behav Genet 2012 May 21;42(3):449-60. Epub 2011 Dec 21.

Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Alzheimer Disease Research Center, Karolinska Institutet, Novum Floor 5, Stockholm, Sweden.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10519-011-9512-zDOI Listing
May 2012

An evolutionary perspective for contemporary psychiatric research.

Riv Psichiatr 2011 Sep-Dec;46(5-6):288-91

Reparto di Neuroscienze Comportamentali, Dipartimento di Biologia Cellulare e Neuroscienze, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Roma.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1708/1009.10973DOI Listing
April 2012

The reciprocal interaction between serotonin and social behaviour.

Neurosci Biobehav Rev 2012 Feb 23;36(2):786-98. Epub 2011 Dec 23.

Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition, and Behaviour, Centre for Neuroscience, Department of Cognitive Neuroscience, UMC St. Radboud, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neubiorev.2011.12.009DOI Listing
February 2012

CX(3)CR1 deficiency alters hippocampal-dependent plasticity phenomena blunting the effects of enriched environment.

Front Cell Neurosci 2011 19;5:22. Epub 2011 Oct 19.

Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Istituto Pasteur Fondazione Cenci Bolognetti, Università di Roma Rome Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fncel.2011.00022DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3198035PMC
November 2011

The richness of social stimuli shapes developmental trajectories: Are laboratory mouse pups impoverished?

Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 2011 Aug 13;35(6):1452-60. Epub 2011 Jan 13.

Section of Behavioural Neurosciences, Department of Cell Biology and Neurosciences, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, 00161 Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pnpbp.2011.01.002DOI Listing
August 2011

Epigenetic modifications induced by early enrichment are associated with changes in timing of induction of BDNF expression.

Neurosci Lett 2011 May 21;495(3):168-72. Epub 2011 Mar 21.

Section of Behavioural Neurosciences, Department of Cell Biology and Neurosciences, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, 00161 Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neulet.2011.03.038DOI Listing
May 2011

The double edged sword of neural plasticity: increasing serotonin levels leads to both greater vulnerability to depression and improved capacity to recover.

Authors:
Igor Branchi

Psychoneuroendocrinology 2011 Apr 26;36(3):339-51. Epub 2010 Sep 26.

Section of Behavioural Neurosciences, Department of Cell Biology and Neurosciences, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Viale Regina Elena 299, 00161 Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2010.08.011DOI Listing
April 2011

In search of the biological basis of mood disorders: exploring out of the mainstream.

Psychoneuroendocrinology 2011 Apr 26;36(3):305-7. Epub 2011 Jan 26.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2010.12.013DOI Listing
April 2011

Early social enrichment provided by communal nest increases resilience to depression-like behavior more in female than in male mice.

Behav Brain Res 2010 Dec 7;215(1):71-6. Epub 2010 Jul 7.

Section of Behavioural Neurosciences, Department of Cell Biology and Neurosciences, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Viale Regina Elena 299, I-00161 Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbr.2010.06.030DOI Listing
December 2010

Shaping brain development: mouse communal nesting blunts adult neuroendocrine and behavioral response to social stress and modifies chronic antidepressant treatment outcome.

Psychoneuroendocrinology 2010 Jun 27;35(5):743-51. Epub 2009 Nov 27.

Section of Behavioural Neurosciences, Department of Cell Biology and Neurosciences, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, 00161 Rome, Italy.

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June 2010

Early life influences on emotional reactivity: evidence that social enrichment has greater effects than handling on anxiety-like behaviors, neuroendocrine responses to stress and central BDNF levels.

Neurosci Biobehav Rev 2010 May 18;34(6):808-20. Epub 2010 Feb 18.

Section of Behavioural Neuroscience, Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Viale Regina Elena 299, I-00161, Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neubiorev.2010.02.008DOI Listing
May 2010

Striatal 6-OHDA lesion in mice: Investigating early neurochemical changes underlying Parkinson's disease.

Behav Brain Res 2010 Mar 13;208(1):137-43. Epub 2009 Nov 13.

Section of Behavioural Neurosciences, Department of Cell Biology and Neurosciences, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, 00161 Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbr.2009.11.020DOI Listing
March 2010

The mouse communal nest: investigating the epigenetic influences of the early social environment on brain and behavior development.

Authors:
Igor Branchi

Neurosci Biobehav Rev 2009 Apr 4;33(4):551-9. Epub 2008 Apr 4.

Section of Behavioural Neurosciences, Department of Cell Biology, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Viale Regina Elena 299, I-00161 Roma, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neubiorev.2008.03.011DOI Listing
April 2009

Birth spacing in the mouse communal nest shapes adult emotional and social behavior.

Physiol Behav 2009 Mar 24;96(4-5):532-9. Epub 2008 Dec 24.

Section of Behavioural Neurosciences, Department of Cell Biology and Neurosciences, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Viale Regina Elena 299, Rome 00161, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physbeh.2008.12.003DOI Listing
March 2009

Changes in plasma levels of BDNF and NGF reveal a gender-selective vulnerability to early adversity in rhesus macaques.

Psychoneuroendocrinology 2009 Feb 11;34(2):172-80. Epub 2008 Oct 11.

Section of Behavioural Neuroscience, Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Viale Regina Elena 299, I-00161 Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2008.08.020DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2669596PMC
February 2009

Nonmotor symptoms in Parkinson's disease: investigating early-phase onset of behavioral dysfunction in the 6-hydroxydopamine-lesioned rat model.

J Neurosci Res 2008 Jul;86(9):2050-61

Section of Behavioural Neurosciences, Department of Cell Biology and Neurosciences, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jnr.21642DOI Listing
July 2008

Communal nesting, an early social enrichment, affects social competences but not learning and memory abilities at adulthood.

Behav Brain Res 2007 Oct 26;183(1):60-6. Epub 2007 May 26.

Section of Behavioural Neurosciences, Department of Cell Biology and Neurosciences, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Viale Regina Elena 299, I-00161 Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbr.2007.05.029DOI Listing
October 2007

Early social enrichment shapes social behavior and nerve growth factor and brain-derived neurotrophic factor levels in the adult mouse brain.

Biol Psychiatry 2006 Oct 14;60(7):690-6. Epub 2006 Mar 14.

Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Section of Behavioural Neurosciences, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Viale Regian Elena 299, I-00161 Roma, Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsych.2006.01.005DOI Listing
October 2006

Communal nesting, an early social enrichment, increases the adult anxiety-like response and shapes the role of social context in modulating the emotional behavior.

Behav Brain Res 2006 Sep 27;172(2):299-306. Epub 2006 Jun 27.

Section of Behavioural Neurosciences, Department of Cell Biology and Neurosciences, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Viale Regina Elena 299, I-00161 Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbr.2006.05.019DOI Listing
September 2006

Early social enrichment augments adult hippocampal BDNF levels and survival of BrdU-positive cells while increasing anxiety- and "depression"-like behavior.

J Neurosci Res 2006 May;83(6):965-73

Section of Behavioural Neurosciences, Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jnr.20789DOI Listing
May 2006

NGF: a social molecule.

Psychoneuroendocrinology 2006 Apr 2;31(3):295-6; author reply 297-8. Epub 2006 Feb 2.

Section of Behavioural Neurosciences, Dipartimento di Biologia cellulare e Neuroscienze, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Viale Regina Elena, 299, I-00161 Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2005.12.003DOI Listing
April 2006

Early developmental exposure to BDE 99 or Aroclor 1254 affects neurobehavioural profile: interference from the administration route.

Neurotoxicology 2005 Mar;26(2):183-92

Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Section of Behavioural Neuroscience, Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Viale Regina Elena 299, 00161 Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuro.2004.11.005DOI Listing
March 2005

Refining learning and memory assessment in laboratory rodents. An ethological perspective.

Ann Ist Super Sanita 2004 ;40(2):231-6

Dipartimento di Biologia Cellulare e Neuroscienze, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy.

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February 2005

Differential in vitro neurotoxicity of the flame retardant PBDE-99 and of the PCB Aroclor 1254 in human astrocytoma cells.

Toxicol Lett 2004 Dec;154(1-2):11-21

Department of Pharmacology of Natural Substances and General Physiology, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.toxlet.2004.06.013DOI Listing
December 2004

Scopolamine effects on ultrasonic vocalization emission and behavior in the neonatal mouse.

Behav Brain Res 2004 May;151(1-2):9-16

Section of Behavioral Pathophysiology, Laboratorio Fisiopatologia di Organo e di Sistema, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Viale Regina Elena, 299, 00161 Roma, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0166-4328(03)00277-8DOI Listing
May 2004

Long-term effects of the periadolescent environment on exploratory activity and aggressive behaviour in mice: social versus physical enrichment.

Physiol Behav 2004 May;81(3):443-53

Section of Behavioural Neurosciences, Department of Cell Biology and Neurosciences, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Viale Regina Elena 299, 00161 Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physbeh.2004.02.022DOI Listing
May 2004

Neonatal behaviors associated with ultrasonic vocalizations in mice (mus musculus): A slow-motion analysis.

Dev Psychobiol 2004 Jan;44(1):37-44

Section of Behavioral Pathophysiology, Laboratorio di Fisiopatologia di, Organo e di Sistema, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Viale Regina Elena, 299, 00161 Roma, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/dev.10150DOI Listing
January 2004

Animal models of mental retardation: from gene to cognitive function.

Neurosci Biobehav Rev 2003 Jan-Mar;27(1-2):141-53

Section of Behavioural Pathophysiology, Laboratorio di Fisiopatologia di Organo e di Sistema, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Viale Regina Elena 299, 00161 Roma, Italy.

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July 2003

Polybrominated diphenyl ethers: neurobehavioral effects following developmental exposure.

Neurotoxicology 2003 Jun;24(3):449-62

Section of Behavioural Pathophysiology, Laboratorio di Fisiopatologia, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0161-813X(03)00020-2DOI Listing
June 2003

Effects of perinatal exposure to a polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE 99) on mouse neurobehavioural development.

Neurotoxicology 2002 Sep;23(3):375-84

Department of Pharmacology of Natural Substances and General Physiology, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy.

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September 2002

A new easy accessible and low-cost method for screening olfactory sensitivity in mice: behavioural and nociceptive response in male and female CD-1 mice upon exposure to millipede aversive odour.

Brain Res Bull 2002 Jun;58(2):193-202

Section of Behavioural Pathophysiology, Laboratorio di Fisiopatologia di Organo e di Sistema, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Viale Regina Elena, Roma, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s0361-9230(02)00780-3DOI Listing
June 2002