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Cocaine modulates allosteric D-σ receptor-receptor interactions on dopamine and glutamate nerve terminals from rat striatum.
Cell Signal 2017 Dec 18;40:116-124. Epub 2017 Sep 18.
Department of Life Sciences and Biotechnology (SVEB), University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy. Electronic address:

Long-lasting alterations of hippocampal GABAergic neurotransmission in adult rats following perinatal Δ-THC exposure.
Neurobiol Learn Mem 2017 Mar 16;139:135-143. Epub 2017 Jan 16.
Department of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, University of Ferrara, Italy; LTTA Centre, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy. Electronic address:

A novel hybrid drug between two potent anti-tubulin agents as a potential prolonged anticancer approach.
Eur J Pharm Sci 2016 Aug 1;91:50-63. Epub 2016 Jun 1.
Department of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Ferrara, 44121 Ferrara, Italy. Electronic address:

GET73 Prevents Ethanol-Induced Neurotoxicity in Primary Cultures of Rat Hippocampal Neurons.
Alcohol Alcohol 2016 Mar 12;51(2):128-35. Epub 2015 Aug 12.
IRET Foundation, Ozzano Emilia, Bologna, Italy Department of Medical Sciences, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy LTTA Centre, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy.


Expression, pharmacology and functional activity of adenosine A1 receptors in genetic models of Huntington's disease.
Neurobiol Dis 2014 Nov 15;71:193-204. Epub 2014 Aug 15.
Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Department of Therapeutic Research and Medicines Evaluation, Viale Regina Elena 299, 00161 Rome, Italy.

Alterations of prefrontal cortex GABAergic transmission in the complex psychotic-like phenotype induced by adolescent delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol exposure in rats.
Neurobiol Dis 2014 Mar 4;63:35-47. Epub 2013 Nov 4.
Dept. of Theoretical and Applied Sciences, Biomedical Division and Center of Neuroscience, Univ. of Insubria, Busto Arsizio (VA), Italy; Zardi-Gori Foundation, Milan, Italy. Electronic address:



Prenatal exposure to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin produces alterations in cortical neuron development and a long-term dysfunction of glutamate transmission in rat cerebral cortex.
Neurochem Int 2012 Oct 10;61(5):759-66. Epub 2012 Jul 10.
Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, Section of Pharmacology, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy.

A novel mechanism of cocaine to enhance dopamine d2-like receptor mediated neurochemical and behavioral effects. An in vivo and in vitro study.
Neuropsychopharmacology 2012 Jul 28;37(8):1856-66. Epub 2012 Mar 28.
Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Pharmacology Section and LTTA Centre, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy.

Quantitative determination of zolmitriptan in rat blood and cerebrospinal fluid by reversed phase HPLC-ESI-MS/MS analysis: application to in vivo preclinical pharmacokinetic study.
J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci 2012 Jul 12;901:72-8. Epub 2012 Jun 12.
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Ferrara, via Fossato di Mortara 19, 44121 Ferrara, Italy.

Unbalance of CB1 receptors expressed in GABAergic and glutamatergic neurons in a transgenic mouse model of Huntington's disease.
Neurobiol Dis 2012 Mar 23;45(3):983-91. Epub 2011 Dec 23.
Department of Therapeutic Research and Medicine Evaluation, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Viale Regina Elena 299, 00161 Rome, Italy.

Striatal NTS1 , dopamine D2 and NMDA receptor regulation of pallidal GABA and glutamate release--a dual-probe microdialysis study in the intranigral 6-hydroxydopamine unilaterally lesioned rat.
Eur J Neurosci 2012 Jan 30;35(2):207-20. Epub 2011 Dec 30.
Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Pharmacology Section and LTTA Centre, University of Ferrara, Via Fossato di Mortara 17-19, 44100 Ferrara, Italy.

Nanomolar concentrations of cocaine enhance D2-like agonist-induced inhibition of the K+-evoked [3H]-dopamine efflux from rat striatal synaptosomes: a novel action of cocaine.
J Neural Transm (Vienna) 2010 May 31;117(5):593-7. Epub 2010 Mar 31.
Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, Section of Pharmacology and BioPharmaNet TransLab, University of Ferrara, 44100 Ferrara, Italy.


Short- and long-term consequences of prenatal exposure to the cannabinoid agonist WIN55,212-2 on rat glutamate transmission and cognitive functions.
J Neural Transm (Vienna) 2009 Aug 12;116(8):1017-27. Epub 2009 May 12.
Pharmacology Section and BioPharmaNet TransLab, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Ferrara, Via Fossato di Mortara 17-19, 44100 Ferrara, Italy.


Dissecting the Hydrogen Bond: A Quantum Monte Carlo Approach.
J Chem Theory Comput 2008 Sep;4(9):1428-34
CASPUR, Via dei Tizii 6B, 00185, Roma, Italy, International School for Advanced Studied (SISSA/ISAS), Via Beirut 4, 34014 Trieste, Italy, Dipartimento di Fisica, La Sapienza - Universita di Roma, P.le A. Moro 2, 00185 Roma, Italy, and NAST Centre - Nanoscience & Nanotechnology & Instrumentation, Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata, Roma, Italy.



Prenatal exposure to the cannabinoid receptor agonist WIN 55,212-2 increases glutamate uptake through overexpression of GLT1 and EAAC1 glutamate transporter subtypes in rat frontal cerebral cortex.
Neuropharmacology 2007 Sep 3;53(3):369-78. Epub 2007 Jun 3.
Section of Pharmacology, Department of Neuroscience, School of Medicine, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Via Tronto 10/A, 60020 Ancona, Italy.

Mesolimbic dopamine and cortico-accumbens glutamate afferents as major targets for the regulation of the ventral striato-pallidal GABA pathways by neurotensin peptides.
Brain Res Rev 2007 Aug 24;55(1):144-54. Epub 2007 Mar 24.
Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Section of Pharmacology, University of Ferrara, Via Fossato di Mortara 17-19, 44100 Ferrara, Italy.





Prenatal exposure to a cannabinoid agonist produces memory deficits linked to dysfunction in hippocampal long-term potentiation and glutamate release.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2003 Apr 4;100(8):4915-20. Epub 2003 Apr 4.
Department of Experimental Biology, University of Cagliari, Cittadella Universitaria di Monserrato, 09042 Monserrato, Italy.


Neurotensin NTS1-dopamine D2 receptor-receptor interactions in putative receptor heteromers: relevance for Parkinson's disease and schizophrenia.
Curr Protein Pept Sci 2014 ;15(7):681-90
Department of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, Section of Medicinal and Health Products, University of Ferrara, Via Fossato di Mortara 17-19, 44100 Ferrara, Italy.






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