Shahnaz Christina Azad

Summary

Affiliation: Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi [Endogenous cannabinoid system. Effect on neuronal plasticity and pain memory]
    S C Azad
    Abt Klinische Neuropharmakologie, Max Planck Institut für Psychiatrie München
    Schmerz 19:521-7. 2005
  2. ncbi Circuitry for associative plasticity in the amygdala involves endocannabinoid signaling
    Shahnaz C Azad
    Clinical Neuropharmacology, Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, 80804 Munich, Germany
    J Neurosci 24:9953-61. 2004
  3. pmc Activation of the cannabinoid receptor type 1 decreases glutamatergic and GABAergic synaptic transmission in the lateral amygdala of the mouse
    Shahnaz Christina Azad
    Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Clinical Neuropharmacology, Kraepelinstrasse 2 10, 80804 Munich, Germany
    Learn Mem 10:116-28. 2003
  4. ncbi The potassium channel modulator flupirtine shifts the frequency-response function of hippocampal synapses to favour LTD in mice
    Shahnaz Christina Azad
    Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Clinical Neuropharmacology, Kraepelinstrasse 2, 80804 München, Germany
    Neurosci Lett 370:186-90. 2004
  5. pmc Activation of CB1 specifically located on GABAergic interneurons inhibits LTD in the lateral amygdala
    Shahnaz Christina Azad
    Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Clinical Neuropharmacology, 80804 Munich, Germany
    Learn Mem 15:143-52. 2008
  6. ncbi The endogenous cannabinoid system controls extinction of aversive memories
    Giovanni Marsicano
    Molecular Genetics of Behaviour, Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Kraepelinstrasse 2 10, 80804 Munich, Germany
    Nature 418:530-4. 2002
  7. ncbi Distribution and properties of functional postsynaptic kainate receptors on neocortical layer V pyramidal neurons
    Matthias Eder
    Clinical Neuropharmacology, Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, 80804 Munich, Germany
    J Neurosci 23:6660-70. 2003
  8. ncbi CB1 cannabinoid receptors and on-demand defense against excitotoxicity
    Giovanni Marsicano
    Molecular Genetics of Behaviour, Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Kraepelinstrabetae 2 10, 80804 Munich, Germany
    Science 302:84-8. 2003
  9. ncbi Cannabinoid receptor type 1 located on presynaptic terminals of principal neurons in the forebrain controls glutamatergic synaptic transmission
    Maria R Domenici
    Department of Clinical Neuropharmacology, Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, 80804 Munich, Germany
    J Neurosci 26:5794-9. 2006
  10. doi Activation of kappa opioid receptors decreases synaptic transmission and inhibits long-term potentiation in the basolateral amygdala of the mouse
    Volker Huge
    Clinical Neuropharmacology Group, Max Planck Institut fur Psychiatrie, Kraepelinstrasse 2 10, 80804 Munich, Germany
    Eur J Pain 13:124-9. 2009

Detail Information

Publications10

  1. ncbi [Endogenous cannabinoid system. Effect on neuronal plasticity and pain memory]
    S C Azad
    Abt Klinische Neuropharmakologie, Max Planck Institut für Psychiatrie München
    Schmerz 19:521-7. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of the endogenous cannabinoid system in controlling neuroplasticity...
  2. ncbi Circuitry for associative plasticity in the amygdala involves endocannabinoid signaling
    Shahnaz C Azad
    Clinical Neuropharmacology, Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, 80804 Munich, Germany
    J Neurosci 24:9953-61. 2004
    ..This disinhibition increases the activity of common output neurons and could provide a prerequisite for extinction by formation of new memory...
  3. pmc Activation of the cannabinoid receptor type 1 decreases glutamatergic and GABAergic synaptic transmission in the lateral amygdala of the mouse
    Shahnaz Christina Azad
    Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Clinical Neuropharmacology, Kraepelinstrasse 2 10, 80804 Munich, Germany
    Learn Mem 10:116-28. 2003
    ..Our results indicate that the mechanisms underlying cannabinoid action in the LA partly resemble those observed in the nucleus accumbens and differ from those described for the hippocampus...
  4. ncbi The potassium channel modulator flupirtine shifts the frequency-response function of hippocampal synapses to favour LTD in mice
    Shahnaz Christina Azad
    Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Clinical Neuropharmacology, Kraepelinstrasse 2, 80804 München, Germany
    Neurosci Lett 370:186-90. 2004
    ..The observed effects on synaptic strength could underly the beneficial effects of flupirtine on different types of chronic pain...
  5. pmc Activation of CB1 specifically located on GABAergic interneurons inhibits LTD in the lateral amygdala
    Shahnaz Christina Azad
    Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Clinical Neuropharmacology, 80804 Munich, Germany
    Learn Mem 15:143-52. 2008
    ..These findings suggest that CB1 expressed on either glutamatergic or GABAergic neurons play a differential role in the control of synaptic transmission and plasticity...
  6. ncbi The endogenous cannabinoid system controls extinction of aversive memories
    Giovanni Marsicano
    Molecular Genetics of Behaviour, Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Kraepelinstrasse 2 10, 80804 Munich, Germany
    Nature 418:530-4. 2002
    ..We propose that endocannabinoids facilitate extinction of aversive memories through their selective inhibitory effects on local inhibitory networks in the amygdala...
  7. ncbi Distribution and properties of functional postsynaptic kainate receptors on neocortical layer V pyramidal neurons
    Matthias Eder
    Clinical Neuropharmacology, Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, 80804 Munich, Germany
    J Neurosci 23:6660-70. 2003
    ..Furthermore, it is feasible to assume that extrasynaptic KARs could be activated by a "spillover" of synaptically released glutamate, ambient glutamate in the CSF, or glutamate released from adjacent astrocytes...
  8. ncbi CB1 cannabinoid receptors and on-demand defense against excitotoxicity
    Giovanni Marsicano
    Molecular Genetics of Behaviour, Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Kraepelinstrabetae 2 10, 80804 Munich, Germany
    Science 302:84-8. 2003
    ..These protective mechanisms could not be triggered in mutant mice. The endogenous cannabinoid system thus provides on-demand protection against acute excitotoxicity in central nervous system neurons...
  9. ncbi Cannabinoid receptor type 1 located on presynaptic terminals of principal neurons in the forebrain controls glutamatergic synaptic transmission
    Maria R Domenici
    Department of Clinical Neuropharmacology, Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, 80804 Munich, Germany
    J Neurosci 26:5794-9. 2006
    ..The present data strongly indicate that excitatory synaptic transmission in forebrain areas is directly modulated by CB1 expressed on presynaptic axon terminals originating from glutamatergic neurons...
  10. doi Activation of kappa opioid receptors decreases synaptic transmission and inhibits long-term potentiation in the basolateral amygdala of the mouse
    Volker Huge
    Clinical Neuropharmacology Group, Max Planck Institut fur Psychiatrie, Kraepelinstrasse 2 10, 80804 Munich, Germany
    Eur J Pain 13:124-9. 2009
    ..The role of kappa opioid receptors in these pain conditions is only partly known. The present study investigates the effect of kappa receptor activation on synaptic transmission and synaptic plasticity in the amygdala...