N Berretta

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Affiliation: Fondazione Santa Lucia
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Depression of mGluR-mediated IPSCs by 5-HT in dopamine neurons of the rat substantia nigra pars compacta
    E Paolucci
    Fondazione Santa Lucia IRCCS, Experimental Neurology, Via Ardeatina 306, 00179 Rome, Italy
    Eur J Neurosci 18:2743-50. 2003
  2. doi request reprint Hippocampus versus entorhinal cortex decoupling by an NR2 subunit-specific block of NMDA receptors in a rat in vitro model of temporal lobe epilepsy
    Nicola Berretta
    Foundation Santa Lucia IRCCS, Laboratory of Experimental Neurology, Via del Fosso di Fiorano 64, Rome, Italy
    Epilepsia 53:e80-4. 2012
  3. pmc Firing properties and functional connectivity of substantia nigra pars compacta neurones recorded with a multi-electrode array in vitro
    Nicola Berretta
    Fondazione Santa Lucia IRCCS Via del Fosso di Fiorano 64, 00143 Rome, Italy
    J Physiol 588:1719-35. 2010
  4. ncbi request reprint Trace amines reduce GABA(B) receptor-mediated presynaptic inhibition at GABAergic synapses of the rat substantia nigra pars compacta
    Nicola Berretta
    Fondazione Santa Lucia IRCCS, Via Ardeatina 306, 00179 Rome, Italy
    Brain Res 1062:175-8. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Glutamate receptor stimulation induces a persistent rhythmicity of the GABAergic inputs to rat midbrain dopaminergic neurons
    N Berretta
    Fondazione Santa Lucia IRCCS, Via Ardeatina 306, 00179 Rome, Italy
    Eur J Neurosci 14:777-84. 2001
  6. ncbi request reprint Acute effects of 6-hydroxydopamine on dopaminergic neurons of the rat substantia nigra pars compacta in vitro
    Nicola Berretta
    Laboratory of Experimental Neurology, Fondazione Santa Lucia IRCCS, Via Ardeatina 306, 00179 Rome, Italy
    Neurotoxicology 26:869-81. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Altered long-term corticostriatal synaptic plasticity in transgenic mice overexpressing human CU/ZN superoxide dismutase (GLY(93)-->ALA) mutation
    R Geracitano
    Fondazione Santa Lucia IRCCS, Via Ardeatina 306, 00179 Rome, Italy
    Neuroscience 118:399-408. 2003
  8. doi request reprint Postsynaptic alteration of NR2A subunit and defective autophosphorylation of alphaCaMKII at threonine-286 contribute to abnormal plasticity and morphology of upper motor neurons in presymptomatic SOD1G93A mice, a murine model for amyotrophic lateral scler
    A Spalloni
    Department of Experimental Neurology, Santa Lucia Foundation, 00143 Rome, Italy
    Cereb Cortex 21:796-805. 2011
  9. ncbi request reprint Memantine inhibits ATP-dependent K+ conductances in dopamine neurons of the rat substantia nigra pars compacta
    Michela Giustizieri
    Fondazione Santa Lucia I R C C S, Rome, Italy
    J Pharmacol Exp Ther 322:721-9. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Distinct mechanisms of presynaptic inhibition at GABAergic synapses of the rat substantia nigra pars compacta
    Michela Giustizieri
    Centro Europeo di Ricerca sul Cervello Fondazione Santa Lucia Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico, Via del Fosso di Fiorano, 64, 00143 Rome, Italy
    J Neurophysiol 94:1992-2003. 2005

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Publications17

  1. ncbi request reprint Depression of mGluR-mediated IPSCs by 5-HT in dopamine neurons of the rat substantia nigra pars compacta
    E Paolucci
    Fondazione Santa Lucia IRCCS, Experimental Neurology, Via Ardeatina 306, 00179 Rome, Italy
    Eur J Neurosci 18:2743-50. 2003
    ..Our results demonstrate a powerful inhibition of the mGluR-IPSC by 5-HT in midbrain dopamine neurons, most probably through stimulation of 5-HT2A and 5-HT4 receptors...
  2. doi request reprint Hippocampus versus entorhinal cortex decoupling by an NR2 subunit-specific block of NMDA receptors in a rat in vitro model of temporal lobe epilepsy
    Nicola Berretta
    Foundation Santa Lucia IRCCS, Laboratory of Experimental Neurology, Via del Fosso di Fiorano 64, Rome, Italy
    Epilepsia 53:e80-4. 2012
    ..Therefore, a pharmacologic strategy directed onto NR2 subunits may help to limit seizure diffusion and recruitment of potentially entrained oscillatory networks...
  3. pmc Firing properties and functional connectivity of substantia nigra pars compacta neurones recorded with a multi-electrode array in vitro
    Nicola Berretta
    Fondazione Santa Lucia IRCCS Via del Fosso di Fiorano 64, 00143 Rome, Italy
    J Physiol 588:1719-35. 2010
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Trace amines reduce GABA(B) receptor-mediated presynaptic inhibition at GABAergic synapses of the rat substantia nigra pars compacta
    Nicola Berretta
    Fondazione Santa Lucia IRCCS, Via Ardeatina 306, 00179 Rome, Italy
    Brain Res 1062:175-8. 2005
    ..Our results further extend the role of TAs as neuromodulators and propose a novel mechanism by which they modulate DA neurons...
  5. ncbi request reprint Glutamate receptor stimulation induces a persistent rhythmicity of the GABAergic inputs to rat midbrain dopaminergic neurons
    N Berretta
    Fondazione Santa Lucia IRCCS, Via Ardeatina 306, 00179 Rome, Italy
    Eur J Neurosci 14:777-84. 2001
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Acute effects of 6-hydroxydopamine on dopaminergic neurons of the rat substantia nigra pars compacta in vitro
    Nicola Berretta
    Laboratory of Experimental Neurology, Fondazione Santa Lucia IRCCS, Via Ardeatina 306, 00179 Rome, Italy
    Neurotoxicology 26:869-81. 2005
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Altered long-term corticostriatal synaptic plasticity in transgenic mice overexpressing human CU/ZN superoxide dismutase (GLY(93)-->ALA) mutation
    R Geracitano
    Fondazione Santa Lucia IRCCS, Via Ardeatina 306, 00179 Rome, Italy
    Neuroscience 118:399-408. 2003
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Postsynaptic alteration of NR2A subunit and defective autophosphorylation of alphaCaMKII at threonine-286 contribute to abnormal plasticity and morphology of upper motor neurons in presymptomatic SOD1G93A mice, a murine model for amyotrophic lateral scler
    A Spalloni
    Department of Experimental Neurology, Santa Lucia Foundation, 00143 Rome, Italy
    Cereb Cortex 21:796-805. 2011
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Memantine inhibits ATP-dependent K+ conductances in dopamine neurons of the rat substantia nigra pars compacta
    Michela Giustizieri
    Fondazione Santa Lucia I R C C S, Rome, Italy
    J Pharmacol Exp Ther 322:721-9. 2007
    ..Moreover, in view of a proposed role of K(ATP) conductances in dopamine neuron degeneration, they suggest another mechanism of action underlying the protective role of memantine in Parkinson's disease...
  10. ncbi request reprint Distinct mechanisms of presynaptic inhibition at GABAergic synapses of the rat substantia nigra pars compacta
    Michela Giustizieri
    Centro Europeo di Ricerca sul Cervello Fondazione Santa Lucia Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico, Via del Fosso di Fiorano, 64, 00143 Rome, Italy
    J Neurophysiol 94:1992-2003. 2005
    ..These results indicate that group III mGluRs depress GABA release to DA neurons of the SNc through inhibition of presynaptic VDCCs, while presynaptic GABA(B) receptors directly impair transmitter exocytosis...
  11. ncbi request reprint Associative mossy fibre LTP induced by pairing presynaptic stimulation with postsynaptic hyperpolarization of CA3 neurons in rat hippocampal slice
    Maxim V Sokolov
    Institute of Higher Nervous Activity and Neurophysiology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Butlerova Str 5A, 117865 Moscow, Russia
    Eur J Neurosci 17:1425-37. 2003
    ..We conclude that while the induction of HI-LTP was postsynaptic, its expression was presynaptic...
  12. pmc Protective role of hydrogen peroxide in oxygen-deprived dopaminergic neurones of the rat substantia nigra
    Raffaella Geracitano
    Department of Experimental Neurology, C E R C S Lucia Foundation I R C C S, Via del Fosso di Fiorano, 65, 00143 Rome, Italy
    J Physiol 568:97-110. 2005
    ..Taken together, our data suggest that H2O2 prevents the metabolic stress of DA neurones induced by hypoxia by serving as a supplementary source of molecular oxygen, through its degradation by catalase...
  13. ncbi request reprint Presynaptic facilitation of glutamatergic synapses to dopaminergic neurons of the rat substantia nigra by endogenous stimulation of vanilloid receptors
    Silvia Marinelli
    Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico Fondazione Santa Lucia, University of Tor Vergata, 00179 Rome, Italy
    J Neurosci 23:3136-44. 2003
    ..The increase in sEPSC frequency by VR1 onto midbrain dopaminergic neurons suggests the involvement of these receptors in motor and cognitive functions involving the dopaminergic system...
  14. ncbi request reprint Presynaptic modulation of spontaneous inhibitory postsynaptic currents by gamma-hydroxybutyrate in the substantia nigra pars compacta
    Alfredo Brancucci
    Dipartimento di Fisiologia e Biochimica G Moruzzi, Universita di Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Neuropsychopharmacology 29:537-43. 2004
    ..The present results indicate that GHB inhibits spontaneous inhibitory synaptic transmission recorded from dopaminergic neurons in the SNc likely by reducing voltage-dependent calcium influx involved in presynaptic GABA release...
  15. ncbi request reprint Gamma-hydroxybutyrate and ethanol depress spontaneous excitatory postsynaptic currents in dopaminergic neurons of the substantia nigra
    Alfredo Brancucci
    Dipartimento di Fisiologia e Biochimica G Moruzzi, Universita di Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Brain Res 997:62-6. 2004
    ..The effects of ethanol were not affected by NCS-382. This study indicates that GHB and ethanol share the effect of reducing the efficacy of excitatory glutamatergic neurotransmission in the SNc by acting through different mechanisms...
  16. doi request reprint Synaptic plasticity in the basal ganglia: a similar code for physiological and pathological conditions
    Nicola Berretta
    Laboratory of Experimental Neurology, Fondazione Santa Lucia IRCCS, Rome, Italy
    Prog Neurobiol 84:343-62. 2008
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint Molecular and synaptic changes in the hippocampus underlying superior spatial abilities in pre-symptomatic G93A+/+ mice overexpressing the human Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase (Gly93 --> ALA) mutation
    Alida Spalloni
    Department of Experimental Neurology, IRCCS S Lucia Foundation, via del Fosso di Fiorano 64 65, 00143 Rome, Italy
    Exp Neurol 197:505-14. 2006
    ..These findings suggest that identification of pre-symptomatic behavioral changes in murine models of ALS may point to early neural abnormalities selectively associated with mutations in the Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase (SOD1) gene...