Maria Spolidoro

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Affiliation: Scuola Normale Superiore
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Plasticity in the adult brain: lessons from the visual system
    Maria Spolidoro
    Laboratory of Neurobiology, Scuola Normale Superiore, Via Moruzzi 1, 56100, Pisa, Italy
    Exp Brain Res 192:335-41. 2009
  2. doi request reprint Inhibition of matrix metalloproteinases prevents the potentiation of nondeprived-eye responses after monocular deprivation in juvenile rats
    M Spolidoro
    Institute of Neuroscience, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, 56100 Pisa, Italy
    Cereb Cortex 22:725-34. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Serotonin triggers a transient epigenetic mechanism that reinstates adult visual cortex plasticity in rats
    José Fernando Maya Vetencourt
    Scuola Normale Superiore, Neurobiology Laboratory, CNR, Pisa, Italy
    Eur J Neurosci 33:49-57. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Reducing intracortical inhibition in the adult visual cortex promotes ocular dominance plasticity
    Alexey Harauzov
    Scuola Normale Superiore, 56126 Pisa, Italy
    J Neurosci 30:361-71. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Food restriction enhances visual cortex plasticity in adulthood
    Maria Spolidoro
    Institute of Neuroscience, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Via Moruzzi 1, I 56100 Pisa, Italy
    Nat Commun 2:320. 2011
  6. pmc Brain plasticity and disease: a matter of inhibition
    Laura Baroncelli
    National Research Council CNR, Neuroscience Institute, Via Moruzzi 1, I 56124 Pisa, Italy
    Neural Plast 2011:286073. 2011
  7. pmc Environmental enrichment decreases GABAergic inhibition and improves cognitive abilities, synaptic plasticity, and visual functions in a mouse model of Down syndrome
    Tatjana Begenisic
    Laboratory of Neurobiology, Scuola Normale Superiore Pisa, Italy
    Front Cell Neurosci 5:29. 2011

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Publications7

  1. doi request reprint Plasticity in the adult brain: lessons from the visual system
    Maria Spolidoro
    Laboratory of Neurobiology, Scuola Normale Superiore, Via Moruzzi 1, 56100, Pisa, Italy
    Exp Brain Res 192:335-41. 2009
    ..These studies point toward intracortical inhibition as a crucial determinant for critical period regulation in the visual system and have a great potential for therapeutic rehabilitation and recovery from injury in the adult brain...
  2. doi request reprint Inhibition of matrix metalloproteinases prevents the potentiation of nondeprived-eye responses after monocular deprivation in juvenile rats
    M Spolidoro
    Institute of Neuroscience, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, 56100 Pisa, Italy
    Cereb Cortex 22:725-34. 2012
    ..MMP inhibition did not influence homeostatic plasticity tested in the monocular cortex but significantly prevented an increase in dendritic spine density present after 7 days MD in layer II-III pyramids...
  3. doi request reprint Serotonin triggers a transient epigenetic mechanism that reinstates adult visual cortex plasticity in rats
    José Fernando Maya Vetencourt
    Scuola Normale Superiore, Neurobiology Laboratory, CNR, Pisa, Italy
    Eur J Neurosci 33:49-57. 2011
    ..The data suggest a key role for 5-HT(1A) receptor and BDNF-trkB signalling in driving a transitory epigenetic remodelling of chromatin structure that underlies the reactivation of plasticity in the visual system...
  4. doi request reprint Reducing intracortical inhibition in the adult visual cortex promotes ocular dominance plasticity
    Alexey Harauzov
    Scuola Normale Superiore, 56126 Pisa, Italy
    J Neurosci 30:361-71. 2010
    ..Thus, intracortical inhibition is a crucial limiting factor for the induction of experience-dependent plasticity in the adult visual cortex...
  5. doi request reprint Food restriction enhances visual cortex plasticity in adulthood
    Maria Spolidoro
    Institute of Neuroscience, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Via Moruzzi 1, I 56100 Pisa, Italy
    Nat Commun 2:320. 2011
    ..Our results suggest that food restriction could be investigated as a potential way of modulating plasticity...
  6. pmc Brain plasticity and disease: a matter of inhibition
    Laura Baroncelli
    National Research Council CNR, Neuroscience Institute, Via Moruzzi 1, I 56124 Pisa, Italy
    Neural Plast 2011:286073. 2011
    ..This paper summarizes recent findings showing that the inhibition-excitation balance controls adult brain plasticity and is at the core of the pathogenesis of neurodevelopmental disorders like autism, Down syndrome, and Rett syndrome...
  7. pmc Environmental enrichment decreases GABAergic inhibition and improves cognitive abilities, synaptic plasticity, and visual functions in a mouse model of Down syndrome
    Tatjana Begenisic
    Laboratory of Neurobiology, Scuola Normale Superiore Pisa, Italy
    Front Cell Neurosci 5:29. 2011
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