Lucia Ciranna

Summary

Affiliation: University of Catania
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Opposing effects by pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide and vasoactive intestinal peptide on hippocampal synaptic transmission
    Lucia Ciranna
    Department of Physiological Sciences, University of Catania, 95125 Catania, Italy
    Exp Neurol 184:778-84. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Role of GABA A and GABA B receptors in GABA-induced inhibition of rat red nucleus neurons
    Lucia Ciranna
    Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiologiche, Universita di Catania, Viale Andrea Doria 6, Italy
    Neurosci Lett 341:221-4. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Alpha 2- and beta-adrenoceptors differentially modulate GABAA- and GABAB-mediated inhibition of red nucleus neuronal firing
    L Ciranna
    Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiologiche, Universita di Catania, I 95125, Catania, Italy
    Exp Neurol 185:297-304. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Noradrenaline and 5-hydroxytryptamine in cerebellar nuclei of the rat: functional effects on neuronal firing
    Michela Di Mauro
    Department of Physiological Sciences, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Neurosci Lett 347:101-5. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Noradrenaline modifies the spontaneous spiking activity of red nucleus neurons in the rat by activation of alpha 2- and beta-adrenoceptors
    L Ciranna
    Instituto di Fisiologia Umana, Catania, Italy
    Brain Res 743:284-93. 1996
  6. doi request reprint Activation of 5-HT7 serotonin receptors reverses metabotropic glutamate receptor-mediated synaptic plasticity in wild-type and Fmr1 knockout mice, a model of Fragile X syndrome
    Lara Costa
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, Section of Physiology, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Biol Psychiatry 72:924-33. 2012
  7. ncbi request reprint Effects of 5-hydroxytryptamine on the neuronal firing rate of bulbar reticular neurons
    M Barresi
    University of Catania, Department of Physiological Sciences, Viale Andrea Doria 6, 95125 Catania
    Arch Ital Biol 143:13-27. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Aminergic control of neuronal firing rate in thalamic motor nuclei of the rat
    C Grasso
    Department of Physiological Sciences, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Arch Ital Biol 144:173-96. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide modifies the electrical activity of CA1 hippocampal neurons in the rat
    M Di Mauro
    Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiologiche, Universita di Catania, Italy
    Neurosci Lett 337:97-100. 2003
  10. doi request reprint Modulation of AMPA receptor-mediated ion current by pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) in CA1 pyramidal neurons from rat hippocampus
    L Costa
    Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiologiche, Universita di Catania, Viale Andrea Doria 6, 95125 Catania, Italy
    Hippocampus 19:99-109. 2009

Collaborators

  • Sebastiano Cavallaro
  • F Santangelo
  • G Li Volsi
  • Lara Costa
  • L Costa
  • C Grasso
  • F Licata
  • M Barresi
  • M Di Mauro
  • Michela Di Mauro
  • Enza Lacivita
  • Marcello Leopoldo
  • Michela Spatuzza
  • Maria V Catania
  • Simona D'Antoni
  • Chiara Trovato
  • Sebastiano A Musumeci
  • Carmela M Bonaccorso
  • Giovanna Fretto
  • Maria Caldera
  • Francesca Santangelo
  • Guido Li Volsi
  • Flora Licata

Detail Information

Publications10

  1. ncbi request reprint Opposing effects by pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide and vasoactive intestinal peptide on hippocampal synaptic transmission
    Lucia Ciranna
    Department of Physiological Sciences, University of Catania, 95125 Catania, Italy
    Exp Neurol 184:778-84. 2003
    ..The differing abilities of PACAP and VIP to modulate transmission efficiency over long periods of time, through the cAMP/PKA pathway, suggest that these neuropeptides may exert opposing roles in synaptic plasticity...
  2. ncbi request reprint Role of GABA A and GABA B receptors in GABA-induced inhibition of rat red nucleus neurons
    Lucia Ciranna
    Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiologiche, Universita di Catania, Viale Andrea Doria 6, Italy
    Neurosci Lett 341:221-4. 2003
    ..We conclude that the inhibitory effects of GABA in the RN are mediated by both GABA(A) and GABA(B) receptors, whereas GABA(C) receptors are not involved...
  3. ncbi request reprint Alpha 2- and beta-adrenoceptors differentially modulate GABAA- and GABAB-mediated inhibition of red nucleus neuronal firing
    L Ciranna
    Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiologiche, Universita di Catania, I 95125, Catania, Italy
    Exp Neurol 185:297-304. 2004
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  4. ncbi request reprint Noradrenaline and 5-hydroxytryptamine in cerebellar nuclei of the rat: functional effects on neuronal firing
    Michela Di Mauro
    Department of Physiological Sciences, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Neurosci Lett 347:101-5. 2003
    ..Agonists at 5-HT(1A) and 5-HT(2) receptors mimicked inhibition only. In conclusion, NA and 5-HT exerted a similar action on MN neurons; in contrast, the effects of 5-HT on IN and LN were more differentiated than those exerted by NA...
  5. ncbi request reprint Noradrenaline modifies the spontaneous spiking activity of red nucleus neurons in the rat by activation of alpha 2- and beta-adrenoceptors
    L Ciranna
    Instituto di Fisiologia Umana, Catania, Italy
    Brain Res 743:284-93. 1996
    ..Taken together, our results indicate that the inhibitory effect of NA on the firing activity of rat RN neurons were mediated by alpha 2-adrenoceptors, whereas beta-adrenoceptors were responsible for the excitatory effects...
  6. doi request reprint Activation of 5-HT7 serotonin receptors reverses metabotropic glutamate receptor-mediated synaptic plasticity in wild-type and Fmr1 knockout mice, a model of Fragile X syndrome
    Lara Costa
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, Section of Physiology, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Biol Psychiatry 72:924-33. 2012
    ..The neurotransmitter serotonin (5-HT) modulates hippocampal-dependent learning through serotonin 1A (5-HT1A) and serotonin 7 (5-HT7) receptors; the underlying mechanisms are unknown...
  7. ncbi request reprint Effects of 5-hydroxytryptamine on the neuronal firing rate of bulbar reticular neurons
    M Barresi
    University of Catania, Department of Physiological Sciences, Viale Andrea Doria 6, 95125 Catania
    Arch Ital Biol 143:13-27. 2005
    ..Both 5-HT(1A) and 5-HT(2A) receptors mediate these effects, but the involvement of other receptors appears probable...
  8. ncbi request reprint Aminergic control of neuronal firing rate in thalamic motor nuclei of the rat
    C Grasso
    Department of Physiological Sciences, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Arch Ital Biol 144:173-96. 2006
    ..These results suggest that although both 5-HT and NA depress neuronal firing rate, their effects differ in time course and in the amount of inhibition; besides aminergic modulation is differently exerted on VA and VL...
  9. ncbi request reprint Pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide modifies the electrical activity of CA1 hippocampal neurons in the rat
    M Di Mauro
    Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiologiche, Universita di Catania, Italy
    Neurosci Lett 337:97-100. 2003
    ..PACAP-induced long-lasting facilitation in the CA1 region might modify neuronal excitability and/or modulate the effect of other neurotransmitters...
  10. doi request reprint Modulation of AMPA receptor-mediated ion current by pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) in CA1 pyramidal neurons from rat hippocampus
    L Costa
    Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiologiche, Universita di Catania, Viale Andrea Doria 6, 95125 Catania, Italy
    Hippocampus 19:99-109. 2009
    ....