F Fadda

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Affiliation: University of Cagliari
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Chronic ethanol consumption: from neuroadaptation to neurodegeneration
    F Fadda
    Department of Biochemistry and Human Physiology, University of Cagliari, Italy
    Prog Neurobiol 56:385-431. 1998
  2. ncbi request reprint A physiological method to selectively decrease brain serotonin release
    F Fadda
    Department of Applied Sciences for Biosystems, Section of Human Physiology, University of Cagliari, Via Porcell 4, I 09124, Cagliari, Italy
    Brain Res Brain Res Protoc 5:219-22. 2000
  3. ncbi request reprint A tryptophan-free diet markedly reduces frontocortical 5-HT release, but fails to modify ethanol preference in alcohol-preferring (sP) and non-preferring (sNP) rats
    F Fadda
    Department of Biochemistry and Human Physiology, University of Cagliari, Italy
    Behav Brain Res 108:127-32. 2000
  4. ncbi request reprint Long-term voluntary ethanol consumption affects neither spatial nor passive avoidance learning, nor hippocampal acetylcholine release in alcohol-preferring rats
    F Fadda
    Department of Biochemistry and Human Physiology, University of Cagliari, Italy
    Behav Brain Res 103:71-6. 1999
  5. ncbi request reprint Augmented cocaine-induced accumbal dopamine efflux, motor activity and place preference in rats fed with a tryptophan-deficient diet
    M Carta
    Department of Applied Sciences for Biosystems, Section of Physiology and Human Nutrition, University of Cagliari, Via Porcell 4, Cagliari 09124, Italy
    Neurosci Lett 401:125-9. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Effects of nimodipine on extracellular dopamine levels in the rat nucleus accumbens in ethanol withdrawal
    Z L Rossetti
    Department of Neuroscience and C N R Centre for Neuropharmacology, University of Cagliari, Italy
    Neuropharmacology 38:1361-9. 1999
  7. pmc Biphasic effects of NMDA on the motility of the rat portal vein
    Z L Rossetti
    Department of Neuroscience and CNR Centre for Neuropharmacology, University of Cagliari, Via Porcell 4, 09124 Cagliari, Italy
    Br J Pharmacol 129:156-62. 2000
  8. ncbi request reprint Vitamin A deficiency produces spatial learning and memory impairment in rats
    S Cocco
    Department of Applied Science for Biosystems, Section of Physiology and Human Nutrition, University of Cagliari, Via Porcell 4, Italy
    Neuroscience 115:475-82. 2002
  9. ncbi request reprint Vitamin A deficiency induces motor impairments and striatal cholinergic dysfunction in rats
    M Carta
    Department of Applied Science for Biosystems, Section of Nutrition and Human Physiology, University of Cagliari, Italy
    Neuroscience 139:1163-72. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Long-term voluntary ethanol consumption induces impairment of the mechanical performance in the papillary muscle of Sardinian alcohol-preferring rats
    D Licheri
    Department of Applied Sciences for Biosystems, Division of Human Physiology and Nutrition, University of Cagliari, Via Porcell 4, I-09124 Cagliari, Italy
    Alcohol Alcohol 36:44-7. 2001

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Publications10

  1. ncbi request reprint Chronic ethanol consumption: from neuroadaptation to neurodegeneration
    F Fadda
    Department of Biochemistry and Human Physiology, University of Cagliari, Italy
    Prog Neurobiol 56:385-431. 1998
    ..Due to the role of these cortical structures in cognitive functions and in the control of motivated behavior, functional alterations in this brain area may play an important role in the onset and development of alcoholism...
  2. ncbi request reprint A physiological method to selectively decrease brain serotonin release
    F Fadda
    Department of Applied Sciences for Biosystems, Section of Human Physiology, University of Cagliari, Via Porcell 4, I 09124, Cagliari, Italy
    Brain Res Brain Res Protoc 5:219-22. 2000
    ..This diet can be used to study the physiological and behavioral effects of reduced brain 5-HT function...
  3. ncbi request reprint A tryptophan-free diet markedly reduces frontocortical 5-HT release, but fails to modify ethanol preference in alcohol-preferring (sP) and non-preferring (sNP) rats
    F Fadda
    Department of Biochemistry and Human Physiology, University of Cagliari, Italy
    Behav Brain Res 108:127-32. 2000
    ..The TRP-supplemented diet also failed to alter the intake of alcohol in either group of rats. Therefore, these results do not support a specific role of 5-HT transmission in ethanol intake and preference in sP and sNP rats...
  4. ncbi request reprint Long-term voluntary ethanol consumption affects neither spatial nor passive avoidance learning, nor hippocampal acetylcholine release in alcohol-preferring rats
    F Fadda
    Department of Biochemistry and Human Physiology, University of Cagliari, Italy
    Behav Brain Res 103:71-6. 1999
    ..These findings may challenge the notion that sP rat lines can be considered a valid model of human alcoholism...
  5. ncbi request reprint Augmented cocaine-induced accumbal dopamine efflux, motor activity and place preference in rats fed with a tryptophan-deficient diet
    M Carta
    Department of Applied Sciences for Biosystems, Section of Physiology and Human Nutrition, University of Cagliari, Via Porcell 4, Cagliari 09124, Italy
    Neurosci Lett 401:125-9. 2006
    ..These data indicate that a tryptophan-deficient diet alters the behavioural and neurochemical effect of psychostimulants, such as cocaine, and suggest an important role of serotonin in modulation of these effects...
  6. ncbi request reprint Effects of nimodipine on extracellular dopamine levels in the rat nucleus accumbens in ethanol withdrawal
    Z L Rossetti
    Department of Neuroscience and C N R Centre for Neuropharmacology, University of Cagliari, Italy
    Neuropharmacology 38:1361-9. 1999
    ..By restoring depleted dopamine levels, dihydropyridines might ameliorate the dysphoric symptoms of ethanol abstinence...
  7. pmc Biphasic effects of NMDA on the motility of the rat portal vein
    Z L Rossetti
    Department of Neuroscience and CNR Centre for Neuropharmacology, University of Cagliari, Via Porcell 4, 09124 Cagliari, Italy
    Br J Pharmacol 129:156-62. 2000
    ..Overall these findings support the hypothesis of the existence of a peripheral glutamatergic innervation modulating the contractile activity of the rat portal vein. British Journal of Pharmacology (2000) 129, 156 - 162..
  8. ncbi request reprint Vitamin A deficiency produces spatial learning and memory impairment in rats
    S Cocco
    Department of Applied Science for Biosystems, Section of Physiology and Human Nutrition, University of Cagliari, Via Porcell 4, Italy
    Neuroscience 115:475-82. 2002
    ..These results demonstrate that vitamin A has a critical role in the learning and memory processes linked to a proper hippocampal functioning...
  9. ncbi request reprint Vitamin A deficiency induces motor impairments and striatal cholinergic dysfunction in rats
    M Carta
    Department of Applied Science for Biosystems, Section of Nutrition and Human Physiology, University of Cagliari, Italy
    Neuroscience 139:1163-72. 2006
    ..Our results stress the basic role of vitamin A in the maintenance of basal ganglia motor function in the adult rat brain...
  10. ncbi request reprint Long-term voluntary ethanol consumption induces impairment of the mechanical performance in the papillary muscle of Sardinian alcohol-preferring rats
    D Licheri
    Department of Applied Sciences for Biosystems, Division of Human Physiology and Nutrition, University of Cagliari, Via Porcell 4, I-09124 Cagliari, Italy
    Alcohol Alcohol 36:44-7. 2001
    ..5 times. These results indicate that long-term ethanol consumption impairs the mechanical performance of sP papillary muscle, inducing a negative inotropic effect...