Marina Quartu


Affiliation: University of Cagliari
Country: Italy


  1. Serra M, Poddighe L, Boi M, Sanna F, Piludu M, Sanna F, et al. Effect of Acute Stress on the Expression of BDNF, trkB, and PSA-NCAM in the Hippocampus of the Roman Rats: A Genetic Model of Vulnerability/Resistance to Stress-Induced Depression. Int J Mol Sci. 2018;19: pubmed publisher
    ..The results are consistent with the hypothesis that the differences in the BDNF/trkB signaling and neuroplastic mechanisms are involved in the susceptibility of RLA rats and resistance of RHA rats to stress-induced depression. ..
  2. Sanna F, Poddighe L, Serra M, Boi M, Bratzu J, Sanna F, et al. c-Fos, ΔFosB, BDNF, trkB and Arc Expression in the Limbic System of Male Roman High- and Low-Avoidance Rats that Show Differences in Sexual Behavior: Effect of Sexual Activity. Neuroscience. 2018;396:1-23 pubmed publisher
  3. Del Fiacco M, Serra M, Boi M, Poddighe L, Demontis R, Carai A, et al. TRPV1-Like Immunoreactivity in the Human Locus K, a Distinct Subregion of the Cuneate Nucleus. Cells. 2018;7: pubmed publisher
    ..We propose that Locus K is a special component of the human dorsal column nuclei. Its functional role remains to be determined, but TRPV1 appears to play a part in it. ..
  4. Quartu M, Serra M, Boi M, Pillolla G, Melis T, Poddighe L, et al. Effect of acute administration of Pistacia lentiscus L. essential oil on rat cerebral cortex following transient bilateral common carotid artery occlusion. Lipids Health Dis. 2012;11:8 pubmed publisher
    ..It is suggested that the increase of PEA and OEA plasma levels may induce DHA biosynthesis via peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) alpha activation, protecting brain tissue from ischemia/reperfusion injury. ..
  5. Quartu M, Poddighe L, Melis T, Serra M, Boi M, Lisai S, et al. Involvement of the endocannabinoid system in the physiological response to transient common carotid artery occlusion and reperfusion. Lipids Health Dis. 2017;16:14 pubmed publisher
    ..Increase of plasmatic levels of anandamide and lipoperoxides further suggests that dysregulation of these molecules may be taken as an indicator of an ongoing hypoperfusion/reperfusion challenge. ..
  6. Carta G, Poddighe L, Serra M, Boi M, Melis T, Lisai S, et al. Preventive Effects of Resveratrol on Endocannabinoid System and Synaptic Protein Modifications in Rat Cerebral Cortex Challenged by Bilateral Common Carotid Artery Occlusion and Reperfusion. Int J Mol Sci. 2018;19: pubmed publisher
  7. Poddighe L, Carta G, Serra M, Melis T, Boi M, Lisai S, et al. Acute administration of beta-caryophyllene prevents endocannabinoid system activation during transient common carotid artery occlusion and reperfusion. Lipids Health Dis. 2018;17:23 pubmed publisher
    ..Furthermore, our results support the evidence that BCP may be used as a dietary supplement to control the physiological response to the hypoperfusion/reperfusion-induced oxidative stress. ..
  8. Quartu M, Serra M, Boi M, Ibba V, Melis T, Del Fiacco M. Polysialylated-neural cell adhesion molecule (PSA-NCAM) in the human trigeminal ganglion and brainstem at prenatal and adult ages. BMC Neurosci. 2008;9:108 pubmed publisher
  9. Quartu M, Serra M, Boi M, Melis T, Ambu R, Del Fiacco M. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and polysialylated-neural cell adhesion molecule (PSA-NCAM): codistribution in the human brainstem precerebellar nuclei from prenatal to adult age. Brain Res. 2010;1363:49-62 pubmed publisher