Affiliation: University of Cagliari
Sanna E, Busonero F, Talani G, Carta M, Massa F, Peis M, et al
. Comparison of the effects of zaleplon, zolpidem, and triazolam at various GABA(A) receptor subtypes. Eur J Pharmacol. 2002;451:103-10 pubmed
..Furthermore, zaleplon, unlike zolpidem, exhibited virtually no affinity for the peripheral type of benzodiazepine receptor. ..
Sanna E, Talani G, Busonero F, Pisu M, Purdy R, Serra M, et al
. Brain steroidogenesis mediates ethanol modulation of GABAA receptor activity in rat hippocampus. J Neurosci. 2004;24:6521-30 pubmed
..This novel mechanism may have a crucial role in mediating specific central effects of ethanol. ..
Sanna E, Busonero F, Talani G, Mostallino M, Mura M, Pisu M, et al
. Low tolerance and dependence liabilities of etizolam: molecular, functional, and pharmacological correlates. Eur J Pharmacol. 2005;519:31-42 pubmed
..These data suggest that etizolam is endowed with a reduced liability to induce tolerance and dependence compared with classical benzodiazepines. ..
Sanna E, Mostallino M, Murru L, Carta M, Talani G, Zucca S, et al
. Changes in expression and function of extrasynaptic GABAA receptors in the rat hippocampus during pregnancy and after delivery. J Neurosci. 2009;29:1755-65 pubmed publisher
..These data suggest that the number of extrasynaptic GABA(A)-Rs is increased in DGGCs during late pregnancy as a consequence of the associated marked fluctuations in the brain levels of neuroactive steroids. ..