Rossella Ventura

Summary

Affiliation: University of L'Aquila
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Postnatal aversive experience impairs sensitivity to natural rewards and increases susceptibility to negative events in adult life
    Rossella Ventura
    Santa Lucia Foundation, European Centre for Brain Research CERC, Roma, Italy
    Cereb Cortex 23:1606-17. 2013
  2. pmc Prefrontal/accumbal catecholamine system determines motivational salience attribution to both reward- and aversion-related stimuli
    Rossella Ventura
    Santa Lucia Foundation, European Centre for Brain Research CERC, Via del Fosso di Fiorano 65, 00143 Rome, Italy
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:5181-6. 2007
  3. pmc Prefrontal norepinephrine determines attribution of "high" motivational salience
    Rossella Ventura
    Santa Lucia Foundation, European Centre for Brain Research CERC, Rome, Italy
    PLoS ONE 3:e3044. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint In vivo evidence that genetic background controls impulse-dependent dopamine release induced by amphetamine in the nucleus accumbens
    Rossella Ventura
    Dipartimento di Psicologia, University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    J Neurochem 89:494-502. 2004
  5. doi request reprint 5-Hydroxytryptophan rescues serotonin response to stress in prefrontal cortex of hyperphenylalaninaemic mice
    Tiziana Pascucci
    Dipartimento di Psicologia and Centro Daniel Bovet, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy
    Int J Neuropsychopharmacol 12:1067-79. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Environment makes amphetamine-induced dopamine release in the nucleus accumbens totally impulse-dependent
    Rossella Ventura
    Dipartimento di Psicologia, Universita La Sapienza, and Fondazione Santa Lucia IRCCS, Rome, Italy
    Synapse 58:211-4. 2005
  7. pmc 5-Hydroxytryptophan during critical postnatal period improves cognitive performances and promotes dendritic spine maturation in genetic mouse model of phenylketonuria
    Diego Andolina
    Dipartimento di Psicologia and Centro Daniel Bovet, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy
    Int J Neuropsychopharmacol 14:479-89. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Olfactory priming reinstates extinguished chocolate-induced conditioned place preference
    Immacolata La Mela
    Santa Lucia Foundation, European Centre for Brain Research CERC, Rome, Italy
    Appetite 54:237-40. 2010
  9. pmc Unstable maternal environment, separation anxiety, and heightened CO2 sensitivity induced by gene-by-environment interplay
    Francesca R D'Amato
    CNR, Cell Biology and Neurobiology Institute, Roma, Italy
    PLoS ONE 6:e18637. 2011
  10. pmc Food seeking in spite of harmful consequences is under prefrontal cortical noradrenergic control
    Emanuele Claudio Latagliata
    Santa Lucia Foundation, European Centre for Brain Research CERC, Via del Fosso di Fiorano 64, Rome 00143 Italy
    BMC Neurosci 11:15. 2010

Detail Information

Publications21

  1. doi request reprint Postnatal aversive experience impairs sensitivity to natural rewards and increases susceptibility to negative events in adult life
    Rossella Ventura
    Santa Lucia Foundation, European Centre for Brain Research CERC, Roma, Italy
    Cereb Cortex 23:1606-17. 2013
    ....
  2. pmc Prefrontal/accumbal catecholamine system determines motivational salience attribution to both reward- and aversion-related stimuli
    Rossella Ventura
    Santa Lucia Foundation, European Centre for Brain Research CERC, Via del Fosso di Fiorano 65, 00143 Rome, Italy
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:5181-6. 2007
    ....
  3. pmc Prefrontal norepinephrine determines attribution of "high" motivational salience
    Rossella Ventura
    Santa Lucia Foundation, European Centre for Brain Research CERC, Rome, Italy
    PLoS ONE 3:e3044. 2008
    ..This affirms that prefrontal noradrenergic transmission determines motivational salience attribution selectively when intense motivational salience is processed, as in conditions that characterize psychopathological outcomes...
  4. ncbi request reprint In vivo evidence that genetic background controls impulse-dependent dopamine release induced by amphetamine in the nucleus accumbens
    Rossella Ventura
    Dipartimento di Psicologia, University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    J Neurochem 89:494-502. 2004
    ..Moreover, they point to a genetic control of impulse-dependent DA release in the accumbens, providing an exploitable tool to investigate aetiological factors involved in psychopathology and drug addiction...
  5. doi request reprint 5-Hydroxytryptophan rescues serotonin response to stress in prefrontal cortex of hyperphenylalaninaemic mice
    Tiziana Pascucci
    Dipartimento di Psicologia and Centro Daniel Bovet, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy
    Int J Neuropsychopharmacol 12:1067-79. 2009
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Environment makes amphetamine-induced dopamine release in the nucleus accumbens totally impulse-dependent
    Rossella Ventura
    Dipartimento di Psicologia, Universita La Sapienza, and Fondazione Santa Lucia IRCCS, Rome, Italy
    Synapse 58:211-4. 2005
    ..These results indicate for the first time that the crucial effect of environment-induced sensitization is a dramatic increase of the impulse dependent component...
  7. pmc 5-Hydroxytryptophan during critical postnatal period improves cognitive performances and promotes dendritic spine maturation in genetic mouse model of phenylketonuria
    Diego Andolina
    Dipartimento di Psicologia and Centro Daniel Bovet, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy
    Int J Neuropsychopharmacol 14:479-89. 2011
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Olfactory priming reinstates extinguished chocolate-induced conditioned place preference
    Immacolata La Mela
    Santa Lucia Foundation, European Centre for Brain Research CERC, Rome, Italy
    Appetite 54:237-40. 2010
    ..In light of the major role of olfactory inputs in appetite and of cues in relapse, the present results indicate that smell is an important factor to consider in the treatment of eating disorders...
  9. pmc Unstable maternal environment, separation anxiety, and heightened CO2 sensitivity induced by gene-by-environment interplay
    Francesca R D'Amato
    CNR, Cell Biology and Neurobiology Institute, Roma, Italy
    PLoS ONE 6:e18637. 2011
    ..We hypothesized that early interference with infant-mother interaction could moderate the interspecific trait of response to CO(2) through genetic control of sensitivity to the environment...
  10. pmc Food seeking in spite of harmful consequences is under prefrontal cortical noradrenergic control
    Emanuele Claudio Latagliata
    Santa Lucia Foundation, European Centre for Brain Research CERC, Via del Fosso di Fiorano 64, Rome 00143 Italy
    BMC Neurosci 11:15. 2010
    ..Moreover, we assessed the effects of selective norepinephrine inactivation in medial prefrontal cortex on conditioned suppression test in stressed and caloric restricted mice...
  11. ncbi request reprint Dopamine in the medial prefrontal cortex controls genotype-dependent effects of amphetamine on mesoaccumbens dopamine release and locomotion
    Rossella Ventura
    Dipartimento di Psicologia, Universita La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Neuropsychopharmacology 29:72-80. 2004
    ..The present results indicate that genotype-dependent susceptibility to addictive properties of D-amphetamine involves unbalanced DA transmission in the mesocorticolimbic system...
  12. ncbi request reprint Reduced availability of brain amines during critical phases of postnatal development in a genetic mouse model of cognitive delay
    Tiziana Pascucci
    Dipartimento di Psicologia and Centro Daniel Bovet, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy
    Brain Res 1217:232-8. 2008
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  13. doi request reprint Prefrontal/accumbal catecholamine system processes emotionally driven attribution of motivational salience
    Stefano Puglisi-Allegra
    Dipartimentodi Psicologia and Centro, Sapienza Universityof Rome, Rome, Italy
    Rev Neurosci 23:509-26. 2012
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  14. pmc Behavioral and neurochemical characterization of new mouse model of hyperphenylalaninemia
    Tiziana Pascucci
    Dipartimento di Psicologia and Centro Daniel Bovet, Sapienza Universita di Roma, Roma, Italy Fondazione Santa Lucia, IRCCS, Roma, Italy
    PLoS ONE 8:e84697. 2013
    ..In addition, our data identify preFrontal cortex and amygdala as the most affected brain areas and confirm the highest susceptibility of brain serotonin metabolism to mildly elevated blood PHE. ..
  15. ncbi request reprint The medial prefrontal cortex determines the accumbens dopamine response to stress through the opposing influences of norepinephrine and dopamine
    Tiziana Pascucci
    Dipartimento di Psicologia, Universita La Sapienza, Rome I 00185, Italy
    Cereb Cortex 17:2796-804. 2007
    ....
  16. ncbi request reprint Ethanol consumption and reward depend on norepinephrine in the prefrontal cortex
    Rossella Ventura
    Department of Biomedical Sciences and Technologies, University of L Aquila, L Aquila, Italy
    Neuroreport 17:1813-7. 2006
    ..These results indicate that prefrontal norepinephrine transmission is a critical factor in the rewarding/reinforcing effects of ethanol...
  17. ncbi request reprint Dopamine beta-hydroxylase knockout mice have alterations in dopamine signaling and are hypersensitive to cocaine
    Jesse R Schank
    Department of Human Genetics, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Neuropsychopharmacology 31:2221-30. 2006
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  18. ncbi request reprint Prefrontal cortical norepinephrine release is critical for morphine-induced reward, reinstatement and dopamine release in the nucleus accumbens
    Rossella Ventura
    Dipartimento di Psicologia, Universita La Sapienza, via dei Marsi n 78, 00185 Rome, Italy
    Cereb Cortex 15:1877-86. 2005
    ..The present results indicate that an intact prefrontal cortical NE transmission is necessary for morphine-induced rewarding effects, reinstatement, and mesoaccumbens dopamine release...
  19. ncbi request reprint Norepinephrine in the prefrontal cortex is critical for amphetamine-induced reward and mesoaccumbens dopamine release
    Rossella Ventura
    Dipartimento di Psicologia, Universita La Sapienza, 00185 Rome, Italy
    J Neurosci 23:1879-85. 2003
    ..These results indicate that noradrenergic prefrontal transmission, by allowing increased dopamine release in the nucleus accumbens induced by amphetamine, is a critical factor for the rewarding-reinforcing effects of this drug...
  20. ncbi request reprint Genotype- and experience-dependent susceptibility to depressive-like responses in the forced-swimming test
    Antonio Alcaro
    Department of Psychology, University La Sapienza, Via dei Marsi 78, 00185 Rome, Italy
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 164:138-43. 2002
    ..Animals showing high levels of passive responses to the FST are assumed to model pathologically depressed individuals...
  21. ncbi request reprint Predictable stress promotes place preference and low mesoaccumbens dopamine response
    Cristina Orsini
    Dipartimento di Psicologia, University La Sapienza, Via dei Marsi 78, Rome I 00185, Italy
    Physiol Behav 75:135-41. 2002
    ..These results show that information about predictability of aversive stimuli reduces central stress responses and suggest a possible relationship between reduced stressfulness and preference for predictable aversive experiences...