Andrea Montecucco

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The neurotransmitter dopamine (DA) at a 10 microM concentration elicited a stimulation of intracellular cyclic AMP (cAMP) accumulation in cultured astrocytes derived from embryonic rat striatum. This accumulation was partially blocked by the beta-adrenergic receptors antagonist propranolol, mimicked by the D(1) agonist SKF 38393 and by the mixed D(1)/D(2)(More)
Metabotropic glutamate receptors have been shown to potentiate the cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) formation induced by activation of several receptors linked to adenylyl cyclase via Gs-protein. Here we show that, in primary cultures of striatal neurons, group I metabotropic receptors potentiate the cAMP formation induced by activation of D1-like(More)
A surfactant-free solution methodology, simply using water as a solvent, has been developed for the straightforward synthesis of single-phase orthorhombic SnSe nanoplates in gram quantities. Individual nanoplates are composed of {100} surfaces with {011} edge facets. Hot-pressed nanostructured compacts (Eg ≈0.85 eV) exhibit excellent electrical conductivity(More)
The crossed compound parabolic concentrator (CCPC) is one of the most efficient non-imaging solar con-centrators used as a stationary solar concentrator or as a second stage solar concentrator. In this study, the CCPC is modified to demonstrate for the first time a new generation of solar concentrators working simultaneously as an electricity generator and(More)
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