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  • Miriam Melis, Marco Pistis, Simona Perra, Anna Muntoni, G. Pillolla, Gian Luigi Gessa
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Journal of neuroscience : the official…
  • 2004 (First Published: 7 January 2004)
  • The endogenous cannabinoid system has been shown to play a crucial role in controlling neuronal excitability and synaptic transmission. In this study we investigated the effects of a cannabinoidContinue Reading
  • Miriam Melis, Simona Perra, +6 authors Marco Pistis
  • Medicine, Biology
  • The Journal of neuroscience : the official…
  • 2004 (First Published: 24 November 2004)
  • Endocannabinoids form a novel class of retrograde messengers that modulate short- and long-term synaptic plasticity. Depolarization-induced suppression of excitation (DSE) and inhibition (DSI) areContinue Reading
  • Miriam Melis, G. Pillolla, +4 authors Marco Pistis
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Journal of neuroscience : the official…
  • 2008 (First Published: 17 December 2008)
  • Nicotine stimulates the activity of mesolimbic dopamine neurons, which is believed to mediate the rewarding and addictive properties of tobacco use. Accumulating evidence suggests that theContinue Reading
  • Salvatore Lecca, Miriam Melis, Antonio Luchicchi, Anna Muntoni, Marco Pistis
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Neuropsychopharmacology
  • 2012 (First Published: 1 April 2012)
  • The rostromedial tegmental nucleus (RMTg), a structure located just posterior to the ventral tegmental area (VTA), is an important site involved in aversion processes. The RMTg containsContinue Reading
  • Anna Muntoni, G. Pillolla, Miriam Melis, Simona Perra, Gian Luigi Gessa, Marco Pistis
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The European journal of neuroscience
  • 2006 (First Published: 1 May 2006)
  • The noradrenergic pathway arising from the locus coeruleus (LC) is involved in the regulation of attention, arousal, cognitive processes and sleep. These physiological activities are affected byContinue Reading