Research Centers

Marco Atzori, PhD

Academic Title
Professor of Biology
Biology Program, Department of Sciences
Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, SLP, México

Contact Information
Office Phone: 52 444 826 2491 ext. 2918
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Research Projects:
Effects of stressors on synaptic transmission, Modulation of GABAergic synapses; Neuro-immune interactions; Central actions of Interleukins.

Current Grants:
2013          “Use of tricyclics in the treatment of cognitive symptoms of schizophrenic psychoses”. Director. Supported by: FAI, Grant C13-FAI-03-03.03

2013-2014 “Development of an animal model for the determination of the efficacy of GSK blockers in the treatment of bipolar disease”. Director. Supported by: PROMEP, Grant PROMPEP/103.5/13/6575

Publications (most representatives from the last 3 years):
A. Banerjee, F. García-Oscos, S. Roychowdhury, L.C. Galindo, S. Hall, M. Kilgard, M. Atzori. Impairment of cortical GABAergic synaptic transmission in an environmental rat model of autism. Int. J. Neuropsychopharmacology, 2013 Jul;16(6):1309-18

S. Roychowdhury, Z. Peña-Contreras, J. Tam, A. Yadlapalli, L. Dinh, J.A. Nichols, D. Basu, M. Atzori. α2- and β-adrenoceptors involvement in nortriptyline modulation of auditory sustained attention and impulsivity. Psychopharmacol., 2013 Jul;16(6):1309-18

M Atzori, F. Garcia-Oscos, J.A. Mendez. Role of Interleukin 6 in the etiology of hyper-excitable neuropsychiatric conditions: experimental evidence and therapeutical implications. Future Medicinal Science, 2012 Nov;4(17):2177-92

D.C. Brown II, M.S. Co, R.C. Wolff, M. Atzori: α Adenergic receptors in auditory cue detection: α2 receptor blockade suppresses false alarm responding in the rat. Neuropharmacol., 2012 62: 2178-83

F. Garcia-Oscos, H. Salgado, S. Hall, F. Thomas, G.E. Farmer, J. Bermeo, L. C. Galindo, R.D. Ramirez, S. D’Mello, S. Rose-John, M. Atzori. The stress-induced cytokine interleukin-6 decreases the inhibition/excitation ratio in the rat temporal cortex via trans-signaling. Biol. Psych. 2012, 71: 574-82

H.Salgado, L. Dinh, F. Garcia-Oscos, M. Atzori. Synaptic locus of action of norepinephrine in auditory cortex GABA synapses. Synapse, 2012, 66:20-8

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