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Graziano Pinna

Psychiatric Institute

Department of Psychiatry

College of Medicine

University of Illinois at Chicago


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  • Department of Psychiatry, Psychiatric Institute, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA. 2004 - 2012


  1. Up-regulation of neurosteroid biosynthesis as a pharmacological strategy to improve behavioural deficits in a putative mouse model of post-traumatic stress disorder. Pinna, G., Rasmusson, A.M. J. Neuroendocrinol. (2012) [Pubmed]
  2. In a mouse model relevant for post-traumatic stress disorder, selective brain steroidogenic stimulants (SBSS) improve behavioral deficits by normalizing allopregnanolone biosynthesis. Pinna, G. Behav. Pharmacol (2010) [Pubmed]
  3. SSRIs act as selective brain steroidogenic stimulants (SBSSs) at low doses that are inactive on 5-HT reuptake. Pinna, G., Costa, E., Guidotti, A. Curr. Opin. Pharmacol (2009) [Pubmed]
  4. Neurosteroid biosynthesis regulates sexually dimorphic fear and aggressive behavior in mice. Pinna, G., Agis-Balboa, R.C., Pibiri, F., Nelson, M., Guidotti, A., Costa, E. Neurochem. Res. (2008) [Pubmed]
  5. Fluoxetine and norfluoxetine stereospecifically and selectively increase brain neurosteroid content at doses that are inactive on 5-HT reuptake. Pinna, G., Costa, E., Guidotti, A. Psychopharmacology (Berl.) (2006) [Pubmed]
  6. Imidazenil and diazepam increase locomotor activity in mice exposed to protracted social isolation. Pinna, G., Agis-Balboa, R.C., Zhubi, A., Matsumoto, K., Grayson, D.R., Costa, E., Guidotti, A. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. (2006) [Pubmed]
  7. Changes in brain testosterone and allopregnanolone biosynthesis elicit aggressive behavior. Pinna, G., Costa, E., Guidotti, A. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. (2005) [Pubmed]
  8. Brain neurosteroids in gender-related aggression induced by social isolation. Pinna, G., Agis-Balboa, R.C., Doueiri, M.S., Guidotti, A., Costa, E. Crit. Rev. Neurobiol (2004) [Pubmed]
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