Francesca Rizzo

Francesca Rizzo

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Project Title:Investigation of the molecular effects of glutamatergic drugs in vitro and in vivo (in a TS rat model and control animals)


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Publications

  1. Patrick T. Udvardi, Ester Nespoli, Francesca Rizzo, Bastian Hengerer, Andrea G. Ludolph, Chapter Four - Nondopaminergic Neurotransmission in the Pathophysiology of Tourette Syndrome, In: Davide Martino and Andrea E. Cavanna, Editor(s),International Review of Neurobiology, Academic Press, 2013, Volume 112, Pages 95-130, ISSN 0074-7742, ISBN 9780124115460
  2. Forde, Natalie J., Ahmad S. Kanaan, Joanna Widomska, Shanmukha S. Padmanabhuni, Ester Nespoli, John Alexander, Rodriguez Arranz, et al. 2016. “TS-EUROTRAIN: A European-Wide Investigation and Training Network on the Etiology and Pathophysiology of Gilles de La Tourette Syndrome.” Frontiers in Neuroscience 10. doi:10.3389/fnins.2016.00384.
  3. Udvardi PT, Nespoli E, Rizzo F, Hengerer B, Ludolph AG. Nondopaminergic neurotransmission in the pathophysiology of Tourette syndrome.Int Rev Neurobiol. 2013;112:95-130.
  4. Ester Nespoli*, Francesca Rizzo*,Tobias Maria Boeckers, Bastian Hengerer, Andrea Gerda Ludolph Addressing the complexity of Tourette’s syndrome through the use of animal models. Front. Neurosci. - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, DOI: 10.3389/fnins.2016.00133
  5. Rizzo F., Abaei A., Nespoli. E., Fegert J. M., Hengerer B. , Rasche V., Boeckers T.M. Aripiprazole and Riluzole treatment alters behavior and neurometabolites in a juvenile animal model for ADHD: A longitudinal 1H-NMR spectroscopy study at 11.7 T
  6. Alireza Abaei, Francesca Rizzo, Dinesh K Deelchand, Tobias M. Böckers and Volker Rasche. A juvenile Tourette animal model of Tourette´s syndrome shows tic-like movements that can be reduced by riluzole treatment. Ester Nespoli, Francesca Rizzo, Bastian Hengerer

Conference Presentations

  1. Rizzo F , Nespoli E, Subgang A, Abei A, Hengerer B, Bar-gad I, Rasche V , Ludolph AG, Boeckers T. Behavioural and 1 h MR spectroscopic preclinical investigation of psychopharmacologic approaches for Tourette´s Syndrome. European Society for the study of Tourette Syndrome (ESSTS) 2016 Annual Meeting, June 8-11 2016, Warsaw, Poland. (selected as invited talk)
  2. Rizzo F. , Nespoli E. Subgang A, Abei A, Hengerer B, Bar-gad I, Rasche V , Ludolph AG, Boeckers T. Investigation of the in vivo effect of classical and new psychotherapeutic approaches on the behavioural and neurochemical profile of rat model for Tourette´s syndrome and control animals- an MR spectroscopy study. Spring meeting international graduate school in molecular medicine. April 7-8 2016. Ulm, Germany.
  3. Rizzo F. , Nespoli E. Subgang A, Abei A, Hengerer B, Bar-gad I, Rasche V , Ludolph AG, Boeckers T. Neurochemical effect of aripiprazole and riluzole in a juvenile rat model for Tourette Syndrome and comorbid ADHD, Eunethydis meeting 2015, 7-10 October 2015 Stockholm
  4. Rizzo F., Nespoli E., Subgang A., Abaei A., Rasche V., Hengerer B., Boeckers T. , Bar-Gad I., Ludolph A.G. Investigation of the effect of aripiprazole and riluzole on the behavioral and neurochemical profile of Tourette Syndrome juvenile rat model and control animals - an MR spectroscopy study. 1st TSA (Tourette Syndrome Association) world meeting, June 24-26, 2015 London, UK
  5. Rizzo F., Nespoli E., Hengerer B., Boeckers T. , Ludolph A.G. Magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) in Tourette Syndrome patients 1st TSA (Tourette Syndrome Association) world meeting, June 24-26, 2015 London, UK
  6. Rizzo F., Nespoli E., Abaei A., Bar-Gad I.Rasche V., Hengerer B., Boeckers T. , Ludolph A.G. Investigation of the in vivo effect of classical and new psychotherapeutic approaches on the behavioural and neurochemical profile of a rat model of Tourette syndrome and control animals ­ an MRS study Society for Neuroscience, Annual meeting, 17-21 October 2015, Chicago, USA
  7. Rizzo F, Nespoli E, Udvardi P, Hengerer B, Ferger B, Rasche V, Abei A, Ludolph A G. Investigation of the molecular effects of Aripiprazole and Riluzole in a TS rat model – An MR Spectroscopy Study. ESSTS annual meeting, April 25-26 2014, Paris, France.

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