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Luca Bragina


Position:

2006-present: Assistant Professor, Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, Section of Physiology, Università Politecnica delle Marche, School of Medicine, Ancona, Italy.

2012-present: Researcher, Center for Neurobiology of Aging, INRCA IRCCS, Ancona, Italy.


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Education:
1993: High school Degree.
2000: Bioscience Degree at Università degli Studi di Urbino, Urbino, Italy.
2003: PhD Degree at Department of Neuroscience, Section of Physiology, Università Politecnica delle Marche, School of Medicine, Ancona, Italy.
Professional experience:
1998-2000: Undergraduate student; Institute of Physiology, School of Mathematical, Physic and Natural Sciences, Università degli Studi di Urbino, Urbino, Italy.
2004-2006: Post-doctoral fellow at Department of Neuroscience, Section of Physiology, Università politecnica delle Marche, School of Medicine, Ancona, Italy.

Publications:

Marcotulli D, Fattorini G, Bragina L, Perugini J, Conti F (2017) Levetiracetam Affects Differentially Presynaptic Proteins in Rat Cerebral Cortex. Front. Cell. Neurosci. 11:389. doi: 10.3389/fncel.2017.00389

Capuani C, Melone M, Tottene A, Bragina L, Crivellaro G, Santello M, Casari G, Conti F, Pietrobon D (2016) Defective glutamate and K+ clearence by cortical astrocytes in familial hemiplegic migraine type 2. EMBO Molecular Medicine 8:967-986. doi: 10.15252/emmm.201505944.
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Bragina L, Bonifacino T, Bassi S, Milanese M, Bonanno G and Conti F (2015). Differential expression of metabotropic glutamate and GABA receptors at neocortical glutamatergic and GABAergic axon terminals. Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience 9:345. doi: 10.3389/fncel.2015.00345.

Bragina L, Fattorini G, Giovedì S, Bosco F, Benfenati F, Conti F (2013). Heterogeneity of presynaptic proteins: do not forget isoforms. Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience 7:8. doi: 10.3389/fncel.2013.00008.

Bragina L, Fattorini G, Giovedí S, Melone M, Bosco F, Benfenati F, Conti F (2012) Analysis of synaptotagmin, SV2, and Rab3 expression in cortical glutamatergic and GABAergic axon terminals. Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience 5:32.doi:10.3389/fncel.2011.00032.

Conti F, Melone M, Fattorini G, Bragina L, Ciappelloni S (2011) A role for GAT-1 in presynaptic GABA homeostasis? Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience 5:2. doi: 10.3389/fncel.2011.00002

Bragina L, Giovedì S, Barbaresi P, Benfenati F, Conti F (2010) Heterogeneity of glutamatergic and GABAergic release machinery in cerebral cortex: analysis of synaptogyrin, VAMP, and syntaxin. Neuroscience 165: 934-943.

Fattorini G, Bragina L, Candiracci C, Melone M, Cozzi A, Pellegrini-Giampietro DE,  Conti F (2009) Acute phencyclidine administration reduces extracellular glutamate levels and the expression of synaptophysin and SNAP-25 in rat frontal cortex. Schizophrenia  Research 108:288-289.

Fattorini G, Melone M, Bragina L, Candiracci C, Cozzi A, Pellegrini-Giampietro DE, Torres-Ramos M, Pérez-Samartín A, Matute C, Conti F (2008) GLT-1 expression and Glu uptake in rat cerebral cortex are increased by phencyclidine. Glia 56: 1320-1327.

Bragina L, Marchionni I, Omrani A, Cozzi A, Pellegrini-Giampietro DE, Cherubini E, Conti F (2008) GAT-1 regulates both tonic and phasic GABAA receptor-mediated inhibition in the cerebral cortex. Journal of Neurochemistry 105: 1781-1793.

Bragina L, Melone M, Fattorini G, Conti F (2007) Clozapine up-regulates the expression of the vesicular GABA transporter (VGAT) in rat frontal cortex. Molecular Psychiatry 12: 612-613.

Bragina L, Candiracci C, Barbaresi P, Giovedì S, Benfenati F, Conti F (2007) Heterogeneity of glutamatergic and GABAergic release machinery in cerebral cortex. Neuroscience 146: 1829-1840.

Bragina L, Melone M, Fattorini G, Torres-Ramos M, Vallejo-Illarramendi A, Matute C, Conti F (2006) GLT-1 down-regulation induced by clozapine in rat frontal cortex is associated with synaptophysin up-regulation. Journal of Neurochemistry 99:134-141.

Melone M, Bragina L, Conti F (2003) Clozapine-induced reduction of glutamate transport in the frontal cortex is not mediated by GLAST and EAAC1. Molecular Psychiatry 8:12-13.