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Balietti M, Giuli C, Papa R, Fabbietti P, Conti F (2018) Peripheral blood brain-derived neurotrophic factor as biomarker of Alzheimer’s disease: are there methodological biases? Molecular Neurobiology, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12035-017-0866-y

Mariotti L, Losi G, Lia A, Melone M, Chiavegato A, Gomez-Gonzalo M, Sessolo M, Bovetti S, Forli A, Zonta M, Requie Marcon I, Pugliese A, Viollet C, Bettler B, Fellin T, Conti F, Carmignoto G (2018) Interneuron-specific signalling evokes distinctive somatostatin-mediated responses in adult cortical astrocytes. Nature Communications, 9:82. doi: 10.1038/s41467-017-02642-6

Balietti M, Giuli C, Fattoretti P, Fabbietti P, Papa R, Postacchini D, Conti F (2017) The effect of comprehensive intervention on plasmatic BDNF in Alzheimer’s disease patients. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 57: 37-43. doi: 10.3233/JAD-161168

Bonifacino T, Cattaneo L, Gallia E, Puliti A, Melone M, Provenzano F, Bossi S, Musante I, Usai C, Conti F, Bonanno G, Milanese M (2017) In vivo effects of knocking-down metabotropic glutamate receptor 5 in the SOD1G93A mouse model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Neuropharmacology, 123:433-445, doi: 10.1016/j.neuropharm.2017.06.020

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

Fattorini G, Ciriachi C, Conti F (2017) Few, Activity-Dependent, and Ubiquitous VGLUT1/VGAT Terminals in Rat and Mouse Brain. Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience 11:229. doi: 10.3389/fncel.2017.00229.

Fattorini G, Melone M, Sánchez-Gómez MV, Arellano RO, Bassi S, Matute C, Conti F (2017). GAT-1 mediated GABA uptake in rat oligodendrocytes. Glia 65:514-522. doi: 10.1002/glia.23108

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.

Balietti M, Giuli C, Fattoretti P, Fabbietti P, Postacchini D and Conti F (2015). Cognitive stimulation modulates platelet total phospholipases A2 activity in subjects with Mild Cognitive Impairment. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease 50:957-62. doi: 10.3233/JAD-150714.

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.

Casoli T, Spazzafumo L, Di Stefano G and Conti F (2015). Role of diffuse low-level heteroplasmy of mitochondrial DNA in Alzheimer’s disease neurodegeneration. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience 7:142. doi: 10.3389/fnagi.2015.00142.

Fattorini G, Antonucci F, Menna E, Matteoli M, Conti F (2015) Co‐expression of VGLUT1 and VGAT sustains glutamate and GABA co‐release and is regulated by activity in cortical neurons. Journal of Cell Science 128:1669-1673 doi:10.1242/jcs.164210.

Melone M, Ciappelloni S, Conti F (2014) Plasma membrane transporters GAT-1 and GAT-3 contribute to heterogeneity of GABAergic synapses in neocortex. Frontiers in Neuroanatomy doi: 10.3389/fnana.2014.00071.

Casoli, T, Di Stefano G, Spazzafumo L, Balietti M, Giorgetti B, Giuli C, Postacchini D, Fattoretti P, Conti F (2014) Contribution of non-reference alleles in mtDNA of Alzheimer’s disease patients. Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology doi:10.1002/acn3.42.

Melone M, Ciappelloni S, Conti F (2013) A quantitative analysis of cellular and synaptic localization of GAT-1 and GAT-3 in rat neocortex. Brain Structure and Function doi:10.1007/s00429-013-0690-8.

Milanese M, Giribaldi F, Melone M, Bonifacino T, Vergani L, Musante I, Rossi PIA, Voci A, Conti F, Puliti A, Bonanno G (2013) Knocking-down metabotropic glutamate 1 receptors improves survival and disease progression in the SOD1G93A mouse model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Neurobiology of Disease doi: 10.1016/j.nbd.2013.11.006.

Cristóvão-Ferreira S, Navarro G, Brugarolas M, Pérez-Capote K, Vaz SH, Fattorini G, Conti F, Lluis C, Ribeiro JA, McCormick PJ, Casadó V, Franco R, Sebastião AM (2013) A1R-A2AR heteromers coupled to Gs and Gi/0 proteins modulate GABA transport into astrocytes. Purinergic Signalling 9:433-449. doi:10.1007/s11302-013-9364-5.

Caiati MD, Safiulina VF, Fattorini G, Sivakumaran S, Legname G, Cherubini E (2013) PrPC controls via protein kinase A the direction of synaptic plasticity in the immature hippocampus. Journal of Neuroscience 33:2973–2983.

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.

Bellesi M, Vyazovskiy VV, Tononi G, Cirelli C, Conti F (2012) Reduction of EEG Theta Power and Changes in Motor Activity in Rats Treated with Ceftriaxone. PLoS ONE 7(3): e34139. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0034139.

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

Melone M, Bellesi M, Ducati A, Iacoangeli M, Conti F (2011) Cellular and synaptic localization of EAAT2a in human cerebral cortex. Frontiers in Neuroanatomy doi: 10.3389/fnana.2010.00151

de Vivo L, Melone M, Bucci G, Rothstein JD, Conti F (2010) Quantitative analysis of EAAT4 promoter activity in neurons and astrocytes of mouse somatic sensory cortex. Neuroscience Letters doi:10.1016/j.neulet.2010.03.003

Bellesi M and Conti F (2010) The mGluR2/3 agonist LY379268 blocks the effects of GLT-1 up-regulation on prepulse inhibition of the startle reflex in adult rats. Neuropsychopharmacology 35:1253-1260

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

de Vivo L, Melone M, Rothstein JD, Conti F (2010) GLT-1 promoter activity in astrocytes and neurons of mouse hippocampus and somatic sensory cortex. Frontiers in Neuroanatomy 3:31. doi:10.3389/neuro.05.031.2009

Omrani A, Melone M, Bellesi M, Safiulina V, Aida T, Tanaka K, Cherubini E, Conti F (2009) Up-regulation of GLT-1 severely impairs LTD at mossy fibre-CA3 synapses. Journal of Physiology 587: 4575-4588

Fattorini G, Verderio C, Melone M, Giovedì S, Benfenati F, Matteoli M , Conti  F (2009) VGLUT1 and VGAT are sorted to the same populations of synaptic vesicles in subsets of cortical axon terminals. Journal of Neurochemistry 110: 1538-46

Bellesi M, Melone M, Gubbini A, Battistacci S, Conti F (2009) GLT-1 up-regulation impairs prepulse inhibition of the startle reflex in adult rats. Glia 57: 703-713

Melone M, Bellesi M, Gubbini A, Conti F (2009) GLT-1 up-regulation enhances the effect of PCP on prepulse inhibition of the startle reflex in adult rats. Schizophrenia Research 109: 196-197

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

Melone M, Bellesi M, Conti F (2009) Synaptic localization of GLT-1a in the rat somatic sensory cortex. Glia 57: 108-117

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

Conti F and Corbellini G (2008) Italian neuroscientists are ready to start the debate. Nature 451: 627

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, Varoqui H, Erickson JD, Conti F (2006) Localization of the amino acid transporter SNAT2 in the cerebral cortex. Neuroscience, 140: 281-292

Conti F, Melone M (2006) The glutamine commute: lost in the tube? Neurochemistry International 48: 459-464

Safiulina V, Fattorini G, Conti F, Cherubini E (2006) GABAergic signaling at mossy fiber synapses in neonatal rat hippocampus. Journal of Neuroscience 26: 597-608

Conti F, Candiracci C, Fattorini G (2005) Heterogeneity of axon terminals expressing VGLUT1 in the cerebral neocortex. Archives italiennes de Biologie 143: 127-132

Melone M, Burette A, Weinberg RJ (2005) Light microscopic identification and immunocytochemical characterization of glutamatergic synapses in brain sections. Journal of Comparative Neurology 492: 495-509.

Melone M, Barbaresi P, Fattorini G, Conti F (2005) Neuronal localization of the GABA transporter GAT-3 in human cerebral cortex: A procedural artifact? Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy 30: 45-54

Vallejo-Illarramendi A, Torres-Ramos M, Melone M, Conti F, Matute C (2005) Clozapine reduces GLT-1 expression and glutamate uptake in astrocyte cultures. Glia 50: 276-279

Valenti M, Pontieri FE, Conti F, Altobelli E, Manzoni T, Frati L (2005) Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Sports: a Case-Control Study. European Journal of Neurology 12: 223-225

Matute C, Melone M, Vallejo-Illarramendi A, Conti F (2005) Increased expression of the astrocytic glutamate transporter GLT-1 in the prefrontal cortex of schizophrenics. Glia 49: 451-455

Conti F, Minelli A, Melone M (2004) GABA transporters in the mammalian cerebral cortex: localization, development and pathological implications. Brain Research/Brain Research Review 45: 196-212

Melone M, Quagliano F, Barbaresi P, Varoqui H, Erickson JD, Conti F (2004) Localization of the glutamine transporter SNAT1 in rat cerebral cortex and neighboring structures, with a note on its localization in human cortex. Cerebral Cortex 14: 562-574

Alonso-Nanclares L, Minelli A, Melone M, Edwards RH, DeFelipe J, Conti F (2004) Perisomatic glutamatergic axon terminals: a novel feature of cortical synaptology revealed by vesicular glutamate transporter 1 immunostaining. Neuroscience 123: 547-556

Conti F, Irrera Conti S (2003) On Science and Literature: A lesson from the Bernard-Zola case. BioScience 53: 865–869

Melone M, Cozzi A, Pellegrini-Giampietro DE, Conti F (2003) Transient focal ischemia triggers neuronal expression of GAT-3 in the rat perilesional cortex. Neurobiology of Disease 14: 120-132

Minelli A, Barbaresi P, Conti F (2003) Postnatal development of high-affinity plasma membrane GABA transporters GAT-2 and GAT-3 in the rat cerebral cortex, Brain Research/Developmental Brain Research 142: 7-18

Minelli A, Alonso-Nanclares L, Edwards RH, DeFelipe J, Conti F (2003) Postnatal development of the vesicular GABA transporter in rat cerebral cortex. Neuroscience 117: 337-346

Minelli A, Edwards RH, Manzoni T, Conti F (2003) Postnatal development of the glutamate vesicular transporter VGLUT1 in the rat cerebral cortex. Brain Research/Developmental Brain Research 16: 309-314

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

Conti F (2002) Claude Bernard (1818-1878). IBRO History of World Neuroscience, http://www.ibro.org/secondary/sciissues/history_11.htm

Conti F (2002) Claude Bernard’s Des Fonctions du Cerveau: An ante litteram manifesto of the neurosciences? Nature Reviews Neuroscience 3: 979-985

Minelli A, Barbaresi P, Reimer RJ, Edwards RH, Conti F (2001) The glial glutamate transporter GLT-1 is localized both in the vicinity of and at distance from axon terminals in the rat cerebral cortex, Neuroscience 108: 51-59

Conti F (2001) Claude Bernard: primer of the second biomedical revolution. Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology 2: 703-710

Melone M, Vitellaro Zuccarello L, A Vallejo-Illarramendi, A Perez-Samartin, C Matute, A Cozzi, DE Pellegrini-Giampietro, JD Rothstein, Conti F (2001) The expression of glutamate transporter GLT-1 in the cerebral cortex is down-regulated by the antipsychotic clozapine. Molecular Psychiatry 6: 380-386

Cherubini E, and Conti F (2001) Generating diversity at GABAergic synapses. Trends in Neurosciences 24: 155-162

Melone M, Brecha N, Sternini C, Evans C, and Conti F (2000) Etorphine increases the number of µ-opioid receptor-positive cells in the cerebral cortex. Neuroscience 100: 439-443

Conti F, and Weinberg RJ (1999) Shaping excitatory responses at central glutamatergic synapses. Trends in Neurosciences 22: 451-458

Conti F, Vitellaro-Zuccarello L, Barbaresi P, Minelli A, Brecha NC, and M. Melone (1999) Neuronal, glial, and epithelial localization of γ-aminobutyric acid transporter-2, a high-affinity γ-aminobutyric acid plasma membrane transporter, in the cerebral cortex and neighboring structures. Journal of Comparative Neurology 409: 482-494

Conti F, Barbaresi P, Melone M, and Ducati A (1999) Neuronal and glial localization of NR1 and NR2A/B subunits of the NMDA receptor in the human cerebral cortex. Cerebral Cortex 9: 110-120

Conti F, Melone M, De Biasi S, Ducati A, Minelli A, and Brecha NC (1998) Neuronal and glial localization of GAT-1, a high-affinity GABA plasma membrane transporter, in the human cerebral cortex. Journal of Comparative Neurology 396: 51-63

Conti F, De Biasi S, Minelli A, Rothstein JD, and Melone M (1998) EAAC1, a high-affinity glutamate transporter, is localized to neurons and astrocytes in the cerebral cortex. Cerebral Cortex 8: 108-116

Conti F, A Minelli, and S DeBiasi (1997) Neuronal and glial localization of NMDA receptors in the cerebral cortex. Molecular Neurobiology 14: 1-18 (Invited Review)

Conti F (1997) Localization of NMDA receptors in the cerebral cortex: a schematic overview. Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research 30: 555-560 (Invited Review)

DeBiasi S, Minelli A, Melone M, and F Conti (1996) Presynaptic NMDA receptors in the rat cerebral cortex are both auto- and heteroreceptors. NeuroReport 7: 2773-2776

Minelli A, DeBiasi S, Brecha NC, and Conti F (1996) GAT-3, a high affinity GABA plasma membrane transporter, is localized exclusively to astrocytic processes in the cerebral cortex. Journal of Neuroscience 16: 6255-6264

Hicks TP, and Conti F (1996) Amino acids as the sources of considerable excitation in cerebral cortex. Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology 74: 341-361 (Invited Review)

Conti F, De Biasi S, Minelli A, and Melone M (1996) Expression of NR1 and NR2A/B subunits of the NMDA receptor in cortical astrocytes. Glia 17: 254-258

Conti F, Minelli A, Pons TP (1996) Changes in glutamate-immunoreactivity in the somatic sensory cortex of adult monkeys induced by nerve cuts. Journal of Comparative Neurology 368: 503-515

Minelli A, Brecha NC, Karschin C, DeBiasi S, and Conti F (1995) GAT-1, a high-affinity GABA plasma membrane transporter, is localized to neurons and astroglia in the cerebral cortex. Journal of Neuroscience 15: 7734-7746

Conti F, Minelli A, and Brecha NC (1994) Cellular localization and laminar distribution of AMPA glutamate receptor subunits mRNAs and proteins in the rat cerebral cortex. Journal of Comparative Neurology 350: 241-259

Conti F and Manzoni T (1994) The neurotransmitters and postsynaptic actions of callosally projecting neurons. Behavioural Brain Research 64: 37-53 (Invited Review)

Conti F, Minelli A, Molnar M, Brecha NC (1994) Cellular localization and laminar distribution of NMDAR1 mRNA in the rat cerebral cortex. Journal of Comparative Neurology 343: 554-565

Conti F, and Minelli A (1994) Glutamate immunoreactivity in the rat cerebral cortex is reversibly abolished by 6-diazo-5-oxo-L-norleucine (DON), a phosphate activated glutaminase inhibitor. Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry 42: 717-726

Conti F, De Biasi S, Minelli A, Manzoni T, and Sternini C (1994) Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) in the cat neocortex: Evidence for a sparse but widespread network of immunoreactiver fibers. Cerebral Cortex 4: 97-105

Conti F, Fabri M, and Minelli A (1992) Co-localization of glutamate and substance P in cat neocortical pyramidal neurons. Brain Research 599: 140-143

Conti F, DeBiasi S, Fabri M, Abdullah L, Manzoni T, and Petrusz P (1992) Substance P-containing pyramidal neurons in the cat somatic sensory cortex. Journal of Comparative Neurology 322: 136-148

Fabri M, and Conti F (1990) Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP)-positive neurons and fibers in the cat dorsal column nuclei. Neuroscience 35: 167-174

Conti F, DeBiasi S, Giuffrida R, and Rustioni A (1990) Substance P-containing projections in the dorsal columns of rats and cats. Neuroscience 34: 607-622

Conti F, DeFelipe J, Farinas I, and Manzoni T (1989) Glutamate-positive neurons and axon terminals in cat sensory cortex. A correlative light and electron microscopic study. Journal of Comparative Neurology 290: 141-153

Manzoni T, Barbaresi P, Conti F, and Fabri M (1989) The callosal connections of the primary somatosensory cortex and neural bases of midline fusion. Experimental Brain Research 76: 251-266

Conti F, and Sternini C (1989) Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP)-positive neurons and fibers in the periaqueductal gray matter. Somatosensory and Motor Research 6: 497-511

Conti F, Fabri M, and Manzoni T (1988) Glutamate-positive, cortico-cortical neurons in the somatic sensory areas I and II of cats. Journal of Neuroscience 8: 2948-2960

Conti F, Fabri M, and Manzoni T (1988) Immunocytochemical evidence for glutamate-positive cortico-cortical neurons in monkeys. Brain Research 462: 148-153

DeFelipe J, Conti F, VanEyck SL, and Manzoni T (1988) Demonstration of glutamate-positive axon terminals forming asymmetric synapses in the cat neocortex. Brain Research 455: 162-165

Hepler JR, Toomim C, McCarthy KD, Conti F, Battaglia G, Rustioni A, and Petrusz P (1988) Characterization of antisera to glutamate and aspartate. Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry 36: 13-22

Conti F, Barbaresi P, Fabri M (1988) Cytochrome oxidase histochemistry reveals regional subdivisions in the rat periaqueductal gray matter. Neuroscience 36: 629-633

Conti F, Rustioni A, Petrusz P, and Towle AC (1987) Glutamate-positive neurons in the somatic sensory cortex of rats and monkeys. Journal of Neuroscience 7: 1887-1901

Barbaresi P, Fabri M, Conti F, Manzoni T (1987) D-I3HI-aspartate retrograde labelling of callosal and association neurons of somatosensory areas I and II. Journal of Comparative Neurology 263: 159-178

Manzoni T, Conti F, Fabri M (1986) Callosal projections from area SII to SI in monkeys. Anatomical organization and comparison with association projections. Journal of Comparative Neurology 252: 245-263

Conti F, Fabri M, Manzoni T (1986) Bilateral receptive fields and callosal connectivity of the body midline representation in the first somatosensory area of Primates. Somatosensory Research 3: 273-289

Barbaresi P, Conti F, Manzoni T (1984) Topography and receptive field organization of the body midline representation in the ventrobasal complex of the cat. Experimental Brain Research 54: 327-336

Manzoni T, Barbaresi P, Conti F (1984) Callosal mechanisms for interhemispheric transfer of hand somatosensory information in the monkey. Behavioural Brain Research 11: 155-170

Barbaresi P, Conti F, Manzoni T (1982) Axonal branching in the periaqueductal gray projections to the thalamus: a fluorescent retrograde double-labelling study. Brain Research 252: 137-141

Barbaresi P, Conti F, Manzoni T (1982) Periaqueductal gray projection to the ventrobasal complex in the cat: an HRP study. Neuroscience Letters 30: 205-209