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Salvatore Cuzzocrea

Full Professor of Pharmacology
Department of Biological and Environmental Science,
viale Stagno D’Alcontres, 31,
98166 Messina
Tel.: +39 0906765208
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Research interests

  • Physiopatology of  ischemia and reperfusion (myocardium, intestine, brain)
  • Physiopathology of Spinal Cord Injury
  • Physiophatology of Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Physiopathology of acute and chronic infiammatory processes in: rheumatoid arthritis,  pulmonary fibrosis, pleurisy, colitis

Selected Recent Publications

  • ADMINISTRATION OF PALMITOYLETHANOLAMIDE (PEA) PROTECTS THE NEUROVASCULAR UNIT AND REDUCES SECONDARY INJURY AFTER TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY IN MICE. Ahmad A, Crupi R, Impellizzeri D, Campolo M, Marino A, Esposito E, Cuzzocrea S. Brain Behav Immun. 2012 Nov;26(8):1310-21. Epub 2012 Aug 3. I.F.4.72
  • NEUROPROTECTIVE ACTIVITIES OF PALMITOYLETHANOLAMIDE IN AN ANIMAL MODEL OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE. Esposito E, Impellizzeri D, Mazzon E, Paterniti I, Cuzzocrea S. PLoS One. 2012;7(8):e41880. Epub 2012 Aug 17. I.F.4.35
  • PROTECTIVE EFFECTS OF THYMOSIN Β4 IN A MOUSE MODEL OF LUNG FIBROSIS. Conte E, Genovese T, Gili E, Esposito E, Iemmolo M, Fruciano M, Fagone E, Pistorio MP, Crimi N, Cuzzocrea S, Vancheri C. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2012 Oct;1269:69-73. I.F.2.84
  • REDUCTION OF ISCHEMIC BRAIN INJURY BY ADMINISTRATION OF PALMITOYLETHANOLAMIDE AFTER TRANSIENT MIDDLE CEREBRAL ARTERY OCCLUSION IN RATS. Ahmad A, Genovese T, Impellizzeri D, Crupi R, Velardi E, Marino A, Esposito E, Cuzzocrea S. Brain Res. 2012 Oct 5;1477:45-58.brain res. 2012.08.006. Epub 2012 Aug 13. I.F. 2.72
  • MTOR INHIBITION MODULATES EPILEPTOGENESIS, SEIZURES AND DEPRESSIVE BEHAVIOR IN A GENETIC RAT MODEL OF ABSENCE EPILEPSY. Russo E, Citraro R, Donato G, Camastra C, Iuliano R, Cuzzocrea S, Constanti A, De Sarro G. Neuropharmacology. 2012 Oct 22. doi:pii: S0028-3908(12)00492-3. 10.1016/j.neuropharm.2012.09.019. [Epub ahead of print]. I.F. 4.81
  • EFFECTS OF A POLYPHENOL PRESENT IN OLIVE OIL, OLEUROPEIN AGLYCONE, IN A MURINE MODEL OF INTESTINAL ISCHEMIA/REPERFUSION INJURY. Campolo M, Di Paola R, Impellizzeri D, Crupi R, Morittu VM, Procopio A, Perri E, Britti D, Peli A, Esposito E, Cuzzocrea S. J Leukoc Biol. 2012 Dec 11. [Epub ahead of print]. I.F. 4.99
  • THE RENAL INJURY AND INFLAMMATION CAUSED BY ISCHEMIA-REPERFUSION ARE REDUCED BY GENETIC INHIBITION OF TNF-ΑR1: A COMPARISON WITH INFLIXIMAB TREATMENT. Di Paola R, Genovese T, Impellizzeri D, Ahmad A, Cuzzocrea S, Esposito E. Eur J Pharmacol. 2013 Jan 3. doi:pii: S0014-2999(12)01044-8. 10.1016/j.ejphar.2012.11.066. [Epub ahead of print]. I.F. 2.516
  • EXOGENOUS T3 ADMINISTRATION PROVIDES NEUROPROTECTION IN A MURINE MODEL OF TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY. Crupi R, Paterniti I, Campolo M, Di Paola R, Cuzzocrea S, Esposito E. Pharmacol Res. 2013 Jan 8. doi:pii: S1043-6618(13)00002-9. 10.1016/j.phrs.2012.12.009. [Epub ahead of print]. I.F.4.43



POLICY STATEMENT: Biomedicine and Molecular Biosciences Action BM1005 is funded by COST, through its implementing agent the European Science Foundation.