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Discipline name D-index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines. Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Neuroscience D-index 38 Citations 5,096 103 World Ranking 3545 National Ranking 164

Overview

What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Biochemistry
  • Dopamine
  • Internal medicine

His primary scientific interests are in Glutamate receptor, Pharmacology, Internal medicine, Endocrinology and Neuroscience. His Glutamate receptor research includes elements of Agonist, Microdialysis, Glutamic acid and GABAA receptor. His Pharmacology study incorporates themes from Cerebral cortex, GABAB receptor and GABAergic.

Internal medicine is frequently linked to Prefrontal cortex in his study. His Neuroscience research includes themes of Extracellular, Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, Neurotransmission and Heteroreceptor. His study looks at the relationship between Neurotransmitter and topics such as Dopamine, which overlap with Endocannabinoid system.

His most cited work include:

  • Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol decreases extracellular GABA and increases extracellular glutamate and dopamine levels in the rat prefrontal cortex: an in vivo microdialysis study (185 citations)
  • Pharmacokinetics and efficacy of ropivacaine continuous wound instillation after joint replacement surgery (171 citations)
  • Receptor–receptor interactions within receptor mosaics. Impact on neuropsychopharmacology (165 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

His main research concerns Pharmacology, Glutamate receptor, Endocrinology, Internal medicine and Neuroscience. His Pharmacology research is multidisciplinary, relying on both Agonist, gamma-Aminobutyric acid and In vitro. As part of one scientific family, Luca Ferraro deals mainly with the area of Glutamate receptor, narrowing it down to issues related to the Microdialysis, and often Prefrontal cortex.

His Endocrinology study combines topics from a wide range of disciplines, such as Neurotensin, Receptor antagonist and Cannabinoid receptor. When carried out as part of a general Internal medicine research project, his work on Antagonist, Cholecystokinin, GABAergic and Striatum is frequently linked to work in Offspring, therefore connecting diverse disciplines of study. His biological study spans a wide range of topics, including Metabotropic glutamate receptor 5, Parkinson's disease and Neurotransmission.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Pharmacology (36.08%)
  • Glutamate receptor (34.54%)
  • Endocrinology (31.44%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2017-2021)?

  • Pharmacology (36.08%)
  • Neuroscience (29.90%)
  • Heteroreceptor (10.31%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

Luca Ferraro mainly focuses on Pharmacology, Neuroscience, Heteroreceptor, Bioavailability and Biophysics. The concepts of his Pharmacology study are interwoven with issues in Glutamate receptor, Neuroinflammation and Mucous membrane of nose. His study in Glutamate receptor is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from both Inflammation and Cannabinoid.

He studies Neuroscience, namely Hippocampus. As a member of one scientific family, Luca Ferraro mostly works in the field of Heteroreceptor, focusing on Dopamine receptor D2 and, on occasion, Adenosine A2A receptor and Adenosine. In his research, Luca Ferraro performs multidisciplinary study on Offspring and Endocrinology.

Between 2017 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • Geraniol Pharmacokinetics, Bioavailability and Its Multiple Effects on the Liver Antioxidant and Xenobiotic-Metabolizing Enzymes. (158 citations)
  • Brain targeting of resveratrol by nasal administration of chitosan-coated lipid microparticles. (31 citations)
  • Ultramicronized palmitoylethanolamide rescues learning and memory impairments in a triple transgenic mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease by exerting anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effects (29 citations)

In his most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Biochemistry
  • Internal medicine
  • Dopamine

His primary areas of investigation include Pharmacology, Bioavailability, Nasal administration, Palmitoylethanolamide and Neuroinflammation. His Pharmacology study frequently links to related topics such as Mucous membrane of nose. His Palmitoylethanolamide course of study focuses on Neurodegeneration and Analgesic, Nutraceutical, Symptomatic relief and Neurochemical.

Luca Ferraro combines subjects such as Hippocampus and Neuroscience with his study of Symptomatic relief. His Neuroscience study frequently draws connections to adjacent fields such as Neurotransmission. Neuroinflammation and Glutamate receptor are frequently intertwined in his study.

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Best Publications

Pharmacokinetics and efficacy of ropivacaine continuous wound instillation after joint replacement surgery

M Bianconi;L Ferraro;G.C. Traina;G Zanoli.
BJA: British Journal of Anaesthesia (2003)

258 Citations

Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol decreases extracellular GABA and increases extracellular glutamate and dopamine levels in the rat prefrontal cortex: an in vivo microdialysis study

Marco Pistis;Luca Ferraro;Luigi Pira;Giovanna Flore.
Brain Research (2002)

230 Citations

The Pharmacokinetics and Efficacy of Ropivacaine Continuous Wound Instillation After Spine Fusion Surgery

Margherita Bianconi;Luca Ferraro;Riccardo Ricci;Gustavo Zanoli.
Anesthesia & Analgesia (2004)

201 Citations

The vigilance promoting drug modafinil increases extracellular glutamate levels in the medial preoptic area and the posterior hypothalamus of the conscious rat: prevention by local GABAA receptor blockade.

Luca Ferraro;Tiziana Antonelli;Sergio Tanganelli;William T O’Connor.
Neuropsychopharmacology (1999)

198 Citations

Receptor–receptor interactions within receptor mosaics. Impact on neuropsychopharmacology

K. Fuxe;D. Marcellino;A. Rivera;Z. Diaz-Cabiale.
Brain Research Reviews (2008)

198 Citations

The vigilance promoting drug modafinil increases dopamine release in the rat nucleus accumbens via the involvement of a local GABAergic mechanism.

Luca Ferraro;Sergio Tanganelli;William Thomas O'Connor;Tiziana Antonelli.
European Journal of Pharmacology (1996)

179 Citations

Prenatal exposure to a cannabinoid agonist produces memory deficits linked to dysfunction in hippocampal long-term potentiation and glutamate release

Giampaolo Mereu;Mauro Fà;Luca Ferraro;Raffaele Cagiano.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (2003)

176 Citations

Modafinil: An antinarcoleptic drug with a different neurochemical profile to d-amphetamine and dopamine uptake blockers

Luca Ferraro;Tiziana Antonelli;William T. O'Connor;Sergio Tanganelli.
Biological Psychiatry (1997)

171 Citations

The effects of modafinil on striatal, pallidal and nigral GABA and glutamate release in the conscious rat: evidence for a preferential inhibition of striato-pallidal GABA transmission

Luca Ferraro;Tiziana Antonelli;William T. O'Connor;Sergio Tanganelli.
Neuroscience Letters (1998)

163 Citations

Design, synthesis and activity of ascorbic acid prodrugs of nipecotic, kynurenic and diclophenamic acids, liable to increase neurotropic activity.

Stefano Manfredini;Barbara Pavan;Silvia Vertuani;Martina Scaglianti.
Journal of Medicinal Chemistry (2002)

150 Citations

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