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  • Frazzini V, Granzotto A, Bomba M, Massetti N, Castelli V, d’Aurora M, Punzi M, Iorio M, Mosca A, Delli Pizzi S, Gatta V, Cimini A, Sensi SL. The pharmacological perturbation of brain zinc impairs BDNF-related signalling and the cognitive performances of young mice. bioRxiv. 2018. 267609. doi:10.1101/267609.


  • Bomba M, Granzotto A, Castelli V, Massetti N, Silvestri E, Canzoniero LMT, Cimini A, Sensi SL. Exenatide exerts cognitive effects by modulating the BDNF-TrkB neurotrophic axis in adult mice. Neurobiol Aging. Dec 2017.
  • Punzi M, Gili T, Petrosini L, Caltagirone C, Spalletta G, Sensi SL. Modafinil-Induced Changes in Functional Connectivity in the Cortex and Cerebellum of Healthy Elderly Subjects. Front Aging Neurosci. Mar 2017. 30;9:85. doi: 10.3389/fnagi.2017.00085


  • Ciavardelli D, Piras F, Consalvo A, Rossi C, Zucchelli M, Di Ilio C, Frazzini V, Caltagirone C, Spalletta G, Sensi SL. Medium-chain plasma acylcarnitines, ketone levels, cognition, and gray matter volumes in healthy elderly, mildly cognitively impaired or Alzheimer’s disease subjects. Neurobiol Aging. Jul 2016. 43:1-12. doi: 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2016.03.005.
  • Frazzini V, Guarnieri S, Bomba M, Navarra R, Morabito C, Mariggiò MA, Sensi SL. Altered Kv2.1 functioning promotes increased excitability in hippocampal neurons of an Alzheimer’s disease mouse model. Cell Death Dis. Feb 2016. 7:e2100 doi: 10.1038/cddis.2016.18.


  • Manna A, Piras F, Caltagirone C, Bossù P, Sensi SL, Spalletta G. Left hippocampus/amygdala complex macro- and microstructural variation is associated with BDNF plasma levels in healthy elderly individuals. Brain Behav. Jul 2015. 5(7):e00334. doi: 10.1002/brb3.334.
  • Granzotto A, Sensi SL. Intracellular zinc is a critical intermediate in the excitotoxic cascade. Neurobiol Dis. May 2015. doi:10.1016/j.nbd.2015.04.010.


  • Isopi E, Granzotto A, Corona C, et al. Pyruvate prevents the development of age-dependent cognitive deficits in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease without reducing amyloid and tau pathology. Neurobiol Dis. November 2014. doi:10.1016/j.nbd.2014.11.013.
  • Cantanelli P, Sperduti S, Ciavardelli D, Stuppia L, Gatta V, Sensi SL. Age-Dependent Modifications of AMPA Receptor Subunit Expression Levels and Related Cognitive Effects in 3xTg-AD Mice. Front Aging Neurosci. 2014;6:200. doi:10.3389/fnagi.2014.00200.
  • Cera N, Tartaro A, Sensi SL. Modafinil alters intrinsic functional connectivity of the right posterior insula: a pharmacological resting state fMRI study. PLoS One. 2014;9(9):e107145. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0107145.
  • Gatta V, D’Aurora M, Granzotto A, Stuppia L, Sensi SL. Early and sustained altered expression of aging-related genes in young 3xTg-AD mice. Cell Death Dis. 2014;5:e1054. doi:10.1038/cddis.2014.11.
  • Pieramico V, Esposito R, Cesinaro S, Frazzini V, Sensi SL. Effects of non-pharmacological or pharmacological interventions on cognition and brain plasticity of aging individuals. Front Syst Neurosci. 2014;8:153. doi:10.3389/fnsys.2014.00153.