Riccardo Maccioni

Email: r.maccioni2@studenti.unica.it

Curriculum vitae

Riccardo graduated in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology at the University of Cagliari on February 26th 2018, with an experimental thesis entitled “Effects of Withania somnifera and Mucuna pruriens on motor and sleep parameters related to a possible defect of a K + channel in an ALS model (TDP-43) in Drosophila melanogaster”. After his graduation, he spent a period at the Department of Neurobiology at the University of Wien (Austria), where he worked on a research project based on the characterization of K2P channels in Drosophila melanogaster. As PhD student in Life, Environmental and Drug Sciences (Drug Sciences Curriculum), he is currently studying, under the supervision of Prof. Elio Acquas at the Department of Life and Environmental Sciences, the effects of several phytotherapic extracts, and individual constituents therein, on validated models of neurodegenerative diseases and drug addiction either in rodents and Drosophila melanogaster.


Standardized phytotherapic extracts rescue anomalous locomotion and electrophysiological responses of TDP-43 Drosophila melanogaster model of ALS

Riccardo Maccioni, Maria Dolores Setzu, Giuseppe Talani, Paolo Solari, Ameya Kasture, Sonja Sucic, Simona Porru, Patrizia Muroni, Enrico Sanna, Sanjay Kasture, Elio Acquas, Anna Liscia

Sci Rep. 2018; 8: 16002. Published online 2018 Oct 30. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-34452-1

The imbalance of serotonergic circuitry impairing the crop supercontractile muscle activity and the mitochondrial morphology of PD PINK1B9Drosophila melanogaster are rescued by Mucuna pruriens

Paolo Solari, Riccardo Maccioni, Roberto Marotta, Tiziano Catelani, Doriana Debellis, Biancamaria Baroli, Stefania Peddio, Patrizia Muroni, Sanjay Kasture, Paolo Solla, John G. Stoffolano Jr., Anna Liscia. Journal of Insect Physiology Volume 111, November–December 2018, Pages 32-40. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jinsphys.2018.10.007

Octopamine modulates the activity of motoneurons related to calling behavior in the gypsy moth Lymantria dispar

Paolo Solari, Giorgia Sollai, Carla Masala, Riccardo Maccioni, Roberto Crnjar, Anna Liscia

Insect Science, Volume 25, Issue 5, October 2018, Pages 797-808. https://doi.org/10.1111/1744-7917.12580

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