Guido Li Volsi
R / Professor of Physiology
LP / Department of Biomedical & Biotechnological Sciences
University of Catania - Italy

glivolsi@unict.it
Selected Publications

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Pecoraro V, Sardone LM, Chisari M, Licata F, Li Volsi G, Perciavalle V, Ciranna L, Costa L.
Neuroscience. 2017 Jan 6;340:551-562. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2016.10.061. Epub 2016 Nov 2. PMID: 27816700
A subnanomolar concentration of Pituitary Adenylate Cyclase-Activating Polypeptide (PACAP) pre-synaptically modulates glutamatergic transmission in the rat hippocampus acting through acetylcholine.
Grasso C, Li Volsi G, Cataldo E, Manzoni D, Barresi M.
Effects of bicuculline application on the somatosensory responses of secondary vestibular neurons.
Neuroscience. 2016 Oct 29;335:122-33. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2016.08.035. PMID: 27579770
Chisari M, Scuderi A, Ciranna L, Li Volsi G, Licata F, Sortino MA.
Purinergic P2Y1 Receptors Control Rapid Expression of Plasma Membrane Processes in Hippocampal Astrocytes.
Mol Neurobiol. 2016 Jun 18. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27318677
Signorelli SS, Li Volsi G, Pitruzzella A, Fiore V, Mangiafico M, Vanella L, Parenti R, Rizzo M, Li Volti G.
Circulating miR-130a, miR-27b, and miR-210 in Patients With Peripheral Artery Disease and Their Potential Relationship With Oxidative Stress: A Pilot Study.
Angiology. 2016 Mar 15. pii: 0003319716638242. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26980776
Bronzi D, Licata F, Li Volsi G (2015)
NORADRENERGIC MODULATION OF GLUTAMATE-INDUCED EXCITATORY RESPONSES IN SINGLE NEURONS OF THE RED NUCLEUS: AN ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL STUDY. Neuroscience. 2015; 300: 360-369.
Barresi M, Grasso C, Li Volsi G, Licata F (2014). NORADRENERGIC MODULATION OF NEURONAL RESPONSES TO N-METHYL-D-ASPARTATE IN THE VESTIBULAR NUCLEI: AN ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL AND IMMUNOHISTOCHEMICAL STUDY. NEUROSCIENCE, vol. 18, p. 172-183, ISSN: 0306-4522, doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2014.01.054
Li Volsi G, The Functioning of Cells and Molecules [Italian], Textbook, EDISES, Neaples, Italy.
 Li Volsi G, Drug Delivery Across Physiological Barriers, Textbook, Chapter 3, The Plasma Membrane as Physiological Barrier, 2013, Pan Stanford Publishing Pte Ltd, in press.
Li Volsi G, Physiology, Virtual laboratory, in Physiology, Textbook, Ediermes, Milan, Italy, 2011
Barresi M, Grasso C, Li Volsi G, Manzoni D.
Effects of body to head rotation on the labyrinthine responses of rat vestibular neurons.
Neuroscience
. 2013 Aug 6;244:134-46. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2013.04.010. Epub 2013 Apr 13.
Di Mauro M, Li Volsi G, Licata F.
Noradrenergic Control of Neuronal Firing in Cerebellar Nuclei: Modulation of GABA Responses.
Cerebellum. 2012 Oct 18. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 23096094 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Barresi M, Bruschini L, Li Volsi G, Manzoni D.
Effects of Leg-to-Body Position on the Responses of Rat Cerebellar and Vestibular Nuclear Neurons to Labyrinthine Stimulation.
Cerebellum. 2011 Jul 8. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 21739187
[PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Bronzi D, Bramanti V, Tomassoni D, Laureanti F, Grasso S, Li Volsi G, Avola R.

Neural markers expression in rat bone marrow mesenchymal stem cell cultures treated with neurosteroids.
Neurochem Res. 2010 Dec;35(12):2154-60. Epub 2010 Oct PubMed PMID: 20941641.
Bramanti V, Tomassoni D, Bronzi D, Grasso S, Curr˛ M, Avitabile M, Li Volsi G, Renis M, Ientile R, Amenta F, Avola R.
Alpha-lipoic acid modulates GFAP, vimentin, nestin, cyclin D1 and MAP-kinase expression in astroglial cell cultures.
Neurochem Res. 2010 Dec;35(12):2070-7. Epub 2010 Sep 3. PubMed PMID: 20814740.

Barresi M, Caldera M, Grasso C, Li Volsi G, Licata F, Santangelo F.

Noradrenergic modulation of neuronal responses to glutamate in the vestibular complex.
Neurosci Lett. 2009 Oct 30;464(3):173-8. Epub 2009 Aug 20. PubMed PMID: 19699262.
Li Volsi G, Licata F.
Electrophysiology of the normal an pathologic muscle activation.
The Opern Rehabilitation Journal, 2010, vol. 3, p. 94-97, ISSN: 1874-9437; [DOI: 10.2174/1874943701003010094]

Costa L, Santangelo F, Li Volsi G, Ciranna L.
Modulation of AMPA
Receptor-mediated ion current by pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) in CA1 pyramidal neurons from rat hippocampus.
Hippocampus. 2009 Jan;19(1):99-109. PubMed PMID: 18727050.

Di Mauro M, Bronzi D, Li Volsi G, Licata F, Lombardo P, Santangelo F.

Noradrenaline modulates neuronal responses to GABA in vestibular nuclei.

Neuroscience. 2008 Jun 2;153(4):1320-31. Epub 2008 Feb 20. PubMed PMID: 18440712.

Di Mauro M, Bronzi D, Li Volsi G, Licata F, Lombardo P, Santangelo F.

Noradrenaline modulates neuronal responses to GABA in vestibular nuclei.

Neuroscience. 2008 Jun 2;153(4):1320-31. Epub 2008 Feb 20. PubMed PMID: 18440712.

Grasso C, Li Volsi G, Licata F, Ciranna L, Santangelo F.
Aminergic control of neuronal firing rate in thalamic motor nuclei of the rat. Arch Ital Biol. 2006

Aug;144(3-4):173-96. PubMed PMID: 16977832.

Barresi M, Bruschini L, Li Volsi G, Manzoni D.
Effects of betahistine on the spatiotemporal response properties of vestibulospinal neurons to labyrinthine

volleys.
Eur J Pharmacol. 2005 May 16;515(1-3):73-82. PubMed PMID: 15878499.
Barresi M, Li Volsi G, Licata F, Ciranna L, Santangelo F.
Effects of 5-hydroxytryptamine on the neuronal firing rate of bulbar reticular neurons.
Arch Ital Biol. 2005 Feb;143(1):13-27. PubMed PMID: 15844666.
Ciranna L, Licata F, Li Volsi G, Santangelo F.
Alpha 2- and beta-adrenoceptors differentially modulate GABAA- and GABAB-mediated inhibition of red nucleus neuronal firing.
Exp Neurol. 2004 Feb;185(2):297-304. PubMed PMID: 14736511.
Di Mauro M, Fretto G, Caldera M, Li Volsi G, Licata F, Ciranna L, Santangelo F.
Noradrenaline and 5-hydroxytryptamine in cerebellar nuclei of the rat: functional effects on neuronal firing.
Neurosci Lett. 2003 Aug 21;347(2):101-5. PubMed PMID: 12873738.
Ciranna L, Licata F, Li Volsi G, Santangelo F.
Role of GABA A and GABA B receptors in GABA-induced inhibition of rat red nucleus neurons.
Neurosci Lett. 2003 May 8;341(3):221-4. PubMed PMID: 12697288.
Li Volsi G, Licata F, Fretto G, Mauro MD, Santangelo F.
Influence of serotonin on the glutamate-induced excitations of secondary vestibular neurons in the rat.
Exp Neurol. 2001 Dec;172(2):446-59. PubMed PMID: 11716569.
Licata F, Li Volsi G, Di Mauro M, Fretto G, Ciranna L, Santangelo F.
Serotonin modifies the neuronal inhibitory responses to gamma-aminobutyric acid in the red nucleus: a microiontophoretic study in the rat.
Exp Neurol. 2001 Jan;167(1):95-107. PubMed PMID: 11161597.
Ciranna L, Licata F, Li Volsi G, Santangelo F.
Neurotransmitter-mediated control of neuronal firing in the red nucleus of the rat: reciprocal modulation between noradrenaline and GABA.
Exp Neurol. 2000 May;163(1):253-63. PubMed PMID: 10785465.
Li Volsi G, Licata F, Ciranna L, Caserta C, Santangelo F.
Electromyographic effects of serotonin application into the lateral vestibular nucleus.
Neuroreport. 1998 Aug 3;9(11):2539-43. PubMed PMID: 9721929.
Licata F, Li Volsi G, Ciranna L, Maugeri G, Santangelo F.
5-Hydroxytryptamine modifies neuronal responses to glutamate in the red nucleus of the rat.
Exp Brain Res. 1998 Jan;118(1):61-70. PubMed PMID: 9547078.
Ciranna L, Licata F, Li Volsi G, Santangelo F.
Noradrenaline modifies the spontaneous spiking activity of red nucleus neurons in the rat by activation of alpha 2- and beta-adrenoceptors.
Brain Res. 1996 Dec 16;743(1-2):284-93. PubMed PMID: 9017257.
Licata F, Li Volsi G, Maugeri G, Santangelo F.
Neuronal responses in vestibular nuclei to dorsal raphe electrical activation.
J Vestib Res. 1995 Mar-Apr;5(2):137-45. PubMed PMID: 7743003.
Licata F, Li Volsi G, Maugeri G, Santangelo F.
Neuronal responses to 5-hydroxytryptamine in the red nucleus of rats.
Exp Brain Res. 1995;107(2):215-20. PubMed PMID: 8773241.
Licata F, Li Volsi G, Maugeri G, Ciranna L, Santangelo F.
Effects of noradrenaline on the firing rate of vestibular neurons.
Neuroscience. 1993 Mar;53(1):149-58. PubMed PMID: 8469304.
Licata F, Li Volsi G, Maugeri G, Ciranna L, Santangelo F.
Serotonin-evoked modifications of the neuronal firing rate in the superior vestibular nucleus: a microiontophoretic study in the rat.
Neuroscience. 1993 Feb;52(4):941-9. PubMed PMID: 8450981.
Schlichter R, Desarmenien M, Li Volsi G, Desaulles E, Feltz P.
Low concentrations of GABA reduce accommodation in primary afferent neurons by an action at GABAB receptors.
Neuroscience. 1987 Feb;20(2):385-93. PubMed PMID: 2438588.
Bava A, Cicirata F, Licciardello S, Li Volsi G, Pantˇ MR.
Fastigial nuclei projections on the ventralis lateralis (VL) thalamic nucleus neurons.
Brain Res. 1979 May 18;168(1):169-75. PubMed PMID: 455076.


 

 

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