Luis E. Almeida, Ph.D.

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University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, United States 
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Edson X. Albuquerque grad student 2004 University of Maryland Medical School
 (Effects of nicotine in the hippocampus and implications for anti-smoking therapy.)
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Wang L, Almeida LE, de Souza Batista CM, et al. (2015) Cognitive and behavior deficits in sickle cell mice are associated with profound neuropathologic changes in hippocampus and cerebellum. Neurobiology of Disease
Almeida LE, Roby CD, Krueger BK. (2014) Increased BDNF expression in fetal brain in the valproic acid model of autism. Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences. 59: 57-62
Almeida LE, Murray PD, Zielke HR, et al. (2009) Autocrine activation of neuronal NMDA receptors by aspartate mediates dopamine- and cAMP-induced CREB-dependent gene transcription. The Journal of Neuroscience : the Official Journal of the Society For Neuroscience. 29: 12702-10
Alkondon M, Pereira EF, Yu P, et al. (2004) Targeted deletion of the kynurenine aminotransferase ii gene reveals a critical role of endogenous kynurenic acid in the regulation of synaptic transmission via alpha7 nicotinic receptors in the hippocampus. The Journal of Neuroscience : the Official Journal of the Society For Neuroscience. 24: 4635-48
Almeida LE, Pereira EF, Camara AL, et al. (2004) Sensitivity of neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors to the opiate antagonists naltrexone and naloxone: receptor blockade and up-regulation. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters. 14: 1879-87
Almeida LE, Pereira EF, Alkondon M, et al. (2000) The opioid antagonist naltrexone inhibits activity and alters expression of alpha7 and alpha4beta2 nicotinic receptors in hippocampal neurons: implications for smoking cessation programs. Neuropharmacology. 39: 2740-55
Alkondon M, Pereira EF, Almeida LE, et al. (2000) Nicotine at concentrations found in cigarette smokers activates and desensitizes nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in CA1 interneurons of rat hippocampus. Neuropharmacology. 39: 2726-39
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