Marco Bortolato

Research Assistant Professor
USC School of Pharmacy

Fields of interests:

characterization of the neurobiological bases of psychiatric disorders through the employment of behavioral tests in animal models

Recent publications:

Bortolato M., Cannas A., Solla P., Bini V., Puligheddu M., Marrosu F.:
Finasteride attenuates pathological gambling in patients with Parkinson disease,
J. Clin. Psychopharmacol., 2012, 32, 424-425

Yardley M. M., Wyatt L., Khoja S., Asatryan L., Ramaker M. J., Finn D. A., Alkana R. L., Huynh N., Louie S. G., Petasis N. A., Bortolato M., Davies D. L.:
Ivermectin reduces alcohol intake and preference in mice,
Neuropharmacology, 2012, Epub ahead of print

Tambaro S., Bartolato M.:
Cannabinoid-related agents in the treatment of anxiety disorders: current knowledge and future perspectives,
Recent Pat. CNS Drug Discov., 2012, 7, 25-40

Devoto P., Frau R., Bini V., Pillolla G., Saba P., Flore G., Corona M., Marrosu F., Bortolato M.:
Inhibition of 5a-reductase in the nucleus accumbens counters sensorimotor gating deficits induced by dopaminergic activation,
Psychoneuroendocrinology, 2011, Epub ahead of print

Bortolato M., Shih J. C.:
Behavioral outcomes of monoamine oxidase deficiency: preclinical and clinical evidence,
Int. Rev. Neurobiol., 2011, 100, 13-42

Bortolato M, Chen K, Godar S. C., Chen G., Wu W., Rebrin I., Farrell M. R., Scott A. L., Wellman C. L., Shih J. C.:
Social deficits and perservative behaviors, but not overt aggression, in MAO-A hypomorphic mice,
Neuropsychopharmacology, 2011, 36, 2674-2688

Muroni A., Paba S., Puligheddu M., Marrosu F., Bortolato M.:
A preliminary study of finasteride in Tourette syndrome,
Mov. Disord., 2011, 26, 2146-2147

Paba S., Frau R., Godar S. C., Devoto P., Marrosu F., Bortolato M.:
Steroid 5a-reductase as a novel therapeutic target for schizophrenia and other neuropsychiatric disorders,
Curr. Pharm. Des., 2011, 17, 151-167

Bortolato M., Devoto P., Roncada P., Frau R., Flore G., Saba P., Pistritto G., Soggiu A., Pisanu S., Zappala A., Ristaldi M. S., Tattoli M., Cuomo V., Marrosu F., Barbaccia M. L.:
Isolation rearing-induced reduction of brain 5a-reductase expression: relevance to dopaminergic impairments, Neuropsychopharmacology, 2011, 60, 1301-1308

Godar S. C., Bortolato M., Frau R., Dousti M., Chen K., Shih J. C.:
Maladaptive defensive behaviours in monoamine oxidase A-deficient mice,
Int. J. Neuropsychopharmacol., 2011, 14, 1195-1207