University of Ferrara:Researcher of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Plenary by Fabrizio Vincenti & Francesca Apollonio
Fabrizio Vincenzi is a researcher and lecturer of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Ferrara, Italy. His research activity is in the field of membrane receptors, with a specific interest in adenosine receptors and their involvement in different pathologies at both the central and peripheral level. The objectives of his works are to understand the mechanisms of membrane receptor modulation in response to pathological states and chemical or physical stimuli. He dedicated part of his research activity to the interaction between pulsed electromagnetic fields and adenosine receptors investigating how adenosine receptor could represent a biological pathway for the observed effects of pulsed electromagnetic fields. Fabrizio Vincenzi received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology and a PhD in Pharmacology and Molecular Oncology at the University of Ferrara, on studies of the role of adenosine receptors in Huntington’s disease. He carried out his postdoctoral research in the group directed by Professor Pier Andrea Borea and Professor Katia Varani at the Institute of Pharmacology, Department of Medical Sciences of the University of Ferrara. He is author of 85 papers, various book chapters and co-editor of a recent book on adenosine receptors edited by Springer for the series “The Receptors”. He is a member of the Italian Society of Pharmacology and Italian Purine Club.
Recent and selected publications:
- Borea PA, Gessi S, Merighi S, Vincenzi F, Varani K. Pharmacology of Adenosine Receptors: The State of the Art. Physiol Rev. 2018;98(3):1591-1625.
- Tschon M, Veronesi F, Contartese D, Sartori M, Martini L, Vincenzi F, Ravani A, Varani K, Fini M. Effects of pulsed electromagnetic fields and platelet rich plasma in preventing osteoclastogenesis in an in vitro model of osteolysis. J Cell Physiol. 2018 Mar;233(3):2645-2656.
- Vincenzi F, Borea PA, Varani K. Anxiolytic properties of A1 adenosine receptor PAMs. Oncotarget. 2017 Jan 31;8(5):7216-7217.
- Vincenzi F, Ravani A, Pasquini S, Merighi S, Gessi S, Setti S, Cadossi R, Borea PA, Varani K. Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Exposure Reduces Hypoxia and Inflammation Damage in Neuron-Like and Microglial Cells. J Cell Physiol. 2017;232(5):1200-1208.
- Varani K, Vincenzi F, Ravani A, Pasquini S, Merighi S, Gessi S, Setti S, Cadossi M, Borea PA, Cadossi R. Adenosine Receptors as a Biological Pathway for the Anti-Inflammatory and Beneficial Effects of Low Frequency Low Energy Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields. Mediators Inflamm. 2017;2017:2740963.