Samira Cardoso Lopes Ferreira

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Exercise decreases aberrant corticostriatal plasticity in an animal model of L-DOPA-induced dyskinesia

Speck, Ana E.; Aguiar, Aderbal S.; Ferreira, Samira G.; Silva, Henrique B.; Tomé, Angelo R.; Agostinho, Paula; Cunha, Rodrigo A.; Prediger, Rui D., American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology. 2021. . 10.1152/ajpregu.00295.2020 . American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology

Transient gain of function of cannabinoid CB<inf>1</inf> receptors in the control of frontocortical glucose consumption in a rat model of Type-1 diabetes

Pedro, J.R.; Moura, L.I.F.; Valério-Fernandes, Â.; Baptista, F.I.; Gaspar, J.M.; Pinheiro, B.S.; Lemos, C.; et al, Brain Research Bulletin. 106 - 115. 161. 2020. . 10.1016/j.brainresbull.2020.05.004 . Brain Research Bulletin

Control of glutamate release by complexes of adenosine and cannabinoid receptors

Köfalvi, A.; Moreno, E.; Cordomí, A.; Cai, N.-S.; Fernández-Dueñas, V.; Ferreira, S.G.; Guixà-González, R.; et al, BMC Biology. 1. 18. 2020. . 10.1186/s12915-020-0739-0 . BMC Biology

Control of NMDA Receptor-Mediated Currents by Adenosine A1 and A2A Receptors Within the Basolateral Amygdala

Pliássova, Anna; Henriques, Margarida; Silva, Henrique B.; Agostinho, Paula; Cunha, Rodrigo A.; Ferreira, Samira G., Journal of Caffeine and Adenosine Research. 61 - 70. 2. 10. 2020. . 10.1089/caff.2019.0024 . Journal of Caffeine and Adenosine Research

Caffeine and cannabinoid receptors modulate impulsive behavior in an animal model of attentional deficit and hyperactivity disorder

Leffa, Douglas T.; Ferreira, Samira G.; Machado, Nuno J.; Souza, Carolina M.; Rosa, Fernanda da; de Carvalho, Cristiane; Kincheski, Grasielle C.; et al, European Journal of Neuroscience. 2019. . 10.1111/ejn.14348 . European Journal of Neuroscience

Region-specific control of microglia by adenosine A<inf>2A</inf> receptors: uncoupling anxiety and associated cognitive deficits in female rats

Duarte, J.M.; Gaspar, R.; Caetano, L.; Patrício, P.; Soares-Cunha, C.; Mateus-Pinheiro, A.; Alves, N.D.; et al, GLIA. 182 - 192. 1. 67. 2019. . 10.1002/glia.23476 . GLIA

Synaptic and memory dysfunction in a ß-amyloid model of early Alzheimer's disease depends on increased formation of ATP-derived extracellular adenosine

Gonçalves, Francisco Q.; Lopes, João P.; Silva, Henrique B.; Lemos, Cristina; Silva, António C.; Gonçalves, Nélio; Tomé, Ângelo R.; et al, Neurobiology of Disease. 132. 2019. . 10.1016/j.nbd.2019.104570 . Neurobiology of Disease

Adenosine A<inf>2A</inf>receptors modulate the dopamine D<inf>2</inf>receptor-mediated inhibition of synaptic transmission in the mouse prefrontal cortex

Real, J.I.; Simões, A.P.; Cunha, R.A.; Ferreira, S.G.; Rial, D., European Journal of Neuroscience. 2018. . 10.1111/ejn.13912 . European Journal of Neuroscience

Adenosine A<inf>2A</inf> receptors in the rat prelimbic medial prefrontal cortex control delay-based cost-benefit decision making

Leffa, D.T.; Pandolfo, P.; Gonçalves, N.; Machado, N.J.; de Souza, C.M.; Real, J.I.; Silva, A.C.; et al, Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience. 11. 2018. . 10.3389/fnmol.2018.00475 . Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience

Caffeine controls glutamatergic synaptic transmission and pyramidal neuron excitability in human neocortex

Kerkhofs, A.; Xavier, A.C.; da Silva, B.S.; Canas, P.M.; Idema, S.; Baayen, J.C.; Ferreira, S.G.; Cunha, R.A.; Mansvelder, H.D., Frontiers in Pharmacology. JAN. 8. 2018. . 10.3389/fphar.2017.00899 . Frontiers in Pharmacology

Adenosine A<inf>2A</inf>receptors control glutamatergic synaptic plasticity in fast spiking interneurons of the prefrontal cortex

Kerkhofs, A.; Canas, P.M.; Timmerman, A.J.; Heistek, T.S.; Real, J.I.; Xavier, C.; Cunha, R.A.; Mansvelder, H.D.; Ferreira, S.G., Frontiers in Pharmacology. MAR. 9. 2018. . 10.3389/fphar.2018.00133 . Frontiers in Pharmacology

Adenosine A 2A receptor regulation of microglia morphological remodeling-gender bias in physiology and in a model of chronic anxiety

Caetano, L.; Pinheiro, H.; Patrício, P.; Mateus-Pinheiro, A.; Alves, N.D.; Coimbra, B.; Baptista, F.I.; et al, Molecular Psychiatry. 1035 - 1043. 7. 22. 2017. . 10.1038/mp.2016.173 . Molecular Psychiatry

Presynaptic adenosine a<inf>2A</inf> receptors dampen cannabinoid CB<inf>1</inf> receptor-mediated inhibition of corticostriatal glutamatergic transmission

Ferreira, S.G.; Gonc¸alves, F.Q.; Marques, J.M.; Tomé, Â.R.; Rodrigues, R.J.; Nunes-Correia, I.; Ledent, C.; et al, British Journal of Pharmacology. 1074 - 1086. 4. 172. 2015. . 10.1111/bph.12970 . British Journal of Pharmacology

Lack of presynaptic interaction between glucocorticoid and CB<inf>1</inf> cannabinoid receptors in GABA- and glutamatergic terminals in the frontal cortex of laboratory rodents

Bitencourt, R.M.; Alpár, A.; Cinquina, V.; Ferreira, S.G.; Pinheiro, B.S.; Lemos, C.; Ledent, C.; et al, Neurochemistry International. 72 - 84. 90. 2014. . 10.1016/j.neuint.2015.07.014 . Neurochemistry International

Presynaptic TRPV<inf>1</inf>vanilloid receptor function is age- but not CB<inf>1</inf>cannabinoid receptor-dependent in the rodent forebrain

Köles, L.; Garção, P.; Zádori, Z.S.; Ferreira, S.G.; Pinheiro, B.S.; da Silva-Santos, C.S.; Ledent, C.; Köfalvi, A., Brain Research Bulletin. 126 - 135. 97. 2013. . 10.1016/j.brainresbull.2013.06.007 . Brain Research Bulletin

Presynaptic CB1 cannabinoid receptors control frontocortical serotonin and glutamate release - Species differences

Ferreira, S.G.; Teixeira, F.M.; Garção, P.; Agostinho, P.; Ledent, C.; Cortes, L.; MacKie, K.; Köfalvi, A., Neurochemistry International. 219 - 226. 2. 61. 2012. . 10.1016/j.neuint.2012.05.009 . Neurochemistry International

Impaired hippocampal glucoregulation in the cannabinoid CB<inf>1</inf>receptor knockout mice as revealed by an optimized in vitro experimental approach

Lemos, C.; Valério-Fernandes, Â.; Ghisleni, G.C.; Ferreira, S.G.; Ledent, C.; de Ceballos, M.L.; Köfalvi, A., Journal of Neuroscience Methods. 366 - 373. 2. 204. 2012. . 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2011.11.028 . Journal of Neuroscience Methods

CB<inf>1</inf>receptor activation inhibits neuronal and astrocytic intermediary metabolism in the rat hippocampus

Duarte, J.M.N.; Ferreira, S.G.; Carvalho, R.A.; Cunha, R.A.; Köfalvi, A., Neurochemistry International. 1 - 8. 1. 60. 2012. . 10.1016/j.neuint.2011.10.019 . Neurochemistry International

Presynaptic a<inf>2</inf>-adrenoceptors control the inhibitory action of presynaptic CB<inf>1</inf>cannabinoid receptors on prefrontocortical norepinephrine release in the rat

Richter, H.; Teixeira, F.M.; Ferreira, S.G.; Kittel, Á.; Köfalvi, A.; Sperlágh, B., Neuropharmacology. 784 - 797. 5. 63. 2012. . 10.1016/j.neuropharm.2012.06.003 . Neuropharmacology

Molecular reorganization of endocannabinoid signalling in Alzheimer's disease

Mulder, J.; Zilberter, M.; Pasquaré, S.J.; Alpár, A.; Schulte, G.; Ferreira, S.G.; Köfalvi, A.; et al, Brain. 1041 - 1060. 4. 134. 2011. . 10.1093/brain/awr046 . Brain

Pre-synaptic adenosine A<inf>2A</inf> receptors control cannabinoid CB <inf>1</inf> receptor-mediated inhibition of striatal glutamatergic neurotransmission

Martire, A.; Tebano, M.T.; Chiodi, V.; Ferreira, S.G.; Cunha, R.A.; Köfalvi, A.; Popoli, P., Journal of Neurochemistry. 273 - 280. 2. 116. 2011. . 10.1111/j.1471-4159.2010.07101.x . Journal of Neurochemistry

N-acyldopamines control striatal input terminals via novel ligand-gated cation channels

Ferreira, S.G.; Lomaglio, T.; Avelino, A.; Cruz, F.; Oliveira, C.R.; Cunha, R.A.; Köfalvi, A., Neuropharmacology. 676 - 683. 3. 56. 2009. . 10.1016/j.neuropharm.2008.12.001 . Neuropharmacology

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2018 -

Adenosine A2A receptors as triggers of memory dysfunction in Alzheimers disease: mechanisms and therapeutic prospects


Post-doc Fellow

2014 -

Role of adenosine A2A receptors in different brain circuits, impact on reward and fear responses


Post-doc Fellow

2014 -

Neuroprotection by adenosine receptors


Post-doc Fellow

2013/01/01 - 2014/12/31

Synaptic mechanisms involved in the brain cannabinoid actions and their modulation by adenosine receptors: implications for memory and mood control


Post-doc Fellow

Funders: Universidade do Algarve Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia

2011 -

New treatments for stress-induced dysregulation of circuits regulating reward, fear, and habit learning


Post-doc Fellow

2010/03/17 - 2012/06/16

Demonstrating that A2A adenosine receptors control glutamatergic synaptic plasticity through CB1 cannabinoid receptors in the striatum, thus providing attracting therapeutic targets


PhD Student Fellow

Funders: Universidade do Algarve Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia

2010/03/17 - 2012/07/31

Mapping the metabolic and neuromodulator role of insulin in the hippocampus


PhD Student Fellow

Funders: Universidade do Algarve Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia

2007 - 2007

Interactions between the purinergic and endocannabinoid systems in pain sensation



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