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Name: Ana Rita Santos

Office: I2.01

School Phone: +351 253 604 956

Email: id6182@alunos.uminho.pt




Keywords: Gliogenesis Depression Stress Astrocytes


I am currently trying to understand how adult gliogenesis can be related with the precipitation of and recovery from depressive-like cognitive behaviour in rats both treated and untreated with antidepressants, in a longitudinal manner.

Selected Publications

Patrício P, Mateus-Pinheiro A, Irmler M, Alves ND, Machado-Santos AR, Morais M, Correia JS, Korostynski M, Piechota M, Stoffel R, Beckers J, Bessa JM, Almeida OF, Sousa N, Pinto L. Differential and converging molecular mechanisms of antidepressants action in the hippocampal dentate gyrus. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2015 Jan;40(2):338-49. doi: 10.1038/npp.2014.176. Epub 2014 Jul 18.

Mateus-Pinheiro A, Patrício P, Alves ND, Machado-Santos AR, Morais M, Bessa JM, Sousa N. Pinto L. The Sweet Drive Test: Refining phenotypic characterization of anhedonic behavior in rodents. Front Behav Neurosc, 8:74 (2014).

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