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Name: Sonia Andreia Silva Puga

Office: I2.03

School Phone: +351 253 604 835

Email: soniapuga@med.uminho.pt







Pain modulation in chronic pain syndromes and comorbid mood disorders  

Selected Publications

Amorim D, David-Pereira A, Marques P, Puga S, Rebelo P, Costa P, Pertovaara A, Almeida A, Pinto-Ribeiro F. A role of supraspinal galanin in behavioural hyperalgesia in the rat. PLoS One, 9(11):e113077 (2014).

Puga S*, Pereira P*, Pinto-Ribeiro F, O’Driscoll NJ, Mann E, Barata M, Pousão-Ferreira P, Canário J, Almeida A**, Pacheco **. Unveiling the neurotoxicity of methylmercury in fish (Diplodus sargus) through a regional morphometric analysis of brain and swimming behavior assessment. Aquat Toxicol, 180:320-333 (2016).

Pereira P*, Puga S*, Cardoso V, Pinto-Ribeiro F, Raimundo J, Barata M, Pousão-Ferreira P, Pacheco M**, Almeida A**. Inorganic mercury accumulation in brain following waterborne exposure elicits a deficit on the number of brain cells and impairs swimming behavior in fish (white seabream - Diplodus sargus). Aquat Toxicol, 170:400-412 (2016).

David-Pereira A, Puga S, Gonçalves SV, Amorim D, Silva C, Pertovaara A, Almeida A, Pinto-Ribeiro F. Metabotropic glutamate 5 receptor in the infralimbic cortex contributes to descending pain facilitation in healthy and arthritic animals. Neuroscience, 312:108-119 (2016).

Amorim D*, Puga S*, Bragança R, Braga A, Pertovaara A, Almeida A, Pinto-Ribeiro F. Minocycline reduces mechanical allodynia and depressive-like behaviour in type-1 diabetes mellitus in the rat. Behav Brain Res, 327:1-10 (2017)

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