Luiz Luciano Falconi-Sobrinho

  • Defensive behaviour
  • analgesia
  • glutamate
  • nitric oxide
  • anxiety and panic animal models

Luiz Luciano Falconi Sobrinho is currently a postdoctoral researcher in pharmacology at the Department at the Pharmacology at University of São Paulo. Luiz does research in the areas of Neuropsychopharmacology, Neurophysiology and Neuroanatomy, acting on the following themes: control mechanisms of pain and animal models of anxiety and panic.

Scientific Highlights

Falconi-Sobrinho, L. L., Dos Anjos-Garcia, T., & Coimbra, N. C. (2021). Nitric oxide-mediated defensive and antinociceptive responses organised at the anterior hypothalamus of mice are modulated by glutamatergic inputs from area 24b of the cingulate cortex. Journal of psychopharmacology (Oxford, England), 35(1), 78–90.; Khan, A. U., Falconi-Sobrinho, L. L., Dos Anjos-Garcia, T., de Fátima Dos Santos Sampaio, M., de Souza Crippa, J. A., Menescal-de-Oliveira, L., & Coimbra, N. C. (2020). Cannabidiol-induced panicolytic-like effects and fear-induced antinociception impairment: the role of the CB1 receptor in the ventromedial hypothalamus. Psychopharmacology, 237(4), 1063–1079.;Uribe-Mariño, A., Castiblanco-Urbina, M. A., Falconi-Sobrinho, L. L., Dos Anjos-Garcia, T., de Oliveira, R. C., Mendes-Gomes, J., da Silva Soares, R., Jr, Matthiesen, M., Almada, R. C., de Oliveira, R., & Coimbra, N. C. (2019). The alpha- and beta-noradrenergic receptors blockade in the dorsal raphe nucleus impairs the panic-like response elaborated by medial hypothalamus neurons. Brain research, 1725, 146468.; da Silva Soares, R., Jr, Falconi-Sobrinho, L. L., Almada, R. C., & Coimbra, N. C. (2019). Dorsal raphe nucleus 5-Hydroxytryptamine 2A receptors are critical for the organisation of panic attack-like defensive behaviour and unconditioned fear-induced antinociception elicited by the chemical stimulation of superior colliculus neurons. European neuropsychopharmacology : the journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, 29(7), 858–870.;Falconi-Sobrinho, L. L., & Coimbra, N. C. (2018). The Nitric Oxide Donor SIN-1-Produced Panic-Like Behaviour And Fear-Induced Antinociception Are Modulated By NMDA Receptors In The Anterior Hypothalamus. Journal of psychopharmacology (Oxford, England), 32(6), 711–722.