Prof. Vincenzo Cuomo

Dept. of Physiology and Pharmacology “V. Erspamer”, School of Pharmacy and Medicine

Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Full Professor



2001 Full Professor of Pharmacology, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

1986 Full Professor of Pharmacology, University of Bari, Italy

1980 Associate Professor, University of Bari, Italy

1979 Visiting Professor, Institute of Toxicology, University of Zurich, Switzerland, and Dept. of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, USA

1976 Ph.D., Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, University of Bari, Italy

1973 Assistant Professor, University of Bari, Italy

1971 M.Sc., Medicine and Surgery (full score), University of Napoli, Italy

Publications (Selected)

  1. CAMPOLONGO P, MORENA M, SCACCIANOCE S, TREZZA V, CHIAROTTI F, SCHELLING G, CUOMO V, ROOZENDAAL B. Novelty-induced emotional arousal modulates cannabinoid effects on recognition memory and adrenocortical activity. Neuropsychopharmacol. 2013, 8(7):1276-86.
  2. TRABACE L, ZOTTI M, MORGESE MG, TUCCI P, COLAIANNA M, SCHIAVONE S, AVATO P, CUOMO V. Estrous cycle affects the neurochemical and neurobehavioral profile of carvacrol-treated female rats. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 2011, 255(2):169-75.
  3. GAETANI S, FU J, CASSANO T, DIPASQUALE P, ROMANO A, RIGHETTI L, CIANCI S, LACONCA L, GIANNINI E, SCACCIANOCE S, MAIRESSE J, CUOMO V, PIOMELLI D, The fat-induced satiety factor OEA suppresses feeding through central release of oxytocin, J Neurosci 2010, 30(24):8096–8101.
  4. CAMPOLONGO P, TREZZA V, PALMERY M, TRABACE L, CUOMO V Developmental exposure to cannabinoids causes subtle and enduring neurofunctional alterations, Int Rev Neurobiol 2009 85:117-33.
  5. GAETANI S, DIPASQUALE P, ROMANO A, RIGHETTI L, CASSANO T, PIOMELLI D, CUOMO V The endocannabinoid system as a target for novel anxiolytic and antidepressant drugs. Int Rev Neurobiol 2009, 85:57-72.
  6. CAMPOLONGO P, ROOZENDAAL B, TREZZA V, HAUER D, SCHELLING G, MCGAUGH JL, CUOMO V. Endocannabinoids in the rat basolateral amygdala enhance memory consolidation: involvement of the glucocorticoid system. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2009, 106(12):4888-93.
  7. SCHWARTZ GJ, FU J, ASTARITA G, XIAOSONG L, GAETANI S, CAMPOLONGO P, CUOMO V, PIOMELLI D The lipid messenger OEA links dietary fat intake to satiety. Cell Metab 2008, 8(4):281-8.
  8. TREZZA V, CAMPOLONGO P, CASSANO T, MACHEDA T, DIPASQUALE P, CARRATÙ MR, GAETANI S, CUOMO V Effects of perinatal exposure to delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol on the emotional reactivity of the offspring: a longitudinal behavioral study in Wistar rats. Psychopharmacology 2008, 198(4):529-37.
  9. CASTALDO P, MAGI S, GAETANI S, CASSANO T, FERRARO L, ANTONELLI T, AMOROSO S, CUOMO V. Prenatal exposure to the cannabinoid receptor agonist WIN 55,212-2 increases glutamate uptake through overexpression of GLT1 and EAAC1 glutamate transporter subtypes in rat frontal cerebral cortex. Neuropharmacology 2007, 53(3):369-78.
  10. GOBBI G, BAMBICO FR, MANGIERI R, BORTOLATO M, CAMPOLONGO P, SOLINAS M, CASSANO T, MORGESE MG, DEBONNEL G, DURANTI A, TONTINI A, TARZIA G, MOR M, TREZZA V, GOLDBERG SR, CUOMO V, PIOMELLI D, Antidepressant-like activity and modulation of brain monoaminergic transmission by blockade of anandamide hydrolysis. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2005, 102(51):18620-5.
  11. CAMPOLONGO P, TREZZA V, CASSANO T, GAETANI S, MORGESE MG, UBALDI M, SOVERCHIA L, ANTONELLI T, FERRARO L, MASSI M, CICCOCIOPPO R, CUOMO V. Perinatal exposure to delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol causes enduring cognitive deficits associated with alteration of cortical gene expression and neurotransmission in rats. Addict Biol 2007, 12(3-4): 485-95.
  12. COSTA LG, STEARDO L, CUOMO V Structural effects and neurofunctional sequelae of developmental exposure to psychotherapeutic drugs: experimental and clinical aspects. Pharmacol Rev 2004, 56(1):103-47.
  13. SARTIANI L, CERBAI E, LONARDO G, DE PAOLI P, TATTOLI M, CAGIANO R, CARRATU’ MR, CUOMO V, MUGELLI A. Prenatal exposure to carbon monoxide affects postnatal cellular electrophysiological maturation of the rat heart: a potential substrate for arrhythmogenesis in infancy. Circulation 2004, 109(3):419-23.
  14. KATHURIA S, GAETANI S, FEGLEY D, VALINO F, DURANTI A, TONTINI A, MOR M, TARZIA G, LA RANA G, CALIGNANO A, GIUSTINO A, TATTOLI M, PALMERY M, CUOMO V, PIOMELLI D, Modulation of anxiety through blockade of anandamide hydrolysis, Nat Med 2003, 9(1):76-81.
  15. MEREU G., FÀ M., FERRARO L., CAGIANO R., ANTONELLI T., TATTOLI M., GHIGLIERI V., TANGANELLI S., GESSA G.L., CUOMO V. Prenatal exposure to a cannabinoid agonist produces memory deficits linked to dysfunction in hippocampal long-term potentiation and glutamate release, Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2003, 100(8):4915-20.