Research Topics

  • Maternal programming of brain development
  • Maternal nutrition (obesity and diabetes)
  • Neural circuits
  • Brain development
  • Energy homeostasis

Selected Publications

Duart-Castells, L., Cantacorps, L., López-Arnau, R., Montagud-Romero, S., Puster, B., Mera, P., Serra, D., Camarasa, J., Pubill, D., Valverde, O., Escubedo, E.: Effects of high fat diet and maternal binge-like alcohol consumption and their influence on cocaine response in female mice offspring. Int. J. Neuropsychopharmacol. 24(1), 77-88 (2021). [Open Access]

García-Baos, A., Alegre-Zurano, L., Cantacorps, L., Martín-Sánchez, A., Valverde, O.: Role of cannabinoids in alcohol-induced neuroinflammation. Prog. Neuropsychopharmacol. Biol. Psychiatry 104:110054 (2020).

Cantacorps, L., Montagud-Romero, S., Valverde, O.: Curcumin treatment attenuates alcohol-induced alterations in a mouse model of foetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Prog. Neuropsychopharmacol. Biol. Psychiatry 100:109899 (2020).

Cantacorps, L., Montagud-Romero, S., Luján, M. Á., Valverde, O.: Prenatal and postnatal alcohol exposure increases vulnerability to cocaine addiction in adult mice. Br. J. Pharmacol. 177(5), 1090-1105 (2020).

Bilbao, A., Leixner, S., Wei, S., Cantacorps, L., Valverde, O., Spanagel, R.: Reduced sensitivity to ethanol and excessive drinking in a mouse model of neuropathic pain. Addict. Biol. 24(5), 1008-1018 (2019).

Cantacorps, L., Alfonso-Loeches, S., Guerri, C., Valverde, O.: Long-term epigenetic changes in offspring mice exposed to alcohol during gestation and lactation. J Psychopharmacol. 33(12), 1562-1572 (2019).

Luján, MÁ., Cantacorps, L., Valverde, O.: The pharmacological reduction of hippocampal neurogenesis attenuates the protective effects of cannabidiol on cocaine voluntary intake. Addict. Biol. 25(4):e12778 (2019).

De Backer, JF., Monlezun, S., Detraux, B., Gazan, A., Vanopdenbosch, L., Cheron, J., Cannazza, G., Valverde, S., Cantacorps, L., Nassar, M., Venance, L., Valverde, O., Faure, P., Zoli, M., De Backer, O., Gall, D., Schiffmann, S. N., de Kerchove d'Exaerde, A.: Deletion of Maged1 in mice abolishes locomotor and reinforcing effects of cocaine. EMBO Rep. 19(9):e45089 (2018).

Cantacorps, L., González-Pardo, H., Arias, J. L., Valverde, O., Conejo, N. M.: Altered brain functional connectivity and behaviour in a mouse model of maternal alcohol binge-drinking. Prog. Neuropsychopharmacol. Biol. Psychiatry. 84(Pt A), 237-249 (2018).

Cantacorps, L., Alfonso-Loeches, S., Moscoso-Castro, M., Cuitavi, J., Gracia-Rubio, I., López-Arnau, R., Escubedo, E., Guerri, C., Valverde, O.: Maternal alcohol binge drinking induces persistent neuroinflammation associated with myelin damage and behavioural dysfunctions in offspring mice. Neuropharmacology 123, 368-384 (2017).