Sabatino Ventura

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1993 …2020
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2017

Factors influencing biased agonism in recombinant cells expressing the human α1A-adrenoceptor

da Silva Junior, E. D., Sato, M., Merlin, J., Broxton, N., Hutchinson, D. S., Ventura, S., Evans, B. A. & Summers, R. J., 1 Jul 2017, In : British Journal of Pharmacology. 174, 14, p. 2318-2333 16 p.

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2016

High expression of TROP2 characterizes different cell subpopulations in androgen-sensitive and androgenindependent prostate cancer cells

Xie, J., Mølck, C., Paquet-Fifield, S., Butler, L., Australian Prostate Cancer BioResource, Sloan, E., Ventura, S. & Hollande, F., 7 Jun 2016, In : Oncotarget. 7, 28, p. 44492-44504 13 p.

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2015

Development of a P2X1-purinoceptor mediated contractile response in the aged mouse prostate gland through slowing down of ATP breakdown

White, C. W., Short, J. L., Evans, R. J. & Ventura, S., 2015, In : Neurourology and Urodynamics. 34, 3, p. 292-298 7 p.

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Tamsulosin modulates, but does not abolish the spontaneous activity in the guinea pig prostate gland

Chakrabarty, B., Dey, A., Lam, M. H-S., Ventura, S. & Exintaris, B., 2015, In : Neurourology and Urodynamics. 34, 5, p. 482-488 7 p.

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2014

Pharmacological characterization and chemical fractionation of a liposterolic extract of saw palmetto (Serenoa repens): Effects on rat prostate contractility

Chua, T., Eise, N., Simpson, J. S. & Ventura, S., 2014, In : Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 152, 2, p. 283 - 291 9 p.

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The synthesis and biological evaluation of multifunctionalised derivatives of noscapine as cytotoxic agents

Debono, A. J., Mistry, S. J., Xie, A., Muthiah, D., Phillips, J. R., Ventura, S., Callaghan, R., Pouton, C. W., Capuano, B. & Scammells, P. J., 2014, In : ChemMedChem. 9, 2, p. 399 - 410 12 p.

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2013

A novel androgen signalling pathway uses dihydrotestosterone, but not testosterone, to activate the EGF receptor signalling cascade in prostate stromal cells

Oliver, V. L., Poulios, K., Ventura, S. & Haynes, J. M., 2013, In : British Journal of Pharmacology. 170, 3, p. 592 - 601 10 p.

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Does the autonomic nervous system contribute to the initiation and progression of prostate cancer?

Ventura, S. & Evans, B. A., 2013, In : Asian Journal of Andrology. 15, 6, p. 715 - 716 2 p.

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Functional characterization on invertebrate and vertebrate tissues of tachykinin peptides from octopus venoms

Ruder, T., Ali, S. A., Ormerod, K., Brust, A., Roymanchadi, M-L., Ventura, S., Undheim, E. A. B., Jackson, T. N. W., Mercier, A. J., King, G. F., Alewood, P. F. & Fry, B. G., 2013, In : Peptides. 47, p. 71 - 76 6 p.

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Male contraception via simultaneous knockout of a1A-adrenoceptors and P2X1-purinoceptors in mice

White, C. W., Choong, Y-T., Short, J. L., Exintaris, B., Malone, D. T., Allen, A. M., Evans, R. J. & Ventura, S., 2013, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 110, 51, p. 20825 - 20830 6 p.

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Rho kinase activation mediates adrenergic and cholinergic smooth muscle contractile responses in the mouse prostate gland

White, C. W., Short, J. L. & Ventura, S., 2013, In : European Journal of Pharmacology. 721, p. 313 - 321 9 p.

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2012

Identification and profiling of novel alpha 1(A)-adrenoceptor-CXC chemokine receptor 2 heteromer

Mustafa, S., See, H. B., Seeber, R., Armstrong, S. P., White, C., Ventura, S., Ayoub, M. A. & Pfleger, K., 2012, In : Journal of Biological Chemistry. 287, 16, p. 12952 - 12965 14 p.

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Synthesis and biological evaluation of N-substituted noscapine analogues

Debono, A. J., Xie, J. H., Ventura, S., Pouton, C. W., Capuano, B. & Scammells, P. J., 2012, In : ChemMedChem. 7, 12, p. 2122 - 2133 12 p.

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What makes the a 1A-adrenoceptor gene express the a 1L-adrenoceptor functional phenotype?

Ventura, S., 2012, In : British Journal of Pharmacology. 165, 5, p. 1223 - 1225 3 p.

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2011

Contractility and pacemaker cells in the prostate gland

Nguyen, D-T., Dey, A., Lang, R., Ventura, S. & Exintaris, B., 2011, In : Journal of Urology. 185, 1, p. 347 - 351 5 p.

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Contractions of the Mouse Prostate Elicited by Acetylcholine Are Mediated by M(3) Muscarinic Receptors

White, C., Short, J., Haynes, J., Matsui, M. & Ventura, S., 2011, In : Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. 339, 3, p. 870 - 877 8 p.

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Ethanol extracts of saw palmetto contain the indirectly acting sympathomimetic: tyramine

Chua, T., Simpson, J. & Ventura, S., 2011, In : Prostate. 71, 1, p. 71 - 80 10 p.

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Novel drug targets for the pharmacotherapy of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)

Ventura, S., Oliver, V., White, C., Xie, A., Haynes, J. & Exintaris, B., 2011, In : British Journal of Pharmacology. 163, 5, p. 891 - 907 17 p.

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2010

Androgens regulate adenylate cyclase activity and intracellular calciumin stromal cells derived from human prostate

Oliver, V. L., Anderson, C. J., Ventura, S. & Haynes, J. M., 2010, In : Prostate. 70, p. 1222 - 1232 11 p.

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Characterisation of the prostanoid receptor mediating inhibition of smooth muscle contractility in the rat prostate gland

Tokanovic, S., White, C., Malone, D. T., Exintaris, B. & Ventura, S., 2010, In : Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology. 381, p. 321 - 328 8 p.

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Extracts of bark from the traditional Chinese herb Phellodendron amurense inhibit contractility of the isolated rat prostate gland

Xu, Y. H. & Ventura, S., 2010, In : Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 127, 1, p. 196 - 199 4 p.

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Isoflavones isolated from red clover (Trifolium pratense) inhibit smooth muscle contraction of the isolated rat prostate gland

Brandi, A., Simpson, J. & Ventura, S., 2010, In : Phytomedicine : international journal of phytotherapy and phytopharmacology. 17, 11, p. 895 - 901 7 p.

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2009

The use of popular movies during lectures to aid the teaching and learning of undergraduate pharmacology

Ventura, S. & Onsman, A., 2009, In : Medical Teacher. 31, 7, p. 662 - 664 3 p.

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2008

Targeted disruption of the A2A adenosine receptor reduces in-vitro prostate contractility in mature mice

Gray, K. T., Short, J. L., Ledent, C. & Ventura, S., 2008, In : European Journal of Pharmacology. 592, 1-3, p. 151 - 157 7 p.

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The alpha1A-adrenoceptor gene is required for the alpha1L-adrenoceptor-mediated response in isolated preparations of the mouse prostate

Gray, K. T., Short, J. L. & Ventura, S., 2008, In : British Journal of Pharmacology. 155, 1, p. 103 - 109 7 p.

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2007

Stimulation of epithelial CB1 receptors inhibits contractions of the rat prostate gland

Tokanovic, S., Malone, D. T. & Ventura, S., 2007, In : British Journal of Pharmacology. 150, 2, p. 227 - 234 8 p.

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The effects of targeted deletion of the aromatase enzyme on prostatic contractile responses to noradrenaline in mice

Gray, K. T., Short, J. L., Simpson, E. R. & Ventura, S., 2007, In : Journal of Endocrinology. 195, 3, p. 495 - 502 8 p.

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2006

alpha1L-Adrenoceptors mediate contractions of the isolated mouse prostate

Gray, K. T. & Ventura, S., 2006, In : European Journal of Pharmacology. 540, 1-3, p. 155 - 161 7 p.

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Lack of contribution of P2X receptors to neurally mediated vasoconstriction in the rabbit kidney in vivo

Eppel, G. A., Ventura, S., Denton, K. M. & Evans, R. G., 2006, In : Acta Physiologica. 186, 3, p. 197 - 207 11 p.

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Regional vascular responses to ATP and ATP analogues in the rabbit kidney in vivo: roles for adenosine receptors and prostanoids

Eppel, G. A., Ventura, S. & Evans, R. G., 2006, In : British Journal of Pharmacology. 149, 5, p. 523 - 531 9 p.

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Saw palmetto is an indirectly acting sympathomimetic in the rat-isolated prostate gland

Cao, N., Haynes, J. M. & Ventura, S., 2006, In : Prostate. 66, 2, p. 115 - 123 9 p.

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2005

A biochemical and pharmacological examination of Rhamphiophis oxyrhynchus (Rufous beaked snake) venom

Lumsden, N. G., Ventura, S., Dauer, R. & Hodgson, W. C., 2005, In : Toxicon : official journal of the International Society on Toxinology. 45, 2, p. 219 - 231 13 p.

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Current models of human prostate contractility

Haynes, J. M. & Ventura, S., 2005, In : Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology. 32, 10, p. 797 - 804 8 p.

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Evaluation of the mouse prostate as a suitable model for the study of human prostate function

Gray, K. T. & Ventura, S., 2005, In : Journal of Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods. 51, 1, p. 41 - 50 10 p.

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Pharmacological characterisation of a neurotoxin from the venom of Boiga dendrophila (Mangrove catsnake)

Lumsden, N. G., Fry, B. G., Ventura, S., Kini, R. M. & Hodgson, W. C., 2005, In : Toxicon : official journal of the International Society on Toxinology. 45, 3, p. 329 - 334 6 p.

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2004

Adenosine 5' -triphosphate and noradrenaline are excitatory cotransmitters to the fibromuscular stroma of the guinea pig prostate gland

Buljubasich, R. & Ventura, S., 2004, In : European Journal of Pharmacology. 499, 3, p. 335 - 344 10 p.

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The in vitro and in vivo pharmacological activity of Boiga dendrophila (mangrove catsnake) venom

Lumsden, N. G., Fry, B. G., Ventura, S., Kini, R. M. & Hodgson, W. C., 2004, In : Autonomic and Autacoid Pharmacology. 24, 4, p. 107 - 113 7 p.

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2003

Adenosine 5'-triphosphate (ATP) is an excitatory cotransmitter with noradrenaline to the smooth muscle of the rat prostate gland

Ventura, S., Dewalagama, R. & Lau, L. L., 2003, In : British Journal of Pharmacology. 138, 7, p. 1277 - 1284 8 p.

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2002

Big endothelin-1 but not endothelin-1 is present in the smooth muscle stroma of the prostate gland of the rat

Ventura, S. & Salamoussa, A., 2002, In : Journal of Anatomy. 200, 2, p. 153 - 158 6 p.

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Cholinergic innervation and function in the prostate gland

Ventura, S., Pennefather, J. N. & Mitchelson, F., 2002, In : Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 94, 1-2, p. 93 - 112 20 p.

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Protein kinase C and the sub-sensitivity and sub-reactivity of the diabetic rat prostrate gland to noradenaline

Ramasamy, S., Hodgson, W. C. & Ventura, S., 2002, In : European Journal of Pharmacology. 434, p. 151 - 161 11 p.

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2001

b2-adrenoceptor-mediated inhibiton of field stimulation induced contractile responses of the smooth muscle of the rat prostate gland

Kalodimos, P. J. & Ventura, S., 2001, In : European Journal of Pharmacology. 431, 1, p. 81 - 89 9 p.

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Neural mechanisms in the cardiovascular responses to acute central hypovolaemia

Evans, R. G., Ventura, S., Dampney, R. A. L. & Ludbrook, J., 2001, In : Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology. 28, 5/6, p. 479 - 487 9 p.

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2000

Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) inhibits contractions of the prostatic stroma of the rat but not the guinea-pig

Ventura, S., Lau, W. A. K., Buljubasich, S. & Pennefather, J. N., 2000, In : Regulatory Peptides. p. 63 - 73 11 p.

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Effects of adenine nucleosides and nucleotides on neuromuscular transmission to the prostatic stroma of the rat

Preston, A., Lau, W. A. K., Pennefather, J. N. & Ventura, S., 2000, In : British Journal of Pharmacology. p. 1073 - 1080 8 p.

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Species differences in the actions of sensory neuropeptides on contractility of the smooth muscle of the rat and guinea-pig prostate

Ventura, S., Lau, W. A. K., Buljubasich, S. & Pennefather, J. N., 2000, In : Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology. p. 917 - 921 5 p.

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The autonomic and sensory innervation of the smooth muscle off the prostate gland: a review of pharmacological and histological studies

Pennefather, J. N., Lau, W. A., Mitchelson, F. J. & Ventura, S., 2000, In : Journal of Autonomic Pharmacology. p. 193 - 206 14 p.

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