Bamford Laboratory

Selected Publications

  1. Wang W, Darvas M, Storey GP, Bamford IJ, Palmiter RD, Bamford NS*.  (2013)
    Acetylcholine Encodes Long-lasting Presynaptic Plasticity at Glutamatergic Synapses in the Dorsal Striatum after Repeated Amphetamine Exposure. Journal of Neuroscience. 33(25)10405-26. PMC3766752.
  2. Wang W, Nitulescu I, Lemos JC, Lewis JS, Bamford IJ, Posielski NM, Storey GP, Phillips PEM, Bamford NS*. (2012) Over-inhibition of Corticostriatal Activity following Prenatal Cocaine Exposure. Annals of Neurology. 73(3):355-69. PMC3766752.
  3. Quintana A, Sanz E, Wang W, Storey GP, Guler AD, Wanat MJ, Roller BA, La Torre A, McKnight GS, Bamford NS, Palmiter RD*. (2012) Lack of Gpr88 Regulates Medium spiny Neuron Activity and Facilitates Motor and Cue-dependent behaviors. Nature Neuroscience. 15(11)1547-55. PMC3483418. See comments on this research in:
    Nat Neurosci 2008. 58:6-7 2012.15(11): 1469-70.
  4. Wang W, Dever D, Lowe J, Storey GP, Bhansali A, Eck EK, Nitulescu I, Weimer J, Bamford NS*. (2012) Regulation of Prefrontal Excitatory Neurotransmission by Dopamine in the Nucleus Accumbens Core. Journal of Physiology. 590(16)3743-69. PMC3476631.
  5. Fraser CD, Jaquiss RDB, Rosenthal DN, Humpl T, Canter CE, Blackstone EH, Naftel DC, Ichord RN, Bomgaars L, Tweddell JS, Massicotte P, Turrentine MW, Cohen GA, Devaney EJ, Pearce FB, Carberry KE, Kroslowitz R, Almond CS, for the Berlin Heart Study Investigators. (2012)  Prospective Trial of a Pediatric Ventricular Assist Device. New England Journal of Medicine. 367:532-41. Bamford was a Berlin Heart study investigator.
  6. Yue M, Sulzer D, Bamford NS*.  (2011)  Imaging Presynaptic Exocytosis in Corticostriatal Slices. Methods Molecular Biology. 2011;793:363-76. doi: 10.1007/978-1-61779-328-8_24.
  7. Parker JG, Wanat MJ, Soden ME, Ahmad K, Zweifel LS, Bamford NS, Palmiter RD*. (2011) Attenuating GABAA Receptor Signaling in Dopamine Neurons Selectively Enhances Reward Learning and Alters Risk Preference in Mice. Journal of Neuroscience. 31(47):17103-12. PMC3235504.
  8. Beutler LR, Wanat MJ, Quintana A, Sanz E, Bamford NS, Zweifel LS, Palmiter RD*. (2011) Balanced NMDA receptor activity in dopamine D1 receptor (D1R)- and D2R-expressing medium spiny neurons is required for amphetamine sensitization. PNAS. 108(10):4206-11. PMC3054029.
  9. Joshi PR, Wu N-P, André VM, Cummings D, Cepeda C, Joyce JA, Carroll JB, Leavitt BR, Hayden MR, Levine MS, Bamford NS*. (2009) Age-dependent alterations of corticostriatal activity in the YAC128 mouse model of Huntington Disease. Journal of Neuroscience. 29(8):2414-2427. PMC2670193.
  10. Bamford NS*, Robinett SA, Otto RK, Gospe SM. (2009) Neuromuscular Hip Dysplasia in Charcot Marie Tooth Disease Type 1A. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. 51(5):408-11.
  11. Bamford NS*, Zhang H, Joyce JA, Scarlis CA, Hanan W, Wu N-P, André VM, Cohen R, Cepeda C, Levine MS, Harleton E, Sulzer D. (2008) Repeated exposure to methamphetamine causes long-lasting presynaptic corticostriatal depression that is renormalized with drug readministration. Neuron. 58 (1): 89-103. PMC2394729. Featured Article in Neuron. See Comments on this research in:
    • Neuron 2008. 58:6-7
    • Nature Reviews Neuroscience 2008. 9:409
    • JAMA 2008. 20:2379-2379.
  12. Bamford NS*, Robinson S, Palmiter RD, Joyce JA, Moore C, Meshul CK. (2004) Dopamine modulates release from corticostriatal terminals. Journal of Neuroscience. 24:9541-9552. PMID: 15509741.
  13. Bamford NS, Zhang H, Schmitz Y, Wu N-P, Cepeda C, Levine MS, Schmauss C, Zakharenko SS, Zablow L, Sulzer S*. (2004) Heterosynaptic dopamine neurotransmission selects sets of corticostriatal terminals. Neuron 42:653-663. PMID: 15157425. Featured Article in Neuron. See Comments on this research in: Neuron 2004. 42: 522-4
  14. Bamford NS*, Trojaborg W, De Vivo DC. (2002) Congenital Guillain-Barré syndrome associated with maternal inflammatory bowel disease is responsive to intravenous immunoglobulin. European Journal of Paediatric Neurology. 6(2):115-119. PMID:11995958.
  15. Shayegani A*, Odel JG, Kazim M, Hall LS, Bamford NS, Schubert H. (1996) Varicella-Zoster Virus Retrobulbar Optic Neuritis in a Patient with Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Am J Ophthal. 122(4):586-588.


Selected Book Chapters

  1. Yue M, Sulzer D, Bamford NS*. (2011) Imaging Presynaptic Exocytosis in Corticostriatal Slices. In: Methods in Molecular Biology. Volume: 793. Edited by H. Kawamata and G. Manfredi. Springer. p363-376
  2. Cepeda, C*, Bamford NS, Levine MS. (2010) Alterations in Striatal Synaptic Function in Huntington’s and Parkinson’s Diseases. In: Handbook of Basal Ganglia Structure and Function, a Decade of Progress. Edited by H. Steiner and K. Tseng. Elsevier. p607-623.
  3. Bamford NS*, Cepeda, C. (2009) The Corticostriatal Pathway in Parkinson’s Disease. In: Cortico-subcortical Dynamics in Parkinson’s Disease. Editor: Kuei Y. Tseng, Humana Press & Springer Editorials. p87-104.