Recent Publications in Addiction, Reward and Impulsivity

Christakis DA, Ramirez JSB, Ramirez JM (2012). Overstimulation of newborn mice leads to behavioral differences and deficits in cognitive performance. Scientific Reports in press.

Ferguson SM, Phillips PE, Neumaier JF (2011) Direct pathway striatal neurons control rule retention. Under review.

Ferguson SM and Neumaier JF (2011) Grateful DREADDs: Engineered receptors reveal how neural circuits regulate behavior. Neuropsychopharm 37(1):296-7.

Ferguson SM, Eskenazi D, Ishikawa M, Wanat MJ, Phillips PEM, Dong Y, Roth BL, Neumaier JF (2011) Transient neuronal inhibition reveals opposing roles of indirect and direct pathways in sensitization. Nature Neurosci 14(1):22-4.

Ferguson SM, Mitchell ES, Neumaier JF (2008) Increased expression of 5-HT6 receptors in the nucleus accumbens blocks the rewarding but not psychomotor activating properties of cocaine. Biol Psych 63(2):207-13

Ferguson SM, Fasano S, Yang P, Brambilla R, Robinson TE (2006) Knockout of ERK1 enhances cocaine-evoked immediate early gene expression and behavioral plasticity. Neuropsychopharm 31:2660-8.

Kim SJ, Veenstra-VanderWeele J, Hanna GL, Gonen D, Leventhal BL, Cook EH Jr.Mutation screening of human 5-HT(2B)receptor gene in early-onset obsessive-compulsive disorder. Mol Cell Probes. 2000 Feb;14(1):47-52.

Lott DC, Kim SJ, Cook EH, de Wit H. Serotonin transporter genotype and acute subjective response to amphetamine. Am J Addict. 2006 Sep-Oct;15(5):327-35

Mrejeru A, Wei A, Ramirez JM. (2011) Calcium-activated non-selective cation currents are involved in generation of tonic and bursting activity in dopamine neurons of the substantia nigra pars compacta. J Physiol. May 15;589 (Pt 10):2497-514.

Ransohoff R, Orly L, Veeraraghavalu K, Marler S, Ramirez JM, Sisodia S. (2008). FAD-linked human Presenilin 1 variants impair environmental enrichment-induced hippocampal neural progenitor cell proliferation and differentiation in a non-cell autonomous manner. Neuron. 2008 Aug 28;59 (4):527-9. PMID: 18760694

Welsh JP, Han VZ, Rossi DJ, Mohr C, Odagiri M, Daunais JB, Grant KA (2011) Bidirectional plasticity in the primate inferior olive induced by chronic ethanol intoxication and sustained abstinence.  Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 108: 10314-10319.

Wang W, Nitulescu I, Lewis JS, Lemos JC, Bamford IJ, Posielski NM, Storey GP, Phillips PE, Bamford NS. Overinhibition of corticostriatal activity following prenatal cocaine exposure. Ann Neurol. 2012 Nov 9.

Quintana A, Sanz E, Wang W, Storey GP, Güler AD, Wanat MJ, Roller BA, La Torre A, Amieux PS, McKnight GS, Bamford NS, Palmiter RD. Lack of GPR88 enhances medium spiny neuron activity and alters motor- and cue-dependent behaviors. Nat Neurosci. 2012 Nov;15(11):1547-55.

Wang W, Dever D, Lowe J, Storey GP, Bhansali A, Eck EK, Nitulescu I, Weimer J, Bamford NS. Regulation of prefrontal excitatory neurotransmission by dopamine in the nucleus accumbens core. J Physiol. 2012 Aug 15;590(Pt 16):3743-69.

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