Neuroscience Graduate Program Recent NGP Publications

Barber KR; Tanquary J; Bush K; Shaw A; Woodson M; Tangavelou K; Sherman M; Wairkar YP. Active zone proteins are transported via distinct mechanisms regulated by Par-1 Kinase. PLoS Genet. 2017 Feb 21; 13(2):e1006621; PMID:28222093]


Bittar A, Jun J, La J-H, Wang J, Leem J W, Chung J M., Reactive oxygen species affect spinal cell type-specific synaptic plasticity in a model of neuropathic pain. Pain. 2017 Jul 11.


Briley, David Valeria Ghirardi, Randy Woltjer, Alicia Renck, Olga Zolochevska, Giulio Taglialatela, Maria-Adelaide Micci. Preserved neurogenesis in non-demented individuals with AD neuropathology. Sci Rep. 2016; 6: 27812. Published online 2016 Jun 14. doi: 10.1038/srep27812


Comerota, M.M.,  Balaji Krishnan & Giulio Taglialatela. Near infrared light decreases synaptic vulnerability to amyloid beta oligomers Scientific Reports 7, Article number: 15012(2017) doi:10.1038/s41598-017-15357-x


Comerota, M.M., Tumurbaatar, B; Krishnan, B; Kayed, R; Taglialatela, G, 2019. Near Infrared Light Treatment Reduces Synaptic Levels of Toxic Tau in Two Transgenic Mouse Models of Human Tauopathies, Molecular Neurobiology. 56(5):3341-3355


Cortez, D. Bulavin, D. Wu, P. et al. Aged dominant negative p38a MAPK mice are resistant to age-dependent decline in adult neurogenesis and context discrimination fear conditioning. Behavioral Brain Research. 2016.


Crofton EJ, Zhang Y, Green TA. The proteomics of cocaine in the nucleus accumbens (in press), In Preedy (Ed.), The Neuroscience of Cocaine.


Crofton EJ; Nenov MN; Zhang Y; Scala F; Page SA; McCue DL; Li D; Hommel JD; Laezza F; Green TA. Glycogen synthase kinase 3 beta alters anxiety-, depression-, and addiction-related behaviors and neuronal activity in the nucleus accumbens shell. Neuropharmacology. , 2017 Jan 23.


Di Re, J., Wadsworth, P. A., & Laezza, F. (2017). Intracellular Fibroblast Growth Factor 14 : Emerging Risk Factor for Brain Disorders, 11(April), 1–7. https://doi.org/10.3389/fncel.2017.00103


Farmer K, Gerson JE, & Kayed R, Oligomer Formation and Cross-Seeding: The New Frontier. Israel Journal of Chemistry. (October 2016)


Franklin W., Taglialatela G. "A method to determine insulin responsiveness in synaptosomes isolated from frozen brain tissue." J Neurosci Methods. 2016 Mar 1; 261:128-34.


Franklin, W., Krishnan, B; Cappello, F.; Taglialateola, G, 2019. Chronic synaptic insulin resistance after traumatic brain injury abolishes insulin protection from amyloid beta and tau oligomer-induced synaptic dysfunction. Scientific Reports. 9(1):8228.


James TF, Miroslav N. Nenov, Cynthia Tapia, F. Laezza. Consequences of acute Nav1.1 exposure to deltamethrin. NeuroToxicology. 2016 (online).


Lo Cascio, F. and Kayed R., Azure C Targets and Modulates Toxic Tau Oligomers. ACS Chem Neurosci.  2018 Mar 1. doi: 10.1021/acschemneuro.7b00501. [Epub ahead of print]


Marino, C.; Krishnan, B; Cappello, F.; Taglialatela, G., 2019. Hsp60 protects against amyloidbeta oligomer synaptic toxicity via modification of toxic oligomer conformation. Acs Chemical Neuroscience, May 24.

Montalbano M, Rastellini C, Wang X, Corsello T, Eltorky MA, Vento R, Cicalese L. Transformation of primary human hepatocytes in hepatocellular carcinoma. Int J Oncol. 2016;48(3):1205-17. doi: 10.3892/ijo.2015.3312. Epub 2015 Dec 28.


McCue DL; Kasper JM; Hommel JD (2017) Regulation of motivation for food by neuromedin U in the paraventricular nucleus and the dorsal raphe nucleus.  International Journal of Obesity. 41(1):120-128


McCue DL; Kasper JM; A; Hommel JD. (2019). Incubation of feeding behavior is regulated by neuromedin U receptor 2 in the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus. Behavioural Brain Research. 359:763-770


Nilson AN*, English KC*, Gerson JE, Whittle TB, Crain CN, Xue J, Sengupta U, Castillo-Carranza DL, Zhang W, Gupta P, & Kayed R.(2017)  Tau oligomers associate with inflammation in the brain and retina of tauopathy mice and in neurodegenerative disease. J. Alzheimers Dis. 55, 1083–1099


Ochoa LF, Kholodnykh A, Villarreal P, Tian B, Pal R, Freiberg AN, Brasier AR, Motamedi M, Vargas G. (2018).  Imaging of Murine Whole Lung Fibrosis by Large Scale 3D Microscopy aided by Tissue Optical Clearing. Sci Rep.8(1):13348.


Price AE; Brehm VD; Hommel JD; Anastasio NC; Cunningham KA. (2018). Pimavanserin and Lorcaserin Attenuate Measures of Binge Eating in Male Sprague-Dawley Rats.  Frontiers in Pharmacology. 9:1424.


Price AE; Anastasio NC; Stutz SJ; Hommel JD; Cunningham KA. (2018). Serotonin 5-HT2C Receptor Activation Suppresses Binge Intake and the Reinforcing and Motivational Properties of High-Fat Food.  Frontiers in Pharmacology. 9:821,


Price AE; Stutz SJ; Hommel JD; Anastasio NC; Cunningham KA. (2019). Anterior insula activity regulates the associated behaviors of high fat food binge intake and cue reactivity in male rats. Appetite. 133, 231-239.


Randolph, A.C.; Fukuda, S.; Ihara, K.; Enkhbaatar, P.; Micci, M.A., 2019. Blood-brain barrier dysfunction after smoke inhalation injury, with and without skin burn. Shock. 51(5):634-649.

Ru W; Tang SJ. Journal Of Neuroimmune Pharmacology: The Official Journal Of The Society On NeuroImmune Pharmacology. 11(1):182-91, 2016 Mar


Ru W; Tang SJ. HIV-1 gp120Bal down-Regulates Phosphorylated NMDA Receptor Subunit 1 in Cortical Neurons via Activation of Glutamate and Chemokine Receptors.Journal Of Neuroimmune Pharmacology: The Official Journal Of The Society On NeuroImmune Pharmacology. 11(1):182-91, 2016 Mar.


Ru, W.; Tang, S-J.; 2017. HIV-associated synaptic degeneration. Molecular brain. 10(1):40.

Schlagal, C.R.; Wu, P., 2019. Tipsy neural stem cells: chronic effects of alcohol on the brain. Neural Regen Rest 14(1):67-68.


Sowers JL, Wu P, Zhang K, DeWitt DS, Prough DS. (2018).Proteomic changes in traumatic brain injury: experimental approaches. Curr Opin Neurol. 31(6):709-717.


Xu P, (2017). Zika Virus Infection in the Eye. J Clin Exp Neuroimmunol. 110, v2, 1-3.