UMass Neurosciences Publications – March 2019

The featured researcher is David Moorman,  who is an assistant professor in the department of Pyschological & Brain Sciences. Dr. Moorman had 3 publications appear on PubMed this month. His research examines how neuronal ensembles encode reward. He uses cutting edge techniques to optically record and stimulate neurons while animals are behaving.

Here’s what’ new for ‘ ”University of Massachusetts” AND Amherst AND neuroscience’ in PubMed. These publications appeared on line in March. They are just a fraction of the research that occurs on campus.

1: Wen X, Wang B, Huang S, Liu TL, Lee MS, Chung PS, Chow YT, Huang IW, Monbouquette HG, Maidment NT, Chiou PY. Flexible, multifunctional neural probe with liquid metal enabled, ultra-large tunable stiffness for deep-brain chemical  sensing and agent delivery. Biosens Bioelectron. 2019 Feb 7;131:37-45. doi: 10.1016/j.bios.2019.01.060. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30818131.

2: Kim-Spoon J, Lauharatanahirun N, Peviani K, Brieant A, Deater-Deckard K, Bickel WK, King-Casas B. Longitudinal pathways linking family risk, neural risk processing, delay discounting, and adolescent substance use. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2019 Feb 27. doi: 10.1111/jcpp.13015. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30809804.

3: Yang Z, Rafiei MH, Hall A, Thomas C, Midtlien HA, Hasselbach A, Adeli H, Gauthier LV. A Novel Methodology for Extracting and Evaluating Therapeutic Movements in Game-Based Motion Capture Rehabilitation Systems. J Med Syst. 2018 Nov 7;42(12):255. doi: 10.1007/s10916-018-1113-4. PubMed PMID: 30406430.

4: Mercado E, Kim J, Gonzales NA, Fuligni AJ. Emotional Coregulation in Mexican-Origin Parent-Adolescent Dyads: Associations with Adolescent Mental Health. J Youth Adolesc. 2019 Mar 4. doi: 10.1007/s10964-019-01002-5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30830533.

5: McDougall S, Vargas Riad W, Silva-Gotay A, Tavares ER, Harpalani D, Li GL, Richardson HN. Myelination of Axons Corresponds with Faster Transmission Speed in the Prefrontal Cortex of Developing Male Rats. eNeuro. 2018 Sep 13;5(4). pii: ENEURO.0203-18.2018. doi: 10.1523/ENEURO.0203-18.2018. eCollection 2018 Jul-Aug. PubMed PMID: 30225359; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6140121.

6: Balthazart J, Choleris E, Remage-Healey L. Steroids and the brain: 50years of research, conceptual shifts and the ascent of non-classical and membrane-initiated actions. Horm Behav. 2018 Mar;99:1-8. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2018.01.002. Epub 2018 Jan 12. Review. PubMed PMID: 29305886; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5880709.

7: Spedden ME, Choi JT, Nielsen JB, Geertsen SS. Corticospinal control of normal
and visually guided gait in healthy older and younger adults. Neurobiol Aging.
2019 Feb 13;78:29-41. doi: 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2019.02.005. [Epub ahead of
print] PubMed PMID: 30852367.

8: Stroud MJ, Menneer T, Kaplan E, Cave KR, Donnelly N. We can guide search by a
set of colors, but are reluctant to do it. Atten Percept Psychophys. 2019
Feb;81(2):377-406. doi: 10.3758/s13414-018-1617-5. PubMed PMID: 30402735.

9: Moorman DE. The role of the orbitofrontal cortex in alcohol use, abuse, and
dependence. Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry. 2018 Dec 20;87(Pt
A):85-107. doi: 10.1016/j.pnpbp.2018.01.010. Epub 2018 Feb 9. Review. PubMed
PMID: 29355587; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6072631.

10: Lee V, Pawlisch BA, Macedo-Lima M, Remage-Healey L. Norepinephrine enhances
song responsiveness and encoding in the auditory forebrain of male zebra finches.
J Neurophysiol. 2018 Jan 1;119(1):209-220. doi: 10.1152/jn.00251.2017. Epub 2017
Oct 11. PubMed PMID: 29021389; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5866463.

11: Bercovici DA, Princz-Lebel O, Tse MT, Moorman DE, Floresco SB. Optogenetic
Dissection of Temporal Dynamics of Amygdala-Striatal Interplay during Risk/Reward
Decision Making. eNeuro. 2018 Dec 10;5(6). pii: ENEURO.0422-18.2018. doi:
10.1523/ENEURO.0422-18.2018. eCollection 2018 Nov-Dec. PubMed PMID: 30627636;
PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6325538.

12: Orta G, de la Vega-Beltran JL, Martín-Hidalgo D, Santi CM, Visconti PE,
Darszon A. CatSper channels are regulated by protein kinase A. J Biol Chem. 2018
Oct 26;293(43):16830-16841. doi: 10.1074/jbc.RA117.001566. Epub 2018 Sep 13.
PubMed PMID: 30213858; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6204891.

13: Moorman DE. The hypocretin/orexin system as a target for excessive motivation
in alcohol use disorders. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2018 Jun;235(6):1663-1680.
doi: 10.1007/s00213-018-4871-2. Epub 2018 Mar 6. Review. PubMed PMID: 29508004;
PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5949267.

14: Evans EA, Zhu Y, Yoo C, Huang D, Hser YI. Criminal justice outcomes over 5
years after randomization to buprenorphine-naloxone or methadone treatment for
opioid use disorder. Addiction. 2019 Mar 27. doi: 10.1111/add.14620. [Epub ahead
of print] PubMed PMID: 30916463.

15: Jones BJ, Fitzroy AB, Spencer RMC. Emotional Memory Moderates the Relationship
Between Sigma Activity and Sleep-Related Improvement in Affect. Front Psychol.
2019 Mar 12;10:500. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00500. eCollection 2019. PubMed PMID:
30915002; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6423070.