UMass Neuroscience Publications – April/May 2020

This month’s featured researcher is Courtney Babbitt. Courtney is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology. Courtney researches how cis-regulatory element evolution affects phenotypic evolution. In particular, she has investigated brain evolution in humans and other primates. She is the senior author on a review that appeared in PubMed this month examining technological progress in elucidating the role of metabolic changes in human brain evolution.

Here’s what else is new for ‘ ”University of Massachusetts” AND Amherst AND neuroscience’ in PubMed. These publications appeared on line in April and May. They are just a fraction of the research that occurs on campus. You can click on the PubMed ID to find the publication.

1: Caballero JP, Scarpa GB, Remage-Healey L, Moorman DE. Differential Effects of Dorsal and Ventral Medial Prefrontal Cortex Inactivation during Natural Reward Seeking, Extinction, and Cue-Induced Reinstatement. eNeuro. 2019 Sep 25;6(5). pii: ENEURO.0296-19.2019. doi: 10.1523/ENEURO.0296-19.2019. Print 2019 Sep/Oct. PubMed PMID: 31519696; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6763834.

2: Lessard CB, Rodriguez E, Ladd TB, Minter LM, Osborne BA, Miele L, Golde TE, Ran Y. Individual and combined presenilin 1 and 2 knockouts reveal that both have highly overlapping functions in HEK293T cells. J Biol Chem. 2019 Jul 19;294(29):11276-11285. doi: 10.1074/jbc.RA119.008041. Epub 2019 Jun 5. PubMed PMID: 31167792; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6643044.

3: Rothenberg WA, Lansford JE, Bacchini D, Bornstein MH, Chang L, Deater-Deckard K, Di Giunta L, Dodge KA, Malone PS, Oburu P, Pastorelli C, Skinner AT, Sorbring E, Steinberg L, Tapanya S, Tirado LMU, Yotanyamaneewong S, Alampay LP, Al-Hassan SM. Cross-cultural effects of parent warmth and control on aggression and rule-breaking from ages 8 to 13. Aggress Behav. 2020 Apr 5. doi: 10.1002/ab.21892. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32249458.

4: Bauernfeind AL, Babbitt CC. Metabolic changes in human brain evolution. Evol Anthropol. 2020 Apr 24. doi: 10.1002/evan.21831. [Epub ahead of print] Review. PubMed PMID: 32329960.

5:  Venturelli M, Ruzzante F, Villa F, Rudi D, Tarperi C, Milanese C, Cavedon V, Fonte C, Picelli A, Smania N, Calabria E, Skafidas S, Fochi S, Romanelli MG, Layec G, Schena F. Response: Commentary: Neuromuscular and Muscle Metabolic Functions in MELAS Before and After Resistance Training: A Case Study. Front Physiol. 2020 Apr 15;11:337. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2020.00337. eCollection 2020. PubMed PMID: 32351406; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7174739.

6: Pearson GL, Savenkova M, Barnwell JJ, Karatsoreos IN. Circadian desynchronization alters metabolic and immune responses following lipopolysaccharide inoculation in male mice. Brain Behav Immun. 2020 May 12. pii: S0889-1591(20)30174-4. doi: 10.1016/j.bbi.2020.05.033. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32413558.

7: Liu RT, Walsh RFL, Sheehan AE, Cheek SM, Carter SM. Suicidal Ideation and Behavior Among Sexual Minority and Heterosexual Youth: 1995-2017. Pediatrics. 2020 Mar;145(3). pii: e20192221. doi: 10.1542/peds.2019-2221. Epub 2020 Feb 10. PubMed PMID: 32041813; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7049944.

8: Sato S, Choi JT. Increased intramuscular coherence is associated with temporal gait symmetry during split-belt locomotor adaptation. J Neurophysiol. 2019;122(3):1097‐1109. doi:10.1152/jn.00865.2018; PubMed PMID: 31339832