UMass Neuroscience Publications – September 2020

Buju Dasgupta

This month’s featured researcher is Nilanjana “Buju” Dasgupta, who is a professor in Psychological & Brain Sciences, the Director of Faculty Equity and Inclusion in the College of Natural Sciences, and Director of the Institute of Diversity Sciences. Her research focuses on implicit bias. This month, she appeared in Pubmed as an author on a paper entitled, “Open science, communal culture, and women’s participation in the movement to improve science

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

1: Lokhandwala S, Spencer RMC. Slow wave sleep in naps supports episodic memories in early childhood. Dev Sci. 2020 Sep 2:e13035. doi: 10.1111/desc.13035. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32881204.

2: Calabrese EJ, Mattson MP, Dhawan G, Kapoor R, Calabrese V, Giordano J. Hormesis: A potential strategic approach to the treatment of neurodegenerative disease. Int Rev Neurobiol. 2020;155:271-301. doi: 10.1016/bs.irn.2020.03.024. Epub 2020 Aug 11. PMID: 32854857.

3: Kim H, Jeon BT, Kim IM, Bennett SJ, Lorch CM, Viana MP, Myers JF, Trupp CJ, Whipps ZT, Kundu M, Chung S, Sun X, Khalimonchuk O, Lee J, Ro SH. Sestrin2 Phosphorylation by ULK1 Induces Autophagic Degradation of Mitochondria Damaged by Copper-Induced Oxidative Stress. Int J Mol Sci. 2020 Aug 25;21(17):E6130. doi: 10.3390/ijms21176130. PMID: 32854424.

4: Miehm JD, Buonaccorsi J, Lim J, Sato S, Rajala C, Averill J, Khalighinejad F, Ionete C, Jones SL, Kent JA, van Emmerik RE. Sensorimotor function in progressive multiple sclerosis. Mult Scler J Exp Transl Clin. 2020 Aug 31;6(3):2055217320934835. doi: 10.1177/2055217320934835. PMID: 32944271; PMCID: PMC7466899.

5: Rendos NK, Zajac-Cox L, Thomas R, Sato S, Eicholtz S, Kesar TM. Verbal feedback enhances motor learning during post-stroke gait retraining. Top Stroke Rehabil. 2020 Sep 18:1-16. doi: 10.1080/10749357.2020.1818480. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32942960.

6: Murphy MC, Mejia AF, Mejia J, Yan X, Cheryan S, Dasgupta N, Destin M, Fryberg SA, Garcia JA, Haines EL, Harackiewicz JM, Ledgerwood A, Moss-Racusin CA, Park LE, Perry SP, Ratliff KA, Rattan A, Sanchez DT, Savani K, Sekaquaptewa D, Smith JL, Taylor VJ, Thoman DB, Wout DA, Mabry PL, Ressl S, Diekman AB, Pestilli F. Open science, communal culture, and women’s participation in the movement to improve science. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2020 Sep 14:201921320. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1921320117. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32929006.

7: Sato S, Lim J, Miehm JD, Buonaccorsi J, Rajala C, Khalighinejad F, Ionete C, Kent JA, van Emmerik REA. Rapid foot-tapping but not hand-tapping ability is different between relapsing-remitting and progressive multiple sclerosis. Mult Scler Relat Disord. 2020 Jun;41:102031. doi: 10.1016/j.msard.2020.102031. Epub 2020 Feb 27. PMID: 32172213.

8: Grieb ZA, Vitale EM, Morrell JI, Lonstein JS, Pereira M. Decreased mesolimbic dopaminergic signaling underlies the waning of maternal caregiving across the postpartum period in rats. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2020 Apr;237(4):1107-1119. doi: 10.1007/s00213-019-05441-7. Epub 2020 Jan 11. PMID: 31927604.

9: Ragozzino FJ, Arnold RA, Kowalski CW, Savenkova MI, Karatsoreos IN, Peters JH. Corticosterone inhibits vagal afferent glutamate release in the Nucleus of the Solitary Tract via retrograde endocannabinoid signaling. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2020 Sep 23. doi: 10.1152/ajpcell.00190.2020. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32966126.

10: Lansford JE, Zietz S, Bornstein MH, Deater-Deckard K, Di Giunta L, Dodge KA, Gurdal S, Liu Q, Long Q, Malone PS, Oburu P, Pastorelli C, Skinner AT, Sorbring E, Steinberg L, Tapanya S, Uribe Tirado LM, Yotanyamaneewong S, Alampay LP, Al-Hassan SM, Bacchini D, Chang L. Opportunities and peer support for aggression and delinquency during adolescence in nine countries. New Dir Child Adolesc Dev. 2020 Sep 23. doi: 10.1002/cad.20361. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32964604.