UMass Neurosciences Publications – January 2022

Jennifer Rauch

This month’s featured researcher is Jennifer Rauch. Jennifer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. Her primary research centers on understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms that contribute to diseases associated with protein misfolding and aggregation, particularly neurodegenerative tau protein. Her lab examines the spread of tau and inflammatory mechanisms in microglia and astrocytes. In addition, she has a recent publication in JAMA comparing screening methods for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome resulting from Coronavirus.

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

1: Roberts BL, Karatsoreos IN. Brain-body responses to chronic stress: a brief review. Fac Rev. 2021 Dec 16;10:83. doi: 10.12703/r/10-83. PMID: 35028648; PMCID: PMC8725649.

2: Smith CB, van der Vinne V, McCartney E, Stowie AC, Leise TL, Martin-Burgos B, Molyneux PC, Garbutt LA, Brodsky MH, Davidson AJ, Harrington ME, Dallmann R, Weaver DR. Cell-Type-Specific Circadian Bioluminescence Rhythms in Dbp Reporter Mice. J Biol Rhythms. 2022 Jan 13:7487304211069452. doi: 10.1177/07487304211069452. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35023384.

3: Mohr MA, Keshishian T, Falcy BA, Laham BJ, Wong AM, Micevych PE. Puberty enables oestradiol-induced progesterone synthesis in female mouse hypothalamic astrocytes. J Neuroendocrinol. 2021 Dec 20:e13082. doi: 10.1111/jne.13082. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35000221.

4: Rhie A,… Lama TM,…, Jarvis ED. Towards complete and error-free genome assemblies of all vertebrate species. Nature. 2021 Apr;592(7856):737-746. doi: 10.1038/s41586-021-03451-0. Epub 2021 Apr 28. PMID: 33911273; PMCID: PMC8081667.

5: Sinakevitch I, Long SM, Gronenberg W. The central nervous system of whip spiders (Amblypygi): Large mushroom bodies receive olfactory and visual input. J Comp Neurol. 2021 May 1;529(7):1642-1658. doi: 10.1002/cne.25045. Epub 2020 Oct 3. PMID: 32978799.

6: Flores-Bonilla A, De Oliveira B, Silva-Gotay A, Lucier KW, Richardson HN. Shortening time for access to alcohol drives up front-loading behavior, bringing consumption in male rats to the level of females. Biol Sex Differ. 2021 Sep 15;12(1):51. doi: 10.1186/s13293-021-00395-y. PMID: 34526108; PMCID: PMC8444481.

7: Jiang Z, Sanders DMW, Cowell RA. Visual and semantic similarity norms for a photographic image stimulus set containing recognizable objects, animals and scenes. Behav Res Methods. 2022 Jan 27. doi: 10.3758/s13428-021-01732-0. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35088365.

8: Fitzroy AB, Jones BJ, Kainec KA, Seo J, Spencer RMC. Aging-Related Changes in Cortical Sources of Sleep Oscillatory Neural Activity Following Motor Learning Reflect Contributions of Cortical Thickness and Pre-sleep Functional Activity. Front Aging Neurosci. 2022 Jan 11;13:787654. doi: 10.3389/fnagi.2021.787654. PMID: 35087393; PMCID: PMC8786737.

9: Dwyer J, Kelly DA, Bergan J. Brain-wide synaptic inputs to aromatase-expressing neurons in the medial amygdala suggest complex circuitry for modulating social behavior. eNeuro. 2022 Jan 21:ENEURO.0329-21.2021. doi: 10.1523/ENEURO.0329-21.2021. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35074828.

10: Elhamiasl M, Silva G, Cataldo AM, Hadley H, Arnold E, Tanaka JW, Curran T, Scott LS. Dissociations between performance and visual fixations after subordinate- and basic-level training with novel objects. Vision Res. 2022 Feb;191:107971. doi: 10.1016/j.visres.2021.107971. Epub 2021 Nov 23. PMID: 34826750.

11: Kaminska B, Caballero JP, Moorman DE. Integration of value and action in medial prefrontal neural systems. Int Rev Neurobiol. 2021;158:57-82. doi: 10.1016/bs.irn.2020.11.007. Epub 2020 Dec 17. PMID: 33785156.

12: Martini DN, Morris R, Kelly VE, Hiller A, Chung KA, Hu SC, Zabetian CP, Oakley J, Poston K, Mata IF, Edwards KL, Lapidus JA, Grabowski TJ, Montine TJ, Quinn JF, Horak F. Sensorimotor Inhibition and Mobility in Genetic Subgroups of Parkinson’s Disease.
Front Neurol. 2020 Sep 4;11:893. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2020.00893. eCollection 2020.
PMID: 33013627