UMass Neurosciences Publications – April 2023

Alexander Surovov

This month’s featured researcher is Alexander Suvorov, who is an Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences and the Graduate Program Director of Environmental Health Sciences in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences. Alexander is also an associate member of the Neuroscience & Behavior Graduate program. His lab studies environmental endocrine disruptors that have the ability to interfere with endogenous hormonal signaling. Exposure to these substances during critical periods of prenatal or neonatal life may cause permanent reprogramming of target tissues, likely epigenetic in nature, which often do not present immediate phenotypes but can ultimately lead to adulthood onset diseases. He is a co-author on a review article that appeared recently in Human Reproduction Update titled, “Age-associated epigenetic changes in mammalian sperm: implications for offspring health and development“. This work dovetails with a recent NSB seminar by Bianca Marlin on transgenerational transmission of information. It also resonates with the theme of the Neuroscience of Aging for the May 3st Interdisciplinary Neurosciences Conference

Here’s what else is new for ‘ ”University of Massachusetts” AND Amherst AND neuroscience’ in PubMed. These publications appeared online in April. 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: Ragozzino FJ, Peterson BA, Karatsoreos IN, Peters JH. Circadian regulation of glutamate release pathways shapes synaptic throughput in the brainstem nucleus of the solitary tract (NTS). J Physiol. 2023 Mar 28. doi: 10.1113/JP284370. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36975145.

2: Bahiru MS, Bittman EL. Adult Neurogenesis Is Altered by Circadian Phase Shifts and the Duper Mutation in Female Syrian Hamsters. eNeuro. 2023 Mar 29;10(3):ENEURO.0359-22.2023. doi: 10.1523/ENEURO.0359-22.2023. PMID: 36878716; PMCID: PMC10062491.

3: Wei H, Masurkar AV, Razavian N. On gaps of clinical diagnosis of dementia subtypes: A study of Alzheimer’s disease and Lewy body disease. Front Aging Neurosci. 2023 Mar 21;15:1149036. doi: 10.3389/fnagi.2023.1149036. PMID: 37025965; PMCID: PMC10070837.

4: Scarpa GB, Starrett JR, Li GL, Brooks C, Morohashi Y, Yazaki-Sugiyama Y, Remage-Healey L. Estrogens rapidly shape synaptic and intrinsic properties to regulate the temporal precision of songbird auditory neurons. Cereb Cortex. 2023 Mar 21;33(7):3401-3420. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhac280. PMID: 35849820; PMCID: PMC10068288.

5: Rothenberg WA, Sorbring E, Lansford JE, Peña Alampay L, Al-Hassan SM, Bacchini D, Bornstein MH, Chang L, Deater-Deckard K, Giunta LD, Dodge KA, Gurdal S, Liu Q, Long Q, Oburu P, Pastorelli C, Skinner AT, Tapanya S, Steinberg L, Maria Uribe Tirado L, Yotanyamaneewong S. Predicting child aggression: The role of parent and child endorsement of reactive aggression across 13 cultural groups in 9 nations. Aggress Behav. 2023 May;49(3):183-197. doi: 10.1002/ab.22067. Epub 2022 Dec 24. PMID: 36565473; PMCID: PMC10105370.

6: Abookasis D, Shemesh D, Litwin A, Siegelmann HT, Didkovsky E, Ad-El DD. Single probe light reflectance spectroscopy and parameter spectrum feature extraction in experimental skin cancer detection and classification. J Biophotonics. 2023 Apr 20:e202300001. doi: 10.1002/jbio.202300001. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37078262.

7: Antoine SM, Fredborg BK, Streiner D, Guimond T, Dixon-Gordon KL, Chapman AL, Kuo J, Links P, McMain S. Subgroups of borderline personality disorder: A latent class analysis. Psychiatry Res. 2023 May;323:115131. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2023.115131. Epub 2023 Feb 22. PMID: 36905903.

8: Hanron O, Mason GM, Holmes JF, Spencer RMC. Early childhood naps initiate emotional memory processing in preparation for enhanced overnight consolidation. Child Dev. 2023 May;94(3):721-733. doi: 10.1111/cdev.13890. Epub 2023 Jan 2. PMID: 36593656.

9: Ashapkin V, Suvorov A, Pilsner JR, Krawetz SA, Sergeyev O. Age-associated epigenetic changes in mammalian sperm: implications for offspring health and development. Hum Reprod Update. 2023 Jan 5;29(1):24-44. doi: 10.1093/humupd/dmac033. PMID: 36066418; PMCID: PMC9825272.