Levine Laboratory for Social-Developmental Neuroscience

Recent Publications
  1. Colnaghi L, Clemenza K, Groleau SE, Weiss S, Snyder AM, Lopez-Rosas M, Levine A. Social Involvement Modulates the Response to Novel and Adverse Life Events in Mice. PLoS One. 2016 Sep 15;11(9):e0163077. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0163077. eCollection 2016.
  2. Alajaji M, Lazenka MF, Kota D, Wise LE, Younis RM, Carroll FI, Levine A, Selley DE, Sim-Selley LJ, Damaj MI. Early adolescent nicotine exposure affects later-life cocaine reward in mice. Neuropharmacology. 2016 Jan 22;105:308-317. doi:10.1016/j.neuropharm.2016.01.032.
  3. Levine A, McGlinchey E. Assessing sexual symptoms and side effects in adolescents. Pediatrics. 2015 Apr;135(4):e815-7. doi: 10.1542/peds.2014-3003.
  4. Hu JY, Levine A, Sung Y, Schacher S. cJun and CREB2 in the postsynaptic neuron contribute to persistent long-term facilitation at a behaviorally relevant synapse. J Neurosci. 2014 34: in press.
  5. Huang YY, Levine A, Kandel DB, Yin D, Colnaghi L, Drisaldi B, Kandel ER. D1/D5 receptors and histone deacetylation mediate the Gateway Effect of LTP in hippocampal dentate gyrus. Learn Mem. 2014 Feb 18;21(3):153-60. doi: 10.1101/lm.032292.113. PMID: 24549570
  6. Warnault V, Darcq E, Levine A, Barak S, Ron D. Chromatin remodeling--a novel strategy to control excessive alcohol drinking. Transl Psychiatry. 2013 Feb 19;3:e231. doi: 10.1038/tp.2013.4.PMID: 23423140
  7. Huang YY, Kandel DB, Kandel ER, Levine A. Nicotine primes the effect of cocaine on the induction of LTP in the amygdala. Neuropharmacology. 2013 Apr 15. PMID: 23597510
  8. Levine A, Worrell TR, Zimnisky R, Schmauss C. Early life stress triggers sustained changes in histone deacetylase expression and histone H4 modifications that alter sresponsiveness to adolescent antidepressant treatment. Neurobiol Dis. 2012 Jan;45(1):488-98
  9. Levine A, Huang YY, Griffin EA, Pollak DD, Xu S, Drisaldi B, Kandel DB, Kandel ER. A Molecular Mechanism for the Gateway Hypothesis: Global Epigenetic Changes Induced by Nicotine Primes Cocaine Induced Gene Expression. Science Translational Medicine, 3, 107-109 2011. (see also Volkow ND., Epigenetics of nicotine: another nail in the coughing. Sci Transl Med. 2011 Nov 2;3(107):107ps43)
  10. Hu JY, Baussi O, Levine A, Chen Y, Schacher S. Persistent long-term synaptic plasticity requires activation of a new signaling pathway by additional stimuli. J Neurosci. 2011 Jun 15;31(24):8841-50
  11. Huang YY, Kandel ER, Levine A. Chronic nicotine exposure induces a long-lasting and pathway-specific facilitation of LTP in the amygdala. Learn Mem. 2008 Aug 6;15(8):603-10
  12. Levine A, Guan Z, Barco A, Xu S, Kandel ER, Schwartz JH. CREB-binding protein controls response to cocaine by acetylating histones at the fosB promoter in the mouse striatum. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2005 Dec 27;102(52):19186-91

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