Publication List

Title Authors Year Journal
Altered Oligodendrocyte Maturation and Myelin Maintenance: The Role of Antiretrovirals in HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorders Jensen BK, Monnerie H, Mannell MV, Gannon PJ, Espinoza CA, Erickson MA, Bruce-Keller AJ, Gelman BB, Briand LA, Pierce RC, Jordan-Sciutto KL, Grinspan JB. 2015 Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology, 74:1093-1118
Group I metabotropic glutamate receptor-mediated activation of PKC gamma in the nucleus accumbens core promotes the reinstatement of cocaine seeking Schmidt HD, Kimmey BA, Arreola AC, Pierce RC 2015 Addiction Biology, 20:285-296
Deep brain stimulation of the nucleus accumbens shell attenuates cue-induced reinstatement of both cocaine and sucrose seeking in rats Guercio LA, Schmidt HD, Pierce RC 2015 Behavioural Brain Research, 281:125-30
Cocaine seeking is associated with PKC-dependent reduction of excitatory signaling in accumbens shell D2 dopamine receptor-expressing neurons Ortinski PI, Briand LA, Pierce RC, Schmidt HD 2015 Neuropharmacology, 92:80-89
ADAR2-dependent GluA2 editing regulates cocaine seeking Schmidt HD, KN McFarland, SB Darnell, MN Huizenga, J-HJ Cha, Pierce RC, G Sadri-Vakili 2015 Molecular Psychiatry, 20:1460-1466
Disruption of glutamate receptor interacting protein (GRIP) in nucleus accumbens enhances vulnerability to cocaine relapse Briand LA, Kimmey BA, Ortinski P, Huganir RL, Pierce RC 2014 Neuropsychopharmacology, 39:759-69
Antiretroviral drugs induce oxidative stress and neuronal damage in the central nervous system Akay C, Cooper M, Odeleye A, Jensen BK, White MG, Vassoler F, Gannon PJ, Mankowski J, Dorsey JL, Buch AM, Cross SA, Cook DR, Peña MM, Andersen ES, Christofidou-Solomidou M, Lindl KA, Zink MC, Clements J, Pierce RC, Kolson DL, Jordan-Sciutto KL. 2014 Journal of NeuroVirology, 20(1):39-53
Targeted gene mutation of E2F1 evokes age-dependent synaptic disruption and behavioral deficits Ting JH, Marks DR, Schleidt SS, Wu JN, Zyskind JW, Lindl KA, Blendy JA, Pierce RC, Jordan-Sciutto KL 2014 Journal of Neurochemistry, epub ahead of print
The impact of exposure to addictive drugs on future generations: Physiological and behavioral effects Vassoler FM, Byrnes E, Pierce RC 2014 Neuropharmacology, 76 Pt B:269-75
Reduced cocaine reinforcement in the male offspring of cocaine-experienced sires Pierce RC, Vassoler FM. 2014 Neuropharmacology, 39(1):238
The food intake-suppressive effects of glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor signaling in the ventral tegmental area are mediated by AMPA/kainate receptors Mietlicki-Baase, EG, Ortinski P, Rupprecht LA, Olivos DR, Alhadeff A, Pierce RC, Hayes MR 2013 American Journal of Physiology &madsh; Endocrinology and Metabolism, 305(11):E1367-74
Deep brain stimulation for the treatment of addiction: Basic and clinical studies and potential mechanisms of action Pierce RC, Vassoler FM 2013 Psychopharmacology, 229:487-491
Deep brain stimulation of the nucleus accumbens shell attenuates cocaine reinstatement through local and antidromic activation Vassoler FM, Samantha SL, Hopkins TJ, Guercio LA, Espallergues J, Berton O, Schmidt HD, Pierce RC 2013 Journal of Neuroscience, 33:14446-14454
Raphe GABAergic neurons mediate the acquisition of avoidance after social defeat Challis C, Boulden J, Veerakumar A, Espallergues J, Vassoler FM, Pierce RC, Beck SG, Berton O 2013 Journal of Neuroscience, 33:13978-13988
Stimulation of mGluR5 in the accumbens shell promotes cocaine seeking by activating PKC gamma Schmidt HD, Schassburger RL, Guercio LA, Pierce RC 2013 Journal of Neuroscience, 33:14160-14169
Amylin receptor signaling in the ventral tegmental area is physiologically relevant for the control of food intake Mietlicki-Baase EG, Rupprecht LA, Olivos DR, Zimmer DJ, Alter MD, Pierce RC, Schmidt HD, Hayes MR 2013 Neuropsychopharmacology, 38:1685-1697
Extrasynaptic targeting of NMDA receptors following D1 dopamine receptor activation and cocaine self-administration Ortinski P, Turner J, Pierce RC 2013 Journal of Neuroscience, 33:9451-9561
Acute cocaine increases phosphorylation of CaMKII and GluA1 in the dorsolateral striatum of drug naïve rats, but not cocaine-experienced rats White SL, Schmidt HD, Vassoler FM, Pierce RC 2013 Neuroscience Letters, 537:71-76
Kappa opioid receptors regulate stress-induced cocaine-seeking and synaptic plasticity Graziane N, Polter A, Briand LA, Pierce RC, Kauer JA 2013 Neuron, 77:942-954
Epigenetic inheritance of a cocaine resistance phenotype Vassoler FM, White S, Schmidt HD, Sadri-Vakili G, Pierce RC 2013 Nature Neuroscience, 16:42-47
GABA(B)-mediated rescue of altered excitatory-inhibitory balance, gamma synchrony and behavioral deficits following constituative NMDAR-hypofunction Gandal MJ, Sisti J, Klook K, Ortinski PI, Leitman V, Liang Y, Thieu T, Anderson R, Pierce RC, Jonak G, Gur RE, Carlson G, Siegel SJ 2012 Translational Psychiatry, 2:e142
Temporally dependent changes in cocaine-induced synaptic plasticity in the nucleus accumbens shell are reversed by D1-like dopamine receptor stimulation Ortinski PI, Vassoler FM, Carlson GC, Pierce RC 2012 Neuropsychopharmacology, 37:1671-1682
Enhanced extinction of cocaine seeking in brain-derived neurotrophic factor Val66Met knock-in mice Briand LA, Lee FS, Blendy JA, Pierce RC 2012 European Journal of Neuroscience, 35:932-9
Increased BDNF expression in the ventral tegmental area during cocaine abstinence is associated with increased histone acetylation at BDNF exon I-containing promoters Schmidt HD, Sangrey GR, Darnell SB, Schassburger RL, Cha JH, Pierce RC, Sadri-Vakili G 2012 Journal of Neurochemistry, 120:202-209
Cocaine self-administration leads to alterations in limbic and motor circuitry Iris Chen YI, Famous KR, Xu H, Choi JK, Mandeville J, Schmidt HD, Pierce RC, Jenkins BG 2011 European Journal of Neuroscience, 34:800-815
Muscarinic acetylcholine receptors in the nucleus accumbens core and shell contribute to cocaine priming-induced reinstatement of drug seeking Yee J, Famous KR, Hopkins TJ, McMullen MC, Pierce RC, Schmidt HD 2011 European Journal of Pharmacology, 650:596-604
Ventral tegmental area afferents in stress-induced reinstatement: The role of CREB Briand LA, Vassoler FM, Pierce RC, Valentino RJ, Blendy JA 2010 Journal of Neuroscience, 30:16149-16159
Kicking the habit: the neural basis of ingrained behaviors in cocaine addiction Pierce RC, Vanderschuren LJ 2010 Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 35:212-219
Cocaine-induced chromatin remodeling increases brain-derived neurotrophic factor transcription in the rat medial prefrontal cortex, which alters the reinforcing efficacy of cocaine Sadri-Vakili G, Kumaresan V, Schmidt HD, Famous KR, Chawla P, Vassoler FM, Overland RP, Xia E, Bass CE, Terwilliger EF, Pierce RC, Cha JH 2010 Journal of Neuroscience, 30:11735-11744
Cocaine-induced neuroadaptations in glutamate transmission: potential therapeutic targets for craving and addiction Schmidt HD, Pierce RC 2010 Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1187:35-75
Sensitization processes in drug addiction Vanderschuren LJ, Pierce RC 2009 Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences, 3:179-195
The limbic circuitry underlying cocaine seeking encompasses the PPTg/LDT Schmidt HD, Famous FR, Pierce RC 2009 European Journal of Neuroscience, 30:1358-1369
Metabotropic glutamate receptor 5 (mGluR5) antagonists attenuate cocaine priming- and cue-induced reinstatement of cocaine seeking Kumaresan V, Yuan M, Yee J, Famous KR, Anderson SM, Schmidt HD, Pierce RC 2009 Behavioural Brain Research, 202(2):238-44
Phosphorylation-dependent trafficking of GluR2-containing AMPA receptors in the nucleus accumbens plays a critical role in the reinstatement of cocaine seeking Famous KR, Kumaresan V, Sadri-Vakili G, Schmidt HD, Mierke DF, Cha JH, Pierce RC 2008 Journal of Neuroscience, 28:11061-11070
Nanomolar concentrations of pregnenolone sulfate enhance striatal dopamine overflow in vivo Sadri-Vakili G, Janis GC, Pierce RC, Gibbs TT, Farb DH 2008 Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, 327:840-845
Deep brain stimulation of the nucleus accumbens shell attenuates cocaine priming-induced reinstatement of drug seeking in rats Vassoler FM, Schmidt HD, Gerard ME, Famous KR, Ciraulo DA, Kornetsky C, Knapp CM, Pierce RC 2008 Journal of Neuroscience, 28:8735-8739
CaMKII: a biochemical bridge linking accumbens dopamine and glutamate systems in cocaine seeking Anderson SM, Famous KR, Sadri-Vakili G, Kumaresan V, Schmidt HD, Bass CE, Terwilliger EF, Cha JH, Pierce RC 2008 Nature Neuroscience, 11(3):344-353
When administered into the nucleus accumbens core or shell, the NMDA receptor antagonist AP-5 reinstates cocaine-seeking behavior in the rat Famous KR, Schmidt HD, Pierce RC 2007 Neuroscience Letters, 420(2):169-173
Subchronic administration of l-DOPA to adult rats with a unilateral 6-hydroxydopamine lesion of dopamine neurons results in a sensitization of enhanced GABA release in the substantia nigra, pars reticulata. Yamamoto N, Pierce RC, Soghomonian JJ 2006 Brain Res, 1123(1):196-200
Systemic administration of a dopamine, but not a serotonin or norepinephrine, transporter inhibitor reinstates cocaine seeking in the rat. Schmidt HD, Pierce RC 2006 Behav Brain Res, 175(1):189-94
Cooperative activation of D1-like and D2-like dopamine receptors in the nucleus accumbens shell is required for the reinstatement of cocaine-seeking behavior in the rat. Schmidt HD, Pierce RC 2006 Neuroscience, 142(2):451-61
Stimulation of D1-like or D2 dopamine receptors in the shell, but not the core, of the nucleus accumbens reinstates cocaine-seeking behaviour in the rat. Schmidt HD, Anderson SM, Pierce RC 2006 Eur J Neurosci, 23(1):219-28
Anatomy and pharmacology of cocaine priming-induced reinstatement of drug seeking. Schmidt HD, Anderson SM, Famous KR, Kumaresan V, Pierce RC 2005 Eur J Pharmacol, 526(1-3):65-76
Administration of the D2 Dopamine Receptor Antagonist Sulpiride into the Shell, but not the Core, of the Nucleus Accumbens Attenuates Cocaine Priming-Induced Reinstatement of Drug Seeking Anderson SM, Schmidt HD, Pierce RC 2005 Neuropsychopharmacology, 10(1):1-10
D1-like and D2 dopamine receptor antagonists administered into the shell subregion of the rat nucleus accumbens decrease cocaine, but not food, reinforcement. Bari AA, Pierce RC 2005 Neuroscience, 135(3):959-68
The mesolimbic dopamine system: The final common pathway for the reinforcing effect of drugs of abuse. Pierce RC, Kumaresan V 2005 Neurosci Biobehav Rev.,
Cocaine-induced alterations in dopamine receptor signaling: implications for reinforcement and reinstatement. Anderson SM, Pierce RC 2005 Pharmacol Ther., 106(3):389-403
Repeated administration of AMPA or a metabotropic glutamate receptor agonist into the rat ventral tegmental area augments the subsequent behavioral hyperactivity induced by cocaine. Dunn JM, Inderwies BR, Licata SC, Pierce RC 2005 Psychopharmacology (Berl)., 179(1):172-80
Repeated cocaine injections have no influence on tyrosine hydroxylase activity in the rat nucleus accumbens core or shell Licata SC, Pierce RC 2004 Brain Research, 1012(1-2):119-26
Suppressing calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II activity in the ventral tegmental area enhances the acute behavioural response to cocaine but attenuates the initiation of cocaine-induced behavioural sensitization in rats Licata SC, Schmidt HD, Pierce RC 2004 European Journal of Neuroscience, 19(2):405-14
Administration of the D1-like dopamine receptor antagonist SCH-23390 into the medial nucleus accumbens shell attenuates cocaine priming-induced reinstatement of drug-seeking behavior in rats Anderson SM, Bari AA, Pierce RC 2003 Psychopharmacology (Berl), 168(1-2):132-8
Inhibition of NMDA-induced striatal dopamine release and behavioral activation by the neuroactive steroid 3alpha-hydroxy-5beta-pregnan-20-one hemisuccinate Sadri-Vakili G, Johnson DW, Janis GC, Gibbs TT, Pierce RC, Farb DH 2003 Journal of Neurochemistry, 86(1): 92-101
The roles of calcium/calmodulin-dependent and Ras/mitogen-activated protein kinases in the development of psychostimulant-induced behavioral sensitization Licata SC, Pierce RC 2003 Journal of Neurochemistry, 85(1): 14-22
Tyrosine Kinase B and C Receptors In the Neostriatum and Nucleus Accumbens Are Co-Localized in Enkephalin-Positive and Enkephalin-Negative Neuronal Profiles And Their Expression Is Influenced By Cocaine Freeman AY, Soghomonian JJ, Pierce RC 2003 Neuroscience, 117(1): 147-156
Neutralization of Neurotrophin-3 in the Ventral Tegmental Area or Nucleus Accumbens Differentally Modulates Cocaine-Induced Behavioral Plasticity in Rats Freeman AY, Pierce RC 2002 Synapse, 46(2): 57-65
Cocaine treatment increases extracellular cholecystokinin (CCK) in the nucleus accumbens shell of awake, freely moving rats, an effect that is enhanced in rats that are behaviorally sensitized to cocaine Beinfeld MC, Connolly KJ, Pierce RC 2002 Journal of Neurochemistry, 81(5):1021-7
Cocaine administered into the medial prefrontal cortex reinstates cocaine-seeking behavior by increasing glutamate and dopamine transmission in the nucleus accumbens in rats Park WK, Bari AA, Jey AR, Anderson SM, Spealman RD, Rowlett JK, Pierce RC 2002 Journal of Neuroscience, 22(7): 2916-2925
The role of neurotrophic factors in psychostimulant-induced behavioral and neuronal plasticity Pierce RC, Bari AA 2001 Reviews in Neuroscience, 12(2):95-110
Repeated stimulation of L-type calcium channels in the rat ventral tegmental area mimics the initiation of behavioral sensitization to cocaine Licata SC, Freeman AY, Pierce-Bancroft AF, Pierce RC 2000 Psychopharmacology, 152(1): 110-118
Neurotrophin-3 Contributes to the Initiation of Behaviorial Sensitization to cocaine by Activating the Ras/Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase Signal Transduction Cascade Pierce RC, Pierce-Bancroft AF, Prasad BM 1999 Journal of Neuroscience, 19(19): 8685-95
Calcium-Mediated Second Messengers Modulate the Expression of Behavioral Sensitization to Cocaine Pierce RC, Quick EA, Reeder DC, Morgan ZR, Kalivas PW 1998 Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, 286(3):1171-6
NAC-1, a Rat Brain mRNA, Is Increased in the Nucleus Accumbens Three Weeks after Chronic Cocaine Self-Administration Cha XY, Pierce RC, Kalivas PW, Mackler SA 1997 Journal of Neuroscience, 17(18):6864-71
Repeated cocaine modifies the mechanism by which amphetamine releases dopamine Pierce RC, Kalivas PW 1997 Journal of Neuroscience, 17(9):3254-61