Neuroscience

Neuroscience Senior Comprehensives Schedule and Readings

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The written exam will take place on Sunday January 25th from 7-9 pm.  The exam will consist of questions based on the following two papers.   Clean copies of the papers will be provided at the exam. Professors will not answer questions about the papers prior to the exam.  The first two papers listed below are for the written exam.

Endogenous opioid-induced neuroplasticity of dopaminergic neurons in the ventral tegmental area influences natural and opiate reward.  Pitchers KK, Coppens CM, Beloate LN, Fuller J, Van S, Frohmader KS, Laviolette SR, Lehman MN, & Coolen LM.  The Journal of Neuroscience, 2014, Jun 25;34(26):8825-36. doi: 10.1523/J,  0133-14.2014. http://www.jneurosci.org/content/34/48/16093.full

Regulation of Hippocampal Synaptic Strength by Glial xCT.  Williams, L.E., & Featherstone, D.E. The Journal of Neuroscience,26 November 2014,34(48):16093-16102.   http://www.jneurosci.org/content/34/48/16093.full

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 If you prefer to give an oral exam, you should choose one article from the following list.  Oral presentations will be on either Thursday, January 29, or Thursday, February 5, 2015.  Please email Professor Turgeon with your first and second article choices and preferred date.  You must submit your preference by January 12th, 2015.

LTP and LTD in the Visual Cortex Require the Activation of NOX2 .De Pasquale, R. Beckhauser, T.F., Sorrentino Hernandes, M., & Giorgetti Britto, L.R. The Journal of Neuroscience,17 September 2014, 34(38):12778-12787.  http://www.jneurosci.org/content/34/38/12778.full

MET Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Controls Dendritic Complexity, Spine Morphogenesis, and Glutamatergic Synapse Maturation in the Hippocampus.  Qiu, S., Zhongming, L., & Levitt, P.  The Journal of Neuroscience,3 December 2014, 34(49):16166-16179http://www.jneurosci.org/content/34/49/16166.full

The Amyloid Precursor Protein Controls Adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis through GABAergic Interneurons.  Baiping, W., Wang, Z., Sun, L., Yang, L. et al.  The Journal of Neuroscience,1 October 2014, 34(40):13314-13325..http://www.jneurosci.org/content/34/40/13314.full

Long-Term Seizure Suppression and Optogenetic Analyses of Synaptic Connectivity in Epileptic Mice with Hippocampal Grafts of GABAergic Interneurons. Henderson, K. Gupta, J., Tagliatela, S., et al. The Journal of Neuroscience,1 October 2014, 34(40):13492-13504.http://www.jneurosci.org/content/34/40/13492.full

LRP4 Is Critical for Neuromuscular Junction Maintenance. Barik, A., Lu, Y., Sathyamurthy, A. et al. The Journal of Neuroscience,15 October 2014, 34(42):13892-13905http://www.jneurosci.org/content/34/42/13892.full

KIS, a Kinase Associated with Microtubule Regulators, Enhances Translation of AMPA Receptors and Stimulates Dendritic Spine Remodeling. Pedraza, N., Ortiz, R.,. Cornado, A., Llobet, A., Aldea, M., & Gallego, C. The Journal of Neuroscience,15 October 2014, 34(42):13988. 13997.http://www.jneurosci.org/content/34/42/13988.full

Cannabinoid transmission in the prefrontal cortex bi-phasically controls emotional memory formation via functional interactions with the ventral tegmental area.  Draycott B, Loureiro M, Ahmad T, Tan H, Zunder J, Laviolette SR.  The Journal of Neuroscience, 2014 Sep 24;34(39):13096-109. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1297-14.2014.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25253856

Enhanced endocannabinoid-mediated modulation of rostromedial tegmental nucleus drive onto dopamine neurons in Sardinian alcohol-preferring rats.   Melis M, Sagheddu C, De Felice M, Casti A, Madeddu C, Spiga S, Muntoni AL, Mackie K, Marsicano G, Colombo G, Castelli MP, Pistis M The Journal of Neuroscience. 2014 Sep 17;34(38):12716-24. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1844-14.2014.

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A new pathway mediating social effects on the endocrine system: female presence acting via norepinephrine release stimulates gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone in the paraventricular nucleus and suppresses luteinizing hormone in quail.  Tobari Y, Son YL, Ubuka T, Hasegawa Y, Tsutsui K.    The Journal of Neuroscience, 2014 Jul 16;34(29):9803-11. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3706-13.2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25031417

 

Neural structures mediating expression and extinction of platform-mediated avoidance. Bravo-Rivera C, Roman-Ortiz C, Brignoni-Perez E, Sotres-Bayon F, Quirk GJ.J  The Journal of Neuroscience 2014 Jul 16;34(29):9736-42. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0191-14.2014.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25031411

 

Too little and too much: hypoactivation and disinhibition of medial prefrontal cortex cause attentional deficits.  Pezze M, McGarrity S, Mason R, Fone KC, Bast T.  The Journal of Neuroscience,   2014 Jun 4;34(23):7931-46. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3450-13.2014.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24899715

 

Hyperlipidemic diet causes loss of olfactory sensory neurons, reduces olfactory discrimination, and disrupts odor-reversal learning.  Thiebaud N, Johnson MC, Butler JL, Bell GA, Ferguson KL, Fadool AR, Fadool JC, Gale AM, Gale DS, Fadool DA.  The Journal of Neuroscience, 2014 May 14;34(20):6970-84. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3366-13.2014.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24828650

Genetic identification of a neural circuit that suppresses appetite. Carter ME, Soden ME, Zweifel LS, Palmiter RD. Nature, 2013 Nov 7;503(7474):111-4. doi: 10.1038/nature12596. Epub 2013 Oct 13.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24121436

Chemogenetic synaptic silencing of neural circuits localizes a hypothalamus→midbrain pathway for feeding behavior.  Stachniak, TJ., Ghosh, A., & Sternson, S.M. Neuron, 2014 May 21;82(4):797-808. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2014.04.008. Epub 2014 Apr 24. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24768300

The Molecular and Cellular Basis of Taste Coding in the Legs of Drosophila.   Ling, F., Dahanukar, A.,  Weiss, L.A., Young Kwon, J. & Carlson, J.  The Journal of Neuroscience, 2014, May 21; 34(21):7148-7164. http://www.jneurosci.org/content/34/21/7148.full.pdf+html

Nucleus Accumbens Dopamine/Glutamate Interaction Switches Modes to Generate Desire versus Dread: D1 Alone for Appetitive Eating But D1 and D2 Together for Fear.  Richard, J.M., & Berridge, K.C. The Journal of Neuroscience, 7 September 2011, 31(36): 12866-12879; doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1339-11.2011.    http://www.jneurosci.org/content/31/36/12866.short?sid=310e6ef8-5142-44c6-a0f1-d9f43102dfbc

Dynamic Computation of Incentive Salience: “Wanting” What Was Never “Liked.”  Tindell, A.J., Smith, K.S., Berridge, K.C., & Aldridge, J.W.  The Journal of Neuroscience,30 September 2009, 29(39): 12220-12228; doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2499-09.2009.  http://www.jneurosci.org/content/29/39/12220.short?sid=310e6ef8-5142-44c6-a0f1-d9f43102dfbc

Manipulating a “Cocaine Engram” in Mice.  H.L. Hsiang, Epp, J.R., van den Oever, M.C. et alThe Journal of Neuroscience,15 October 2014, 34(42):14115-14127. http://www.jneurosci.org/content/34/42/14115.short?sid=2673bb4d-911a-40a5-b88a-9e5056fa67af