Tapper Lab Publications

 

This collection showcases the journal articles and other publications authored by researchers in the Tapper Lab. The Lab at the University of Massachusetts Medical School was established in the Brudnick Neuropsychiatric Research Institute, in the Department of Psychiatry. In 2017, the Tapper Lab moved to the Department of Neurobiology.

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Publications from 2019

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Conditional, inducible gene silencing in dopamine neurons reveals a sex-specific role for Rit2 GTPase in acute cocaine response and striatal function, Carolyn G. Sweeney, Patrick Kearney, Rita R. Fagan, Lindsey A. Smith, Nicholas C. Bolden, Rubing Zhao-Shea, Iris V. Rivera, Jenya Kolpakova, Jun Xie, Guangping Gao, Andrew R. Tapper, Gilles E. Martin, and Haley Melikian

Publications from 2018

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Molecular, Neuronal, and Behavioral Effects of Ethanol and Nicotine Interactions, Paul M. Klenowski and Andrew R. Tapper

Publications from 2017

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The Sodium Channel beta4 Auxiliary Subunit Selectively Controls Long-Term Depression in Core Nucleus Accumbens Medium Spiny Neurons, Xincai Ji, Sucharita Saha, Guangping Gao, Amy W. Lasek, Gregg E. Homanics, Melissa Guildford Derner, Andrew R. Tapper, and Gilles E. Martin

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Dopamine Receptors Differentially Control Binge Alcohol Drinking-Mediated Synaptic Plasticity of the Core Nucleus Accumbens Direct and Indirect Pathways, Xincai Ji, Sucharita Saha, Jenya Kolpakova, Melissa Guildford, Andrew R. Tapper, and Gilles E. Martin

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Anxiety and Nicotine Dependence: Emerging Role of the Habenulo-Interpeduncular Axis, Susanna Molas-Casacuberta, Steven Degroot, Rubing Zhao-Shea, and Andrew R. Tapper

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A circuit-based mechanism underlying familiarity signaling and the preference for novelty, Susanna Molas-Casacuberta, Rubing Zhao-Shea, Liwang Liu, Steven Degroot, Paul D. Gardner, and Andrew R. Tapper

Publications from 2016

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Sex, Drugs, and Rodent Reward: An Exploration of the Sex-Specific Roles of Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors in Ethanol Reward, Melissa Guildford Derner

Publications from 2015

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The Role of VTA Gabaergic Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors Containing the α4 Subunit in Nicotine Dependence: A Dissertation, Jennifer Ngolab

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The Role of Medial Habenula-Interpeduncular Nucleus Pathway in Anxiety: A Dissertation, Xueyan Pang

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Increased CRF signalling in a ventral tegmental area-interpeduncular nucleus-medial habenula circuit induces anxiety during nicotine withdrawal, Rubing Zhao-Shea, Steven Degroot, Liwang Liu, Markus Vallaster, Xueyan Pang, Qin Su, Guangping Gao, Oliver J. Rando, Gilles E. Martin, Olivier George, Paul D. Gardner, and Andrew R. Tapper

Publications from 2014

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VTA CRF neurons mediate the aversive effects of nicotine withdrawal and promote intake escalation, Taryn E. Grieder, Andrew R. Tapper, and Olivier George

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miRNAome analysis of the mammalian neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptor gene family, Eric M. Hogan, Alison P. Casserly, Michael D. Scofield, Zhongming Mou, Rubing Zhao-Shea, Chris W. Johnson, Andrew R. Tapper, and Paul D. Gardner

Publications from 2013

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Modeling key pathological features of frontotemporal dementia with C9ORF72 repeat expansion in iPSC-derived human neurons, Sandra Almeida, Eduardo Gascon, Helene Tran, Hsin-Jung Chou, Tania F. Gendron, Steven Degroot, Andrew R. Tapper, Chantal Sellier, Nicolas Charlet-Berguerand, Anna Karydas, William W. Seeley, Adam L. Boxer, Leonard Petrucelli, Bruce L. Miller, and Fen-Biao Gao

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Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors mediate lung cancer growth, Ma. Reina D. Improgo, Lindsey G. Soll, Andrew R. Tapper, and Paul D. Gardner

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A Role for Neuronal Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors in Dopamine-Mediated Behaviors and the Hypnotic Response to Anesthetics: A Dissertation, Lindsey G. Soll

Publications from 2012

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Nicotine persistently activates ventral tegmental area dopaminergic neurons via nicotinic acetylcholine receptors containing alpha4 and alpha6 subunits, Liwang Liu, Rubing Zhao-Shea, J. Michael McIntosh, Paul D. Gardner, and Andrew R. Tapper

Publications from 2011

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Neuronal Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors: Molecular Targets for Alcoholism and Ethanol Reward: A Dissertation, Linzy M. Hendrickson

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Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors containing the alpha4 subunit are critical for the nicotine-induced reduction of acute voluntary ethanol consumption, Linzy M. Hendrickson, Paul D. Gardner, and Andrew R. Tapper

Publications from 2010

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A transcriptional regulatory element critical for CHRNB4 promoter activity in vivo, Michael D. Scofield, Andrew R. Tapper, and Paul D. Gardner

Publications from 2008

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Identification of a BK channel auxiliary protein controlling molecular and behavioral tolerance to alcohol, Gilles E. Martin, Linzy M. Hendrickson, Krista L. Penta, Ryan M. Friesen, Andrzej Z. Pietrzykowski, Andrew R. Tapper, and Steven N. Treistman