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Recent Representative Publications

  • Huang D, Ma YY*. Increased Excitability of Layer 2 Cortical Pyramidal Neurons in the Supplementary Motor Cortex Underlies High Cocaine Seeking Behaviors. Biological Psychiatry, 2023 Jun; S0006-3223(23); 01354-9. PMID: 37330163 [Link]

  • Guo C, Wen D, Zhang Y, Mustaklem R, Mustaklem B, Zhou M, Ma T, Ma YY*. Amyloid-β oligomers in the nucleus accumbens decrease motivation via insertion of calcium-permeable AMPA receptors. Molecular Psychiatry, 2022 Feb; 27(4); 2146-2157. PMID: 35105968 [Link]

  • Guo C, Ma YY*. Calcium Permeable-AMPA Receptors and Excitotoxicity in Neurological Disorders. Front Neural Circuits, 2021 Aug; 15:711564. PMID: 34483848 [Link]

  • Luo YX, Huang D, Guo C, Ma YY* Limited versus Extended Cocaine Intravenous Self-Administration: Behavioral Effects and Electrophysiological Changes in Insular Cortex. CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics, 2021 Feb; 27(2); 196-205. PMID: 33118700 [Link]

  • Luo YX, Galaj E, Ma YY* Differential Alterations of Insular Cortex Excitability after Adolescent or Adult Chronic Intermittent Ethanol Administration in Male Rats. Journal of Neuroscience Research, 2021 Feb; 99(2); 649-661. PMID: 33094531 [Link]

  • Roselli V, Guo C, Huang D, Wen D, Zona D, Liang T, Ma YY* Prenatal alcohol exposure reduces posterior dorsomedial striatum excitability and motivation in a sex- and age-dependent fashion. Neuropharmacology, 2020 Dec; 180:108310, PMID: 32950559. [Link]

  • Galaj E, Guo C, Huang D, Ranaldi R, Ma YY* Contrasting effects of adolescent and early-adult ethanol exposure on prelimbic cortical pyramidal neurons. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 2020 Nov; 216:108309. PMID: 32998090 [Link]

  • Galaj E, Barrera E, Morris D, Ma YY*, Ranaldi R.  Aberrations in Incentive Learning and Responding to Heroin in Male Rats After Adolescent or Adult Chronic Binge-Like Alcohol Exposure. Alcohol Clin Exp Res, 2020 Jun; 44(6):1214-1223. PMID: 32311102  [Link]

  • Shan L, Galaj E, Ma YY*. Nucleus accumbens shell small conductance potassium channels underlie adolescent ethanol exposure-induced anxiety. Neuropsychopharmacology, 2019 Oct; 44(11); 1886-1895. PMID: 31096263 [Link]

  • Ma YY*. Striatal morphological and functional alterations induced by prenatal alcohol exposure. Pharmacological Research, 2019 Apr; 142; 262-266. PMID: 30807864 [Link]

  • Ma YY*, Wang X, Huang Y, Marie H, Nestler EJ, Schlüter OM, Dong Y. Re-silencing of silent synapses unmasks anti-relapse effects of environmental enrichment. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 2016 May; 113(18); 5089-94. PMID: 27091967. [Link]   

  • Ma YY*, Lee BR, Wang X, Guo C, Liu L, Cui R, Lan Y, Balcita-Pedicino JJ, Wolf ME, Sesack SR, Shaham Y, Schlüter OM, Huang YH, Dong Y. Bi-directional modulation of incubation of cocaine craving by silent synapse-based remodeling of prefrontal cortex to accumbens projections. Neuron, 2014 Sep; 83(6); 1453-67. PMID: 25199705. [Link]

  • Lee BR, Ma YY* (Co-First Author), Huang YH, Wang X, Otaka M, Ishikawa M, Neumann PA, Graziane NM, Brown TE, Suska A, Guo C, Lobo MK, Sesack SR, Wolf ME, Nestler EJ, Shaham Y, Schlüter OM, Dong Y. Maturation of silent synapses in amygdala- accumbens projection contributes to incubation of cocaine craving. Nature Neuroscience. 2013 Nov; 16(11); 1644-51. PMID: 24077564. [Link]

  • Chen B, Ma YY* (Co-First Author), Wang Y, Wang X, Schlüter OM, Dong Y, Huang YH. Cocaine-induced membrane adaptation in the central nucleus of amygdala. Neuropsychopharmacology 2013 May, 38(11); 2240-8. PMID: 23756609. [Link]

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