Recent Publications from the Byrnes Lab


Research Publications Neuroscience


Vassoler FM, Oliver DJ, Wyse C, Blau A, Shtutman M, Turner JR, Byrnes EM. 2016. Transgenerational attenuation of opioid self-administration as a consequence of adolescent morphine exposure. Neuropharmacology 113(Pt A): 271-280. books

Bless EP, Yang J, Acharya KD, Nettles SA, Vassoler FM, Byrnes EM, Tetel MJ. 2016. Adult neurogenesis in the female mouse yypothalamus: Estradiol and high-fat diet alter the generation of newborn neurons expressing estrogen receptor α. eNeuro. pii: ENEURO.0027-16. books

Byrnes JJ, Gleason ED, Schoen MK, Lovelock DF, Carini LM, Byrnes EM, Bridges RS. 2016. Corrigendum to "Accelerated maternal responding following intra-VTA pertussis toxin treatment." Behav Brain Res. 303: 238. books

Bodi CM, Vassoler FM, Byrnes EM. 2016. Adolescent experience affects postnatal ultrasonic vocalizations and gene expression in future offspring. Dev Psychobiol. 58: 714-723. books

Vassoler FM, Wright SJ, Byrnes EM. 2015. Exposure to opiates in female adolescents alters mu opiate receptor expression and increases the rewarding effects of morphine in future offspring. Neuropharmacology. 103: 112-121. books

Meadows KL, Byrnes EM. 2015. Sex- and age-specific differences in relaxin family peptide receptor expression within the hippocampus and amygdala in rats. Neuroscience 284: 337-348. books

Ravenelle R, Santolucito HB, Byrnes EM, Byrnes JJ, Donaldson ST. 2014. Housing environment modulates physiological and behavioral responses to anxiogenic stimuli in trait anxiety male rats. Neuroscience 270: 76-87. books

Vassoler FM, Johnson-Collins NL, Carini LM, Byrnes EM. 2014. Next generation effects of female adolescent morphine exposure: sex-specific alterations in response to acute morphine emerge before puberty. Behav Pharmacol. 25: 173-181. books

Byrnes EM, Casey K, Carini LM, Bridges RS. 2013. Reproductive experience alters neural and behavioural responses to acute oestrogen receptor alpha activation. J Neuroendocrinol. 25: 1280-1289. books

Vassoler FM, Johnson NL, Byrnes EM. 2013. Female adolescent exposure to cannabinoids causes transgenerational effects on morphine sensitization in female offspring in the absence of in utero exposure. J Psychopharmacol. 27: 1015-1022. books

Ravenelle R, Byrnes EM, Byrnes JJ, McInnis C, Park JH, Donaldson ST. 2013. Environmental enrichment effects on the neurobehavioral profile of selective outbred trait anxiety rats. Brain Behav Res 252: 47-52. books

Byrnes JJ, Johnson NL, Carini LM, Byrnes EM. 2013. Multigenerational effects of adolescent morphine exposure on dopamine D2 receptor function. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 227: 263-272. books

Byrnes JJ, Johnson NL, Schenk ME, Byrnes EM. 2012. Cannabinoid exposure in adolescent female rats induces transgenerational effects on morphine conditioned place preference in male offspring. J Psychopharmacol. 26: 1348-1354. books

Byrnes EM, Casey K, Bridges RS. 2012. Reproductive experience modifies the effects of estrogen receptor alpha activity on anxiety-like behavior and corticotropin releasing hormone mRNA expression. Horm Behav. 61: 44-49. books

Byrnes JJ, Bridges RS, Byrnes EM. 2011. Amphetamine sensitization in reproductively experienced female rats. Neurosci Lett. 502: 168-172. books

Byrnes JJ, Babb JA, Scanlan VF, Byrnes EM. 2011. Adolescent opioid exposure in female rats: transgenerational effects on morphine analgesia and anxiety-like behavior in adult offspring. Behav Brain Res. 218: 200-205. books

Nephew BC, Byrnes EM, Bridges RS. 2010. Vasopressin mediates enhanced offspring protection in multiparous rats. Neuropharmacology 58: 102-106. books

Nephew BC, Bridges RS, Lovelock DF, Byrnes EM. 2009. Enhanced maternal aggression and associated changes in neuropeptide gene expression in multiparous rats. Behav Neurosci. 123: 949-957. books

Byrnes EM. 2008. Chronic morphine exposure during puberty induces long-lasting changes in opioid-related mRNA expression in the mediobasal hypothalamus. Brain Res. 1190: 186-192. books

Byrnes EM, Lee JO, Bridges RS. 2007. Alterations in GABA(A) receptor alpha2 subunit mRNA expression following reproductive experience in rats. Neuroendocrinology 85: 148-156. books

Byrnes EM, Bridges RS, Scanlan VF, Babb JA, Byrnes JJ. Sensorimotor gating and dopamine function in postpartum rats. 2007. Neuropsychopharmacology. 32: 1021-1031. books

Byrnes EM, Bridges RS. Reproductive experience reduces the sedative, but not anxiolytic effects of diazepam. 2006. Psychoneuroendocrinology 31: 988-996. books

Scanlan VF, Byrnes EM, Bridges RS. 2006. Reproductive experience and activation of maternal memory. Behav Neurosci. 120: 676-866. books

Byrnes EM, Bridges RS. 2006. Reproductive experience alters anxiety-like behavior in the female rat. Horm Behav. 50: 70-76. books

Bridges RS, Byrnes EM. 2006. Reproductive experience reduces circulating 17beta-estradiol and prolactin levels during proestrus and alters estrogen sensitivity in female rats. Endocrinology 147:2575-2582. books

Byrnes EM. 2005. Transgenerational consequences of adolescent morphine exposure in female rats: effects on anxiety-like behaviors and morphine sensitization in adult offspring. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 182: 537-544. books

Byrnes EM, Bridges RS. 2005. Lactation reduces prolactin levels in reproductively experienced female rats. Horm Behav. 48: 278-282. books

Byrnes EM. 2005. Chronic morphine exposure during puberty decreases postpartum prolactin secretion in adult female rats. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 80: 445-451. books

Byrnes EM, Rigero BA, Bridges RS. 2003. Induction of maternal behavior in adult female rats following chronic morphine exposure during puberty. Dev Psychobiol. 43: 367-372. books

Byrnes EM, Rigero BA, Bridges RS. 2002. Dopamine antagonists during parturition disrupt maternal care and the retention of maternal behavior in rats. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 73: 869-75. books

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