Recent Publications from the Rios Lab

Research Publications Cell Biology Neuroscience


Felsted JA, Chien CH, Wang D, Panessiti M, Ameroso D, Greenberg A, Feng G, Kong D, Rios M. 2017. Alpha2delta-1 in SF1+ neurons of the ventromedial hypothalamus is an essential regulator of glucose and lipid homeostasis. Cell Rep. 21: 2737-2747. books

Allen PJ, DeBold JF, Rios M, Kanarek RB. 2015. Chronic high-dose creatine has opposing effects on depression-related gene expression and behavior in intact and sex hormone-treated gonadectomized male and female rats. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 130: 22-33. books

Malaeb SN, Davis JM, Pinz IM, Newman JL, Dammann O, Rios M. 2014. Effect of sustained postnatal systemic inflammation on hippocampal volume and function in mice. Pediatr Res. 76: 363-369. books

Rios, M. 2014. Neurotrophins and the regulation of energy balance and body weight. Handb Exp Pharmacol. 220: 283: 307. books

Cordeira JW, Felsted J, Teillon S, Daftary-Bussiere S, Wirth J, Sena-Esteves M, Rios M. 2014. Hypothalamic dysfunction of the calcium channel subunit underlies the overeating and obesity triggered by BDNF deficiency. J Neurosci. 34: 554-565. books

Vithlani M, Hines RM, Zhong P, Terunuma M, Hines DJ, Revilla-Sanchez R, Jurd R, Haydon P, Rios M, Brandon N, Yan Z, Moss SJ. 2013. The ability of BDNF to modify neurogenesis and depressive-like behaviors is dependent upon phosphorylation of tyrosine residues 365/367 in the GABAA-receptor γ2 subunit. J Neurosci. 39: 15567-15577. books

Rios, M. 2013. BDNF and the central control of feeding: accidental bystander or essential player? Trends Neurosci. 36: 83-90. books

Di Lieto A, Rantamäki T, Vesa L, Yanpallewar S, Antila H, Lindholm J, Rios M, Tessarollo L, Castrén E. 2012. The responsiveness of TrkB to BDNF and antidepressant drugs is differentially regulated during mouse development. PLoS One 7: e32869. books

Daftary-Bussiere S, Calderon G and Rios M. (2012) Essential role of brain-derived neurotrophic factor in the regulation of serotonin transmission in the basolateral amygdala. Neuroscience 224:125-134. books

Cordeira J, Rios M. 2011. Weighing in the role of BDNF in the central control of eating behavior. Mol Neurobiol. 44: 441-448. books

Rios M. 2011. New insights into the mechanisms underlying the effects of BDNF on eating behavior. Neuropsychopharmacology 36: 368-369. books

Rantamäki T, Vesa L, Antila H, Di Lieto A, Tammela P, Schmitt A, Lesch KP, Rios M, Castrén E. 2011. Antidepressant drugs transactivate TrkB neurotrophin receptors in the adult rodent brain independently of BDNF and monoamine transporter blockade. PLoS One 6: e20567. books

Teillon S, Calderon G,  Rios M. 2010. Diminished diet-induced hyperglycemia and dyslipidemia and enhanced expression of PPAR-α and FGF-21 in mice with hepatic ablation of brain-derived neurotrophic factor. J Endocrinol. 205: 37-47.  books

Klein AB, Williamson R, Santini MA, Clemmensen C, Ettrup A, Rios M, Knudsen GM, Aznar S. 2011. Blood BDNF concentrations reflect brain-tissue BDNF levels across species. Int J Neuropsychopharmacol. 14: 347-353. books

Cordeira J, Frank L, Sena-Esteves M, Pothos E, Rios M. 2010.  Brain-derived neurotrophic factor regulates hedonic feeding by acting on the mesolimbic dopamine system. J Neurosci. 30: 2533-2541. books

Gourley S, Howell J, Rios M, DiLeone R, Taylor J.  2009. Prelimbic cortex bdnf knock-down reduces instrumental responding in extinction. Learn Mem. 16: 756-760. books

Chan JP, Cordeira J, Calderon G, Iyer LK, Rios M. 2008. Depletion of central BDNF in mice impedes terminal differentiation of new granule neurons in the adult hippocampus.  Mol Cell Neurosci. 39: 372-382. books

Unger TJ, Calderon G, Bradley LC, Sena-Estevez M, Rios M. 2007. Selective deletion of Bdnf in the ventromedial and dorsomedial hypothalamus of adult mice results in hyperphagic behavior and obesity. J Neurosci. 27: 14265-14274. books 

Graham DL, DiLeone RJ, Rios M, Self DW. 2007. Dynamic BDNF activity in the nucleus accumbens with cocaine use increases self-administration and relapse. Nat Neurosci. 10: 1029–1037. books

Rios M, Lambe E, Liu RJ, Teillon S, Liu J, Akbarian S, Roffler-Tarlov S, Jaenisch R, Aghajanian G. 2006. Severe deficits in 5-HT2A-mediated neurotransmission in BDNF conditional mutant mice. J Neurobiol. 66:408-420. books 

Chan JP, Unger TJ, Byrnes J, Rios M. 2006. Examination of behavioral deficits triggered by targeting Bdnf in fetal or postnatal brains of mice. Neurosci J. 1421: 49-58. books

Rios M, Lambe EK, Liu R, Teillon S, Liu J, Akbarian S, Roffler-Tarlov S, Jaenisch R, Aghajanian GK. 2006. Severe deficits in 5-HT2A -mediated neurotransmission in BDNF conditional mutant mice. J Neurobiol. 6: 408-420. books

Berton O, McClung C, Dileone RJ, Krishnan V, Renthal W, Russo SJ, Graham D, Tsankova NM, Bolanos C, Rios M, Monteggia LM. Self DW, Nestler EJ. 2006. Essential role of BDNF in the mesolimbic dopamine pathway in social defeat stress. Science 311:864-868. books

Zhao J, Seereeman A, Nassar MA, Levato A, Pezet S, Hathaway G, Morenilla-Palao C, Fitzgerald M, McMahon SB, Rios M, Wood J. 2006. Nociceptor-derived brain derived-neurotrophic factor regulates acute and inflammatory but not neuropathic pain. Mol Cell Neurosci 31: 539-548. books

Lyckman A, Fan G, Rios M, Jaenisch R, Sur M. 2005. Normal eye-specific patterning of retinal inputs to subcortical visual nuclei in the absence of brain derived neurotrophic factor. Vis Neurosci. 22: 27-36. books 

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