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George Koob

TitleAdjunct Professor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Diego
DepartmentSchool of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science
Address9500 Gilman Drive #0109
La Jolla CA 92093
Phone858-784-7062
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    Gene Network Perturbations in Alcohol Dependence - A Systems Biology Approach
    NIH/NIAAA R01AA021667Sep 5, 2013 - Aug 31, 2018
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    The Role of Brain Stress Systems in the Prefrontal Cortex in Compulsive Drinking
    NIH/NIAAA R01AA020608Aug 1, 2011 - Jun 30, 2016
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Effects of Deep Brain Stimulation on Compulsive Drug Intake
    NIH/NIDA R21DA029821Apr 1, 2011 - Mar 31, 2013
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Central mechanisms of nicotine reinforcement and dependence
    NIH/NIDA R01DA023597Apr 5, 2008 - Jan 31, 2014
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Integrative Neuroscience Initiative on Alcoholism
    NIH/NIAAA U01AA013517Sep 27, 2001 - Aug 31, 2016
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Dopamine Partial Agonists and Psychostimulant Dependence
    NIH/NIDA R01DA010072Aug 15, 1997 - Mar 31, 2013
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Novel methods to explore mechanisms of cocaine abuse
    NIH/NIDA R01DA008467Sep 1, 1993 - Jun 30, 2014
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Neuropharmacology of Ethanol Reinforcement
    NIH/NIAAA R01AA008459Apr 1, 1990 - Apr 30, 2014
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    NEUROPHARMACOLOGY OF ETHANOL REINFORCEMENT
    NIH/NIAAA R37AA008459Apr 1, 1990 - Mar 31, 2004
    Role: Principal Investigator
    BRAIN DIALYSIS AND COCAINE SELF-ADMINISTRATION
    NIH/NIDA R03DA005843Sep 30, 1989 - Aug 31, 1990
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Neuronal Substrates of Cocaine Reward
    NIH/NIDA R01DA004398Apr 1, 1987 - Mar 31, 2015
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Central Mechanisms of Opiate Reinforcement and Dependence
    NIH/NIDA R01DA004043May 1, 1986 - Jun 30, 2010
    Role: Principal Investigator
    CNS Effects of Alcohol: Cellular Neurobiology
    NIH/NIAAA P60AA006420Dec 1, 1983 - Dec 31, 2022
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Neuropsychopharmacology: Multidisciplinary Training
    NIH/NIAAA T32AA007456Dec 1, 1983 - Jun 30, 2022
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    CNS EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL--CELLULAR NEUROBIOLOGY
    NIH/NIAAA P50AA006420Dec 1, 1983 - Feb 28, 2003
    Role: Principal Investigator
    BEHAVIORAL EFFECTS OF VASOPRESSIN AND OXYTOCIN
    NIH/NINDS R01NS020912Dec 1, 1983 - Jun 30, 1990
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Pelloux Y, Degoulet M, Tiran-Cappello A, Cohen C, Lardeux S, George O, Koob G, Ahmed SH, Baunez C. Subthalamic nucleus high frequency stimulation prevents and reverses escalated cocaine use. Mol Psychiatry. 2018 Jun 07. PMID: 29880881.
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    2. Kim SW, Wiers CE, Tyler R, Shokri-Kojori E, Jang YJ, Zehra A, Freeman C, Ramirez V, Lindgren E, Miller G, Cabrera EA, Stodden T, Guo M, Demiral SB, Diazgranados N, Park L, Liow JS, Pike V, Morse C, Vendruscolo LF, Innis RB, Koob G, Tomasi D, Wang GJ, Volkow ND. Influence of alcoholism and cholesterol on TSPO binding in brain: PET [11C]PBR28 studies in humans and rodents. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2018 May 03. PMID: 29777199.
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    3. Jeste DV, Peschin S, Buckwalter K, Blazer DG, McGuire MH, Moutier C, Doederlein A, Niederehe G, Altman B, Borenstein J, Saks E, Norquist G, Koob G, Compton WM, Sperling A, Bain L, Glorioso D, Paul IH, Reynolds CF. Promoting Wellness in Older Adults with Mental Illnesses and Substance Use Disorders: Call to Action to All Stakeholders. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2018 Jun; 26(6):617-630. PMID: 29880118.
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    4. Schmeichel BE, Matzeu A, Koebel P, Vendruscolo LF, Sidhu H, Shahryari R, Kieffer BL, Koob G, Martin-Fardon R, Contet C. Knockdown of hypocretin attenuates extended access of cocaine self-administration in rats. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2018 Apr 06. PMID: 29703996.
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    5. Logrip ML, Walker JR, Ayanwuyi LO, Sabino V, Ciccocioppo R, Koob G, Zorrilla EP. Evaluation of Alcohol Preference and Drinking in msP Rats Bearing a Crhr1 Promoter Polymorphism. Front Psychiatry. 2018; 9:28. PMID: 29497387.
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    6. Tian YH, Ma SX, Lee KW, Wee S, Koob G, Lee SY, Jang CG. Blockade of TRPV1 Inhibits Methamphetamine-induced Rewarding Effects. Sci Rep. 2018 Jan 17; 8(1):882. PMID: 29343767.
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    7. Tunstall BJ, Ho CP, Cao J, Vendruscolo JCM, Schmeichel BE, Slack RD, Tanda G, Gadiano AJ, Rais R, Slusher BS, Koob G, Newman AH, Vendruscolo LF. Atypical dopamine transporter inhibitors attenuate compulsive-like methamphetamine self-administration in rats. Neuropharmacology. 2018 Mar 15; 131:96-103. PMID: 29217282.
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    8. Verheij MMM, Contet C, Karel P, Latour J, van der Doelen RHA, Geenen B, van Hulten JA, Meyer F, Kozicz T, George O, Koob G, Homberg JR. Median and Dorsal Raphe Serotonergic Neurons Control Moderate Versus Compulsive Cocaine Intake. Biol Psychiatry. 2018 Jun 15; 83(12):1024-1035. PMID: 29357981.
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    9. Francesconi W, Szücs A, Berton F, Koob G, Vendruscolo LF, Sanna PP. Opiate dependence induces cell type-specific plasticity of intrinsic membrane properties in the rat juxtacapsular bed nucleus of stria terminalis (jcBNST). Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2017 Dec; 234(23-24):3485-3498. PMID: 28986608.
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    10. George O, Koob G. Individual differences in the neuropsychopathology of addiction. Dialogues Clin Neurosci. 2017 09; 19(3):217-229. PMID: 29302219.
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    11. Moore CF, Sabino V, Koob G, Cottone P. Neuroscience of Compulsive Eating Behavior. Front Neurosci. 2017; 11:469. PMID: 28883784.
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    12. Vendruscolo JCM, Tunstall BJ, Carmack SA, Schmeichel BE, Lowery-Gionta EG, Cole M, George O, Vandewater SA, Taffe MA, Koob G, Vendruscolo LF. Compulsive-Like Sufentanil Vapor Self-Administration in Rats. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2018 Mar; 43(4):801-809. PMID: 28812595.
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    13. Harris RA, Koob G. The future is now: A 2020 view of alcoholism research. Neuropharmacology. 2017 Aug 01; 122:1-2. PMID: 28633760.
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    14. Koob G. The Dark Side of Addiction: The Horsley Gantt to Joseph Brady Connection. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2017 Apr; 205(4):270-272. PMID: 27356121.
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    15. Kwako LE, Momenan R, Grodin EN, Litten RZ, Koob G, Goldman D. Addictions Neuroclinical Assessment: A reverse translational approach. Neuropharmacology. 2017 Aug 01; 122:254-264. PMID: 28283392.
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    16. Koob G. Antireward, compulsivity, and addiction: seminal contributions of Dr. Athina Markou to motivational dysregulation in addiction. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2017 May; 234(9-10):1315-1332. PMID: 28050629.
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    17. Harris RA, Bajo M, Bell RL, Blednov YA, Varodayan FP, Truitt JM, de Guglielmo G, Lasek AW, Logrip ML, Vendruscolo LF, Roberts AJ, Roberts E, George O, Mayfield J, Billiar TR, Hackam DJ, Mayfield RD, Koob G, Roberto M, Homanics GE. Genetic and Pharmacologic Manipulation of TLR4 Has Minimal Impact on Ethanol Consumption in Rodents. J Neurosci. 2017 Feb 01; 37(5):1139-1155. PMID: 27986929.
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    18. Moore CF, Sabino V, Koob G, Cottone P. Pathological Overeating: Emerging Evidence for a Compulsivity Construct. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2017 Jun; 42(7):1375-1389. PMID: 27922596.
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    19. Wade CL, Kallupi M, Hernandez DO, Breysse E, de Guglielmo G, Crawford E, Koob G, Schweitzer P, Baunez C, George O. High-Frequency Stimulation of the Subthalamic Nucleus Blocks Compulsive-Like Re-Escalation of Heroin Taking in Rats. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2017 Aug; 42(9):1850-1859. PMID: 27917870.
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    20. Tunstall BJ, Carmack SA, Koob G, Vendruscolo LF. Dysregulation of Brain Stress Systems Mediates Compulsive Alcohol Drinking. Curr Opin Behav Sci. 2017 Feb; 13:85-90. PMID: 28603755.
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    21. Ryan ML, Falk DE, Fertig JB, Rendenbach-Mueller B, Katz DA, Tracy KA, Strain EC, Dunn KE, Kampman K, Mahoney E, Ciraulo DA, Sickles-Colaneri L, Ait-Daoud N, Johnson BA, Ransom J, Scott C, Koob G, Litten RZ. A Phase 2, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Randomized Trial Assessing the Efficacy of ABT-436, a Novel V1b Receptor Antagonist, for Alcohol Dependence. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2017 Apr; 42(5):1012-1023. PMID: 27658483.
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    22. de Guglielmo G, Crawford E, Kim S, Vendruscolo LF, Hope BT, Brennan M, Cole M, Koob G, George O. Recruitment of a Neuronal Ensemble in the Central Nucleus of the Amygdala Is Required for Alcohol Dependence. J Neurosci. 2016 09 07; 36(36):9446-53. PMID: 27605618; PMCID: PMC5013191 [Available on 03/07/17].
    23. Priddy BM, Carmack SA, Thomas LC, Vendruscolo JC, Koob G, Vendruscolo LF. Sex, strain, and estrous cycle influences on alcohol drinking in rats. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 2017 Jan; 152:61-67. PMID: 27498303.
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    24. Verheij MM, Vendruscolo LF, Caffino L, Giannotti G, Cazorla M, Fumagalli F, Riva MA, Homberg JR, Koob G, Contet C. Systemic Delivery of a Brain-Penetrant TrkB Antagonist Reduces Cocaine Self-Administration and Normalizes TrkB Signaling in the Nucleus Accumbens and Prefrontal Cortex. J Neurosci. 2016 08 03; 36(31):8149-59. PMID: 27488635; PMCID: PMC4971362 [Available on 02/03/17].
    25. Schmeichel BE, Herman MA, Roberto M, Koob G. Hypocretin Neurotransmission Within the Central Amygdala Mediates Escalated Cocaine Self-administration and Stress-Induced Reinstatement in Rats. Biol Psychiatry. 2017 04 01; 81(7):606-615. PMID: 27567312.
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    26. Chavkin C, Koob G. Dynorphin, Dysphoria, and Dependence: the Stress of Addiction. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2016 Jan; 41(1):373-4. PMID: 26657953; PMCID: PMC4677142 [Available on 01/01/17].
    27. Kwako LE, Momenan R, Litten RZ, Koob G, Goldman D. Addictions Neuroclinical Assessment: A Neuroscience-Based Framework for Addictive Disorders. Biol Psychiatry. 2016 08 01; 80(3):179-89. PMID: 26772405.
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    28. Koob G, Mason BJ. Existing and Future Drugs for the Treatment of the Dark Side of Addiction. Annu Rev Pharmacol Toxicol. 2016; 56:299-322. PMID: 26514207.
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    29. You IJ, Wright SR, Garcia-Garcia AL, Tapper AR, Gardner PD, Koob G, David Leonardo E, Bohn LM, Wee S. 5-HT1A Autoreceptors in the Dorsal Raphe Nucleus Convey Vulnerability to Compulsive Cocaine Seeking. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2016 Apr; 41(5):1210-22. PMID: 26324408; PMCID: PMC4793105 [Available on 04/01/17].
    30. Saba LM, Flink SC, Vanderlinden LA, Israel Y, Tampier L, Colombo G, Kiianmaa K, Bell RL, Printz MP, Flodman P, Koob G, Richardson HN, Lombardo J, Hoffman PL, Tabakoff B. The sequenced rat brain transcriptome--its use in identifying networks predisposing alcohol consumption. FEBS J. 2015 Sep; 282(18):3556-78. PMID: 26183165; PMCID: PMC4573833.
    31. Vendruscolo LF, Estey D, Goodell V, Macshane LG, Logrip ML, Schlosburg JE, McGinn MA, Zamora-Martinez ER, Belanoff JK, Hunt HJ, Sanna PP, George O, Koob G, Edwards S, Mason BJ. Glucocorticoid receptor antagonism decreases alcohol seeking in alcohol-dependent individuals. J Clin Invest. 2015 Aug 03; 125(8):3193-7. PMID: 26121746; PMCID: PMC4563748.
    32. Cui C, Noronha A, Warren KR, Koob G, Sinha R, Thakkar M, Matochik J, Crews FT, Chandler LJ, Pfefferbaum A, Becker HC, Lovinger D, Everitt BJ, Egli M, Mandyam CD, Fein G, Potenza MN, Harris RA, Grant KA, Roberto M, Meyerhoff DJ, Sullivan EV. Brain pathways to recovery from alcohol dependence. Alcohol. 2015 Aug; 49(5):435-52. PMID: 26074423; PMCID: PMC4468789.
    33. Leão RM, Cruz FC, Vendruscolo LF, de Guglielmo G, Logrip ML, Planeta CS, Hope BT, Koob G, George O. Chronic nicotine activates stress/reward-related brain regions and facilitates the transition to compulsive alcohol drinking. J Neurosci. 2015 Apr 15; 35(15):6241-53. PMID: 25878294; PMCID: PMC4397613.
    34. Schmeichel BE, Barbier E, Misra KK, Contet C, Schlosburg JE, Grigoriadis D, Williams JP, Karlsson C, Pitcairn C, Heilig M, Koob G, Vendruscolo LF. Hypocretin receptor 2 antagonism dose-dependently reduces escalated heroin self-administration in rats. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2015 Mar 13; 40(5):1123-9. PMID: 25367502; PMCID: PMC4367454.
    35. Whitfield TW, Schlosburg JE, Wee S, Gould A, George O, Grant Y, Zamora-Martinez ER, Edwards S, Crawford E, Vendruscolo LF, Koob G. ? Opioid receptors in the nucleus accumbens shell mediate escalation of methamphetamine intake. J Neurosci. 2015 Mar 11; 35(10):4296-305. PMID: 25762676; PMCID: PMC4355200.
    36. Koob G, Griebel G. Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior: the 2015 transition. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 2015 Apr; 131:iii. PMID: 25661528.
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    37. Repunte-Canonigo V, Shin W, Vendruscolo LF, Lefebvre C, van der Stap L, Kawamura T, Schlosburg JE, Alvarez M, Koob G, Califano A, Sanna PP. Identifying candidate drivers of alcohol dependence-induced excessive drinking by assembly and interrogation of brain-specific regulatory networks. Genome Biol. 2015 Feb 02; 16:68. PMID: 25886852; PMCID: PMC4410476.
    38. Koob G. The dark side of emotion: the addiction perspective. Eur J Pharmacol. 2015 Apr 15; 753:73-87. PMID: 25583178.
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    39. Grieder TE, Herman MA, Contet C, Tan LA, Vargas-Perez H, Cohen A, Chwalek M, Maal-Bared G, Freiling J, Schlosburg JE, Clarke L, Crawford E, Koebel P, Repunte-Canonigo V, Sanna PP, Tapper AR, Roberto M, Kieffer BL, Sawchenko PE, Koob G, van der Kooy D, George O. VTA CRF neurons mediate the aversive effects of nicotine withdrawal and promote intake escalation. Nat Neurosci. 2014 Dec; 17(12):1751-8. PMID: 25402857; PMCID: PMC4241147.
    40. Cohen A, Soleiman MT, Talia R, Koob G, George O, Mandyam CD. Extended access nicotine self-administration with periodic deprivation increases immature neurons in the hippocampus. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2015 Jan; 232(2):453-63. PMID: 25059540; PMCID: PMC4297709.
    41. Wade CL, Vendruscolo LF, Schlosburg JE, Hernandez DO, Koob G. Compulsive-like responding for opioid analgesics in rats with extended access. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2015 Jan; 40(2):421-8. PMID: 25060491; PMCID: PMC4443956.
    42. Repunte-Canonigo V, Lefebvre C, George O, Kawamura T, Morales M, Koob G, Califano A, Masliah E, Sanna PP. Gene expression changes consistent with neuroAIDS and impaired working memory in HIV-1 transgenic rats. Mol Neurodegener. 2014 Jul 01; 9:26. PMID: 24980976; PMCID: PMC4107468.
    43. Vanderlinden LA, Saba LM, Printz MP, Flodman P, Koob G, Richardson HN, Hoffman PL, Tabakoff B. Is the alcohol deprivation effect genetically mediated? Studies with HXB/BXH recombinant inbred rat strains. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2014 Jul; 38(7):2148-57. PMID: 24961585; PMCID: PMC4142977.
    44. George O, Koob G, Vendruscolo LF. Negative reinforcement via motivational withdrawal is the driving force behind the transition to addiction. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2014 Oct; 231(19):3911-7. PMID: 24923982.
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    45. Buck CL, Malavar JC, George O, Koob G, Vendruscolo LF. Anticipatory 50 kHz ultrasonic vocalizations are associated with escalated alcohol intake in dependent rats. Behav Brain Res. 2014 Sep 01; 271:171-6. PMID: 24914463; PMCID: PMC4216724.
    46. Cohen A, Whitfield TW, Kreifeldt M, Koebel P, Kieffer BL, Contet C, George O, Koob G. Virus-mediated shRNA knockdown of prodynorphin in the rat nucleus accumbens attenuates depression-like behavior and cocaine locomotor sensitization. PLoS One. 2014; 9(5):e97216. PMID: 24816773; PMCID: PMC4016270.
    47. Mazei-Robison MS, Appasani R, Edwards S, Wee S, Taylor SR, Picciotto MR, Koob G, Nestler EJ. Self-administration of ethanol, cocaine, or nicotine does not decrease the soma size of ventral tegmental area dopamine neurons. PLoS One. 2014; 9(4):e95962. PMID: 24755634; PMCID: PMC3995955.
    48. Logrip ML, Vendruscolo LF, Schlosburg JE, Koob G, Zorrilla EP. Phosphodiesterase 10A regulates alcohol and saccharin self-administration in rats. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2014 Jun; 39(7):1722-31. PMID: 24549104; PMCID: PMC4023146.
    49. Zorrilla EP, Logrip ML, Koob G. Corticotropin releasing factor: a key role in the neurobiology of addiction. Front Neuroendocrinol. 2014 Apr; 35(2):234-44. PMID: 24456850; PMCID: PMC4213066.
    50. Koob G. Neurocircuitry of alcohol addiction: synthesis from animal models. Handb Clin Neurol. 2014; 125:33-54. PMID: 25307567.
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    51. Park PE, Schlosburg JE, Vendruscolo LF, Schulteis G, Edwards S, Koob G. Chronic CRF1 receptor blockade reduces heroin intake escalation and dependence-induced hyperalgesia. Addict Biol. 2015 Mar; 20(2):275-84. PMID: 24330252; PMCID: PMC4057367.
    52. Schlosburg JE, Whitfield TW, Park PE, Crawford EF, George O, Vendruscolo LF, Koob G. Long-term antagonism of ? opioid receptors prevents escalation of and increased motivation for heroin intake. J Neurosci. 2013 Dec 04; 33(49):19384-92. PMID: 24305833; PMCID: PMC3850049.
    53. Buck CL, Vendruscolo LF, Koob G, George O. Dopamine D1 and µ-opioid receptor antagonism blocks anticipatory 50 kHz ultrasonic vocalizations induced by palatable food cues in Wistar rats. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2014 Mar; 231(5):929-37. PMID: 24221826; PMCID: PMC3945412.
    54. Gilpin NW, Roberto M, Koob G, Schweitzer P. Kappa opioid receptor activation decreases inhibitory transmission and antagonizes alcohol effects in rat central amygdala. Neuropharmacology. 2014 Feb; 77:294-302. PMID: 24157490; PMCID: PMC3873141.
    55. Wise RA, Koob G. The development and maintenance of drug addiction. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2014 Jan; 39(2):254-62. PMID: 24121188; PMCID: PMC3870778.
    56. Cai X, Whitfield T, Moreno AY, Grant Y, Hixon MS, Koob G, Janda KD. Probing the effects of hapten stability on cocaine vaccine immunogenicity. Mol Pharm. 2013 Nov 04; 10(11):4176-84. PMID: 23927436; PMCID: PMC3946501.
    57. Apkarian AV, Neugebauer V, Koob G, Edwards S, Levine JD, Ferrari L, Egli M, Regunathan S. Neural mechanisms of pain and alcohol dependence. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 2013 Nov; 112:34-41. PMID: 24095683; PMCID: PMC4887744.
    58. Edwards S, Koob G. Escalation of drug self-administration as a hallmark of persistent addiction liability. Behav Pharmacol. 2013 Sep; 24(5-6):356-62. PMID: 23839030; PMCID: PMC3866817.
    59. Zorrilla EP, Roberts AJ, Rivier JE, Koob G. Anxiolytic-like effects of antisauvagine-30 in mice are not mediated by CRF2 receptors. PLoS One. 2013; 8(8):e63942. PMID: 24015170; PMCID: PMC3756045.
    60. Koob G. Addiction is a Reward Deficit and Stress Surfeit Disorder. Front Psychiatry. 2013; 4:72. PMID: 23914176; PMCID: PMC3730086.
    61. Cohen A, Treweek J, Edwards S, Leão RM, Schulteis G, Koob G, George O. Extended access to nicotine leads to a CRF1 receptor dependent increase in anxiety-like behavior and hyperalgesia in rats. Addict Biol. 2015 Jan; 20(1):56-68. PMID: 23869743; PMCID: PMC3859819.
    62. Kallupi M, Wee S, Edwards S, Whitfield TW, Oleata CS, Luu G, Schmeichel BE, Koob G, Roberto M. Kappa opioid receptor-mediated dysregulation of gamma-aminobutyric acidergic transmission in the central amygdala in cocaine addiction. Biol Psychiatry. 2013 Oct 01; 74(7):520-8. PMID: 23751206; PMCID: PMC3773286.
    63. Koob G, Buck CL, Cohen A, Edwards S, Park PE, Schlosburg JE, Schmeichel B, Vendruscolo LF, Wade CL, Whitfield TW, George O. Addiction as a stress surfeit disorder. Neuropharmacology. 2014 Jan; 76 Pt B:370-82. PMID: 23747571; PMCID: PMC3830720.
    64. Maoz A, Hicks MJ, Vallabhjosula S, Synan M, Kothari PJ, Dyke JP, Ballon DJ, Kaminsky SM, De BP, Rosenberg JB, Martinez D, Koob G, Janda KD, Crystal RG. Adenovirus capsid-based anti-cocaine vaccine prevents cocaine from binding to the nonhuman primate CNS dopamine transporter. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2013 Oct; 38(11):2170-8. PMID: 23660705; PMCID: PMC3773666.
    65. Schlosburg JE, Vendruscolo LF, Bremer PT, Lockner JW, Wade CL, Nunes AA, Stowe GN, Edwards S, Janda KD, Koob G. Dynamic vaccine blocks relapse to compulsive intake of heroin. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 May 28; 110(22):9036-41. PMID: 23650354; PMCID: PMC3670323.
    66. Kallupi M, Vendruscolo LF, Carmichael CY, George O, Koob G, Gilpin NW. Neuropeptide YY(2)R blockade in the central amygdala reduces anxiety-like behavior but not alcohol drinking in alcohol-dependent rats. Addict Biol. 2014 Sep; 19(5):755-7. PMID: 23639035; PMCID: PMC3872251.
    67. Cai X, Whitfield T, Hixon MS, Grant Y, Koob G, Janda KD. Probing active cocaine vaccination performance through catalytic and noncatalytic hapten design. J Med Chem. 2013 May 09; 56(9):3701-9. PMID: 23627877; PMCID: PMC3691275.
    68. Koob G. Negative reinforcement in drug addiction: the darkness within. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2013 Aug; 23(4):559-63. PMID: 23628232.
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    69. Park PE, Vendruscolo LF, Schlosburg JE, Edwards S, Schulteis G, Koob G. Corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) and a 2 adrenergic receptors mediate heroin withdrawal-potentiated startle in rats. Int J Neuropsychopharmacol. 2013 Sep; 16(8):1867-75. PMID: 23590881; PMCID: PMC3880138.
    70. Robison AJ, Vialou V, Mazei-Robison M, Feng J, Kourrich S, Collins M, Wee S, Koob G, Turecki G, Neve R, Thomas M, Nestler EJ. Behavioral and structural responses to chronic cocaine require a feedforward loop involving ?FosB and calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II in the nucleus accumbens shell. J Neurosci. 2013 Mar 06; 33(10):4295-307. PMID: 23467346; PMCID: PMC3658178.
    71. George O, Koob G. Control of craving by the prefrontal cortex. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Mar 12; 110(11):4165-6. PMID: 23483010; PMCID: PMC3600441.
    72. Koob G. Theoretical frameworks and mechanistic aspects of alcohol addiction: alcohol addiction as a reward deficit disorder. Curr Top Behav Neurosci. 2013; 13:3-30. PMID: 21744309; PMCID: PMC3448980.
    73. Chen J, Repunte-Canonigo V, Kawamura T, Lefebvre C, Shin W, Howell LL, Hemby SE, Harvey BK, Califano A, Morales M, Koob G, Sanna PP. Hypothalamic proteoglycan syndecan-3 is a novel cocaine addiction resilience factor. Nat Commun. 2013; 4:1955. PMID: 23736082; PMCID: PMC3709481.
    74. Deschaux O, Vendruscolo LF, Schlosburg JE, Diaz-Aguilar L, Yuan CJ, Sobieraj JC, George O, Koob G, Mandyam CD. Hippocampal neurogenesis protects against cocaine-primed relapse. Addict Biol. 2014 Jul; 19(4):562-74. PMID: 23278919; PMCID: PMC3620729.
    75. Barbier E, Vendruscolo LF, Schlosburg JE, Edwards S, Juergens N, Park PE, Misra KK, Cheng K, Rice KC, Schank J, Schulteis G, Koob G, Heilig M. The NK1 receptor antagonist L822429 reduces heroin reinforcement. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2013 May; 38(6):976-84. PMID: 23303056; PMCID: PMC3629386.
    76. Zorrilla EP, Koob G. Amygdalostriatal projections in the neurocircuitry for motivation: a neuroanatomical thread through the career of Ann Kelley. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2013 Nov; 37(9 Pt A):1932-45. PMID: 23220696; PMCID: PMC3838492.
    77. Herman MA, Kallupi M, Luu G, Oleata CS, Heilig M, Koob G, Ciccocioppo R, Roberto M. Enhanced GABAergic transmission in the central nucleus of the amygdala of genetically selected Marchigian Sardinian rats: alcohol and CRF effects. Neuropharmacology. 2013 Apr; 67:337-48. PMID: 23220399; PMCID: PMC3562384.
    78. George O, Sanders C, Freiling J, Grigoryan E, Vu S, Allen CD, Crawford E, Mandyam CD, Koob G. Recruitment of medial prefrontal cortex neurons during alcohol withdrawal predicts cognitive impairment and excessive alcohol drinking. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Oct 30; 109(44):18156-61. PMID: 23071333; PMCID: PMC3497825.
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    87. Koob G, Zorrilla EP. Update on corticotropin-releasing factor pharmacotherapy for psychiatric disorders: a revisionist view. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2012 Jan; 37(1):308-9. PMID: 22157874; PMCID: PMC3238086.
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    90. Higley AE, Koob G, Mason BJ. Treatment of alcohol dependence with drug antagonists of the stress response. Alcohol Res. 2012; 34(4):516-21. PMID: 23584117; PMCID: PMC3860394.
    91. Recinto P, Samant AR, Chavez G, Kim A, Yuan CJ, Soleiman M, Grant Y, Edwards S, Wee S, Koob G, George O, Mandyam CD. Levels of neural progenitors in the hippocampus predict memory impairment and relapse to drug seeking as a function of excessive methamphetamine self-administration. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2012 Apr; 37(5):1275-87. PMID: 22205547; PMCID: PMC3306889.
    92. Stowe GN, Schlosburg JE, Vendruscolo LF, Edwards S, Misra KK, Schulteis G, Zakhari JS, Koob G, Janda KD. Developing a vaccine against multiple psychoactive targets: a case study of heroin. CNS Neurol Disord Drug Targets. 2011 Dec; 10(8):865-75. PMID: 22229311; PMCID: PMC3327724.
    93. Koob G, Hicks MJ, Wee S, Rosenberg JB, De BP, Kaminsky SM, Moreno A, Janda KD, Crystal RG. Anti-cocaine vaccine based on coupling a cocaine analog to a disrupted adenovirus. CNS Neurol Disord Drug Targets. 2011 Dec; 10(8):899-904. PMID: 22229312; PMCID: PMC3369545.
    94. Edwards S, Vendruscolo LF, Schlosburg JE, Misra KK, Wee S, Park PE, Schulteis G, Koob G. Development of mechanical hypersensitivity in rats during heroin and ethanol dependence: alleviation by CRF1 receptor antagonism. Neuropharmacology. 2012 Feb; 62(2):1142-51. PMID: 22119954; PMCID: PMC3262951.
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    96. Lenoir M, Guillem K, Koob G, Ahmed SH. Drug specificity in extended access cocaine and heroin self-administration. Addict Biol. 2012 Nov; 17(6):964-76. PMID: 21995515.
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    101. Mihindou C, Vouillac C, Koob G, Ahmed SH. Preclinical validation of a novel cocaine exposure therapy for relapse prevention. Biol Psychiatry. 2011 Sep 15; 70(6):593-8. PMID: 21571256; PMCID: PMC3157564.
    102. Parylak SL, Koob G, Zorrilla EP. The dark side of food addiction. Physiol Behav. 2011 Jul 25; 104(1):149-56. PMID: 21557958; PMCID: PMC3304465.
    103. Gilpin NW, Misra K, Herman MA, Cruz MT, Koob G, Roberto M. Neuropeptide Y opposes alcohol effects on gamma-aminobutyric acid release in amygdala and blocks the transition to alcohol dependence. Biol Psychiatry. 2011 Jun 01; 69(11):1091-9. PMID: 21459365; PMCID: PMC3090491.
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    105. George O, Koob G. Craving, context and the cortex. Nat Neurosci. 2011 Apr; 14(4):409-10. PMID: 21445066; PMCID: PMC3829767.
    106. Vendruscolo LF, Schlosburg JE, Misra KK, Chen SA, Greenwell TN, Koob G. Escalation patterns of varying periods of heroin access. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 2011 Jun; 98(4):570-4. PMID: 21406200; PMCID: PMC3081940.
    107. Sabino V, Cottone P, Blasio A, Iyer MR, Steardo L, Rice KC, Conti B, Koob G, Zorrilla EP. Activation of s-receptors induces binge-like drinking in Sardinian alcohol-preferring rats. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2011 May; 36(6):1207-18. PMID: 21346735; PMCID: PMC3079320.
    108. Allen CD, Lee S, Koob G, Rivier C. Immediate and prolonged effects of alcohol exposure on the activity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis in adult and adolescent rats. Brain Behav Immun. 2011 Jun; 25 Suppl 1:S50-60. PMID: 21300146; PMCID: PMC3098294.
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    110. Blednov YA, Ponomarev I, Geil C, Bergeson S, Koob G, Harris RA. Neuroimmune regulation of alcohol consumption: behavioral validation of genes obtained from genomic studies. Addict Biol. 2012 Jan; 17(1):108-20. PMID: 21309947; PMCID: PMC3117922.
    111. Hicks MJ, De BP, Rosenberg JB, Davidson JT, Moreno AY, Janda KD, Wee S, Koob G, Hackett NR, Kaminsky SM, Worgall S, Toth M, Mezey JG, Crystal RG. Cocaine analog coupled to disrupted adenovirus: a vaccine strategy to evoke high-titer immunity against addictive drugs. Mol Ther. 2011 Mar; 19(3):612-9. PMID: 21206484; PMCID: PMC3048190.
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    113. George O, Lloyd A, Carroll FI, Damaj MI, Koob G. Varenicline blocks nicotine intake in rats with extended access to nicotine self-administration. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2011 Feb; 213(4):715-22. PMID: 20924754; PMCID: PMC3033995.
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    115. Shurman J, Koob G, Gutstein HB. Opioids, pain, the brain, and hyperkatifeia: a framework for the rational use of opioids for pain. Pain Med. 2010 Jul; 11(7):1092-8. PMID: 20545871; PMCID: PMC2907890.
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    121. Zorrilla EP, Koob G. Progress in corticotropin-releasing factor-1 antagonist development. Drug Discov Today. 2010 May; 15(9-10):371-83. PMID: 20206287; PMCID: PMC2864802.
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    130. Francesconi W, Berton F, Koob G, Sanna PP. Intrinsic neuronal plasticity in the juxtacapsular nucleus of the bed nuclei of the stria terminalis (jcBNST). Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry. 2009 Nov 13; 33(8):1347-55. PMID: 19683025; PMCID: PMC2935256.
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    136. Greenwell TN, Funk CK, Cottone P, Richardson HN, Chen SA, Rice KC, Zorrilla EP, Koob G. Corticotropin-releasing factor-1 receptor antagonists decrease heroin self-administration in long- but not short-access rats. Addict Biol. 2009 Apr; 14(2):130-43. PMID: 19291009; PMCID: PMC2748834.
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    140. Du X, Schwander M, Moresco EM, Viviani P, Haller C, Hildebrand MS, Pak K, Tarantino L, Roberts A, Richardson H, Koob G, Najmabadi H, Ryan AF, Smith RJ, Müller U, Beutler B. A catechol-O-methyltransferase that is essential for auditory function in mice and humans. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Sep 23; 105(38):14609-14. PMID: 18794526; PMCID: PMC2567147.
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    142. Greenwell TN, Walker BM, Cottone P, Zorrilla EP, Koob G. The alpha1 adrenergic receptor antagonist prazosin reduces heroin self-administration in rats with extended access to heroin administration. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 2009 Jan; 91(3):295-302. PMID: 18703080; PMCID: PMC2637926.
    143. Gilpin NW, Richardson HN, Koob G. Effects of CRF1-receptor and opioid-receptor antagonists on dependence-induced increases in alcohol drinking by alcohol-preferring (P) rats. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2008 Sep; 32(9):1535-42. PMID: 18631323; PMCID: PMC2583093.
    144. Gilpin NW, Richardson HN, Cole M, Koob G. Vapor inhalation of alcohol in rats. Curr Protoc Neurosci. 2008 Jul; Chapter 9:Unit 9.29. PMID: 18634001; PMCID: PMC2583102.
    145. Koob G. Corticotropin-releasing factor, neuroplasticity (sensitization), and alcoholism. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Jul 01; 105(26):8809-10. PMID: 18583480; PMCID: PMC2449322.
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    147. Mandyam CD, Wee S, Crawford EF, Eisch AJ, Richardson HN, Koob G. Varied access to intravenous methamphetamine self-administration differentially alters adult hippocampal neurogenesis. Biol Psychiatry. 2008 Dec 01; 64(11):958-65. PMID: 18490002; PMCID: PMC2587157.
    148. Gilpin NW, Misra K, Koob G. Neuropeptide Y in the central nucleus of the amygdala suppresses dependence-induced increases in alcohol drinking. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 2008 Sep; 90(3):475-80. PMID: 18501411; PMCID: PMC2480495.
    149. Walker BM, Rasmussen DD, Raskind MA, Koob G. alpha1-noradrenergic receptor antagonism blocks dependence-induced increases in responding for ethanol. Alcohol. 2008 Mar; 42(2):91-7. PMID: 18358987; PMCID: PMC2587143.
    150. Papaleo F, Ghozland S, Ingallinesi M, Roberts AJ, Koob G, Contarino A. Disruption of the CRF(2) receptor pathway decreases the somatic expression of opiate withdrawal. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2008 Nov; 33(12):2878-87. PMID: 18288089; PMCID: PMC2760329.
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    152. Koob G. Alcoholism, corticotropin-releasing factor, and molecular genetic allostasis. Biol Psychiatry. 2008 Jan 15; 63(2):137-8. PMID: 18164903; PMCID: PMC2386996.
    153. Koob G. Hedonic Homeostatic Dysregulation as a Driver of Drug-Seeking Behavior. Drug Discov Today Dis Models. 2008; 5(4):207-215. PMID: 20054425.
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    156. Caine SB, Thomsen M, Gabriel KI, Berkowitz JS, Gold LH, Koob G, Tonegawa S, Zhang J, Xu M. Lack of self-administration of cocaine in dopamine D1 receptor knock-out mice. J Neurosci. 2007 Nov 28; 27(48):13140-50. PMID: 18045908; PMCID: PMC2747091.
    157. George O, Mandyam CD, Wee S, Koob G. Extended access to cocaine self-administration produces long-lasting prefrontal cortex-dependent working memory impairments. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2008 Sep; 33(10):2474-82. PMID: 18033234; PMCID: PMC2760333.
    158. Specio SE, Wee S, O'Dell LE, Boutrel B, Zorrilla EP, Koob G. CRF(1) receptor antagonists attenuate escalated cocaine self-administration in rats. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2008 Feb; 196(3):473-82. PMID: 17965976; PMCID: PMC2769571.
    159. Wee S, Mandyam CD, Lekic DM, Koob G. Alpha 1-noradrenergic system role in increased motivation for cocaine intake in rats with prolonged access. Eur Neuropsychopharmacol. 2008 Apr; 18(4):303-11. PMID: 17920248; PMCID: PMC2376122.
    160. Richardson HN, Zhao Y, Fekete EM, Funk CK, Wirsching P, Janda KD, Zorrilla EP, Koob G. MPZP: a novel small molecule corticotropin-releasing factor type 1 receptor (CRF1) antagonist. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 2008 Feb; 88(4):497-510. PMID: 18031798; PMCID: PMC3319109.
    161. Mandyam CD, Wee S, Eisch AJ, Richardson HN, Koob G. Methamphetamine self-administration and voluntary exercise have opposing effects on medial prefrontal cortex gliogenesis. J Neurosci. 2007 Oct 17; 27(42):11442-50. PMID: 17942739; PMCID: PMC2741502.
    162. George O, Ghozland S, Azar MR, Cottone P, Zorrilla EP, Parsons LH, O'Dell LE, Richardson HN, Koob G. CRF-CRF1 system activation mediates withdrawal-induced increases in nicotine self-administration in nicotine-dependent rats. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007 Oct 23; 104(43):17198-203. PMID: 17921249; PMCID: PMC2040467.
    163. Zhang Z, Morse AC, Koob G, Schulteis G. Dose- and time-dependent expression of anxiety-like behavior in the elevated plus-maze during withdrawal from acute and repeated intermittent ethanol intoxication in rats. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2007 Nov; 31(11):1811-9. PMID: 17877783; PMCID: PMC2367334.
    164. Koob G, Kreek MJ. Stress, dysregulation of drug reward pathways, and the transition to drug dependence. Am J Psychiatry. 2007 Aug; 164(8):1149-59. PMID: 17671276; PMCID: PMC2837343.
    165. Heilig M, Koob G. A key role for corticotropin-releasing factor in alcohol dependence. Trends Neurosci. 2007 Aug; 30(8):399-406. PMID: 17629579; PMCID: PMC2747092.
    166. Treweek J, Wee S, Koob G, Dickerson TJ, Janda KD. Self-vaccination by methamphetamine glycation products chemically links chronic drug abuse and cardiovascular disease. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007 Jul 10; 104(28):11580-4. PMID: 17592122; PMCID: PMC1913859.
    167. Walker BM, Koob G. Pharmacological evidence for a motivational role of kappa-opioid systems in ethanol dependence. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2008 Feb; 33(3):643-52. PMID: 17473837; PMCID: PMC2739278.
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    169. Chu K, Koob G, Cole M, Zorrilla EP, Roberts AJ. Dependence-induced increases in ethanol self-administration in mice are blocked by the CRF1 receptor antagonist antalarmin and by CRF1 receptor knockout. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 2007 Apr; 86(4):813-21. PMID: 17482248; PMCID: PMC2170886.
    170. Thorsell A, Repunte-Canonigo V, O'Dell LE, Chen SA, King AR, Lekic D, Koob G, Sanna PP. Viral vector-induced amygdala NPY overexpression reverses increased alcohol intake caused by repeated deprivations in Wistar rats. Brain. 2007 May; 130(Pt 5):1330-7. PMID: 17405766; PMCID: PMC2749684.
    171. Brogan AP, Eubanks LM, Koob G, Dickerson TJ, Janda KD. Antibody-catalyzed oxidation of delta(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol. J Am Chem Soc. 2007 Mar 28; 129(12):3698-702. PMID: 17335216.
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    173. Wee S, Wang Z, Woolverton WL, Pulvirenti L, Koob G. Effect of aripiprazole, a partial dopamine D2 receptor agonist, on increased rate of methamphetamine self-administration in rats with prolonged session duration. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2007 Oct; 32(10):2238-47. PMID: 17327886; PMCID: PMC2747088.
    174. O'Dell LE, Koob G. 'Nicotine deprivation effect' in rats with intermittent 23-hour access to intravenous nicotine self-administration. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 2007 Feb; 86(2):346-53. PMID: 17292952; PMCID: PMC2386418.
    175. Wee S, Specio SE, Koob G. Effects of dose and session duration on cocaine self-administration in rats. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2007 Mar; 320(3):1134-43. PMID: 17202405.
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    176. Walker BM, Koob G. The gamma-aminobutyric acid-B receptor agonist baclofen attenuates responding for ethanol in ethanol-dependent rats. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2007 Jan; 31(1):11-8. PMID: 17207096; PMCID: PMC2768469.
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    186. Steffensen SC, Stobbs SH, Colago EE, Lee RS, Koob G, Gallegos RA, Henriksen SJ. Contingent and non-contingent effects of heroin on mu-opioid receptor-containing ventral tegmental area GABA neurons. Exp Neurol. 2006 Nov; 202(1):139-51. PMID: 16814775.
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    192. Kranzler HR, Koob G, Gastfriend DR, Swift RM, Willenbring ML. Advances in the pharmacotherapy of alcoholism: challenging misconceptions. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2006 Feb; 30(2):272-81. PMID: 16441276.
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    197. Qi L, Yamamoto N, Meijler MM, Altobell LJ, Koob G, Wirsching P, Janda KD. Delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol immunochemical studies: haptens, monoclonal antibodies, and a convenient synthesis of radiolabeled delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol. J Med Chem. 2005 Nov 17; 48(23):7389-99. PMID: 16279798.
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    202. Sanchis-Segura C, Grisel JE, Olive MF, Ghozland S, Koob G, Roberts AJ, Cowen MS. Role of the endogenous opioid system on the neuropsychopharmacological effects of ethanol: new insights about an old question. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2005 Aug; 29(8):1522-7. PMID: 16156049.
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    206. Stinus L, Cador M, Zorrilla EP, Koob G. Buprenorphine and a CRF1 antagonist block the acquisition of opiate withdrawal-induced conditioned place aversion in rats. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2005 Jan; 30(1):90-8. PMID: 15138444.
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    207. Kenny PJ, Boutrel B, Gasparini F, Koob G, Markou A. Metabotropic glutamate 5 receptor blockade may attenuate cocaine self-administration by decreasing brain reward function in rats. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2005 Apr; 179(1):247-54. PMID: 15602687.
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    214. Zorrilla EP, Inoue K, Valdez GR, Tabarin A, Koob G. Leptin and post-prandial satiety: acute central leptin more potently reduces meal frequency than meal size in the rat. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2005 Jan; 177(3):324-35. PMID: 15609069.
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    221. Zorrilla EP, Reinhardt LE, Valdez GR, Inoue K, Rivier JE, Vale WW, Koob G. Human urocortin 2, a corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF)2 agonist, and ovine CRF, a CRF1 agonist, differentially alter feeding and motor activity. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2004 Sep; 310(3):1027-34. PMID: 15115804.
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    223. O'Dell LE, Alomary AA, Vallée M, Koob G, Fitzgerald RL, Purdy RH. Ethanol-induced increases in neuroactive steroids in the rat brain and plasma are absent in adrenalectomized and gonadectomized rats. Eur J Pharmacol. 2004 Jan 26; 484(2-3):241-7. PMID: 14744609.
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    226. Weed MR, Gold LH, Polis I, Koob G, Fox HS, Taffe MA. Impaired performance on a rhesus monkey neuropsychological testing battery following simian immunodeficiency virus infection. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2004 Jan; 20(1):77-89. PMID: 15000701.
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    234. Heyser CJ, Moc K, Koob G. Effects of naltrexone alone and in combination with acamprosate on the alcohol deprivation effect in rats. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2003 Aug; 28(8):1463-71. PMID: 12700689.
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    238. Alomary AA, Vallée M, O'Dell LE, Koob G, Purdy RH, Fitzgerald RL. Acutely administered ethanol participates in testosterone synthesis and increases testosterone in rat brain. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2003 Jan; 27(1):38-43. PMID: 12544003.
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    239. Kenny PJ, Polis I, Koob G, Markou A. Low dose cocaine self-administration transiently increases but high dose cocaine persistently decreases brain reward function in rats. Eur J Neurosci. 2003 Jan; 17(1):191-5. PMID: 12534985.
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    245. Sanna PP, Simpson C, Lutjens R, Koob G. ERK regulation in chronic ethanol exposure and withdrawal. Brain Res. 2002 Sep 06; 948(1-2):186-91. PMID: 12383974.
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    246. Walker JR, Terenius L, Koob G. Conditioned opioid withdrawal decreases nociceptin/orphanin FQ levels in the frontal cortex and olfactory tubercle. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2002 Aug; 27(2):203-11. PMID: 12093594.
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    247. Caillé S, Stinus L, Espejo EF, De Deurwaerdère P, Spampinato U, Koob G. Inhibition of 5-HT neurotransmission increases clonidine protective effects on naloxone-induced conditioned place aversion in morphine-dependent rats. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2003 Feb; 28(2):276-83. PMID: 12589380.
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    249. Ahmed SH, Kenny PJ, Koob G, Markou A. Neurobiological evidence for hedonic allostasis associated with escalating cocaine use. Nat Neurosci. 2002 Jul; 5(7):625-6. PMID: 12055635.
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    251. Contarino A, Picetti R, Matthes HW, Koob G, Kieffer BL, Gold LH. Lack of reward and locomotor stimulation induced by heroin in mu-opioid receptor-deficient mice. Eur J Pharmacol. 2002 Jun 20; 446(1-3):103-9. PMID: 12098591.
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    252. Ryabinin AE, Bachtell RK, Heinrichs SC, Lee S, Rivier C, Olive MF, Mehmert KK, Camarini R, Kim JA, Koenig HN, Nannini MA, Hodge CW, Roberts AJ, Koob G. The corticotropin-releasing factor/urocortin system and alcohol. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2002 May; 26(5):714-22. PMID: 12045481.
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    253. Pulvirenti L, Koob G. Being partial to psychostimulant addiction therapy. Trends Pharmacol Sci. 2002 Apr; 23(4):151-3. PMID: 11931978.
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    254. Koob G, Mason BJ, De Witte P, Littleton J, Siggins GR. Potential neuroprotective effects of acamprosate. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2002 Apr; 26(4):586-92. PMID: 11981137.
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    256. Bale TL, Picetti R, Contarino A, Koob G, Vale WW, Lee KF. Mice deficient for both corticotropin-releasing factor receptor 1 (CRFR1) and CRFR2 have an impaired stress response and display sexually dichotomous anxiety-like behavior. J Neurosci. 2002 Jan 01; 22(1):193-9. PMID: 11756502.
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