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Center On Health Disparities

Publications IMSD PhD

Dawson A, Wolstenholme JT, Roni MA, Campbell VC, Jackson A, Slater C, Bagdas D, Perez EE, Bettinger JC, De Biasi M, Miles MF, Damaj MI. Knockout of alpha 5 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors subunit alters ethanol-mediated behavioral effects and reward in mice. Neuropharmacology. 2018 Aug;138:341-348. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropharm.2018.06.031. Epub 2018 Jan 23. PubMed PMID: 29944862.

Wiley JL, Owens RA, Lichtman AH. Discriminative Stimulus Properties of Phytocannabinoids, Endocannabinoids, and Synthetic Cannabinoids. Curr Top Behav Neurosci. 2018;39:153-173. doi: 10.1007/7854_2016_24. PubMed PMID: 27278640.

Abebayehu D, Spence AJ, Qayum AA, Taruselli MT, McLeod JJ, Caslin HL, Chumanevich AP, Kolawole EM, Paranjape A, Baker B, Ndaw VS, Barnstein BO, Oskeritzian CA, Sell SA, Ryan JJ. Lactic Acid Suppresses IL-33-Mediated Mast Cell Inflammatory Responses via Hypoxia-Inducible Factor-1α-Dependent miR-155 Suppression. J Immunol. 2016 Oct 1;197(7):2909-17. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1600651. Epub 2016 Aug 24. PubMed PMID: 27559047.

Guedia J, Brun P, Bhave S, Fitting S, Kang M, Dewey WL, Hauser KF, Akbarali HI. HIV-1 Tat exacerbates lipopolysaccharide-induced cytokine release via TLR4 signaling in the enteric nervous system. Sci Rep. 2016 Aug 5;6:31203. doi: 10.1038/srep31203. PubMed PMID: 27491828.

Kolawole EM, McLeod JJ, Ndaw V, Abebayehu D, Barnstein BO, Faber T, Spence AJ, Taruselli M, Paranjape A, Haque TT, Qayum AA, Kazmi QA, Wijesinghe DS, Sturgill JL, Chalfant CE, Straus DB, Oskeritzian CA, Ryan JJ. Fluvastatin Suppresses Mast Cell and Basophil IgE Responses: Genotype-Dependent Effects. J Immunol. 2016 Feb 15;196(4):1461-70. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1501932. Epub 2016 Jan 15. PubMed PMID: 26773154.

Owens RA, Ignatowska-Jankowska B, Mustafa M, Beardsley PM, Wiley JL, Jali A, Selley DE, Niphakis MJ, Cravatt BF, Lichtman AH. Discriminative Stimulus Properties of the Endocannabinoid Catabolic Enzyme Inhibitor SA-57 in Mice. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2016 Aug;358(2):306-14. doi: 10.1124/jpet.115.229492. Epub 2016 Jun 15. PubMed PMID: 27307500.

Paranjape A, Chernushevich O, Qayum AA, Spence AJ, Taruselli MT, Abebayehu D, Barnstein BO, McLeod JJ, Baker B, Bajaj GS, Chumanevich AP, Oskeritzian CA, Ryan JJ. Dexamethasone rapidly suppresses IL-33-stimulated mast cell function by blocking transcription factor activity. J Leukoc Biol. 2016 Dec;100(6):1395-1404. Epub 2016 Jul 21. PubMed PMID: 27443878.

Qayum AA, Paranjape A, Abebayehu D, Kolawole EM, Haque TT, McLeod JJ, Spence AJ, Caslin HL, Taruselli MT, Chumanevich AP, Baker B, Oskeritzian CA, Ryan JJ. IL-10-Induced miR-155 Targets SOCS1 To Enhance IgE-Mediated Mast Cell Function. J Immunol. 2016 Jun 1;196(11):4457-67. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1502240. Epub 2016 Apr 29. PubMed PMID: 27183599.

Randolph AL, Mokrab Y, Bennett AL, Sansom MS, Ramsey IS. Proton currents constrain structural models of voltage sensor activation. Elife. 2016 Aug 30;5. pii: e18017. doi: 10.7554/eLife.18017. PubMed PMID: 27572256.

Allen-Daniels MJ, Serrano MG, Pflugner LP, Fettweis JM, Prestosa MA, Koparde VN, Brooks JP, Strauss JF 3rd, Romero R, Chaiworapongsa T, Eschenbach DA, Buck GA, Jefferson KK. Identification of a gene in Mycoplasma hominis associated with preterm birth and microbial burden in intraamniotic infection. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Jun;212(6):779.e1-779.e13. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2015.01.032. Epub 2015 Jan 28. PubMed PMID: 25637842.

Fitting S, Ngwainmbi J, Kang M, Khan FA, Stevens DL, Dewey WL, Knapp PE, Hauser KF, Akbarali HI. Sensitization of enteric neurons to morphine by HIV-1 Tat protein. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2015 Apr;27(4):468-80. doi: 10.1111/nmo.12514. Epub 2015 Feb 19. PubMed PMID: 25703354.

Ignatowska-Jankowska BM, Baillie GL, Kinsey S, Crowe M, Ghosh S, Owens RA, Damaj IM, Poklis J, Wiley JL, Zanda M, Zanato C, Greig IR, Lichtman AH, Ross RA. A Cannabinoid CB1 Receptor-Positive Allosteric Modulator Reduces Neuropathic Pain in the Mouse with No Psychoactive Effects.Neruopsychopharmacology. 2015 Dec;40(13):2948-59. doi: 10.1038/npp.2015.148. Epub 2015 Jun 8. PubMed PMID: 26052038.


Wiebelhaus JM, Grim TW, Owens RA, Lazenka MF, Sim-Selley LJ, Abdullah RA, Niphakis MJ, Vann RE, Cravatt BF, Wiley JL, Negus SS, Lichtman AH. Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and endocannobinoid degradadtive enzyme inhibitors attenuate intracranial self-stimulation (ICSS) in mice. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2015 Feb;352(2): 195-207. doi: 10. 1124/jpet. 114.218677. Epub 2014 Nov 14. PubMed PMID: 25398241 PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4293433.

Ngwainmbi J, De DD, Smith TH, El-Hage N, Fitting S, Kang M, Dewey WL, Hauser KF, Akbarali HI. Effects of HIV-1 Tat on enteric neuropathogenesis. J Neurosci. 2014 Oct22;34(43): 14243-51. doi. 10. 1523/JNEUROSCI.2283-14.2014. PubMed PMID: 25339738; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4205550.

Smith TH, Ngwainmbi J, Hashimoto A, Dewey WL, Akbarali HI. Morphine dependence in single enteric neurons from the mouse colon requires deletion of β-arrestin2. Physiol Rep. 2014 Sep4;2(9). pii: e12140. doi: 10. 14814/phy2.12140. Print 2014 Sep 1. PubMed PMID: 25194025; PMC4270231.

Ramesh D, Gamage TF, Vanustsel T, Owens RA, Abdullah RA, Niphakis MJ, Shea-Donohue T, Cravatt BF, Lichtman AH. Dual inhibition of endocannabinoid catabolic enzymes produces enhanced antiwithdrawal effects in morphine-dependent mice. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2013 May;38(6):1039-49. doi: 10.1038/npp.2012.269. Epub 2013 Jan 3. PubMed PMID: 23303065.

Smith TH, Ngwainmbi J, Grider JR, Dewey WL, Akbarali HI. An in-vitro preparation of isolated enteric neurons and glia from the myenteric plexus of the adult mouse. J. Vis Exp. 2013 aug 7;(78). doi: 10.3791/50688. PubMed PMID:23962959 PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3846983. 

Ramesh D, Ross GR, Schlosburg JE, Owens RA, Abdullah RA, Kinsey SG, Long JZ, Nomura DK, Sim-Selley LJ, Cravatt BF, Akbarali HI, Lichtman AH. Blockade of endocannabinoid hydrolytic enzymes attenuates precipitated opioid withdrawal symptoms in mice. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2011 Oct;339(1):173-85. Epub 2011 Jun 30. PubMed PMID: 21719468; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3186294.

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