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Janice H. Urban, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair, Physiology and Biophysics

Chicago Medical School
Office: BSB-3.256/RLE-3.300
Phone: 847-578-3283
Fax: 847-576-3265

Recent Publications

Xu M., Urban J.H., Hill J.W., Levine J.E.: Regulation of hypothalamic neuropeptide Y Y1 receptor gene expression during the estrous cycle: role of progesterone receptors. Endocrinology 141:3319-3327 (2000).

Mortimer J.E., Urban J.H.: Comparison of longterm toxicities associated with SERMS and inhibitors of aromatase. Oncology 17(5):652‑9 (2003).

Wolak M.L., deJoseph M.R., Brownfield M.S., Urban J.H.: Distribution of neuropeptide Y Y1 and Y5 receptors in the rat brain using immunohistochemistry. J Comp Neurol 464(3):285‑311 (2003).

Hill J.W., Urban J.H., Xu M., Levine J.E.: Estrogen induces neuropeptide Y Y1 receptor gene expression and responsiveness to NPY in gonadotrope-enriched pituitary cell cultures. Endocrinology 145:2283-90 (2004).

Thomas R., Urban J.H., Peterson D.A.: Acute exposure to predator odor elevates corticosterone without altering proliferation in the adult rat dentate gyrus. Exp Neurology 201: 308-315 (2006).

Urban J.H., Leitermann R., DeJoseph M.R., Somponpun S.J., Wolak M.L., Sladek C.D.: Influence of dehydration on the expression of neuropeptide Y Y1 receptors in hypothalamic magnocellular neurons. Endocrinology 147:4122-4131 (2006).

Taylor B.K., Abhyankar S.S., Vo, N.T., Kreidt C.L., Churi S.B., Urban J.H.: Neuropeptide Y acts at Y1 receptors in the rostral ventral medulla to inhibit neuropathic pain. Pain: 131:83-95 (2007).

Dimitrov E.D., DeJoseph M.R., Brownfield M.S., Urban J.H.: Involvement of neuropeptide Y Y1 receptors in the regulation of neuroendocrine corticotropin releasing hormone neuronal activity. Endocrinology 148:3666-3673 (2007).

Sajdyk T.J., Johnson P.L., Leitermann R.J., Fitz S.D., Dietrich A., Morin M., Gehlert D.R., Urban J.H., Shekhar A.: Neuropeptide Y (NPY)-mediated behavioral plasticity in the amygdala induces stress resilience. J Neuroscience 28: 893-903 (2008).

Rostkowski A.B., Teppen T.L., Peterson D.A., Urban J.H.: cell-specific expression of Neuropeptide Y Y1 receptor immunoreactivity in the rat basolateral amygdala. J Comp Neurol 16:166-176 (2009).

Geisbrecht C., Mackay J., Silveira H., Urban J.H., Colmers W.F.: Counterveiling modulation of Ih by NPY and CRF in basolateral amygdala as a possible mechanism for the effects on stress-related behaviors. J Neuroscience: in press (2010).