SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (REFEREED JOURNALS)
Sun X, Milovanovic M, Zhao Y, Wolf ME (2008) Acute and chronic dopamine receptor stimulation modulates AMPA receptor trafficking in nucleus accumbens neurons co-cultured with prefrontal cortex neurons. J Neurosci 28, 4216-4230.
Conrad KL, Tseng KY, Uejima JL, Reimers JM, Heng LJ, Shaham Y, Marinelli M, Wolf ME (2008) Formation of accumbens GluR2-lacking AMPA receptors mediates incubation of cocaine craving. Nature 454, 118-121.
Boudreau AC, Ferrario CR, Glucksman M, Wolf ME (2009) Signaling pathway adaptations and novel protein kinase A substrates related to behavioral sensitization to cocaine. J Neurochem 110, 363-377.
Sun X, Wolf ME (2009) Nucleus accumbens neurons exhibit synaptic scaling that is occluded by repeated dopamine pre-exposure. Eur J Neurosci 30, 539-550.
Ferrario CR, Li X, Wang X, Reimers JM, Uejima JL, Wolf ME (2010) The role of glutamate receptor redistribution in locomotor sensitization to cocaine. Neuropsychopharmacology 35, 818-833.
Conrad KL, Ford KA, Marinelli M, Wolf ME (2010) Dopamine receptor expression and distribution dynamically change in the nucleus accumbens after withdrawal from cocaine self-administration. Neuroscience 169, 182-194.
Ferrario CR, Li X, Wolf ME (2011) Effects of acute cocaine or dopamine receptor agonists on AMPA receptor distribution in the nucleus accumbens. Synapse 65, 54-63.
Reimers JM, Milovanovic M, Wolf ME (2011) Quantitative analysis of AMPA receptor subunit composition in addiction-related brain regions. Brain Res 1367, 223-233.
Ferrario CR, Loweth JA, Milovanovic M, Wang X, Wolf ME (2011) Distribution of AMPA receptor subunits and TARPs in synaptic and extrasynaptic membranes of the adult rat nucleus accumbens. Neurosci Lett 490, 180-184.
Ferrario CR, Loweth JA, Milovanovic M, Ford KA, Galiñanes GL, Heng L-J, Tseng KY, Wolf ME (2011) Alterations in AMPA receptor subunits and TARPs in the rat nucleus accumbens related to the formation of CA2+-permeable AMPA receptors during the incubation of cocaine craving. Neuropharmacology 61, 1141-1151.
McCutcheon JE, Wang X, Tseng KY, Wolf ME*, Marinelli M* (2011) Calcium-permeable AMPA receptors are present in nucleus accumbens synapses after long withdrawal from cocaine self-administration but not experimenter-administered cocaine. J Neurosci 31, 5737-5743. (*co-senior authors).
Li X, Wolf ME (2011) Brain-derived neurotrophic factor rapidly increases AMPA receptor surface expression in rat nucleus accumbens. Eur J Neurosci 34, 190-198.
Li X, Wolf ME (2011) Visualization of virus-infected brain regions using a GFP-iluminating flashlight enables accurate and rapid dissection for biochemical analysis. J Neurosci Meth 201, 177-179.
McCutcheon JE, Loweth JA, Ford KA, Marinelli M, Wolf ME*, Tseng KY* (2011) Group I mGluR activation reverses cocaine-induced accumulation of calcium-permeable AMPA receptors in nucleus accumbens synapses via a protein kinase C-dependent mechanism. J Neurosci 31, 14536-14541. (*co-senior authors)
Boudreau AC, Milovanovic M, Conrad KL, Nelson CL, Ferrario CR, Wolf ME (2012) A protein crosslinking assay for measuring cell surface expression of glutamate receptor subunits in the rodent brain after in vivo treatments. Curr Protocols Neurosci Chapter 5, Units 5.30.1-19.
Ferrario CR, Goussakov I, Stutzmann GE, Wolf ME (2012) Withdrawal from cocaine self-administration alters NMDA receptor-mediated Ca²+ entry in nucleus accumbens dendritic spines. PLoS One 7-8), e40898.
Li X, DeJoseph MR, Urban JH, Bahi A, Dreyer J-L, Loweth AJ, Ferrario CR, Ford KA, Wolf ME (2013) Different roles of BDNF in nucleus accumbens core versus shell during the incubation of cue-induced cocaine craving and its long-term maintenance. J Neurosci 33, 1130-1142.
Purgianto A, Scheyer AF, Loweth JA, Ford KA, Tseng KY, Wolf ME (2013) Different adaptations in AMPA receptor transmission in the nucleus accumbens after short versus long access cocaine self-administration regimens. Neuropsychopharmacol 2013 Apt 1. doi: 10.1038/npp.2013.78 [Epub ahead of print].
Wang X, Cahill ME, Werner CT, Christoffel DJ, Golden SA, Xie Z, Loweth JA, Marinelli M, Russo SJ, Penzes P, Wolf ME (2013) Kalirin-7 mediates cocaine-induced AMPA receptor and spine plasticity, enabling incentive sensitization. J Neurosci 33, 11012-11022.
SELECTED RECENT REVIEW ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS
Wolf ME, Ferrario CR (2010) AMPA receptor plasticity in the nucleus accumens after repeated exposure to cocaine. Neurosci & Biobehav Rev 35, 185-211.
Wolf ME (2010a) The Bermuda Triangle of cocaine-induced neuroadaptations. Trends Neurosci 33, 391-398.
Wolf ME (2010b) Regulation of AMPA receptor trafficking in the nucleus accumbens by dopamine and cocaine. Neurotoxicol Res 18, 393-409.
Wolf ME (2011) Addiction. In: Basic Neurochemistry, 8th edition, GJ Siegel, RW Albers, ST Brady, DL Price, eds. Elsevier Academic Press.
Wolf ME, Tseng KY (2012) Calcium-permeable AMPA receptors in the VTA and nucleus accumbens after cocaine exposure: when, how and why? Front Molecular Neurosci 5,72.
Loweth JA, Tseng KY, Wolf ME (2013a) Using metabotropic glutamate receptors to modulate cocaine's synaptic and behavioral effects: mGluR1 finds a niche. Current Opin Neurobiol 2013 Feb 2. doi:pii: S0959-4388(13)00025-1.10.1016/j.conb.2013.01.009.PMID: 23385114 [Epub ahead of print].
Loweth JA, Tseng KY, Wolf ME (2013b) Neuroadaptations in the nucleus accumbens contributing to incubation of cocaine craving. Neuropharmacol 2013 May 30. doi:pii: S0028-3908(13)00233-5. 10.1016/j.neuropharm.2013.04.061 [Epub ahead of print].