Genes, Brain and Behavior

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Edited By: Andrew Holmes

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 8/51 (Behavioral Sciences); 93/256 (Neurosciences)

Online ISSN: 1601-183X

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The new 2016 issue of G2B REVIEWS brings the question of development into focus with a collection of reviews by researchers who are leading efforts to understand how brain and behavior are shaped during the formative years of early life, and decipher the mechanisms by which genes and early environmental experience impact risk for an array of mental illnesses. This collection of 12 reviews provides a very timely perspective on the current state of developmental research across a range of fields and illuminates some of the exciting paths this work is bound for in the coming years. Access the entire issue for free:click here

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  1. 5HT2A receptor blockade in dorsomedial striatum reduces repetitive behaviors in BTBR mice

    D. A. Amodeo, E. Rivera, E. H. Cook Jr, J. A. Sweeney and M. E. Ragozzino

    Version of Record online: 21 OCT 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gbb.12343

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    5HT2A receptor blockade rescues a reversal learning deficit when injected into the dorsomedial striatum in the BTBR mouse model of autism (e.g. Fig. 2).

  2. Thinking and doing: the effects of dopamine and oxytocin genes and executive function on mothering behaviours

    K. Tombeau Cost, E. Unternaehrer, A. Plamondon, M. Steiner, M. Meaney, L. Atkinson, J. L. Kennedy, A. S. Fleming and on behalf of the MAVAN Research Team

    Version of Record online: 21 OCT 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gbb.12337

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    Oxytocin receptor genotype predicts enhanced cognitive decision-making, which mediates the relationship between oxytocin receptor genotype and both positive parenting and physically controlling parenting.

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    How contexts promote and prevent relapse to drug seeking

    S. Y.-S. Khoo, G. D. Gibson, A. A. Prasad and G. P. McNally

    Version of Record online: 20 OCT 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gbb.12328

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    We review the behavioral and brain mechanisms enabling contexts to promote and prevent relapse to drug seeking. We emphasize that current understanding, although significant, defies explanations in terms of models at the level of brain structures and their connectivity. A key challenge is to recognize this complexity, understand how these circuits and channels are organized, as well as understand how different modes of activity of ensembles of neurons within them promote abstinence or relapse to drug seeking.

  4. Inhibition of DNA methyltransferases regulates cocaine self-administration by rats. A genome-wide DNA methylation study

    Mathieu Fonteneau, Dominique Filliol, Patrick Anglard, Katia Befort, Pascal Romieu and Jean Zwiller

    Accepted manuscript online: 20 OCT 2016 03:45AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gbb.12354

  5. A New Brain Dopamine Deficient Drosophila and its Pharmacological and Genetic Rescue

    Karol Cichewicz, Emma J. Garren, Chika Adiele, Yoshinori Aso, Zhang Wang, Martin Wu, Serge Birman, Gerald M. Rubin and Jay Hirsh

    Accepted manuscript online: 19 OCT 2016 11:40PM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gbb.12353