Genes, Brain and Behavior

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Edited By: Andrew Holmes

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 7/51 (Behavioral Sciences); 79/252 (Neurosciences)

Online ISSN: 1601-183X

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  1. Pigment-dispersing factor (Pdf) signaling in the circadian system of Caenorhabditis elegans

    Anastasia Herrero, Andrés Romanowski, Ellen Meelkop, Carlos Caldart, Liliane Schoofs and Diego A. Golombek

    Accepted manuscript online: 26 JUN 2015 04:00AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gbb.12231

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    Pigment-dispersing 1 (pdf-1), but not pdf-2, defective mutants are arrhythmic in C. elegans

  2. Putative calcium-binding domains of the Caenorhabditis elegansBK channel are dispensable for intoxication and ethanol activation

    Scott J. Davis, Luisa L. Scott, Gregory Ordemann, Ashley Philpo, Jesse Cohn and Jonathan T. Pierce-Shimomura

    Accepted manuscript online: 26 JUN 2015 12:24AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gbb.12229

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    The nematode C. elegans becomes intoxicated even after the putative calcium binding domains of the BK potassium channel are mutated. Consistent with this result, these domains were also dispensable for activation of the worm BK channel by ethanol in vitro.

  3. The initial stage of reversal learning is impaired in mice hemizygous for the vesicular glutamate transporter VGluT1

    Björn Granseth, Fredrik K. Andersson and Sarah H. Lindström

    Accepted manuscript online: 26 JUN 2015 12:24AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gbb.12230

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    Deficient VGluT1 expression causes a perseverative phenotype during the initial stage of reversal learning.

  4. COMT Polymorphism Modulates the Resting State EEG Alpha Oscillatory Response to Acute Nicotine in Male Nonsmokers

    Haley Bowers, Dylan Smith, Sara de la Salle, Joelle Choueiry, Danielle Impey, Tristan Philippe, Heather Dort, Anne Millar, Mireille Daigle, Paul R. Albert, Ashley Beaudoin and Verner Knott

    Accepted manuscript online: 22 JUN 2015 02:34AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gbb.12226

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    Grand averaged topographic EEG maps of α2 during placebo and nicotine treatment in Met/Met (M/M), Val/Met (V/M), and Val/Val (V/V).

  5. Replication study implicates COMT val158met polymorphism as a modulator of probabilistic reward learning

    Thomas M Lancaster, Erin A Heerey, Kiran Mantripragada and David E. J Linden

    Accepted manuscript online: 22 JUN 2015 02:33AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gbb.12228

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    Bar plots represent mean ±SEM. COMT val158met genotype differences in propensity for change in response bias (Change in response bias: block three criterion- block one criterion). COMT met homozygotes show a significant adjustment in response bias from a) block one to block three of the trial, compared to val/val genotype group and from b) block two to block three of the trial compared to both val/met and val/val genotype groups (P <.05*, P <.01**). Note that smaller values for Criterion represent an increase in response bias.