Genes, Brain and Behavior
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New G2B REVIEWS Issue
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
Recently Published Articles
- Persistent conditioned place preference to aggression experience in adult male sexually-experienced CD-1 mice
Sam A. Golden, Hossein Aleyasin, Robert Heins, Meghan Flanigan, Mitra Heshmati, Aki Takahashi, Scott J. Russo and Yavin Shaham
Accepted manuscript online: 25 JUL 2016 11:56PM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gbb.12310
Persistent conditioned place preference to aggression experience in adult male sexually-experienced CD-1 mice.
- Associative and Sensorimotor Cortico-Basal Ganglia Circuit Roles in Effects of Abused Drugs
Christina M. Gremel and David M. Lovinger
Accepted manuscript online: 25 JUL 2016 11:35PM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gbb.12309
we review the role of associative and sensorimotor circuits in the effects of drug use and addiction models.
- Cannabinoid Receptor 1 (CNR1) Gene Variant Moderates Neural Index of Cognitive Disruption during Nicotine Withdrawal
David E. Evans, Steven K. Sutton, Kade G. Jentink, Hui-Yi Lin, Jong Y. Park and David J. Drobes
Accepted manuscript online: 25 JUL 2016 05:25AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gbb.12311
Major allele homozygotes at rs806379 on the CNR1 gene exhibited greater resting EEG alpha-1 power following nicotine deprivation.
- Pseudohypoparathyroidism Type I-b with neurological involvement is associated with a homozygous PTH1R mutation
Rita Guerreiro, José Brás, Sónia Batista, Paula Pires, Helena Ribeiro, Rosário Almeida, Catarina Oliveira, John Hardy and Isabel Santana
Accepted manuscript online: 14 JUL 2016 08:45AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gbb.12308
Identification of the homozygous p.Arg186His mutation in PTH1R as associated with Pseudohypoparathyroidism Type I-b with neurological involvement in a Portuguese family
- Interplay between stress response genes associated with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder and brain volume
Dennis van der Meer, Pieter J. Hoekstra, Janita Bralten, Marjolein van Donkelaar, Dirk J. Heslenfeld, Jaap Oosterlaan, Stephen V. Faraone, Barbara Franke, Jan K. Buitelaar and Catharina A. Hartman
Accepted manuscript online: 8 JUL 2016 08:41AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gbb.12307
We found a significant gene-environment interaction between variation in the glucocorticoid receptor gene NR3C1 and long-term stress exposure on ADHD symptom count. This effect was further moderated by the serotonin transporter polymorphism 5-HTTLPR. These interactions were reflected in gray matter volume of posterior brain regions involved in processing of social cues. The pattern of findings fit very well with the literature on stress exposure, together with the central role of the two genes in regulation of the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal (HPA) axis, the primary stress response pathway, and its association with ADHD.