The Synaptic Bases of Mental Diseases


Scientific publications from members of the Synapsy community in peer-reviewed journals.

*Equal contribution in each publication, accordingly.

Abraham N, Guerin D, Bhaukaurally K, Carleton A;
Similar odor discrimination behavior in head-restrained and freely moving mice.
PLoS One 7(12):e51789, Dec 2012. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0051789 >

Brown MT, Tan KR, O’Connor EC, Nikonenko I, Muller D, Lüscher C;
Ventral tegmental area GABA projections pause accumbal cholinergic interneurons to enhance associative learning.
Nature 492(7429):452-456, Dec 2012. doi:10.1038/nature11657 >

De Pittà M, Volman V, Berry H, Parpura V, Volterra A, Ben Jacob E;
Computational quest for understanding the role of astrocyte signalling in synaptic transmission and plasticity.
Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience 6:98, Dec 2012. doi:10.3389/fncom.2012.00098 >

Cappe C, Herzog MH, Herzig DA, Brand A, Mohr C;
Cognitive disorganisation in schizotypy is associated with deterioration in visual backward masking.
Psychiatry Research 200(2-3):652-659, Dec 2012. doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2012.07.001 >

Seddik R, Jungblut SP, Silander OK, Rajalu M, Fritzius T, Besseyrias V, Jacquier Vl, Fakler B, Gassman M, Bettler B;
Opposite effects of KCTD subunit domains on GABA(B) receptor-mediated desensitization.
The Journal of Biological Chemistry 287(47):39869-39877, Dec 2012. doi:10.1074/jbc.M112.412767 >

Ruediger S, Spirig D, Donato F, Caroni P;
Goal-oriented searching mediated by ventral hippocampus early in trial-and-error learning.
Nature Neuroscience 15(11):1563-1571, Nov 2012. doi:10.1038/nn.3224 >

Schechter DS, Moser DA, Wang Z, Marsh R, Hao X, Duan Y, Yu S, Gunter B, Murphy D, McCaw J, Kangarlu A, Willheim E, Myers MM, Hofer MA, Peterson BS;
An fMRI study of the brain responses of traumatized mothers to viewing their toddlers during separation and play.
Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience 7(8):969-979, Nov 2012. doi:10.1093/scan/nsr069 >

Baudouin SJ, Gaudias J, Gerharz S, Hatstatt L, Zhou K, Punnakkal P, Tanaka KF, Spooren W, Hen R, De Zeeuw CI, Vogt K, Scheiffele P;
Shared synaptic pathophysiology in syndromic and non-syndromic rodent models of autism.
Science 338(6103):12832, Oct 2012. doi:10.1126/science.1224159 >

Riccio O, Hurni N, Murthy S, Vutskits, Hein L, Dayer AG;
Alpha2-adrenergic receptor activation regulates cortical interneuron migration.
European Journal of Neuroscience 36(7):2879-2887, Oct 2012. doi:10.1111/j.1460-9568.2012.08231.x >

Schaer M, Poryazova R, Schwartz S, Bassetti C, Baumann C;
Cortical morphometry in narcolepsy with cataplexy.
Journal of Sleep Research 21(5):487-494, Oct 2012. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2869.2012.01000.x >

Santello M and Volterra A;
TNFα in synaptic transmission: switching gears.
Trends in Neurosciences 35(10):638-647, Nov 2012. doi:10.1016/j.tins.2012.06.001 >

Ackermann S, Spalek K, Rasch B, Gschwind L, Coynel D, Fastenrath M, Papassotiropoulos A, de Quervain DJ;
Testosterone levels in healthy men are related to amygdala reactivity and memory performance.
Psychoneuroendocrinology 37(9):1417-1424, Sep 2012. doi:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2012.01.008 >

Castro JE, Diessler S, Varea E, Márquez C, Larsen MH, Cordero MI, Sandi C;
Personality traits in rats predict vulnerability and resilience to developing stress-induced depression-like behaviors, HPA axis hyper-reactivity and brain changes in pERK1/2 activity.
Psychoneuroendocrinology 37(8):1209-1223, Aug 2012. doi:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2011.12.014 >

Pierrehumbert B, Torrisi R, Ansermet F, Borghini A, Halfon O;
Adult attachment representations predict cortisol and oxytocin responses to stress.
Attachment & Human Development 14(5):453-476, Aug 2012. doi:10.1080/14616734.2012.706394 >

Tzovara A, Murray MM, Michel CM, De Lucia M;
A tutorial review of electrical neuroimaging from group-average to single-trial event-related potentials.
Developmental Neuropsychology 37(6):518-544, Aug 2012. doi:10.1080/87565641.2011.636851 >

Gambino F and Holtmaat A;
Spike-timing-dependent potentiation of sensory surround in the somatosensory cortex is facilitated by deprivation-mediated disinhibition.
Neuron 75(3):490-502, Aug 2012. doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2012.05.020 >

Flahaut A, Schaer M, Ottet MC, Debbané M, Eliez S;
Hippocampal volume reduction in chromosome 22q11.2 deletion syndrome: a longitudinal study of morphometry and symptomatology.
Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging 203(1):1-5, Jul 2012. doi:10.1016/j.pscychresns.2011.09.003 >

Schechter DS;
Disturbances in mother-infant interaction in the wake of maternal traumatic stress.
Neuropsychiatrie de l’enfance et de l’adolescence 60(5S):69, Jul 2012. doi:10.1016/j.neurenf.2012.05.270 >

Toledo-Rodriguez M, Pitiot A, Paus T, Sandi C;
Stress during puberty boosts metabolic activation associated with fear-extinction learning in hippocampus, basal amygdala and cingulate cortex.
Neurobiology of Learning and Memory 98(1):93-101, Jul 2012. doi:10.1016/j.nlm.2012.05.006 >

Nelson AB, Hang GB, Grueter BA, Pascoli V, Lüscher C, Malenka RC, Kreitzer AC;
A comparison of striatal-dependant behaviors in wild-type and hemizygous Drd1a and Drd2 BAC transgenic mice.
Journal of Neuroscience 32(27):9119-9123, Jul 2012. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0224-12.2012 >

Chkonia E, Roinishvili M, Reichard L, Wurch W, Puhlmann H, Grimsen C, Herzog MH, Brand A;
Patients with functional psychoses show similar visual backward masking deficits.
Psychiatry Research 198(2):235-240, Jul 2012. doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2012.02.020 >

Michel CM and Murray MM;
Towards the utilization of EEG as a brain imaging tool.
Neuroimage 61(2):371–385, Jul 2012. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2011.12.039 >

Caroni P, Donato F, Muller D;
Structural plasticity upon learning: regulation and functions.
Nature Reviews Neuroscience 13(7):478-490, Jun 2012. doi:10.1038/nrn3258 >

Avermann M, Tomm C, Mateo C, Gerstner W, Petersen CC;
Microcircuits of excitatory and inhibitory neurons in layer 2/3 of mouse barrel cortex.
Journal of Neurophysiology 107(11):3116-3134, Jun 2012. doi:10.1152/jn.00917.2011 >

Duarte JMN, Kulak A, Gholam-Razaee MM, Cuenod M, Gruetter R, Do KQ;
N-acetylcysteine normalizes neurochemical changes in the glutathione-deficient schizophrenia mouse model during development.
Biological Psychiatry 71(11):1006-1014, Jun 2012. doi:10.1016/j.biopsych.2011.07.035 >

Mata R, Hau R, Papassotiropoulos A, Hertwig R;
DAT1 polymorphism is associated with risk taking in the Balloon Analogue Risk Task (BART).
PLoS One 7(6):e39135, Jun 2012. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0039135 >

Schechter DS;
The developmental neuroscience of emotional neglect, its consequences, and the psychosocial interventions that can reverse them.
American Journal of Psychiatry 169(5):452-454, May 2012. doi:10.1176/appi.ajp.2012.12020174 >

Toepel U, Knebel JF, Hudry J, le Coutre J, Murray MM;
Gender and weight shape brain dynamics during food viewing.
PLoS One 7(5):e36778, May 2012. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0036778 >

Gassmann M and Bettler B;
Regulation of neuronal GABA(B) receptor functions by subunit composition.
Nature Reviews Neuroscience 13(6):380-394, May 2012. doi:10.1038/nrn3249 >

de Quervain DJ, Kolassa IT, Ackermann S, Aerni A, Boesiger P, Demougin P, Elbert T, Ertl V, Gschwind L, Hadziselimovic N, Hanser E, Heck A, Hieber P, Huynh KD, Klarhöfer M, Luechinger R, Rasch B, Scheffler K, Spalek K, Stippich C, Vogler C, Vukojevic V, Stetak A, Papassotiropoulos A;
PKCα is genetically linked to memory capacity in healthy subjects and to risk for posttraumatic stress disorder in genocide survivors.
Proceedings of hte National Academy of Sciences of the USA 109(22):8746-8751, May 2012. doi:10.1073/pnas.1200857109 >

Gambino F and Holtmaat A;
Synapses let loose for a change: inhibitory synapse pruning throughout experience-dependent cortical plasticity.
Neuron 74(2):214-217, Apr 2012. doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2012.04.005 >

Cordero MI, Poirier GL, Marquez C, Veenit V, Fontana X, Salehi B, Ansermet F, Sandi C;
Evidence for biological roots in the transgenerational transmission of intimate partner violence.
Translational Psychiatry 2:e106, Apr 2012. doi:10.1038/tp.2012.32 >

Padgett CL*, Lalive AL*, Tan KR, Terunuma M, Munoz MB, Pangalos MN, Martínez-Hernández J, Watanabe M, Moss SJ, Luján R, Lüscher C, Slesinger P;
Methamphetamine-evoked depression of GABA(B) receptor signaling in GABA neurons of the VTA.
Neuron 73(5):978-989, Mar 2012. doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2011.12.031 >

Tan KR, Yvon C, Turiault M, Mirzabekov JJ, Doehner J, Labouèbe G, Deisseroth K, Tye KM, Lüscher C;
GABA neurons of the VTA drive conditioned place aversion.
Neuron 73(6):1173-1183, Mar 2012. doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2012.02.015 >

Vincis R, Gschwend O, Bhaukaurally K, Beroud J, Carleton A;
Dense representation of natural odorants in the mouse olfactory bulb.
Nature Neuroscience 15(4):537–539, Mar 2012; doi:10.1038/nn.3057 >

Vukojevic V, Gschwind L, Vogler C, Demougin P, de Quervain DJ, Papassotiropoulos A, Stetak A;
A role for α-adducin (ADD-1) in nematode and human memory.
The EMBO Journal 31(6):1453-1466, Mar 2012. doi:10.1038/emboj.2012.14 >

Knebel JF and Murray MM;
Towards a resolution of conflicting models of illusory contour processing in humans.
NeuroImage 59(3):2808-2817, Feb 2012. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2011.09.031 >

Baumann PS, Cammoun L, Conus P, Do KQ, Marquet P, Meskaldji D, Meuli R, Thiran JP, Hagmann P;
High b-value diffusion-weighted imaging: A sensitive method to reveal white matter differences in schizophrenia.
Psychiatry Research 201(2):144-151, Feb 2012. doi:10.1016/j.pscychresns.2011.08.003 >

Dubos A, Combeau G, Bernardinelli Y, Barnier JV, Hartley O, Gaertner H, Boda B, Muller D;
Alteration of synaptic network dynamics by the intellectual disability protein PAK3.
Journal of Neuroscience 32(2):519-527, Feb 2012. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3252-11.2012 >

Schaer M, Bach Cuadra M, Schmansky N, Fischl B, Thiran JP, Eliez S;
How to measure cortical folding from MR images : a step-by-step tutorial to compute local Gyrification Index.
Journal of Visualized Experiments 59:e3417, Jan 2012. doi:10.3791/3417 >

Gschwend O, Beroud J, Carleton A;
Encoding odorant identity by spiking packets of rate-invariant neurons in awake mice.
PLoS ONE 7(1):e30155, Jan 2012. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0030155 >