Dorit Ron, PhD

Title(s)Professor, Neurology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    University of California, San FranciscoPostdoctoral StudiesGraduate Division
    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, IsraelPh.D.1990Pharmacology
    Stanford University, Stanford, CA1995Postdoctoral training
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    NIH2013  - 2023Merit Award

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    Dr. Ron is a Professor in the Department of Neurology at UCSF, and is a member of the Neuroscience Graduate Program. She is also the Endowed Chair in Cell Biology of Addiction in Neurology at UCSF, the Director for a P50 NIH-NIAAA Center Grant. She is a recipient of several NIH RO1 and DOD grant awards. In 2013, Dr. Ron received and NIH MERIT. She has served as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Neuroscience and is currently a reviewing editor for Addiction Biology, the Alcohol Journal, as well as a field editor for Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. Dr. Ron’s research focuses on the molecular neurobiology of alcohol use disorders for which her laboratory uses molecular, and rodent behavior approaches. Dr. Ron’s areas of expertise are: molecular neuroscience, signal transduction, neurobiology of addiction and psychiatric disorders. Over the years the Ron lab has made numerous major contributions to the field of addiction and identified novel targets that could potentially be developed as therapeutics to treat alcohol addiction. Several of the studies resulted in UCSF press releases, which received the attention of both the scientific community and the general public.

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    Adolescent alcohol drinking and GABA signaling
    NIH/NIAAA R01AA027023Apr 12, 2019 - Mar 31, 2024
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    mTOR Signaling and Alcohol Use Disorder
    NIH/NIAAA R01AA027474Sep 1, 2018 - Jun 30, 2023
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Pathway-specific Fyn signaling in the striatum and ethanol drinking
    NIH/NIAAA UO1AA023489AOct 1, 2014 - Aug 31, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator
    BDNF and Alcohol Addiction
    NIH/NIAAA R37AA016848-05Apr 1, 2013 - Jun 30, 2023
    Role: Principal Investigator
    PI3K/AKT/mTOR Signaling Pathways in Models of Binge Drinking and Relapse
    NIH/NIAAA P50AA017072-06Aug 1, 2008 - Jun 30, 2018
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Alcohol Center for Translational Genetics (ACTG)
    NIH/NIAAA P50AA017072-06Aug 1, 2008 - Jun 30, 2018
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Morisot N, Berger AL, Phamluong K, Cross A, Ron D. The Fyn kinase inhibitor, AZD0530, suppresses mouse alcohol self-administration and seeking. Addict Biol. 2018 Dec 07. PMID: 30536923.
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    2. Dobbs LK, Kaplan AR, Bock R, Phamluong K, Shin JH, Bocarsly ME, Eberhart L, Ron D, Alvarez VA. D1 receptor hypersensitivity in mice with low striatal D2 receptors facilitates select cocaine behaviors. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2019 Mar; 44(4):805-816. PMID: 30504927.
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    3. Haun HL, Griffin WC, Lopez MF, Solomon MG, Mulholland PJ, Woodward JJ, McGinty JF, Ron D, Becker HC. Increasing Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) in medial prefrontal cortex selectively reduces excessive drinking in ethanol dependent mice. Neuropharmacology. 2018 09 15; 140:35-42. PMID: 30056122.
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    4. Ben Hamida S, Laguesse S, Morisot N, Park JH, Phuamluong K, Berger AL, Park KD, Ron D. Mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1 and its downstream effector collapsin response mediator protein-2 drive reinstatement of alcohol reward seeking. Addict Biol. 2018 Jul 18. PMID: 30022576.
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    5. Ron D, Weiner J. Special issue on new technologies for alcohol research and treatment. Alcohol. 2019 Feb; 74:1-2. PMID: 30409742.
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    6. Vandenberg A, Lin WC, Tai LH, Ron D, Wilbrecht L. Mice engineered to mimic a common Val66Met polymorphism in the BDNF gene show greater sensitivity to reversal in environmental contingencies. Dev Cogn Neurosci. 2018 11; 34:34-41. PMID: 29909248.
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    7. Barak S, Ahmadiantehrani S, Logrip ML, Ron D. GDNF and alcohol use disorder. Addict Biol. 2018 May 04. PMID: 29726054.
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    8. Ron D, Berger A. Targeting the intracellular signaling "STOP" and "GO" pathways for the treatment of alcohol use disorders. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2018 06; 235(6):1727-1743. PMID: 29654346.
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    9. Laguesse S, Morisot N, Phamluong K, Sakhai SA, Ron D. mTORC2 in the dorsomedial striatum of mice contributes to alcohol-dependent F-Actin polymerization, structural modifications, and consumption. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2018 06; 43(7):1539-1547. PMID: 29497165.
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    10. Liu F, Laguesse S, Legastelois R, Morisot N, Ben Hamida S, Ron D. mTORC1-dependent translation of collapsin response mediator protein-2 drives neuroadaptations underlying excessive alcohol-drinking behaviors. Mol Psychiatry. 2018 01; 23(1):164. PMID: 29133951.
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    11. Laguesse S, Morisot N, Shin JH, Liu F, Adrover MF, Sakhai SA, Lopez MF, Phamluong K, Griffin WC, Becker HC, Bender KJ, Alvarez VA, Ron D. Prosapip1-Dependent Synaptic Adaptations in the Nucleus Accumbens Drive Alcohol Intake, Seeking, and Reward. Neuron. 2017 Sep 27; 96(1):145-159.e8. PMID: 28890345.
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    12. Phamluong K, Darcq E, Wu S, Sakhai SA, Ron D. Fyn Signaling Is Compartmentalized to Dopamine D1 Receptor Expressing Neurons in the Dorsal Medial Striatum. Front Mol Neurosci. 2017; 10:273. PMID: 28912680.
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    13. Blegen MB, da Silva E Silva D, Bock R, Morisot N, Ron D, Alvarez VA. Alcohol operant self-administration: Investigating how alcohol-seeking behaviors predict drinking in mice using two operant approaches. Alcohol. 2018 03; 67:23-36. PMID: 29310048.
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    14. Morisot N, Novotny CJ, Shokat KM, Ron D. A new generation of mTORC1 inhibitor attenuates alcohol intake and reward in mice. Addict Biol. 2018 Mar; 23(2):713-722. PMID: 28681511.
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    15. Rinetti-Vargas G, Phamluong K, Ron D, Bender KJ. Periadolescent Maturation of GABAergic Hyperpolarization at the Axon Initial Segment. Cell Rep. 2017 07 05; 20(1):21-29. PMID: 28683314.
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    16. Wegner SA, Pollard KA, Kharazia V, Darevsky D, Perez L, Roychowdhury S, Xu A, Ron D, Nagy LE, Hopf FW. Limited Excessive Voluntary Alcohol Drinking Leads to Liver Dysfunction in Mice. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2017 02; 41(2):345-358. PMID: 28103636.
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    17. Morisot N, Ron D. Alcohol-dependent molecular adaptations of the NMDA receptor system. Genes Brain Behav. 2017 Jan; 16(1):139-148. PMID: 27906494.
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    18. Laguesse S, Morisot N, Phamluong K, Ron D. Region specific activation of the AKT and mTORC1 pathway in response to excessive alcohol intake in rodents. Addict Biol. 2017 Nov; 22(6):1856-1869. PMID: 27766766.
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    19. Darcq E, Morisot N, Phamluong K, Warnault V, Jeanblanc J, Longo FM, Massa SM, Ron D. The Neurotrophic Factor Receptor p75 in the Rat Dorsolateral Striatum Drives Excessive Alcohol Drinking. J Neurosci. 2016 09 28; 36(39):10116-27. PMID: 27683907.
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    20. Neasta J, Fiorenza A, He DY, Phamluong K, Kiely PA, Ron D. Activation of the cAMP Pathway Induces RACK1-Dependent Binding of ß-Actin to BDNF Promoter. PLoS One. 2016; 11(8):e0160948. PMID: 27505161; PMCID: PMC4978483.
    21. Ron D, Barak S. Molecular mechanisms underlying alcohol-drinking behaviours. Nat Rev Neurosci. 2016 09; 17(9):576-91. PMID: 27444358.
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    22. Beckley JT, Laguesse S, Phamluong K, Morisot N, Wegner SA, Ron D. The First Alcohol Drink Triggers mTORC1-Dependent Synaptic Plasticity in Nucleus Accumbens Dopamine D1 Receptor Neurons. J Neurosci. 2016 Jan 20; 36(3):701-13. PMID: 26791202; PMCID: PMC4719011.
    23. Wang J, Cheng Y, Wang X, Roltsch Hellard E, Ma T, Gil H, Ben Hamida S, Ron D. Alcohol Elicits Functional and Structural Plasticity Selectively in Dopamine D1 Receptor-Expressing Neurons of the Dorsomedial Striatum. J Neurosci. 2015 Aug 19; 35(33):11634-43. PMID: 26290240; PMCID: PMC4540799.
    24. Warnault V, Darcq E, Morisot N, Phamluong K, Wilbrecht L, Massa SM, Longo FM, Ron D. The BDNF Valine 68 to Methionine Polymorphism Increases Compulsive Alcohol Drinking in Mice That Is Reversed by Tropomyosin Receptor Kinase B Activation. Biol Psychiatry. 2016 Mar 15; 79(6):463-73. PMID: 26204799; PMCID: PMC4676961 [Available on 03/15/17].
    25. Legastelois R, Darcq E, Wegner SA, Lombroso PJ, Ron D. Striatal-enriched protein tyrosine phosphatase controls responses to aversive stimuli: implication for ethanol drinking. PLoS One. 2015; 10(5):e0127408. PMID: 25992601; PMCID: PMC4438985.
    26. Logrip ML, Barak S, Warnault V, Ron D. Corticostriatal BDNF and alcohol addiction. Brain Res. 2015 Dec 02; 1628(Pt A):60-7. PMID: 25801118; PMCID: PMC4577309 [Available on 12/02/16].
    27. Barak S, Wang J, Ahmadiantehrani S, Ben Hamida S, Kells AP, Forsayeth J, Bankiewicz KS, Ron D. Glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) is an endogenous protector in the mesolimbic system against excessive alcohol consumption and relapse. Addict Biol. 2015 Jul; 20(4):629-42. PMID: 24801661.
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    28. Neasta J, Barak S, Hamida SB, Ron D. mTOR complex 1: a key player in neuroadaptations induced by drugs of abuse. J Neurochem. 2014 Jul; 130(2):172-84. PMID: 24666346; PMCID: PMC4107045.
    29. Becker HC, Ron D. Animal models of excessive alcohol consumption: recent advances and future challenges. Alcohol. 2014 May; 48(3):205-8. PMID: 24811154.
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    30. Darcq E, Hamida SB, Wu S, Phamluong K, Kharazia V, Xu J, Lombroso P, Ron D. Inhibition of striatal-enriched tyrosine phosphatase 61 in the dorsomedial striatum is sufficient to increased ethanol consumption. J Neurochem. 2014 Jun; 129(6):1024-34. PMID: 24588427; PMCID: PMC4055745.
    31. Carnicella S, Ron D, Barak S. Intermittent ethanol access schedule in rats as a preclinical model of alcohol abuse. Alcohol. 2014 May; 48(3):243-52. PMID: 24721195; PMCID: PMC4102254.
    32. Warnault V, Ron D. Chromatin remodeling: a new landscape to treat harmful alcohol-use disorders. Future Med Chem. 2013 Nov; 5(17):2011-3. PMID: 24215342; PMCID: PMC4072217.
    33. Ben Hamida S, Darcq E, Wang J, Wu S, Phamluong K, Kharazia V, Ron D. Protein tyrosine phosphatase a in the dorsomedial striatum promotes excessive ethanol-drinking behaviors. J Neurosci. 2013 Sep 04; 33(36):14369-78. PMID: 24005290; PMCID: PMC3761047.
    34. Ron D, Adams DR, Baillie GS, Long A, O'Connor R, Kiely PA. RACK1 to the future--a historical perspective. Cell Commun Signal. 2013 Aug 01; 11:53. PMID: 23915285; PMCID: PMC3750812.
    35. Seif T, Chang SJ, Simms JA, Gibb SL, Dadgar J, Chen BT, Harvey BK, Ron D, Messing RO, Bonci A, Hopf FW. Cortical activation of accumbens hyperpolarization-active NMDARs mediates aversion-resistant alcohol intake. Nat Neurosci. 2013 Aug; 16(8):1094-100. PMID: 23817545.
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    36. Barak S, Liu F, Ben Hamida S, Yowell QV, Neasta J, Kharazia V, Janak PH and Ron D.Nature Neurosci June 3, 2013 [epub ahead of print]. Disruption of alcohol-related memories by mTORC1 inhibition prevents relapse. 2013.
    37. Barak S, Liu F, Ben Hamida S, Yowell QV, Neasta J, Kharazia V, Janak PH, Ron D. Disruption of alcohol-related memories by mTORC1 inhibition prevents relapse. Nat Neurosci. 2013 Aug; 16(8):1111-7. PMID: 23792945; PMCID: PMC3725202.
    38. Sparta DR, Hopf FW, Gibb SL, Cho SL, Stuber GD, Messing RO, Ron D, Bonci A. Binge ethanol-drinking potentiates corticotropin releasing factor R1 receptor activity in the ventral tegmental area. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2013 Oct; 37(10):1680-7. PMID: 23763790; PMCID: PMC3985436.
    39. Ahmadiantehrani S, Ron D. Dopamine D2 receptor activation leads to an up-regulation of glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor via Gß?-Erk1/2-dependent induction of Zif268. J Neurochem. 2013 Apr; 125(2):193-204. PMID: 23373701; PMCID: PMC3672320.
    40. Ahmadiantehrani S, Barak S, Ron D. GDNF is a novel ethanol-responsive gene in the VTA: implications for the development and persistence of excessive drinking. Addict Biol. 2014 Jul; 19(4):623-33. PMID: 23298382; PMCID: PMC3626755.
    41. Ahmadiantehrani S, Barak S and Ron D.Addiction Biology January 9, 2013 [epub ahead of print]. GDNF is a novel ethanol-responsive gene in the VTA: Implications for the development and persistence of excessive drinking. 2013.
    42. Ahmadiantehrani S and Ron D.J Neurochem. Dopamine D2 receptor activation leads to an upregulation of glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor via Gbetagamma-Erk1/2-dependent induction of Zif268. 2013; 125:193-204.
    43. Warnault V, Darcq E, Levine A, Barak S, Ron D.Transl Psychiatry. Chromatin remodeling - A novel strategy to control excessive alcohol drinking. 2013; e231(3).
    44. Davies DL, Bortolato M, Finn DA, Ramaker MJ, Barak S, Ron D, Liang J, Olsen RW.Alcohol: Clin Exp Res. Recent advances in the discovery and preclinical testing of novel compounds for the prevention and/or treatment of alcohol use disorders. 2013; 37:8-15.
    45. Jeanblanc J, Logrip ML, Janak PH, Ron D. BDNF-mediated regulation of ethanol consumption requires the activation of the MAP kinase pathway and protein synthesis. Eur J Neurosci. 2013 Feb; 37(4):607-12. PMID: 23189980; PMCID: PMC3577946.
    46. Wang J, Ben Hamida S, Darcq E, Zhu W, Gibb SL, Lanfranco MF, Carnicella S, Ron D. Ethanol-mediated facilitation of AMPA receptor function in the dorsomedial striatum: implications for alcohol drinking behavior. J Neurosci. 2012 Oct 24; 32(43):15124-32. PMID: 23100433; PMCID: PMC3498079.
    47. Davies DL, Bortolato M, Finn DA, Ramaker MJ, Barak S, Ron D, Liang J, Olsen RW. Recent advances in the discovery and preclinical testing of novel compounds for the prevention and/or treatment of alcohol use disorders. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2013 Jan; 37(1):8-15. PMID: 22671690; PMCID: PMC3443504.
    48. Ron D, Messing RO.Current Topics in Behavioral Neuroscience-Behavioral Neurobiology of Alcohol Addiction. Signaling pathways mediating alcohol effects. 2012; 13:87-126.
    49. Rewal M, Donahue R, Gill TM, Nie H, Ron D, Janak PH. .Addic Biol. Alpha4 subunit-containing GABA(A) receptors in the accumbens shell contribute to the reinforcing effects of alcohol. 2012; 17:309-21.
    50. Ben Hamida S, Neasta J, Lasek AW, Kharazia V, Zou M, Carnicella S, Janak PH, Ron D.J Neurosci. The small G protein H-Ras in the mesolimbic system is a molecular gateway to alcohol-seeking and excessive drinking behaviors. 2012; 32:15849-15858.
    51. Wang J, Ben Hamida S, Darcq E, Zhu W, Gibb SL, Lanfranco MF, Carnicella S and Ron D.J Neurosci. Ethanol-mediated facilitation of AMPA receptor function in the dorsomedial striatum: Implications for alcohol drinking behavior. 2012; 32:15124-15132.
    52. Neasta J, Kiely PA, He DY, Adams DR, O'Connor R, Ron D. .J Biol Chem. Direct interaction between scaffolding proteins RACK1 and 14-3-3zeta regulates brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) transcription. 2012; 287:322-36.
    53. Adams DR, Ron D, Kiely PA. RACK1, A multifaceted scaffolding protein: Structure and function. Cell Commun Signal. 2011 Oct 06; 9:22. PMID: 21978545; PMCID: PMC3195729.
    54. Barak S, Carnicella S, Yowell QV, Ron D. Glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor reverses alcohol-induced allostasis of the mesolimbic dopaminergic system: implications for alcohol reward and seeking. J Neurosci. 2011 Jul 06; 31(27):9885-94. PMID: 21734280; PMCID: PMC3144766.
    55. Chen G, Cuzon Carlson VC, Wang J, Beck A, Heinz A, Ron D, Lovinger DM, Buck KJ. Striatal involvement in human alcoholism and alcohol consumption, and withdrawal in animal models. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2011 Oct; 35(10):1739-48. PMID: 21615425; PMCID: PMC3276303.
    56. Neasta J, Ben Hamida S, Yowell QV, Carnicella S, Ron D. AKT signaling pathway in the nucleus accumbens mediates excessive alcohol drinking behaviors. Biol Psychiatry. 2011 Sep 15; 70(6):575-82. PMID: 21549353; PMCID: PMC3228847.
    57. Wang J, Lanfranco MF, Gibb SL, Ron D. Ethanol-mediated long-lasting adaptations of the NR2B-containing NMDA receptors in the dorsomedial striatum. Channels (Austin). 2011 May-Jun; 5(3):205-9. PMID: 21289476; PMCID: PMC3225747.
    58. Nie H, Rewal M, Gill TM, Ron D, Janak PH. Extrasynaptic delta-containing GABAA receptors in the nucleus accumbens dorsomedial shell contribute to alcohol intake. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Mar 15; 108(11):4459-64. PMID: 21368141; PMCID: PMC3060220.
    59. Gibb SL, Jeanblanc J, Barak S, Yowell QV, Yaka R, Ron D. Lyn kinase regulates mesolimbic dopamine release: implication for alcohol reward. J Neurosci. 2011 Feb 09; 31(6):2180-7. PMID: 21307254.
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    60. Gibb SL, Ben Hamida S, Lanfranco MF, Ron D.J Neurochem. Ethanol-induced increase in Fyn kinase activity in the dorsomedial striatum is associated with subcellular redistribution of protein tyrosine phosphatase alpha. 2011; 119:879-89.
    61. Gibb SL, Hamida SB, Lanfranco MF, Ron D. .J Neurochem. Ethanol-induced increase in Fyn kinase activity in the dorsomedial striatum is associated with subcellular redistribution of protein tyrosine phosphatase alpha. 2011; 119:879-89.
    62. Neasta J, Ben Hamida S, Yowell Q, Carnicella S, Ron D. Role for mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1 signaling in neuroadaptations underlying alcohol-related disorders. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Nov 16; 107(46):20093-8. PMID: 21041654; PMCID: PMC2993345.
    63. Wang J, Carnicella S, Ahmadiantehrani S, He DY, Barak S, Kharazia V, Ben Hamida S, Zapata A, Shippenberg TS, Ron D. Nucleus accumbens-derived glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor is a retrograde enhancer of dopaminergic tone in the mesocorticolimbic system. J Neurosci. 2010 Oct 27; 30(43):14502-12. PMID: 20980608; PMCID: PMC2981598.
    64. Carnicella S, Yowell QV, Ron D. Regulation of operant oral ethanol self-administration: a dose-response curve study in rats. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2011 Jan; 35(1):116-25. PMID: 21039633; PMCID: PMC3058717.
    65. Carnicella S, He DY, Yowell QV, Glick SD, Ron D. Noribogaine, but not 18-MC, exhibits similar actions as ibogaine on GDNF expression and ethanol self-administration. Addict Biol. 2010 Oct; 15(4):424-33. PMID: 21040239; PMCID: PMC3783954.
    66. Wang J, Lanfranco MF, Gibb SL, Yowell QV, Carnicella S, Ron D. Long-lasting adaptations of the NR2B-containing NMDA receptors in the dorsomedial striatum play a crucial role in alcohol consumption and relapse. J Neurosci. 2010 Jul 28; 30(30):10187-98. PMID: 20668202; PMCID: PMC2950094.
    67. He DY, Neasta J, Ron D. Epigenetic regulation of BDNF expression via the scaffolding protein RACK1. J Biol Chem. 2010 Jun 18; 285(25):19043-50. PMID: 20410295; PMCID: PMC2885182.
    68. Jeanblanc J, He DY, Carnicella S, Kharazia V, Janak PH, Ron D. Endogenous BDNF in the dorsolateral striatum gates alcohol drinking. J Neurosci. 2009 Oct 28; 29(43):13494-502. PMID: 19864562; PMCID: PMC2855618.
    69. Logrip ML, Janak PH, Ron D. Blockade of ethanol reward by the kappa opioid receptor agonist U50,488H. Alcohol. 2009 Aug; 43(5):359-65. PMID: 19671462; PMCID: PMC3784271.
    70. Logrip ML, Janak PH, Ron D. Escalating ethanol intake is associated with altered corticostriatal BDNF expression. J Neurochem. 2009 Jun; 109(5):1459-68. PMID: 19453942; PMCID: PMC2847400.
    71. Carnicella S, Ahmadiantehrani S, Janak PH, Ron D. GDNF is an endogenous negative regulator of ethanol-mediated reward and of ethanol consumption after a period of abstinence. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2009 Jun; 33(6):1012-24. PMID: 19302086; PMCID: PMC2789657.
    72. Carnicella S, Ahmadiantehrani S, He DY, Nielsen CK, Bartlett SE, Janak PH, Ron D. Cabergoline decreases alcohol drinking and seeking behaviors via glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor. Biol Psychiatry. 2009 Jul 15; 66(2):146-53. PMID: 19232578; PMCID: PMC2895406.
    73. Carnicella S, Amamoto R, Ron D. Excessive alcohol consumption is blocked by glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor. Alcohol. 2009 Feb; 43(1):35-43. PMID: 19185208; PMCID: PMC2789656.
    74. Rewal M, Jurd R, Gill TM, He DY, Ron D, Janak PH. Alpha4-containing GABAA receptors in the nucleus accumbens mediate moderate intake of alcohol. J Neurosci. 2009 Jan 14; 29(2):543-9. PMID: 19144854; PMCID: PMC2768359.
    75. Carnicella S, Ron D. GDNF--a potential target to treat addiction. Pharmacol Ther. 2009 Apr; 122(1):9-18. PMID: 19136027; PMCID: PMC3682485.
    76. Grosso S, Volta V, Sala LA, Vietri M, Marchisio PC, Ron D, Biffo S. PKCbetaII modulates translation independently from mTOR and through RACK1. Biochem J. 2008 Oct 01; 415(1):77-85. PMID: 18557705.
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    77. Carnicella S, Kharazia V, Jeanblanc J, Janak PH, Ron D. GDNF is a fast-acting potent inhibitor of alcohol consumption and relapse. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Jun 10; 105(23):8114-9. PMID: 18541917; PMCID: PMC2423415.
    78. He DY, Ron D. Glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor reverses ethanol-mediated increases in tyrosine hydroxylase immunoreactivity via altering the activity of heat shock protein 90. J Biol Chem. 2008 May 09; 283(19):12811-8. PMID: 18343820.
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    79. Logrip ML, Janak PH, Ron D. Dynorphin is a downstream effector of striatal BDNF regulation of ethanol intake. FASEB J. 2008 Jul; 22(7):2393-404. PMID: 18310464.
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    80. Jurd R, Thornton C, Wang J, Luong K, Phamluong K, Kharazia V, Gibb SL, Ron D. Mind bomb-2 is an E3 ligase that ubiquitinates the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor NR2B subunit in a phosphorylation-dependent manner. J Biol Chem. 2008 Jan 04; 283(1):301-10. PMID: 17962190; PMCID: PMC3124443.
    81. Newton PM, Ron D. Protein kinase C and alcohol addiction. Pharmacol Res. 2007 Jun; 55(6):570-7. PMID: 17566760.
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    82. Wang J, Carnicella S, Phamluong K, Jeanblanc J, Ronesi JA, Chaudhri N, Janak PH, Lovinger DM, Ron D. Ethanol induces long-term facilitation of NR2B-NMDA receptor activity in the dorsal striatum: implications for alcohol drinking behavior. J Neurosci. 2007 Mar 28; 27(13):3593-602. PMID: 17392475.
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    83. He DY, Ron D. Autoregulation of glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor expression: implications for the long-lasting actions of the anti-addiction drug, Ibogaine. FASEB J. 2006 Nov; 20(13):2420-2. PMID: 17023388.
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    84. Schilström B, Yaka R, Argilli E, Suvarna N, Schumann J, Chen BT, Carman M, Singh V, Mailliard WS, Ron D, Bonci A. Cocaine enhances NMDA receptor-mediated currents in ventral tegmental area cells via dopamine D5 receptor-dependent redistribution of NMDA receptors. J Neurosci. 2006 Aug 16; 26(33):8549-58. PMID: 16914681.
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    85. Kiely PA, O'Gorman D, Luong K, Ron D, O'Connor R. Insulin-like growth factor I controls a mutually exclusive association of RACK1 with protein phosphatase 2A and beta1 integrin to promote cell migration. Mol Cell Biol. 2006 Jun; 26(11):4041-51. PMID: 16705158; PMCID: PMC1489096.
    86. Szumlinski KK, Abernathy KE, Oleson EB, Klugmann M, Lominac KD, He DY, Ron D, During M, Kalivas PW. Homer isoforms differentially regulate cocaine-induced neuroplasticity. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2006 Apr; 31(4):768-77. PMID: 16160706.
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    87. Jeanblanc J, He DY, McGough NN, Logrip ML, Phamluong K, Janak PH, Ron D. The dopamine D3 receptor is part of a homeostatic pathway regulating ethanol consumption. J Neurosci. 2006 Feb 01; 26(5):1457-64. PMID: 16452669.
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    88. Janak PH, Wolf FW, Heberlein U, Pandey SC, Logrip ML, Ron D. BIG news in alcohol addiction: new findings on growth factor pathways BDNF, insulin, and GDNF. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2006 Feb; 30(2):214-21. PMID: 16441270.
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    89. Woodward JJ, Ron D, Winder D, Roberto M. From blue states to up states: a regional view of NMDA-ethanol interactions. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2006 Feb; 30(2):359-67. PMID: 16441285.
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    90. Ron D, Jurd R. The "ups and downs" of signaling cascades in addiction. Sci STKE. 2005 Nov 08; 2005(309):re14. PMID: 16278489.
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    91. Suvarna N, Borgland SL, Wang J, Phamluong K, Auberson YP, Bonci A, Ron D. Ethanol alters trafficking and functional N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor NR2 subunit ratio via H-Ras. J Biol Chem. 2005 Sep 09; 280(36):31450-9. PMID: 16009711.
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    92. He DY, McGough NN, Ravindranathan A, Jeanblanc J, Logrip ML, Phamluong K, Janak PH, Ron D. Glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor mediates the desirable actions of the anti-addiction drug ibogaine against alcohol consumption. J Neurosci. 2005 Jan 19; 25(3):619-28. PMID: 15659598; PMCID: PMC1193648.
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