2020 Research

Here is a sample of Pitt research published in 2020 in journals with impact factors of 5 or higher. Click on the journal title to read a specific PubMed citation.


Brain Pathol 2020 Mar 20
Endothelium-targeted Overexpression of Krüppel-Like Factor 11 Protects Blood-Brain Barrier Function After Ischemic Brain Injury
Xuejing Zhang, Xuelian Tang, Feifei Ma, Yanbo Fan, Ping Sun, Tianqing Zhu, Jifeng Zhang, Milton H Hamblin, Y Eugene Chen, Ke-Jie Yin 

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2020 Mar 18
β-Arrestin2 Arrests the Clearance of Tau in FTLD
Amantha Thathiah

Glia 2020 Mar 18
Conditional Depletion of Fus in Oligodendrocytes Leads to Motor Hyperactivity and Increased Myelin Deposition Associated With Akt and Cholesterol Activation
Kelly M Guzman, Lauren E Brink, Guillermo Rodriguez-Bey, Richard J Bodnar Lisha Kuang, Bin Xing, Mara Sullivan, Hyun J Park, Erik Koppes, Haining Zhu, Quasar Padiath, Franca Cambi 

J Clin Invest. 2020 Mar 17
Melatonin Inhibits Cytosolic mitochondrial-DNA Induced Neuroinflammatory Signaling in Accelerated Aging and Neurodegeneration
Abhishek Jauhari, Sergei V Baranov, Yalikun Suofu, Jinho Kim, Tanisha Singh, Svitlana Yablonska, Fang Li, Xiaomin Wang, Patrick Oberly, M Beth Minnigh, Samuel M Poloyac, Diane L Carlisle, Robert M Friedlander

Elife. 2020 Mar 17
Chemoptogenetic Ablation of Neuronal Mitochondria in Vivo With Spatiotemporal Precision and Controllable Severity
Wenting Xie, Binxuan Jiao, Qing Bai, Vladimir A Ilin, Ming Sun, Charles E Burton, Dmytro Kolodieznyi, Michael J Calderon, Donna B Stolz, Patricia L Opresko, Claudette M St Croix, Simon Watkins, Bennett Van Houten, Marcel P Bruchez, Edward A Burton

Cell Mol Life Sci. 2020 Mar 14
Molecular and Circuit Mechanisms Regulating Cocaine Memory
Brooke N Bender, Mary M Torregrossa

Alzheimers Dement. 2020 Mar 8
Shared neural substrates of cognitive function and postural control in older adults.
Sparto PJ, Rosso AL, Divecha AA, Metti AL, Rosano C

Cereb Cortex. 2020 Mar 7
Neural Patterns are More Similar across Individuals during Successful Memory Encoding than during Failed Memory Encoding.
Koch GE, Paulus JP, Coutanche MN

PLoS Pathog. 2020 Feb 28
Reovirus Uses Macropinocytosis-Mediated Entry and Fast Axonal Transport to Infect Neurons
Pavithra Aravamudhan, Krishnan Raghunathan, Jennifer Konopka-Anstadt, Amrita Pathak, Danica M Sutherland, Bruce D Carter, Terence S Dermody 

Pain 2020 Feb 25
Distribution of Functional Opioid Receptors in Human Dorsal Root Ganglion Neurons
Jamie K Moy, Jane E Hartung, Melissa G Duque, Rob Friedman, Vidhya Nagarajan, Emanuel Loeza-Alcocer, H Richard Koerber, Thomas Christoph, Wolfgang Schröder, Michael S Gold

Cereb Cortex 2020 Feb 24
Synaptic Zinc Enhances Inhibition Mediated by Somatostatin, but Not Parvalbumin, Cells in Mouse Auditory Cortex
Stylianos Kouvaros, Manoj Kumar, Thanos Tzounopoulos

Biosens Bioelectron 2020 Feb 18
Neuroadhesive Protein Coating Improves the Chronic Performance of Neuroelectronics in Mouse Brain
Asiyeh Golabchi, Kevin M Woeppel, Xia Li, Carl F Lagenaur, X Tracy Cui

Mol Psychiatry. 2020 Feb 18
Nucleus accumbens fast-spiking interneurons in motivational and addictive behaviors.
Schall TA, Wright WJ, Dong Y

Neuropsychopharmacology. 2020 Feb 18
Prefrontal cortical activation during working memory task anticipation contributes to discrimination between bipolar and unipolar depression.
Manelis A, Iyengar S, Swartz HA, Phillips ML

J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2020 Feb 16
Transcriptomic and functional studies reveal undermined chemotactic and angiostimulatory properties of aged microglia during stroke recovery.
Jiang L, Mu H, Xu F, Xie D, Su W, Xu J, Sun Z, Liu S, Luo J, Shi Y, Leak RK, Wechsler LR, Chen J, Hu X

Biol Psychiatry. 2020 Feb 15
Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience: Tools, Techniques, and Transformative Frameworks.
Langenecker SA, Phillips ML

Schizophr Bull. 2020 Feb 13
Localization of Early-Stage Visual Processing Deficits at Schizophrenia Spectrum Illness Onset Using Magnetoencephalography.
Sklar AL, Coffman BA, Salisbury DF

Stroke 2020 Feb 12
Transforming Growth Factor Beta-Activated Kinase 1-Dependent Microglial and Macrophage Responses Aggravate Long-Term Outcomes After Ischemic Stroke
Rongrong Wang, Hongjian Pu, Qing Ye, Ming Jiang, Jie Chen, Jingyan Zhao, Sicheng Li, Yaan Liu, Xiaoming Hu, Marcelo Rocha, Ashutosh P Jadhav, Jun Chen, Yejie Shi

Nat Commun. 2020 Feb 12
Maturation of the human striatal dopamine system revealed by PET and quantitative MRI.
Larsen B, Olafsson V, Calabro F, Laymon C,, Tervo-Clemmens B, Campbell E, Minhas D, Montez D, Price J, Luna B

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2020 Feb 12
Sulfhydration of AKT triggers Tau-phosphorylation by activating glycogen synthase kinase 3β in Alzheimer's disease.
Sen T, Saha P, Jiang T, Sen N

J Neurosci. 2020 Feb 10
Role of GluA3 AMPA receptor subunits in the pre- and postsynaptic maturation of synaptic transmission and plasticity of endbulb-bushy cell synapses in the cochlear nucleus.
Antunes FM, Rubio ME, Kandler K

Elife. 2020 Feb 10
Inhibition of protein synthesis in M1 of monkeys disrupts performance of sequential movements guided by memory.
Ohbayashi M

Neuropsychopharmacology. 2020 Feb 8
Ventromedial prefrontal value signals and functional connectivity during decision-making in suicidal behavior and impulsivity.
Brown VM, Wilson J, Hallquist MN, Szanto K, Dombrovski AY

Transl Psychiatry. 2020 Feb 6
Sex differences in adult mood and in stress-induced transcriptional coherence across mesocorticolimbic circuitry
Paden W, Barko K, Puralewski R, Cahill KM, Huo Z, Shelton MA, Tseng GC, Logan RW, Seney ML

Biomaterials. 2020 Feb 6
Cuprizone-induced oligodendrocyte loss and demyelination impairs recording performance of chronically implanted neural interfaces.
Wellman SM, Guzman K, Stieger KC, Brink LE, Sridhar S, Dubaniewicz MT, Li L, Cambi F, Kozai TDY

Nat Neurosci. 2020 Feb 3
A myelin-related transcriptomic profile is shared by Pitt-Hopkins syndrome models and human autism spectrum disorder.
Phan BN, Bohlen JF, Davis BA, Ye Z, Chen HY, Mayfield B, Sripathy SR, Cerceo Page S, Campbell MN, Smith HL, Gallop D, Kim H, Thaxton CL, Simon JM, Burke EE, Shin JH, Kennedy AJ, Sweatt JD, Philpot BD, Jaffe AE, Maher BJ

Biol Psychiatry. 2020 Feb 1
Distinguishing Schizophrenia Subtypes: Can Dopamine Imaging Improve the Signal-to-Noise Ratio?
Frankle WG, Narendran R

World Psychiatry. 2020 February
The synaptic pruning hypothesis of schizophrenia: promises and challenges.
Keshavan M, Lizano P, Prasad K

J Neurosci. 2020 Jan 29
Integration of Hypernatremia and Angiotensin II by the Organum Vasculosum of the Lamina Terminalis Regulates Thirst.
Kinsman BJ, Simmonds SS, Browning KN, Wenner MM, Farquhar WB, Stocker SD

Trends Neurosci. 2020 Jan 23
Epithelial-Neuronal Communication in the Colon: Implications for Visceral Pain.
Najjar SA, Davis BM, Albers KM

Elife. 2020 Jan 23
Area 2 of primary somatosensory cortex encodes kinematics of the whole arm.
Chowdhury RH, Glaser JI, Miller LE

Sci Transl Med. 2020 Jan 22
Long-gap peripheral nerve repair through sustained release of a neurotrophic factor in nonhuman primates.
Fadia NB, Bliley JM, DiBernardo GA, Crammond DJ, Schilling BK, Sivak WN, Spiess AM, Washington KM, Waldner M, Liao HT, James IB, Minteer DM, Tompkins-Rhoades C, Cottrill AR, Kim DY, Schweizer R, Bourne DA, Panagis GE, Asher Schusterman M 2nd, Egro FM, Campwala IK, Simpson T, Weber DJ, Gause T 2nd, Brooker JE, Josyula T, Guevara AA, Repko AJ, Mahoney CM, Marra KG

Cold Spring Harb Perspect Med. 2020 Jan 21
Psychostimulant-Induced Adaptations in Nucleus Accumbens Glutamatergic Transmission.
Wright WJ, Dong Y

Nat Neurosci. 2020 Jan 13
A resource for the detailed 3D mapping of white matter pathways in the marmoset brain.
Liu C, Ye FQ, Newman JD, Szczupak D, Tian X, Yen CC, Majka P, Glen D, Rosa MGP, Leopold DA, Silva AC

Neuroinformatics. 2020 Jan 9
A Rational Approach to Understanding and Evaluating Responsive Neurostimulation.
Sisterson ND, Wozny TA, Kokkinos V, Bagic A, Urban AP, Richardson RM

Alzheimers Res Ther. 2020 Jan 6
The effect of amyloid deposition on longitudinal resting-state functional connectivity in cognitively normal older adults.
Lin C, Ly M, Karim HT, Wei W, Snitz BE, Klunk WE, Aizenstein HJ

JAMA Neurol. 2020 Jan 6
Association of Time Since Injury to the First Clinic Visit With Recovery Following Concussion.
Kontos AP, Jorgensen-Wagers K, Trbovich AM, Ernst N, Emami K, Gillie B, French J, Holland C, Elbin RJ, Collins MW