This is a "connection" page, showing publications co-authored by Howard Becker and William Griffin.
Oxytocin Reduces Sensitized Stress-Induced Alcohol Relapse in a Model of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Alcohol Use Disorder Comorbidity. Biol Psychiatry. 2022 Dec 08.
Alcohol Dependence and the Ventral Hippocampal Influence on Alcohol Drinking in Male Mice. Alcohol. 2022 Oct 31.
Effects of ceftriaxone on ethanol drinking and GLT-1 expression in ethanol dependence and relapse drinking. Alcohol. 2021 05; 92:1-9.
Repeated cycles of chronic intermittent ethanol exposure increases basal glutamate in the nucleus accumbens of mice without affecting glutamate transport. Front Pharmacol. 2015; 6:27.
Increased extracellular glutamate in the nucleus accumbens promotes excessive ethanol drinking in ethanol dependent mice. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2014 Feb; 39(3):707-17.
Intensity and duration of chronic ethanol exposure is critical for subsequent escalation of voluntary ethanol drinking in mice. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2009 Nov; 33(11):1893-900.
Repeated cycles of chronic intermittent ethanol exposure in mice increases voluntary ethanol drinking and ethanol concentrations in the nucleus accumbens. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2009 Jan; 201(4):569-80.
Voluntary ethanol drinking in mice and ethanol concentrations in the nucleus accumbens. Brain Res. 2007 Mar 23; 1138:208-13.
Dynorphin/Kappa Opioid Receptor Activity Within the Extended Amygdala Contributes to Stress-Enhanced Alcohol Drinking in Mice. Biol Psychiatry. 2022 06 15; 91(12):1019-1028.
Activation of hypothalamic oxytocin neurons reduces binge-like alcohol drinking through signaling at central oxytocin receptors. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2021 10; 46(11):1950-1957.
Kappa opioid receptors in the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis regulate binge-like alcohol consumption in male and female mice. Neuropharmacology. 2020 05 01; 167:107984.
Dynamic c-Fos changes in mouse brain during acute and protracted withdrawal from chronic intermittent ethanol exposure and relapse drinking. Addict Biol. 2020 11; 25(6):e12804.
Brain Regional and Temporal Changes in BDNF mRNA and microRNA-206 Expression in Mice Exposed to Repeated Cycles of Chronic Intermittent Ethanol and Forced Swim Stress. Neuroscience. 2019 05 15; 406:617-625.
Dynorphin-kappa opioid receptor activity in the central amygdala modulates binge-like alcohol drinking in mice. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2019 05; 44(6):1084-1092.
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.
Oxytocin Reduces Ethanol Self-Administration in Mice. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2017 May; 41(5):955-964.
Repeated cycles of chronic intermittent ethanol exposure leads to the development of tolerance to aversive effects of ethanol in C57BL/6J mice. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2012 Jul; 36(7):1180-7.
Prosapip1-Dependent Synaptic Adaptations in the Nucleus Accumbens Drive Alcohol Intake, Seeking, and Reward. Neuron. 2017 Sep 27; 96(1):145-159.e8.
KCNN Genes that Encode Small-Conductance Ca2+-Activated K+ Channels Influence Alcohol and Drug Addiction. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2015 Jul; 40(8):1928-39.