Concordia University

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Shimon Amir, PhD

Professor, Psychology
Director, Center for Studies in Behavioral Neurobiology (CSBN)
Professor (Cross Appointment), Biology
Professor (Cross Appointment), Chemistry and Biochemistry

Office: L-SP 257-8 
Richard J. Renaud Science Complex,
7141 Sherbrooke W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 2188
Email: Shimon.Amir@concordia.ca

Biography

Shimon Amir received his Ph.D. in Psychology from McGill University. After completing his postdoctoral training at the Center for Research on Drug Dependence, Concordia University, he joined the Department of Isotope Research and Neurobiology at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, and was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor in 1986. In 1988 he joined the Department of Psychology and the Center for Studies in Behavioral Neurobiology at Concordia University and was promoted to the rank of Professor in 1991. He has been serving as Director of the Center for Studies in Behavioral Neurobiology since 2009. He was elected to the Board of Governors of Concordia in 2007 and has served as Vice-Chairman of the Board from 2011-2016. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Academy of Science; Fellow of the American Association for the advancement of Science; Fellow of the Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology; Fellow of the Association of Psychological Science; Member of the Provost Circle of Distinction; and Honorary Concordia University Research Chair.


Research

Circadian rhythms, Circadian clocks, Clock genes, Motivation, Stress, Glucocorticoids, Dopamine, mRNA translation control, Animal models of psychiatric disorders

Overview: Circadian rhythms are daily oscillations in behavior, physiology and gene expression that help organisms adapt to recurring challenges and opportunities in their physical and social environment. Stable circadian rhythms promote physical and mental health. Disruption of these rhythms is associated with poor physical and mental health and loss of quality of life.

Mechanistically, circadian rhythms are governed by a master clock located in the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) and by subordinate clocks located elsewhere the brain and periphery. At a molecular level, the generation of circadian rhythms is based on autoregulatory transcriptional, translational, and post-translational feedback loops driven by protein products of a small set of clock genes.

Members of my laboratory employ different animal models to study the nature, regulation, and function of circadian clocks in regions of the forebrain important in stress, motivation, and emotion.  Using molecular, genetic, anatomical, pharmacological, electrophysiological, and behavioral methods we study how the rhythms of expression of core clock genes (Per2, Bmal1) and proteins (PER2, BMAL1) within functionally-defined forebrain structures are regulated and synchronized; how these rhythms are affected by inputs from different regions of the brain; how they respond to environmental, behavioral, pharmacological, hormonal, and metabolic perturbations that disrupt homeostasis (e.g., changes in the external light cycle, stress, dopaminergic manipulations, treatment with drugs of abuse, glucocorticoids, restricted feeding); and how disruption of clock gene expression within specific brain regions influence behavior. 

In a second line of research we study modes and mechanisms of plasticity within the master SCN clock focusing on the role of translation control mechanisms (eIF4E, 4E-BP) and of conditioning/associative learning.

Funding

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Concordia University

Lab members

Nuria de Zavalia, PhD, Research Associate
Konrad Schoettner, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
Jeff Anyan, PhD 
Hanna Opiol, PhD candidate
Sarah Ferraro, PhD Candidate
Christiane Meyer, PhD Candidate
Miranda Benoit, MA candidate
Pavel Solis, MSc Candidate
Jory Goldsmith, Undergraduate
Margo Button, Undergraduate
Mariana Alonso Mayor, Undergraduate
Steven Dobric, Undergraduate
Gabrielle Parent-Trudeau




Publications

Selected publications

Liu D, Stowie A, deZavalia N, Leise T, Pathak SS, Drewes LR, Davidson AJ, Amir S, SonenbergN, Cao R (2018) mTOR signaling in VIP neurons regulates circadian clocksynchrony and olfaction. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA115,E3296-E3304.   [PubMed] [Content]

Hood S, AmirS (2018) Biological clocks and rhythms of anger and aggression. FrontBehav Neurosci 12:4. [PubMed] [Content]

Hood S, AmirS (2017) Neurodegeneration and the circadian clock. Front Aging Neurosci9:170. [PubMed] [Content]

Hood S, AmirS (2017) The aging clock: circadian rhythms and later life. J Clin Invest127:437-446. [PubMed] [Content]

Verwey M, DhirS, Amir S (2016) Circadian influences on dopamine circuits of thebrain: regulation of striatal rhythms of clock gene expression and implicationsfor psychopathology and disease. F1000Res 5:2062. [PubMed] [Content]

Cao R, Gkogkas CG, deZavalia N, Blum ID, Yanagiya A, Tsukumo Y, Xu H, Lee C, Storch KF, Liu AC, AmirS, Sonenberg N (2015) Light-regulated translational control of circadianbehavior by eIF4E phosphorylation. Nat Neurosci 18:855-862. [PubMed] [Content]

Harbour VL, Weigl Y,Robinson B, Amir S (2013) Comprehensive mapping of regionalexpression of the clock protein PERIOD2 in rat forebrain across the 24-h day.PLoS ONE 8: e76391. [PubMed] [Content]

Cao R, Robinson B, Xu H,Gkogkas C, Khoutorsky A, Alain T, Yanagiya A, Nevarko T, Liu AC, Amir S,Sonenberg N (2013) Translational control of entrainment and synchrony of thesuprachiasmatic circadian clock by mTOR/4E-BP1 signaling. Neuron 79:712-724. [PubMed][Content]

Hood S, Cassidy P,Cossette MP, Weigl Y, Verwey M, Robinson B, Stewart J, AmirS (2010) Endogenous dopamine regulates the rhythm of expression of theclock protein PER2 in the rat dorsal striatum via daily activation of D2dopamine receptors. J Neurosci 30:14046-14058. [PubMed] [Content]

Verwey M, AmirS (2009) Food-entrainable circadian oscillators in the brain. Eur JNeurosci 30:1650-1657. [PubMed] [Content]

Amir S StewartJ (2009) Motivational modulation of rhythms of the expression of the clockprotein PER2 in the limbic forebrain. Biol Psychiatry 65:829-834. [PubMed] [Content]

Perrin, J. S.,Segall, L. A., Harbour, V. L., Woodside, B. and Amir, S. (2006) The expressionof the clock protein PER2 in the limbic forebrain is modulated by the estrouscycle. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103, 5591-6. 10.1073/pnas.0601310103  [PubMed]  [Content]

Lamont, E. W.,Robinson, B., Stewart, J. and Amir, S. (2005) The central and basolateralnuclei of the amygdala exhibit opposite diurnal rhythms of expression of theclock protein Period2. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102, 4180-4. 10.1073/pnas.0500901102[PubMed]  [Content]

Amir, S., Lamont,E. W., Robinson, B. and Stewart, J. (2004) A circadian rhythm in the expressionof PERIOD2 protein reveals a novel SCN-controlled oscillator in the ovalnucleus of the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis. J Neurosci 24, 781-90.10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4488-03.2004  [PubMed]  [Content]

Amir, S. andStewart, J. (1998) Conditioned fear suppresses light-induced resetting of thecircadian clock. Neuroscience 86, 345-51. [PubMed]  [Content]

Amir, S. andStewart, J. (1996) Resetting of the circadian clock by a conditioned stimulus.Nature 379, 542-5. 10.1038/379542a0  [PubMed]  [Content]

Complete publication list

Liu D, Stowie A, de Zavalia N, Leise T, Pathak SS, Drewes LR,Davidson AJ, Amir S, Sonenberg N, Cao R (2018) mTOR signaling in VIP neurons regulates circadian clock synchrony and olfaction. Proc Natl Acad SciUSA [Epub ahead of print] [PubMed] [Content]

Anyan J, Amir S (2018) Too depressed to swim or too afraid to stop? A reinterpretation of the forced swim test as a measure of anxiety-like behavior. Neuropsychopharmacology 43:931-933. [PubMed] [Content]

Hood S, Amir S (2018) Biological clocks and rhythms ofanger and aggression. Front Behav Neurosci 12:4. [PubMed] [Content]

Pantazopoulos, H., Stork, O., Amir, S., and Gamble, K. (Editors) Circadian Rhythms in Regulation of Brain Processes and Role in Psychiatric Disorders, Neural Plasticity, 2018

Anyan J, Verwey M, Amir S (2017) Individual differencesin circadian locomotor parameters correlate with anxiety- and depression-likebehavior. PLoS One 12:e0181375. [PubMed][Content]

Gavrila AM, Hood S, Robinson B, Amir S (2017) Effects of bilateral anterior agranular insula lesions on food anticipatory activity inrats. PLoS One 12:e0179370. [PubMed] [Content]

Hood S, Amir S (2017) Neurodegeneration and thecircadian clock. Front Aging Neurosci 9:170. [PubMed] [Content]

Frederick A, Goldsmith J, de Zavalia N, Amir S (2017)Mapping the co-localization of the circadian proteins PER2 and BMAL1 withenkephalin and substance P throughout the rodent forebrain. PLoS One12:e0176279. [PubMed] [Content]

Opiol H, de Zavalia N, Delorme T, Solis P, RutherfordS, Shalev U, Amir S (2017) Exploring the role of locomotorsensitization in the circadian food entrainment pathway. PLoS One12:e0174113. [PubMed] [Content]

Hood S, Amir S (2017) The aging clock: circadian rhythmsand later life. J Clin Invest 127:437-446. [PubMed] [Content]

Verwey M, Dhir S, Amir S (2016) Circadian influences ondopamine circuits of the brain: regulation of striatal rhythms of clock geneexpression and implications for psychopathology and disease. F1000Res5:2062. [PubMed] [Content]

Verwey M, Amir S (2016) From genes to chronotypes: theinfluence of circadian clock genes on our daily patterns of sleep andwakefulness. Ann Transl Med 4:184. [PubMed] [Content]

WaddingtonLamont, E. and Amir, S.  2016. Circadianand ultradian clocks/rhythms.  In: George Koob, Richard F Thompson andMichel Le Moal (eds.), Encyclopediaof Behavioral Neuroscience, Vol. 1, 257-261. Life Science Books, AcademicPress, Elsevier Ltd., Oxford, UK

Al-Safadi S, Branchaud M, Rutherford S, Amir S (2015)Glucocorticoids and stress-induced changes in the expression of PERIOD1 in therat forebrain. PLoS One 10:e0130085. [PubMed][Content]

Verwey M, Al-Safadi S, Amir S (2015) Circadian rhythmsand psychopathology: from models of depression to rhythms in clock geneexpression and back again. Biol Psychiatry 78:220-221. [PubMed] [Content]

Cao R, Gkogkas CG, de Zavalia N, Blum ID, Yanagiya A, Tsukumo Y,Xu H, Lee C, Storch KF, Liu AC, Amir S, Sonenberg N (2015) Light-regulatedtranslational control of circadian behavior by eIF4E phosphorylation. NatNeurosci 18:855-862. [PubMed] [Content]

Al-Safadi S, Al-Safadi A, Branchaud M, Rutherford S, Dayanandan A,Robinson B, Amir S(2014) Stress-induced changes in the expression of theclock protein PERIOD1 in the rat limbic forebrain and hypothalamus: role ofstress type, time of day, and predictability. PLoS One 9:e111166. [PubMed] [Content]

Harbour VL, Weigl Y, Robinson B, Amir S (2014) Phasedifferences in expression of circadian clock genes in the central nucleus ofthe amygdala, dentate gyrus, and suprachiasmatic nucleus in the rat. PLoS ONE9:e103309. [PubMed] [Content]

Frederick A, Bourget-Murray J, Chapman CA, AmirS, Courtemanche R (2014) Diurnal influences on electrophysiologicaloscillations and coupling in the dorsal striatum and cerebellar cortex of theanesthetized rat. Front Syst Neurosci 8:145. [PubMed] [Content]

Harbour VL, Weigl Y, Robinson B, Amir S (2013)Comprehensive mapping of regional expression of the clock protein PERIOD2 inrat forebrain across the 24-h day. PLoS ONE 8: e76391. [PubMed] [Content]

Cao R, Robinson B, Xu H, Gkogkas C, Khoutorsky A, Alain T,Yanagiya A, Nevarko T, Liu AC, Amir S, Sonenberg N (2013) Translationalcontrol of entrainment and synchrony of the suprachiasmatic circadian clock by mTOR/4E-BP1 signaling. Neuron 79:712-724. [PubMed][Content]

Weigl Y, Harbour VL, Robinson B, Dufresne L, AmirS (2013) Peripheral circadian clocks—a conserved phenotype? Chronobiol Int 30:559-576. [PubMed] [Content]

Verwey M, Robinson B, Amir S (2013) Recording andanalysis of circadian rhythms in running-wheel activity in rodents. J Vis Exp71: e50186. [PubMed] [Content]

Verwey M, Amir S (2012) Variable restricted feedingdisrupts the daily oscillations of Period2 expression in the limbic forebrainand dorsal striatum in rats. J Mol Neurosci 46:258-264. [PubMed] [Content]

Verwey M, Amir S (2011) Nucleus-specific effects of mealduration on daily profiles of Period1 and Period2 protein expression in ratshoused under restricted feeding. Neuroscience 192:304-311.[PubMed] [Content]

Hood S, Cassidy P, Mathewson S, Stewart J, AmirS (2011) Daily morphine injection and withdrawal disrupt 24-h wheelrunning and PERIOD2 expression patterns in the rat limbic forebrain.Neuroscience 186:65-75. [PubMed] [Content]

Gravotta L, Gavrila AM, Hood S, Amir S (2011) Globaldepletion of dopamine using intracerebroventricular 6-hydroxydopamine injectiondisrupts normal circadian wheel-running patterns and PERIOD2 expression in therat forebrain. J Mol Neurosci 45:162–171. [PubMed][Content]

Harbour VL, Robinson B, Amir S (2011) Variations indaily expression of the circadian clock protein, PER2, in the rat limbicforebrain during stable entrainment to a long light cycle. J Mol Neurosci45:154–161. [PubMed] [Content]

Hood S, Cassidy P, Cossette MP, Weigl Y, Verwey M, RobinsonB, Stewart J, Amir S (2010) Endogenous dopamine regulates therhythm of expression of the clock protein PER2 in the rat dorsal striatum viadaily activation of D2 dopamine receptors. J Neurosci 30:14046-14058. [PubMed] [Content]

Segall LA, Amir S (2010) Exogenous corticosteroneinduces the expression of the clock protein, PERIOD2, in the oval nucleus ofthe bed nucleus of the stria terminalis and the central nucleus of the amygdalaof adrenalectomized and intact rats. J Mol Neurosci 42:176-182. [PubMed][Content]

Segall LA, Amir S (2010) Glucocorticoid regulation ofclock gene expression in the mammalian limbic forebrain. J Mol Neurosci42:168-175. [PubMed] [Content]

Abizaid A, Amir S (2010) Eating and appetite. In I.P.Stolerman (ed.) Encyclopedia of Psychopharmacology, Part 5, 447-450,Springer. [Content]

Lamont EW, Amir S (2010) Circadian and ultradianclocks/rhythms. In Koob G, Le Moal M, Thompson D (Eds.) Encyclopedia ofBehavioral Neuroscience 1:257-261. London:Academic Press. [DOI]

Verwey M, Amir S (2009) Food-entrainable circadianoscillators in the brain. Eur J Neurosci 30:1650-1657. [PubMed] [Content]

Amir S, Stewart J (2009) Behavioral and hormonalregulation of expression of the clock protein, PER2, in the central extendedamygdala. Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 33:1321-1328.[PubMed] [Content]

Waddington Lamont E, Amir S (2009) Masking. In Binder,M.D. Hirokawa, N., Windhorst, U., and Hirsch, M.C. (Eds.) Encyclopedia ofNeuroscience. Springer Science, New York, pp 2241-2242. [Content]

Segall LA, Milet A, Tronche F, Amir S (2009) Brainglucocorticoid receptors are necessary for the rhythmic expression of the clockprotein, PERIOD2, in the central extended amygdala in mice. Neurosci Lett 457:58-60. [PubMed] [Content]

Verwey M, Lam GY, Amir S (2009) Circadian rhythms ofPERIOD1 expression in the dorsomedial hypothalamic nucleus in the absence ofentrained food-anticipatory activity rhythms in rats. Eur J Neurosci29:2217-2222. [PubMed] [Content]

Amir S Stewart J (2009) Motivational modulation ofrhythms of the expression of the clock protein PER2 in the limbic forebrain.Biol Psychiatry 65:829-834. [PubMed] [Content]

Segall, L. A., Verwey, M. and Amir, S. (2008) Timedrestricted feeding restores the rhythms of expression of the clock protein,Period2, in the oval nucleus of the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis andcentral nucleus of the amygdala in adrenalectomized rats. Neuroscience 157:52-6. 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2008.08.055 [PubMed] [Content]

Verwey, M., Khoja, Z., Stewart, J. and Amir, S. (2008)Region-specific modulation of PER2 expression in the limbic forebrain andhypothalamus by nighttime restricted feeding in rats. Neurosci Lett 440: 54-8.10.1016/j.neulet.2008.05.043 [PubMed] [Content]

Gavrila, A. M., Robinson, B., Hoy, J., Stewart, J., Bhargava,A. and Amir, S. (2008) Double-stranded RNA-mediated suppression of Period2expression in the suprachiasmatic nucleus disrupts circadian locomotor activityin rats. Neuroscience 154: 409-14. 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2008.04.032  [PubMed] [Content]

Rodaros, D., Caruana,D. A., Amir, S. and Stewart, J. (2007) Corticotropin-releasing factorprojections from limbic forebrain and paraventricular nucleus of thehypothalamus to the region of the ventral tegmental area. Neuroscience 150:8-13. 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2007.09.043 [PubMed] [Content]

Verwey, M., Khoja, Z.,Stewart, J. and Amir, S. (2007) Differential regulation of the expression of Period2protein in the limbic forebrain and dorsomedial hypothalamus by daily limitedaccess to highly palatable food in food-deprived and free-fed rats.Neuroscience 147: 277-85. 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2007.04.044  [PubMed] [Content]

Waddington Lamont, E.,Harbour, V. L., Barry-Shaw, J., Renteria Diaz, L., Robinson, B., Stewart, J.and Amir, S. (2007) Restricted access to food, but not sucrose, saccharine, orsalt, synchronizes the expression of Period2 protein in the limbic forebrain.Neuroscience 144: 402-11. 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2006.09.027  [PubMed] [Content]

Amir, S. and Robinson,B. (2006) Thyroidectomy alters the daily pattern of expression of the clockprotein, PER2, in the oval nucleus of the bed nucleus of the stria terminalisand central nucleus of the amygdala in rats. Neurosci Lett 407: 254-7.10.1016/j.neulet.2006.08.057  [PubMed] [Content]

Segall, L. A., Perrin,J. S., Walker, C. D., Stewart, J. and Amir, S. (2006) Glucocorticoid rhythmscontrol the rhythm of expression of the clock protein, Period2, in oval nucleusof the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis and central nucleus of the amygdalain rats. Neuroscience 140, 753-7. 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2006.03.037 [PubMed]  [Content]

Perrin, J. S., Segall,L. A., Harbour, V. L., Woodside, B. and Amir, S. (2006) The expression of theclock protein PER2 in the limbic forebrain is modulated by the estrous cycle.Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103, 5591-6. 10.1073/pnas.0601310103  [PubMed]  [Content]

Amir, S., Harbour, V.L. and Robinson, B. (2006) Pinealectomy does not affect diurnal PER2 expressionin the rat limbic forebrain. Neurosci Lett 399, 147-50.10.1016/j.neulet.2006.01.041  [PubMed]  [Content]

Lamont, E. W., Diaz, L.R., Barry-Shaw, J., Stewart, J. and Amir, S. (2005) Daily restricted feedingrescues a rhythm of period2 expression in the arrhythmic suprachiasmaticnucleus. Neuroscience 132, 245-8. 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2005.01.029  [PubMed]  [Content]

Lamont, E. W.,Robinson, B., Stewart, J. and Amir, S. (2005) The central and basolateralnuclei of the amygdala exhibit opposite diurnal rhythms of expression of theclock protein Period2. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102, 4180-4.10.1073/pnas.0500901102 [PubMed]  [Content]

Beaule, C., Barry-Shaw,J. and Amir, S. (2004) Fos expression in the suprachiasmatic nucleus duringphotic entrainment of circadian rhythms in retinally damaged rats. J MolNeurosci 22, 223-30. 10.1385/JMN:22:3:223 [PubMed]  [Content]

Amir, S., Lamont, E.W., Robinson, B. and Stewart, J. (2004) A circadian rhythm in the expression ofPERIOD2 protein reveals a novel SCN-controlled oscillator in the oval nucleusof the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis. J Neurosci 24, 781-90. 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4488-03.2004  [PubMed]  [Content]

Beaule, C., Houle, L.M. and Amir, S. (2003) Expression profiles of PER2 immunoreactivity within theshell and core regions of the rat suprachiasmatic nucleus: lack of effect ofphotic entrainment and disruption by constant light. J Mol Neurosci 21, 133-47.10.1385/JMN:21:2:133 [PubMed]  [Content]

Beaule, C. and Amir, S.(2003) The eyes suppress a circadian rhythm of FOS expression in thesuprachiasmatic nucleus in the absence of light. Neuroscience 121, 253-7.  [PubMed]  [Content]

Beaule, C., Robinson,B., Lamont, E. W. and Amir, S. (2003) Melanopsin in the circadian timingsystem. J Mol Neurosci 21, 73-89. 10.1385/JMN:21:1:73 [PubMed]  [Content]

Popeski, N., Amir, S.,Diorio, J. and Woodside, B. (2003) Prolactin and oxytocin interaction in theparaventricular and supraoptic nuclei: effects on oxytocin mRNA and nitricoxide synthase. J Neuroendocrinol 15, 687-96. [PubMed

Amir, S., Beaule, C.,Arvanitogiannis, A. and Stewart, J. (2002) Modes of plasticity within themammalian circadian system. Prog Brain Res 138, 191-203.  [PubMed

Beaule, C. and Amir, S.(2002) Effect of 192 IgG-saporin on circadian activity rhythms, expression ofP75 neurotrophin receptors, calbindin-D28K, and light-induced Fos in thesuprachiasmatic nucleus in rats. Exp Neurol 176, 377-89.  [PubMed]  [Content]

Beaule, C.,Arvanitogiannis, A. and Amir, S. (2001) Light suppresses Fos expression in theshell region of the suprachiasmatic nucleus at dusk and dawn: implications forphotic entrainment of circadian rhythms. Neuroscience 106, 249-54. [PubMed]  [Content]

Arvanitogiannis, A. andAmir, S. (2001) A novel, associative process modulating photic resetting of thecircadian clock. Neuroscience 104, 615-8. [PubMed]  [Content]

Beaule, C. and Amir, S.(2001) Photic regulation of circadian rhythms and the expression of p75neurotrophin receptor immunoreactivity in the suprachiasmatic nucleus in rats.Brain Res 894, 301-6. [PubMed]  [Content]

Arvanitogiannis, A.,Sullivan, J. and Amir, S. (2000) Time acts as a conditioned stimulus to controlbehavioral sensitization to amphetamine in rats. Neuroscience 101, 1-3.  [PubMed]  [Content

Arvanitogiannis, A.,Robinson, B., Beaule, C. and Amir, S. (2000) Calbindin-D28k immunoreactivity inthe suprachiasmatic nucleus and the circadian response to constant light in therat. Neuroscience 99, 397-401. [PubMed]  [Content]

Arvanitogiannis, A., Stewart,J. and Amir, S. (2000) Conditioned stimulus control in the circadian system:two tales tell one story. J Biol Rhythms 15, 292-3; discussion 294-5.10.1177/074873000129001378 [PubMed]  [Content]

Funk, D. and Amir, S.(2000) Enhanced fos expression within the primary olfactory and limbic pathwaysinduced by an aversive conditioned odor stimulus. Neuroscience 98, 403-6.  [PubMed]  [Content

Edelstein, K.,Beaule, C., D'Abramo, R. and Amir, S. (2000) Expression profiles of JunB andc-Fos proteins in the rat circadian system. Brain Res 870, 54-65.  [PubMed]  [Content]

Funk, D. and Amir, S.(2000) Circadian modulation of fos responses to odor of the red fox, a rodentpredator, in the rat olfactory system. Brain Res 866, 262-7.  [PubMed]  [Content]

Woodside, B. andAmir, S.  Nitric oxide signaling in thehypothalamus, In Functional Neuroanatomy of the Nitric Oxide System, Handbookof Chemical Neuroanatomy (Eds., H.W.M. Steinbusch, J. de Vente, S.R. Vincent).Elsevier Science Ltd., Oxford, Vol. 17, 147-176, 2000.

Arvanitogiannis, A. andAmir, S. (1999) Conditioned stimulus control in the rat circadian systemdepends on clock resetting during conditioning. Behav Neurosci 113, 1297-300.  [PubMed]

Funk, D. and Amir, S.(1999) Conditioned fear attenuates light-induced suppression of melatoninrelease in rats. Physiol Behav 67, 623-6. [PubMed]  [Content]

Amir, S., Cain, S.,Sullivan, J., Robinson, B. and Stewart, J. (1999) In rats, odor-induced Fos inthe olfactory pathways depends on the phase of the circadian clock. NeurosciLett 272, 175-8.  [PubMed]  [Content]

Amir, S., Cain, S.,Sullivan, J., Robinson, B. and Stewart, J. (1999) Olfactory stimulationenhances light-induced phase shifts in free-running activity rhythms and Fosexpression in the suprachiasmatic nucleus. Neuroscience 92, 1165-70.  [PubMed]  [Content]

Goodwin, F. L., Amir,S. and Amit, Z. (1999) Environmental lighting has a selective influence onethanol intake in rats. Physiol Behav 66, 323-8.  [PubMed]  [Content]

Edelstein, K. and Amir,S. (1999) The intergeniculate leaflet does not mediate the disruptive effectsof constant light on circadian rhythms in the rat. Neuroscience 90,1093-101.  [PubMed]  [Content]

Amir, S. and Stewart,J. (1999) The effectiveness of light on the circadian clock is linked to itsemotional value. Neuroscience 88, 339-45. [PubMed]  [Content]

Arvanitogiannis, A. andAmir, S. (1999) Resetting the rat circadian clock by ultra-short light flashes.Neurosci Lett 261, 159-62. [PubMed]  [Content]

Amir, S. and Stewart,J. (1999) Conditioned and unconditioned aversive stimuli enhance light-inducedfos expression in the primary visual cortex. Neuroscience 89, 323-7.  [PubMed]  [Content]

Beaule, C. and Amir, S.(1999) Photic entrainment and induction of immediate-early genes within the ratcircadian system. Brain Res 821, 95-100. [PubMed]  [Content]

Popeski, N., Amir, S.and Woodside, B. (1999) Changes in NADPH-d staining in the paraventricular andsupraoptic nuclei during pregnancy and lactation in rats: role of ovariansteroids and oxytocin. J Neuroendocrinol 11, 53-61.  [PubMed]

Amir, S. and Stewart,J. (1998) Conditioned fear suppresses light-induced resetting of the circadianclock. Neuroscience 86, 345-51. [PubMed]  [Content]

Edelstein, K. and Amir,S. (1999) The role of the intergeniculate leaflet in entrainment of circadianrhythms to a skeleton photoperiod. J Neurosci 19, 372-80.  [PubMed]  [Content]

Edelstein, K. and Amir,S. (1998) Glutamatergic antagonists do not attenuate light-induced fos proteinin rat intergeniculate leaflet. Brain Res 810, 264-8.  [PubMed]  [Content]

Amir, S. and Stewart,J. (1998) Conditioning in the circadian system. Chronobiol Int 15, 447-56.  [PubMed]

Amir, S., Robinson, B.,Ratovitski, T., Rea, M. A., Stewart, J. and Simantov, R. (1998) A role forserotonin in the circadian system revealed by the distribution of serotonintransporter and light-induced Fos immunoreactivity in the suprachiasmaticnucleus and intergeniculate leaflet. Neuroscience 84, 1059-73. [PubMed]  [Content]

Amir, S. and Stewart,J. (1998) Induction of Fos expression in the circadian system by unsignaledlight is attenuated as a result of previous experience with signaled light: arole for Pavlovian conditioning. Neuroscience 83, 657-61. [PubMed]  [Content]

Amir, S., Rackover, M.and Funk, D. (1997) Blockers of nitric oxide synthase inhibit stress activationof c-fos expression in neurons of the hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus inthe rat. Neuroscience 77, 623-7. [PubMed]  [Content]

Woodside, B. and Amir,S. (1997) Lactation reduces Fos induction in the paraventricular and supraopticnuclei of the hypothalamus after urethane administration in rats. Brain Res752, 319-23. [PubMed]  [Content]

Amir, S. and Edelstein,K. (1997) A blocker of nitric oxide synthase, NG-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester,attenuates light-induced Fos protein expression in rat suprachiasmatic nucleus.Neurosci Lett 224, 29-32.  [PubMed]  [Content]

Woodside, B. and Amir,S. (1996) Reproductive state changes NADPH-diaphorase staining in theparaventricular and supraoptic nuclei of female rats. Brain Res 739,339-42.  [PubMed]  [Content]

Edelstein, K. and Amir,S. (1996) Constant light induces persistent Fos expression in ratintergeniculate leaflet. Brain Res 731, 221-5. [PubMed]  [Content]

Amir, S. and Robinson,B. (1996) Fos expression in rat visual cortex induced by ocular input ofultraviolet light. Brain Res 716, 213-8. 10.1016/0006-8993(96)00025-X  [PubMed]  [Content]

Amir, S. and Stewart,J. (1996) Resetting of the circadian clock by a conditioned stimulus. Nature379, 542-5. 10.1038/379542a0  [PubMed]  [Content]

Amir, S. and Robinson,B. (1995) Ultraviolet light entrains rodent suprachiasmatic nucleus pacemaker.Neuroscience 69, 1005-1011. [PubMed]  [Content]

Amir, S., Robinson, B.and Edelstein, K. (1995) Distribution of NADPH-diaphorase staining andlight-induced Fos expression in the rat suprachiasmatic nucleus region supportsa role for nitric oxide in the circadian system. Neuroscience 69, 545-55.  [PubMed]  [Content]

Edelstein, K. and Amir,S. (1995) Non-photic manipulations induce expression of Fos protein in thesuprachiasmatic nucleus and intergeniculate leaflet in the rat. Brain Res 690,254-8.  [PubMed]  [Content]

Woodside, B., Robinson,B. and Amir, S. (1995) Induction of Fos protein in a model of closed headinjury in rats. Brain Res 690, 48-54. [PubMed]

Edelstein, K., Pfaus, J.G., Rusak, B. and Amir, S. (1995) Neonatal monosodium glutamate treatmentprevents effects of constant light on circadian temperature rhythms of adultrats. Brain Res 675, 135-42. [PubMed]  [Content]

Rotzinger, S., Aragon,C. M., Rogan, F., Amir, S. and Amit, Z. (1995) The nitric oxide synthaseinhibitor NW-nitro-L-arginine methylester attenuates brain catalase activity invitro. Life Sci 56, 1321-4. [PubMed]  [Content]

Amir, S.  Nitric oxide signaling in the hypothalamus.In: Nitric Oxide in the Nervous System. S. R. Vincent (Ed.) Academic PressLimited, pp. 151-162, 1995.

Amir, S., Robinson, B.and Woodside, B. (1994) Induction of Fos protein in the piriform cortex afterbrain injury in pentobarbital-anaesthetized rats: lack of effect of lactation.Brain Res 652, 341-5. [PubMed]  [Content]

Dib, B., Rompre, P. P.,Amir, S. and Shizgal, P. (1994) Thermogenesis in brown adipose tissue isactivated by electrical stimulation of the rat dorsal raphe nucleus. Brain Res650, 149-52.  [PubMed]  [Content]

Amir, S. (1994)N-Methyl-D-aspartate receptor-mediated signaling in the supraoptic nucleusinvolves activation of a nitric oxide-dependent pathway. Brain Res 645,330-4.  [PubMed]  [Content]

Stewart, J., Deschamps,S. E. and Amir, S. (1994) Inhibition of nitric oxide synthase does not blockthe development of sensitization to the behavioral activating effects ofamphetamine. Brain Res 641, 141-4. [PubMed]  [Content]

Bhatnagar, S., Meaney,M. J. and Amir, S. (1993) The effects of prostaglandin E2 injected into the paraventricularnucleus of the hypothalamus on brown adipose tissue thermogenesis inspontaneously hypertensive rats. Brain Res 613, 285-7.  [PubMed]  [Content]

Amir, S. (1992)Blocking NMDA receptors or nitric oxide production disrupts light transmissionto the suprachiasmatic nucleus. Brain Res 586, 336-9.  [PubMed]  [Content]

Amir, S. and De Blasio,E. (1991) Activation of brown adipose tissue thermogenesis by chemicalstimulation of the hypothalamic supraoptic nucleus. Brain Res 563, 349-52.  [PubMed]  [Content]

Amir, S. and English,A. M. (1991) An inhibitor of nitric oxide production,NG-nitro-L-arginine-methyl ester, improves survival in anaphylactic shock. EurJ Pharmacol 203, 125-7.  [PubMed]  [Content]

Amir, S., De Blasio, E.and English, A. M. (1991) NG-monomethyl-L-arginine co-injection attenuates thethermogenic and hyperthermic effects of E2 prostaglandin microinjection intothe anterior hypothalamic preoptic area in rats. Brain Res 556, 157-60.  [PubMed]  [Content]

Amir, S. (1990)Activation of brown adipose tissue thermogenesis by chemical stimulation of theposterior hypothalamus. Brain Res 534, 303-8. [PubMed]  [Content]

Dymshitz, J., Malach,R., Amir, S. and Simantov, R. (1990) Factors regulating the expression ofacetylcholinesterase-containing neurons in striatal cultures: effects ofchemical depolarization. Brain Res 532, 131-9. [PubMed]  [Content]

Amir, S. andSchiavetto, A. (1990) Injection of prostaglandin E2 into the anterior hypothalamicpreoptic area activates brown adipose tissue thermogenesis in the rat. BrainRes 528, 138-42.  [PubMed]  [Content]

Amir, S., Schiavetto,A. and Pollock, R. (1990) Insulin co-injection suppresses the thermogenicresponse to glutamate microinjection into the VMH in rats. Brain Res 527,326-9.  [PubMed]  [Content]

Amir, S. (1990)Intra-ventromedial hypothalamic injection of glutamate stimulates brown adiposetissue thermogenesis in the rat. Brain Res 511, 341-4.  [PubMed]  [Content]

Amir, S. (1990)Stimulation of the paraventricular nucleus with glutamate activatesinterscapular brown adipose tissue thermogenesis in rats. Brain Res 508,152-5.  [PubMed]  [Content]

Amir, S.  and Pollock, R. Counterregulation ofstress-induced hyperglycemia by thyrotropin-releasing hormone. In:Psychobiology of Stress. A. Oliverio and S. Puglisi-Allegra (Eds.), Kluwer AcademicPublishers, pp. 143-150, 1990.

Shechter, Y.,Meyerovitch, J., Farfel, Z., Sack, J., Bruck, R., Bar-Meir, S., Amir, S.,Degani, H. and Karlish, S.J.D. Insulin mimetic effects of vanadium. In:Vanadium in Biological Systems. N. Dennis Chasteen (Ed.), Kluwer AcademicPublishers, pp. 129-142, 1990.

Amir, S. (1989)Retinohypothalamic tract stimulation activates thermogenesis in brown adiposetissue in the rat. Brain Res 503, 163-6. [PubMed]  [Content]

Amir, S., Shizgal, P.and Rompre, P. P. (1989) Glutamate injection into the suprachiasmatic nucleusstimulates brown fat thermogenesis in the rat. Brain Res 498, 140-4.  [PubMed]  [Content]

Meyerovitch, J.,Shechter, Y. and Amir, S. (1989) Vanadate stimulates in vivo glucose uptake inbrain and arrests food intake and body weight gain in rats. Physiol Behav 45,1113-6.  [PubMed]  [Content]

Amir, S., Lagiorgia, M.and Pollock, R. (1989) Intra-ventromedial hypothalamic injection of insulinsuppresses brown fat thermogenesis in the anaesthetized rat. Brain Res 480,340-3.  [PubMed]  [Content]

Amir, S., Pollock, R.and Lagiorgia, M. (1989) Intra-hypothalamic injection of thyrotropin-releasinghormone suppresses brown fat thermogenesis in the anaesthetized rat. Brain Res478, 361-4. [PubMed]  [Content]

Amir, S. and Shechter,Y. (1988) Glucose transport. Nature 336, 528. 10.1038/336528b0  [PubMed]  [Content]

Amir, S. (1988)Thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH): insulin-like action on glucoregulation.Biochem Pharmacol 37, 4245-51. [PubMed]

Amir, S. and Jackson,I. M. (1988) Immunological blockade of endogenous thyrotropin-releasing hormoneimpairs recovery from hyperglycemia in mice. Brain Res 462, 160-2.  [PubMed]  [Content]

Dymshitz, J. and Amir,S. (1988) Opposite effects of restraint on morphine analgesia andnaloxone-induced jumping. Pharmacol Biochem Behav 30, 905-10.  [PubMed]

Malcolm, D. S., Zaloga,G. P., Willey, S. C., Amir, S. and Holaday, J. W. (1988) Naloxone potentiatesepinephrine's pressor actions in endotoxemic rats. Circ Shock 25, 259-65.  [PubMed]

Amir, S. (1988)Thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) blocks glucagon-induced hyperglycemia inmice: dissociation of the antihyperglycemic and pituitary actions of TRH. BrainRes 455, 201-3.  [PubMed]  [Content]

Amir, S. (1988) TPA(12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate) enhances the central hypoglycemic actionof thyrotropin-releasing hormone in mice. Brain Res 450, 369-72.  [PubMed]  [Content]

Amir, S. and Shechter,Y. (1988) Apparent involvement of protein kinase C in the centralglucoregulatory action of insulin. Brain Res 450, 272-9.  [PubMed]  [Content]

Shechter, Y.,Meyerovitch, J. and Amir, S. (1988) The use of post-binding agents in studyinginsulin action and its relation to experimental diabetes. Biochem Pharmacol 37,1891-6.  [PubMed]

Amir, S. and Rivkind,A. I. (1988) Prevention of clonidine-stimulated hyperglycemia bythyrotropin-releasing hormone. Peptides 9, 527-31.  [PubMed]  [Content]

Amir, S. (1988) Aging blocksthe thermoregulatory action of thyrotropin-releasing hormone in anaesthetizedrats. Brain Res 440, 181-4. [PubMed]  [Content]

Amir, S. and Butler, P.D. (1988) Thyrotropin-releasing hormone blocks neurally-mediated hyperglycemiathrough central action. Peptides 9, 31-5. [PubMed]  [Content]

Amir, S. (1988)Anaphylactic shock: catecholamine actions in the responses to opioidantagonists. Prog Clin Biol Res 264, 265-74. [PubMed

Amir, S., Harel, M. andRivkind, A. I. (1987) Thyrotropin-releasing hormone potently reversesepinephrine-stimulated hyperglycemia in mice. Brain Res 435, 112-22.  [PubMed]  [Content]

Amir, S., Meyerovitch,J. and Shechter, Y. (1987) Vanadate ions: central nervous system action onglucoregulation. Brain Res 419, 392-6. [PubMed]  [Content]

Amir, S. and Shechter,Y. (1987) Centrally mediated hypoglycemic effect of insulin: apparentinvolvement of specific insulin receptors. Brain Res 418, 152-6.  [PubMed]  [Content]

Amir, S., Sasson, S.,Kaiser, N., Meyerovitch, J. and Shechter, Y. (1987) Polymyxin B is an inhibitorof insulin-induced hypoglycemia in the whole animal model. Studies on the modeof inhibitory action. J Biol Chem 262, 6663-7. [PubMed]  [Content]

Amir, S. (1986)Catalepsy induced by body pinch: relation to stress-induced analgesia. Ann N YAcad Sci 467, 226-37. [PubMed]  [Content]

Amir, S. (1986)Endorphins contribute to the loss of glucose homeostasis in anaphylactic shock.NIDA Res Monogr 75, 375-8. [PubMed]

Malcolm, D. S., Amir,S. and Holaday, J. W. (1986) Central glucagon antagonizes morphine- andstress-induced antinociception in the mouse. NIDA Res Monogr 75, 371-4.  [PubMed

Amir, S. (1986) Centralglucagon-induced hyperglycemia is mediated by combined activation of theadrenal medulla and sympathetic nerve endings. Physiol Behav 37, 563-6.  [PubMed]  [Content]

Amir, S., Rivkind, A.I. and Harel, M. (1985) Central thyrotropin-releasing hormone elicits systemichypoglycemia in mice. Brain Res 344, 387-91. [PubMed]  [Content]

Amir, S. and Harel, M. (1985)Systemic hypoglycemia following central injection of endotoxin in mice. BrainRes 339, 382-5. [PubMed]  [Content]

Amir, S. and Shechter,Y. (1985) Polymyxin B is a potent inhibitor of insulin hypoglycemia in mice.Eur J Pharmacol 110, 283-5. [PubMed

Amir, S. and van Ree,J. M. (1985) Beneficial effect of gamma-endorphin-type peptides in anaphylacticshock. Brain Res 329, 329-33.  [PubMed]  [Content]

Drago, F., Amir,S., Continella, G., Concetta Alloro, M. and Scapagnini, U. Effects ofendogenous hyperprolactinemia on adaptive responses to stress. In: Prolactin:Basic and Clinical Aspects, R.M. Macleod, M.O. Thorner and U. Scapagnini(Eds.), Fidia Research Series, Albano Terme, Vol. 1, pp. 609-614, 1985.

Amir, S. (1984)Anti-anaphylactic action in the mouse of thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) ismediated through beta 1-adrenoceptive effectors. Neurosci Lett 46, 127-30.  [PubMed]  [Content]

Amir, S., Harel, M. andSchachar, A. (1984) Thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) improves survival inanaphylactic shock: a central effect mediated by the sympatho-adrenomedullarybeta-adrenoceptive system. Brain Res 298, 219-24.  [PubMed]  [Content]

Amir, S. (1984)Naloxone improves, and morphine exacerbates, experimental shock induced byrelease of endogenous histamine by compound 48/80. Brain Res 297, 187-90.  [PubMed]  [Content]

Drago, F. and Amir, S.(1984) Effects of hyperprolactinaemia on core temperature of the rat. Brain ResBull 12, 355-8. [PubMed]

Amir, S. (1984) Opiateantagonists reverse the hypoactivity associated with systemic anaphylaxis inmice. Pharmacol Biochem Behav 20, 483-5. [PubMed

Amir, S. (1984)Beneficial effect of i.c.v. naloxone in anaphylactic shock is mediated throughperipheral beta-adrenoceptive mechanisms. Brain Res 290, 191-4.  [PubMed]  [Content]

Amir, S. (1983)Proanaphylactic action of morphine is mediated through a central cholinergicmechanism. Eur J Pharmacol 95, 117-9.  [PubMed]  [Content]

Amir, S. (1983)Morphine exacerbates anaphylactic shock in mice by stimulating central opiatereceptors. Neurosci Lett 40, 169-74. [PubMed]  [Content]

Amir, S. (1983)Antianaphylactic effect of naloxone in mice is mediated by increased centralsympathetic outflow to sympathetic nerve endings and adrenal medulla. Brain Res274, 180-3.  [PubMed]  [Content]

Amir, S. and Harel, M.(1983) Role of endorphins in endotoxin-induced hyperglycaemia in mice.Neuropharmacology 22, 1117-9. [PubMed]

Simantov, R. and Amir,S. (1983) Regulation of opiate receptors in mouse brain: arcuate nuclear lesioninduces receptor up-regulation and supersensitivity to opiates. Brain Res 262,168-71.  [PubMed]  [Content]

Amir, S. and Harel, M.(1983) Endorphins in endotoxin-induced hyperglycemia in mice. Arch ToxicolSuppl 6, 261-5. [PubMed

Amir, S. and Davis, L.(1982) Protective effect of neonatal monosodium glutamate-induced arcuatenucleus lesions in anaphylactic shock. Eur J Pharmacol 84, 237-8.  [PubMed

Amir, S. (1982) Opiateantagonists improve survival in anaphylactic shock. Eur J Pharmacol 80, 161-2.[PubMed]  [Content]

Amir, S. and Bernstein,M. (1982) Endogenous opioids interact in stress-induced hyperglycemia in mice.Physiol Behav 28, 575-7. [PubMed]  [Content]

Amir, S. (1982)Involvement of endogenous opioids with forced swimming-induced immobility inmice. Physiol Behav 28, 249-51. [PubMed]  [Content]

Ornstein, K. and Amir,S. (1981) Pinch-induced catalepsy in mice. J Comp Physiol Psychol 95,827-35.  [PubMed]

Amir, S. (1981) Effectsof ACTH on pain responsiveness in mice: interaction with morphine.Neuropharmacology 20, 959-62. [PubMed

Amir, S. (1981)Behavioral response of the genetically obese (ob/ob) mouse to heat stress:effects of naloxone and prior exposure to immobilization stress. Physiol Behav27, 249-53.  [PubMed]  [Content]

Amir, S. and Simantov,R. (1981) Chronic lithium administration alters the interaction between opiateantagonists and opiate receptors in vivo. Neuropharmacology 20, 587-91.  [PubMed

Amir, S., Brown, Z. W.,Amit, Z. and Ornstein, K. (1981) Body pinch induces long lasting catalepticlike immobility in mice: behavioral characterization and the effect ofnaloxone. Life Sci 28, 1189-94. [PubMed]

Amir, S., Amit, Z. andBrown, Z. W. (1981) A simple and adjustable restraining apparatus for mice.Physiol Behav 26, 335-6. [PubMed]  [Content]

Amir, S., Amit, Z. andBrown, Z. W. (1981) Stress, endorphins and psychosis. A hypothesis. Mod ProblPharmacopsychiatry 17, 192-201. [PubMed

Amir, S., Galina, Z.H., Blair, R., Brown, Z. W. and Amit, Z. (1980) Opiate receptors may mediatethe suppressive but not the excitatory action of ACTH on motor activity inrats. Eur J Pharmacol 66, 307-13. [PubMed

Amit, Z., Brown, Z. W.,Rockman, G. E., Smith, B. and Amir, S. (1980) Acetaldehyde: a positivereinforcer mediating ethanol consumption. Adv Exp Med Biol 126, 413-23.  [PubMed

Amir, S., Brown, Z. W.and Amit, Z. (1980) The role of endorphins in stress: evidence andspeculations. Neurosci Biobehav Rev 4, 77-86. [PubMed]  [Content]

Amit, Z., Brown, Z.W., Amir, S.,Sutherland, E.A. and Smith, B. Behavioral assessment of the role ofacetaldehyde in mediation of alcohol intake in animals and humans. In: AnimalModels in Alcohol Research, K. Eriksson, J.D. Sinclair and K. Kiianmaa (Eds.),Academic Press, London, pp. 159-165, 1980.

Amir, S., Galina, H. Z.and Amit, Z. (1979) Chronic naltrexone administration reverses the suppressiveeffect of crowding on body weight gain in rats. Neuropharmacology 18,905-7.  [PubMed]

Amir, S. and Amit, Z.(1979) Enhanced analgesic effects of stress following chronic administration ofnaltrexone in rats. Eur J Pharmacol 59, 137-40. [PubMed]  [Content]

Amir, S., Blair, R. andAmit, Z. (1979) Increased amphetamine potency following chronic naltrexoneadministration in rats. Life Sci 25, 1407-12. [PubMed]

Amir, S., Blair, R.,Shizgal, P. and Amit, Z. (1979) Dual mechanism mediating opiate effects?Science 205, 424-5. 10.1126/science.205.4404.424 [PubMed]  [Content]

Amir, S., Solomon, M.and Amit, Z. (1979) The effect of acute and chronic naloxone administration on motoractivation in the rat. Neuropharmacology 18, 171-3.  [PubMed]

Amir, S. and Amit, Z.(1979) The pituitary gland mediates acute and chronic pain responsiveness instressed and non-stressed rats. Life Sci 24, 439-48.  [PubMed

Amir, S. and Amit, Z.(1978) Endogenous opioid ligands may mediate stress-induced changes in theaffective properties of pain related behavior in rats. Life Sci 23,1143-51.  [PubMed

Amir, S. (1978) Brainaldehyde dehydrogenase: adaptive increase following prolonged ethanoladministration in rats. Neuropharmacology 17, 463-7.  [PubMed]

Amir, S. and Stern, M.H. (1978) Electrical stimulation and lesions of the medial forebrain bundle ofthe rat: changes in voluntary ethanol consumption and brain aldehydedehydrogenase activity. Psychopharmacology (Berl) 57, 167-74.  [PubMed]

Amir, S. (1978) Brainand liver aldehyde dehydrogenase activity and voluntary ethanol consumption byrats: relations to strain, sex, and age. Psychopharmacology (Berl) 57,97-102.  [PubMed

Amir, S. (1977) Brainand liver aldehyde dehydrogenase: relations to ethanol consumption in Wistarrats. Neuropharmacology 16, 781-4. [PubMed]

Amit, Z., Corcoran, M.E., Amir, S. and Urca, G. (1973) Ventral hypothalamic lesions block theconsumption of morphine in rats. Life Sci 13, 805-16.  [PubMed

Amit, Z., Amir, S. andCorcoran, M. E. (1973) A possible artifact in studies of alcohol consumption inrats. Q J Stud Alcohol 34, 524-7.  [PubMed]

 


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Kim Edelstein, MA, PhD (1992-1998)
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Elaine Waddington Lamont, PhD (2001-2005)
Lauren Segal, MA, PhD (2003-2010)
Suzanne Hood, PhD (2008-2010), Postdoctoral Fellow (2010-2011)
Luciana Gravotta, MA (2008-2010)
Michael Verwey, MA, PhD (2004-2011)
Valerie Harbour, MA, PhD (2005-2011)
Sherin Al-Safadi, PhD (2010-2014)
Doug Funk, Postdoctoral Fellow (1997-1999)
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Yuval Weigl, Postdoctoral Fellow (2007-2010)
Ruifeng Cao, Postdoctoral Fellow (2011-2016)
Ariana Frederick, MSc (2013-2016)

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Laura Renteria Diaz, BA (2002-2003)
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Lawrence Koby, BA (2002-2003)
Natsumi Sawada, BA (2005-2006)
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