1. Indigenous bacteria from the gut microbiota regulate host serotonin biosynthesis.

    Cell 161(2):264 (2015) PMID 25860609 PMCID PMC4393509

    The gastrointestinal (GI) tract contains much of the body's serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT), but mechanisms controlling the metabolism of gut-derived 5-HT remain unclear. Here, we demonstrate that the microbiota plays a critical role in regulating host 5-HT. Indigenous spore-forming bacter...
  2. Indigenous bacteria from the gut microbiota regulate host serotonin biosynthesis

    Cell (2014)

    The gastrointestinal (GI) tract contains much of the body’s serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT), but mechanisms controlling the metabolism of gut-derived 5-HT remain unclear. Here we demonstrate that the microbiota plays a critical role in regulating host 5-HT. Indigenous spore-formi...
  3. Corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF)-induced disruption of attention in rats is blocked by the κ-opioid receptor antagonist JDTic.

    PMID 22948977 PMCID PMC3499711

    Stress often disrupts behavior and can lead to psychiatric illness. Considerable evidence suggests that corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) plays an important role in regulating the effects of stress. CRF administration produces stress-like effects in humans and laboratory animals, and CRF leve...
  4. Corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF)-induced disruption of attention in rats is blocked by the κ-opioid receptor antagonist JDTic.

    PMID 22948977 PMCID PMC3499711

    Stress often disrupts behavior and can lead to psychiatric illness. Considerable evidence suggests that corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) plays an important role in regulating the effects of stress. CRF administration produces stress-like effects in humans and laboratory animals, and CRF leve...
  5. A sensory code for host seeking in parasitic nematodes.

    Current Biology 21(5):377 (2011) PMID 21353558 PMCID PMC3152378

    Parasitic nematode species often display highly specialized host-seeking behaviors that reflect their specific host preferences. Many such behaviors are triggered by host odors, but little is known about either the specific olfactory cues that trigger these behaviors or the underlying neural cir...
  6. A Sensory Code for Host Seeking in Parasitic Nematodes

    Current Biology 21(5):377 (2011)

    Parasitic nematode species often display highly specialized host-seeking behaviors that reflect their specific host preferences. Many such behaviors are triggered by host odors, but little is known about either the specific olfactory cues that trigger these behaviors or the underlying neura...