Peer-Refereed Publications

(Trainees directly supervised are in Bold)

Mackay, H, Charbonneau, VR, St. Onge, V, Murray, E, Watts, A, Wellman, MK, & Abizaid, A. (2016). Rats with a ghrelin receptor (GHSR) null mutation do not respond to ghrelin, and show reduced intake of palatable, high-calorie food. Manuscript accepted, Physiology and Behavior, DOI: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2016.04.048

Edwards, A. & Abizaid, A. (2016). Driving the need to feed: Insight into the collaborative interaction between ghrelin and endocannabinoid systems in modulating brain reward systems. Manuscript accepted in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews.

St-Onge, V, Watts, A, and Abizaid, A. (2016). Ghrelin enhances cue-induced bar pressing for high fat food. Hormones and behavior 78, 141-149.

King, SJ, Rodrigues, T, Watts, A, Murray, E, and Abizaid, A. (2016) Investigation of a Role for Ghrelin Signaling in Binge-Like Feeding in Mice Under Limited Access to High-Fat Diet. Neuroscience.

Agil, R., Patterson, ZR, Mackay, H, Abizaid, A., and Hosseinian, F. (2016). Triticale Bran Alkylresorcinols Enhance Resistance to Oxidative Stress in Mice Fed a High-Fat Diet. Foods 5 (1), 5.

Wellman, M.K., Patterson, Z.R., MacKay, H., Darling, J.E., Mani, B.K. Zigman, J.M, Hougland, J.L. & Abizaid, A. (2015). Novel regulator of acylated ghrelin, CF801, reduces weight gain, rebound feeding after a fast, and adiposity in mice. Frontiers in Systems and Translational Endocrinology, Manuscript Accepted.

Wellman, M.K., and Abizaid, A. (2015) Knockdown of central ghrelin O-acyltransferase by vivo-morpholino reduces body mass of rats fed a high-fat diet. Peptides, 70:17-22

Wellman, M.K., & Abizaid, A. (2015). Growth Hormone Secretagogue Receptor Dimers: A New Pharmacological Target. E-neuro 2 (2), ENEURO. 0053-14.2015

Marmolejo-Ramos, F., Hellemans, K., Comeau, A., Heenan, A., Faulkner, A., Abizaid, A. & and D’Angiulli, A. (2015) ERP signatures to perceived and imagined emotional and real-life photos. Neuroscience Bulletin, In Press.

MacKay, H. & Abizaid, A. (2014). Embryonic development of the hypothalamic feeding circuitry: Transcriptional, nutritional, and hormonal influences. Molecular Metabolism, 3, 813-822.

Abizaid, A. & Anisman, H. (2014) Gut feelings about depression. Journal of Psychiatry & Neuroscience: JPN 39 (6), 364-366.

Lee CY, Abizaid A.(2014) The gut-brain-axis as a target to treat stress-induced obesity. Frontiers in Endocrinology (Lausanne). 2014 Jul 18;5:117.

McQuaid RJ, McInnis OA, Abizaid A, Anisman H. (2014) Making room for oxytocin in understanding depression. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews. 2014 Sep;45C:305-322

Patton, D.F, Katsuyama, A. M., Pavlovski, I., Michalik, M., Patterson, Z.R., Parfyonov, M., Smit, A.N., Marchant, E.G., Chung, J., Abizaid, A., Storch, K-F., de la Iglesia, H., and Mistlberger, R.E. (2014) Circadian Mechanisms of Food Anticipatory Rhythms in Rats Fed Once or Twice Daily: Clock Gene and Endocrine Correlates. PloS One, 9 (12), e112451. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0112451

Jodayree, S., Patterson, Z.R., MacKay, H., Abizaid, A. & Tsopmo, A. (2014) Blood and Liver Antioxidant Capacity of Mice Fed High Fat Diet Supplemented with Digested Oat Bran Proteins. International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition Engineering 4 (1), 9-14.

Cahill, S.P., Hatchard, T., Abizaid, A. & Holahan, M.R. (2014) An examination of early neural and cognitive alterations in hippocampal-spatial function of ghrelin receptor-deficient rats. Behavioral Brain Research, 264(1), 105-115.

Raspopow, K., Abizaid, A., Matheson, K., Anisman, H. (2014) Anticipation of a psychosocial stressor differentially influences ghrelin, cortisol and food intake among emotional and non-emotional eaters. Appetite, 74(1):35-43.

Lamont, EW, Bruton, J., Blum, ID., and Abizaid, A. (2013) Ghrelin receptor knockout mice display alterations in circadian rhythms of activity and feeding under constant lighting conditions. European Journal of Neuroscience, doi: 10.1111/ejn.12390.

Patterson, Z.R., Parno T.J., Isaacs A.M. and Abizaid, A. (2013) Interruption of ghrelin signaling in the PVN increases high-fat diet intake and body weight in stressed and non-stressed C57BL6J male mice. Frontiers in Neuroendocrine Science, doi: 10.3389/fnins.2013.00167.

Patterson, Z.R., and Abizaid, A. (2013) Stress-Induced obesity: Lessons learned from rodent models of stress. Frontiers in Neuroendocrine Science, Doi: 10.3389/fnins.2013.00130.

MacKay, H., Khazall, R., Patterson, Z.R., Wellman, M.K., and Abizaid A. (2013) Rats perinatally exposed to food restriction and high-fat diet show differences in adipose tissue gene expression under chronic caloric restriction. Adipocyte, 2(4).

MacKay, H., Patterson, Z.R., Khazall, R., Patel, S., Tsirlin, D. and Abizaid A. (2013) Organizational Effects of Perinatal Exposure to Bisphenol-A and Diethylstilbestrol on Arcuate Nucleus Circuitry Controlling Food Intake and Energy Expenditure in Male and Female CD-1 Mice. Endocrinology April 1, 2013 vol. 154 no. 4 1465-1475.

Patterson, Z.R., MacKay, H., Khazall, R., Anisman, H. and Abizaid, A. (2013) Central Ghrelin Signaling Mediates the Metabolic Response of C57BL/6 Male Mice to Chronic Social Defeat Stress. Endocrinology March 1, 2013vol. 154 no. 3 1080-1091

Raspopow, K., Abizaid, A., Matheson, K., Anisman, H. (2013) Anticipation of a psychosocial stressor differentially influences ghrelin, cortisol and food intake among emotional and non-emotional eaters. Appetite, Manuscript Accepted.

Lamont, EW, Bruton, J., Blum, ID., and Abizaid, A. (2013) Ghrelin receptor knockout mice display alterations in circadian rhythms of activity and feeding under constant lighting conditions. European Journal of Neuroscience, doi: 10.1111/ejn.12390.

Patterson, Z.R., Parno T.J., Isaacs A.M. and Abizaid, A. (2013) Interruption of ghrelin signaling in the PVN increases high-fat diet intake and body weight in stressed and non-stressed C57BL6J male mice

Patterson, Z.R., and Abizaid, A. (2013) Stress-Induced obesity: Lessons learned from rodent models of stress. Frontiers in Neuroendocrine Science. Doi: 10.3389/fnins.2013.00130.

MacKay, H., Khazall, R., Patterson, Z.R., Wellman, M.K., and Abizaid A. (2013) Rats perinatally exposed to food restriction and high-fat diet show differences in adipose tissue gene expression under chronic caloric restriction. Adipocyte, 2(4).

MacKay, H., Patterson, Z.R., Khazall, R., Patel, S., Tsirlin, D. and Abizaid A. (2013) Organizational Effects of Perinatal Exposure to Bisphenol-A and Diethylstilbestrol on Arcuate Nucleus Circuitry Controlling Food Intake and Energy Expenditure in Male and Female CD-1 Mice. Endocrinology April 1, 2013 vol. 154 no. 4 1465-1475.

Patterson, Z.R., MacKay, H., Khazall, R., Anisman, H. and Abizaid, A. (2013) Central Ghrelin Signaling Mediates the Metabolic Response of C57BL/6 Male Mice to Chronic Social Defeat Stress. Endocrinology March 1, 2013vol. 154 no. 3 1080-1091

Raspopow, K., Abizaid, A., Matheson, K., Anisman, H. (2013). Unsupportive social interactions influence emotional eating behaviors. The role of coping styles as mediators. Appetite,Vol 62, 1 March 2013, Pages 143–149.

Abizaid, A. and Horvath, T.L. (2012) Ghrelin and the central regulation of feeding and energy balance. Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism, 16 (9), 617-626.

Woodside, B,  Budin, R., Wellman, M. K., & Abizaid, A. (2012). Many mouths to feed: The control of food intake during lactation. Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology, Manuscript Accepted.

Horvath, T.L., Abizaid, A., Dietrich, M.O., Li, Y., Takahashi, J. S., & Bass, J. S. (2012) Ghrelin-immunopositive hypothalamic neurons tie the circadian clock and visual system to the lateral hypothalamic arousal center. Molecular Metabolism, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.molmet.2012.08.003.

Lamont, EW., Patterson, Z., Vallejos, O., Blum, ID., Rodrigues, T., and Abizaid, A. (2012). Ghrelin deficient mice have fewer orexin cells and reduced cFOS expression in the mesolimbic dopamine pathway under a restricted feeding paradigm. Neuroscience, Manuscript accepted.

Blum ID, Lamont EW, Rodrigues, T., and Abizaid A. (2012) Isolating Neural Correlates of the Pacemaker for Food Anticipation. PLoS One; 7(4):e36117. Epub 2012 Apr 27.

Blum ID, Lamont EW, Abizaid A. (2012) Competing clocks: Metabolic status moderates signals from the master circadian pacemaker. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 36(1):254-70.

King, S.J., Isaacs, A., O’Farrell, E., and Abizaid, A. (2011) Motivation to obtain preferred foods is enhanced by ghrelin in the ventral tegmental area.  Hormones and Behavior, 60(5):572-80.

Abizaid A, Mineur YS, Roth RH, Elsworth JD, Sleeman MW, Picciotto MR, Horvath TL. (2011). Reduced locomotor responses to cocaine in ghrelin-deficient mice. Neuroscience. 192:500-6.

Mineur, YS, Abizaid A, Rao Y, Salas R, DiLeone RJ, Gündisch D, Diano S, De Biasi M, Horvath TL, Gao XB, Picciotto MR. (2011) Nicotine decreases food intake through activation of POMC neurons. Science, 332(6035):1330-2.

Patterson ZR, Ducharme R, Anisman H, Abizaid A. (2010). Altered metabolic and neurochemical responses to chronic unpredictable stressors in ghrelin receptor-deficient mice. European Journal of Neuroscience, 32(4):632-9.

Raspopow, K., Abizaid, A., Matheson, K., Anisman, H. (2010). Psychosocial stressor effects on cortisol and ghrelin in emotional and non-emotional eaters: Influence of anger and shame. Hormones and Behavior, 58(4):677-84.

Abizaid, A. (2010). Aerobic capacity muscles its way into the energy balance equation. Hormones and Behavior,  58 (3), 353-354

Sotonyi, P., Mezei, G., Racz, B., Dallman, M.F., Abizaid, A., Horvath, T.L. (2010). Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone Fibers Contact POMC Neurons in the Hypothalamic Arcuate Nucleus. Reproductive Sciences, (11):1024-8.

Abizaid, A. (2009). Ghrelin and Dopamine: New Insights on the Peripheral Regulation of Appetite . Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 21, 787-793.

Blum, I., Patterson, Z., Khazall, R., Waddington Lamont, E., Sleeman, M., Horvath, T.L., and Abizaid, A. (2009). Reduced anticipatory locomotor responses to scheduled meals in ghrelin receptor deficient mice. Neuroscience, 164(2):351-9.

Andrews, ZB,  Erion, D., Beiler, R., Liu, Z.-W.,  Abizaid, A., Zigman, J., Elsworth, J.D., Savitt, J.M.,  DiMarchi, R., Tschoep, M., Roth, R.H.,  Gao, X-B,  and Horvath, T.L.(2009). Ghrelin promotes and protects nigrostriatal dopamine function via an UCP2-dependent mitochondrial mechanism. Journal of Neuroscience, 29(45):14057-65.

Kentner,  A.C.,  Abizaid A, Bielajew, C. (2009) Modeling Dad: Animal models of paternal behavior. Neuroscience and Behavioral Reviews, 34(3):438-51.

Hanson, K., Abizaid, A., Cooke, S.J. (2009). Causes and consequences of voluntary anorexia during the parental care period of wild male smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu). Hormones and Behavior, 56(5):503-9.

Marai, I.F.M., Zeidan, A.E.B.,  Abdel-Samee, A.M., Abizaid, A, and Fadiel, A. (2009) Camels’ reproductive and physiological performance traits as affected by environmental conditions. Tropical and Subtropical Agroecosystems, 10 (2009): 129 – 149

Abizaid, A., Schiavo, L., and Diano, S (2008). Hypothalamic and pituitary expression of ghrelin receptor message is increased during lactation. Neuroscience Letters, 440(3):206-10.

Abizaid, A. and Horvath, T.L. (2008). Brain Circuits Regulating Energy Homeostasis. Regulatory Peptides, 149(1-3):3-10.

Abizaid,A., Liu, Z.W., Andrews, Z.B., Shanabrough, M., Borok, E., Elsworth, J.D., Roth, R, Sleeman, M.W., Picciotto, M.R., Tschöp, M.H., Gao, X-B., and Horvath, T.L. (2006) Ghrelin modulates the activity and synaptic input organization of midbrain dopamine neurons while promoting appetite. Journal of Clinical Investigations, 116(12):3229-39

Abizaid, A., Gao, Q, and Horvath, T.L. (2006) Thoughts for food; Brain mechanisms and peripheral energy balance. Neuron, 51:691-702.

Abizaid A, and Horvath TL (2006) Rimonabant—a new hope in the treatment of obesity? Nature Clinical Practice Endocrinology and Metabolism, 2:370:371.

Andrews, ZB, RiveraA, ElsworthJB, Roth RH, AgnatiL, GagoB, AbizaidA, SchwartzM, FuxeK, and Horvath TL (2006) Uncoupling protein-2 promotes nigrostriatal dopamine neuronal function. European Journal of Neuroscience, 24: 32-36.

Abizaid A, and Horvath TL (2005) Unraveling neuronal circuitry regulating energy homeostasis: Plasticity in feeding circuits. Drug Discovery Today, Disease Models, 2 (3): 191-196.

Halem, HA, Taylor JE, Dong JZ, Shen Y, Datta R, Abizaid A, Diano S, Horvath T, Culler MD. (2005) A novel GHS-R 1a receptor antagonist that blocks ghrelin-induced growth hormone secretion but increases body weight gain. Neuroendocrinology, 81(5): 339-349.

Abizaid, A., Mezei, G., Thanarajasingam, G., and Horvath, T.L. (2005). Estrogen Enhances Light-Induced Activation of Dorsal Raphe Serotonergic Neurons. European Journal of Neuroscience 21(6):1536-46.

Abizaid, A., Horvath, B., Keefe, D. L., Leranth, C.,and Horvath, T.L. (2004). Direct Visual and Circadian Pathways Target Neuroendocrine Cells in Primates. European Journal of Neuroscience, 20; 2767-2776.

Abizaid, A., Mezei, G., Sotonyi, P., Horvath, T.L. (2004). Sex difference in suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) neurons emerging late prenataly. European Journal of Neuroscience, 19; 2488-2496.

Abizaid, A., Mezei, G., and Horvath, T.L.(2004). Estradiol enhances light-induced expression of transcription factors in the SCN. Brain Research, 1010, 35-44.

Halem H.A., Taylor J.E., Dong J.Z., Shen Y., Datta R., Abizaid A., Diano S., Horvath T., Zizzari P., Bluet-Pajot M.T., Epelbaum J., Culler M.D. (2004). Novel analogs of ghrelin: physiological and clinical implications. European Journal of Endocrinology; 151 Suppl 2:S071-5.

Abizaid, A., Service, G. and Woodside, B. (2004). Effects of estradiol on immediate early gene expression associated with ovulation lactating rats: Role of nutritional status. Brain Research, 1001 (1-2); 72-77.

Abizaid,A., Kyriazis, D. and Woodside, B.(2004).Effects of leptin administration on lactational infertility in food restricted rats depend on milk delivery. American Journal of Physiology, Comparative and Integrative Physiology, 286(1):R217-25.

Abizaid, A., Service, G., and Woodside, B. (2003)  Food restriction during lactation attenuates positive feedback hormonal and neuronal responses to estradiol: Role of progesterone. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 15 (11); 1005-1102.

Abizaid, A., and Woodside, B. (2002). Food intake and neuronal activation after acute 2DG treatment are attenuated during lactation. Physiology and Behavior, 75 (1), 1-9.

Abizaid, A., Jafferali S, Pellertier J-G, Woodside B. (2001). Effect of metabolic fuel availability on fertility varies with reproductive state. Physiology and Behavior, 74; 77 –83.

Woodside, B., Abizaid, A., & Walker, C-D. (2000). Changes in Leptin levels during lactation; implications for lactational hyperphagia and anovulation. Hormones and Behavior, 64 (3); 353-365.

Woodside, B., Abizaid, A., & Jafferali, S. (1998). Effect of acute food deprivation on lactational infertility in rats is reduced by leptin administration. American Journal of Physiology 274(6 Pt 2):R1653-8.

Woodside, B., Abizaid, A., & Caporale, M. (1998). The role of specific macronutrient availability in the effect of food restriction on length of lactational diestrus in rats. Physiology & Behavior 64(3): 409-14.

Abizaid, A., Walker,C-D.,  &  Woodside, B. (1997). Changes in neuropeptide Y immunoreactivity in the arcuate nucleus during and after food restriction in lactating rats. Brain Research 761(2): 306-12.