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Mark John Ferris, Ph.D.

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionWake Forest School of Medicine
DepartmentPhysiology and Pharmacology
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    K99DA031791     (FERRIS, MARK JOHN)Jul 1, 2012 - Jun 30, 2014
    nAChR Sensitivity and Individual Differences in Drug Abuse Vulnerability
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R00DA031791     (FERRIS, MARK J)Aug 1, 2015 - Jul 31, 2018
    nAChR sensitivity and individual differences in drug abuse vulnerability
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Siciliano CA, McIntosh JM, Jones SR, Ferris MJ. a6ß2 subunit containing nicotinic acetylcholine receptors exert opposing actions on rapid dopamine signaling in the nucleus accumbens of rats with high-versus low-response to novelty. Neuropharmacology. 2017 Nov; 126:281-291. PMID: 28666811.
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    2. Brodnik ZD, Ferris MJ, Jones SR, España RA. Reinforcing Doses of Intravenous Cocaine Produce Only Modest Dopamine Uptake Inhibition. ACS Chem Neurosci. 2017 02 15; 8(2):281-289. PMID: 27936579.
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    3. Shaw JK, Ferris MJ, Locke JL, Brodnik ZD, Jones SR, España RA. Hypocretin/orexin knock-out mice display disrupted behavioral and dopamine responses to cocaine. Addict Biol. 2017 Nov; 22(6):1695-1705. PMID: 27480648.
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    4. Karkhanis AN, Beveridge TJ, Blough BE, Jones SR, Ferris MJ. The individual and combined effects of phenmetrazine and mgluR2/3 agonist LY379268 on the motivation to self-administer cocaine. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2016 09 01; 166:51-60. PMID: 27394931; PMCID: PMC5003316 [Available on 09/01/17].
    5. Yorgason JT, Calipari ES, Ferris MJ, Karkhanis AN, Fordahl SC, Weiner JL, Jones SR. Social isolation rearing increases dopamine uptake and psychostimulant potency in the striatum. Neuropharmacology. 2016 Feb; 101:471-9. PMID: 26525189.
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    6. Siciliano CA, Ferris MJ, Jones SR. Cocaine self-administration disrupts mesolimbic dopamine circuit function and attenuates dopaminergic responsiveness to cocaine. Eur J Neurosci. 2015 Aug; 42(4):2091-6. PMID: 26037018; PMCID: PMC4540675.
    7. Melchior JR, Ferris MJ, Stuber GD, Riddle DR, Jones SR. Optogenetic versus electrical stimulation of dopamine terminals in the nucleus accumbens reveals local modulation of presynaptic release. J Neurochem. 2015 09; 134(5):833-44. PMID: 26011081.
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    8. Ferris MJ, Calipari ES, Rose JH, Siciliano CA, Sun H, Chen R, Jones SR. A Single Amphetamine Infusion Reverses Deficits in Dopamine Nerve-Terminal Function Caused by a History of Cocaine Self-Administration. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2015 Jul; 40(8):1826-36. PMID: 25689882; PMCID: PMC4839519.
    9. Luderman KD, Chen R, Ferris MJ, Jones SR, Gnegy ME. Protein kinase C beta regulates the D2-like dopamine autoreceptor. Neuropharmacology. 2015 Feb; 89:335-41. PMID: 25446677.
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    10. Siciliano CA, Calipari ES, Ferris MJ, Jones SR. Adaptations of presynaptic dopamine terminals induced by psychostimulant self-administration. ACS Chem Neurosci. 2015 Jan 21; 6(1):27-36. PMID: 25491345; PMCID: PMC4304501.
    11. Calipari ES, Ferris MJ, Siciliano CA, Jones SR. Differential influence of dopamine transport rate on the potencies of cocaine, amphetamine, and methylphenidate. ACS Chem Neurosci. 2015 Jan 21; 6(1):155-62. PMID: 25474655; PMCID: PMC4304485.
    12. Ferris MJ, España RA, Locke JL, Konstantopoulos JK, Rose JH, Chen R, Jones SR. Dopamine transporters govern diurnal variation in extracellular dopamine tone. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Jul 01; 111(26):E2751-9. PMID: 24979798.
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    13. Daigle TL, Ferris MJ, Gainetdinov RR, Sotnikova TD, Urs NM, Jones SR, Caron MG. Selective deletion of GRK2 alters psychostimulant-induced behaviors and dopamine neurotransmission. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2014 Sep; 39(10):2450-62. PMID: 24776686; PMCID: PMC4138757.
    14. Ferris MJ, Milenkovic M, Liu S, Mielnik CA, Beerepoot P, John CE, España RA, Sotnikova TD, Gainetdinov RR, Borgland SL, Jones SR, Ramsey AJ. Sustained N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor hypofunction remodels the dopamine system and impairs phasic signaling. Eur J Neurosci. 2014 Jul; 40(1):2255-63. PMID: 24754704; PMCID: PMC4331169.
    15. Siciliano CA, Calipari ES, Ferris MJ, Jones SR. Biphasic mechanisms of amphetamine action at the dopamine terminal. J Neurosci. 2014 Apr 16; 34(16):5575-82. PMID: 24741047.
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    16. Calipari ES, Ferris MJ, Siciliano CA, Zimmer BA, Jones SR. Intermittent cocaine self-administration produces sensitization of stimulant effects at the dopamine transporter. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2014 May; 349(2):192-8. PMID: 24566123; PMCID: PMC3989803.
    17. Calipari ES, Ferris MJ, Jones SR. Extended access of cocaine self-administration results in tolerance to the dopamine-elevating and locomotor-stimulating effects of cocaine. J Neurochem. 2014 Jan; 128(2):224-32. PMID: 24102293; PMCID: PMC3947316.
    18. Yorgason JT, Ferris MJ, Steffensen SC, Jones SR. Frequency-dependent effects of ethanol on dopamine release in the nucleus accumbens. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2014 Feb; 38(2):438-47. PMID: 24117706; PMCID: PMC4085573.
    19. Ferris MJ, Calipari ES, Melchior JR, Roberts DC, España RA, Jones SR. Paradoxical tolerance to cocaine after initial supersensitivity in drug-use-prone animals. Eur J Neurosci. 2013 Aug; 38(4):2628-36. PMID: 23725404; PMCID: PMC3748159.
    20. Calipari ES, Ferris MJ, Zimmer BA, Roberts DC, Jones SR. Temporal pattern of cocaine intake determines tolerance vs sensitization of cocaine effects at the dopamine transporter. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2013 Nov; 38(12):2385-92. PMID: 23719505; PMCID: PMC3799057.
    21. Calipari ES, Ferris MJ. Amphetamine mechanisms and actions at the dopamine terminal revisited. J Neurosci. 2013 May 22; 33(21):8923-5. PMID: 23699503; PMCID: PMC3753078.
    22. Ferris MJ, Calipari ES, Yorgason JT, Jones SR. Examining the complex regulation and drug-induced plasticity of dopamine release and uptake using voltammetry in brain slices. ACS Chem Neurosci. 2013 May 15; 4(5):693-703. PMID: 23581570; PMCID: PMC3656744.
    23. Calipari ES, Ferris MJ, Salahpour A, Caron MG, Jones SR. Methylphenidate amplifies the potency and reinforcing effects of amphetamines by increasing dopamine transporter expression. Nat Commun. 2013; 4:2720. PMID: 24193139; PMCID: PMC4017736.
    24. Calipari ES, Ferris MJ, Melchior JR, Bermejo K, Salahpour A, Roberts DC, Jones SR. Methylphenidate and cocaine self-administration produce distinct dopamine terminal alterations. Addict Biol. 2014 Mar; 19(2):145-55. PMID: 22458761; PMCID: PMC3390453.
    25. Oleson EB, Ferris MJ, España RA, Harp J, Jones SR. Effects of the histamine H1 receptor antagonist and benztropine analog diphenylpyraline on dopamine uptake, locomotion and reward. Eur J Pharmacol. 2012 May 15; 683(1-3):161-5. PMID: 22445882; PMCID: PMC3340496.
    26. Ferris MJ, Calipari ES, Mateo Y, Melchior JR, Roberts DC, Jones SR. Cocaine self-administration produces pharmacodynamic tolerance: differential effects on the potency of dopamine transporter blockers, releasers, and methylphenidate. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2012 Jun; 37(7):1708-16. PMID: 22395730; PMCID: PMC3358740.
    27. Ferris MJ, Mateo Y, Roberts DC, Jones SR. Cocaine-insensitive dopamine transporters with intact substrate transport produced by self-administration. Biol Psychiatry. 2011 Feb 01; 69(3):201-7. PMID: 20801429; PMCID: PMC3012751.
    28. Ferris MJ, Frederick-Duus D, Fadel J, Mactutus CF, Booze RM. Hyperdopaminergic tone in HIV-1 protein treated rats and cocaine sensitization. J Neurochem. 2010 Nov; 115(4):885-96. PMID: 20796175; PMCID: PMC4041991.
    29. Ferris MJ, Frederick-Duus D, Fadel J, Mactutus CF, Booze RM. In vivo microdialysis in awake, freely moving rats demonstrates HIV-1 Tat-induced alterations in dopamine transmission. Synapse. 2009 Mar; 63(3):181-5. PMID: 19086089; PMCID: PMC3704183.
    30. Ferris MJ, Mactutus CF, Booze RM. Neurotoxic profiles of HIV, psychostimulant drugs of abuse, and their concerted effect on the brain: current status of dopamine system vulnerability in NeuroAIDS. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2008 Jul; 32(5):883-909. PMID: 18430470; PMCID: PMC2527205.
    31. Ferris MJ, Mactutus CF, Silvers JM, Hasselrot U, Beaudin SA, Strupp BJ, Booze RM. Sex mediates dopamine and adrenergic receptor expression in adult rats exposed prenatally to cocaine. Int J Dev Neurosci. 2007 Nov; 25(7):445-54. PMID: 17933484; PMCID: PMC3184889.
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