Selected Publications:

Maiya R, McMahon T, Wang D, Kanter B, Gandhi D, Chapman HL, Miller J, Messing RO. Selective chemical genetic inhibition of protein kinase C epsilon reduces ethanol consumption in mice. Neuropharmacology. 107:40-8. 2016.  PMCID: PMC4912951.

Pomrenze MB, Millan EZ, Hopf FW, Keiflin R, Maiya R, Blasio A, Dadgar J, Kharazia V, De Guglielmo G, Crawford E, Janak PH, George O, Rice KC, Messing RO. A transgenic rat for investigating the anatomy and function of corticotrophin releasing factor circuits. Front Neurosci. 9:487, 2015. PMCID: PMC4689854.

Maiya R, Mangieri RA, Morrisett RA, Heberlein U, Messing RO. A selective role for Lmo4 in cue-reward learning.  J Neurosci. 35(26):9638-47, 2015.  PMCID: PMC4589569.

Trudell JR, Messing RO, Mayfield J, Harris RA. Alcohol dependence: molecular and behavioral evidence. Trends Pharmacol. Sci. 35(7):317-323, 2014. PMCID: PMC4089033.

Seif T, Chang SJ, Simms JA, Gibb SL, Dadgar J, Chen BT, Harvey BK, Ron D, Messing RO, Bonci A, Hopf FW. Cortical activation of accumbens hyperpolarization-active NMDARs mediates aversion-resistant alcohol intake. Nat Neurosci. 16(8):1094-1100, 2013. PMCID: PMC3939030.

Ron D, Messing RO. Signaling Pathways Mediating Alcohol Effects. Curr. Top. Behav. Neurosci. 13:87-126, 2013. PMCID: PMC3684072.

Lee AM, Kanter BR, Wang D, Lim JP, Zou ME, Qiu C, McMahon T, Dadgar J, Fischbach-Weiss SC, Messing RO. Prkcz null mice show normal learning and memory. Nature. 493:416-419, 2013. PMCID: PMC3548047.

Lee AM and Messing RO. Protein kinase C epsilon modulates nicotine consumption and reward signals in the nucleus accumbens. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci USA. 108:16080-16085, 2011. PMCID: PMC3179040

Chou WH, Wang D, McMahon T, Qi ZH, Song M, Zhang C, Shokat KM, Messing RO. GABAA receptor trafficking is regulated by protein kinase C(epsilon) and the N-ethylmaleimide-sensitive factor. J Neurosci. 30(42):13955-13965, 2010. PMCID: PMC2994917.

Bajo M, Cruz MT, Siggins GR, Messing R, Roberto M. Protein kinase C epsilon mediation of CRF- and ethanol-induced GABA release in central amygdala. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 105(24):8410-8415, 2008. PMCID: PMC2448850.

Allen JJ, Brinkworth CS, Paulson JL, Davis RJ, Wang D, Chou WH, Messing RO, Burlingame AL, Shokat KM. A semi-synthetic epitope for kinase substrates. Nat. Methods. 4, 511-516, 2007.

Qi Z-H, Song M, Wallace MJ, Wang D, Newton PM, McMahon T, Zhang C, Shokat KM, Messing RO. Protein kinase C epsilon phosphorylation of γ2 subunits regulates GABAA receptor sensitivity to ethanol and benzodiazepines. J Biol Chem. 282:33052-33063, 2007.

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