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Rong Chen, PhD

Rong Chen, PhD - Selected Publications

Chen R, Han DD, Gu HH (2005) A triple mutation in the second transmembrane domain of mouse dopamine transporter markedly decreases sensitivity to cocaine and methylphenidate.  Journal of Neurochemistry, 94: 352-359.

Chen R, Wu X, Wei H, Han DD, Gu HH (2006) Molecular cloning and functional characterization of dopamine transporter from Eloria noyesi, a caterpillar pest of cocaine-rich coca plants.  Gene, 366: 152-60.

Chen R, Tilley MR, Wei H, Zhou F, Zhou FM, Ching S, Quan N, Stephens RL, Hill ER, Nottoli T, Han DD, Gu HH (2006) Abolished cocaine reward in mice with cocaine-insensitive dopamine transporter.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 103: 9333-9338.

Chen R, Wei H, Chen L, Han DD, Gu HH (2007) Demonstration of a cross-link between two cysteines in the second extracellular loop of a mutant Drosophila dopamine transporter.  Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, 298: 41-48.  

Chen R, Zhang M, Park S, Gnegy ME (2007) Mouse strain-dependent locomotor stimulation and dopamine efflux induced by amphetamine treatments.  Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior, 87: 158-163.

Furman CA, Chen R, Guptaroy B, Zhang M, Holz RW, Gnegy ME (2009) Use of total internal reflection-fluorescent microscopy (TIRFM) to monitor and quantify real-time substrate mediated dopamine transporter trafficking.  Journal of Neuroscience, 29: 3328-3336.

Chen R, Furman CA, Zhang M., Kim MN., Gereau RW IV, Leitges M, and Gnegy ME (2009) Protein kinase Cβ is a critical regulator of dopamine transporter trafficking and regulates the behavioral response to amphetamine in mice. Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, 328: 912-920.

Chen R, Furman CA, Gnegy ME (2010) Dopamine transporter trafficking: Rapid response on demand.  Future Neurology, 5: 123-134.

Kaur K, Parra S, Chen R, Charbeneau RA, Wade SM, Jay PY, Neubig RR (2012) Gαi2 signaling: Friend or foe in cardiac injury and heart failure .  Naunyn-Schmiedeberg Archives of Pharmacology, 385: 443-453.

Chen R, Daining CP, Sun H, Luderman KD, Fraser R, Stokes, S, Leitges, M, Gnegy ME (2013) Protein kinase Cβ is a modulator of the dopamine D2 autoreceptor-activated trafficking of dopamine transporter.  Journal of Neurochemistry, 125: 663-672.

Calipari ES, Sun H, Eldeeb K, Luessen DJ, Feng X, Howlett AC, Jones SR, Chen R (2014) Amphetamine self-administration attenuates dopamine D2 autoreceptor function.  Neuropsychopharmacology, 39: 1833-1842.  PMCID: PMC4059891.

Chen R, Hemby SE (2014).  Dysregulation of RGS proteins by psychostimulants.  Journal of Addiction and Prevention, 2: 1-7.

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