Heather G. Ward, Ph.D.

Affiliations: 
Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, United States 
Area:
neurobiology of eating
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Kenny J. Simansky grad student 2006 Drexel Medical School
 (Mapping of G-protein coupling reveals a specialized role for Mu opioid receptors in the parabrachial nucleus in the control of eating.)
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Denbleyker M, Nicklous DM, Wagner PJ, et al. (2009) Activating mu-opioid receptors in the lateral parabrachial nucleus increases c-Fos expression in forebrain areas associated with caloric regulation, reward and cognition. Neuroscience. 162: 224-33
Ward HG, Simansky KJ. (2006) Chronic prevention of mu-opioid receptor (MOR) G-protein coupling in the pontine parabrachial nucleus persistently decreases consumption of standard but not palatable food. Psychopharmacology. 187: 435-46
Ward HG, Nicklous DM, Aloyo VJ, et al. (2006) Mu-opioid receptor cellular function in the nucleus accumbens is essential for hedonically driven eating. The European Journal of Neuroscience. 23: 1605-13
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