Roberto I. Melendez, Ph.D.

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2003 Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, United States 
Area:
alcohol, neurobiology, addiction
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James M. Murphy grad student 2003 Purdue
 (Involvement of the mesopallidal dopamine system in the biological and reinforcing effects of ethanol.)
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Melendez RI, Roman C, Capo-Velez CM, et al. (2015) Decreased glial and synaptic glutamate uptake in the striatum of HIV-1 gp120 transgenic mice. Journal of Neurovirology
Root DH, Melendez RI, Zaborszky L, et al. (2015) The ventral pallidum: Subregion-specific functional anatomy and roles in motivated behaviors. Progress in Neurobiology. 130: 29-70
Lopez MF, Griffin WC, Melendez RI, et al. (2012) Repeated cycles of chronic intermittent ethanol exposure leads to the development of tolerance to aversive effects of ethanol in C57BL/6J mice. Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research. 36: 1180-7
Melendez RI, McGinty JF, Kalivas PW, et al. (2012) Brain region-specific gene expression changes after chronic intermittent ethanol exposure and early withdrawal in C57BL/6J mice. Addiction Biology. 17: 351-64
Knackstedt LA, Melendez RI, Kalivas PW. (2010) Ceftriaxone restores glutamate homeostasis and prevents relapse to cocaine seeking. Biological Psychiatry. 67: 81-4
Pacchioni AM, Vallone J, Melendez RI, et al. (2007) Nrf2 gene deletion fails to alter psychostimulant-induced behavior or neurotoxicity. Brain Research. 1127: 26-35
Melendez RI, Middaugh LD, Kalivas PW. (2006) Development of an alcohol deprivation and escalation effect in C57BL/6J mice. Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research. 30: 2017-25
Moran MM, McFarland K, Melendez RI, et al. (2005) Cystine/glutamate exchange regulates metabotropic glutamate receptor presynaptic inhibition of excitatory transmission and vulnerability to cocaine seeking. The Journal of Neuroscience : the Official Journal of the Society For Neuroscience. 25: 6389-93
Melendez RI, Hicks MP, Cagle SS, et al. (2005) Ethanol exposure decreases glutamate uptake in the nucleus accumbens. Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research. 29: 326-33
Melendez RI, Vuthiganon J, Kalivas PW. (2005) Regulation of extracellular glutamate in the prefrontal cortex: focus on the cystine glutamate exchanger and group I metabotropic glutamate receptors. The Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. 314: 139-47
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