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Commons Laboratory | Recent Publications



  • Bajic, D and KG Commons. Visualizing acute pain-morphine interactions in descending monoamine pain modulatory rathways with Fos. Brain Research, 2010; 1306:29-38.
  • Bajic, D and KG Commons. Acute noxious stimulation modifies morphine effect in serotonergic and not dopaminergic midbrain areas. Neuroscience. 2010; 166(2):720-9.
  • Commons KG. Neural circuits linking substance P neurotransmission and addiction. [Invited Review]. Brain Research, Feb 16;1314:175-82.


  • Commons KG. Locally collateralizing glutamate neurons responsive to substance P in the dorsal raphe nucleus contain vesicular glutamate transporter 3 (VGLUT3). Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy, 2009; 38(4):273-81.
  • Cummings, KJ, KG Commons, KC Fan, A Li and EE Nattie. Severe spontaneous bradycardia in rat pups with fewer brainstem 5-HT neurons. American Journal of Physiology: Regulative, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, 2009; 296(6):R1783-96.
  • Commons, KG, and M. Serock. Coincidence of neurokinin 1 receptor with the vesicular glutatmate transporter 3 in the rat forebrain. Neuroscience Letters, 2009; 464(3):188-92.


  • Commons, KG. Subcellular localization of the alpha4 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor subunit in the rat dorsal raphe nucleus. Neuroscience 153(3):851-9.
  • Commons, KG. Evidence for topographically organized endogenous 5-HT-1A receptor dependent feedback inhibition of the ascending serotonin system. European Journal of Neuroscience. 27 (10):2611-8.


  • Reyes BA, Johnson AD, Glaser JD, Commons KG, Van Bockstaele EJ. Dynorphin-containing axons directly innervate noradrenergic neurons in the rat nucleus locus coeruleus. Neuroscience. 2007; 145(3):1077-86.
  • Evans JM; Bey V, Burkey AR, Commons KG. Organization of Endogenous Opioids in the Rostral Agranular Insular Cortex of the Rat. J Comp Neurol, 2007; 500(3):530-41.


  • Cucchiaro G, Chaijale N, Commons KG. The Locus Coeruleus Nucleus as a Site of Action of the Antinoceptive and Behavioral Effects of the Nicotinic Receptor Agoinst, Epibatidine. Neuropharmacology. 2006; 50(7):769-76.


  • Commons KG, Beck SG, Bey VW. Two populations of glutamatergic axons in the rat dorsal raphe nucleus defined by the vesicular glutamate transporters 1 and 2. Eur J Neurosci. 2005;21(6):1577-86.
  • Cucchiaro G, Chaijale N, Commons KG. The Dorsal Raphe Nucleus as a Site of Action of the Antinociceptive and Behavioral Effects of the Alpha4 Nicotinic Receptor Agonist, Epibatidine. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2005;313(1):389-94.


  • Wang X, Douglas SD, Commons KG, Pleasure DE, Lai J, Ho C, Bannerman P, Williams M, Ho W. A non-peptide substance P antagonist (CP-96,345) inhibits morphine-induced NF-kappa B promoter activation in human NT2-N neurons. J Neurosci Res. 2004;75(4):544-53.


  • Roche M, Commons KG, Peoples A, Valentino RJ. Circuitry underlying regulation of the serotonergic system by swim stress. J Neurosci. 2003;23(3):970-7.
  • Valentino RJ, Bey V, Pernar L, Commons KG. Substance P Acts through local circuits within the rat dorsal raphe nucleus to alter serotonergic neuronal activity. J Neurosci. 2003;23(18):7155-9.
  • Cucchiaro G, Commons KG. Alpha 4 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor subunit links cholinergic to brainstem monoaminergic neurotransmission. Synapse. 2003;49(3):195-205.
  • Commons KG. Translocation of presynaptic delta opioid receptors in the ventrolateral periaqueductal gray after swim stress. J Comp Neurol. 2003;464(2):197-207.
  • Commons KG, Connolley KR, Valentino RJ. A neurochemically distinct dorsal raphe-limbic circuit with a potential role in affective disorders. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2003;28(2):206-15.

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