Chris Pickering

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Affiliation: Uppsala University
Country: Sweden

Publications

  1. doi Withdrawal from free-choice high-fat high-sugar diet induces craving only in obesity-prone animals
    Chris Pickering
    Department of Neuroscience Functional Pharmacology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 204:431-43. 2009
  2. ncbi The role of hypothalamic peptide gene expression in alcohol self-administration behavior
    Chris Pickering
    Uppsala University, Department of Neuroscience, Division of Pharmacology, BMC, Box 593, SE 75124 Uppsala, Sweden
    Peptides 28:2361-71. 2007
  3. pmc The Adhesion GPCR GPR125 is specifically expressed in the choroid plexus and is upregulated following brain injury
    Chris Pickering
    Uppsala University, Department of Neuroscience, Functional Pharmacology, BMC, Box 593, SE 75124, Uppsala, Sweden
    BMC Neurosci 9:97. 2008
  4. doi Motivation for sucrose in sated rats is predicted by low anxiety-like behavior
    Johan Alsiö
    Department of Neuroscience, Functional Pharmacology, Uppsala University, BMC, Box 593, 751 24 Uppsala, Sweden
    Neurosci Lett 454:193-7. 2009
  5. doi A low ethanol dose affects all types of cells in mixed long-term embryonic cultures of the cerebellum
    Chris Pickering
    Functional Pharmacology, Department of Neuroscience, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    Basic Clin Pharmacol Toxicol 106:472-8. 2010
  6. doi MDMA (Ecstasy) decreases the number of neurons and stem cells in embryonic cortical cultures
    Anna M S Kindlundh-Högberg
    Department of Neuroscience, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    Cell Mol Neurobiol 30:13-21. 2010
  7. doi Two repeated maternal separation procedures differentially affect brain 5-hydroxytryptamine transporter and receptors in young and adult male and female rats
    Sadia Oreland
    Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences, Division of Pharmacology, Uppsala University, P O Box 591, SE 751 24 Uppsala, Sweden
    Brain Res 1305:S37-49. 2009
  8. doi Prolonged maternal separation decreases granule cell number in the dentate gyrus of 3-week-old male rats
    Sadia Oreland
    Uppsala University, Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences, Division of Pharmacology, Box 591, SE 75124 Uppsala, Sweden
    Int J Dev Neurosci 28:139-44. 2010
  9. ncbi Cue-induced behavioural activation: a novel model of alcohol craving?
    Chris Pickering
    Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Division of Drug Dependence Research, Karolinska Institutet, Building L4a 00, 171 76, Stockholm, Sweden
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 168:307-13. 2003
  10. ncbi Delayed access to alcohol accelerates self-administration of alcohol on a progressive ratio schedule
    Chris Pickering
    Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Division of Drug Dependence Research, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Basic Clin Pharmacol Toxicol 100:109-14. 2007

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Publications15

  1. doi Withdrawal from free-choice high-fat high-sugar diet induces craving only in obesity-prone animals
    Chris Pickering
    Department of Neuroscience Functional Pharmacology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 204:431-43. 2009
    ..Vulnerability for weight gain is an individual trait. Obese people undertake dieting, but permanent weight loss is difficult to attain due to repeated phases of relapse to excess consumption...
  2. ncbi The role of hypothalamic peptide gene expression in alcohol self-administration behavior
    Chris Pickering
    Uppsala University, Department of Neuroscience, Division of Pharmacology, BMC, Box 593, SE 75124 Uppsala, Sweden
    Peptides 28:2361-71. 2007
    ....
  3. pmc The Adhesion GPCR GPR125 is specifically expressed in the choroid plexus and is upregulated following brain injury
    Chris Pickering
    Uppsala University, Department of Neuroscience, Functional Pharmacology, BMC, Box 593, SE 75124, Uppsala, Sweden
    BMC Neurosci 9:97. 2008
    ..We also identified a Drosophila sequence, DmCG15744, which shares a common ancestor with the entire Group III of Adhesion GPCRs, and also contains Ig, LRR and HBD domains which were observed in mammalian GPR125...
  4. doi Motivation for sucrose in sated rats is predicted by low anxiety-like behavior
    Johan Alsiö
    Department of Neuroscience, Functional Pharmacology, Uppsala University, BMC, Box 593, 751 24 Uppsala, Sweden
    Neurosci Lett 454:193-7. 2009
    ..This connection may have implications for human situations, since anxiety and novelty-seeking have been associated with obesity and failure in weight-loss programs...
  5. doi A low ethanol dose affects all types of cells in mixed long-term embryonic cultures of the cerebellum
    Chris Pickering
    Functional Pharmacology, Department of Neuroscience, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    Basic Clin Pharmacol Toxicol 106:472-8. 2010
    ..In conclusion, chronic exposure to ethanol, even at small doses, dramatically and persistently affects normal development...
  6. doi MDMA (Ecstasy) decreases the number of neurons and stem cells in embryonic cortical cultures
    Anna M S Kindlundh-Högberg
    Department of Neuroscience, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    Cell Mol Neurobiol 30:13-21. 2010
    ....
  7. doi Two repeated maternal separation procedures differentially affect brain 5-hydroxytryptamine transporter and receptors in young and adult male and female rats
    Sadia Oreland
    Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences, Division of Pharmacology, Uppsala University, P O Box 591, SE 751 24 Uppsala, Sweden
    Brain Res 1305:S37-49. 2009
    ..The results suggest that MS15i is less suitable than MS15l to simulate a protective environment in studies of, for instance, ethanol addiction processes...
  8. doi Prolonged maternal separation decreases granule cell number in the dentate gyrus of 3-week-old male rats
    Sadia Oreland
    Uppsala University, Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences, Division of Pharmacology, Box 591, SE 75124 Uppsala, Sweden
    Int J Dev Neurosci 28:139-44. 2010
    ..Therefore, the maternal separation procedure affected development of the hippocampus directly at 3 weeks of age. The differences observed consequently place young MS360 animals in a vulnerable state for challenges later in life...
  9. ncbi Cue-induced behavioural activation: a novel model of alcohol craving?
    Chris Pickering
    Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Division of Drug Dependence Research, Karolinska Institutet, Building L4a 00, 171 76, Stockholm, Sweden
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 168:307-13. 2003
    ..OBJECTIVES. To develop a model to study the effects of environmental cues on alcohol consumption in animals not experiencing withdrawal or relapse...
  10. ncbi Delayed access to alcohol accelerates self-administration of alcohol on a progressive ratio schedule
    Chris Pickering
    Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Division of Drug Dependence Research, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Basic Clin Pharmacol Toxicol 100:109-14. 2007
    ..lever presses after the 5-min. delay compared to baseline. However, response cessation occurred 10 min. earlier in this delay session compared to baseline indicating that consumption was accelerated by delayed access to alcohol...
  11. ncbi To press or not to press? Differential receptor expression and response to novelty in rats learning an operant response for reward
    Chris Pickering
    Karolinska Institutet, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Division of Drug Dependence Research, L4a 00 Karolinska University Hospital, SE 17176 Stockholm, Sweden
    Neurobiol Learn Mem 87:181-91. 2007
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  12. ncbi Identification of neurotransmitter receptor genes involved in alcohol self-administration in the rat prefrontal cortex, hippocampus and amygdala
    Chris Pickering
    Karolinska Institutet, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Division of Drug Dependence Research, SE 17176, Stockholm, Sweden
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 31:53-64. 2007
    ..This study suggests that alcohol consumption in the early stages of acquisition depends on the genetic background of the individual and that the prefrontal cortex is particularly important in this behaviour...
  13. ncbi The effect of a competitive wrestling season on body weight, hydration, and muscular performance in collegiate wrestlers
    Thomas W Buford
    A B Harrison Human Performance Lab, Department of Athletics, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078, USA
    J Strength Cond Res 20:689-92. 2006
    ..Further research is warranted on what type of strength training program would most effectively reduce the decrements in strength associated with weight loss and the strain of a competitive season...
  14. ncbi Repeated maternal separation of male Wistar rats alters glutamate receptor expression in the hippocampus but not the prefrontal cortex
    Chris Pickering
    Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Division of Drug Dependence Research, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Brain Res 1099:101-8. 2006
    ..These findings suggest that prolonged maternal separation produces neuroadaptive changes in the hippocampus that may, at least partially, account for the behavioral deficits previously observed in this animal model...
  15. doi Sensitization to nicotine significantly decreases expression of GABA transporter GAT-1 in the medial prefrontal cortex
    Chris Pickering
    University of Gothenburg, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Section of Psychiatry and Neurochemistry, PO Box 410, SE 40530 Goteborg, Sweden
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 32:1521-6. 2008
    ..The GAT-1 findings also provide evidence for an alternative theory of why most schizophrenic individuals also use tobacco products...