Affiliation: Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
Dluzen D, Muraoka S, Engelmann M, Ebner K, Landgraf R. Oxytocin induces preservation of social recognition in male rats by activating alpha-adrenoceptors of the olfactory bulb. Eur J Neurosci. 2000;12:760-6 pubmed
..Accordingly, this model affords the opportunity to study neuropeptide-catecholamine interactions, link these interactions with a specific behavioural outcome and identify a novel function/site of action for oxytocin in the male. ..
Dluzen D, McDermott J. Sex differences in dopamine- and vesicular monoamine-transporter functions. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2008;1139:140-50 pubmed publisher
Dluzen D, McDermott J, Darvesh A. Relationships among gender, age, time, and temperature in methamphetamine-induced striatal dopaminergic neurotoxicity. Neuroscience. 2010;167:985-93 pubmed publisher
Dluzen D, Ji J, McDermott J. Age-related changes in nigrostriatal dopaminergic function in heterozygous mutant dopamine transporter knock-out mice. Neurosci Lett. 2010;476:66-9 pubmed publisher
..These findings reveal the significance of interactions between a mutation of the dopamine transporter and aging upon NSDA function and the importance of isolating such variables when using knock-out models. ..
Dluzen D, Park J, Kim K. Modulation of olfactory bulb tyrosine hydroxylase and catecholamine transporter mRNA by estrogen. Brain Res Mol Brain Res. 2002;108:121-8 pubmed
Dluzen D, Liu B. Gender differences in methamphetamine use and responses: a review. Gend Med. 2008;5:24-35 pubmed
..However, these gender differences oftentimes are given only a cursory consideration in the analyses of these MA effects...
Dluzen D, Bhatt S, McDermott J. Differences in reserpine-induced striatal dopamine output and content between female and male mice: implications for sex differences in vesicular monoamine transporter 2 function. Neuroscience. 2008;154:1488-96 pubmed publisher
..Such differences in VMAT2 function may be related to the gender differences observed in conditions like Parkinson's disease and drug addiction. ..