JOSEPH THOMAS CURTIS

Summary

Affiliation: Oklahoma State University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Female prairie vole mate-choice is affected by the males' birth litter composition
    J Thomas Curtis
    Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, Tulsa, OK 74107, USA
    Physiol Behav 101:93-100. 2010
  2. pmc Chronic metals ingestion by prairie voles produces sex-specific deficits in social behavior: an animal model of autism
    J Thomas Curtis
    Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, 1111 W 17th Street, Tulsa, OK 74107, USA
    Behav Brain Res 213:42-9. 2010
  3. pmc Amphetamine effects in microtine rodents: a comparative study using monogamous and promiscuous vole species
    J T Curtis
    Program for Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA
    Neuroscience 148:857-66. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Dopamine and monogamy
    J Thomas Curtis
    Department of Psychology and Program in Neuroscience, Florida State University, 209 Copeland Ave, Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA
    Brain Res 1126:76-90. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Dopamine, oxytocin, and vasopressin receptor binding in the medial prefrontal cortex of monogamous and promiscuous voles
    Michael D Smeltzer
    Department of Psychology and Program in Neuroscience, Florida State University, Tallahassee, 32306 1270, USA
    Neurosci Lett 394:146-51. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Ventral tegmental area involvement in pair bonding in male prairie voles
    J Thomas Curtis
    Department of Psychology and Program in Neuroscience, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA
    Physiol Behav 86:338-46. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Nucleus accumbens dopamine differentially mediates the formation and maintenance of monogamous pair bonds
    Brandon J Aragona
    Department of Psychology and Program in Neuroscience, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 32306 1270, USA
    Nat Neurosci 9:133-9. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint A critical role for nucleus accumbens dopamine in partner-preference formation in male prairie voles
    Brandon J Aragona
    Department of Psychology and Program in Neuroscience, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 32306 1270, USA
    J Neurosci 23:3483-90. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Neuronal activation in the caudal brainstem associated with mating by voles
    J Thomas Curtis
    Department of Psychology and Program in Neuroscience, Florida State University, 32306 1270, Tallahassee, FL, USA
    Neurosci Lett 341:115-8. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Species differences in anxiety-related responses in male prairie and meadow voles: the effects of social isolation
    Jennifer R Stowe
    Department of Psychology and Program in Neuroscience, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA
    Physiol Behav 86:369-78. 2005

Research Grants

  1. Mid-Brain Modulation of Social Attachment
    Joseph Curtis; Fiscal Year: 2007

Collaborators

Detail Information

Publications12

  1. pmc Female prairie vole mate-choice is affected by the males' birth litter composition
    J Thomas Curtis
    Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, Tulsa, OK 74107, USA
    Physiol Behav 101:93-100. 2010
    ..These results suggest that some aspect of the perinatal experience of prairie vole pups from single sex litters can influence social interactions later in life...
  2. pmc Chronic metals ingestion by prairie voles produces sex-specific deficits in social behavior: an animal model of autism
    J Thomas Curtis
    Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, 1111 W 17th Street, Tulsa, OK 74107, USA
    Behav Brain Res 213:42-9. 2010
    ..These results suggest that metals exposure may contribute to the development of autism, possibly by interacting with central dopamine function, and support the use of prairie voles as a model organism in which to study autism...
  3. pmc Amphetamine effects in microtine rodents: a comparative study using monogamous and promiscuous vole species
    J T Curtis
    Program for Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA
    Neuroscience 148:857-66. 2007
    ..These results support suggestions that social attachment and substance abuse share a common neural substrate...
  4. ncbi request reprint Dopamine and monogamy
    J Thomas Curtis
    Department of Psychology and Program in Neuroscience, Florida State University, 209 Copeland Ave, Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA
    Brain Res 1126:76-90. 2006
    ..Finally, we describe possible interactions between social bonding and substance abuse...
  5. ncbi request reprint Dopamine, oxytocin, and vasopressin receptor binding in the medial prefrontal cortex of monogamous and promiscuous voles
    Michael D Smeltzer
    Department of Psychology and Program in Neuroscience, Florida State University, Tallahassee, 32306 1270, USA
    Neurosci Lett 394:146-51. 2006
    ..Differences in D(1)- and D(2)-like receptor binding between species are discussed in terms of how they might modulate cortical activity and subsequent DA release in the nucleus accumbens (NAcc)...
  6. ncbi request reprint Ventral tegmental area involvement in pair bonding in male prairie voles
    J Thomas Curtis
    Department of Psychology and Program in Neuroscience, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA
    Physiol Behav 86:338-46. 2005
    ..These results confirm a role for the VTA in partner preference formation in monogamous voles and extend the list of neurochemicals important in pair bonding to include glutamate and GABA...
  7. ncbi request reprint Nucleus accumbens dopamine differentially mediates the formation and maintenance of monogamous pair bonds
    Brandon J Aragona
    Department of Psychology and Program in Neuroscience, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 32306 1270, USA
    Nat Neurosci 9:133-9. 2006
    ..Thus, neuroplastic reorganization of the nucleus accumbens dopamine system is responsible for the enduring nature of monogamous pair bonding. Finally, we show that this system may also contribute to species-specific social organization...
  8. ncbi request reprint A critical role for nucleus accumbens dopamine in partner-preference formation in male prairie voles
    Brandon J Aragona
    Department of Psychology and Program in Neuroscience, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 32306 1270, USA
    J Neurosci 23:3483-90. 2003
    ..Together, our data support the hypothesis that NAcc DA is critical for pair-bond formation in male prairie voles...
  9. ncbi request reprint Neuronal activation in the caudal brainstem associated with mating by voles
    J Thomas Curtis
    Department of Psychology and Program in Neuroscience, Florida State University, 32306 1270, Tallahassee, FL, USA
    Neurosci Lett 341:115-8. 2003
    ..These results suggest that both GN and NTS comprise different functional components of mating circuitry and may contribute to pair bonding in monogamous voles...
  10. ncbi request reprint Species differences in anxiety-related responses in male prairie and meadow voles: the effects of social isolation
    Jennifer R Stowe
    Department of Psychology and Program in Neuroscience, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA
    Physiol Behav 86:369-78. 2005
    ..Together, these data indicate a neural circuit involved in mediating anxiety-associated behavior in voles, and that the functioning of this circuit is influenced by social environment differently between social and non-social species...
  11. ncbi request reprint Forebrain c-fos expression under conditions conducive to pair bonding in female prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster)
    J Thomas Curtis
    Department of Psychology and Neuroscience Program, Florida State University, 209 Copeland Avenue, Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA
    Physiol Behav 80:95-101. 2003
    ..We suggest that areas that show evidence of fos expression after sufficient time for pair bonding to occur may be important in the formation of associations between the partner and mating stimuli...
  12. ncbi request reprint Behavioral and neurochemical investigation of circadian time-place learning in the rat
    Brandon J Aragona
    Department of Psychology and Program in Neuroscience, Florida State University, Tallahassee 32306 1270, USA
    J Biol Rhythms 17:330-44. 2002
    ..Together, the data suggest that rats can learn the time-place discrimination under proper experimental conditions and that dopamine may play a role in the expression of this behavior...

Research Grants4

  1. Mid-Brain Modulation of Social Attachment
    Joseph Curtis; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The results of these studies will further our understanding of the brain circuitry involved in social attachment, and thus provide insights into the causes of a variety of human ailments. ..