S M Nicola

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Dopaminergic modulation of neuronal excitability in the striatum and nucleus accumbens
    S M Nicola
    Department of Neurology, University of California at San Francisco 94143, USA
    Annu Rev Neurosci 23:185-215. 2000
  2. ncbi request reprint The nucleus accumbens as part of a basal ganglia action selection circuit
    Saleem M Nicola
    Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center, University of California, San Francisco, 5858 Horton St, Ste 200, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 191:521-50. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Nucleus accumbens dopamine release is necessary and sufficient to promote the behavioral response to reward-predictive cues
    S M Nicola
    Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center, University of California, San Francisco, 5858 Horton Street, Suite 200, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
    Neuroscience 135:1025-33. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Contrast enhancement: a physiological effect of striatal dopamine?
    Saleem M Nicola
    Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center, University of California, San Francisco, 5858 Horton St, Ste 200, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
    Cell Tissue Res 318:93-106. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Firing rate of nucleus accumbens neurons is dopamine-dependent and reflects the timing of cocaine-seeking behavior in rats on a progressive ratio schedule of reinforcement
    S M Nicola
    Center for the Neurobiological Investigation of Drug Abuse, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    J Neurosci 20:5526-37. 2000
  6. ncbi request reprint Cue-evoked firing of nucleus accumbens neurons encodes motivational significance during a discriminative stimulus task
    Saleem M Nicola
    Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center, University of California, San Francisco, Emeryville 94608, USA
    J Neurophysiol 91:1840-65. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Firing of nucleus accumbens neurons during the consummatory phase of a discriminative stimulus task depends on previous reward predictive cues
    Saleem M Nicola
    Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center, University of California, San Francisco, Emeryville 94608, USA
    J Neurophysiol 91:1866-82. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint The ventral tegmental area is required for the behavioral and nucleus accumbens neuronal firing responses to incentive cues
    Irene A Yun
    Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center, University of California, San Francisco, Emeryville, California 94608, USA
    J Neurosci 24:2923-33. 2004
  9. pmc Dorsomedial prefrontal cortex contribution to behavioral and nucleus accumbens neuronal responses to incentive cues
    Akinori Ishikawa
    Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center and Department of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco, Emeryville, California 94608, USA
    J Neurosci 28:5088-98. 2008
  10. pmc Basolateral amygdala neurons facilitate reward-seeking behavior by exciting nucleus accumbens neurons
    Frederic Ambroggi
    Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center, Wheeler Center for the Neurobiology of Addiction, and Department of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
    Neuron 59:648-61. 2008

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Publications15

  1. ncbi request reprint Dopaminergic modulation of neuronal excitability in the striatum and nucleus accumbens
    S M Nicola
    Department of Neurology, University of California at San Francisco 94143, USA
    Annu Rev Neurosci 23:185-215. 2000
    ..These studies make clear predictions about how dopamine, particularly via D1 receptor activation, should alter the responsiveness of striatal neurons to extrinsic excitatory synaptic activity...
  2. ncbi request reprint The nucleus accumbens as part of a basal ganglia action selection circuit
    Saleem M Nicola
    Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center, University of California, San Francisco, 5858 Horton St, Ste 200, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 191:521-50. 2007
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Nucleus accumbens dopamine release is necessary and sufficient to promote the behavioral response to reward-predictive cues
    S M Nicola
    Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center, University of California, San Francisco, 5858 Horton Street, Suite 200, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
    Neuroscience 135:1025-33. 2005
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Contrast enhancement: a physiological effect of striatal dopamine?
    Saleem M Nicola
    Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center, University of California, San Francisco, 5858 Horton St, Ste 200, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
    Cell Tissue Res 318:93-106. 2004
    ..Here, we review the electrophysiological evidence for this hypothesis and discuss potential cellular mechanisms by which dopamine-mediated contrast enhancement could occur...
  5. ncbi request reprint Firing rate of nucleus accumbens neurons is dopamine-dependent and reflects the timing of cocaine-seeking behavior in rats on a progressive ratio schedule of reinforcement
    S M Nicola
    Center for the Neurobiological Investigation of Drug Abuse, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    J Neurosci 20:5526-37. 2000
    ..Our results suggest that the firing of NAc cells reflects changes in cocaine levels and thereby contributes to the temporal spacing of self-administration and to the cessation of responding at breakpoint...
  6. ncbi request reprint Cue-evoked firing of nucleus accumbens neurons encodes motivational significance during a discriminative stimulus task
    Saleem M Nicola
    Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center, University of California, San Francisco, Emeryville 94608, USA
    J Neurophysiol 91:1840-65. 2004
    ..These results are consistent with the hypothesis that the firing of subpopulations of NAc neurons encode both the predictive value of environmental stimuli and the specific motor behaviors required to respond to them...
  7. ncbi request reprint Firing of nucleus accumbens neurons during the consummatory phase of a discriminative stimulus task depends on previous reward predictive cues
    Saleem M Nicola
    Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center, University of California, San Francisco, Emeryville 94608, USA
    J Neurophysiol 91:1866-82. 2004
    ..These findings are consistent with a contribution of NAc neurons to both reward consummatory and reward seeking behavior...
  8. ncbi request reprint The ventral tegmental area is required for the behavioral and nucleus accumbens neuronal firing responses to incentive cues
    Irene A Yun
    Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center, University of California, San Francisco, Emeryville, California 94608, USA
    J Neurosci 24:2923-33. 2004
    ..Our findings suggest a neural mechanism by which the dopamine-dependent firing of NAc neurons mediates goal-directed behavior...
  9. pmc Dorsomedial prefrontal cortex contribution to behavioral and nucleus accumbens neuronal responses to incentive cues
    Akinori Ishikawa
    Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center and Department of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco, Emeryville, California 94608, USA
    J Neurosci 28:5088-98. 2008
    ..These findings indicate that cue-evoked excitations and inhibitions of NAc core neurons depend on dmPFC projections to the NAc and that these phasic changes contribute to the behavioral response to reward-predictive cues...
  10. pmc Basolateral amygdala neurons facilitate reward-seeking behavior by exciting nucleus accumbens neurons
    Frederic Ambroggi
    Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center, Wheeler Center for the Neurobiology of Addiction, and Department of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
    Neuron 59:648-61. 2008
    ..These results indicate that BLA input is required for dopamine to enhance the cue-evoked firing of NAc neurons and that this enhanced firing promotes reward-seeking behavior...
  11. pmc Contributions of the amygdala and medial prefrontal cortex to incentive cue responding
    A Ishikawa
    Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center, University of California, San Francisco, 5858 Horton Street, Suite 200, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
    Neuroscience 155:573-84. 2008
    ..These findings demonstrate that the BLA and dmPFC facilitate cue-evoked reward-seeking, whereas, in the same task the vmPFC exerts inhibitory control over unrewarded behaviors...
  12. ncbi request reprint Dissociation of the role of nucleus accumbens dopamine in responding to reward-predictive cues and waiting for reward
    Ken T Wakabayashi
    Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center, University of California, San Francisco, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
    Behav Brain Res 154:19-30. 2004
    ..These results suggest that waiting for reward without increased caloric energy expenditure does not require NAc dopamine...
  13. ncbi request reprint Contrasting effects of dopamine and glutamate receptor antagonist injection in the nucleus accumbens suggest a neural mechanism underlying cue-evoked goal-directed behavior
    Irene A Yun
    Neuroscience Graduate Program, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Eur J Neurosci 20:249-63. 2004
    ....
  14. ncbi request reprint Ventral tegmental area neurons in learned appetitive behavior and positive reinforcement
    Howard L Fields
    Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center and Wheeler Center for the Neurobiology of Addiction, University of California, San Francisco, Emeryville, California 94608, USA
    Annu Rev Neurosci 30:289-316. 2007
    ..Consequently, identifying the neurotransmitter content and projection target of VTA neurons recorded in vivo will be critical for determining their contribution to learned appetitive behaviors...
  15. pmc Cue-evoked encoding of movement planning and execution in the rat nucleus accumbens
    Sharif A Taha
    Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center, Department of Neurology, University of California San Francisco, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
    J Physiol 584:801-18. 2007
    ..These results are consistent with the hypothesis that a subpopulation of nucleus accumbens neurons contributes to the selection and execution of specific motivated behaviours...