Affiliation: University of Florida
Country: USA


  1. Rowland N, Atalayer D, Cervantez M, Minaya D, Splane E. Cost-based anorexia: A novel framework to model anorexia nervosa. Appetite. 2018;130:50-58 pubmed publisher
    ..In this article we discuss the merits of an alternate approach, cost-based anorexia (CBA). CBA is conceptually founded in behavioral economics and its magnitude is influenced by several relevant contextual aspects of feeding. ..
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    Rowland N, Goldstein B, Robertson K. Role of angiotensin in body fluid homeostasis of mice: fluid intake, plasma hormones, and brain Fos. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2003;284:R1586-94 pubmed
    ..ANG II appears to have a modified role in the behavioral response to fluid loss in mice compared with rats. ..
  3. Rowland N, Cervantez M, Robertson K. Restricted temporal access to food and anorexia in mice: Microstructure of eating within feeding opportunities. Appetite. 2016;96:621-627 pubmed publisher
    ..We discuss the role of effort or time in FUP-induced anorexia, and suggest this murine model may emulate some aspects of human anorexia nervosa better than current activity-based protocols. ..
  4. Rowland N, Crump E, Nguyen N, Robertson K, Sun Z, Booth R. Effect of (-)-trans-PAT, a novel 5-HT2C receptor agonist, on intake of palatable food in mice. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 2008;91:176-80 pubmed publisher
  5. Minaya D, Rowland N, Robertson K. Effect of day-night cycle on distribution of food intake and economic choice among imposed food opportunities in mice. Physiol Behav. 2016;164:395-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Mice consumed II food only if it was available during the dark phase. Food intake was strongly linked to the light:dark cycle, largely independent of food cost. ..
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    Rowland N, Mukherjee M, Robertson K. Effects of the cannabinoid receptor antagonist SR 141716, alone and in combination with dexfenfluramine or naloxone, on food intake in rats. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2001;159:111-6 pubmed
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    Rowland N, Cansler K, Kim E, Pawlik N, Robertson K. Flavor avoidance induced by LiCl and dexfenfluramine in rats and mice using nondeprivation protocols. Behav Neurosci. 2002;116:777-84 pubmed
    ..Compared with rats, mice required higher doses of these agents, avoidance was not complete after many pairings, and there was no generalization to the CS-...
  8. Rowland N, Schaub J, Robertson K, Andreasen A, Haskell Luevano C. Effect of MTII on food intake and brain c-Fos in melanocortin-3, melanocortin-4, and double MC3 and MC4 receptor knockout mice. Peptides. 2010;31:2314-7 pubmed publisher
    ..These data suggest that both receptor subtypes are involved in the behavioral action of MTII, and that the critical receptors are in different brain regions. ..
  9. Rowland N, Robertson K, Cadiz E, Kenney J, Kwiatkowski V. Action of a serotonergic anorectic in meal-fed mice working for food. Behav Pharmacol. 2012;23:560-6 pubmed publisher
    ..Within a meal, the effect of the drug was the greatest in the first half of the available time. Therefore, the anorectic effect of DNOR was modified by the concurrent cost of food...

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  1. Minaya D, Robertson K, Rowland N. Circadian and economic factors affect food acquisition in rats restricted to discrete feeding opportunities. Physiol Behav. 2017;181:10-15 pubmed publisher
    ..These data are discussed in terms of economic and Zeitgeber effects on consumption when food is available intermittently, and are contrasted with results from comparable protocols in mice. ..
  2. Rowland N, Cervantez M, Robertson K. Temporal relationships between food acquisition and voluntary exercise in mice. Behav Processes. 2017;145:37-43 pubmed publisher
    ..The results show that increased eating due to WR occurs concurrently with maximum running, and with no evidence of delayed compensation. ..