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Selected Publications

Dorsal periaqueductal gray-amygdala pathway conveys both innate and learned fear responses in rats. Kim EJ, Horovitz O, Pellman BA, Tan LM, Li Q, Richter-Levin G, Kim JJ. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Sep 3;110(36):14795-800

Age and sex-dependent differences in activity, plasticity and response to stress in the dentate gyrus.Zitman FM, Richter-Levin G. Neuroscience. 2013 Sep 26;249:21-30.

Different patterns of amygdala priming differentially affect dentate gyrus plasticity and corticosterone, but not CA1 plasticity. Vouimba RM, Richter-Levin G. Front Neural Circuits. 2013;7:80.

Priming stimulation of basal but not lateral amygdala affects long-term potentiation in the rat dentate gyrus in vivo. Li Z, Richter-Levin G. Neuroscience. 2013 Aug 29;246:13-21.

Hypothalamic corticotropin-releasing factor is centrally involved in learning under moderate stress. Lucas M, Chen A, Richter-Levin G. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2013 Aug;38(9):1825-32.

A rat model of pre-puberty (Juvenile) stress-induced predisposition to stress-related disorders: Sex similarities and sex differences in effects and symptoms. Horovitz O, Tsoory MM, Yovell Y, Richter-Levin G.World J Biol Psychiatry. 2012 Dec 17.

Selective increase in the association of the β2 adrenergic receptor, β Arrestin-1 and p53 with Mdm2 in the ventral hippocampus one month after underwater trauma. Sood R, Ritov G, Richter-Levin G, Barki-Harrington L. Behav Brain Res. 2013 Mar 1;240:26-8.

Stimulus intensity-dependent modulations of hippocampal long-term potentiation by basolateral amygdala priming. Li Z, Richter-Levin G. Front Cell Neurosci. 2012;6:21.

Post-weaning to pre-pubertal ('juvenile') stress: a model of induced predisposition to stress-related disorders. Horovitz O, Tsoory MM, Hall J, Jacobson-Pick S, Richter-Levin G. Neuroendocrinology. 2012;95(1):56-64.

Short- and long-term effects of juvenile stressor exposure on the expression of GABAA receptor subunits in rats. Jacobson-Pick S, Richter-Levin G. Stress. 2012 Jul;15(4):416-24.

Emotional tagging--a simple hypothesis in a complex reality. Bergado JA, Lucas M, Richter-Levin G.Prog Neurobiol. 2011 Jun;94(1):64-76.

Emotional memory formation under lower versus higher stress conditions.Kogan I, Richter-Levin G. Front Behav Neurosci. 2010;4:183.

Differential impact of juvenile stress and corticosterone in juvenility and in adulthood, in male and female rats. Jacobson-Pick S, Richter-Levin G. Behav Brain Res. 2010 Dec 25;214(2):268-76.

"Juvenile stress" alters maturation-related changes in expression of the neural cell adhesion molecule L1 in the limbic system: relevance for stress-related psychopathologies. Tsoory MM, Guterman A, Richter-Levin G. J Neurosci Res. 2010 Feb 1;88(2):369-80.

From high anxiety trait to depression: a neurocognitive hypothesis. Sandi C, Richter-Levin G. Trends Neurosci. 2009 Jun;32(6):312-20.

Enriched environment experience overcomes learning deficits and depressive-like behavior induced by juvenile stress. Ilin Y, Richter-Levin G. PLoS One. 2009;4(1):e4329.

ERK2 and CREB activation in the amygdala when an event is remembered as "Fearful" and not when it is remembered as "Instructive". Ilin Y, Richter-Levin G. J Neurosci Res. 2009 Jun;87(8):1823-31.

Factors that determine the non-linear amygdala influence on hippocampus-dependent memory. Akirav I, Richter-Levin G. Dose Response. 2006 Jun 20;4(1):22-37.

Juvenile stress-induced alteration of maturation of the GABAA receptor alpha subunit in the rat. Jacobson-Pick S, Elkobi A, Vander S, Rosenblum K, Richter-Levin G. Int J Neuropsychopharmacol. 2008 Nov;11(7):891-903.

Exposure to forced swim stress alters local circuit activity and plasticity in the dentate gyrus of the hippocampus. Yarom O, Maroun M, Richter-Levin G. Neural Plast. 2008;2008:194097.

Activation pattern of the limbic system following spatial learning under stress. Kogan I, Richter-Levin G. Eur J Neurosci. 2008 Feb;27(3):715-22.

Amygdala modulation of memory-related processes in the hippocampus: potential relevance to PTSD. Tsoory MM, Vouimba RM, Akirav I, Kavushansky A, Avital A, Richter-Levin G. Prog Brain Res. 2008;167:35-51. Review.

Exposure to stressors during juvenility disrupts development-related alterations in the PSA-NCAM to NCAM expression ratio: potential relevance for mood and anxiety disorders. Tsoory M, Guterman A, Richter-Levin G. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2008 Jan;33(2):378-93.