Original Research

Poon K, Barson JR, Shi H, Chang GQ & Leibowitz SF (2016).Involvement of the CXCL12 System in the Stimulatory Effects of Prenatal Exposure to High-Fat Diet on Hypothalamic Orexigenic Peptides and Behavior in Offspring... Front Behav Neurosci, 11:91.

Poon K, Barson JR, Ho HT & Leibowitz SF (2016).Relationship of the Chemokine, CXCL12, to Effects of Dietary Fat on Feeding-Related Behaviors and Hypothalamic Neuropeptide Systems.. Front Behav Neurosci, 10:51.

Barson JR & Leibowitz SF (2015).GABA-induced inactivation of thalamic paraventricular nucleus subregions has distinct effects on emotional behavior. Neurosci Lett, 609, 92-6.

Poon K, Alam M, Karatayev O, Barson JR & Leibowitz SF (2015). Regulation of the orexigenic neuropeptide, enkepahlin, by PPAR δ and fatty acids in neurons of the hypothalamus and forebrain. J Neurochem, 153(5), 918-31.

Barson JR, Poon K, Ho HT, Alam M, Sanzalone L & Leibowitz SF (2017). Substance P in the anterior thalamic paraventricular nucleus: Role in ethanol drinking in relation to orexin from the hypothalamus. Addict Biol, 22(1), 58-69.

Barson JR, Ho HT & Leibowitz SF (2015). Anterior thalamic paraventricular nucleus is involved in intermittent access ethanol drinking: Role of orexin receptor 2. Addict Biol, 20(3), 469-81.

Poon K, Ho HT, Barson JR & Leibowitz SF (2014). Stimulatory role of the chemokine CCL2 in migration and peptide expression of hypothalamic neurons. J Neurochem, 131(4), 509-20.


Chen Y-W, Barson JR, Chen A, Hoebel BG & Leibowitz SF (2014). Hypothalamic peptides controlling alcohol intake: Differential effects on microstructure of drinking bouts. Alcohol, 48(7), 657-64.

Chang G-Q, Karatayev O, Barson JR, Liang, SC, & Leibowitz SF (2014). Common effects of fat, ethanol, and nicotine on enkephalin in discrete areas of the brain. Neuroscience, 277, 665-78.

Chen Y-W, Morganstern I, Barson JR, Hoebel BG & Leibowitz SF (2014). Differential role of D1 and D2 receptors in the perifornical lateral hypothalamus in controlling ethanol drinking and food intake: Possible interaction with local orexin neurons. Alcohol Clin Exp Res, 38(3), 777-86.

Poon K, Mandava S, Chen K, Barson JR, Buschlen S & Leibowitz SF (2013). Prenatal exposure to dietary fat induces changes in the transcriptional factors, TEF and YAP, which may stimulate differentiation of peptide neurons in rat hypothalamus. PLOS ONE, 8(10), e77668.

Chen Y-W, Barson JR, Chen A, Hoebel BG & Leibowitz SF (2013). Opioids in the perifornical lateral hypothalamus suppress ethanol drinking. Alcohol, 47(1), 31-8.

Chen Y-W, Barson JR, Chen A, Hoebel BG & Leibowitz SF (2013). Glutamatergic input to the lateral hypothalamus stimulates ethanol intake: Role of orexin and melanin-concentrating hormone. Alcohol Clin Exp Res, 37(1), 123-31.

Barson JR, Fagan SE, Chang G-Q & Leibowitz SF (2013). Neurochemical heterogeneity of rats predicted by different measures to be high ethanol consumers. Alcohol Clin Exp Res, 37(S1), E141-51.

Poon K, Barson JR, Fagan SE & Leibowitz SF (2012). Developmental changes in embryonic hypothalamic neurons during prenatal fat exposure. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab, 303(3), E432-41.

Chang G-Q, Karatayev O, Liang SC, Barson JR & Leibowitz SF (2012). Prenatal ethanol exposure stimulates neurogenesis in hypothalamic and limbic peptide systems: Possible mechanism for offspring ethanol overconsumption. Neuroscience, 222, 417-28.

Barson JR, Karatayev O, Gaysinskaya O, Chang G-Q & Leibowitz SF (2012). Effect of dietary fatty acid composition on food intake, triglycerides, and hypothalamic peptides. Regul Pept, 173(1-3), 13-20.

Rada P, Avena NM, Barson JR, Hoebel BG & Leibowitz SF (2012). A high-fat meal, or intraperitoneal administration of a fat emulsion, increases extracellular dopamine in the nucleus accumbens. Brain Sci, 2(2), 242-53.

Bocarsly ME, Barson JR, Hauca J, Hoebel BG, Leibowitz SF & Avena NM (2012). Effects of perinatal exposure to palatable diets on body weight and sensitivity to drugs of abuse in rats. Physiol Behav, 107(4), 568-75.

Barson JR, Chang G-Q, Poon K, Morganstern I & Leibowitz SF (2011). Galanin and the orexin 2 receptor as possible regulators of enkephalin in the PVN: Relation to dietary fat. Neuroscience, 193, 10-20.

Rada PV, Bocarsly ME, Barson JR, Hoebel BG & Leibowitz SF (2010). Reduced accumbens dopamine in Sprague-Dawley rats prone to overeating a fat-rich diet. Physiol Behav, 101(3), 394-400.

Morganstern I, Chang G-Q, Chen Y-W, Barson JR, Zhiyu Y, Hoebel BG & Leibowitz SF (2010). Role of melanin-concentrating hormone in the control of ethanol consumption: Region-specific effects revealed by expression and injection studies. Physiol Behav, 101(4), 428-37.

Chang G-Q, Karatayev O, Barson JR, Chang S-Y & Leibowitz SF (2010). Increased enkephalin in rats prone to overconsuming a fat-rich diet. Physiol Behav, 101(3), 360-9.

Karatayev O, Barson JR, Carr AJ, Baylan J, Chen Y-W & Leibowitz SF (2010). Predictors of ethanol consumption in Sprague-Dawley rats: Relation to hypothalamic peptides that stimulate ethanol intake. Alcohol, 44(4), 323-334.

Morganstern I, Chang G-Q, Barson JR, Ye Z, Karatayev O & Leibowitz SF (2010). Differential effects of acute and chronic ethanol exposure on orexin expression in the perifornical lateral hypothalamus. Alcohol Clin Exp Res, 34(5), 886-96.

Chang G-Q, Barson JR, Karatayev O, Chang S-Y, Chen Y-W & Leibowitz SF (2010). Effect of chronic ethanol on enkephalin in the hypothalamus and extra-hypothalamic areas. Alcohol Clin Exp Res, 34(5), 761-70.

Barson JR, Carr AJ, Soun JE, Sobhani NC, Leibowitz SF & Hoebel BG (2010). Opioids in the hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus stimulate ethanol intake. Alcohol Clin Exp Res, 34(2), 214-22.

Rada PV, Barson JR, Leibowitz SF & Hoebel BG (2009). Opioids in the hypothalamus control dopamine and acetylcholine levels in the nucleus accumbens. Brain Res, 1312, 1-9.

Karatayev O, Barson JR, Chang G-Q & Leibowitz SF (2009). Hypothalamic injection of non-opioid peptides increases gene expression of the opioid enkephalin in hypothalamic and mesolimbic nuclei: Possible mechanism underlying their behavioral effects. Peptides, 30(12), 2423-31.

Barson JR, Carr AJ, Soun JE, Sobhani NC, Leibowitz SF & Hoebel BG (2009). Opioids in the nucleus accumbens stimulate ethanol intake. Physiol Behav, 98(4), 453-9.

Barson JR, Karatayev O, Chang G-Q, Johnson DF, Bocarsly ME, Hoebel BG & Leibowitz SF (2009). Positive relationship between dietary fat, ethanol intake, triglycerides, and hypothalamic peptides: Counteraction by lipid-lowering drugs. Alcohol, 42(6), 433-41.

Fornal CA, Stevens J, Barson JR, Blakley GG, Patterson-Buckendahl P & Jacobs BL (2007). Delayed suppression of hippocampal cell proliferation in rats following inescapable shocksBrain Res, 1130, 48-53.