Selected Publications


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

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 & Leibowitz SF (2016). Hypothalamic neuropeptide signaling in alcohol addiction. Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry, 65, 321-9.

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.

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.

Barson JR, Morganstern I & Leibowitz SF (2013). Complementary roles of orexin and melanin-concentrating hormone in feeding behavior. Int J Endocrinol, 2013(983964), 1-10.

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.

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.

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.

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.