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The Insula: A Brain Stimulation Target for the Treatment of Addiction.

Front Pharmacol 2019 2;10:720. Epub 2019 Jul 2.

Translational Addiction Research Laboratory, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, ON, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fphar.2019.00720DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6614510PMC
July 2019

Effects of disulfiram on choice behavior in a rodent gambling task: association with catecholamine levels.

Psychopharmacology (Berl) 2018 01 30;235(1):23-35. Epub 2017 Oct 30.

Translational Addiction Research Laboratory, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, University of Toronto, 33 Russell Street, Toronto, M5S 2S1, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00213-017-4744-0DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5750121PMC
January 2018

The Impact of Selective Dopamine D2, D3 and D4 Ligands on the Rat Gambling Task.

PLoS One 2015 9;10(9):e0136267. Epub 2015 Sep 9.

Translational Addiction Research Laboratory, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, University of Toronto, 33 Russell Street, Toronto, Canada M5S 2S1; Alcohol Research and Treatment Clinic, Addiction Medicine Services, Ambulatory Care and Structured Treatments, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, ON, Canada; Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, CAMH, Toronto, ON, Canada; Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; Department of Pharmacology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; Department of Psychiatry, Division of Brain and Therapeutics, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.

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http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0136267PLOS
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4564230PMC
May 2016

Differential Involvement of the Agranular vs Granular Insular Cortex in the Acquisition and Performance of Choice Behavior in a Rodent Gambling Task.

Neuropsychopharmacology 2015 Nov 8;40(12):2832-42. Epub 2015 May 8.

Translational Addiction Research Laboratory, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, University of Toronto. Toronto, ON, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/npp.2015.133DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4864659PMC
November 2015

Involvement of the caudal granular insular cortex in alcohol self-administration in rats.

Behav Brain Res 2015 Oct 22;293:203-7. Epub 2015 Jul 22.

Translational Addiction Research Laboratory, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont., Canada; Alcohol Research and Treatment Clinic, Addiction Medicine Services, Ambulatory Care and Structured Treatments, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ont., Canada; Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ont., Canada; Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont., Canada; Department of Pharmacology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont., Canada; Department of Psychiatry, Division of Brain and Therapeutics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont., Canada; Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont., Canada. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbr.2015.07.044DOI Listing
October 2015

Involvement of the rostral agranular insular cortex in nicotine self-administration in rats.

Behav Brain Res 2015 Sep 28;290:77-83. Epub 2015 Apr 28.

Translational Addiction Research Laboratory, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; Alcohol Research and Treatment Clinic, Addiction Medicine Services, Ambulatory Care and Structured Treatments, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, ON, Canada; Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, ON, Canada; Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; Department of Pharmacology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; Department of Psychiatry, Division of Brain and Therapeutics, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbr.2015.04.039DOI Listing
September 2015

Dopamine D3 receptors in the basolateral amygdala and the lateral habenula modulate cue-induced reinstatement of nicotine seeking.

Neuropsychopharmacology 2014 Dec 7;39(13):3049-58. Epub 2014 Jul 7.

1] Translational Addiction Research Laboratory, Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada [2] Departments of Family and Community Medicine, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Psychiatry, Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada [3] Alcohol Research and Treatment Clinic, Addiction Medicine Services, Ambulatory Care and Structured Treatments, CAMH, Toronto, ON, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/npp.2014.158DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4229576PMC
December 2014

Translational strategies for therapeutic development in nicotine addiction: rethinking the conventional bench to bedside approach.

Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 2014 Jul 17;52:86-93. Epub 2013 Oct 17.

Translational Addiction Research Laboratory, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 33 Russell Street, Toronto, ON M5S 2S1, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pnpbp.2013.10.009DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4002666PMC
July 2014

Electrical stimulation of the insular region attenuates nicotine-taking and nicotine-seeking behaviors.

Neuropsychopharmacology 2013 Mar 15;38(4):690-8. Epub 2012 Nov 15.

Translational Addiction Research Laboratory, Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Toronto, ON, Canada.

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http://www.nature.com/articles/npp2012235
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/npp.2012.235DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3572467PMC
March 2013

Extinction bursts in rats trained to self-administer nicotine or food in 1-h daily sessions.

Am J Transl Res 2012 10;4(4):422-31. Epub 2012 Oct 10.

Translational Addiction Research Laboratory, Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Toronto, Canada.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3493025PMC
November 2012

Nicotine-taking and nicotine-seeking in C57Bl/6J mice without prior operant training or food restriction.

Behav Brain Res 2012 Apr 2;230(1):34-9. Epub 2012 Feb 2.

Translational Addiction Research Laboratory, Neuroscience Department, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbr.2012.01.042DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3310267PMC
April 2012

Blockade of dopamine d4 receptors attenuates reinstatement of extinguished nicotine-seeking behavior in rats.

Neuropsychopharmacology 2012 Feb 26;37(3):685-96. Epub 2011 Oct 26.

Translational Addiction Research Laboratory, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Addiction (CAMH), University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.

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http://www.nature.com/articles/npp2011245
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/npp.2011.245DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3260983PMC
February 2012

Granular insular cortex inactivation as a novel therapeutic strategy for nicotine addiction.

Biol Psychiatry 2010 Aug 17;68(3):265-71. Epub 2010 Mar 17.

Translational Addiction Research Laboratory, Pharmacology and Psychiatry, Institutes of Medical Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsych.2010.01.029DOI Listing
August 2010

Noradrenergic alpha1 receptors as a novel target for the treatment of nicotine addiction.

Neuropsychopharmacology 2010 Jul 31;35(8):1751-60. Epub 2010 Mar 31.

Translational Addiction Research Laboratory, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/npp.2010.42DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3055474PMC
July 2010