• Abigail M. Polter*, Kelsey Barcomb *, Ayumi C. Tsuda, Julie A. Kauer. Synaptic function and plasticity in identified inhibitory inputs onto VTA dopamine neurons. European Journal of Neuroscience. 2018 May; 47(10):1208-1218.

  • Abigail M. Polter, Kelsey Barcomb, Paige M. Dingess, Rudy W. Chen, Travis E. Brown, and Julie A. Kauer. Constitutive activation of Kappa Opioid Receptors at VTA inhibitory synapses following acute stress. eLife, 2017 April 12; 12;6

  • Abigail M. Polter, Rachel A. Bishop, Lisa A. Briand, Nicholas M. Graziane, R. Christopher Pierce, and Julie A. Kauer. Post-stress block of kappa opioid receptors rescues LTPGABA and prevents reinstatement of cocaine seeking. Biological Psychiatry, 2014 Nov 15; 76 (10):785-93

  • Nicholas M. Graziane, Abigail M. Polter, Lisa A. Briand, R. Christopher Pierce and Julie A. Kauer. Kappa opioid receptors regulate stress-induced cocaine-seeking and synaptic plasticity. Neuron, 2013 Mar 6; 77(5):942-954

  • Abigail Polter, Sufen Yang, Richard Jope and Xiaohua Li. Functional significance of glycogen synthase kinase-3 regulation by serotonin. Cellular Signaling 2012 Jan;24(1):265

  • Abigail Polter, Eleonore Beurel, Rakesha Garner, Ling Song, Courtney A. Miller, J. David Sweatt, Lori L. McMahon, Alfred A. Bartolucci, Xiaohua Li, and Richard S. Jope. Deficiency in the inhibitory serine-phosphorylation of glycogen synthase kinase-3 increases sensitivity to mood disturbances. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2010 Jul; 35(8):1761–1774

  • Abigail Polter, Sufen Yang, Anna A. Zmijewska, Thomas Van Groen, Ji-Hye Paik, Ronald A. DePinho, Stanford L. Peng, Richard S. Jope and Xiaohua Li.. FoxO Transcription Factors in Brain – Regulation by Serotonin and Behavioral Manifestation. Biological Psychiatry. 2009 Jan 15;65(2):150-9

Reviews and Commentaries

  • Julie A. Kauer and Abigail M. Polter Yin and Yang: unsilencing synapses to control cocaine seeking. Neuron, 2014 Sep; 83 (6):1234-1235 . News and views

  • Abigail M. Polter and Julie A. Kauer. Stress and VTA Synapses: implications for addiction and depression. European Journal of Neuroscience, 2014 Apr;39(7):1179-88

  • Abigail M. Polter and Xiaohua Li. Glycogen Synthase Kinase-3 is an intermediate modulator of serotonin neurotransmission Front Mol Neurosci. 2011;4:31

  • Abigail Polter and Xiaohua Li. 5-HT1A Receptor-regulated Signal Transduction Pathways in Brain. Cellular Signaling, 2010 Oct; 22(10): 1406-1412

  • Benos DJ, Bashari E, Chaves JM, Gaggar A, Kapoor N, LaFrance M, Mans R, Mayhew D, McGowan S, Polter A, Qadri Y, Sarfare S, Schultz K, Splittgerber R, Stephenson J, Tower C, Walton RG, Zotov A. The ups and downs of peer review. Adv Physiol Educ. 2007 Jun;31(2):145-52.