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This is a selection of some of the most recent publications of the NRI's faculty:

To view abstracts and possibly full text, try PubMed.

Select a year to browse: 

2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005

(Papers earlier than 2005, may be researched through PubMed at the link above)

Others are in press and will be listed as they become available.

2011

1.       Esch T, Stefano GB. The neurobiological link between compassion and love. Medical Science Monitor, 2011; 17: RA65-RA75.

2.       Lindner D, Walsh S, Benoit TP, et al. High school research programs should be coupled to public health. Journal of Nursing, Social Studies and Public Health, 2011; 2: 11-6.

3.       Ptacek R, Kuzelova H, Stefano GB. Dopamine D4 Receptor Gene DRD4 and its association with Psychiatric Disorders. Medical Science Monitor, 2011; 17(9): RA215-220.

4.       Ptacek R, Kuzelova H, Stefano GB. Genetics in Psychiatry Up-to-date Review 2011. Neuro Endocrinol Lett, 2011; 32(4): 389-399.

5.       Stefano GB, Kream RM. Reciprocal regulation of cellular nitric oxide formation by nitric oxide synthase and nitrite reductases. Medical Science Monitor, 2011; 17(10): RA221-226.

2010

1.       Banach M, Casares F, Kream RM, Gluba A, Rysz J, Stefano GB. Morphine-mediated alteration of hypertension-related gene expression in human white blood cells and multilineage progenitor cells. J Hum Hypertens, 2010; 24: 713-20.

2.       Esch T, Mantione KJ, Stefano GB. Stress, proinflammation, autoregulation, and cardiovascular diseases. BrainImmune com, 2010;

3.       Esch T, Stefano GB. Endogenous reward mechanisms and their importance in stress reduction, exercise and the brain. Archives of Medical Science, 2010; 6: 447-55.

4.       Esch T, Stefano GB. The neurobiology of stress management. Neuro Endocrinol Lett, 2010; 31: 19-39.

5.       Kream RM, Stefano GB, Rtacek R. Psychiatric Implications of Endogenous Morphine: Up-To-Date Review. Folia Biologica: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Biology, 2010; 56: 231-41.

6.       Kream RM, Stefano GB. Interactive Effects of Endogenous Morphine, Nitric Oxide, and Ethanol on Mitochondrial Processes. Archives of Medical Science, 2010; 6: 658-62.

7.       Mantione KJ, Angert R, Cadet P, Kream RM, Stefano GB. Identification of a m Opiate Receptor Signaling Mechanism in Human Placenta. Medical Science Monitor, 2010; 16: BR347-BR352.

8.       Mantione KJ, Kream RM, Stefano GB. Catechol-O-methyltransferase: Potential Relationship to Idiopathic Hypertension. Archives of Medical Science, 2010; 6: 291-5.

9.       Mantione KJ, Kream RM, Stefano GB. Variations in critical morphine biosynthesis genes and their potential to influence human health. REVIEW. Neuro Endocrinol Lett, 2010; 31: 11-8.

10.     Mantione KJ, Zhu W, Kream RM, Esch T, Stefano GB. Regulation of the Transcription of the Catechol-O-Methyltransferase Gene by Morphine and Epinephrine. Activitas Nervosa Superior Rediviva, 2010; 52: 51-6.

11.     Mantione KJ, Cadet P, Casares F, Zhu W, Stefano GB. Seasonal variations in mu opiate receptor signaling in the nervous system of the blue mussel, Mytilus edulis: Temperature controls physiological processes. Invertebrate Survival Journal, 2010; 7: 141-5.

12.     Sheehan M, Kream RM, Mantione KJ, Stefano GB. Prediction of a Novel "Short" m Opiate Receptor in Domestic Chicken. Activitas Nervosa Superior Rediviva, 2010; 52: 62-9.

13.     Sheehan M, Kream RM, Stefano GB. Biological Indications of a Novel "Short" u Opiate Receptor in Domestic Chicken. Archives of Medical Science, 2010; 6: 478-82.

14.     Stefano GB, Esch T, Bilfinger TV, Kream RM. Proinflammation and preconditioning protection are part of a common nitric oxide mediated process. Med Sci Monit, 2010; 16: RA125-RA130.

15.     Stefano GB, Kream RM. Estrogen and morphine's regulatory interdependence in human vascular endothelia via nitric oxide. Cardiovascular Continuum, 2010; 1: 1-5.

16.     Stefano GB, Kream RM. Dopamine, Morphine, and Nitric Oxide: An Evolutionary Signaling Triad. CNS Neurosci Ther, 2010; 16: e124-e137.

17.     Stefano GB, Kream RM. Opioid Peptides and Opiate Alkaloids in Immunoregulatory Processes. Archives of Medical Science, 2010; 6: 456-60.

18.     Stefano GB, Switzer R, Finn Iii JP, Yalcintas G. Invention: Creating a University Revenue Stream [Czech]. Tempus Medicorum, 2010; 9: 15-6.

19.     Zhu W, Li Y, Kream RM, Stefano GB. Chronic alcohol exposure increases ganglia endogenous morphine levels. Archives of Medical Science, 2010; 6: 316-20.

2009

1.       Atmanene C, Laux A, Glattard E et al. Characterization of human and bovine phosphatidylethanolamine-binding protein (PEBP/RKIP) interactions with morphine and morphine-glucuronides determined by noncovalent mass spectrometry. Med Sci Monit, 2009; 15: BR178-BR187.

2.       Cadet P, Prevot V, Beauvillain JC, Bilfinger TV, Stefano GB. Estrogen and Morphine Modulate Their Own and the Other's Human Endothelial Receptor Expression via Nitric Oxide. American Journal of Biomedical Sciences, 2009; 1: 27-37.

3.       Casares FM, Mantione KJ, Kream RM, Stefano GB. Neurotransmitter Gene Microarray Analysis in Human White Blood Cells and Human Stem Cells Following Morphine Exposure . Activitas Nervosa Superior Rediviva, 2009; 51: 127-32.

4.       Kream RM, Stefano GB. Endogenous morphine and nitric oxide coupled regulation of mitochondrial processes. Med Sci Monit, 2009; 15: RA263-RA268.

5.       Kream RM, Mantione KJ, Sheehan M, Stefano GB. Morphine's chemical messenger status in animals. Activitas Nervosa Superior Rediviva, 2009; 51: 153-61.

6.       Mantione KJ, Sheehan M, Gerber S et al. Microarray Validation of Vertebrate Biogenic Amine and Acetylcholine Signaling in Invertebrates. Biogenic Amines, 2009; 23: 135-44.

7.       Stefano GB, Kream RM. Endocannabinoid Signaling Transcends Pain. Archives of Medical Science, 2009; 5: 602-12.

8.       Stefano GB, Esch T, Kream RM. Xenobiotic perturbation of endogenous morphine signaling: paradoxical opiate hyperalgesia. Med Sci Monit, 2009; 15: RA107-RA110.

9.       Stefano GB, Salzet M, Ottaviani E. Neuroimmune chemical messengers and their conservation during evolution. In: Rinkevich B and Matranga V, editors. Stem Cells in Marine Organisms. Netherlands: Springer; 2009. pp.139-64.

10.     Stefano GB, Kream RM, Esch T. Revisiting tolerance from the endogenous morphine perspective. Med Sci Monit, 2009; 15: RA189-RA198.

11.     Zhu W, Stefano GB. Comparative aspects of endogenous morphine synthesis and signaling in animals. Ann N Y Acad Sci, 2009; 1163: 330-9.

2008

1.       Fricchione G, Zhu W, Cadet P, Bromfield E, Madsen J, DeGirolami U, Dworetzky B, Vaccaro B, Black P, Stefano GB. Identification of Endogenous Morphine and a Mu Opiate Alkaloid Receptor in Human Brain Tissue Taken From a Patient with Intractable Complex Partial Epilepsy. Medical Science Monitor 2008. 14(6): CS45-CS49.

2.       Ghelardini C, Galeotti N, Vivoli E, Norcini M, Zhu W, Stefano GB, Guarna M, Bianchi E. Molecular interaction in the mouse PAG between NMDA and opioid receptors in morphine-induced acute thermal nociception. J Neurochem 2008. 105(1): 91-100.

3.       Kream RM, Stefano GB, Switzer WP. Technology and enhancement of unsaturated fatty acid content of beef: Polymorphisms in bovine lipid-related genes. Biomed Eng Res 2008. 1(1): RA1-RA4.

4.       Kream RM, Stefano GB. Homeopathic ethanol. Med Sci Monit 2008. 14(9): SC11-SC13.

5.       Mantione KJ, Cadet P, Zhu W, Kream RM, Sheehan M, Fricchione GL, Goumon Y, Esch T, Stefano GB. Endogenous morphine signaling via nitric oxide regulates the expression of CYP2D6 and COMT: autocrine/paracrine feedback inhibition. Addict Biol 2008. 13(1): 118-123.

6.       Neri C, Ghelardini C, Sotak B, Palmiter RD, Guarna M, Stefano GB, Bianchi E. Dopamine is necessary to endogenous morphine formation in mammalian brain in vivo. J Neurochem 2008. 106(61): 2337-2344.

7.       Stefano GB, Kream R. Endogenous opiates, opioids, and immune function: evolutionary brokerage of defensive behaviors. Semin Cancer Biol 2008. 18(3): 190-198.

8.       Stefano GB, Cadet P, Kream RM. Morphine and HIV-1 infection: A current hypothesis. Int Mon Emerg Inf Dis 2008. 1(1): HY1-HY7.

9.       Stefano GB, Stefano JM, Esch T. Anticipatory Stress Response: A significant commonality in stress, relaxation, pleasure and love responses. Med Sci Monit 2008. 14(2): RA17-RA21.

10.     Stefano GB, Cadet P, Kream RM, Zhu W. The presence of endogenous morphine signaling in animals. Neurochemical Research 2008. 33(10): 1933-1939.

11.     Stefano GB, Kream RM, Mantione KJ, Sheehan M, Cadet P, Zhu W, Bilfinger TV, Esch T. Endogenous morphine/nitric oxide-coupled regulation of cellular physiology and gene expression: implications for cancer biology. Semin Cancer Biol 2008. 18(3): 199-210.

12.     Zhu W, Esch T, Kream RM, Stefano GB. Converging cellular processes for substances of abuse: endogenous morphine. Neuro Endocrinol Lett 2008. 29(1): 63-66.

2007

1.       Cadet P, Mantione KJ, Zhu W, Kream RM, Sheehan M, Stefano GB. A functionally coupled mu3-like opiate receptor/nitric oxide regulatory pathway in human multi-lineage progenitor cells. Journal of Immunology 2007. 179(9): 5839-5844.

2.       Cheng J, Zhang C, Han JS, Stefano GB, Kream RM. TENS stimulates constitutive nitric oxide release via opiate signaling in invertebrate neural tissues. Med Sci Monit 2007. 13(8): BR163-BR167.

3.       Esch T, Stefano GB. A bio-psycho-socio-molecular approach to pain and stress management. Forsch Komplementarmed 2007. 14(4): 224-234.

4.       Ghelardini C, Galeotti N, Vivoli E, Norcini M, Zhu W, Stefano GB, Guarna M, Bianchi E. Molecular interaction in the mouse PAG between NMDA and opioid receptors in morphine induced acute thermal nociception. J Neurochem 2007.

5.       Kream RM, Liu NJ, Zhuang M, Esposito PL, Esposito TR, Stefano GB, Witmeyer Iii JJ. Synthesis and pharmacological analysis of a morphine/substance P chimeric molecule with full analgesic potency in morphine-tolerant rats. Med Sci Monit 2007. 13(2): BR25-BR31.

6.       Kream RM, Sheehan M, Cadet P, Mantione KJ, Zhu W, Casares FM, Stefano GB. Persistence of evolutionary memory: Primordial six-transmembrane helical domain mu opiate receptors selectively linked to endogenous morphine signaling. Medical Science Monitor 2007.

7.       Mantione KJ, Cadet P, Zhu W, Kream RM, Sheehan M, Fricchione GL, Goumon Y, Esch T, Stefano GB. Endogenous morphine signaling via nitric oxide regulates the expression of CYP2D6 and COMT: autocrine/paracrine feedback inhibition. Addict Biol 2007.

8.       Mantione KJ, Esch T, Stefano GB. Detection of nitric oxide in exhaled human breath: exercise and resting determinations. Med Sci Monit 2007. 13(3): MT1-MT5.

9.       Stefano GB, Bianchi E, Guarna M, Fricchione GL, Zhu W, Cadet P, Mantione KJ, Casares FM, Kream RM, Esch T. Nicotine, alcohol and cocaine coupling to reward processes via endogenous morphine signaling: The dopamine-morphine hypothesis. Med Sci Monit 2007. 13(6): RA91-102.

10.     Stefano GB, Kream RM. Endogenous morphine synthetic pathway preceded and gave rise to catecholamine synthesis in evolution (Review). Int J Mol Med 2007. 20(6): 837-841.

11.     Welters ID, Menzebach A, Goumon Y, Langefeld TW, Harbach H, Muhling J, Cadet P, Stefano GB. Morphine inhibits AP-1 activity and CD14 expression in leukocytes by a nitric oxide and opioid receptor-dependent mechanism. Eur J Anaesthesiol 2007.  1-8.

12.     Zhu W, Mantione KJ, Kream RM, Cadet P, Stefano GB. Cholinergic regulation of morphine release from human white blood cells: evidence for a novel nicotinic receptor via pharmacological and microarray analysis. Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol 2007. 20(2): 229-237.

2006

1.       Casares FM, Mantione KJ, Oh K, Lee R, Stefano GB. Nitric oxide's pulsatile release in lobster heart and its regulation by opiate signaling: Pesticide interference. Med Sci Monit 2006. 12(12): BR373-BR378.

2.       Dusek JA, Chang BH, Zaki J, Lazar S, Deykin A, Stefano GB, Wohlhueter AL, Hibberd PL, Benson H. Association between oxygen consumption and nitric oxide production during the relaxation response. Med Sci Monit 2006. 12(1): CR1-10.

3.       Esch T, Kim JW, Stefano GB. Neurobiological implications of eating healthy. Neuro Endocrinol Lett 2006. 27(1-2).

4.       Esch T, Michalsen A, Stefano GB. [Endocannabinoids as molecular instruments of health promotion]. Med Monatsschr Pharm 2006. 29(11): 397-403.

5.       Galeotti N, Stefano GB, Guarna M, Bianchi E, Ghelardini C. Signaling pathway of morphine induced acute thermal hyperalgesia in mice. Pain 2006. 123(3): 294-305.

6.       Glattard E, Muller A, Aunis D, Metz-Boutigue MH, Stefano GB, Goumon Y. Rethinking the opiate system? Morphine and morphine-6-glucuronide as new endocrine and neuroendocrine mediators. Med Sci Monit 2006. 12(6): SR25-SR27.

7.       Goumon Y, Muller A, Glattard E, Marban C, Gasnier C, Strub JM, Chasserot-Golaz S, Rohr O, Stefano GB, Welters ID, Van DA, Schoentgen F, Aunis D, Metz-Boutigue MH. Identification of Morphine-6-glucuronide in Chromaffin Cell Secretory Granules. J Biol Chem 2006. 281(12): 8082-8089.

8.       Kream RM, Stefano GB. De novo biosynthesis of morphine in animal cells: An evidence-based model. Medical Science Monitor 2006. 12(10): RA207-RA219.

9.       Kream RM, Stefano GB. Morphine synthesis in animals (Editorial). Medical Science Monitor 2006. 12(10): ED1-ED2.

10.     Mantione KJ, Kim C, Stefano GB. Morphine regulates gill ciliary activity via coupling to nitric oxide release in a bivalve mollusk: opiate receptor expression in gill tissues. Med Sci Monit 2006. 12(6): BR195-BR200.

11.     Salamon E, Esch T, Stefano GB. Pain and relaxation (review). Int J Mol Med 2006. 18(3): 465-470.

12.     Stefano GB, Salamon EJ. Nitric Oxide and Anandamide in OMT Research. J Am Osteopath Assoc 2006. 106(10): 588-589.

13.     Stefano GB, Fricchione GL, Esch T. Relaxation: Molecular and physiological significance. Medical Science Monitor 2006. 12(9): HY21-31.

14.     Zhu W, Mantione KJ, Shen L, Lee B, Stefano GB. Norlaudanosoline and nicotine increase endogenous ganglionic morphine levels: Nicotine addiction. Cell Mol Neurobiol 2006. 26(4-6): 1037-1045.

15.     Zhu W, Mantione KJ, Casares FM, Cadet P, Kim JW, Bilfinger TV, Kream RM, Khalil S, Singh S, Stefano GB. Alcohol-, nicotine-, and cocaine-evoked release of morphine from invertebrate ganglia: Model system for screening drugs of abuse. Medical Science Monitor 2006. 12(5): BR155-BR161.

16.     Zhu W, Mantione KJ, Casares FM, Sheehan MH, Kream RM, Stefano GB. Cholinergic regulation of endogenous morphine release from lobster nerve cord. Med Sci Monit 2006. 12(9): BR295-BR301.

17.     Zhu W, Cadet P, Mantione KJ, Kream RM, Stefano GB. Response to Comment on "Human White Blood Cells Synthesize Morphine: CYP2D6 Modulation". Journal of Immunology 2006. 176: 5704.

18.     Zhu W, Mantione K, Kream RM, Stefano GB. Alcohol-, Nicotine-, and Cocaine-Evoked Release of Morphine from Human White Blood Cells: Substances of Abuse Actions Converge on Endogenous Morphine Release. Medical Science Monitor 2006. 12(11): BR350-BR354.

2005

1.       Casares FM, McElroy A, Mantione KJ, Baggerman G, Zhu W, Stefano GB. The American lobster, Homarus americanus, contains morphine that is coupled to nitric oxide release in its nervous and immune tissues: Evidence for neurotransmitter and hormonal signaling. Neuroendocrinology Letters 2005. 26(2): 89-97.

2.       Esch T, Stefano GB. The Neurobiology of Love. Neuroendocrinology Letters 2005. 26(3): 175-192.

3.       Esch T, Stefano GB. Love Promotes Health. Neuroendocrinology Letters 2005. 26(3): 264-267.

4.       Fricchione GL, Stefano GB. Placebo neural systems: Nitric oxide, morphine and the dopamine brain reward and motivation circuitries. Medical Science Monitor 2005. 11(5): MS54-MS65.

5.       Goumon Y, Strub JM, Stefano GB, Van Dorsselaer A, Aunis D, Metz-Boutigue MH. Characterization of a morphine-like molecule in secretory granules of chromaffin cells. Medical Science Monitor 2005. 11(5): MS31-MS34.

6.       Guarna M, Ghelardini C, Galeotti N, Stefano GB, Bianchi E. Neurotransmitter role of endogenous morphine in CNS. Medical Science Monitor 2005. 11(6): RA190-RA193.

7.       Mantione KJ, Goumon Y, Esch T, Stefano GB. Morphine 6b glucuronide: Fortuitous morphine metabolite or preferred peripheral regulatory opiate? Medical Science Monitor 2005. 11(5): MS43-MS46.

8.       Olsen P, Rasmussen M, Zhu W, Tonnesen E, Stefano GB. Human gliomas contain morphine. Medical Science Monitor 2005. 11(5): MS18-MS21.

9.       Pak T, Cadet P, Mantione KJ, Stefano GB. Morphine via nitric oxide modulates beta-amyloid metabolism: a novel protective mechanism for Alzheimer's disease. Med Sci Monit 2005. 11(10): BR357-BR366.

10.     Pryor SC, Zhu W, Cadet P, Bianchi E, Guarna M, Stefano GB. Endogenous morphine: opening new doors for the treatment of pain and addiction. Expert Opin Biol Ther 2005. 5(7): 893-906.

11.     Rambhia S, Mantione KJ, Stefano GB, Cadet P. Morphine modulation of the ubiquitin-proteasome complex is neuroprotective. Med Sci Monit 2005. 11(11): BR386-BR396.

12.     Salamon E, Esch T, Stefano GB. The role of the amygdala in mediating sexual and emotional behavior via coupled nitric oxide release. Acta Pharmacologica Sinica 2005. 26(4): 389-395.

13.     Sonetti D, Peruzzi E, Stefano GB. Endogenous morphine and ACTH association in neural tissues. Medical Science Monitor 2005. 11(5): MS22-MS30.

14.     Stefano GB, Finn III JP. Intellectual Property 101. Med Sci Monit 2005. 11(11): ED7.

15.     Stefano GB. Advances in endogenous morphine. Med Sci Monit 2005. 11(5): ED1.

16.     Stefano GB, Esch T. Integrative medical therapy: examination of meditation's therapeutic and global medicinal outcomes via nitric oxide (review). Int J Mol Med 2005. 16(4): 621-630.

17.     Stefano GB, Fricchione GL, Goumon Y, Esch T. Pain, immunity, opiate and opioid compounds and health. Medical Science Monitor 2005. 11(5): MS47-MS53.

18.     Stefano GB, Esch T. Love and stress (Editorial). Neuroendocrinology Letters 2005. 26(3): 173-174.

19.     Stefano GB, Burrill JD, Labur S, Blake J, Cadet P. Regulation of various genes in human leukocytes acutely exposed to morphine: Expression microarray analysis. Medical Science Monitor 2005. 11(5): MS35-MS42.

20.     Zhu W, Mantione KJ, Shen L, Stefano GB. In vivo and in vitro L-DOPA exposure increases ganglionic morphine levels. Medical Science Monitor 2005. 11(5): MS1-MS5.

21.     Zhu W, Mantione KJ, Shen L, Cadet P, Esch T, Goumon Y, Bianchi E, Sonetti D, Stefano GB. Tyrosine and tyramine increase endogenous ganglionic morphine and dopamine levels in vitro and in vivo: CYP2D6 and tyrosine hydroxylase modulation demonstrates a dopamine coupling. Medical Science Monitor 2005. 11: BR397-BR404.

22.     Zhu W, Cadet P, Baggerman G, Mantione KJ, Stefano GB. Human white blood cells synthesize morphine: CYP2D6 modulation. Journal of Immunology 2005. 175(11): 7357-7362.

 

 

 

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