Selected recent Tasker-Lab publications:


Jiang, Z.Y.,* Chen, C.,* Weiss, G.L.,* Fu, X., Fisher, M.O., Begley, J.C., Stevens, C.R., Harrison, L.M., and Tasker, J.G. (2020) Acute stress desensitizes hypothalamic CRH neurons to norepinephrine and physiological stress. BioRxiv doi: (preprint) (*equal contributions)

Chen, C.,* Jiang, Z.,* Fu, X., Yu, D., Huang, H. and Tasker, J.G. (2019) Astrocytes amplify neuronal dendritic volume transmission stimulated by norepinephrine. Cell Reports 29:4349-4361; (*equal contributions)

Di, S., Jiang, Z., Wang, S., Harrison, L.M., Castro-Echeverry, E., Stuart, T.C., Wolf, M.E. and Tasker, J.G. (2019)  Labile calcium-permeable AMPA receptors constitute new glutamate synapses formed in hypothalamic neuroendocrine cells during salt loading. eNeuro. pii: ENEURO.0112-19.2019. doi: 10.1523/ENEURO.0112-19.2019.

Weiss, G.L., Rainville, J.R., Zhao, Q. and Tasker, J.G. (2019) Purity and stability of the membrane-limited glucocorticoid receptor agonist dexamethasone-BSA. Steroids 142:2-5. doi: 10.1016/j.steroids.2017.09.004.

Rainville, J.R., Weiss, G.L., Evanson, N., Herman, J.P., Vasudevan, N. and Tasker, J.G. (2019) Membrane-initiated nuclear trafficking of the glucocorticoid receptor in hypothalamic neurons. Steroids 142:55-64. doi: 10.1016/j.steroids.2017.12.005.

Popescu, I.R., Buraei, Z., Haam, J., Weng, F.-J. and Tasker, J.G. (2019) Lactation induces increased IPSC bursting in oxytocinergic neurons. Physiological Reports 7(8):e14047.

Harris, C.,* Weiss, G.L.,* Di, S., and Tasker, J.G. (2019) Cell signaling dependence of rapid glucocorticoid-induced endocannabinoid synthesis in hypothalamic neuroendocrine cells. Neurobiology of Stress 10:100158. doi: 10.1016/j.ynstr.2019.100158. PMCID: PMC6535624. (*equal contributions)

Wu, N. and Tasker, J.G. (2017) Non-Genomic Glucocorticoid Suppression of a Postsynaptic Potassium Current via Emergent Autocrine Endocannabinoid Signaling in Hypothalamic Neuroendocrine Cells following Chronic Dehydration. eNeuro 10.1523/ENEURO.0216-17.2017

Di, S., Itoga, C.A., Fisher, M.O., Solomonow, J., Roltsch, E.A., Gilpin, N.W. and Tasker, J.G. (2016) Acute stress suppresses inhibition and increases anxiety via endocannabinoid release in the basolateral amygdala. Journal of Neuroscience 36:8461-8470.

Di, S., Popescu, I.  and Tasker, J.G.  (2013) Glial Control of Endocannabinoid Heterosynaptic Modulation in Hypothalamic Neuroendocrine Cells. Journal of Neuroscience 33:18331-18342; doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2971-12.2013

Haam, J., Halmos, K.C. and Tasker, J.G. (2014) Nutritional state-dependent ghrelin activation of vasopressin neurons via retrograde trans-neuronal-glial stimulation of excitatory GABA circuits. Journal of Neuroscience 34: 6201-6213; doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3178-13.2014.

Morton, L.A., Popescu, I.R., Haam, J. and Tasker, J.G. (2014) Short-term potentiation of GABAergic synaptic inputs to vasopressin and oxytocin neurones. Journal of Physiology 592:4221-4233. doi: 10.1113/jphysiol.2014.277293.

Reviews/Book Chapters

Tasker, J.G., Prager-Khoutorsky, M., Teruyama, R., Lemos, J.R., Amstrong, W.E. (2020) Advances in the neurophysiology of magnocellular neuroendocrine cells. Journal of Neuroendocrinology 00:e12826. (Review)

Russell, A.L., Tasker, J.G., Lucion, A.B., Fiedler, J., Munhoz, C.D., Wu, T.J. and Deak, T. (2018) Factors promoting vulnerability to dysregulated stress reactivity and stress-related disease. Journal of Neuroendocrinology 30:e12641. doi: 10.1111/jne.12641. (Review)

Tasker, J.G., Voisin, D.L. and Armstrong, W.E. (2017) The Cell Biology of Oxytocin and Vasopressin Cells. In: Hormones, Brain and Behavior, 3rd edition, Donald W. Pfaff, Marian Joëls, editors, Academic Press, Vol. 3, pp. 305-336. (Book chapter)