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    Edward E Custer PhD

    InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    DepartmentMicrobiology and Physiological Systems
    AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    55 Lake Avenue North
    Worcester MA 01655

        Academic Background

        1981, B.S., West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
        1988, M.S., Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
        1992, Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, VA


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        1. Pietrzykowski AZ, Ortiz-Miranda S, Knott TK, Custer E, Puig S, Lemos JR, Treistman SN. Molecular Tolerance of Voltage-Gated Calcium Channels is Evident After Short Exposures to Alcohol in Vasopressin-Releasing Nerve Terminals. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2013 Feb 19.
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        2. Custer EE, Knott TK, Cuadra AE, Ortiz-Miranda S, Lemos JR. P2X Purinergic Receptor Knockout Mice Reveal Endogenous ATP Modulation of Both Vasopressin and Oxytocin Release from the Intact Neurohypophysis. J Neuroendocrinol. 2012 Apr; 24(4):674-80.
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        3. Knott TK, Hussy N, Cuadra AE, Lee RH, Ortiz-Miranda S, Custer EE, Lemos JR. Adenosine Trisphosphate Appears to Act via Different Receptors in Terminals Versus Somata of the Hypothalamic Neurohypophysial System. J Neuroendocrinol. 2012 Apr; 24(4):681-9.
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        4. Lemos JR, Ortiz-Miranda SI, Cuadra AE, Velázquez-Marrero C, Custer EE, Dad T, Dayanithi G. Modulation/physiology of calcium channel sub-types in neurosecretory terminals. Cell Calcium. 2012 Mar; 51(3-4):284-92.
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        5. Ortiz-Miranda SI, Dayanithi G, Velázquez-Marrero C, Custer EE, Treistman SN, Lemos JR. Differential modulation of N-type calcium channels by micro-opioid receptors in oxytocinergic versus vasopressinergic neurohypophysial terminals. J Cell Physiol. 2010 Oct; 225(1):276-88.
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        6. Knott TK, Marrero HG, Custer EE, Lemos JR. Endogenous ATP potentiates only vasopressin secretion from neurohypophysial terminals. J Cell Physiol. 2008 Oct; 217(1):155-61.
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        7. Custer EE, Ortiz-Miranda S, Knott TK, Rawson R, Elvey C, Lee RH, Lemos JR. Identification of the neuropeptide content of individual rat neurohypophysial terminals. J Neurosci Methods. 2007 Jul 30; 163(2):226-34.
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        8. Knott TK, Marrero HG, Fenton RA, Custer EE, Dobson JG, Lemos JR. Endogenous adenosine inhibits CNS terminal Ca(2+) currents and exocytosis. J Cell Physiol. 2007 Feb; 210(2):309-14.
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        9. De Crescenzo V, ZhuGe R, Velázquez-Marrero C, Lifshitz LM, Custer E, Carmichael J, Lai FA, Tuft RA, Fogarty KE, Lemos JR, Walsh JV. Ca2+ syntillas, miniature Ca2+ release events in terminals of hypothalamic neurons, are increased in frequency by depolarization in the absence of Ca2+ influx. J Neurosci. 2004 Feb 4; 24(5):1226-35.
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        10. Ortiz-Miranda SI, Dayanithi G, Coccia V, Custer EE, Alphandery S, Mazuc E, Treistman S, Lemos JR. mu-Opioid receptor modulates peptide release from rat neurohypophysial terminals by inhibiting Ca(2+) influx. J Neuroendocrinol. 2003 Sep; 15(9):888-94.
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        11. Wang G, Dayanithi G, Custer EE, Lemos JR. Adenosine inhibition via A(1) receptor of N-type Ca(2+) current and peptide release from isolated neurohypophysial terminals of the rat. J Physiol. 2002 May 1; 540(Pt 3):791-802.
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        12. Knott TK, Dayanithi G, Coccia V, Custer EE, Lemos JR, Treistman SN. Tolerance to acute ethanol inhibition of peptide hormone release in the isolated neurohypophysis. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2000 Jul; 24(7):1077-83.
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