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    Rubing Zhao-Shea MD

    TitleResearch Instructor
    InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    DepartmentPsychiatry
    AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    303 Belmont Street
    Worcester MA 01605
    Phone508-856-8163
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        1. Liu L, Hendrickson LM, Guildford MJ, Zhao-Shea R, Gardner PD, Tapper AR. Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors Containing the a4 Subunit Modulate Alcohol Reward. Biol Psychiatry. 2013 Apr 15; 73(8):738-46.
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        2. Liu L, Zhao-Shea R, McIntosh JM, Gardner P, Tapper A. Nicotine Persistently Activates Ventral Tegmental Area Dopaminergic Neurons Via Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors Containing a4 and a6 subunits. Mol Pharmacol. 2012 Jan 5.
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        3. Zhao-Shea R, Liu L, Soll LG, Improgo MR, Meyers EE, McIntosh JM, Grady SR, Marks MJ, Gardner PD, Tapper AR. Nicotine-mediated activation of dopaminergic neurons in distinct regions of the ventral tegmental area. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2011 Apr; 36(5):1021-32.
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        4. Hendrickson LM, Zhao-Shea R, Pang X, Gardner PD, Tapper AR. Activation of alpha4* nAChRs is necessary and sufficient for varenicline-induced reduction of alcohol consumption. J Neurosci. 2010 Jul 28; 30(30):10169-76.
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        5. Improgo MR, Schlichting NA, Cortes RY, Zhao-Shea R, Tapper AR, Gardner PD. ASCL1 regulates the expression of the CHRNA5/A3/B4 lung cancer susceptibility locus. Mol Cancer Res. 2010 Feb; 8(2):194-203.
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        6. Zhao-Shea R, Cohen BN, Just H, McClure-Begley T, Whiteaker P, Grady SR, Salminen O, Gardner PD, Lester HA, Tapper AR. Dopamine D2-receptor activation elicits akinesia, rigidity, catalepsy, and tremor in mice expressing hypersensitive {alpha}4 nicotinic receptors via a cholinergic-dependent mechanism. FASEB J. 2010 Jan; 24(1):49-57.
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        7. Hendrickson LM, Zhao-Shea R, Tapper AR. Modulation of ethanol drinking-in-the-dark by mecamylamine and nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonists in C57BL/6J mice. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2009 Jul; 204(4):563-72.
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