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Novel Neuropeptides that Regulate Motivational and Reward-Related Behaviors

Monday April 08, 2019

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Room W205 BC
Sponsored by the Division for Neuropharmacology (NEU)
Co-sponsored by the Division for Behavioral Pharmacology (BEH)

Chair :

Stewart Clark
University at Buffalo, SUNY

Erin Bobeck
Utah State University

Many neuropeptides have been found to contribute to a variety of motivated behaviors including arousal, feeding, and reward. This symposium will introduce some new neuropeptides that have recently been determined to facilitate these motivated behaviors including hypocretins, urotensin, nociceptins, neurotensin, and ProSAAS-derived peptides. These studies have used a variety of techniques including behavioral and molecular pharmacology, optogenetics and chemogenetics. Each of these presentations will give new insights into the complexity of arousal, feeding, and reward-related behaviors and open up the possibility of developing novel therapeutics to treat a variety of neuropsychiatric disorders, including addiction.

ProSAAS Derived Peptides Regulate Feeding and Reward-Related Behaviors
Erin Bobeck - Utah State University

Central Neurotensin Orchestrates Drinking and Feeding Behavior
Gina Leinninger - Michigan State University

Neuronal Circuitry of Hypocretins/Orexins in Brain Reward Function
Luis de Lecea - Stanford

A Paranigral VTA Prepronociceptin Circuit that Constrains Motivation
Kyle Parker - Washington University in St. Louis

Last Updated: August 15, 2019
Key Dates
April 6

ASPET Business Meeting and Awards Presentation

April 6-9

ASPET Annual Meeting at EB 2019

Thank you to our Annual Meeting partners:

University of Florida
Wake Forest University
Washington State University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Wisconsin Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology Training Program
UT Health San Antonio
University of Minnesota

Emory University Pharmacology

PR & P
University of Michigan Medical School Pharmacology