ARTT Center of Excellence UT Health San Antonio

Addiction Research, Treatment & Training
Center of Excellence

the ARTT of Translational Science

Addiction Journal Club

All Addiction Journal Club sessions will be held from 4:00 - 5:00 PM on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month in the Pharmacology Large Conference Room (229B) unless otherwise noted

Upcoming Journal Clubs

23 October
Changing dynamics of the drug overdose epidemic in the United States from 1979 through 2016

Organic Cation Transporter 3

13 November
(Lynette Daws &
Lee Gilman)
Corticosterone Acts in the Nucleus Accumbens to Enhance Dopamine Signaling and Potentiate Reinstatement of Cocaine Seeking
27 November
(Lynette Daws &
Lee Gilman)
Corticosterone Potentiation of Cocaine-Induced Reinstatement of Conditioned Place Preference in Mice is Mediated by Blockade of the Organic Cation Transporter 3

Past Journal Clubs

25 September
(Vanessa Minervini)
  1. Loperamide misuse and abuse
  2. Isopropyl Alcohol Swabs as a Preferred Substance of Abuse
9 October
(Lisa Gerak)
A bifunctional nociceptin and mu opioid receptor agonist is analgesic without opioid side effects in nonhuman primates
11 September
A molecular mechanism for choosing alcohol over an alternative reward

Cannabidiol Series

10 April
(Lisa Gerak)
Cannabidiol displays unexpectedly high potency as an antagonist of CB1 and CB2 receptor agonists in vitro
24 April
No Journal Club due to EB
8 May
(David Maguire)
Cannabidiol potentiates Δ 9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) behavioural effects and alters THC pharmacokinetics during acute and chronic treatment in adolescent rats.
22 May
(Brenda Gannon)
Divergent effects of cannabidiol on the discriminative stimulus and place conditioning effects of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol
12 June
No Journal Club due to CPDD
26 June
(Brett Ginsburg)
Cannabidiol attenuates the appetitive effects of Δ 9-tetrahydrocannabinol in humans smoking their chosen cannabis
10 July
(Sabrina Blackledge)
Oral cannabidiol does not alter the subjective, reinforcing or cardiovascular effects of smoked cannabis.

Targeted deep brain stimulation for the treatment of addiction

Date Article
6 February Spotlight on pain: optogenetic approaches for interrogating somatosensory circuits
20 February Refining deep brain stimulation to emulate optogenetic treatment of synaptic pathology
6 March Rehabilitating the addicted brain with transcranial
magnetic stimulation
20 March High frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation of the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex for methamphetamine use disorders: A randomised clinical trial

Kratom Series

Date Article
7 November Review: Neurobiology of Kratom and its main alkaloid mitragynine
28 November Antinociceptive effect of 7-hydroxymitragynine in mice:
Discovery of an orally active opioid analgesic from the
Thai medicinal herb Mitragyna speciosa
12 December Prevalence and motivations for kratom use in a sample of substance users enrolled in a residential treatment program
9 January

Withdrawal of Notice of Intent to Temporarily Place Mitragynine and 7-Hydroxymitragynine Into Schedule I

DEA Announces Intent to Schedule Kratom

Kratom Drug Ban May Cripple Promising Painkiller Research

Kratom: The Bitter Plant that Could Help Opioid Addicts—if the DEA doesn't ban it

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