Selected Publications

Nicotine limits avoidance conditioning with opioids without interfering with the ability to discriminate an opioid-interoceptive state. Mukherjee A, Gilles-Thomas EA, McSain SL, Paladino MS, Sontate KV, Ezenwa KB, Honeycutt SC, Loney GC. Pharm Biochem Behav In Press

Escalation of alcohol intake is associated with regionally decreased insular cortex activity but not associated with changes in taste quality. Mukherjee A, Paladino, MS, McSain SL, Gilles-Thomas EA, Lichte DD, Camadine RD, Willock S, Sontate K, Honeycutt SC, Loney GC. Alcohol (Hanover). 2023 May;47(5):868-881. doi: 10.1111/acer.15060

Acute nicotine treatment enhances compulsive-like remifentanil self-administration that persists despite contextual punishment. Honeycutt SC, Paladino MS, Camadine RD, Mukherjee A, Loney GC. Addict Biol. 2022 May;27(3):e13170. doi: 10.1111/adb.13170.

Systemic nicotine enhances opioid self-administration and modulates the formation of opioid-associated memories partly through actions within the insular cortex. Loney GC, King CP, Meyer PJ. Sci Rep. 2021 Feb 8;11(1):3321. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-81955-5.

Nicotine Enhances Goal-Tracking in Ethanol and Food Pavlovian Conditioned Approach Paradigms. Angelyn H, Loney GC, Meyer PJ. Front Neurosci. 2021 Aug 18;15:561766. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2021.561766. eCollection 2021.

The Pattern of Fos-Like Immunoreactivity Expressed Within the Nucleus of the Solitary Tract Is Associated With Individual Variation in the Taste Quality of a Stimulus. Loney GC, Eckel LA. Chem Senses. 2021 Jan 1;46:bjab036. doi: 10.1093/chemse/bjab036.

A subset of broadly responsive Type III taste cells contribute to the detection of bitter, sweet and umami stimuli. Dutta Banik D, Benfey ED, Martin LE, Kay KE, Loney GC, Nelson AR, Ahart ZC, Kemp BT, Kemp BR, Torregrossa AM, Medler KF. PLoS Genet. 2020 Aug 13;16(8):e1008925. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1008925. eCollection 2020 Aug.

Nicotine Produces a High-Approach, Low-Avoidance Phenotype in Response to Alcohol-Associated Cues in Male Rats. Loney GC, Angelyn H, Cleary LM, Meyer PJ. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2019 Jun;43(6):1284-1295. doi: 10.1111/acer.14043. Epub 2019 May 9.

Nicotine pre-treatment reduces sensitivity to the interoceptive stimulus effects of commonly abused drugs as assessed with taste conditioning paradigms. Loney GC, Meyer PJ. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2019 Jan 1;194:341-350. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2018.07.048. Epub 2018 Nov

Intragastric nutrient infusion reduces motivation for food in male and female rats. Maske CB, Loney GC, Lilly N, Terrill SJ, Williams DL. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2018 Jul 1;315(1):E81-E90. doi: 10.1152/ajpendo.00308.2017. Epub 2018 Mar 13.

Brief Exposures to the Taste of Ethanol (EtOH) and Quinine Promote Subsequent Acceptance of EtOH in a Paradigm that Minimizes Postingestive Consequences. Loney GC, Meyer PJ. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2018 Mar;42(3):589-602. doi: 10.1111/acer.13581. Epub 2018 Jan 29.