Neurophysiology and Behaviors

Leader

Research center

9 Quai Saint-Bernard Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Campus Jussieu, Bâtiments A-B-C
75005 Paris
Michel Labouesse

Institution

Inserm
CNRS
Université Pierre et Marie Curie

Laboratory

Neuroscience Paris Seine
U1130 UMR8246 UMCR18
DHU Pepsy
Available to host a PhD student

Publications

Naudé J, Tolu S, Dongelmans M, Torquet N, Valverde S, Rodriguez G, Pons S, Maskos U, Mourot A, Marti F, Faure P. Nicotinic receptors in the ventral tegmental area promote uncertainty-seeking. Nat Neurosci. 2016 Mar;19(3):471-8. doi: 10.1038/nn.4223. Epub 2016 Jan 18.

Eddine R, Valverde S, Tolu S, Dautan D, Hay A, Morel C, Cui Y, Lambolez B, Venance L, Marti F, Faure P. A concurrent excitation and inhibition of dopaminergic subpopulations in response to nicotine. Sci Rep. 2015 Feb 2;5:8184. doi: 10.1038/srep08184.

Naudé J, Dongelmans M, Faure P. Nicotinic alteration of decision-making.  Neuropharmacology. 2014 Dec 9. pii: S0028-3908(14)00437-7. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropharm.2014.11.021.

Morel C, Fattore L, Pons S, Hay YA, Marti F, Lambolez B, De Biasi M, Lathrop M, Fratta W, Maskos U, Faure P. Nicotine consumption is regulated by a human polymorphism in dopamine neurons. Mol Psychiatry. 2014 Aug;19(8):930-6. doi: 10.1038/mp.2013.158. Epub 2013 Dec 3.

Ey E Yang M Katz AM Woldeyohannes L Silverman JL Leblond CS Faure P Torquet N Sourd AM Bourgeron T Crawley JN  (2012) : Absence of Deficits in Social Behaviors and Ultrasonic Vocalizations in Later Generations of Mice Lacking Neuroligin4. Genes Brain Behav. 2012 Sep 18. doi: 10.1111/j.160 

Schmeisser MJ Ey E Wegener S Bockmann J Stempel AV Kuebler A Janssen AL Udvardi PT Shiban E Spilker C Balschun D Skryabin BV Dieck St Smalla KH Montag D Leblond CS Faure P Torquet N Le Sourd AM Toro R (2012) : Autistic-like behaviours and hyperactivity in mice lacking ProSAP1/Shank2. Nature.;486(7402):256-60. doi: 10.1038/nature11015

 Tolu S Eddine R Marti F David V Graupner M Pons S Baudonnat M Husson M Besson M Reperant C Zemdegs J Pages C Hay YA Lambolez B Caboche J Gutkin B Gardier AM Changeux JP Faure P Maskos U  (2012) : Co-activation of VTA DA and GABA neurons mediates nicotine reinforcement. Mol Psychiatry. 2012 Jul 3. doi: 10.1038/mp.2012.8

Bourgeois JP Meas-Yeadid V Lesourd AM Faure P Pons S Maskos U Changeux JP Olivo-Marin JC Granon S  (2011) : Modulation of the Mouse Prefrontal Cortex Activation by Neuronal Nicotinic Receptors during Novelty Exploration but not by Exploration of a Familiar Environment. Cereb Cortex. 2011 Aug 1.

 Exley R Maubourguet N David V Eddine R Evrard A Pons S Marti F Threlfell S Cazala P McIntosh JM Changeux JP Maskos U Cragg SJ Faure P  (2011) : Distinct contributions of nicotinic acetylcholine receptor subunit {alpha}4 and subunit {alpha}6 to the reinforcing effects of nicotine. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Apr 18.

Fields of research

Neurophysiology / systems neuroscience

Research Theme

Dopamine (DA) projections from the midbrain (including ventral tegmental area - VTA and substantia nigra - SN) to striatum and frontal cortex play a major role in behavioral actions controlled by reward and in the formation of habits. The dopaminergic system is also involved in drug addiction. We are interested in the nicotinic modulation of the dopaminergic system, with i) the identification of relevant nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) in this modulation, ii) their role in the organization of behavior, and iii) on cellular and behavioural events that occur during and after repeated exposure to nicotine.

ENP Students

Marie Louise DONGELMANS