Selected publications

Viereckel T, Konradsson-Geuken Å, Wallén-Mackenzie Å. Validated multi-step approach for in vivo recording and analysis of optogenetically evoked glutamate in the mouse globus pallidus. J Neurochem. 2018 Apr;145(2):125-138

Nylander I, Todkar A, Granholm L, Vrettou M, Bendre M, Boon W, Andershed H, Tuvblad C, Nilsson KW, Comasco E. Evidence for a Link Between Fkbp5/FKBP5, Early Life Social Relations and Alcohol Drinking in Young Adult Rats and Humans. Mol Neurobiol (2017) 54:6225-6234

Granholm L, Todkar A, Bergman S, Niksson K, Comasco E, Nylander I. The expression of opioid genes in non-classical reward areas depends on early life conditions and ethanol intake. Brain Res (2017) 1668:36-45

Wang DV, Viereckel T, Zell V, Konradsson-Geuken Å, Broker CJ, Talishinsky A, Yoo JH, Galinato MH, Arvidsson E, Kesner AJ, Hnasko TS, Wallén-Mackenzie Å, Ikemoto S. Disrupting Glutamate Co-transmission Does Not Affect Acquisition of Conditioned Behavior Reinforced by Dopamine Neuron Activation. Cell Rep. 2017 Mar 14;18(11):2584-2591.

Björkholm C, Marcus MM, Konradsson-Geuken Å, Jardemark K, Svensson TH. The novel antipsychotic drug brexpiprazole, alone and in combination with escitalopram, facilitates prefrontal glutamatergic transmission via a dopamine D1 receptor-dependent mechanism. Eur Neuropsychopharmacol. 2017 Apr;27(4):411-417.

Segerström L, Gustavsson J, Nylander I. Minimizing Postsampling Degradation of Peptides by a Thermal Benchtop Tissue Stabilization Method. Biopreservation and Biobanking (2016) 14(2):172-179

Vrettou M, Granholm L, Todkar A, Nilsson KW, Wallén-Mackenzie Å, Nylander I, Comasco E. Ethanol affects limbic and striatal presynaptic glutamatergic and DNA methylation gene expression in outbred rats exposed to early-life stress Addiction Biology (2015) 22, 369-380. doi:10.1111/adb.12331

Granholm L, Rowley S, Ellgren M, Segerström L, Nylander I. Impact of adolescent ethanol exposure and adult amphetamine self-administration on evoked striatal dopamine release in male rats. Psychopharmacology (2015) 232:4421-4431

Engel JA, Nylander I, Jerlhag E. A ghrelin receptor (GHS-R1A) antagonist attenuates the rewarding properties of morphine and increases opioid peptide levels in reward areas in mice. European Neuropsychopharmacology (2015) 25:2364-2371

Palm S and Nylander I. Alcohol-induced changes in opioid peptide levels in adolescent rats are dependent on housing conditions. Alcohol Clin Exp Res (2015) 38 (12) 2978-2987

PhD thesis from the group


Karolina Ploj, Involvement of the opioid system in high alcohol consumption. Environmental and genetic influence.


Erika Roman, Maternal separation in rats. An experimental model for long-term effects of early life experiences on neurochemistry, voluntary ethanol intake and exploration and risk assessment behavior.


Lisa Gustafsson, Endogenous opioids and voluntary ethanol drinking. Consequences of postnatal environmental influences in rats.


Sadia Oreland, Maternal separation in the rat. The short- and long-term effects of early-life experience on neuropeptides, monoamines and voluntary ethanol consumption.


Loudin Daoura, Early environment and adolescent ethanol consumption; Effects on endogenous opioids and behaviour in rats.


Sara Palm, Early environment, adolescent alcohol drinking and neurobiological responses to drugs.


Linnea Granholm, Stress, drugs and neuroscience. Neurobiological effects of social stressors and drug exposure in young and adolescent rats.