School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Cellular and Synaptic Physiology Lab


Original, Peer-Reviewed Articles

  1. Childs JE, DeLeon J, Nickel E, Kroener, S. Vagus nerve stimulation reduces cocaine–seeking and alters plasticity in the extinction network. Learning Mem. (in press).
  2. Holehonnur R, Phensy A, Kim L, Milivojevic M, Vuong D, Daison D, Alex S, Tiner M, Jones L, Kroener, S, Ploski J (2016) Increasing the GluN2A/GluN2B ratio in neurons of the mouse basal and lateral amygdala inhibits the modification of an existing fear memory trace. J Neurosci 36(36): 9490-9504; doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1743-16.2016.
  3. Beck SJ, Guo L, Phensy A, Tian J, Wang L, Tandon N, Gauba E, Lu L, Pascual J, Kroener, S, Du H (2016) Deregulation of mitochondrial F1FO–ATP synthase via OSCP in Alzheimer’s disease. Nature Communications 7:11483. doi:10.1038/ncomms11483.
  4. Childs JE, Alvarez AC, McIntyre CK, Kroener, S (2015) Vagus nerve stimulation as a tool to induce plasticity in pathways relevant for extinction learning. JoVE – Journal of Visualized Experiments. 102. doi: 10.3791/53032. PMID: 26325100.
  5. Hu W, Morris B, Carrasco A, Kroener, S (2015) Effects of acamprosate on attentional set–shifting and cellular function in the prefrontal cortex of chronic alcohol–exposed mice. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 39(6):953–61. doi: 10.1111/acer.12722. PMID: 25903298.
  6. Jeevakumar V, Driskill C, Paine A, Sobhanian M, Vakil H, Morris B, Ramos J, Kroener, S (2015) Ketamine administration during the second postnatal week induces enduring schizophrenia-like behavioral symptoms and reduces parvalbumin expression in the medial prefrontal cortex of adult mice. Behav Brain Res. 282C:165-175. doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2015.01.010.
  7. Jeevakumar V, Kroener, S (2014) Ketamine administration during the second postnatal week alters synaptic properties of fast-spiking interneurons in the medial prefrontal cortex of adult mice. Cereb Cortex 26(3):1117-29. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhu293. Epub 2014 Dec 4. PMID: 25477370.
  8. Mulholland P, Spencer K, Hu W, Kroener, S, Chandler J (2014) Neuroplasticity of A–type potassium channel complexes induced by chronic alcohol exposure enhances dendritic calcium transients in hippocampus. Psychopharmacol. 232(11):1995–2006. doi: 10.1007/s00213–014–3835–4. Epub 2014 Dec 17.
  9. Peña DF, Childs JE, Willett S, Vital A, McIntyre CK, Kroener, S (2014) Vagus nerve stimulation enhances extinction of conditioned fear and modulates plasticity in the pathway from the ventromedial prefrontal cortex to the amygdala. Front Behav Neurosci. 8:327. doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2014.00327. eCollection 2014.
  10. Kroener S, Mulholland PJ, New NN, Gass JT, Becker HC, Chandler LJ (2012) Chronic alcohol exposure alters behavioral and synaptic plasticity of the rodent prefrontal cortex. PLoS One. 7(5):e37541
  11. Herold C, Palomero–Gallagher N, Hellmann B, Kröner, S, Theiss C, Güntürkün O, Zilles K (2011) The receptor architecture of the pigeons’ nidopallium caudolaterale: an avian analogue to the mammalian prefrontal cortex. Brain Struct Funct 216(3): 239–254. DOI: 10.1007/s00429–011–0301–5.
  12. Kroener S, Lavin A (2010) Altered dopamine modulation of inhibition in the prefrontal cortex of cocaine–sensitized rats. Neuropsychopharmacol 35(11): 2292–304. DOI: 10.1038/npp.2010.107
  13. Kroener S, Phillips PEM, Chandler LJ, Seamans JK (2009) Dopamine modulates recurrent synaptic activity and enhances the signal–to–noise ratio in the prefrontal cortex. PLoS One 4(8): e6507. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0006507.
  14. Trantham–Davidson H*, Kröner, S*, Seamans JK (2008) Dopamine modulation of prefrontal cortex interneurons occurs independently of DARPP–32. Cereb Cortex 18(4):951–8 (* these authors contributed equally). DOI: 10.1093/cercor/bhm133.
  15. González–Burgos G, Kroener S, Zaitsev AV, Povysheva NV, Krimer LS, Barrionuevo G, Lewis DA (2008) Functional maturation of excitatory synapses in layer 3 pyramidal neurons during postnatal development of the primate prefrontal cortex. Cereb Cortex 18(3):626–37. DOI: 10.1093/cercor/bhm095.
  16. Tu Y, Kroener S, Abernathy K, Lapish C, Seamans J, Chandler LJ, Woodward JJ (2007) Ethanol disrupts patterns of persistent activity in prefrontal cortical neurons. J Neurosci 27(17):4765–4775. DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5378–06.2007.
  17. Kroener S, Krimer LS, Lewis DA, Barrionuevo G (2007) Dopamine increases inhibition in the monkey dorsolateral prefrontal cortex through cell type–specific modulation of interneurons. Cereb Cortex 17(5): 1020–32. DOI: 10.1093/cercor/bhl012.
  18. Povysheva NV, Zaitsev AV, Kröner, S, Krimer OA, Rotaru DC, González–Burgos G, Lewis DA, Krimer LS (2007) Electrophysiological differences between neurogliaform cells from monkey and rat prefrontal cortex. J Neurophysiol 97(2):1030–9. DOI: 10.1152/jn.00794.2006.
  19. Povysheva NV, González–Burgos G, Zaitsev AV, Kröner, S, Barrionuevo G, Lewis DA, Krimer LS (2006) Properties of excitatory synaptic responses in fast–spiking interneurons and pyramidal cells from rat and monkey prefrontal cortex: Potential role in feed–forward inhibition. Cereb Cortex 16(4): 541–52. DOI: 10.1093/cercor/bhj002.
  20. González–Burgos G, Kröner, S, Seamans JK, Lewis DA, Barrionuevo G (2005) Dopaminergic modulation of synaptic depression in fast spiking interneurons of the monkey dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. J Neurophysiol 94(6): 4168–77. DOI: 10.1152/jn.00698.2005.
  21. Kröner, S*, Rosenkranz JA*, Grace AA, Barrionuevo G (2005) Dopamine modulates excitability of basolateral amygdala neurons in vitro. J Neurophysiol 93(3): 1598–1610. DOI: 10.1152/jn.00843.2004 (* these authors contributed equally).
  22. Zaitsev AV, González–Burgos G, Povysheva NV, Kröner, S, Lewis DA, Krimer LS (2005) Localization of calcium–binding proteins in interneurons of different physiological and morphological classes in monkey dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. Cereb Cortex 15(8): 1178–86. DOI: 10.1093/cercor/bhh218.
  23. Krimer LS, Zaitsev AV, Czanner G, Kröner, S, González–Burgos G, Povysheva NV, Iyengar S, Barrionuevo G, Lewis DA (2005) Cluster analysis–based physiological classification and morphological properties of inhibitory neurons in layers 2–3 of monkey dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. J Neurophysiol 94(5): 3009–22. DOI: 10.1152/jn.00156.2005. (Impact Factor 3.48).
  24. Kröner, S, Gottmann K, Hatt H, Güntürkün O (2002) Electrophysiological and morphological properties of cell types in the chick neostriatum caudolaterale. Neuroscience 110(3): 459–473. DOI: 10.1016/S0306–4522(01)00506–1.
  25. Kröner, S, Güntürkün O (1999) Afferent and efferent connections of the caudolateral neostriatum in the pigeon (Columba livia): A retro– and anterograde pathway tracing study. J Comp Neurol 407:228–260. DOI: 10.1002/(SICI)1096–9861(19990503)407:2<228::AID–CNE6>3.0.CO;2–2.
  26. Kröner, S, Schall U, Ward PB, Sticht G, Banger M, Haffner HT, Catts SV (1999) Effects of prepulses and d–amphetamine on performance and event–related potential measures on an auditory discrimination task. Psychopharmacol 145(2): 123–132. DOI: 10.1007/s002130051040.
  27. Güntürkün O, Kröner, S (1999) A polysensory pathway to the forebrain of the pigeon: the ascending projections of the n. dorsolateralis posterior thalami (DLP). Eur J Morphol 37(2–3): 124–128. DOI: 10.1076/ejom.
  28. Durstewitz D, Kröner, S, Hemmings HC Jr, Güntürkün O (1998) The dopaminergic innervation of the pigeon telencephalon: distribution of DARPP–32 and coocurrence with glutamate decarboxylase and tyrosine hydroxylase. Neuroscience 83: 763–779. DOI: 10.1016/S0306–4522(97)00450–8.
  29. Kröner, S, Schall U, Catts SV, Ward PB (1998) Prepulse inhibition (PPI) of event–related potentials (ERPs) in an auditory discrimination is impaired in normal subjects after amphetamine: Support for a model of schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research 29(1–2): 120–121. DOI: 10.1016/S0920–9964(97)88605–7.

Reviews (Peer-Reviewed)

  1. Lapish CC, Kroener, S, Durstewitz D, Lavin A, Seamans JK (2007) The ability of the mesocortical dopamine system to operate in distinct temporal modes. Neuropsychopharmacol 191(3): 609–25. DOI: 10.1007/s00213–006–0527–8.
  2. González–Burgos G, Kröner, S, Krimer LS, Seamans JK, Urban NN, Henze DA, Lewis DA, Barrionuevo G (2002) Dopamine modulation of neuronal function in the monkey prefrontal cortex. Physiol and Behav 77(4–5): 537–543. DOI: 10.1016/S0031–9384(02)00940–X.
  3. Durstewitz D, Kröner, S, Güntürkün O (1999) The dopaminergic innervation of the avian telencephalon. Prog Neurobiol 59: 161–195. DOI: 10.1016/S0301–0082(98)00100–2.

Book Chapters

  1. González-Burgos, G., Kröner, S, Seamans, J.K. (2007) Cellular mechanisms of working memory and its modulation by dopamine in the prefrontal cortex of primates and rats. In: Monoaminergic Modulation of Cortical Excitability. Tseng, K.Y. and Atzori, M. (Eds.) Springer, Berlin, pp 125-152.
  2. DeWitt, S, Kroener, S, Filbey FM (2013) Cue–elicited craving for marijuana activates the reward neurocircuitry associated with the neuropathology of addiction. In: Endocannabinoid Regulation of Monoamines in Psychiatric and Neurological Disorders. Van Bockstaele E (Ed.) New York, pp–55–71.