Representative Publications

Publications (Note: * denotes the corresponding author)

Peer reviewed:

Yang, Y, Qin, J, Chen, W, Sui, N, Chen, H, Li, M* (2015): Behavioral and pharmacological investigation of anxiety and maternal responsiveness of postpartum female rats in a pup elevated plus maze. Behavioral Brain Research, 2015 Jul 6; 292:414-27 Abstract

Swalve N, Pittenger ST, Bevins RA, Li M (2015): Behavioral effects of phencyclidine on nicotine self-administration and reinstatement in the presence or absence of a visual stimulus in rats. Psychopharmacology (Berl), 2015 Aug 23; 232(16)-2877-87 Abstract

Swalve, N, Barrett, ST, Bevins, RA, Li, M (2015): Examining the reinforcement-enhancement effects of phencyclidine and its interactions with nicotine on lever-pressing for a visual stimulus. Behavioral Brain Research, 2015 Sep 15; 291:253-9 Abstract

Chou, S, Jones, S, Li, M* (2015): Adolescent olanzapine sensitization is correlated with hippocampal stem cell proliferation in a maternal immune activation rat model of schizophrenia. Brain Research, 2015 Aug 27; 1618:122-35 Abstract

Gao, J, Qin, R, Li, M* (2015): Repeated administration of aripiprazole produces a sensitization effect in the suppression of avoidance responding and phencyclidine-induced hyperlocomotion and increases D2 receptor-mediated behavioral function. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 2015 Apr; 29(4):390-400 Abstract

Shu, Q, Qin, R, Chen, Y, Hu, G and Li, M* (2014): Asenapine sensitization from adolescence to adulthood and its potential molecular basis. Behavioral Brain Research, 2014 Oct 15;273:166-76 Abstract

Sun, T, Liu, X and Li, M* (2014): Effect of environmental cues on the behavioral efficacy of haloperidol, olanzapine, and clozapine in rats. Behavioral Pharmacology, 2014 Aug;25(4):277-86 Abstract

Chen, W, Zhang, Q, Su, W, Zhang, H, Yang, Y, Qiao, J, Sui, N and Li, M* (2014): Effects of 5-hydroxytryptamine 2C receptor agonist MK212 and 2A receptor antagonist MDL100907 on maternal behavior in postpartum female rats. Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior, 2014 Feb;117:25-33 Abstract

Qiao, J, Zhang, Q and Li, M* (2014): Long-term impacts of adolescent risperidone treatment on behavioral responsiveness to olanzapine and clozapine in adulthood. Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, 2014 Jan 3;48:177-85 Abstract

Qin, R, Chen, Y and Li, M* (2013): Repeated asenapine treatment produces a sensitization effect in two preclinical tests of antipsychotic activity. Neuropharmacology, 2013 Dec;75:356-64 Abstract

Gao, J and Li, M* (2013): Time-dependence of risperidone and asenapine sensitization and associated D2 receptor mechanism. Behavioral Brain Research, 2013 Nov 15;257:286-94 Abstract

Li, M* and He, W (2013): An automatic recording system for the study of escape from fear in rats. Behavioural Processes, 2013 Nov;100:13-7 Abstract

Qiao, J, Li, H and Li, M* (2013): Olanzapine Sensitization and Clozapine Tolerance: From Adolescence to Adulthood in the Conditioned Avoidance Response Model, Neuropsychopharmccology, 2013 Feb;38(3):513-24 Abstract

Feng, M, Sui, N and Li, M* (2013): Environmental and behavioral controls of the expression of clozapine tolerance: Evidence from a novel across-model transfer paradigm, Behavioural brain research, 2013 Feb 1;238:178-87 Abstract

Feng, M, Sui, N and Li, M* (2013): Avoidance disruptive effect of clozapine and olanzapine is potentiated by increasing the test trials: Further test of the motivational salience, Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior, 2013 Jan;103(3):467-73 Abstract

Zhao, CJ and Li, M* (2012): Neuroanatomical substrates of the disruptive effect of olanzapine on rat maternal behavior as revealed by c-Fos immunoreactivity, Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior, 2012 Dec;103(2):174-80 Abstract

Sparkman, N and Li, M* (2012): Drug-drug conditioning between citalopram and haloperidol or olanzapine in a conditioned avoidance response model: Implications for polypharmacy in schizophrenia, Behavioural Pharmacology, 2012 Oct;23(7):658-68 Abstract

Volf, N, Hu, G and Li, M* (2012): Iptakalim preferentially decreases nicotine-induced hyperlocomotion in phencyclidine-sensitized rats: A potential dual action against nicotine addiction and psychosis, Clinical Psychopharmacology and Neuroscience, 2012 Dec;10(3):168-79 Abstract

Swalve and Li, M* (2012): Parametric studies of antipsychotic-induced sensitization in the conditioned avoidance response model: Roles of number of drug exposure, drug dose, and test-retest interval, Behavioural Pharmacology, 2012 Aug;23(4):380-91 Abstract

Li, M*, He, W, and Munro, R (2012): Differential effects of acute amphetamine and phencyclidine treatment and withdrawal from repeated amphetamine or phencyclidine treatment on social interaction and social memory in rats, PsyCh Journal, 2012 Jun;1(1):56-68 Abstract

Zhao, CJ, Sun, T and Li, M* (2012): Neural basis of the potentiated inhibition of repeated haloperidol and clozapine treatment on the phencyclidine-induced hyperlocomotion, Progress in Neuropsychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry, 2012 Aug 7;38(2):175-82 Abstract

Zhang, C and Li, M* (2012): Contextual and behavioral control of antipsychotic sensitization induced by haloperidol and olanzapine, Behavioural Pharmacology, Feb;23(1):66-79. Abstract

Li, M*, Sun, T, and Mead, A (2012): Clozapine, but not olanzapine disrupts conditioned avoidance response in rats by antagonizing 5-HT2A/2C receptors, Journal of Neural Transmission, 2012 Apr;119(4):497-505. Epub 2011 Oct 11. Abstract

Charntikov, S, Tracy, M, Zhao, CJ, Li, M, Bevins, R (2011): Conditioned response evoked by nicotine conditioned stimulus preferentially induces c-Fos expression in medial regions of caudate-putamen, Neuropsychopharmacology, 2011 Nov 2. doi: 10.1038/npp.2011.263. Abstract

Grant, K, LeVan, T, Wells, S, Li, M, Stoltenberg, S, Gendelman, H, Carlo, G and Bevins, R (2011): Methamphetamine-associated psychosis, Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology. AbstractFull-text PDF

Li, M*, He, W, and Chen, J (2011): Time course of prepulse inhibition disruption induced by dopamine agonists and NMDA antagonists: Effects of drug administration regimen, Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior, 99(3), 509-518. Abstract

Li, M*, He, W, and Heupel, K (2011): Administration of clozapine to a mother rat potentiates pup ultrasonic vocalization in response to separation and re-separation: Contrast with haloperidol, Behavioural Brain Research, 2011 Apr 4. Abstract

Li, M*, He, W, and Volf, N (2011): Time course of the attenuation effect of repeated antipsychotic treatment on prepulse inhibition disruption induced by repeated phencyclidine treatment, Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior, 2011 Mar 21;98(4):559-569. Abstract

Kathryn Wilson, David Hansen and Ming Li (2011): The Traumatic Stress Response in Child Maltreatment and Resultant Neuropsychological Effects, Aggression and Violent Behavior, 16 (2011) 87–97. 

Zhang, C, Fang, YR, and Li, M* (2011): Behavioral mechanisms of the disruptive effect of olanzapine and risperidone in the rat conditioned avoidance response model: further evidence, Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior, 2011 Mar;98(1):155-60. Epub 2010 Dec 29. Abstract; Full-text PDF

Li, M*, Sun, T, Zhang, C, Hu, G (2010): Distinct neural mechanisms underlying acute and repeated administration of antipsychotic drugs in rat avoidance conditioning, Psychopharmacology, Sep;212(1):45-57. Abstract

Sun, T, He, W, Hu, G, Li, M* (2010): Anxiolytic property of risperidone and olanzapine as examined in multiple measures of fear in rats. Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior, 2010 May;95(3):298-307. Abstract; Full-text PDF

Sun, T, Zhao, CJ, Hu, G, Li, M* (2010): Iptakalim: A potential antipsychotic drug with novel mechanisms? European Journal of Pharmacology, 2010 May 25;634(1-3):68-76. Abstract

Zhao, CJ, Li, M* (2010): C-FOS identification of neuroanatomical sites associated with haloperidol and clozapine disruption of maternal behavior in the rat. Neuroscience, 2010 Apr 14;166(4):1043-55. Abstract; Full-text PDF

Chen, J, Wang, ZC, and Li, M* (2011): Multiple “hits” during postnatal and early adulthood periods disrupt the normal development of sensorimotor gating ability in rats. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 2011;25:379-92. Abstract

Zhao, CJ, Li, M* (2009): The receptor mechanisms underlying the disruptive effects of haloperidol and clozapine on rat maternal behavior: A double dissociation between dopamine D2 and 5-HT2A/2C receptors. Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior, 2009 Oct;93(4):433-42. Epub 2009 Jun 17. Abstract; Full-text PDF

Li, M*, He, W, Mead, A (2009) An investigation of the behavioral mechanisms of antipsychotic action using a drug-drug conditioning paradigm. Behavioural Pharmacology, 2009 Mar;20(2):184-94. Abstract

Mead A, Li M* (2010) Avoidance-Suppressing Effect of Antipsychotic Drugs is Progressively Potentiated after Repeated Administration: an Interoceptive Drug State Mechanism. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 2010 Jul;24(7):1045-53. Epub 2009 Mar 27. Abstract

Li, M*, He, W, Mead, A (2009) Olanzapine and risperidone disrupt conditioned avoidance responding in phencyclidine or amphetamine pretreated rats by selectively weakening motivational salience of conditioned stimulus. Behavioural Pharmacology, 20: 84-98. Abstract

Sun, T, Hu, G, Li, M* (2009): Repeated antipsychotic treatment progressively potentiates inhibition on phencyclidine-induced hyperlocomotion, but attenuates inhibition on amphetamine-induced hyperlocomotion: Relevance to animal models of antipsychotic drugs. European Journal of Pharmacology, 602:334-342. Abstract

Zhao, CJ, Li, M* (2009): Sedation and disruption of maternal motivation underlie the disruptive effects of antipsychotic treatment on rat maternal behavior. Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior, 92: 147-156. Abstract; Full-text PDF

Mead, A, Li, M*, Kapur, S (2008): Clozapine and Olanzapine Exhibit an Intrinsic Anxiolytic Property in Two Conditioned Fear Paradigms: Contrast with Haloperidol and Chlordiazepoxide. Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior, 90 (2008) 551–562 Abstract; Full-text PDF

Li, M*, He, W and Munro, R (2008): Amphetamine Selectively Enhances Avoidance Responding to a Less Salient Stimulus in Rats. Journal of Neural Transmission, 2008 May;115(5):773-6. Abstract

Parada, M, King, S, Li, M and Fleming, A (2008): The roles of accumbal dopamine D1 and D2 receptors in maternal memory in rats. Behavioral Neuroscience, Apr;122(2):368-76. Abstract

Li, M, Fletcher PJ, Kapur S (2007) Time Course of the Antipsychotic Effect and the Underlying Behavioral Mechanisms. Neuropsychopharmacology, 2007, Feb;32(2):263-72. Abstract; Full-text PDF

Smith AJ, Li M, Becker S, Kapur S (2007) Linking Animal Models of Psychosis to Computational Models of Dopamine Function. Neuropsychopharmacology, 2007 Jan;32(1):54-66 Abstract; Full-text PDF

Smith A, Li, M, Becker S, Kapur S (2006) Dopamine, prediction error and associative learning: A model-based account. Network 17:61-84. Abstract

Li, M, Budin, R, Fleming, A, and Kapur, S (2005) Effects of novel antipsychotics, amisulpiride and aripiprazole, on maternal behavior in rats. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2005, 181(3) 600-10. Abstract

Li, M., Budin, R, Fleming, A, and Kapur, S (2005) Effects of chronic typical and atypical antipsychotic drug treatment on maternal behavior in rats. Schizophrenia Research, 75/2-3 pp 325-336. Abstract

Li, M. Parkes, J, Fletcher, PJ, and Kapur, S. (2004) Evaluation of the motor initiation hypothesis of APD-induced conditioned avoidance decreases. Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior, 78(4), 811-819. Abstract

Smith, A, Li, M, Becker, S and Kapur, S. (2004) A Model of Antipsychotic Action in Conditioned Avoidance: A Computational Approach. Neuropsychopharmacology, 2004 Jun, 29(6) 1040-9. Abstract; Full-text PDF

Li, M., Davidson, P, Budin, R, Kapur, S and Fleming, A (2004) Effects of typical and atypical antipsychotic drugs on maternal behavior in postpartum female rats. Schizophrenia Research, 2004 Sep 1;70(1):69-80. Abstract

Li, M. and A.S. Fleming (2003) The nucleus accumbens shell is critical for normal expression of pup-retrieval in postpartum female rats. Behavioural Brain Research, 2003. 145(1-2): p. 99-111. Abstract

Li, M. and A.S. Fleming (2003) Differential involvement of nucleus accumbens shell and core subregions in maternal memory in postpartum female rats. Behavioral Neuroscience, 2003. 117(3): p. 426-45. Abstract; Full-text PDF

Lee, A., Li, M. Watchus, J, Fleming AS (1999) Neuroanatomical basis of maternal memory in postpartum rats: selective role for the nucleus accumbens. Behavioral Neuroscience, 1999. 113(3): p. 523-38. Abstract; Full-text PDF

Invited papers

Li, M*, Mead, A, Bevins, RA (2009) Individual Differences in Responding to Nicotine: Tracking Changes from Adolescence to Adulthood. Acta Pharmacol Sin 2009, Jun; 30 (6): 868–878

Kapur, S, Agid, O, Mizrahi, R, and Li, M (2006) How antipsychotics work—From receptors to reality. NeuroRx, 3 (1), 10-21.

Kapur, S, Mizrahi, R, and Li, M (2005) From dopamine to salience to psychosis - Linking biology, pharmacology and phenomenology of psychosis. Schizophrenia Research, 2005 Nov 1;79(1):59-68.

Book chapters

Fleming, A, and Li, M (2002). Psychobiology of maternal behavior in non-human mammals. Handbook of Parenting (second edition, eds. Marc H. Bornstein), Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2002.