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Selected Publications


Chometton S, Jung AH, Mai L, Bon TD, Ramirez AO, Pittman DW, Schier LA. A Glucokinase-linked

Sensor in the Taste System Contributes to Glucose Appetite. Molecular Metabolism. 2022 Jul 20:101554. doi: 10.1016/j.molmet.2022.101554.

Jung AH, King CT, Blonde GD, King M, Griggs C, Hashimoto K, Spector AC, Schier LA. A Subregion of

Insular Cortex Is Required for Rapid Taste-Visceral Integration and Consequent Conditioned Taste Aversion and Avoidance Expression in Rats. eNeuro. 2022 Jul 7;9(4): eNeuro 0527-21.2022.

doi: 10.1523/ENEURO.0527-21.2022.

Ascencio Gutierrez V, Simental Ramos A, Khayoyan S, Schier LA. Dietary Experience with Glucose and

Fructose Fosters Heightened Avidity for Glucose-containing Sugars Independent of TRPM5 Taste Transduction in Mice. Nutritional Neuroscience. 2022 Mar 21:1-12.

doi: 10.1080/1028415X.2022.2050092.


Myers, K.P., Summers, M.Y., Geyer-Roberts, E., & Schier, L.A. ♦ (2020). The Role of Postingestive

Feedback in the Development of an Enhanced Appetite for the Orosensory Properties of Glucose over Fructose in Rats. Nutrients 12(3):807. doi: 10.3390/nu12030807

Inui-Yamamoto, C., Blonde, G., Schmid, F., Mariotti, L., Campora, M., Inui, T., Schier, L.A., Spector, A.C.♦

(2020). Neural Isolation of the Olfactory Bulbs Severely Impairs Taste-Guided Behavior to Normally Preferred, But Not Avoided, Stimuli. eNeuro  7(2) doi: 10.1523/ENEURO.0026-20.2020.


Noble, E.E., Wang, Z., Liu, C.M., Davis, E.A., Suarez, A.N.ψ, Stein, L.M., Tsan, L.ψ, Terrill, S.J.,  Hsu, T.M.,

Jung, A.H., Raycraft, L.M., Hahn, J.D., Darvas, M., Cortella, A.M., Schier, L.A., Johnson, A.W., Hayes, M.R., Holschneider, D.P., Kanoski, S.E.♦ (2019). Hypothalamus-hippocampus Circuitry Regulates Impulsivity via Melanin-concentrating Hormone. Nature Communications, 10(1):4923. doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-12895-y.

Chiang, M.C., Bowen, A, Schier, L.A., Tupone D, Uddin, O, Heinricher, M.M. ♦ (2019). Parabrachial

Complex: A Hub for Pain and Aversion. Journal of Neuroscience, 39(42):8225-8230.

Schier, L.A., Hyde, K.M., & Spector, A.C.♦. (2019) Conditioned Taste Aversion versus Avoidance: A Re

examination of the Separate Processes Hypothesis. PLoS One, 14(6):e0217458.

Schier, L.A., Inui-Yamamoto, C., Blonde, G.D., & Spector, A.C.♦ (2019). Origin of the Chemosensory

Inputs Contributing to Behavioral Discrimination of Sugars in Mice. American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory, Integrative, and  Comparative, 316(5):R448-R462.

Schier, L.A., & Spector, A.C.♦ (2019).The Functional and Neurobiological Properties of Bad Taste.

Physiological Reviews, 99(1) 605-663


Spector, A.C.♦, & Schier, L.A. (2018). Behavioral Evidence that Select Carbohydrate Stimuli Activate

T1R-Independent Receptor Mechanisms. Appetite, pii: S0195-6663(16)31002-31009.

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