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Ruth I. Wood, PhD
Chair and Professor of Cell and Neurobiology
Associate Dean For Appointments and Promotions
Cell and Neurobiology
BMT 401 A 1333 San Pablo Street Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 442 1980

Publications

Wallin-Miller K, Li G, Kelishani D, Wood RI. Anabolic-androgenic steroids decrease dendritic spine density in the nucleus accumbens of male rats. Neuroscience. 2016 Aug 25; 330:72-8. View in: PubMed

Wood RI, Knoll AT, Levitt P. Social housing conditions and oxytocin and vasopressin receptors contribute to ethanol conditioned social preference in female mice. Physiol Behav. 2015 Nov 1; 151:469-77. View in: PubMed

Wallin KG, Alves JM, Wood RI. Anabolic-androgenic steroids and decision making: Probability and effort discounting in male rats. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2015 Jul; 57:84-92. View in: PubMed

Wallin KG, Wood RI. Anabolic-androgenic steroids impair set-shifting and reversal learning in male rats. Eur Neuropsychopharmacol. 2015 Apr; 25(4):583-90. View in: PubMed

Brewer CJ, Wood RI, Wood JC. mRNA regulation of cardiac iron transporters and ferritin subunits in a mouse model of iron overload. Exp Hematol. 2014 Dec; 42(12):1059-67. View in: PubMed

Kim JY, Wood RI. Anabolic-androgenic steroids and appetitive sexual behavior in male rats. Horm Behav. 2014 Sep; 66(4):585-90. View in: PubMed

Pope HG, Wood RI, Rogol A, Nyberg F, Bowers L, Bhasin S. Adverse health consequences of performance-enhancing drugs: an endocrine society scientific statement. Endocr Rev. 2014 Jun; 35(3):341-75. View in: PubMed

Cooper SE, Wood RI. Androgens and opiates: testosterone interaction with morphine self-administration in male rats. Neuroreport. 2014 May 7; 25(7):521-6. View in: PubMed

Kent K, Butler K, Wood RI. Ethanol induces conditioned social preference in male mice. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2014 Apr; 38(4):1184-92. View in: PubMed

Brewer C, Otto-Duessel M, Wood RI, Wood JC. Sex differences and steroid modulation of cardiac iron in a mouse model of iron overload. Transl Res. 2014 Feb; 163(2):151-9. View in: PubMed

Cooper SE, Goings SP, Kim JY, Wood RI. Testosterone enhances risk tolerance without altering motor impulsivity in male rats. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2014 Feb; 40:201-12. View in: PubMed

Wood RI, Rice R. Ethanol-induced conditioned partner preference in female mice. Behav Brain Res. 2013 Apr 15; 243:273-7. View in: PubMed

Wood RI, Armstrong A, Fridkin V, Shah V, Najafi A, Jakowec M. 'Roid rage in rats? Testosterone effects on aggressive motivation, impulsivity and tyrosine hydroxylase. Physiol Behav. 2013 Feb 17; 110-111:6-12. View in: PubMed

Wood RI, Stanton SJ. Testosterone and sport: Current perspectives. Horm Behav. 2012 Jan; 61(1):147-55. View in: PubMed

Wood RI, Vertelkina NV, Antzoulatos E. Testosterone as a discriminative stimulus in male rats. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 2011 Nov; 100(1):185-90. View in: PubMed

Antzoulatos E, Jakowec MW, Petzinger GM, Wood RI. MPTP Neurotoxicity and Testosterone Induce Dendritic Remodeling of Striatal Medium Spiny Neurons in the C57Bl/6 Mouse. Parkinsons Dis. 2011; 2011:138471. View in: PubMed

Gorton LM, Vuckovic MG, Vertelkina N, Petzinger GM, Jakowec MW, Wood RI. Exercise effects on motor and affective behavior and catecholamine neurochemistry in the MPTP-lesioned mouse. Behav Brain Res. 2010 Dec 1; 213(2):253-62. View in: PubMed

Sato SM, Johansen JA, Jordan CL, Wood RI. Membrane androgen receptors may mediate androgen reinforcement. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2010 Aug; 35(7):1063-73. View in: PubMed

Kanayama G, Brower KJ, Wood RI, Hudson JI, Pope HG. Treatment of anabolic-androgenic steroid dependence: Emerging evidence and its implications. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2010 Jun 1; 109(1-3):6-13. View in: PubMed

Wood RI. The many facets of sex and drugs. Horm Behav. 2010 Jun; 58(1):1. View in: PubMed

Antzoulatos E, Jakowec MW, Petzinger GM, Wood RI. Sex differences in motor behavior in the MPTP mouse model of Parkinson's disease. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 2010 Jun; 95(4):466-72. View in: PubMed

Kanayama G, Brower KJ, Wood RI, Hudson JI, Pope HG. Anabolic-androgenic steroid dependence: an emerging disorder. Addiction. 2009 Dec; 104(12):1966-78. View in: PubMed

Gorton LM, Mahoney MM, Magorien JE, Lee TM, Wood RI. Estrogen receptor immunoreactivity in late-gestation fetal lambs. Biol Reprod. 2009 Jun; 80(6):1152-9. View in: PubMed

Kanayama G, Brower KJ, Wood RI, Hudson JI, Pope HG. Issues for DSM-V: clarifying the diagnostic criteria for anabolic-androgenic steroid dependence. Am J Psychiatry. 2009 Jun; 166(6):642-5. View in: PubMed

Schauwecker PE, Wood RI, Lorenzana A. Neuroprotection against excitotoxic brain injury in mice after ovarian steroid depletion. Brain Res. 2009 Apr 10; 1265:37-46. View in: PubMed

Antzoulatos E, Magorien JE, Wood RI. Cell proliferation and survival in the mating circuit of adult male hamsters: effects of testosterone and sexual behavior. Horm Behav. 2008 Nov; 54(5):735-40. View in: PubMed

Vuckovic MG, Wood RI, Holschneider DP, Abernathy A, Togasaki DM, Smith A, Petzinger GM, Jakowec MW. Memory, mood, dopamine, and serotonin in the 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine-lesioned mouse model of basal ganglia injury. Neurobiol Dis. 2008 Nov; 32(2):319-27. View in: PubMed

Wood RI. Anabolic-androgenic steroid dependence? Insights from animals and humans. Front Neuroendocrinol. 2008 Oct; 29(4):490-506. View in: PubMed

Sato SM, Schulz KM, Sisk CL, Wood RI. Adolescents and androgens, receptors and rewards. Horm Behav. 2008 May; 53(5):647-58. View in: PubMed

Triemstra JL, Sato SM, Wood RI. Testosterone and nucleus accumbens dopamine in the male Syrian hamster. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2008 Apr; 33(3):386-94. View in: PubMed

Wood RI. Sex and drugs: comment on "Evidence for involvement of erbeta and rgs9-2 in 17-beta estradiol enhancement of amphetamine-induced place preference behavior" by Silverman and Koenig. Horm Behav. 2007 Aug; 52(2):143-5. View in: PubMed

Ballard CL, Wood RI. Partner preference in male hamsters: steroids, sexual experience and chemosensory cues. Physiol Behav. 2007 May 16; 91(1):1-8. View in: PubMed

Nagypál A, Wood RI. Region-specific mechanisms for testosterone-induced Fos in hamster brain. Brain Res. 2007 Apr 13; 1141:197-204. View in: PubMed

DiMeo AN, Wood RI. Self-administration of estrogen and dihydrotestosterone in male hamsters. Horm Behav. 2006 Apr; 49(4):519-26. View in: PubMed

Wood RI. Anabolic steroids: a fatal attraction? J Neuroendocrinol. 2006 Mar; 18(3):227-8. View in: PubMed

Dimeo AN, Wood RI. ICV testosterone induces Fos in male Syrian hamster brain. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2006 Feb; 31(2):237-49. View in: PubMed

Triemstra JL, Nagatani S, Wood RI. Chemosensory cues are essential for mating-induced dopamine release in MPOA of male Syrian hamsters. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2005 Aug; 30(8):1436-42. View in: PubMed

Ballard CL, Wood RI. Intracerebroventricular self-administration of commonly abused anabolic-androgenic steroids in male hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus): nandrolone, drostanolone, oxymetholone, and stanozolol. Behav Neurosci. 2005 Jun; 119(3):752-8. View in: PubMed

Wood RI. Reinforcing aspects of androgens. Physiol Behav. 2004 Nov 15; 83(2):279-89. View in: PubMed

DiMeo AN, Wood RI. Circulating androgens enhance sensitivity to testosterone self-administration in male hamsters. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 2004 Oct; 79(2):383-9. View in: PubMed

Triemstra JL, Wood RI. Testosterone self-administration in female hamsters. Behav Brain Res. 2004 Sep 23; 154(1):221-9. View in: PubMed

Peters KD, Hom SM, Wood RI. Testosterone and chemosensory detection in male Syrian hamster. Horm Behav. 2004 Sep; 46(3):341-8. View in: PubMed

Wood RI, Johnson LR, Chu L, Schad C, Self DW. Testosterone reinforcement: intravenous and intracerebroventricular self-administration in male rats and hamsters. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2004 Jan; 171(3):298-305. View in: PubMed

Chu L, Wood RI. Castration, dopamine and food choice: a cost/benefit test in male hamsters. Behav Brain Res. 2002 Oct 17; 136(1):137-42. View in: PubMed

Wood RI. Oral testosterone self-administration in male hamsters: dose-response, voluntary exercise, and individual differences. Horm Behav. 2002 May; 41(3):247-58. View in: PubMed

Wood RI, Williams SJ. Steroidal control of male hamster sexual behavior in Me and MPOA: effects of androgen dose and tamoxifen. Physiol Behav. 2001 Apr; 72(5):727-33. View in: PubMed

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