Current Publications and Research Support

Richardson K, Sweatt N, Tran H, Apprey V, Uthayathas S, Taylor R, Gupta K. Significant Quantitative Differences in Orexin Neuronal Activation After Pain Assessments in an Animal Model of Sickle Cell Disease. Front Mol Biosci. 2020 Jan 31;7:5. doi: 10.3389/fmolb.2020.00005. eCollection 2020.PMID: 32118032.

McLemore GL, Richardson KA. Data from three prospective longitudinal human cohorts of prenatal marijuana exposure and offspring outcomes from the fetal period through young adulthood. Data Brief. 2016 Dec;9:753-757. doi: 10.1016/j.dib.2016.10.005. eCollection 2016 Dec. PubMed PMID: 27833935; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5096595.

Richardson KA, Hester AK, McLemore GL. Prenatal cannabis exposure – The “first hit” to the endocannabinoid system.Neurotoxicol Teratol. 2016 Nov – Dec;58:5-14. doi: 10.1016/ Epub 2016 Aug 24. PubMed PMID: 27567698; NIHMSID:NIHMS815149.

Sinclair EB, Culbert KM, Gradl DR, Richardson KA, Klump KL, Sisk CL. Differential mesocorticolimbic responses to palatable food in binge eating prone and binge eating resistant female rats. Physiol Behav. 2015 Dec 1;152(Pt A):249-56. doi: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2015.10.012. Epub 2015 Oct 13. PubMed PMID: 26459117; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5645798.

Richardson KA, Aston-Jones G. Lateral hypothalamic orexin/hypocretin neurons that project to ventral tegmental area are differentially activated with morphine preference. J Neurosci. 2012 Mar 14;32(11):3809-17. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3917-11.2012. PubMed PMID: 22423101; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3321304.

Frascella J, Richardson KA, McLemore GL. Animal models of drug addiction in support of novel therapeutic strategies.ILAR J. 2011;52(3):233-8. doi: 10.1093/ilar.52.3.233. PubMed PMID: 23382141.

Aston-Jones G, Smith RJ, Sartor GC, Moorman DE, Massi L, Tahsili-Fahadan P, Richardson KA. Lateral hypothalamic orexin/hypocretin neurons: A role in reward-seeking and addiction. Brain Res. 2010 Feb 16;1314:74-90. doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2009.09.106. Epub 2009 Oct 6. Review. PubMed PMID: 19815001; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2819557.

Aston-Jones G, Smith RJ, Moorman DE, Richardson KA. Role of lateral hypothalamic orexin neurons in reward processing and addiction. Neuropharmacology. 2009;56 Suppl 1:112-21. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropharm.2008.06.060. Epub 2008 Jul 4. Review. PubMed PMID: 18655797; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2635332.

Richardson KA, Yohay AL, Gauda EB, McLemore GL. Neonatal animal models of opiate withdrawal. ILAR J. 2006;47(1):39-48. doi: 10.1093/ilar.47.1.39. Review. PubMed PMID: 16391430.

Richardson KA, Gatti PJ. Genioglossal hypoglossal muscle motoneurons are contacted by nerve terminals containing delta opioid receptor but not mu opioid receptor-like immunoreactivity in the cat: a dual labeling electron microscopic study. Brain Res. 2005 Jan 25;1032(1-2):23-9. doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2004.10.045. PubMed PMID: 15680937.

McLemore GL, Cooper RZ, Richardson KA, Mason AV, Marshall C, Northington FJ, Gauda EB. Cannabinoid receptor expression in peripheral arterial chemoreceptors during postnatal development. J Appl Physiol. 2004 Oct;97(4):1486-95. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00378.2004. PubMed PMID: 15358754.

Richardson KA, Gatti PJ. Genioglossal hypoglossal motoneurons contact substance P-like immunoreactive nerve terminals in the cat: a dual labeling electron microscopic study. Exp Brain Res. 2004 Feb;154(3):327-32. doi: 10.1007/s00221-003-1672-5. Epub 2003 Nov 13. PubMed PMID: 14615858.

Current Research Support:

National Science Foundation IOS 1901546   Richardson (PI) 09/1/2019 to 08/31/2022

Influence of Neuropeptide regulation and gut microbiota on foraging and food choice

The goal of this study is to investigate the ability of gut microbiota to influence foraging and food choice and determine whether neuropeptide regulation (via orexins) plays a role in microbial fitness.

Role: PI

Charles and Mary Latham Foundation   Richardson (PI) 11/2017-11/2020

Neuropeptide Regulation of Motivated Behaviors

Goal: To determine to what extent the hypothalamic profiles of microRNA expression are changed after orexin system antagonism in binge eating prone and binge eating resistant rats.

Role: PI

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