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Christopher P. Ford

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InstitutionUniversity of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus
DepartmentSOM-PHARM General Operations

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    K99DA026417     (FORD, CHRISTOPHER PETER)Apr 1, 2009 - Mar 31, 2011
    NIH
    Mechanisms of Dopamine Transmission in the VTA
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R00DA026417     (FORD, CHRISTOPHER PETER)Apr 1, 2011 - Mar 31, 2014
    NIH
    Mechanisms of Dopamine Transmission in the VTA
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01DA035821     (FORD, CHRISTOPHER PETER)Aug 1, 2013 - Feb 29, 2024
    NIH
    Encoding dopamine signals in the mesolimbic system
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01NS095809     (FORD, CHRISTOPHER PETER)Jan 15, 2016 - Feb 28, 2025
    NIH
    Regulation of Striatal Acetylcholine Transmission by Choinergic Interneurons
    Role: Principal Investigator

    UF1NS107710     (KENNEDY, MATTHEW J)Sep 30, 2018 - Sep 29, 2021
    NIH
    Validating and extending optical tools for extended neural silencing
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator

    R21MH123085     (FORD, CHRISTOPHER PETER)Apr 1, 2020 - Mar 31, 2022
    NIH
    Stress induced plasticity of excitatory inputs to the LC
    Role: Principal Investigator

    RF1MH123085     (FORD, CHRISTOPHER PETER)Apr 1, 2020 - Mar 31, 2022
    NIH/NIMH
    Stress induced plasticity of excitatory inputs to the LC
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Cai Y, Nielsen BE, Boxer EE, Aoto J, Ford CP. Loss of nigral excitation of cholinergic interneurons contributes to parkinsonian motor impairments. Neuron. 2021 04 07; 109(7):1137-1149.e5. PMID: 33600762.
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    2. Zych S, Ford CP. Opioid-Induced Adaptations of cAMP Dynamics in the Nucleus Accumbens. Trends Pharmacol Sci. 2020 04; 41(4):230-232. PMID: 31964511.
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    3. Gong S, Ford CP. Cholinergic Interneurons Provide a Link to Balance Excitation across Striatal Output Neurons. Neuron. 2019 08 07; 103(3):351-353. PMID: 31394056.
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    4. Mamaligas AA, Barcomb K, Ford CP. Cholinergic Transmission at Muscarinic Synapses in the Striatum Is Driven Equally by Cortical and Thalamic Inputs. Cell Rep. 2019 07 23; 28(4):1003-1014.e3. PMID: 31340139.
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    5. Silm K, Yang J, Marcott PF, Asensio CS, Eriksen J, Guthrie DA, Newman AH, Ford CP, Edwards RH. Synaptic Vesicle Recycling Pathway Determines Neurotransmitter Content and Release Properties. Neuron. 2019 05 22; 102(4):786-800.e5. PMID: 31003725.
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    6. Liu Q, Sinnen BL, Boxer EE, Schneider MW, Grybko MJ, Buchta WC, Gibson ES, Wysoczynski CL, Ford CP, Gottschalk A, Aoto J, Tucker CL, Kennedy MJ. A Photoactivatable Botulinum Neurotoxin for Inducible Control of Neurotransmission. Neuron. 2019 03 06; 101(5):863-875.e6. PMID: 30704911.
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    7. Cai Y, Ford CP. Dopamine Cells Differentially Regulate Striatal Cholinergic Transmission across Regions through Corelease of Dopamine and Glutamate. Cell Rep. 2018 12 11; 25(11):3148-3157.e3. PMID: 30540946.
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    8. Mulvey B, Bhatti DL, Gyawali S, Lake AM, Kriaucionis S, Ford CP, Bruchas MR, Heintz N, Dougherty JD. Molecular and Functional Sex Differences of Noradrenergic Neurons in the Mouse Locus Coeruleus. Cell Rep. 2018 05 22; 23(8):2225-2235. PMID: 29791834.
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    9. Gulati S, Jin H, Masuho I, Orban T, Cai Y, Pardon E, Martemyanov KA, Kiser PD, Stewart PL, Ford CP, Steyaert J, Palczewski K. Targeting G protein-coupled receptor signaling at the G protein level with a selective nanobody inhibitor. Nat Commun. 2018 05 18; 9(1):1996. PMID: 29777099.
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    10. Marcott PF, Gong S, Donthamsetti P, Grinnell SG, Nelson MN, Newman AH, Birnbaumer L, Martemyanov KA, Javitch JA, Ford CP. Regional Heterogeneity of D2-Receptor Signaling in the Dorsal Striatum and Nucleus Accumbens. Neuron. 2018 05 02; 98(3):575-587.e4. PMID: 29656874.
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    11. Gantz SC, Ford CP, Morikawa H, Williams JT. The Evolving Understanding of Dopamine Neurons in the Substantia Nigra and Ventral Tegmental Area. Annu Rev Physiol. 2018 02 10; 80:219-241. PMID: 28938084.
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    12. Mamaligas AA, Ford CP. Revealing a Role for NMDA Receptors in Regulating STN Inputs following the Loss of Dopamine. Neuron. 2017 Sep 13; 95(6):1227-1229. PMID: 28910611.
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    13. Mamaligas AA, Cai Y, Ford CP. Nicotinic and opioid receptor regulation of striatal dopamine D2-receptor mediated transmission. Sci Rep. 2016 11 25; 6:37834. PMID: 27886263.
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    14. Mamaligas AA, Ford CP. Spontaneous Synaptic Activation of Muscarinic Receptors by Striatal Cholinergic Neuron Firing. Neuron. 2016 Aug 03; 91(3):574-86. PMID: 27373830.
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    15. Courtney NA, Ford CP. Mechanisms of 5-HT1A receptor-mediated transmission in dorsal raphe serotonin neurons. J Physiol. 2016 Feb 15; 594(4):953-65. PMID: 26634643.
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    16. Piccart E, Courtney NA, Branch SY, Ford CP, Beckstead MJ. Neurotensin Induces Presynaptic Depression of D2 Dopamine Autoreceptor-Mediated Neurotransmission in Midbrain Dopaminergic Neurons. J Neurosci. 2015 Aug 05; 35(31):11144-52. PMID: 26245975.
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    17. McCall JG, Al-Hasani R, Siuda ER, Hong DY, Norris AJ, Ford CP, Bruchas MR. CRH Engagement of the Locus Coeruleus Noradrenergic System Mediates Stress-Induced Anxiety. Neuron. 2015 Aug 05; 87(3):605-20. PMID: 26212712.
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    18. Marcott PF, Mamaligas AA, Ford CP. Phasic dopamine release drives rapid activation of striatal D2-receptors. Neuron. 2014 Oct 01; 84(1):164-176. PMID: 25242218.
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    19. Courtney NA, Ford CP. The timing of dopamine- and noradrenaline-mediated transmission reflects underlying differences in the extent of spillover and pooling. J Neurosci. 2014 May 28; 34(22):7645-56. PMID: 24872568.
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    20. Courtney NA, Mamaligas AA, Ford CP. Species differences in somatodendritic dopamine transmission determine D2-autoreceptor-mediated inhibition of ventral tegmental area neuron firing. J Neurosci. 2012 Sep 26; 32(39):13520-8. PMID: 23015441.
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    21. Gantz SC, Ford CP, Neve KA, Williams JT. Loss of Mecp2 in substantia nigra dopamine neurons compromises the nigrostriatal pathway. J Neurosci. 2011 Aug 31; 31(35):12629-37. PMID: 21880923.
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    22. Bender KJ, Ford CP, Trussell LO. Dopaminergic modulation of axon initial segment calcium channels regulates action potential initiation. Neuron. 2010 Nov 04; 68(3):500-11. PMID: 21040850.
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    23. Ford CP, Gantz SC, Phillips PE, Williams JT. Control of extracellular dopamine at dendrite and axon terminals. J Neurosci. 2010 May 19; 30(20):6975-83. PMID: 20484639.
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    24. Ford CP, Phillips PE, Williams JT. The time course of dopamine transmission in the ventral tegmental area. J Neurosci. 2009 Oct 21; 29(42):13344-52. PMID: 19846722.
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    25. Beckstead MJ, Gantz SC, Ford CP, Stenzel-Poore MP, Phillips PE, Mark GP, Williams JT. CRF enhancement of GIRK channel-mediated transmission in dopamine neurons. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2009 Jul; 34(8):1926-35. PMID: 19279570.
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    26. Ford CP, Williams JT. Mesoprefrontal dopamine neurons distinguish themselves. Neuron. 2008 Mar 13; 57(5):631-2. PMID: 18341984.
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    27. Ford CP, Wong KV, Lu VB, Posse de Chaves E, Smith PA. Differential neurotrophic regulation of sodium and calcium channels in an adult sympathetic neuron. J Neurophysiol. 2008 Mar; 99(3):1319-32. PMID: 18216230.
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    28. Beckstead MJ, Ford CP, Phillips PE, Williams JT. Presynaptic regulation of dendrodendritic dopamine transmission. Eur J Neurosci. 2007 Sep; 26(6):1479-88. PMID: 17822435.
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    29. Ford CP, Beckstead MJ, Williams JT. Kappa opioid inhibition of somatodendritic dopamine inhibitory postsynaptic currents. J Neurophysiol. 2007 Jan; 97(1):883-91. PMID: 17122312.
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    30. Ford CP, Mark GP, Williams JT. Properties and opioid inhibition of mesolimbic dopamine neurons vary according to target location. J Neurosci. 2006 Mar 08; 26(10):2788-97. PMID: 16525058.
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    31. Ford CP, Stemkowski PL, Smith PA. Possible role of phosphatidylinositol 4,5 bisphosphate in luteinizing hormone releasing hormone-mediated M-current inhibition in bullfrog sympathetic neurons. Eur J Neurosci. 2004 Dec; 20(11):2990-8. PMID: 15579153.
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    32. Ford CP, Dryden WF, Smith PA. Neurotrophic regulation of calcium channels by the peptide neurotransmitter luteinizing hormone releasing hormone. J Neurosci. 2003 Aug 06; 23(18):7169-75. PMID: 12904477.
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    33. Ford CP, Stemkowski PL, Light PE, Smith PA. Experiments to test the role of phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate in neurotransmitter-induced M-channel closure in bullfrog sympathetic neurons. J Neurosci. 2003 Jun 15; 23(12):4931-41. PMID: 12832515.
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    34. Stemkowski PL, Tse FW, Peuckmann V, Ford CP, Colmers WF, Smith PA. ATP-inhibition of M current in frog sympathetic neurons involves phospholipase C but not Ins P(3), Ca(2+), PKC, or Ras. J Neurophysiol. 2002 Jul; 88(1):277-88. PMID: 12091553.
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