Panayotis (Peter) K. Thanos, PhD

Senior Research Scientist

Behavioral Neuropharmacology

Research Associate Professor, Psychology

Contact Information

1021 Main Street
Buffalo, NY  14203-1016
Phone: (716) 881-7520
Email: pthanos@ria.buffalo.edu

 

Primary Research Areas

The role of the mesolimbic dopamine circuit in addictive disorders with a focus on drug abuse, alcoholism and obesity

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Representative and Recent Publications

Thanos, P.K., Kim, R., Delis, F., Ananth, M., Chachati, G., Rocco, M.J., Masad, I., Muniz, J.A., Grant, S.C., Gold, M.S., Cadet, J.L., & Volkow, N.D. (2016). Chronic methamphetamine effects on brain structure and function in rats. PLoS One, 11(6), e0155457.
PMID: 27275601 PMCID: PMC4898739 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0155457

Thanos, P.K., Clavin, B.H., Hamilton, J., O'Rourke, J.R., Maher, T., Koumas, C., Miao, E., Lankop, J., Elhage, A., Haj-Dahmane, S., Deutsch, D., & Kaczocha, M. (2016). Examination of the addictive and behavioral properties of fatty acid-binding protein inhibitor SBFI26. Front Psychiatry, 7, 54.
PMID: 27092087 PMCID: PMC4820685 DOI: 10.3389/fpsyt.2016.00054

Thanos, P.K., Hamilton, J., O'Rourke, J.R., Napoli, A., Febo, M., Volkow, N.D., Blum, K., & Gold, M. (2016). Dopamine D2 gene expression interacts with environmental enrichment to impact lifespan and behavior. Oncotarget, 7(15), 19111-23.
PMID: 26992232 PMCID: PMC4991369 DOI: 10.18632/oncotarget.8088

Thanos, P.K., Malave, L., Delis, F., Mangine, P., Kane, K., Grunseich, A., Vitale, M., Greengard, P., & Volkow, N.D. (2016). Knockout of p11 attenuates the acquisition and reinstatement of cocaine conditioned place preference in male but not in female mice. Synapse, 70(7), 293-301.
PMID: 26990537 DOI: 10.1002/syn.21904

Thanos, P. K., Restif, C., O'Rourke, J. R., Lam, C. Y., & Metaxas, D. (2015). Mouse Social Interaction Test (MoST): a quantitative computer automated analysis of behavior. Journal of Neural Transmission, [Epud ahead of print]
PMID: 26704381 | DOI: 10.1007/s00702-015-1487-0 

Kaczocha ,M., Glaser, S. T., Maher, T., Clavin, B., Hamilton, J., O'Rourke, J., Rebecchi, M., Puopolo, M., Owada, Y., & Thanos, P. K. (2015). Fatty acid binding protein deletion suppresses inflammatory pain through endocannabinoid/N-acylethanolamine-dependent mechanisms. Molecular Pain11, 52.
PMID: 26311517 | PMCID: PMC4551694 | DOI: 10.1186/s12990-015-0056-8

Thanos, P. K., Michaelides, M., Subrize, M., Miller, M. L., Bellezza, R., Cooney, R. N., Leggio, L., Wang, G. J., Rogers, A. M., Volkow, N. D., & Hajnal, A. (2015). Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Alters Brain Activity in Regions that Underlie Reward and Taste Perception. PLOS ONE10, e0125570.
PMID: 26039080 | PMCID: PMC4454506 | DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0125570

Delis, F., Rombola, C., Bellezza, R., Rosko, L., Grandy, D. K., Volkow, N. D., & Thanos, P. K. (2015). Regulation of ethanol intake under chronic mild stress: roles of dopamine receptors and transporters. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience9, 118.
PMID: 26029066; PMCID: PMC4428139 | DOI: 10.3389/fnbeh.2015.00118

Blum, K., Thanos, P. K., Badgaiyan, R. D., Febo, M., Oscar-Berman, M., Fratantonio, J., Demotrovics, Z., & Gold, M. S. (2015). Neurogenetics and gene therapy for reward deficiency syndrome: are we going to the Promised Land? Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy, 15, 973-985.
PMID: 25974314 | DOI: 10.1517/14712598.2015.1045871

Thanos, P. K., Roushdy, K., Sarwar, Z., Rice, O., Ashby, C. R., Jr., & Grandy, D. K. (2015). The effect of dopamine D4 receptor density on novelty seeking, activity, social interaction, and alcohol binge drinking in adult mice. Synapse69, 356-364.
PMID: 25914336 | DOI: 10.1002/syn.21822

Volkow, N. D., Wang, G. J., Logan, J., Alexoff, D., Fowler, J. S., Thanos, P. K., Wong, C., Casado, V., Ferre, S., & Tomasi, D. (2015). Caffeine increases striatal dopamine D2/D3 receptor availability in the human brain. Translational Psychiatry5:e549.
PMID: 25871974 | PMCID: PMC4462609 | DOI: 10.1038/tp.2015.46.

Blum, K., Febo, M., Thanos, P. K., Baron, D., Fratantonio, J., & Gold, M. (2015). Clinically Combating Reward Deficiency Syndrome (RDS) with Dopamine Agonist Therapy as a Paradigm Shift: Dopamine for Dinner? Molecular Neurobiology, [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 25750061

Thanos, P. K., Robison, L. S., Steier, J., Hwang, Y. F., Cooper, T., Swanson, J. M., Komatsu, D. E., Hadjiargyrou, M., & Volkow, N. D. (2015). A pharmacokinetic model of oral methylphenidate in the rat and effects on behavior. Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior, 131, 143-153.
PMID: 25641666 | DOI: 10.1016/j.pbb.2015.01.005

Roux, A., Muller, L., Jackson, S. N., Baldwin, K., Womack, V., Pagiazitis, J. G., O'Rourke, J. R., Thanos, P. K., Balaban, C., Schultz, J. A., Volkow, N. D., & Woods, A. S. (2015). Chronic ethanol consumption profoundly alters regional brain ceramide and sphingomyelin content in rodents. ACS Chemical Neuroscience6, 247-259.
PMID: 25387107 | PMCID: PMC4372063 | DOI: 10.1021/cn500174c

Blum, K., Thanos, P. K., & Gold, M. S. (2014). Dopamine and glucose, obesity and reward deficiency syndrome. Frontiers in Psychology5, 919.
PMID: 25278909 | PMCID: PMC4166230 | DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00919

Thanos, P. K., Delis, F., Rosko, L., & Volkow, N. D. (2013). Passive Response to Stress in Adolescent Female and Adult Male Mice after Intermittent Nicotine Exposure in Adolescence. Journal of Addiction Research & TherapyS6, 007.
PMID: 24619539 | PMCID: PMC3947500 DOI: 10.4172/2155-6105.S6-007

Polston, J. E., Pritchett, C. E., Tomasko, J. M., Rogers, A. M., Leggio, L., Thanos, P. K., Volkow, N. D., & Hajnal, A. (2013). Roux-en-Y gastric bypass increases intravenous ethanol self-administration in dietary obese rats. PLOS ONE8, e83741.
PMID: 24391816 | PMCID: PMC3877092 | DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0083741

Hajnal, A., Thanos, P. K., & Volkow, N. D. (2013). Notes on "roux en y gastric bypass increases ethanol intake in the rat" by Davis et al. Obesity Surgery23, 1317.
PMID: 23649870 | PMCID: PMC3702640 | DOI: 10.1007/s11695-013-0961-8

Grady, D. L., Thanos, P. K., Corrada, M. M., Barnett, J. C., Jr., Ciobanu, V., Shustarovich, D., Napoli, A., Moyzis, A. G., Grandy, D., Rubinstein, M., Wang, G. J., Kawas, C. H., Chen, C., Dong, Q., Wang, E., Volkow, N. D., & Moyzis, R. K. (2013). DRD4 Genotype Predicts Longevity in Mouse and Human.  The Journal of Neuroscience33, 286-291.
PMID: 23283341 | PMCID: PMC3710129 | DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3515-12.2013

Michaelides, M., Anderson, S. A., Ananth, M., Smirnov, D., Thanos, P. K., Neumaier, J. F., Wang, G. J., Volkow, N. D., & Hurd, Y. L.. (2013). Whole-brain circuit dissection in free-moving animals reveals cell-specific mesocorticolimbic networks. The Journal of Clinical Investigation123, 5342-5350.
PMID: 24231358 | PMCID: PMC3859392 | DOI: 10.1172/JCI72117

 

 

 

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