• Nickols JER, Dursun S, Taylor AMW (2023) “Preclinical evidence for the use of the atypical antipsychotic, brexpiprazole, for opioid use disorder” Neuropharmacologyin press Pubmed


  • Dworsky-Fried Z*, Faig CA*, Vogel HA*, Kerr BJ, Taylor AMW (2022) “Central amygdala inflammation drives pain hypersensitivity and attenuates morphine analgesia in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis” Pain, 163(1):e49-e61 DownloadPubmed
  • Galleguillos D, Wang Q, Steinberg N, Zaidi A, Shrivastava G, Dhami K, Daskhan GC, Schmidt EN, Dworsky-Fried Z*, Giuliani F, Churchward M, Power C, Todd K, Taylor AMW, Macauley MS, Sipione S (2022) “Anti-inflammatory role of GM1 and other gangliosides on microglia” J Neuroinflammation, 19(1):9 DownloadPubmed


  • Dworsky-Fried Z*, Chadwick C*, Kerr BJ, Taylor AMW (2021) “Multiple sclerosis and the endogenous opioid system” Frontiers in Neuroscience, 15: 741503 DownloadPubmed


  • Taylor AMW, Chadwick C*, Mehrabani S, Hrncir H, Arnold A, Evans CJ. (2020) “Sex differences in kappa opioid receptor anti-nociception is influenced by the number of X chromosomes in mouse” Journal of Neuroscience Research, doi: 10.1002, DownloadPubmed
  • Dworsky-Fried Z*, Kerr B, Taylor AMW. (2020) “Microbes, Microglia, and Pain” Neurobiology of Pain, 7: 100045 DownloadPubMed
  • Parker KE, Sugiarto E*, Taylor AMW, Pradhan AA, Al-Hasani R. (2020) “Pain, motivation, migraine and the microbiome: New frontiers for opioid systems and disease” Molecular Pharmacology, in press
  • Severino A, Mittal N, Hakiman N, Velarde N, Minasyan A, Alberta R, Torres C, Romaneschi N, Johnston C, Tiwari S, Lee A, Taylor AMW, Gaveriaux-Ruff C, Kieffer BL, Evans CJ, Cahill CM, Walwyn WM. Mu opioid receptors on striatal-centric neuronal populations mediate distinct aspects of opioid reward-related behaviors.  eNeuro, in press
  • Huang A, Taylor AMW, Ghogha A, Pribadi M, Wang Q, Tanya K, Cahill CM, Coppola G, Evans CJ. (2020) “Genetic and functional analysis of a Pacific Hagfish opioid system”. Journal of Neuroscience Research, in press


  • Liu S, Pickens S, Burma NE, Ibarra-Lecue I, Yang H, Xue L, Cook C, Hakimian JK, Severino AL, Lueptow L, Komarek K, Taylor AMW, Olmstead MC, Carroll FI, Bass CE, Andrews AM, Walwyn W, Trang T, Evans CJ, Leslie F, Cahill CM (2019) Kappa opioid receptors drive a tonic aversive component of chronic pain. J Neurosci 39(21): 4162-4178 PubMed.


  • Lee K, Vuong HE, Nusbaum DJ, Hsiao EY, Evans CJ, Taylor AMW (2018) The gut microbiota mediates reward and sensory responses associated with regimen-selective morphine dependence. Neuropsychopharmacology 43(13):2606-2614 DownloadPubmed
  • Yu X, Taylor AMW, Najai J, Golshani P, Evans CJ, Coppola G, Khakh BS (2018) Reducing astrocyte calcium signaling in vivo alters striatal microcircuits and causes repetitive behavior (2018) Neuron 99(6):1170-1187  DownloadPubmed


  • Taylor AMW (2017) Corticolimbic circuitry in the modulation of chronic pain and substance abuse. Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 87(Pt B):263-268 Download PubMed
  • Taylor AMW, Mehrabani S, Liu S, Taylor AJ, Cahill CM. (2017) Topography of microglial activation in sensory and affect related brain regions in chronic pain. J Neurosci Res 95(6):1330-1335 Download  Pubmed
  • Cahill CM and Taylor AMW. (2017) Neuroinflammation – A co-occuring phenomenon linking chronic pain and opioid dependence. Curr Opin Behav Sci. 13:171-177 Download ♦ PubMed


  • Cahill CM, Walwyn W, Taylor AMW, Pradhan AAA, Evans CJ. (2016). Allostatic mechanisms of opioid tolerance beyond desensitization and downregulation. Trends Pharmacol Sci 37(11):963-976 Download ♦ Pubmed
  • Taylor AM, Becker S, Schweinhardt P, Cahill C. (2016) Mesolimbic dopamine signaling in acute and chronic pain: implications for motivation, analgesia, and addiction. Pain 157(6):1194-8. Download Pubmed
  • Taylor AMW, Castonguay A, Ghogha A, Vayssiere P, Pradhan AAA, Mehrabani S, Xue L, Wu J, Levitt P, De Koninck Y, Evans CJ, Cahill CM. (2016) Neuroimmune regulation of GABAergic neurons within the ventral tegmental area during withdrawal from chronic morphine. Neuropsychopharmacology, 41:949-959  Download ♦ PubMed


  • Taylor AM, Castonguay A, Taylor, AJ, Murphy NP, Ghogha A, Cook C, Xue L, Olmstead MC, De Koninck Y, Evans CJ, Cahill CM (2015). Microglia disrupt mesolimbic reward circuitry in chronic pain. J Neurosci 35(22):8442-8450 Download ♦ PubMed

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