Selected Recent Publications

Pulman, K.J., Fry, M., Cottrell, G.T. and Ferguson, A.V.  The Subfornical Organ:  A central target for circulating feeding signals.  J. Neurosci. 26(7):2022-2030, 2006.

Fry, M, Smith, P. M., Hoyda, T., Duncan, M, Ahima, R., Sharkey, K and Ferguson, A.V.  Area postrema neurons are modulated by the adipocyte hormone adiponectin.  Journal of Neuroscience 26(38):9695-9702, 2006.

Fry, M., Hoyda, T.D. and Ferguson, A.V.  Making sense of it:  Roles of the sensory circumventricular organs in feeding and regulation of energy homeostasis.  Experimental Biology and Medicine 232:14-26, 2007.

Hoyda, T., Fry, M., Ahima, R. and Ferguson, A.V.  Adiponectin selectively inhibits oxytocin neurons of the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus. J. Physiol. 585: 805-16 2007.

Price CJ, Hoyda TD, Ferguson AV. The Area Postrema: A Brain Monitor and Integrator of Systemic Autonomic State. The Neuroscientist 14:182-194 2008.

Price CJ, Hoyda TH, Samson WK, Ferguson AV. Nesfatin-1 Influences the Excitability of Paraventricular Nucleus Neurones. J. Neuroendocrinol. 20:245-250 2008.  

Price C.J, Samson W.K, and Ferguson A.V. Nesfatin-1 inhibits NPY neurons in the arcuate nucleus. Brain Research 1230:99-106 2008.

Hindmarch, CCT., Fry, M., Yao, S., Smith, PM., Murphy, D., and Ferguson, AV. Microarray analysis of the transcriptome of the subfornical organ in the rat: regulation by fluid and food Deprivation. Am. J. Physiol. 295: R1914-R1920 2008.

Samson, WK., Zhang, JV., Avsian-Kretchmer, O., Cui, K., Yosten, GLC., Klein, C., Lyu, R., Wang, YX., Chen, ZQ., Yang, J., Price, CJ., Hoyda, TD., Ferguson, AV., Yuan, X., Chang, JK., and Hsueh AJW. Neuronostatin encoded by somatostatin gene regulates neuronal, cardiovascular, and metabolic functions. Journal of Biological Chemistry 283 (46) 31949-31959 2008.

Ferguson AV., and Sharkey KA. How satiety factors reach CNS appetite centers. Immun., Endoc. & Metab. Agents in Med. Chem. 8:286-291 2008.

Hoyda, T.D., Samson, W.K. and Ferguson, A.V. Adiponectin depolarizes parvocellular paraventricular nucleus neurons controlling neuroendocrine and autonomic function. Endocrinology 150(2): 832-840 2009.

Hoyda T.D., Smith, P.M., Ferguson A.V. Adiponectin acts in the nucleus of the solitary tract to decrease blood pressure by modulating the excitability of neuropeptide Y neurons. Brain Research, 1256:76-84, 2009.

Smith, P.M., Chambers, A.P., Price, C.J., Ho, W., Hopf, C., Sharkey, K.A. and Ferguson A.V. The subfornical organ:  A central nervous system site for actions of circulating leptin. Am. J. Physiol., 296:  R512-R520, 2009.

Smith, P.M., Rozanski, G., and Ferguson A.V. Acute Electrical Stimulation of the Subfornical Organ Induces Feeding in Satiated Rats. Physiology & Behavior 99:534-537, 2010.

Alim, I, Fry, W.M., Walsh, M.H. and Ferguson, A.V.  Actions of adiponectin on the excitability of subfornical organ neurons are altered by food deprivation.  Brain Research 1330:72-82, 2010. 

Hoyda, T.D. and Ferguson, A.V.  Adiponectin modulates excitability of rat paraventricular nucleus neurons by differential modulation of potassium currents.  Endocrinology 151(7):3154-3162, 2010. 

Smith, P.M. and Ferguson, A.V.  Circulating signals as critical regulators of autonomic state – central roles for the subfornical organ.  Am. J. Physiol., 299:R405-R415, 2010.

Baraboi, E-D., Michel, C., Smith, P., Thibaudeau, K., Ferguson, A.V. and Richard, D. Effects of albumin-conjugated PYY on food intake: the respective roles of the circumventricular organs and vagus nerve.  Eur. J. Neurosci., 32: 826-839, 2010.

Hindmarch C.C., Fry M., Smith P.M., Yao S.T., Hazell G.G., Lolait S.J., Paton J.F., Ferguson A.V., Murphy D. The transcriptome of the medullary area postrema: the thirsty rat, the hungry rat and the hypertensive rat. Exp Physiol. 96:495-504 2011.

 

137.      Ferguson, A.V.  Circuitries involved in the regulation of energy homeostasis – view from the chair.  Obesity Research 14:214S-215S, 2006. 

 

138.      Smith, P.M., Samson, W.K. and Ferguson, A.V.  Cardiovascular actions of orexin-A in the rat subfornical organ.  J. Neuroendocrinology 19:7-13, 2006. 

 

139.      Fry, M, Smith, P. M., Hoyda, T., Duncan, M, Ahima, R., Sharkey, K and Ferguson, A.V.  Area postrema neurons are modulated by the adipocyte hormone adiponectin.  Journal of Neuroscience 26(38):9695-9702, 2006.

 

-2007-

 

140.      Yuill, E.A., Hoyda, T.D., Ferri, C.C., Zhou, Q-Y. and Ferguson, A.V.  Prokineticin 2 depolarizes paraventricular nucleus magnocellular and parvocellular neurons.   Eur. J. Neurosci., 25:425-434, 2007. 

 

141.      Fry, M., Hoyda, T.D. and Ferguson, A.V.  Making sense of it:  Roles of the sensory circumventricular organs in feeding and regulation of energy homeostasis.  Experimental Biology and Medicine 232:14-26, 2007.

 

142.      Samson, W.K., White, M.M., Price, C. and Ferguson, A.V.  Obestatin acts in brain to inhibit thirst.  Am. J. Physiol.: Regul. Integr. Comp. Physiol.  292:R637-R643, 2007.

 

143.      Samson, W.K., Bagley, S.L., Ferguson, A.V. and White, M.M.  Hypocretin/Orexin Type 1 Receptor in Brain:  role in cardiovascular control and the neuroendocrine response to immobilization stress.  Am. J. Physiol. Regul. Integr. Comp. Physiol. 292:R382-R387, 2007. 

 

144.      Fry, M., and Ferguson, A.V.  The sensory circumventricular organs:  Brain targets for circulating signals controlling ingestive behavior.  Physiology & Behavior 91:413-423, 2007.

 

145.      Samson, W.K., White, M.M. and Ferguson, A.V.  Orexin.  In:  Encyclopedia of Stress, Second Edition, Eds. G. Fink, Oxford, University Press, Volume 3, pp. 29-35, 2007. 

 

146.      Elbatamy, H.S., Netherton, S.J., Ovens, J.D., Ferguson, A.V. and Maurice, D.H.  Adiponectin, ghrelin, and leptin differentially influence human platelet and human vascular endothelial cell functions:  Implication in obesity-associated cardiovascular diseases.  Euro. J. Pharm. 58:7-13 2007. 

 

147.      Hoyda, T., Fry, M., Ahima, R. and Ferguson, A.V.  Adiponectin selectively inhibits oxytocin neurons of the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus. J. Physiol. 585: 805-16 2007.

 

148.      Fry, W.M. and Ferguson, A.V.  Subthreshold oscillations of membrane potential of rat subfornical organ neurons. Neuroreport. 18:1389-93 2007.

 

-2008-

 

149.      Price CJ, Hoyda TD, Ferguson AV. The Area Postrema: A Brain Monitor and Integrator of Systemic Autonomic State. The Neuroscientist 14:182-194 2008.

 

150.      Fry, W.M. and Ferguson, A.V.  Fluid/Mineral Balance:  The Circumventricular Organs. In Larry R. Squire, Editor-in-Chief, Encyclopedia of Neuroscience Volume 2:997-1002, Academic Press, Oxford, 2008.

 

151.      Price CJ, Hoyda TH, Samson WK, Ferguson AV. Nesfatin-1 Influences the Excitability of Paraventricular Nucleus Neurones. J. Neuroendocrinol. 20:245-250 2008.  

 

152.      Price CJ, Samson WK, Ferguson AV. Neuropeptide W influences the excitability of somatostatin neurons in the rat hypothalamic arcuate nucleus. Neuroendocrinology 88: 88-94 2008.

 

153.      Samson W.K, Yosten G.L.C, Chang J, Ferguson A.V, and White M.W. Obestatin inhibits vasopressin secretion: Evidence for a physiological action in the control of fluid homeostasis. Journal of Endocrinology 196: 559-564 2008.

 

154.      Fry, W.M., Cottrell G.T. and Ferguson, A.V. Prokineticin 2 Influences Subfornical Organ Neurons through Regulation of MAP Kinase and the Modulation of Sodium Channels. Am. J. Physiol. Regul. Integr. Comp. Physiol. 295:R848-R856, 2008. 

 

155.      Smith, P. and Ferguson, A.V.  Neurophysiology of hunger and satiety. Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews 14:96-104 2008.

 

156.      Ferguson, A.V., Latchford, K.J., and Samson W.K. The paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus - a potential target for integrative treatment of autonomic dysfunction. Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Targets 12:717-27 2008.

 

157.      Price C.J, Samson W.K, and Ferguson A.V. Nesfatin-1 inhibits NPY neurons in the arcuate nucleus. Brain Research 1230:99-106 2008.

 

158.      Hindmarch, CCT., Fry, M., Yao, S., Smith, PM., Murphy, D., and Ferguson, AV. Microarray analysis of the transcriptome of the subfornical organ in the rat: regulation by fluid and food Deprivation. Am. J. Physiol. 295: R1914-R1920 2008.

 

159.      Samson, WK., Zhang, JV., Avsian-Kretchmer, O., Cui, K., Yosten, GLC., Klein, C., Lyu, R., Wang, YX., Chen, ZQ., Yang, J., Price, CJ., Hoyda, TD., Ferguson, AV., Yuan, X., Chang, JK., and Hsueh AJW. Neuronostatin encoded by somatostatin gene regulates neuronal, cardiovascular, and metabolic functions. Journal of Biological Chemistry 283 (46) 31949-31959 2008.

 

160.      Ferguson AV., and Sharkey KA. How satiety factors reach CNS appetite centers. Immun., Endoc. & Metab. Agents in Med. Chem. 8:286-291 2008.

 

-2009-

 

161.      Hoyda, T.D., Samson, W.K. and Ferguson, A.V. Adiponectin depolarizes parvocellular paraventricular nucleus neurons controlling neuroendocrine and autonomic function. Endocrinology 150(2): 832-840 2009.

 

162.      Hoyda, T.D., Smith, P.M., and Ferguson A.V. Gastrointestinal hormone actions in the central regulation of energy metabolism: potential sensory roles for the circumventricular organs. International Journal of Obesity, 33:S16-S21, 2009.

 

163.      Hoyda T.D., Smith, P.M., Ferguson A.V. Adiponectin acts in the nucleus of the solitary tract to decrease blood pressure by modulating the excitability of neuropeptide Y neurons. Brain Research, 1256:76-84, 2009.

 

164.      Smith, P.M., Chambers, A.P., Price, C.J., Ho, W., Hopf, C., Sharkey, K.A. and Ferguson A.V. The subfornical organ:  A central nervous system site for actions of circulating leptin. Am. J. Physiol., 296:  R512-R520, 2009.

 

165.      Fry, W.M. and Ferguson, A.V.  Ghrelin modulates electrical activity of area postrema neurons. Am. J. Physiol., 296:R485-R492, 2009.

 

166.      Price CJ, Samson WK and Ferguson AV. Neuropeptide W has cell phenotype-specific effects on the excitability of different subpopulations of paraventricular nucleus neurones. J. Neuroendocrinology 21: 850-857, 2009.

 

167.      Ferguson A.V. Angiotensinergic regulation of autonomic and neuroendocrine outputs: Critical roles for the subfornical organ and paraventricular nucleus. Neuroendocrinology 89:370-6, 2009.

 

-2010-

 

168.      Smith, P.M., Rozanski, G., and Ferguson A.V. Acute Electrical Stimulation of the Subfornical Organ Induces Feeding in Satiated Rats. Physiology & Behavior 99:534-537, 2010.

 

169.      Fry, W.M. and Ferguson, A.V.  Ghrelin: Central Nervous System Sites of Action in Regulation of Energy Balance. International Journal of Peptides, doi:10.1155/2010/616757, 2010.

 

170.      Ingves, M.I. and Ferguson, A.V. Prokineticin 2 Modulates the Excitability of Area Postrema Neurons in vitro in the Rat. Am. J. Physiol. 298:R617-R626, 2010.

 

171.      Alim, I, Fry, W.M., Walsh, M.H. and Ferguson, A.V.  Actions of adiponectin on the excitability of subfornical organ neurons are altered by food deprivation.  Brain Research 1330:72-82, 2010. 

 

172.      Hoyda, T.D. and Ferguson, A.V.  Adiponectin modulates excitability of rat paraventricular nucleus neurons by differential modulation of potassium currents.  Endocrinology 151(7):3154-3162, 2010. 

 

173.      Samson W.K., Bagley S.L., Ferguson A.V., and White M.W. Orexin receptor subtype activation and locomotor behaviour in the rat. Acta Physiol., 198:313-324, 2010.

 

174.      Baraboi, E.D., Smith, P.M., Ferguson, A.V. and Richard, D. Lesions of area postrema and subfornical organ alter exendin-4-induced brain activation without preventing the hypophagic effect of the GLP-1 receptor agonist. Am. J. Physiol., 298:R1098-R1110, 2010.

 

175.      Smith, P.M. and Ferguson, A.V.  Circulating signals as critical regulators of autonomic state – central roles for the subfornical organ.  Am. J. Physiol., 299:R405-R415, 2010.

 

176.      Baraboi, E-D., Michel, C., Smith, P., Thibaudeau, K., Ferguson, A.V. and Richard, D. Effects of albumin-conjugated PYY on food intake: the respective roles of the circumventricular organs and vagus nerve.  Eur. J. Neurosci., 32: 826-839, 2010.

-2011-

 

177.      Ferguson, A.V.  Circumventricular organs:  critical autonomic control centers at the blood brain interface. In: Central Regulation of Autonomic Function Eds: Llewellyn-Smith I.J. and Verbonne A.J.M. Oxford University Press 292-310, 2011.

 

178.      Hoyda, T.D., Samson, W.K. and Ferguson, A.V. Central Nervous System Roles for Adiponectin in Neuroendocrine and Autonomic Function. In Adipokines. Eds: Preedy V.R., and Hunter R.J. CRC Science Publishers, Jersey. 167-184, 2011.

 

179.      Hindmarch C.C., Fry M., Smith P.M., Yao S.T., Hazell G.G., Lolait S.J., Paton J.F., Ferguson A.V., Murphy D. The transcriptome of the medullary area postrema: the thirsty rat, the hungry rat and the hypertensive rat. Exp Physiol. 96:495-504 2011.

 

180.      Colombari D.S.A., Colombari E., Freiria-Oliveira A.H., Antunes V., Yao S.T., Hindmarch C., Ferguson A.V., Fry M., Murphy D., and Paton J.F.R. Switching control of sympathetic activity from forebrain to hindbrain in chronic dehydration. J. Physiol. 589: 4457-4471 2011.