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Efrain Azmitia

Professor of Biology & Neural Science, Professor of Biology, Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, Fellow of Center for Neural Science

    1969 …2016
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    Research Output 1969 2016

    2016

    Developmental microglial priming in postmortem autism spectrum disorder temporal cortex

    Lee, A. S., Azmitia, E. & Whitaker-Azmitia, P. M., Nov 9 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : Brain, Behavior, and Immunity.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Microglia
    Temporal Lobe
    Phenotype
    Central Nervous System
    Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Persistent Angiogenesis in the Autism Brain: An Immunocytochemical Study of Postmortem Cortex, Brainstem and Cerebellum

    Azmitia, E., Saccomano, Z. T., Alzoobaee, M. F., Boldrini, M. & Whitaker-Azmitia, P. M., Apr 1 2016, In : Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 46, 4, p. 1307-1318 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Nestin
    Autistic Disorder
    Cerebellum
    Brain Stem
    Blood Vessels

    Serotonergic markers in atopic dermatitis

    Rasul, A., El-Nour, H., Lonne-Rahm, S. B., Fransson, O., Johansson, C., Johansson, B., Zubeidi, M., Seeberg, E., Radu Djurfeldt, D., Azmitia, E. & Nordlind, K., Sep 1 2016, In : Acta Dermato-Venereologica. 96, 6, p. 732-736 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Atopic Dermatitis
    Serotonin Plasma Membrane Transport Proteins
    Skin
    Anxiety
    Pruritus
    2014

    Impact of drugs and alcohol on the brain through the life cycle: Knowledge for social workers

    Azmitia, E., Jan 1 2014, Neurobiology of Addictions: Implications for Clinical Practice. Taylor and Francis, p. 41-63 23 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Life Cycle Stages
    life cycle
    social worker
    brain
    alcohol
    2013

    Contribution of olivofloccular circuitry developmental defects to atypical gaze in autism

    Wegiel, J., Kuchna, I., Nowicki, K., Imaki, H., Wegiel, J., Ma, Y. S., Azmitia, E. C., Banerjee, P., Flory, M., Cohen, I. L., London, E., Ted Brown, W., Komich Hare, C. & Wisniewski, T., 2013, In : Brain Research. 1512, p. 106-122 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Purkinje Cells
    Autistic Disorder
    Cerebellum
    Smooth Pursuit
    Confusion

    The SATOL project: An interdisciplinary model of technology transfer for research-to-practice in clinical supervision for addiction treatment

    Straussner, S. L. A., Naegle, M. A., Gillespie, C., Wolkstein, E., Donath, R. & Azmitia, E., 2013, Information Technology and Evidence-Based Social Work Practice. Taylor and Francis, p. 39-54 16 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Technology transfer
    Supervisory personnel
    Quality of service
    2012

    Brain Chemicals: Global Projections of Ancient Aromatic Neurotransmitters

    Azmitia, E., Jan 1 2012, Encyclopedia of Human Behavior: Second Edition. Elsevier Inc., p. 396-405 10 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Neurotransmitter Agents
    Brain
    Catechols
    Hallucinogens
    Indoles

    Clozapine functions through the prefrontal cortex serotonin 1A receptor to heighten neuronal activity via calmodulin kinase II-NMDA receptor interactions

    Purkayastha, S., Ford, J., Kanjilal, B., Diallo, S., Del Rosario Inigo, J., Neuwirth, L., El Idrissi, A., Ahmed, Z., Wieraszko, A., Azmitia, E. C. & Banerjee, P., Feb 2012, In : Journal of Neurochemistry. 120, 3, p. 396-407 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Calcium-Calmodulin-Dependent Protein Kinases
    Receptor, Serotonin, 5-HT1A
    Clozapine
    Prefrontal Cortex
    N-Methyl-D-Aspartate Receptors

    Serotonin and its 5-HT1 receptor in human mastocytosis

    Ritter, M., El-Nour, H., Hedblad, M. A., Butterfield, J. H., Beck, O., Stephanson, N., Holst, M., Giscombe, R., Azmitia, E. & Nordlind, K., Aug 2012, In : Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology. 34, 4, p. 679-685 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Serotonin 5-HT1 Receptors
    Mastocytosis
    Serotonin
    Urticaria Pigmentosa
    Mastocytoma
    2011

    Dystrophic serotonin axons in postmortem brains from young autism patients

    Azmitia, E. C., Singh, J. S., Hou, X. P. & Wegiel, J., Oct 2011, In : Anatomical Record. 294, 10, p. 1653-1662 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Autistic Disorder
    serotonin
    axons
    Axons
    brain

    Increased serotonin axons (immunoreactive to 5-HT transporter) in postmortem brains from young autism donors

    Azmitia, E. C., Singh, J. S. & Whitaker-Azmitia, P. M., Jun 2011, In : Neuropharmacology. 60, 7-8, p. 1347-1354 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Autistic Disorder
    Axons
    Serotonin
    Tissue Donors
    Brain

    Time-dependent modulation of serotonin and its receptors 1A and 2A expression in allergic contact dermatitis

    Wetterberg, J., Taher, C., Azmitia, E. & El-Nour, H., Oct 2011, In : Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. 25, 10, p. 1200-1205 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Receptor, Serotonin, 5-HT2A
    Receptor, Serotonin, 5-HT1A
    Allergic Contact Dermatitis
    Serotonin
    Nickel
    2010

    Different serotonergic expression in nevomelanocytic tumors

    Naimi-Akbar, C., Ritter, M., Demel, S., El-Nour, H., Hedblad, M. A., Azmitia, E. & Nordlind, K., Jun 2010, In : Cancers. 2, 2, p. 1166-1177 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Dysplastic Nevus Syndrome
    Melanoma
    Serotonin Plasma Membrane Transport Proteins
    Nevus
    Serotonin

    Serotonergic mechanisms in human allergic contact dermatitis (Acta Dermato-Venereologica (2007) 87, (390-396))

    El-Nour, H., Lundeberg, L., Abdelmagid, N., Lonne-Rahm, S. B., Azmitia, E. & Nordlind, K., 2010, In : Acta Dermato-Venereologica. 90, 5, p. 560 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Allergic Contact Dermatitis
    2009

    S100β protein expression: Gender- and age-related daily changes

    Nogueira, M. I., Abbas, S. Y., Campos, L. G. M., Allemandi, W., Lawson, P., Takada, S. H. & Azmitia, E. C., Aug 2009, In : Neurochemical Research. 34, 8, p. 1355-1362 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    S100 Proteins
    Brain
    Biomarkers
    Rats
    Cerebrospinal Fluid Proteins
    2008

    Dystrophic serotonergic axons in neurodegenerative diseases

    Azmitia, E. C. & Nixon, R., Jun 27 2008, In : Brain Research. 1217, p. 185-194 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Neurodegenerative Diseases
    Axons
    Brain
    Hippocampus
    Serotonin

    Neuroimmune mechanisms in patients with atopic dermatitis during chronic stress

    Lonne-Rahm, S. B., Rickberg, H., El-Nour, H., Mårin, P., Azmitia, E. & Nordlind, K., Jan 2008, In : Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. 22, 1, p. 11-18 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Neuroimmunomodulation
    Atopic Dermatitis
    Skin
    Serotonin Plasma Membrane Transport Proteins
    Dermis

    The skin as a mirror of the soul: Exploring the possible roles of serotonin

    Nordlind, K., Azmitia, E. & Slominski, A., Apr 2008, In : Experimental Dermatology. 17, 4, p. 301-311 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Serotonin
    Skin
    Mirrors
    Serotonin Receptors
    Melanocytes
    2007

    Antagonist-induced increase in 5-HT1A-receptor expression in adult rat hippocampus and cortex

    Abbas, S. Y., Nogueira, M. I. & Azmitia, E. C., Jul 2007, In : Synapse. 61, 7, p. 531-539 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Receptor, Serotonin, 5-HT1A
    Hippocampus
    Injections
    Serotonin 5-HT1 Receptor Antagonists
    Neurons

    Cajal and brain plasticity: Insights relevant to emerging concepts of mind

    Azmitia, E., Oct 2007, In : Brain Research Reviews. 55, 2 SPEC. ISS., p. 395-405 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Brain
    Neurons
    Plastics
    Homeostasis
    Brain Injuries

    Serotonergic mechanisms in human allergic contact dermatitis

    El-Nour, H., Lundeberg, L., Abdel-Magid, N., Lonne-Rahm, S. B., Azmitia, E. & Nordlind, K., 2007, In : Acta Dermato-Venereologica. 87, 5, p. 390-396 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Allergic Contact Dermatitis
    Nickel
    Serotonin
    Skin
    Blood Cells

    Serotonin 1A receptor coupling to NF-κB studied using inducible receptor expression in hippocampal neuron-derived cells

    Sobocki, T., Ray, I., Cano-Sanchez, P., Banerjee, P. & Azmitia, E., 2007, In : Signal Transduction. 7, 3, p. 260-269 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Receptor, Serotonin, 5-HT1A
    Neurons
    Calcium-Calmodulin-Dependent Protein Kinase Type 2
    Phosphatidylinositol 3-Kinases
    Protein Kinase C
    2006

    Expression of serotonergic receptors in psoriatic skin

    Nordlind, K., Thorslund, K., Lonne-Rahm, S., Mohabbati, S., Berki, T., Morales, M. & Azmitia, E., Aug 2006, In : Archives of Dermatological Research. 298, 3, p. 99-106 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Psoriasis
    Skin
    Serotonin Receptors
    Serotonin
    Drug Receptors

    Serotonin and Brain: Evolution, Neuroplasticity, and Homeostasis

    Azmitia, E., 2006, In : International Review of Neurobiology. 77, p. 31-56 26 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Neuronal Plasticity
    Serotonin
    Homeostasis
    Brain

    The SATOL Project: An interdisciplinary model of technology transfer for research-to-practice in clinical supervision for addiction treatment

    Straussner, S. L. A., Naegle, M. A., Gillespie, C., Wolkstein, E., Donath, R. & Azmitia, E., 2006, In : Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work. 3, 3-4, p. 39-54 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Technology Transfer
    technology transfer
    addiction
    supervision
    Research
    2005

    Chronic gliosis induced by loss of S-100B: Knockout mice have enhanced GFAP-immunoreactivity but blunted response to a serotonin challenge

    Chang, M. S., Ariah, L. M., Marks, A. & Azmitia, E. C., Jan 7 2005, In : Brain Research. 1031, 1, p. 1-9 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Gliosis
    Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein
    p-Chloroamphetamine
    Knockout Mice
    Serotonin

    Gender-specific 5-HT1A receptor changes in BrdU nuclear labeling patterns in neonatal dentate gyrus

    Greaves, J. M., Russo, S. S. & Azmitia, E. C., Jun 9 2005, In : Developmental Brain Research. 157, 1, p. 65-73 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Receptor, Serotonin, 5-HT1A
    Dentate Gyrus
    Bromodeoxyuridine
    Serotonin 5-HT1 Receptor Agonists
    Cell Proliferation
    2004

    Differential effects on somatic and reflex development by chronic clomipramine treatment

    Lopes De Souza, S., Nogueira, M. I., De Jesus Deiró, T. C. B., De Castro, F. M. M., Da Silva, C. M., Da Silva, M. C., De Lira, L. O., Azmitia, E. C. & De Castro, R. M., Sep 15 2004, In : Physiology and Behavior. 82, 2-3, p. 375-379 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Clomipramine
    Reflex
    Serotonin
    Startle Reflex
    Growth

    Erratum: Differential effects on somatic and reflex development by chronic clomiparmine treatment (Journal Physiology and Behavior (2004) 82 (375-379) DOI: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2004.04.007.)

    Lopes De Souza, S., Noguiera, M. I., De Jesus Deiró, T. C. B., De Castro, F. M. M., Da Silva, C. M., Da Silva, M. C., De Lira, L. O., Azmitia, E. C. & De Castro, R. M., Oct 15 2004, In : Physiology and Behavior. 82, 5, p. 931 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Reflex
    Therapeutics

    Serotonin1A Receptors at the Axon Initial Segment of Prefrontal Pyramidal Neurons in Schizophrenia

    Cruz, D. A., Eggan, S. M., Azmitia, E. C. & Lewis, D. A., Apr 2004, In : American Journal of Psychiatry. 161, 4, p. 739-742 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Pyramidal Cells
    Schizophrenia
    Prefrontal Cortex
    Receptor, Serotonin, 5-HT1A
    Aminobutyrates

    Serotoninergic chemoreceptive neurons: A search for a shared function

    Azmitia, E. C., Feb 2004, In : Molecular Interventions. 4, 1, p. 18-21 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Serotonergic Neurons
    Raphe Nuclei
    Serotonin
    Homeostasis
    Neurons
    Cytoskeleton
    Microtubules
    Neuronal Plasticity
    Neurofibrils
    Neurons

    Changing views of Cajal's neuron: Introduction

    Azmitia, E. C., DeFelipe, J., Jones, E. G., Rakic, P. & Ribak, C. E., 2002, In : Progress in Brain Research. 136

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Neurons

    Deviations in brain early serotonergic development as a result of fetal alcohol exposure

    Zhou, F. C., Sari, Y., Li, T. K., Goodlett, C. & Azmitia, E. C., Jun 2002, In : Neurotoxicity Research. 4, 4, p. 337-342 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Brain
    Serotonin
    Alcohols
    Neurons
    Parturition

    Expression of serotonin receptors in allergic contact eczematous human skin

    Lundeberg, L., El-Nour, H., Mohabbati, S., Morales, M., Azmitia, E. & Nordlind, K., 2002, In : Archives of Dermatological Research. 294, 9, p. 393-398 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Serotonin Receptors
    Skin
    Epidermis
    Tryptases
    Cell Wall

    Glial fibrillary acidic protein immunoreactive astrocytes in developing rat hippocampus

    Catalani, A., Sabbatini, M., Consoli, C., Cinque, C., Tomassoni, D., Azmitia, E., Angelucci, L. & Amenta, F., Mar 15 2002, In : Mechanisms of Ageing and Development. 123, 5, p. 481-490 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein
    Astrocytes
    Rats
    Hippocampus
    Dentate Gyrus

    The first international Cajal club meeting in Madrid: 21st century reports

    Azmitia, E. & Ribak, C. E., 2002, In : Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy. 23, 4, p. 235 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    2001

    Colchicine-induced cytoskeletal collapse and apoptosis in N-18 neuroblastoma cultures is rapidly reversed by applied S-100beta

    Brewton, L. S., Haddad, L. & Azmitia, E. C., 2001, In : Brain Research. 912, 1, p. 9-16 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Colchicine-induced cytoskeletal collapse and apoptosis in N-18 neuroblastoma cultures is rapidly reversed by applied S-100β

    Brewton, L. S., Haddad, L. & Azmitia, E. C., Aug 31 2001, In : Brain Research. 912, 1, p. 9-16 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Colchicine
    Neuroblastoma
    Apoptosis
    S100 Proteins
    Blister
    Life Cycle Stages
    life cycle
    social worker
    brain
    alcohol

    Modern views on an ancient chemical: Serotonin effects on cell proliferation, maturation, and apoptosis

    Azmitia, E. C., Nov 15 2001, In : Brain Research Bulletin. 56, 5, p. 413-424 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Serotonin Agents
    Serotonin
    Receptor, Serotonin, 5-HT2A
    Cell Proliferation
    Apoptosis

    Neuronal instability: Implications for Rett's syndrome

    Azmitia, E., 2001, In : Brain and Development. 23, SUPPL. 1

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Rett Syndrome
    Neurons
    Serotonin
    Receptor, Serotonin, 5-HT1A
    Neuroglia

    Pyramidal cell axons show a local specialization for GABA and 5-HT inputs in monkey and human cerebral cortex

    DeFelipe, J., Arellano, J. I., Gomez, A., Azmitia, E. C. & Munoz, A., 2001, In : Journal of Comparative Neurology. 433, 1, p. 148-55

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Structural abnormalities develop in the brain after ablation of the gene encoding nonmuscle myosin II-B heavy chain

    Defelipe, J., Arellano, J. I., Gómez, A., Azmitia, E. C. & Mun̈oz, A., Apr 23 2001, In : Journal of Comparative Neurology. 433, 1, p. 62-74 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Nonmuscle Myosin Type IIB
    Myosin Type II
    Neuroepithelial Cells
    Brain
    Third Ventricle
    2000

    Krieg Cortical Kudos 2000

    Azmitia, E. C., 2000, In : Cerebral Cortex. 10, 8, p. 826-828 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    20th Century History
    Croatia
    Neurosciences
    Cerebral Cortex

    Long term depletion of serotonin leads to selective changes in glutamate receptor subunits

    Shutoh, F., Hamada, S., Shibata, M., Narita, M., Shiga, T., Azmitia, E. C. & Okado, N., 2000, In : Neuroscience Research. 38, 4, p. 365-371 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Glutamate Receptors
    Serotonin
    Cerebral Cortex
    Fenclonine
    Neuronal Plasticity

    Trophic interactions between brain-derived neurotrophic factor and s100beta on cultured serotonergic neurons

    Nishi, M., Kawata, M. & Azmitia, E. C., 2000, In : Brain Research. 868, 1, p. 113-8

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Trophic interactions between brain-derived neurotrophic factor and S100β on cultured serotonergic neurons

    Nishi, M., Kawata, M. & Azmitia, E. C., Jun 16 2000, In : Brain Research. 868, 1, p. 113-118 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Serotonergic Neurons
    Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor
    Carisoprodol
    Neurites
    Neuroglia
    1999

    Agonist- and antagonist-induced plasticity of rat 5-HT(1A) receptor in hippocampal cell culture

    Nishi, M. & Azmitia, E. C., Mar 1 1999, In : Synapse. 31, 3, p. 186-195 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Receptor, Serotonin, 5-HT1A
    Cell Culture Techniques
    8-Hydroxy-2-(di-n-propylamino)tetralin
    Response Elements
    Neurons