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Paul Gasser BS,MS,PhD

Assistant Professor

Institution: Marquette University
Department: Biomedical Sciences

Member of the Neuroscience Research Center


  • Roles for the uptake transporter OCT3 in regulation of dopaminergic neurotransmission and behavior. (Gasser PJ) Neurochem Int 2019 Feb;123:46-49 PMID: 30055194 PMCID: PMC6338509 07/29/2018    
  • Organic cation transporter 3: A cellular mechanism underlying rapid, non-genomic glucocorticoid regulation of monoaminergic neurotransmission, physiology, and behavior. (Gasser PJ, Lowry CA) Horm Behav 2018 May 10 PMID: 29738736 05/09/2018    
  • Chronic stress alters adrenal clock function in a sexually dimorphic manner. (Stagl M, Bozsik M, Karow C, Wertz D, Kloehn I, Pillai S, Gasser PJ, Gilmartin MR, Evans JA) J Mol Endocrinol 2018 Feb;60(2):55-69 PMID: 29378866 01/31/2018    
  • Corticosterone regulates both naturally occurring and cocaine-induced dopamine signaling by selectively decreasing dopamine uptake. (Wheeler DS, Ebben AL, Kurtoglu B, Lovell ME, Bohn AT, Jasek IA, Baker DA, Mantsch JR, Gasser PJ, Wheeler RA) Eur J Neurosci 2017 Nov;46(10):2638-2646 PMID: 28965353 PMCID: PMC5704943 10/02/2017       6 Citations
  • Extending the family: Roles for uptake transporters in regulation of monoaminergic signaling. (Gasser PJ, Daws LC) J Chem Neuroanat 2017 Oct;83-84:107-108 PMID: 28757392 08/02/2017    
  • Editorial for the special issue: Monoamine transporters in health and disease. (Gasser PJ, Daws LC) J Chem Neuroanat 2017 Oct;83-84:1-2 PMID: 28755997 08/02/2017    
  • Organic cation transporter 3 (OCT3) is localized to intracellular and surface membranes in select glial and neuronal cells within the basolateral amygdaloid complex of both rats and mice. (Gasser PJ, Hurley MM, Chan J, Pickel VM) Brain Struct Funct 2017 May;222(4):1913-1928 PMID: 27659446 PMCID: PMC5362368 09/24/2016       5 Citations
  • Corticosterone Potentiation of Cocaine-Induced Reinstatement of Conditioned Place Preference in Mice is Mediated by Blockade of the Organic Cation Transporter 3. (McReynolds JR, Taylor A, Vranjkovic O, Ambrosius T, Derricks O, Nino B, Kurtoglu B, Wheeler RA, Baker DA, Gasser PJ, Mantsch JR) Neuropsychopharmacology 2017 02;42(3):757-765 PMID: 27604564 PMCID: PMC5240184 09/09/2016       6 Citations
  • Sexual Differentiation of Circadian Clock Function in the Adrenal Gland. (Kloehn I, Pillai SB, Officer L, Klement C, Gasser PJ, Evans JA) Endocrinology 2016 05;157(5):1895-904 PMID: 27007073 03/24/2016       5 Citations
  • Stress-induced cocaine seeking requires a beta-2 adrenergic receptor-regulated pathway from the ventral bed nucleus of the stria terminalis that regulates CRF actions in the ventral tegmental area. (Vranjkovic O, Gasser PJ, Gerndt CH, Baker DA, Mantsch JR) J Neurosci 2014 Sep 10;34(37):12504-14 PMID: 25209288 PMCID: PMC4160780 09/12/2014       35 Citations
  • Neurobiological mechanisms that contribute to stress-related cocaine use. (Mantsch JR, Vranjkovic O, Twining RC, Gasser PJ, McReynolds JR, Blacktop JM) Neuropharmacology 2014 Jan;76 Pt B:383-94 PMID: 23916481 PMCID: PMC3859518 08/07/2013       30 Citations
  • Corticosterone acts in the nucleus accumbens to enhance dopamine signaling and potentiate reinstatement of cocaine seeking. (Graf EN, Wheeler RA, Baker DA, Ebben AL, Hill JE, McReynolds JR, Robble MA, Vranjkovic O, Wheeler DS, Mantsch JR, Gasser PJ) J Neurosci 2013 Jul 17;33(29):11800-10 PMID: 23864669 PMCID: PMC3713722 07/19/2013       60 Citations
  • Organic cation transporter 3 is densely expressed in the intercalated cell groups of the amygdala: anatomical evidence for a stress hormone-sensitive dopamine clearance system. (Hill JE, Gasser PJ) J Chem Neuroanat 2013 Sep;52:36-43 PMID: 23694905 05/23/2013       9 Citations
  • Natural and synthetic corticosteroids inhibit uptake 2-mediated transport in CNS neurons. (Hill JE, Makky K, Shrestha L, Hillard CJ, Gasser PJ) Physiol Behav 2011 Aug 03;104(2):306-11 PMID: 21081135 11/18/2010       14 Citations
  • Serotonergic systems, anxiety, and affective disorder: focus on the dorsomedial part of the dorsal raphe nucleus. (Lowry CA, Hale MW, Evans AK, Heerkens J, Staub DR, Gasser PJ, Shekhar A) Ann N Y Acad Sci 2008 Dec;1148:86-94 PMID: 19120094 01/06/2009       163 Citations
  • Distribution of organic cation transporter 3, a corticosterone-sensitive monoamine transporter, in the rat brain. (Gasser PJ, Orchinik M, Raju I, Lowry CA) J Comp Neurol 2009 Feb 01;512(4):529-55 PMID: 19025979 11/26/2008       65 Citations
  • Vasopressin-induced translocation and proteolysis of protein kinase Calpha in an amphibian brain: modulation by corticosterone. (Gasser PJ, Orchinik M) Brain Res 2007 Feb 23;1134(1):18-26 PMID: 17196180 01/02/2007       4 Citations
  • Corticosterone-sensitive monoamine transport in the rat dorsomedial hypothalamus: potential role for organic cation transporter 3 in stress-induced modulation of monoaminergic neurotransmission. (Gasser PJ, Lowry CA, Orchinik M) J Neurosci 2006 Aug 23;26(34):8758-66 PMID: 16928864 08/25/2006       78 Citations
  • Distinct specificity for corticosteroid binding sites in amphibian cytosol, neuronal membranes, and plasma. (Orchinik M, Matthews L, Gasser PJ) Gen Comp Endocrinol 2000 May;118(2):284-301 PMID: 10890568 07/13/2000       55 Citations
  • Radiation-induced assembly of Rad51 and Rad52 recombination complex requires ATM and c-Abl. (Chen G, Yuan SS, Liu W, Xu Y, Trujillo K, Song B, Cong F, Goff SP, Wu Y, Arlinghaus R, Baltimore D, Gasser PJ, Park MS, Sung P, Lee EY) J Biol Chem 1999 Apr 30;274(18):12748-52 PMID: 10212258 04/23/1999       224 Citations
  • Protein-protein interactions in the synaptonemal complex. (Tarsounas M, Pearlman RE, Gasser PJ, Park MS, Moens PB) Mol Biol Cell 1997 Aug;8(8):1405-14 PMID: 9285814 PMCID: PMC276165 08/01/1997       43 Citations
  • Regulation of melatonin synthesis in rainbow trout (Oncorhyncus mykiss) pineal organs: effects of calcium depletion and calcium channel drugs. (Gasser PJ, Gern WA) Gen Comp Endocrinol 1997 Feb;105(2):210-7 PMID: 9038253 02/01/1997       7 Citations
  • Last update: 09/28/2018
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