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Chen, Y.-W., Akad, A., Aderogba, R., Chowdhury, T.G., & Aoki, C. (2018). Dendrites of the dorsal and ventral hippocampal CA1 pyramidal neurons of singly housed female rats exhibit lamina-specific growths and retractions during adolescence that are responsive to pair housingSynapse. 






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Chen, Y.-W., Actor-Engel, H., Sherpa, A. D., Klingensmith., L., Chowdhury, T.G., & Aoki, C. NR2A- and NR2B-NMDA receptors and drebrin within postsynaptic spines of the hippocampus correlate with hunger-evoked exercise. (2016) Brain Structure and Function. doi: 10.1007/s00429-016-1341-7. 









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fig-7-summary-with-red-neuron-copy-1Aoki, C., Chowdhury, T. G., Wable, G. S., Chen, Y.-W. (2016). Synaptic changes in the hippocampus of adolescent female rodents associated with resilience to anxiety and suppression of food restriction-evoked hyperactivity in an animal model for anorexia nervosa. Brain Research. doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2016.01.019