Behavioral and Translational Neuroscience james.e.mccutcheon@uit.no +4777644593 Tromsø TEO-H5 5.607

James Edgar McCutcheon


  • Giulia Chiacchierini, Fabien Naneix, John Apergis-Schoute, James Edgar McCutcheon :
    Restriction of dietary protein in rats increases progressive-ratio motivation for protein
    Physiology and Behavior 2022 DOI
  • Kate Z. Peters, Andrew M J Young, James Edgar McCutcheon :
    Distracting stimuli evoke ventral tegmental area responses in rats during ongoing saccharin consumption
    European Journal of Neuroscience 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Giulia Chiacchierini, Fabien Naneix, Kate Z Peters, John Aspergis-Schoute, Eelke Snoeren, James Edgar McCutcheon :
    Protein Appetite Drives Macronutrient-Related Differences in Ventral Tegmental Area Neural Activity
    Journal of Neuroscience 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • James Edgar McCutcheon, Diana Williams :
    Introduction to the special issue: Homeostatic vs. Hedonic feeding.
    Physiology and Behavior 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Jessica Hayes, Celia Garau, Giulia Chiacchierini, Gonzalo P. Urcelay, James Edgar McCutcheon, John Apergis-Schoute :
    Predictive and motivational factors influencing anticipatory contrast: A comparison of contextual and gustatory predictors in food restricted and free-fed rats
    Physiology and Behavior 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Fabien Naneix, Kate Z. Peters, Andrew J. Young, James Edgar McCutcheon :
    Age-dependent effects of protein restriction on dopamine release
    Neuropsychopharmacology 2020 ARKIV / DOI
  • Fabien Naneix, Kate Z. Peters, James Edgar McCutcheon :
    Investigating the effect of physiological need states on palatability and motivation using microstructural analysis of licking
    Neuroscience 2019 ARKIV / DOI
  • Fabien Naneix, Sophie C Pinder, Megan Y Summers, Renee M Rouleau, Eric Robinson, KM Myers et al.:
    No evidence that portion size influences food consumption in male Sprague Dawley rats.
    Physiology and Behavior 2019 ARKIV / DOI
  • Ted M Hsu, James Edgar McCutcheon, Mitchell F Roitman :
    Parallels and Overlap: The Integration of Homeostatic Signals by Mesolimbic Dopamine Neurons.
    Frontiers in Psychiatry 2018 DOI
  • Michelle Murphy, Kate Z Peters, Beth S Denton, Katy A Lee, Heramb Chadchankar, James Edgar McCutcheon :
    Restriction of dietary protein leads to conditioned protein preference and elevated palatability of protein-containing food in rats.
    Physiology and Behavior 2018 DOI
  • James Edgar McCutcheon, Mitchell F Roitman :
    Mode of Sucrose Delivery Alters Reward-Related Phasic Dopamine Signals in Nucleus Accumbens.
    ACS Chemical Neuroscience 2018 DOI
  • Linda Whiting, James Edgar McCutcheon, Christina N Boyle, Mitchell F Roitman, Thomas A Lutz :
    The area postrema (AP) and the parabrachial nucleus (PBN) are important sites for salmon calcitonin (sCT) to decrease evoked phasic dopamine release in the nucleus accumbens (NAc).
    Physiology and Behavior 2017 DOI
  • Jackson J Cone, Samantha M Fortin, Jenna A McHenry, Garret D. Stuber, James Edgar McCutcheon, Mitchell F Roitman :
    Physiological state gates acquisition and expression of mesolimbic reward prediction signals.
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2016 DOI
  • Samantha M Fortin, Jackson J Cone, Scott Ng-Evans, James Edgar McCutcheon, Mitchell F Roitman :
    Sampling phasic dopamine signaling with fast-scan cyclic voltammetry in awake, behaving rats.
    Current Protocols in Neuroscience 2015
  • Lauren J Jones, James Edgar McCutcheon, Andrew M Young, William H Norton :
    Neurochemical measurements in the zebrafish brain.
    Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience 2015 DOI
  • James Edgar McCutcheon :
    The role of dopamine in the pursuit of nutritional value.
    Physiology and Behavior 2015 DOI
  • Elizabeth G Mietlicki-Baase, Pavel I Ortinski, David J Reiner, Christopher G Sinon, James Edgar McCutcheon, Robert C Pierce et al.:
    Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor activation in the nucleus accumbens core suppresses feeding by increasing glutamatergic AMPA/kainate signaling
    Journal of Neuroscience 2014
  • Michela Marinelli, James Edgar McCutcheon :
    Heterogeneity of dopamine neuron activity across traits and states
    Neuroscience 2014
  • James Edgar McCutcheon, Jackson J Cone, Christopher G Sinon, Samantha M Fortin, Pranish A Kantak, Ilana B Witten et al.:
    Optical suppression of drug-evoked phasic dopamine release
    Frontiers in Neural Circuits 2014 DOI
  • Jackson J Cone, James Edgar McCutcheon, Mitchell F Roitman :
    Ghrelin acts as an interface between physiological state and phasic dopamine signaling
    Journal of Neuroscience 2014 DOI
  • Wai C Wong, Kerstin A Ford, Nikki E Pagels, James Edgar McCutcheon, Michela Marinelli :
    Adolescents are more vulnerable to cocaine addiction: behavioral and electrophysiological evidence
    Journal of Neuroscience 2013
  • James Edgar McCutcheon, Kelly L Conrad, Steven B Carr, Kerstin A Ford, Daniel S McGehee, Michela Marinelli :
    Dopamine neurons in the ventral tegmental area fire faster in adolescent rats than in adults
    Journal of Neurophysiology 2012 DOI
  • James Edgar McCutcheon, Stephanie R Ebner, Amy L Loriaux, Mitchell F Roitman :
    Encoding of aversion by dopamine and the nucleus accumbens
    Frontiers in Neuroscience 2012 DOI
  • Jeff A Beeler, James Edgar McCutcheon, ZF Cao, Mari Murakami, Erin Alexander, Mitchell F Roitman et al.:
    Taste uncoupled from nutrition fails to sustain the reinforcing properties of food
    European Journal of Neuroscience 2012 DOI
  • James Edgar McCutcheon, Jeff A Beeler, Mitchell F Roitman :
    Sucrose-predictive cues evoke greater phasic dopamine release than saccharin-predictive cues
    Synapse 2012 DOI
  • Elly Sinkala, James Edgar McCutcheon, Matthew J Schuck, Eric Schmidt, Mitchell F Roitman, David T Eddington :
    Electrode calibration with a microfluidic flow cell for fast-scan cyclic voltammetry
    Lab on a Chip 2012 DOI
  • James Edgar McCutcheon, Jessica A Loweth, Kerstin A Ford, Michela Marinelli, Marina E Wolf, Kuei Y Tseng :
    Group I mGluR activation reverses cocaine-induced accumulation of calcium-permeable AMPA receptors in nucleus accumbens synapses via a protein kinase C-dependent mechanism
    Journal of Neuroscience 2011
  • Holden D Brown, James Edgar McCutcheon, Jackson J Cone, Michael E Ragozzino, Mitchell F Roitman :
    Primary food reward and reward-predictive stimuli evoke different patterns of phasic dopamine signaling throughout the striatum
    European Journal of Neuroscience 2011 DOI
  • James Edgar McCutcheon, Xiaoting Wang, Kuei Y Tseng, Marina E Wolf, Michela Marinelli :
    Calcium-permeable AMPA receptors are present in nucleus accumbens synapses after prolonged withdrawal from cocaine self-administration but not experimenter-administered cocaine
    Journal of Neuroscience 2011
  • Kelly L Conrad, James Edgar McCutcheon, Lindsay M Cotterly, Kerstin A Ford, Mitch Beales, Michela Marinelli :
    Persistent increases in cocaine-seeking behavior after acute exposure to cold swim stress
    Biological Psychiatry 2010
  • James Edgar McCutcheon, Francis J White, Michela Marinelli :
    Individual differences in dopamine cell neuroadaptations following cocaine self-administration
    Biological Psychiatry 2009
  • James Edgar McCutcheon, Michela Marinelli :
    Age matters
    European Journal of Neuroscience 2009
  • James Edgar McCutcheon, Amy S Fisher, Edward Guzdar, Susan A Wood, Stafford L Lightman, Stephen P. Hunt :
    Genetic background influences the behavioural and molecular consequences of neurokinin-1 receptor knockout
    European Journal of Neuroscience 2008
  • P. Pedarzani, James Edgar McCutcheon, G Rogge, BS Jensen, Palle Christophersen, C Hougaard et al.:
    Specific enhancement of SK channel activity selectively potentiates the afterhyperpolarizing current I(AHP) and modulates the firing properties of hippocampal pyramidal neurons
    Journal of Biological Chemistry 2005
  • Jaume F Lalanza, Roy Heijkoop, James Edgar McCutcheon, Eelke Snoeren :
    Behavioral and neural alterations of the reward system by exposure to junk food in rats

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    Research interests

    My research focuses on the neurobiology of feeding and reward. In other words, how do we make choices about the foods we eat and how is our psychology affected by these choices. In particular, I am interested in how the nutrient content of food (e.g. protein, salt, sugar etc.) is signaled to the brain and how this may change when we are in need of a certain nutrient. My lab studies these topics using a combination of in vivo neuroscience techniques including voltammetry, fiber photometry and electrophysiology.

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