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PEGGY MASON

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InstitutionUniversity of Chicago
DepartmentNeurobiology
AddressChicago IL 60637
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    1. Mason P, Shan H. A valence-free definition of sociality as any violation of inter-individual independence. Proc Biol Sci. 2017 Nov 15; 284(1866). PMID: 29118128.
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    2. Umana IC, Daniele CA, Miller BA, Abburi C, Gallagher K, Brown MA, Mason P, McGehee DS. Nicotinic modulation of descending pain control circuitry. Pain. 2017 Oct; 158(10):1938-1950. PMID: 28817416.
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    3. Ben-Ami Bartal I, Shan H, Molasky NM, Murray TM, Williams JZ, Decety J, Mason P. Anxiolytic Treatment Impairs Helping Behavior in Rats. Front Psychol. 2016; 7:850. PMID: 27375528.
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    4. Mason P. With a little help from our friends: how the brain processes empathy. Cerebrum. 2014 Sep-Oct; 2014:14. PMID: 26034521.
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    5. Ben-Ami Bartal I, Rodgers DA, Bernardez Sarria MS, Decety J, Mason P. Pro-social behavior in rats is modulated by social experience. Elife. 2014; 3:e01385. PMID: 24424411.
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    6. Wang Q, Fong R, Mason P, Fox AP, Xie Z. Caffeine accelerates recovery from general anesthesia. J Neurophysiol. 2014 Mar; 111(6):1331-40. PMID: 24375022.
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    7. Hellman KM, Mason P. Opioids disrupt pro-nociceptive modulation mediated by raphe magnus. J Neurosci. 2012 Oct 03; 32(40):13668-78. PMID: 23035079.
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    8. Mason P. Two negatives make a positive: telencephalic-mediated analgesia. Exp Neurol. 2012 Aug; 236(2):336-8. PMID: 22580343.
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    9. Mason P. Medullary circuits for nociceptive modulation. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2012 Aug; 22(4):640-5. PMID: 22483535.
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    10. Ben-Ami Bartal I, Decety J, Mason P. Empathy and pro-social behavior in rats. Science. 2011 Dec 09; 334(6061):1427-30. PMID: 22158823.
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    11. Foo H, Mason P. Ingestion analgesia occurs when a bad taste turns good. Behav Neurosci. 2011 Dec; 125(6):956-61. PMID: 21928874.
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    12. Mason P. From descending pain modulation to obesity via the medullary raphe. Pain. 2011 Mar; 152(3 Suppl):S20-4. PMID: 21087824.
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    13. Foo H, Crabtree K, Mason P. The modulatory effects of rostral ventromedial medulla on air-puff evoked microarousals in rats. Behav Brain Res. 2010 Dec 20; 215(1):156-9. PMID: 20621127.
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    14. Mason P, Bartal BA. How the social brain experiences empathy: Summary of a gathering. Soc Neurosci. 2010; 5(2):252-6. PMID: 20131156.
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    15. Foo H, Mason P. Analgesia accompanying food consumption requires ingestion of hedonic foods. J Neurosci. 2009 Oct 14; 29(41):13053-62. PMID: 19828818.
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    16. Hellman KM, Mendelson SJ, Mendez-Duarte MA, Russell JL, Mason P. Opioid microinjection into raphe magnus modulates cardiorespiratory function in mice and rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2009 Nov; 297(5):R1400-8. PMID: 19710394.
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    17. Mason P, Foo H. Food consumption inhibits pain-related behaviors. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2009 Jul; 1170:399-402. PMID: 19686166.
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    18. Foo H, Crabtree K, Thrasher A, Mason P. Eating is a protected behavior even in the face of persistent pain in male rats. Physiol Behav. 2009 Jun 22; 97(3-4):426-9. PMID: 19321150.
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    19. Frazier CR, Mason P, Zhuang X, Beeler JA. Sucrose exposure in early life alters adult motivation and weight gain. PLoS One. 2008 Sep 17; 3(9):e3221. PMID: 18797507.
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    20. Hellman KM, Brink TS, Mason P. Activity of murine raphe magnus cells predicts tachypnea and on-going nociceptive responsiveness. J Neurophysiol. 2007 Dec; 98(6):3121-33. PMID: 17913977.
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    21. Mason P, Gao K, Genzen JR. Serotonergic raphe magnus cell discharge reflects ongoing autonomic and respiratory activities. J Neurophysiol. 2007 Oct; 98(4):1919-27. PMID: 17715191.
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    22. Mason P. Placing pain on the sensory map: classic papers by Ed Perl and colleagues. J Neurophysiol. 2007 Mar; 97(3):1871-3. PMID: 17353552.
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    23. Brink TS, Hellman KM, Lambert AM, Mason P. Raphe magnus neurons help protect reactions to visceral pain from interruption by cutaneous pain. J Neurophysiol. 2006 Dec; 96(6):3423-32. PMID: 16928792.
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    24. Nason MW, Mason P. Medullary raphe neurons facilitate brown adipose tissue activation. J Neurosci. 2006 Jan 25; 26(4):1190-8. PMID: 16436606.
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    25. Mason P. Chapter 15 Descending pain modulation as a component of homeostasis. Handb Clin Neurol. 2006; 81:211-8. PMID: 18808837.
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    26. Mason P. Ventromedial medulla: pain modulation and beyond. J Comp Neurol. 2005 Dec 05; 493(1):2-8. PMID: 16255004.
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    27. Foo H, Mason P. Sensory suppression during feeding. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2005 Nov 15; 102(46):16865-9. PMID: 16275919.
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    28. Mason P. Deconstructing endogenous pain modulations. J Neurophysiol. 2005 Sep; 94(3):1659-63. PMID: 16105951.
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    29. Baez MA, Brink TS, Mason P. Roles for pain modulatory cells during micturition and continence. J Neurosci. 2005 Jan 12; 25(2):384-94. PMID: 15647481.
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    30. Foo H, Mason P. Movement-related discharge of ventromedial medullary neurons. J Neurophysiol. 2005 Feb; 93(2):873-83. PMID: 15385592.
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    31. Brink TS, Mason P. Role for raphe magnus neuronal responses in the behavioral reactions to colorectal distension. J Neurophysiol. 2004 Oct; 92(4):2302-11. PMID: 15175367.
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    32. Nason MW, Mason P. Modulation of sympathetic and somatomotor function by the ventromedial medulla. J Neurophysiol. 2004 Jul; 92(1):510-22. PMID: 14973310.
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    33. Foo H, Mason P. Brainstem modulation of pain during sleep and waking. Sleep Med Rev. 2003 Apr; 7(2):145-54. PMID: 12628215.
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    34. Foo H, Mason P. Discharge of raphe magnus ON and OFF cells is predictive of the motor facilitation evoked by repeated laser stimulation. J Neurosci. 2003 Mar 01; 23(5):1933-40. PMID: 12629198.
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    35. Brink TS, Mason P. Raphe magnus neurons respond to noxious colorectal distension. J Neurophysiol. 2003 May; 89(5):2506-15. PMID: 12612047.
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    36. Gao K, Mason P. Physiological and anatomic evidence for functional subclasses of serotonergic raphe magnus cells. J Comp Neurol. 2001 Oct 29; 439(4):426-39. PMID: 11596064.
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    37. Gao K, Mason P. The discharge of a subset of serotonergic raphe magnus cells is influenced by baroreceptor input. Brain Res. 2001 May 11; 900(2):306-13. PMID: 11334811.
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    38. Mason P, Escobedo I, Burgin C, Bergan J, Lee JH, Last EJ, Holub AL. Nociceptive responsiveness during slow-wave sleep and waking in the rat. Sleep. 2001 Feb 01; 24(1):32-8. PMID: 11204051.
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    39. Mason P. Contributions of the medullary raphe and ventromedial reticular region to pain modulation and other homeostatic functions. Annu Rev Neurosci. 2001; 24:737-77. PMID: 11520917.
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    40. Gao K, Mason P. Serotonergic Raphe magnus cells that respond to noxious tail heat are not ON or OFF cells. J Neurophysiol. 2000 Oct; 84(4):1719-25. PMID: 11024064.
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    41. Mason P. Central mechanisms of pain modulation. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 1999 Aug; 9(4):436-41. PMID: 10448161.
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    42. Leung CG, Mason P. Physiological properties of raphe magnus neurons during sleep and waking. J Neurophysiol. 1999 Feb; 81(2):584-95. PMID: 10036262.
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    43. Leung CG, Mason P. Physiological survey of medullary raphe and magnocellular reticular neurons in the anesthetized rat. J Neurophysiol. 1998 Oct; 80(4):1630-46. PMID: 9772227.
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    44. Gao K, Chen DO, Genzen JR, Mason P. Activation of serotonergic neurons in the raphe magnus is not necessary for morphine analgesia. J Neurosci. 1998 Mar 01; 18(5):1860-8. PMID: 9465010.
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    45. Gao K, Mason P. Somatodendritic and axonal anatomy of intracellularly labeled serotonergic neurons in the rat medulla. J Comp Neurol. 1997 Dec 15; 389(2):309-28. PMID: 9416924.
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    46. Kusmirek J, Owens CA, Mason P. Lumbar but not cervical intrathecal DAMGO suppresses extrasegmental nociception in awake rats. Brain Res. 1997 Sep 05; 767(2):375-9. PMID: 9367272.
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    47. Gao K, Kim YH, Mason P. SEROTONERGIC pontomedullary neurons are not activated by antinociceptive stimulation in the periaqueductal gray. J Neurosci. 1997 May 01; 17(9):3285-92. PMID: 9096161.
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    48. Mason P. Physiological identification of pontomedullary serotonergic neurons in the rat. J Neurophysiol. 1997 Mar; 77(3):1087-98. PMID: 9084584.
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    49. Leung CG, Mason P. Spectral analysis of arterial blood pressure and raphe magnus neuronal activity in anesthetized rats. Am J Physiol. 1996 Aug; 271(2 Pt 2):R483-9. PMID: 8770152.
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    50. Mason P, Owens CA, Hammond DL. Antagonism of the antinocifensive action of halothane by intrathecal administration of GABAA receptor antagonists. Anesthesiology. 1996 May; 84(5):1205-14. PMID: 8624015.
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    51. Mason P, Leung CG. Physiological functions of pontomedullary raphe and medial reticular neurons. Prog Brain Res. 1996; 107:269-82. PMID: 8782525.
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    52. Leung CG, Mason P. Effects of isoflurane concentration on the activity of pontomedullary raphe and medial reticular neurons in the rat. Brain Res. 1995 Nov 13; 699(1):71-82. PMID: 8616615.
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    53. Mason P. Lipopolysaccharide induces fever and decreases tail flick latency in awake rats. Neurosci Lett. 1993 May 14; 154(1-2):134-6. PMID: 8361627.
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