FACULTY RESEARCH

Faculty List

Edythe D. London, Ph.D.

Work Email Address: elondon@mednet.ucla.edu

Fax Number: (310) 825-0812

Lab Number: (310) 825-0606

Laboratory of Molecular Neuroimaging

Office Address:
760 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Work Address:
NPI
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Department / Division Affiliations
Professor In-Residence, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Molecular & Medical Pharmacology
Member, Brain Research Institute, CTSI, Molecular Pharmacology GPB Home Area, Neuroscience GPB Home Area

Research Interests
My laboratory uses multi-modal brain imaging to help clarify the neurobiological bases of behavioral states linked to addiction. Our projects focus on the contributions of dopamine receptor subtypes to circuit-level function and behavior in individuals who meet criteria for Stimulant Use and/or Tobacco Use Disorders. Behavioral and novel pharmacological therapies for these diagnoses as well as Opioid Use Disorder are ongoing. The goal is to develop a better understanding of the neurobiology of addiction, using a translational approach toward rational design of therapeutics.


Publications

A selected list of publications:

Faulkner, P, Ghahremani, D G, Tyndale, R F, Cox, C M, Kazanjian, A S, Paterson, N, Lotfipour, S, Hellemann, G S, Petersen, N, Vigil, C, London, E D   Reduced-Nicotine Cigarettes in Young Smokers: Impact of Nicotine Metabolism on Nicotine Dose Effects Neuropsychopharmacology : official publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, 2017; 42(8): 1610-1618.
Okita, K, Mandelkern, M A, London, E D   Cigarette Use and Striatal Dopamine D2/3 Receptors: Possible Role in the Link between Smoking and Nicotine Dependence The international journal of neuropsychopharmacology, 2016; 19(11): 15-22.
Robertson, C L, Ishibashi, K, Chudzynski, J, Mooney, L J, Rawson, R A, Dolezal, B A, Cooper, C B, Brown, A K, Mandelkern, M A, London, E D   Effect of Exercise Training on Striatal Dopamine D2/D3 Receptors in Methamphetamine Users during Behavioral Treatment Neuropsychopharmacology : official publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, 2016; 41(6): 1629-36.
Okita, K, Petersen, N, Robertson, C L, Dean, A C, Mandelkern, M A, London, E D   Sex Differences in Midbrain Dopamine D2-Type Receptor Availability and Association with Nicotine Dependence Neuropsychopharmacology : official publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, 2016; 41(12): 2913-2919.
Morales, A M, Kohno, M, Robertson, C L, Dean, A C, Mandelkern, M A, London, E D   Gray-matter volume, midbrain dopamine D2/D3 receptors and drug craving in methamphetamine users Molecular psychiatry, 2015; 20(6): 764-71.
Kohno, M, Ghahremani, D G, Morales, A M, Robertson, C L, Ishibashi, K, Morgan, A T, Mandelkern, M A, London, E D   Risk-taking behavior: dopamine D2/D3 receptors, feedback, and frontolimbic activity Cerebral cortex (New York, N.Y. : 1991), 2015; 25(1): 236-45.
Robertson, C L, Ishibashi, K, Mandelkern, M A, Brown, A K, Ghahremani, D G, Sabb, F, Bilder, R, Cannon, T, Borg, J, London, E D   Striatal D1- and D2-type dopamine receptors are linked to motor response inhibition in human subjects The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 2015; 35(15): 5990-7.
O'Neill, J, Tobias, M C, Hudkins, M, London, E D   Glutamatergic neurometabolites during early abstinence from chronic methamphetamine abuse The international journal of neuropsychopharmacology, 2014; 18(3): 236-45.
Kohno, M, Morales, A M, Ghahremani, D G, Hellemann, G, London, E D   Risky decision making, prefrontal cortex, and mesocorticolimbic functional connectivity in methamphetamine dependence JAMA psychiatry, 2014; 71(7): 812-20.
O'Neill, J, Tobias, M C, Hudkins, M, Oh, E Y, Hellemann, G S, Nurmi, E L, London, E D   Thalamic glutamate decreases with cigarette smoking Psychopharmacology, 2014; 231(13): 2717-24.
Groman, S M, Morales, A M, Lee, B, London, E D, Jentsch, J D   Methamphetamine-induced increases in putamen gray matter associate with inhibitory control Psychopharmacology, 2013; 229(3): 527-38.
Ishibashi, K, Berman, S M, Paz-Filho, G, Lee, B, Robertson, C, Mandelkern, M A, Wong, M L, Licinio, J, London, E D   Dopamine D2/D3 receptor availability in genetically leptin-deficient patients after long-term leptin replacement Molecular psychiatry, 2012; 17(4): 352-3.
Groman, S M, Lee, B, Seu, E, James, A S, Feiler, K, Mandelkern, M A, London, E D, Jentsch, J D   Dysregulation of D₂-mediated dopamine transmission in monkeys after chronic escalating methamphetamine exposure The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 2012; 32(17): 5843-52.
Payer, D E, Nurmi, E L, Wilson, S A, McCracken, J T, London, E D   Effects of methamphetamine abuse and serotonin transporter gene variants on aggression and emotion-processing neurocircuitry Translational psychiatry, 2012; 2(4): e80.
Zorick, T, Lee, B, Mandelkern, M A, Fong, T, Robertson, C, Ghahremani, D G, Brown, A K, Sumerel, B, London, E D   Low striatal dopamine receptor availability linked to caloric intake during abstinence from chronic methamphetamine abuse Molecular psychiatry, 2012; 17(6): 569-71.
Brown, A K, Mandelkern, M A, Farahi, J, Robertson, C, Ghahremani, D G, Sumerel, B, Moallem, N, London, E D   Sex differences in striatal dopamine D2/D3 receptor availability in smokers and non-smokers The international journal of neuropsychopharmacology, 2012; 15(7): 989-94.
Ghahremani, D G, Lee, B, Robertson, C L, Tabibnia, G, Morgan, A T, De Shetler, N, Brown, A K, Monterosso, J R, Aron, A R, Mandelkern, M A, Poldrack, R A, London, E D   Striatal dopamine D₂/D₃ receptors mediate response inhibition and related activity in frontostriatal neural circuitry in humans The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 2012; 32(21): 7316-24.
Dean, A C, Sevak, R J, Monterosso, J R, Hellemann, G, Sugar, C A, London, E D   Acute modafinil effects on attention and inhibitory control in methamphetamine-dependent humans Journal of studies on alcohol and drugs, 2011; 72(6): 943-53.
Ghahremani, D G, Tabibnia, G, Monterosso, J, Hellemann, G, Poldrack, R A, London, E D   Effect of modafinil on learning and task-related brain activity in methamphetamine-dependent and healthy individuals Neuropsychopharmacology : official publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, 2011; 36(5): 950-9.
Zorick, T, Mandelkern, M A, Lee, B, Wong, M-L, Miotto, K, Shabazian, J, London, E D   Elevated plasma prolactin in abstinent methamphetamine-dependent subjects The American journal of drug and alcohol abuse, 2011; 37(1): 62-7.
Zorick, T, Sugar, C A, Hellemann, G, Shoptaw, S, London, E D   Poor response to sertraline in methamphetamine dependence is associated with sustained craving for methamphetamine Drug and alcohol dependence, 2011; 118(2-3): 500-3.
Zorick, T, Sevak, R J, Miotto, K, Shoptaw, S, Swanson, A-N, Clement, C, De La Garza, R, Newton, T F, London, E D   Pilot safety evaluation of varenicline for the treatment of methamphetamine dependence Journal of experimental pharmacology, 2010; 2(10): 13-8.
Azizian, A, Nestor, L J, Payer, D, Monterosso, J R, Brody, A L, London, E D   Smoking reduces conflict-related anterior cingulate activity in abstinent cigarette smokers performing a Stroop task Neuropsychopharmacology : official publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, 2010; 35(3): 775-82.
Zorick, T, Nestor, L, Miotto, K, Sugar, C, Hellemann, G, Scanlon, G, Rawson, R, London, E D   Withdrawal symptoms in abstinent methamphetamine-dependent subjects Addiction (Abingdon, England), 2010; 105(10): 1809-18.
London, E D, Berman, S M, Mohammadian, P, Ritchie, T, Mandelkern, M A, Susselman, M K W, Schlagenhauf, F, Noble, E P   Effect of the TaqIA polymorphism on ethanol response in the brain Psychiatry research, 2009; 174(3): 163-70.
Lee, B, London, E D, Poldrack, R A, Farahi, J, Nacca, A, Monterosso, J R, Mumford, J A, Bokarius, A V, Dahlbom, M, Mukherjee, J, Bilder, R M, Brody, A L, Mandelkern, M A   Striatal dopamine d2/d3 receptor availability is reduced in methamphetamine dependence and is linked to impulsivity The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 2009; 29(47): 14734-40.
Brody, A L, Mandelkern, M A, Olmstead, R E, Allen-Martinez, Z, Scheibal, D, Abrams, A L, Costello, M R, Farahi, J, Saxena, S, Monterosso, J, London, E D   Ventral striatal dopamine release in response to smoking a regular vs a denicotinized cigarette Neuropsychopharmacology : official publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, 2009; 34(2): 282-9.
Berman, S M, Voytek, B, Mandelkern, M A, Hassid, B D, Isaacson, A, Monterosso, J, Miotto, K, Ling, W, London, E D   Changes in cerebral glucose metabolism during early abstinence from chronic methamphetamine abuse Molecular psychiatry, 2008; 13(9): 897-908.
Xu, J, Azizian, A, Monterosso, J, Domier, C P, Brody, A L, Fong, T W, London, E D   Gender effects on mood and cigarette craving during early abstinence and resumption of smoking Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, 2008; 10(11): 1653-61.
Galynker, I I, Eisenberg, D, Matochik, J A, Gertmenian-King, E, Cohen, L, Kimes, A S, Contoreggi, C, Kurian, V, Ernst, M, Rosenthal, R N, Prosser, J, London, E D   Cerebral metabolism and mood in remitted opiate dependence Drug and alcohol dependence, 2007; 90(2-3): 166-74.
Lee, B, Groman, S, London, E D, Jentsch, J D   Dopamine D2/D3 receptors play a specific role in the reversal of a learned visual discrimination in monkeys, Neuropsychopharmacology, 2007; 32(10): 2125-2134.
Baicy, K, London, E D, Monterosso, J, Wong, M-L, Delibasi, T, Sharma, A, Licinio, J   Leptin replacement alters brain response to food cues in genetically leptin-deficient adults Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2007; 104(46): 18276-9.
Xu, J, Mendrek, A, Cohen, M S, Monterosso, J, Simon, S, Brody, A L, Jarvik, M, Rodriguez, P, Ernst, M, London, E D   Effects of acute smoking on brain activity vary with abstinence in smokers performing the N-Back task: a preliminary study Psychiatry research, 2006; 148(2-3): 103-9.
Wong, D F, Kuwabara, H, Schretlen, D J, Bonson, K R, Nandi, A, Brasic, J R, Kimes, A S, Maris, M A, Kumar, A, Contoreggi, C, Links, J, Ernst, M, Rousset, O, Zukin, S, Grace, A A, Lee, J S, Rohde, C, Jasinski, D R, Gjedde, A, London, E D   Increased occupancy of dopamine receptors in human striatum during cue-elicited cocaine craving, Neuropsychopharmacology, 2006; 31(12): 2716-2727.
London, E D, Berman, S M, Voytek, B, Simon, S L, Mandelkern, M A, Monterosso, J, Thompson, P M, Brody, A L, Geaga, J A, Hong, M S, Hayashi, K M, Rawson, R A, Ling, W   Cerebral metabolic dysfunction and impaired vigilance in recently abstinent methamphetamine abusers, Biological Psychiatry, 2005; 58(10): 770-778.
Rotheram-Fuller, E, Shoptaw, S, Berman, S M, London, E D   Impaired performance in a test of decision-making by opiate-dependent tobacco smokers, Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 2004; 73(1): 79-86.
London, E D, Simon, S L, Berman, S M, Mandelkern, M A, Lichtman, A M, Bramen, J, ... Ling, W   Mood disturbances and regional cerebral metabolic abnormalities in recently abstinent methamphetamine abusers, Archives of General Psychiatry, 2004; 61(1): 73-84.
Thompson, P M, Hayashi, K M, Simon, S L, Geaga, J A, Hong, M S, Sui, Y, Lee, J Y, Toga, A W, Ling, W, London, E D   Structural abnormalities in the brains of human subjects who use methamphetamine, Journal of Neuroscience, 2004; 24(26): 6028-6036.
Ernst, M, Bolla, K, Mouratidis, M, Contoreggi, C, Matochik, J A, Kurian, V, ... London, E D   Decision-making in a risk-taking task: a PET study, Neuropsychopharmacology, 2002; 26(5): 682-691.
Bonson, K R, Grant, S J, Contoreggi C S, Links, J M, Metcalfe J, Weyl, H L, ... London, E D   Neural systems and cue-induced cocaine craving, Neuropsychopharmacology, 2002; 26(3): 376-386.
Ernst M, Matochik J A, Heishman S J, Van Horn J D, Jons P H, Henningfield J E, London E D   Effect of nicotine on brain activation during performance of a working memory task Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2001; 98(8): 4728-33.
Ernst, M, Heishman, S J, Spurgeon, L, & London, E D   Smoking history and nicotine effects on cognitive performance, Neuropsychopharmacology, 2001; 25(3): 313-319.
Mukhin A G, Gündisch D, Horti A G, Koren A O, Tamagnan G, Kimes A S, Chambers J, Vaupel D B, King S L, Picciotto M R, Innis R B, London E D   5-Iodo-A-85380, an alpha4beta2 subtype-selective ligand for nicotinic acetylcholine receptors Molecular pharmacology, 2000; 57(3): 642-9.