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PubMed: Karolina Skibicka


Anderberg RH, Richard JE, Eerola K, Ferreras LL, Nordbeck EB, Hansson C, Nissbrandt H, Berqquist F, Gribble FM, Reimann F, Wernstedt-Asterholm I, Lamy C, Skibicka KP. (2017). ”Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 and its Analogues Act in the Dorsal Raphe and Modulate Central Serotonin to Reduce Appetite and Body Weight” Diabetes, in press

López-Ferreras L, Richard JE, Anderberg RH, Nilsson FH, Olandersson K, Kanoski SE, Skibicka KP. (2017) “Ghrelin’s control of food reward and body weight in the lateral hypothalamic area is sexually dimorphic” Physiology and Behavior, in press

Richard JE, López-Ferreras L, Anderberg RH, Olandersson K, Skibicka KP. (2017) Estradiol is a critical regulator of food-reward behavior Psychoneuroendocrinology, in press

Johannessen H, Revesz D, Kodama Y, Cassie N, Skibicka KP, Barrett P, Dickson S, Holst J, Rehfeld J, van der Plasse G, Adan R, Kulseng B, Ben-Menachem E, Zhao CM, Chen D.Vagal Blocking for Obesity Control: a Possible Mechanism-Of-Action. Obesity Surgery 2017 Jan;27(1):177-185.


Anderberg RH, Hansson C, Fenander M, Richard JE, Dickson SL, Nissbrandt H, Bergquist F, Skibicka KP. The Stomach-Derived Hormone Ghrelin Increases Impulsive Behavior. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2016 Apr. 41(5):1199-209.

Vogel H, Wolf S, Rabasa C, Rodriguez-Pacheco F, Babaei CS, Stöber F, Goldschmidt J, DiMarchi RD, Finan B, Tschöp MH, Dickson SL, Schürmann A, Skibicka KP. GLP-1 and estrogen conjugate acts in the supramammillary nucleus to reduce food-reward and body weight. Neuropharmacology. 2016 Nov;110(Pt A):396-406.

Kanoski SE, Hayes MR, Skibicka KP. GLP-1 and weight loss: unraveling the diverse neural circuitry. American Journal of Physiology Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2016 May 15;310(10):R885-95.

Richard JE, Anderberg RH, López-Ferreras L, Olandersson K, Skibicka KP. Sex and estrogens alter the action of glucagon-like peptide-1 on reward. Biol Sex Differ. 2016 Jan 16;7:6.

Anderberg RH, Richard JE, Hansson C, Nissbrandt H, Bergquist F, Skibicka KP. GLP-1 is both anxiogenic and antidepressant; divergent effects of acute and chronic GLP-1 on emotionality. 2016 Mar;65:54-66.

Anesten F, Holt MK, Schéle E, Pálsdóttir V, Reimann F, Gribble FM, Safari C, Skibicka KP, Trapp S, Jansson JO. Preproglucagon neurons in the hindbrain have IL-6 receptor-α and show Ca2+ influx in response to IL-6. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2016 Jul 1;311(1):R115-23. 


Hu M, Richard JE, Maliqueo M, Kokosar M, Fornes R, Benrick A, Jansson T, Ohlsson C, Wu X, Skibicka KP*, Stener-Victorin E*. Maternal testosterone exposure increases anxiety-like behavior and impacts the limbic system in the offspring. PNAS USA. 2015 Nov 17;112(46):14348-53.

Richard JE, Anderberg RH, Göteson A, Gribble FM, Reimann F, Skibicka KP. Activation of the GLP-1 receptors in the nucleus of the solitary tract reduces food reward behavior and targets the mesolimbic system. PLoS One. 2015 Mar 20;10(3):e0119034.


Richard JE, Farkas I, Anesten F, Anderberg RH, Dickson SL, Gribble FM, Reimann F, Jansson JO, Liposits Z, Skibicka KP GLP-1 receptor stimulation of the lateral parabrachial nucleus reduces food intake: neuroanatomical, electrophysiological and behavioral evidence. 2014 Nov;155(11):4356-67.

Anderberg RH, Anefors C, Bergquist F, Nissbrandt H, Skibicka KP. Dopamine signaling in the amygdala, increased by food ingestion and GLP-1, regulates feeding behavior. Physiology and Behavior. 2014 Sep;136:135-44.

Hansson C, Alvarez-Crespo M, Taube M, Skibicka KP, Schmidt L et al. (2014) Influence of ghrelin on the central serotonergic signaling system in mice. Neuropharmacology 79:498-505.


Shirazi R, Palsdottir V, Collander J, Anesten F, Vogel H, Langlet F, Jaschke A, Schurmann A, Prevot V, Shao R, Jansson J, Skibicka KP. (2013) Glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor induced suppression of food intake, and body weight is mediated by central IL-1 and IL-6. PNAS USA 110: 16199-16204.

Shirazi RH, Dickson SL, Skibicka KP (2013) Gut peptide GLP-1 and its analogue, Exendin-4, decrease alcohol intake and reward. PLoS One 8: e61965.

Skibicka KP (2013) The central GLP-1: implications for food and drug reward. Front Neurosci 7: 181. Review article.

Romero-Pico A, Vazquez MJ, Gonzalez-Touceda D, Folgueira C, Skibicka KP, et al. (2013) Hypothalamic kappa-opioid receptor modulates the orexigenic effect of ghrelin. Neuropsychopharmacology 38: 1296-1307.

Skibicka KP, Dickson SL (2013) Enteroendocrine hormones-central effects on behavior. Curr Opin Pharmacol 13: 977-982. Review article.

Skibicka KP, Shirazi RH, Rabasa-Papio C, Alvarez-Crespo M, Neuber C, et al. (2013) Divergent circuitry underlying food reward and intake effects of ghrelin: dopaminergic VTA-accumbens projection mediates ghrelin's effect on food reward but not food intake. Neuropharmacology 73: 274-283.

Menzies JR, Skibicka KP, Leng G, Dickson SL (2013) Ghrelin, reward and motivation. Endocr Dev 25: 101-111. Review article.


Hansson C, Shirazi RH, Naslund J, Vogel H, Neuber C, Holm G, Anckarsater H, Dickson, SL, Eriksson E, Skibicka KP (2012) Ghrelin influences novelty seeking behavior in rodents and men. PLoS One 7: e50409.

Dickson SL, Shirazi RH, Hansson C, Bergquist F, Nissbrandt H, Skibicka KP (2012) The glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) analogue, exendin-4, decreases the rewarding value of food: a new role for mesolimbic GLP-1 receptors. J Neurosci 32: 4812-4820.

Alvarez-Crespo M, Skibicka KP, Farkas I, Molnar CS, Egecioglu E, et al. (2012) The amygdala as a neurobiological target for ghrelin in rats: neuroanatomical, electrophysiological and behavioral evidence. PLoS One 7: e46321.

Menzies JR, Skibicka KP, Dickson SL, Leng G (2012) Neural Substrates Underlying Interactions between Appetite Stress and Reward. Obes Facts 5: 208-220.

Cardona Cano S, Merkestein M, Skibicka KP, Dickson SL, Adan RA (2012) Role of ghrelin in the pathophysiology of eating disorders: implications for pharmacotherapy. CNS Drugs 26: 281-296.

Menzies JR, Skibicka KP, Egecioglu E, Leng G, Dickson SL (2012) Peripheral signals modifying food reward. Handb Exp Pharmacol: 131-158.

Skibicka KP, Shirazi RH, Hansson C, Dickson SL (2012) Ghrelin interacts with neuropeptide Y Y1 and opioid receptors to increase food reward. Endocrinology 153: 1194-1205.

Skibicka KP, Hansson C, Egecioglu E, Dickson SL (2012) Role of ghrelin in food reward: impact of ghrelin on sucrose self-administration and mesolimbic dopamine and acetylcholine receptor gene expression. Addict Biol 17: 95-107.


Skibicka KP, Alhadeff AL, Leichner TM, Grill HJ (2011) Neural controls of prostaglandin 2 pyrogenic, tachycardic, and anorexic actions are anatomically distributed. Endocrinology 152: 2400-2408.

De Jonghe BC, Hayes MR, Banno R, Skibicka KP, Zimmer DJ, et al. (2011) Deficiency of PTP1B in POMC neurons leads to alterations in energy balance and homeostatic response to cold exposure. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 300: E1002-1011.

Skibicka KP, Hansson C, Alvarez-Crespo M, Friberg PA, Dickson SL (2011) Ghrelin directly targets the ventral tegmental area to increase food motivation. Neuroscience 180: 129-137.

Skibicka KP, Dickson SL (2011) Ghrelin and food reward: the story of potential underlying substrates. Peptides 32: 2265-2273.

Dickson SL, Egecioglu E, Landgren S, Skibicka KP, Engel JA, et al. (2011) The role of the central ghrelin system in reward from food and chemical drugs. Mol Cell Endocrinol 340: 80-87.

Egecioglu E, Skibicka KP, Hansson C, Alvarez-Crespo M, Friberg PA, et al. (2011) Hedonic and incentive signals for body weight control. Rev Endocr Metab Disord 12: 141-151.


Dickson SL, Hrabovszky E, Hansson C, Jerlhag E, Alvarez-Crespo M, Skibicka KP et al. (2010) Blockade of central nicotine acetylcholine receptor signaling attenuate ghrelin-induced food intake in rodents. Neuroscience 171: 1180-1186.

Egecioglu E, Jerlhag E, Salome N, Skibicka KP, Haage D, et al. (2010) Ghrelin increases intake of rewarding food in rodents. Addict Biol 15: 304-311.

Hayes MR, Skibicka KP, Leichner TM, Guarnieri DJ, DiLeone RJ, et al. (2010) Endogenous leptin signaling in the caudal nucleus tractus solitarius and area postrema is required for energy balance regulation. Cell Metab 11: 77-83.

Zheng H, Patterson LM, Rhodes CJ, Louis GW, Skibicka KP, et al. (2010) A potential role for hypothalamomedullary POMC projections in leptin-induced suppression of food intake. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 298: R720-728.


Skibicka KP, Grill HJ (2009) Hypothalamic and hindbrain melanocortin receptors contribute to the feeding, thermogenic, and cardiovascular action of melanocortins. Endocrinology 150: 5351-5361.

Skibicka KP, Alhadeff AL, Grill HJ (2009) Hindbrain cocaine- and amphetamine-regulated transcript induces hypothermia mediated by GLP-1 receptors. J Neurosci 29: 6973-6981.

Hayes MR, Skibicka KP, Bence KK, Grill HJ (2009) Dorsal hindbrain 5'-adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase as an intracellular mediator of energy balance. Endocrinology 150: 2175-2182.

Skibicka KP, Grill HJ (2009) Hindbrain leptin stimulation induces anorexia and hyperthermia mediated by hindbrain melanocortin receptors. Endocrinology 150: 1705-1711.


Hayes MR, Skibicka KP, Grill HJ (2008) Caudal brainstem processing is sufficient for behavioral, sympathetic, and parasympathetic responses driven by peripheral and hindbrain glucagon-like-peptide-1 receptor stimulation. Endocrinology 149: 4059-4068.

Skibicka KP, Grill HJ (2008) Energetic responses are triggered by caudal brainstem melanocortin receptor stimulation and mediated by local sympathetic effector circuits. Endocrinology 149: 3605-3616.


Grill HJ, Skibicka KP, Hayes MR (2007) Imaging obesity: fMRI, food reward, and feeding. Cell Metab 6: 423-425.

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