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James Porter, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Physiology, Pharmacology and Toxicology

Recent Publications since 2000

  1. Sepulveda, M., Lopez, A., Soler-Cedeno, O., and Porter, J.T. (2013), Fear extinction induces mGluR5-mediated synaptic and intrinsic plasticity in infralimbic neurons, J. Neurosci., 33(17):7184-7193.


  2. Santini, E., Sepulveda, M., and Porter, J.T. (2012) Muscarinic receptors modulate the intrinsic excitability of infralimbic neurons and consolidation of fear extinction, Neuropsychopharmacology, 2047-2056.


  3. Chompre, G., Cruz, E., Maldonado, L., Rivera-Amill, V., Porter, J.T., Noel, R.J. Jr. (2012) Astrocytic expression of HIV-1 Nef impairs spatial and recognition memory, Neurobiology of Disease, 49C:128-136.


  4. Fontánez Nuin, D., Santini, E., Quirk, G.J., and Porter, J.T. (2011) Memory for Fear Extinction Requires mGluR5-Mediated Activation of Infralimbic Neurons, Cerebral Cortex, 21(3):727-735.


  5. Santini, E. and Porter, J.T. (2010) M-type potassium channels modulate the intrinsic excitability of infralimbic neurons and regulate fear expression and extinction, J. Neurosci., 30(37):12379-12386.


  6. Santini, E., Quirk, G.J. and Porter, J.T. (2008) Fear conditioning and extinction differentially modify the intrinsic excitability of infralimbic neurons, Journal of Neuroscience, 28(15):4028-4036.
  7. Mueller, D., Porter, J.T., and Quirk, G.J., (2008) Noradrenergic signaling in infralimbic cortex increases cell excitability and strengthens memory for fear extinction, Journal of Neuroscience, 28(2):369-375.
  8. Mateo, Z. and Porter, J.T. (2007) Group II metabotropic glutamate receptors inhibit glutamate release at developing thalamocortical synapses, Neuroscience, 25;146(3):1062-1072.
  9. Fontánez Nuin, D. and Porter, J.T. (2006) Presynaptic A1 Adenosine Receptors Inhibit Thalamic Stimulation of Inhibitory Neurons in the Somatosensory Cortex, Neuroscience, 137(4):1177-1184.
  10. Porter, J.T. and Nieves, D (2004) Presynaptic GABAB Receptors Modulate Thalamic Excitation of Inhibitory and Excitatory Neurons in the Mouse Barrel Cortex, J. Neurophy., 92: 2762-2770.
  11. Porter, J.T., Johnson, C., and Agmon, A. (2001) Diverse Types of Interneurons Generate Thalamus-Evoked Feedforward Inhibition in the Mouse Barrel Cortex, J. Neurosci., 21(8):2699-710.
  12. Cauli, B., Porter, J.T., Tsuzuki, K., Lambolez, B., Rossier, J., Quenet, B., Audinat, E. (2000) Classification of fusiform neocortical interneurons based on unsupervised clustering, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U S A, 97; 6144-6149.
  13. Wells, J.E., Porter, J.T., and Agmon, A. (2000) GABAergic Inhibition Suppresses Paroxysmal Network Activity in the Neonatal Rodent Hippocampus and Neocortex, J. Neurosci., 20: 8822-8830.