Peer-Reviewed Publications

1. Camilleri, C., Perry, J.T., and Sammut, S. (2021). Compulsive Internet Pornography Use and Mental Health: A Cross-Sectional Study in a Sample of University Students in the United States. Frontiers in Psychology 11(3870). doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.613244.

2. Camilleri, C., Buskmiller, C., and Sammut, S. (2021). Pregnancy-induced long-term uterine vascular remodeling in the rat. Reproductive Biology 21(1). doi: 10.1016/j.repbio.2020.100466.

3. Camilleri, C., Beiter, R.M., Puentes, L., Aracena-Sherck, P., and Sammut, S. (2019). Biological, Behavioral and Physiological Consequences of Drug-Induced Pregnancy Termination at First-Trimester Human Equivalent in an Animal Model. Front Neurosci 13(544), 544. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2019.00544.

4. Williams, P.D., Hunter, W.M., Seyer, E., Sammut, S., and Breuninger, M.M. (2019). Religious/spiritual struggles and perceived parenting style in a religious college-aged sample. Mental Health Religion & Culture 22(5), 500-516. doi: 10.1080/13674676.2019.1629402.

5. Porada, K., Sammut, S., and Milburn, M. (2017). Empirical Investigation of the Relationships Between Irrationality, Self-Acceptance, and Dispositional Forgiveness. Journal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy. doi: 10.1007/s10942-017-0284-0.

6. Hoque, K.E., Blume, S.R., Sammut, S., and West, A.R. (2017). Electrical stimulation of the hippocampal fimbria facilitates neuronal nitric oxide synthase activity in the medial shell of the rat nucleus accumbens: Modulation by dopamine D1 and D2 receptor activation. Neuropharmacology 126, 151-157. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropharm.2017.09.005.

7. Padovan-Neto, F.E., Sammut, S., Chakroborty, S., Dec, A.M., Threlfell, S., Campbell, P.W., Mudrakola, V., Harms, J., Schmidt, C., and West, A.R. (2015). Facilitation of corticostriatal transmission following pharmacological inhibition of striatal phosphodiesterase 10A: role of nitric oxide-soluble guanylyl cyclase-cGMP signaling pathways. J Neurosci 35(14), 5781-5791. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1238-14.2015.

8. Beiter, R., Nash, R., McCrady, M., Rhoades, D., Linscomb, M., Clarahan, M., and Sammut, S. (2015). The prevalence and correlates of depression, anxiety, and stress in a sample of college students. J Affect Disord 173(0), 90-96. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2014.10.054.

9. Tseng, K.Y., Caballero, A., Dec, A., Cass, D.K., Simak, N., Sunu, E., Park, M.J., Blume, S.R., Sammut, S., Park, D.J., and West, A.R. (2011). Inhibition of striatal soluble guanylyl cyclase-cGMP signaling reverses basal ganglia dysfunction and akinesia in experimental parkinsonism. PLoS One 6(11), e27187. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0027187.

10. Sammut, S., Threlfell, S., and West, A.R. (2010). Nitric oxide-soluble guanylyl cyclase signaling regulates corticostriatal transmission and short-term synaptic plasticity of striatal projection neurons recorded in vivo. Neuropharmacology 58(3), 624-631. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropharm.2009.11.011.

11. Hoque, K.E., Indorkar, R.P., Sammut, S., and West, A.R. (2010). Impact of dopamine-glutamate interactions on striatal neuronal nitric oxide synthase activity. Psychopharmacology (Berl) 207(4), 571-581. doi: 10.1007/s00213-009-1687-0.

12. Threlfell, S., Sammut, S., Menniti, F.S., Schmidt, C.J., and West, A.R. (2009). Inhibition of Phosphodiesterase 10A Increases the Responsiveness of Striatal Projection Neurons to Cortical Stimulation. J Pharmacol Exp Ther 328(3), 785-795. doi: 10.1124/jpet.108.146332.

13. Sammut, S., and West, A.R. (2008). Acute cocaine administration increases NO efflux in the rat prefrontal cortex via a neuronal NOS-dependent mechanism. Synapse 62(9), 710-713. doi: 10.1002/syn.20537.

14. Ondracek, J.M., Dec, A., Hoque, K.E., Lim, S.A., Rasouli, G., Indorkar, R.P., Linardakis, J., Klika, B., Mukherji, S., Burnazi, M., Threlfell, S., Sammut, S., and West, A.R. (2008). Feed-forward excitation of striatal neuron activity by frontal cortical activation of nitric oxide signaling in vivo. Eur J Neurosci 27(7), 1739-1754. doi: 10.1111/j.1460-9568.2008.06157.x.

15. Sammut, S., Park, D.J., and West, A.R. (2007). Frontal cortical afferents facilitate striatal nitric oxide transmission in vivo via a NMDA receptor and neuronal NOS-dependent mechanism. J Neurochem 103(3), 1145-1156. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-4159.2007.04811.x.

16. Sammut, S., Bray, K.E., and West, A.R. (2007). Dopamine D2 receptor-dependent modulation of striatal NO synthase activity. Psychopharmacology (Berl) 191(3), 793-803. doi: 10.1007/s00213-006-0681-z.

17. Sammut, S., Dec, A., Mitchell, D., Linardakis, J., Ortiguela, M., and West, A.R. (2006). Phasic dopaminergic transmission increases NO efflux in the rat dorsal striatum via a neuronal NOS and a dopamine D(1/5) receptor-dependent mechanism. Neuropsychopharmacology 31(3), 493-505. doi: 10.1038/sj.npp.1300826. – Histology figure was featured on front cover of journal.

18. Sammut, S., Bethus, I., Goodall, G., and Muscat, R. (2002). Antidepressant reversal of interferon-α-induced anhedonia. Physiology & Behavior 75(5), 765-772. doi: 10.1016/s0031-9384(02)00677-7.

19. Sammut, S., Goodall, G., and Muscat, R. (2001). Acute interferon-alpha administration modulates sucrose consumption in the rat. Psychoneuroendocrinology 26(3), 261-272. doi: 10.1016/s0306-4530(00)00051-2.

Book Chapters

1. Sammut, S., Chakroborty, S., Padovan-Neto, F.E., Rosenkranz, J.A., and West, A.R. (2017). “Neurophysiological Approaches for In Vivo Neuropharmacology,” in In Vivo Neuropharmacology and Neurophysiology, ed. A. Phillipu.), 253-292.

2. West, A.R., Sammut, S., and Ariano, M.A. (2009). Striatal Nitric Oxide–cGMP Signaling in an Animal Model of Parkinson’s Disease. 1-14. doi: 10.1007/978-1-60327-252-0_11.

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

1. Sammut, S. (2021, April 29). Defense of the Common Good or Collaboration with Evil? – Crisis Magazine

2. Sammut, S. (2021, March 10). Do COVID-19 Restrictions Serve the Common Good? – Crisis Magazine

3. Sammut, S. (2020, November 18). The Fall of a Nation – OnePeterFive.

4. Sammut, S. (2018, February 11). Compassion or control? – Herald Star.

5. Hendershott, A. & Sammut, S. (2016, March 31). Universities are complicit in the fetal-tissue scandal. – The Catholic World Report.

6. Sammut, S. (2016, March 11). Setting the Record Straight About Zika and Contraception. – The National Catholic Register.

7. Hendershott, A., & Sammut, S. (2015, September 16). On Ignoring Consent Rules on Fetal Tissue Donations. – Crisis Magazine.