Peer-Reviewed Publications

NEW publications! Our most recent publication, Compulsive internet pornography use and mental health: A cross-sectional study in a sample of university students in the United States, is now available to download free of charge. Please click here to view and download the article!

Our second most recent publication, Pregnancy-induced long-tern uterine vascular remodeling in the rat, is available free to the public for 50 days as of December 3, 2020. Please click here to view and download the article!

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, March 10). Do COVID-19 Restrictions Serve the Common Good? – Crisis Magazine

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

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

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

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

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