Peer-Reviewed Publications

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

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

3. Williams PD, Hunter WM, Seyer E, Sammut S, Breuninger MM. Religious/spiritual struggles and perceived parenting style in a religious college-aged sample. Mental Health, Religion & Culture 2019:1-17

4. Porada K, Sammut S, & 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

5. Hoque KE, Blume SR, Sammut S, West AR (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.

6. Padovan-Neto F, Sammut S, Chakroborty S, Dec A, Threlfell S, Campbell P, 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.

7. Beiter R, Nash R, McCrady M, Rhoades D, Linscomb M, Clarahan M, Sammut S. (2015) The Prevalence and Correlates of Depression, Anxiety, and Stress in a Sample of College Students. Journal of Affective Disorders 173: 90-96 (published online 11/18/2014; doi:10.1016/j.jad.2014.10.054).

8. Tseng KY, Caballero A, Dec A, Cass DK, Simak N, Sunu E, Park MJ, Blume SR, Sammut S, Park DJ, West AR. (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

9. Sammut S, Threlfell S., and West AR (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 (Published Online December 4, 2009, doi:10.1016/j.neuropharm.2009.11.011)

10. Hoque KE, Indorkar, RP, Sammut S. and West, A.R. (2010). Impact of dopamine-glutamate interactions on striatal neuronal nitric oxide synthase activity. Psychopharmacology 207:571-581 (Published online October 9, 2009; doi: 10.1007/s00213-009-1687-0)

11. Threlfell S, Sammut S, Menniti FS, Schmidt, CJ, West AR. (2009) Inhibition of phosphodiesterase 10A increases the responsiveness of striatal projection neurons to stimulation of frontal cortical afferents. J Pharmacol Exp Ther.; 328:785-795 (Published online December 4, 2008; doi: 10.1124/jpet.108.14633)

12. Sammut S. & West AR. (2008). Acute cocaine administration increases NO efflux in the rat prefrontal cortex via a neuronal NOS-dependent mechanism. Synapse Sep; 62(9):710-3

13. Ondracek JM., Dec A., Hoque KE., Lim SA., Rasouli G., Indorkar RP., Linardakis J., Klika B., Mukherji S., Burnazi M., Threlfell S., Sammut S., & West AR. (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 (published online, 26 March 2008, doi:10.1111/j.1460- 9568.2008.06157.x)

14. Sammut S, Park DJ, and West AR. Frontal cortical afferents facilitate striatal nitric oxide transmission in vivo via a NMDA receptor and neuronal nitric oxide synthase-dependent mechanism. Journal of Neurochemistry, 2007; 103: 1145-1156 (published online, July 2007; doi: 10.1111/j. 1471-4159.2007.04811.x)

15. Sammut S, Bray KE., West AR. Dopamine D2 receptor-dependent modulation of striatal NO synthase activity. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2007 Apr; 191(3):793-803 (published online, 7 January 2007; doi: 10.1007/s00213-006-0681-z)

16. Sammut S, Dec A, Mitchell D, Linardakis J, Ortiguela M, West AR. Phasic Dopaminergic transmission increases NO efflux in the rat dorsal striatum via a neuronal NOS and a dopamine D1/5 receptor-dependent mechanism. Neuropsychopharmacology 31: 493-505, 2006. (published online, July 2005; doi: 10.1038/sj.npp.1300826) – Histology figure was featured on front cover of journal.

17. Sammut S, Goodall G, Muscat R. Antidepressant reversal of Interferon-alpha-induced anhedonia. Physiol Behav 75:765-772, 2002

18. Sammut S, Goodall G, Muscat R. Acute Interferon-alpha administration modulates sucrose consumption in the rat. Psychoneuroendocrinology 26:261-272, 2001

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

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

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

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

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

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