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Taffe Lab Pre-prints

Pre-prints are manuscripts and other interim research products which have not undergone peer-review and formal acceptance for publication. In 2017 the NIH issued NOT-OD-17-050 to encourage funded investigators to speed the dissemination of tax-payer funded research by citing and claiming pre-prints as products of NIH funding.


Nguyen, J.D., Creehan, K.M., Vandewater, S.A., Kerr, T.M. and Taffe, M.A. Effects of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) vapor inhalation in Sprague-Dawley and Wistar rats. bioRχiv, 2019, Posted February 05, 2019, doi:


Nguyen, J.D., Grant, Y. and Taffe, M.A. Intermittent abstinence potentiates oxycodone self-administration under extended access conditions and alters brain reward sensitivity.  bioRχiv, 2018, Posted November 2, 2018,  doi:

Nguyen, J.D., Creehan, K.M., Kerr, T.M. and Taffe, M.A. Repeated Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) vapor inhalation during adolescence: Sex differences in acute thermoregulatory tolerance and in feeding during adulthood.  bioRχiv, 2018, Posted September 25, 2018. doi:

Javadi-Paydar, M., Kerr, T.M., Harvey, E.L., Cole, M., and Taffe, M.A. Effects of Nicotine and THC Vapor Inhalation Administered By An Electronic Nicotine Delivery System (ENDS) In Male Rats.  bioRχiv, 2018, Originally posted September 15, 2018. Latest update January 23, 2019. doi: [Accepted for publication 01/26/19; Drug Alcohol Depend]



Nguyen, J.D., Grant, Y., Creehan, K.M., Hwang, C.S., Vandewater, S.A., Janda, K.D., Cole, M. and Taffe, M.A. Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol attenuates oxycodone self-administration under extended access conditions. bioRχiv, 2017, Originally posted December 23, 2017. Latest update april 5, 2019 doi: 

Nguyen, J.D., Hwang, C.S., Grant, Y., Janda, K.D.. and Taffe, M.A. Prophylactic vaccination protects against the development of oxycodone self-administration. bioRχiv, 2017, Original posted October 27, 2017. Latest update May 22, 2018.    [Accepted for publication 06/21/18; Neuropharmacology]

Javadi-Paydar, M., Harvey, E.L., Grant, Y., Vandewater, S.A., Creehan, K.M., Nguyen, J.D., Dickerson, T.J., and Taffe, M.A. Binge-like Acquisition of α-pyrrolidinopentiophenone (α-PVP) Self-Administration in Female Rats. bioRχiv, 2017, Original posted September 20, 2017. Latest update April 19, 2018 doi: [Accepted for publication 06/01/2018, Psychopharmacology]

Nguyen, J.D., Kirson, D., Steinman, M.Q., Patel, R., Khom, S., Varodayan, F.P., Hedges, D.M., Oleata, C.S., Grant, Y., Roberto, M. and Taffe, M.A.Withdrawal-induced escalated oxycodone self-administration is mediated by kappa opioid receptor function. bioRχiv, 2017, Posted August 18, 2017 doi

Nguyen, J.D., Grant, Y., Kerr, T.M., Gutierrez, A., Cole, M., and Taffe, M.A. Tolerance to the Hypothermic and Antinoceptive effects of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) Vapor Inhalation In Rats.  bioRχiv, 2017, Posted August 4, 2017. Latest update May 30, 2018.  doi: [Accepted for publication 07/18/18; ]

Javadi-Paydar, M., Nguyen, J.D., Vandewater, S.A., Dickerson, T.J., and Taffe, M.A. Locomotor and Reinforceing Effects Of Pentedrone, Pentylone and Methylone In Rats.  bioRχiv, 2017, Posted July 21, 2017 doi:

Javadi-Paydar, M., Nguyen, J.D., Kerr, T.M., Grant, Y., Vandewater, S.A., Cole, M., and Taffe, M.A. Effects Of Δ9-THC And Cannabidiol Vapor Inhalation In Male And Female Rats.  bioRχiv, 2017, Originally posted April 18, 2017. Latest update March 7, 2018 doi: [Accepted for publication 06/06/2018; Psychopharmacology].

Taffe, M.A. Wheel running increases hyperthermia and mortality rate following 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) in rats. bioRχiv, 2017, Posted April 11, 2017 doi:

Aarde, S.M., Huang, P-K  and Taffe, M.A. High Ambient Temperature Facilitates The Acquisition Of 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) Self-Administration. bioRχiv, 2017, Posted April 4, 2017 doi: