Dr Billy Chieng

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Brain & Mind Research Institute, School of Medical Sciences

Telephone 02 99265552
Fax 02 99267659

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Selected grants

2013

  • Pathologies of action control: Amygdala-striatal interactions and the development of habits.; Balleine B, Chieng B; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2011

  • The mechanisms responsible for tolerance at the mu-opioid receptor; Christie M, Connor M, Chieng B; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2008

  • Role of GAT-1 transporter channels in opioid dependence; Christie M, Chieng B, Bagley E; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2004

  • Novel delta receptror expression in opioid tolerant/dependent neurons; Christie M, Chieng B; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.
  • Mechanisms of opioid dependence in the ventral tegmental area (SPENDING AUSTRALIAN PORTION AT ANU); Chieng B; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Early Career Fellowships (ECF).

2000

  • Studies in opioids; University of Sydney/Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Bertran-Gonzalez, J., Laurent, V., Chieng, B., Christie, M., Balleine, B. (2013). Learning-related translocation of δ-Opioid receptors on ventral striatal cholinergic interneurons mediates choice between goal-directed actions. The Journal of Neuroscience, 33(41), 16060-16071. [More Information]
  • Bradfield, L., Bertran-Gonzalez, J., Chieng, B., Balleine, B. (2013). The Thalamostriatal Pathway and Cholinergic Control of Goal-Directed Action: Interlacing New with Existing Learning in the Striatum. Neuron, 79(1), 153-166. [More Information]
  • Dang, V., Chieng, B., Christie, M. (2012). Prolonged stimulation of u-opioid receptors produces B-arrestin-2-mediated heterologous desensitization of a2-adrenoceptor function in locus ceruleus neurons. Molecular Pharmacology, 82(3), 473-480. [More Information]
  • Bertran-Gonzalez, J., Chieng, B., Laurent, V., Valjent, E., Balleine, B. (2012). Striatal Cholinergic Interneurons Display Activity-Related Phosphorylation of Ribosomal Protein S6. PLoS One, 7(12), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Dang, V., Chieng, B., Azriel, Y., Christie, M. (2011). Cellular Morphine Tolerance Produced by {beta}Arrestin-2-Dependent Impairment of {mu}-Opioid Receptor Resensitization. The Journal of Neuroscience, 31(19), 7122-7130. [More Information]
  • Chieng, B., Azriel, Y., Mohammadi, S., Christie, M. (2011). Distinct cellular properties of identified dopaminergic and GABAergic neurons in the mouse ventral tegmental area. The Journal of Physiology, 589(15), 3775-3787. [More Information]
  • Bagley, E., Hacker, J., Chefer, V., Mallet, C., McNally, G., Chieng, B., Perroud, J., Shippenberg, T., Christie, M. (2011). Drug-induced GABA transporter currents enhance GABA release to induce opioid withdrawal behaviors. Nature Neuroscience, 14(12), 1548-1554. [More Information]
  • Ittner, L., Ke, Y., Delerue, F., Bi, M., Gladbach, A., Van Eersel, J., Wolfing, H., Chieng, B., Christie, M., Napier, I., Goetz, J., et al (2010). Dendritic Function of Tau Mediates Amyloid-beta Toxicity in Alzheimer's Disease Mouse Models. Cell, 142(3), 387-397. [More Information]
  • Chieng, B., Christie, M. (2010). Somatostatin and nociceptin inhibit neurons in the central nucleus of amygdala that project to the periaqueductal grey. Neuropharmacology, 59(6), 425-430. [More Information]
  • Chieng, B., Christie, M. (2009). Chronic morphine treatment induces functional delta-opioid receptors in amygdala neurons that project to periaqueductal grey. Neuropharmacology, 57(4), 430-437. [More Information]
  • Chieng, B., Lee, D., Du, Y., Osborne, P., Christie, M., Massottec, D. (2008). Functional coupling of mu-receptor-Galphai-tethered proteins in AtT20 cells. NeuroReport, 19(18), 1793-1796. [More Information]
  • Chieng, B., Christie, M., Osborne, P. (2006). Characterization of neurons in the rat central nucleus of the amygdala: Cellular physiology, morphology, and opioid sensitivity. The Journal of Comparative Neurology, 497(6), 910-927. [More Information]
  • Johnson, E., Chieng, B., Napier, I., Connor, M. (2006). Decreased mu-opioid receptor signalling and a reduction in calcium current density in sensory neurons from chronically morphine-treated mice. British Journal of Pharmacology, 148(7), 947-955. [More Information]
  • Hacker, J., Pedersen, N., Chieng, B., Keay, K., Christie, M. (2006). Enhanced Fos expression in glutamic acid decarboxylase immunoreactive neurons of the mouse periaqueductal grey during opioid withdrawal. Neuroscience, 137(4), 1389-1396. [More Information]
  • Chieng, B., Hallberg, C., Nyberg, F., Christie, M. (2005). Enhanced c-Fos in periaqueductal grey GABAergic neurons during opioid withdrawal. NeuroReport, 16(12), 1279-1283. [More Information]
  • Hack, S., Bagley, E., Chieng, B., Christie, M. (2005). Induction of delta-opioid receptor function in the midbrain after chronic morphine treatment. The Journal of Neuroscience, 25(12), 3192-3198. [More Information]
  • Bagley, E., Chieng, B., Christie, M., Connor, M. (2005). Opioid tolerance in periaqueductal gray neurons isolated from mice chronically treated with morphine. British Journal of Pharmacology, 146(1), 68-76. [More Information]
  • Osborne, P., Vidovic, M., Chieng, B., Hill, C., Christie, M. (2002). Expression of mRNA and functional alpha1-adrenoceptors that supress the GIRK conductance in adult rat locus coeruleus neurons. British Journal of Pharmacology, 13(1), 226-232.
  • Chieng, B., Bekkers, J. (2001). Inhibition of calcium channels by opioid- and adenosine-receptor agonists in neurons of the nucleus accumbens. British Journal of Pharmacology, 133, 337-344.

Conferences

  • Christie, M., Bagley, E., Hacker, J., Chieng, B. (2006). GABA transporters in drug dependence: Neuronal or glial. International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism World congress on Alcohol Research (ISBRA 2006), Maryland: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.

2013

  • Bertran-Gonzalez, J., Laurent, V., Chieng, B., Christie, M., Balleine, B. (2013). Learning-related translocation of δ-Opioid receptors on ventral striatal cholinergic interneurons mediates choice between goal-directed actions. The Journal of Neuroscience, 33(41), 16060-16071. [More Information]
  • Bradfield, L., Bertran-Gonzalez, J., Chieng, B., Balleine, B. (2013). The Thalamostriatal Pathway and Cholinergic Control of Goal-Directed Action: Interlacing New with Existing Learning in the Striatum. Neuron, 79(1), 153-166. [More Information]

2012

  • Dang, V., Chieng, B., Christie, M. (2012). Prolonged stimulation of u-opioid receptors produces B-arrestin-2-mediated heterologous desensitization of a2-adrenoceptor function in locus ceruleus neurons. Molecular Pharmacology, 82(3), 473-480. [More Information]
  • Bertran-Gonzalez, J., Chieng, B., Laurent, V., Valjent, E., Balleine, B. (2012). Striatal Cholinergic Interneurons Display Activity-Related Phosphorylation of Ribosomal Protein S6. PLoS One, 7(12), 1-11. [More Information]

2011

  • Dang, V., Chieng, B., Azriel, Y., Christie, M. (2011). Cellular Morphine Tolerance Produced by {beta}Arrestin-2-Dependent Impairment of {mu}-Opioid Receptor Resensitization. The Journal of Neuroscience, 31(19), 7122-7130. [More Information]
  • Chieng, B., Azriel, Y., Mohammadi, S., Christie, M. (2011). Distinct cellular properties of identified dopaminergic and GABAergic neurons in the mouse ventral tegmental area. The Journal of Physiology, 589(15), 3775-3787. [More Information]
  • Bagley, E., Hacker, J., Chefer, V., Mallet, C., McNally, G., Chieng, B., Perroud, J., Shippenberg, T., Christie, M. (2011). Drug-induced GABA transporter currents enhance GABA release to induce opioid withdrawal behaviors. Nature Neuroscience, 14(12), 1548-1554. [More Information]

2010

  • Ittner, L., Ke, Y., Delerue, F., Bi, M., Gladbach, A., Van Eersel, J., Wolfing, H., Chieng, B., Christie, M., Napier, I., Goetz, J., et al (2010). Dendritic Function of Tau Mediates Amyloid-beta Toxicity in Alzheimer's Disease Mouse Models. Cell, 142(3), 387-397. [More Information]
  • Chieng, B., Christie, M. (2010). Somatostatin and nociceptin inhibit neurons in the central nucleus of amygdala that project to the periaqueductal grey. Neuropharmacology, 59(6), 425-430. [More Information]

2009

  • Chieng, B., Christie, M. (2009). Chronic morphine treatment induces functional delta-opioid receptors in amygdala neurons that project to periaqueductal grey. Neuropharmacology, 57(4), 430-437. [More Information]

2008

  • Chieng, B., Lee, D., Du, Y., Osborne, P., Christie, M., Massottec, D. (2008). Functional coupling of mu-receptor-Galphai-tethered proteins in AtT20 cells. NeuroReport, 19(18), 1793-1796. [More Information]

2006

  • Chieng, B., Christie, M., Osborne, P. (2006). Characterization of neurons in the rat central nucleus of the amygdala: Cellular physiology, morphology, and opioid sensitivity. The Journal of Comparative Neurology, 497(6), 910-927. [More Information]
  • Johnson, E., Chieng, B., Napier, I., Connor, M. (2006). Decreased mu-opioid receptor signalling and a reduction in calcium current density in sensory neurons from chronically morphine-treated mice. British Journal of Pharmacology, 148(7), 947-955. [More Information]
  • Hacker, J., Pedersen, N., Chieng, B., Keay, K., Christie, M. (2006). Enhanced Fos expression in glutamic acid decarboxylase immunoreactive neurons of the mouse periaqueductal grey during opioid withdrawal. Neuroscience, 137(4), 1389-1396. [More Information]
  • Christie, M., Bagley, E., Hacker, J., Chieng, B. (2006). GABA transporters in drug dependence: Neuronal or glial. International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism World congress on Alcohol Research (ISBRA 2006), Maryland: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.

2005

  • Chieng, B., Hallberg, C., Nyberg, F., Christie, M. (2005). Enhanced c-Fos in periaqueductal grey GABAergic neurons during opioid withdrawal. NeuroReport, 16(12), 1279-1283. [More Information]
  • Hack, S., Bagley, E., Chieng, B., Christie, M. (2005). Induction of delta-opioid receptor function in the midbrain after chronic morphine treatment. The Journal of Neuroscience, 25(12), 3192-3198. [More Information]
  • Bagley, E., Chieng, B., Christie, M., Connor, M. (2005). Opioid tolerance in periaqueductal gray neurons isolated from mice chronically treated with morphine. British Journal of Pharmacology, 146(1), 68-76. [More Information]

2002

  • Osborne, P., Vidovic, M., Chieng, B., Hill, C., Christie, M. (2002). Expression of mRNA and functional alpha1-adrenoceptors that supress the GIRK conductance in adult rat locus coeruleus neurons. British Journal of Pharmacology, 13(1), 226-232.

2001

  • Chieng, B., Bekkers, J. (2001). Inhibition of calcium channels by opioid- and adenosine-receptor agonists in neurons of the nucleus accumbens. British Journal of Pharmacology, 133, 337-344.

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