Karolina Skibicka

Huck Chair of Metabolic Physiology; Associate Professor of Nutritional Sciences

Karolina Skibicka

Research Summary

Utilizing rodent models to discover novel neural substrates that control fundamental homeostatic and reward controls of food intake, and their failures in the case of obesity and infection-induced anorexia; How food and feeding behavior affect neural circuits controlling sociability and emotionality.

Huck Affiliations

Publication Tags

Glucagon Like Peptide 1 Food Reward Ghrelin Glucagon Like Peptide 1 Receptor Eating Interleukin 6 Brain Body Weight Exenatide Glutamic Acid Rats Peptides Obesity Anxiety Parabrachial Nucleus Alcohols Ghrelin Receptor Motivation Rodentia Sucrose Energy Metabolism Molecules Sex Characteristics Diet

Most Recent Papers

Commonly-used rodent tests of anxiety-like behavior lack predictive validity for human sex differences

Stina Börchers, Jean Philippe Krieger, Mohammed Asker, Ivana Maric, Karolina P. Skibicka, 2022, Psychoneuroendocrinology

Sex and Species Differences in the Development of Diet-Induced Obesity and Metabolic Disturbances in Rodents

Ivana Maric, Jean Philippe Krieger, Pauline van der Velden, Stina Börchers, Mohammed Asker, Milica Vujicic, Ingrid Wernstedt Asterholm, Karolina P. Skibicka, 2022, Frontiers in Nutrition

Key role for hypothalamic interleukin-6 in food-motivated behavior and body weight regulation.

L López-Ferreras, F Longo, J Richard, K Eerola, O Shevchouk, M Tuzinovic, Karolina Skibicka, 2021, Psychoneuroendocrinology on p. 105284

The supramammillary nucleus controls anxiety-like behavior; key role of GLP-1R

L. López-Ferreras, K. Eerola, O. T. Shevchouk, J. E. Richard, F. H. Nilsson, L. E. Jansson, M. R. Hayes, K. P. Skibicka, 2020, Psychoneuroendocrinology

Ghrelin Receptor Stimulation of the Lateral Parabrachial Nucleus in Rats Increases Food Intake but not Food Motivation

Tina Bake, Marie V. Le May, Christian E. Edvardsson, Heike Vogel, Ulrika Bergström, Marjorie Nicholson Albers, Karolina P. Skibicka, Imre Farkas, Zsolt Liposits, Suzanne L. Dickson, 2020, Obesity on p. 1503-1511

Glucagon-like Peptide-1-, but not growth and differentiation Factor 15-, receptor activation increases the number of interleukin-6-expressing cells in the external lateral parabrachial nucleus

Fredrik Anesten, Devesh Mishra, Adrià Dalmau Gasull, Linda Engström-Ruud, Jakob Bellman, Vilborg Palsdottir, Fuping Zhang, Stefan Trapp, Karolina P. Skibicka, Matti Poutanen, John Olov Jansson, 2019, Neuroendocrinology on p. 310-321

Counting the number of glutamate molecules in single synaptic vesicles

Yuanmo Wang, Hoda Fathali, Devesh Mishra, Thomas Olsson, Jacqueline D. Keighron, Karolina P. Skibicka, Ann Sofie Cans, 2019, Journal of the American Chemical Society on p. 17507-17511

Interleukin-6 in the central amygdala is bioactive and co-localised with glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor

Fredrik Anesten, Adrià Dalmau Gasull, Jennifer E. Richard, Imre Farkas, Devesh Mishra, Lilly Taing, Fuping Zhang, Matti Poutanen, Vilborg Palsdottir, Zsolt Liposits, Karolina P. Skibicka, John Olov Jansson, 2019, Journal of Neuroendocrinology

Ultrafast Glutamate Biosensor Recordings in Brain Slices Reveal Complex Single Exocytosis Transients

Yuanmo Wang, Devesh Mishra, Jenny Bergman, Jacqueline D. Keighron, Karolina P. Skibicka, Ann Sofie Cans, 2019, ACS Chemical Neuroscience on p. 1744-1752

Parabrachial Interleukin-6 Reduces Body Weight and Food Intake and Increases Thermogenesis to Regulate Energy Metabolism

Devesh Mishra, Jennifer E. Richard, Ivana Maric, Begona Porteiro, Martin Häring, Sander Kooijman, Saliha Musovic, Kim Eerola, Lorena López-Ferreras, Eduard Peris, Katarzyna Grycel, Olesya T. Shevchouk, Peter Micallef, Charlotta S. Olofsson, Ingrid Wernstedt Asterholm, Harvey J. Grill, Ruben Nogueiras, Karolina P. Skibicka, 2019, Cell Reports on p. 3011-3026.e5

Most-Cited Papers

The glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) analogue, exendin-4, decreases the rewarding value of food: A new role for mesolimbic GLP-1 receptors

Suzanne L. Dickson, Rozita H. Shirazi, Caroline Hansson, Filip Bergquist, Hans Nissbrandt, Karolina P. Skibicka, 2012, Journal of Neuroscience on p. 4812-4820

Role of ghrelin in food reward: Impact of ghrelin on sucrose self-administration and mesolimbic dopamine and acetylcholine receptor gene expression

Karolina P. Skibicka, Caroline Hansson, Emil Egecioglu, Suzanne L. Dickson, 2012, Addiction Biology on p. 95-107

GLP-1 and weight loss

Scott E. Kanoski, Matthew R. Hayes, Karolina P. Skibicka, 2016, American Journal of Physiology on p. R885-R895

The Amygdala as a Neurobiological Target for Ghrelin in Rats: Neuroanatomical, Electrophysiological and Behavioral Evidence

Mayte Alvarez-Crespo, Karolina P. Skibicka, Imre Farkas, Csilla S. Molnár, Emil Egecioglu, Erik Hrabovszky, Zsolt Liposits, Suzanne L. Dickson, 2012, PLoS One

Glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor induced suppression of food intake, and body weight is mediated by central IL-1 and IL-6

Rozita Shirazi, Vilborg Palsdottir, Jim Collander, Fredrik Anesten, Heike Vogel, Fanny Langlet, Alexander Jaschke, Annette Schürmann, Vincent Prévot, Ruijin Shao, John Olov Jansson, Karolina Patrycja Skibicka, 2013, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. 16199-16204

The central GLP-1

Karolina P. Skibicka, 2013, Frontiers in Neuroscience

Divergent circuitry underlying food reward and intake effects of ghrelin: Dopaminergic VTA-accumbens projection mediates ghrelin's effect on food reward but not food intake

Karolina P. Skibicka, Rozita H. Shirazi, Cristina Rabasa-Papio, Mayte Alvarez-Crespo, Corinna Neuber, Heike Vogel, Suzanne L. Dickson, 2013, Neuropharmacology on p. 274-283

Gut Peptide GLP-1 and Its Analogue, Exendin-4, Decrease Alcohol Intake and Reward

Rozita H. Shirazi, Suzanne L. Dickson, Karolina P. Skibicka, 2013, PLoS One

Activation of the GLP-1 receptors in the nucleus of the solitary tract reduces food reward behavior and targets the mesolimbic system

Jennifer E. Richard, Rozita H. Anderberg, Andreas Göteson, Fiona M. Gribble, Frank Reimann, Karolina P. Skibicka, 2015, PLoS One

Ghrelin interacts with neuropeptide Y Y1 and opioid receptors to increase food reward

Karolina P. Skibicka, Rozita H. Shirazi, Caroline Hansson, Suzanne L. Dickson, 2012, Endocrinology on p. 1194-1205