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Dr. Jolanta Opacka-Juffry

University of Roehampton, United Kingdom

Principal Lecturer

Email: j.opacka-juffry@roehampton.ac.uk


1982 Ph.D., Medical Academy, Lodz, Poland

1974 M.Sc., University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland

Publications (selected)

  1. Mohiyeddini C,Opacka-Juffry Jand Gross JJ (2014 – in press) Emotional Suppression Explains the Link between Early Life Stress and Plasma Oxytocin. Anxiety, Stress & Coping, 2014 Jan 30. [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Petros N,Opacka-Juffry J, Huber JH. (2013) Psychometric and neurobiological assessment of resilience in a non-clinical sample of adults. Psychoneuroendocrinology 48:57-63. doi: 10.1016/j.pnpbp.2013.08.013.
  3. Opacka-Juffry J, Mohiyeddini C. (2012) Experience of stress in childhood negatively correlates with plasma oxytocin concentration in adult men. Stress 15(1):1-10. doi: 10.3109/10253890.2011.560309. Epub Jun 19, 2011.
  4. Shende V.H, Pryce C.R., D. Rüedi-Bettschen D, Rae T.C. andOpacka–Juffry J.(2012) Evidence for long-term remodelling of hippocampal volume and astroglia following early life stress in Wistar rats. Recent Devel. Brain Res., 1; 99-117. ISBN: 978-81-308-0505-4 – invited book chapter.
  5. Leventopoulos M., Russig H., Feldon J., Pryce C.R. andOpacka-Juffry J. (2009) Early deprivation leads to long-term reductions in motivation for reward and 5-HT1A binding and both effects are reversed by fluoxetine. Neuropharmacology 56: 692-701.
  6. Opacka-Juffry J. (2008) Serotonin as a Neurotransmitter in Health and Illness - invited review. Br. J. Neurosci. Nursing 4: 6, 272-277.
  7. Leventopoulos M., D. Rüedi-Bettschen, C. R. Pryce, I. Knüsel, P. Feldon andJ. Opacka–Juffry(2007) Long-term effects of early life deprivation on brain glia in Fischer rats. Brain Res., 1142: 119-126.
  8. Hume S.P., E. Hirani,J. Opacka-Juffry, R. Myers, C. Townsend, V.W. Pike and P. Grasby (2001) Effect of 5-HT on binding of [11C] WAY 100635 to 5-HT1A receptor in rat brain, assessed using in vivo microdialysis and PET after fenfluramine. Synapse 41: 150-159.
  9. Hirani, E.,J. Opacka-Juffry, R. Gunn, I. Khan, T. Sharp and S.P. Hume (2000) Pindolol occupancy of 5-HT1A receptors measured in vivo using small animal positron tomography with carbon-11 labelled WAY 100635. Synapse 36: 330-341.
  10. Pike, V.W., J.A. McCarron, S.P. Hume, S. Ashworth,J. Opacka-Juffry, S. Osman, A.A. Lammertsma, K.G. Poole, A . Fletcher, A.C. White and I.A. Cliffe (1994) Preclinical development of a radioligand for studies of central 5-HT1A receptors in vivo-[11C]WAY-100635. Med. Chem. Res., 5: 208-227 (Study awarded a Marie Curie Prize in Nuclear Medicine, 1995).
  11. Hume, SP, S. Ashworth,J. Opacka-Juffry, R.G. Ahier, S, A.A. Lammertsma, V.W. Pike, I.A. Cliffe, A.Fletcher and A.C. White (1994) Evaluation of [O-methyl-3H]WAY-100635 as an in vivo radioligand for 5-HT1A receptors in rat brain. Eur. J. Pharmacol. 271, 515-523.

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