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Richard J. Wurtman

Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


MA 02139



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  • Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA. 2000 - 2009
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences, 46-5023B, 43 Vassar Street, USA. 2006


  1. Administration of docosahexaenoic acid, uridine and choline increases levels of synaptic membranes and dendritic spines in rodent brain. Wurtman, R.J., Cansev, M., Sakamoto, T., Ulus, I.H. World. Rev. Nutr. Diet (2009) [Pubmed]
  2. Synapse formation is enhanced by oral administration of uridine and DHA, the circulating precursors of brain phosphatides. Wurtman, R.J., Cansev, M., Ulus, I.H. J. Nutr. Health. Aging (2009) [Pubmed]
  3. Use of phosphatide precursors to promote synaptogenesis. Wurtman, R.J., Cansev, M., Sakamoto, T., Ulus, I.H. Annu. Rev. Nutr. (2009) [Pubmed]
  4. Synapse formation and cognitive brain development: effect of docosahexaenoic acid and other dietary constituents. Wurtman, R.J. Metab. Clin. Exp. (2008) [Pubmed]
  5. Synaptic proteins and phospholipids are increased in gerbil brain by administering uridine plus docosahexaenoic acid orally. Wurtman, R.J., Ulus, I.H., Cansev, M., Watkins, C.J., Wang, L., Marzloff, G. Brain Res. (2006) [Pubmed]
  6. Ramelteon: a novel treatment for the treatment of insomnia. Wurtman, R. Expert. Rev. Neurother (2006) [Pubmed]
  7. Narcolepsy and the hypocretins. Wurtman, R.J. Metab. Clin. Exp. (2006) [Pubmed]
  8. Genes, stress, and depression. Wurtman, R.J. Metab. Clin. Exp. (2005) [Pubmed]
  9. Effects of normal meals rich in carbohydrates or proteins on plasma tryptophan and tyrosine ratios. Wurtman, R.J., Wurtman, J.J., Regan, M.M., McDermott, J.M., Tsay, R.H., Breu, J.J. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. (2003) [Pubmed]
  10. Effect of oral CDP-choline on plasma choline and uridine levels in humans. Wurtman, R.J., Regan, M., Ulus, I., Yu, L. Biochem. Pharmacol. (2000) [Pubmed]
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