Heather A Bimonte-Nelson

Summary

Affiliation: Arizona State University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Progesterone reverses the spatial memory enhancements initiated by tonic and cyclic oestrogen therapy in middle-aged ovariectomized female rats
    Heather A Bimonte-Nelson
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, PO Box 871104, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
    Eur J Neurosci 24:229-42. 2006
  2. pmc Patterns of neurotrophin protein levels in male and female Fischer 344 rats from adulthood to senescence: how young is "young" and how old is "old"?
    Heather A Bimonte-Nelson
    Department of Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience Division, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287, USA
    Exp Aging Res 34:13-26. 2008
  3. pmc Neuroscientists as cartographers: mapping the crossroads of gonadal hormones, memory and age using animal models
    Heather A Bimonte-Nelson
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
    Molecules 15:6050-105. 2010
  4. pmc Continuous estrone treatment impairs spatial memory and does not impact number of basal forebrain cholinergic neurons in the surgically menopausal middle-aged rat
    Elizabeth B Engler-Chiurazzi
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
    Horm Behav 62:1-9. 2012
  5. pmc High serum androstenedione levels correlate with impaired memory in the surgically menopausal rat: a replication and new findings
    Bryan W Camp
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
    Eur J Neurosci 36:3086-95. 2012
  6. pmc Cognitive-impairing effects of medroxyprogesterone acetate in the rat: independent and interactive effects across time
    B Blair Braden
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, P O Box 871104, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 218:405-18. 2011
  7. pmc Tonic Premarin dose-dependently enhances memory, affects neurotrophin protein levels and alters gene expression in middle-aged rats
    Elizabeth Engler-Chiurazzi
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
    Neurobiol Aging 32:680-97. 2011
  8. pmc Premarin improves memory, prevents scopolamine-induced amnesia and increases number of basal forebrain choline acetyltransferase positive cells in middle-aged surgically menopausal rats
    Jazmin I Acosta
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
    Horm Behav 55:454-64. 2009
  9. pmc The cognitive effects of conjugated equine estrogens depend on whether menopause etiology is transitional or surgical
    Jazmin I Acosta
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287, USA
    Endocrinology 151:3795-804. 2010
  10. pmc A component of Premarin(®) enhances multiple cognitive functions and influences nicotinic receptor expression
    Joshua S Talboom
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
    Horm Behav 58:917-28. 2010

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Publications15

  1. ncbi request reprint Progesterone reverses the spatial memory enhancements initiated by tonic and cyclic oestrogen therapy in middle-aged ovariectomized female rats
    Heather A Bimonte-Nelson
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, PO Box 871104, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
    Eur J Neurosci 24:229-42. 2006
    ..Further, there appears to be a dissociation between HT effects on cognition and mortality rates...
  2. pmc Patterns of neurotrophin protein levels in male and female Fischer 344 rats from adulthood to senescence: how young is "young" and how old is "old"?
    Heather A Bimonte-Nelson
    Department of Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience Division, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287, USA
    Exp Aging Res 34:13-26. 2008
    ..The current findings suggest that profound changes in neurotrophin protein levels can occur within only a few months time, and that these changes influence whether age-related neurotrophin alterations are realized...
  3. pmc Neuroscientists as cartographers: mapping the crossroads of gonadal hormones, memory and age using animal models
    Heather A Bimonte-Nelson
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
    Molecules 15:6050-105. 2010
    ....
  4. pmc Continuous estrone treatment impairs spatial memory and does not impact number of basal forebrain cholinergic neurons in the surgically menopausal middle-aged rat
    Elizabeth B Engler-Chiurazzi
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
    Horm Behav 62:1-9. 2012
    ..Accumulating data suggest that E1 is not likely to be among these key beneficial estrogens...
  5. pmc High serum androstenedione levels correlate with impaired memory in the surgically menopausal rat: a replication and new findings
    Bryan W Camp
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
    Eur J Neurosci 36:3086-95. 2012
    ..Furthermore, while spatial reference memory performance might be related to the GABAergic system, it does not appear to be altered with androstenedione administration, at least at the doses used in the current study...
  6. pmc Cognitive-impairing effects of medroxyprogesterone acetate in the rat: independent and interactive effects across time
    B Blair Braden
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, P O Box 871104, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 218:405-18. 2011
    ..Recent evidence in aged ovariectomized (Ovx) rodents shows that short-term MPA treatment impairs cognition and alters the GABAergic system...
  7. pmc Tonic Premarin dose-dependently enhances memory, affects neurotrophin protein levels and alters gene expression in middle-aged rats
    Elizabeth Engler-Chiurazzi
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
    Neurobiol Aging 32:680-97. 2011
    ..These findings indicate that Premarin can impact memory and the brain, and that dosing should be recognized as a clinically relevant factor possibly affecting the direction and efficacy of cognitive outcome...
  8. pmc Premarin improves memory, prevents scopolamine-induced amnesia and increases number of basal forebrain choline acetyltransferase positive cells in middle-aged surgically menopausal rats
    Jazmin I Acosta
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
    Horm Behav 55:454-64. 2009
    ..These findings are similar to those reported previously for 17 beta-estradiol, and suggest that CEE can provide cognitive benefits on spatial learning, reference and working memory, possibly through cholinergic mechanisms...
  9. pmc The cognitive effects of conjugated equine estrogens depend on whether menopause etiology is transitional or surgical
    Jazmin I Acosta
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287, USA
    Endocrinology 151:3795-804. 2010
    ..That we now show surgical vs. transitional modes of menopause result in disparate cognitive effects of HT has implications for future research and treatments optimizing HT for menopausal women...
  10. pmc A component of Premarin(®) enhances multiple cognitive functions and influences nicotinic receptor expression
    Joshua S Talboom
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
    Horm Behav 58:917-28. 2010
    ....
  11. pmc Higher levels of estradiol replacement correlate with better spatial memory in surgically menopausal young and middle-aged rats
    Joshua S Talboom
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Behavioral Neuroscience Division, P O Box 871104, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
    Neurobiol Learn Mem 90:155-63. 2008
    ..Further, there appears to be a distinction between sensitivity to Ovx and responsiveness to ET after Ovx for spatial reference memory performance...
  12. pmc Transitional versus surgical menopause in a rodent model: etiology of ovarian hormone loss impacts memory and the acetylcholine system
    Jazmin I Acosta
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287, USA
    Endocrinology 150:4248-59. 2009
    ..Collectively, findings suggest that in the rat, initiation of transitional menopause before surgical ovary removal can benefit mnemonic function and could obviate some negative cognitive consequences of surgical menopause alone...
  13. pmc Medroxyprogesterone acetate impairs memory and alters the GABAergic system in aged surgically menopausal rats
    B Blair Braden
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
    Neurobiol Learn Mem 93:444-53. 2010
    ..These findings, combined with in vitro evidence that MPA is detrimental to neuronal health, indicates that MPA has negative effects for brain health and function...
  14. pmc Chronic stress impairs prefrontal cortex-dependent response inhibition and spatial working memory
    Agnieszka Mika
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ85287 1104, USA
    Behav Neurosci 126:605-19. 2012
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  15. doi request reprint Impact of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal/gonadal axes on trajectory of age-related cognitive decline
    Cheryl D Conrad
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA
    Prog Brain Res 182:31-76. 2010
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Research Grants8

  1. Sex differences in factors influencing cognitive aging
    Heather Bimonte Nelson; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..After the maze battery, rats from both studies will have neurotrophin levels assayed in cognitive brain regions. ..
  2. Progesterone, aging, and memory loss
    Heather Bimonte Nelson; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The proposed research will also detail the mnemonic and neural functions that are compromised with age, ovarian hormone loss, and therapies of estrogen alone or estrogen/progesterone combinations. ..
  3. Variations in Hormone Therapy: Effects on Cognition and Markers of Brain Aging
    Heather Bimonte Nelson; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..These studies will help elucidate which variations in hormone therapy attenuate or exacerbate age-related changes in cognition and the brain, as well as the mechanism of progesterone's effects when given alone and with estrogen. ..
  4. Variations in Hormone Therapy: Effects on Cognition and Markers of Brain Aging
    HEATHER ALLYSON BIMONTE NELSON; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..These studies will help elucidate which variations in hormone therapy attenuate or exacerbate age-related changes in cognition and the brain, as well as the mechanism of progesterone's effects when given alone and with estrogen. ..
  5. Variations in Hormone Therapy: Effects on Cognition and Markers of Brain Aging
    Heather Bimonte Nelson; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..These studies will help elucidate which variations in hormone therapy attenuate or exacerbate age-related changes in cognition and the brain, as well as the mechanism of progesterone's effects when given alone and with estrogen. ..