J R Galler

Summary

Affiliation: Boston University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Bed-sharing, breastfeeding and maternal moods in Barbados
    Janina R Galler
    Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, United States
    Infant Behav Dev 29:526-34. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Prenatal protein malnutrition results in increased frequency of miniature inhibitory postsynaptic currents in rat CA3 interneurons
    Yu Ming Chang
    Center for Behavioral Development and Mental Retardation, M923, Boston University School of Medicine, 85 E Newton Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Nutr Neurosci 6:263-7. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Postpartum maternal moods and infant size predict performance on a national high school entrance examination
    Janina R Galler
    Center for Behavioral Development and Mental Retardation, Boston University School of Medicine, USA
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 45:1064-75. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Postpartum feeding attitudes, maternal depression, and breastfeeding in Barbados
    Janina R Galler
    Center for Behavioral Development and Mental Retardation, M923, Boston University School of Medicine, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Infant Behav Dev 29:189-203. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Maternal depressive symptoms affect infant cognitive development in Barbados
    J R Galler
    Center for Behavioral Development and Mental Retardation, Boston University School of Medicine, MA 02118, USA
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 41:747-57. 2000
  6. pmc Stress-induced changes in extracellular dopamine and serotonin in the medial prefrontal cortex and dorsal hippocampus of prenatally malnourished rats
    David J Mokler
    Center for Behavioral Development and Mental Retardation, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Brain Res 1148:226-33. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Prenatal protein malnutrition results in increased frequency of miniature inhibitory synaptic currents in rat CA1 pyramidal cells
    J Luebke
    Department of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine, MA 02118, USA
    Synapse 37:23-31. 2000
  8. ncbi request reprint Prenatal malnutrition-induced changes in blood pressure: dissociation of stress and nonstress responses using radiotelemetry
    J Tonkiss
    Center for Behavioral Development and Mental Retardation, Boston University School of Medicine, Mass 02118, USA
    Hypertension 32:108-14. 1998
  9. ncbi request reprint Birthdates and number of neurons in the serotonergic raphe nuclei in the rat with prenatal protein malnutrition
    R S King
    Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Boston University School of Medicine, 80 E, Concord Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Nutr Neurosci 5:391-7. 2002
  10. ncbi request reprint Prenatally malnourished female but not male rats show increased sensitivity to MK-801 in a differential reinforcement of low rates task
    J Tonkiss
    Center for Behavioral Development and Mental Retardation, Boston University School of Medicine, MA 02118, USA
    Behav Pharmacol 9:49-60. 1998

Research Grants

  1. Malnutrition and Mental Health: A Rat Model
    Janina Galler; Fiscal Year: 2007
  2. PRENATAL MALNUTRITION AND MENTAL RETARDATION
    Janina Galler; Fiscal Year: 2003

Collaborators

Detail Information

Publications32

  1. ncbi request reprint Bed-sharing, breastfeeding and maternal moods in Barbados
    Janina R Galler
    Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, United States
    Infant Behav Dev 29:526-34. 2006
    ..This study emphasizes the importance of assessing maternal moods in studies evaluating the risk and benefits of bed-sharing...
  2. ncbi request reprint Prenatal protein malnutrition results in increased frequency of miniature inhibitory postsynaptic currents in rat CA3 interneurons
    Yu Ming Chang
    Center for Behavioral Development and Mental Retardation, M923, Boston University School of Medicine, 85 E Newton Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Nutr Neurosci 6:263-7. 2003
    ..Thus, while the basic membrane properties of interneurons are preserved, there is a significant increase in the probability of GABA release from interneurons following prenatal protein malnutrition...
  3. ncbi request reprint Postpartum maternal moods and infant size predict performance on a national high school entrance examination
    Janina R Galler
    Center for Behavioral Development and Mental Retardation, Boston University School of Medicine, USA
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 45:1064-75. 2004
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Postpartum feeding attitudes, maternal depression, and breastfeeding in Barbados
    Janina R Galler
    Center for Behavioral Development and Mental Retardation, M923, Boston University School of Medicine, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Infant Behav Dev 29:189-203. 2006
    ..These findings suggest that early intervention addressing maternal feeding attitudes, may improve the extent of breastfeeding and the health of children in this setting...
  5. ncbi request reprint Maternal depressive symptoms affect infant cognitive development in Barbados
    J R Galler
    Center for Behavioral Development and Mental Retardation, Boston University School of Medicine, MA 02118, USA
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 41:747-57. 2000
    ..These findings demonstrate the need to carefully monitor maternal moods during the postpartum period, in order to maximize the benefits of breast-feeding and related health programs to infant cognitive development...
  6. pmc Stress-induced changes in extracellular dopamine and serotonin in the medial prefrontal cortex and dorsal hippocampus of prenatally malnourished rats
    David J Mokler
    Center for Behavioral Development and Mental Retardation, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Brain Res 1148:226-33. 2007
    ..These changes may provide part of the bases for alterations in malnourished animals' response to stress...
  7. ncbi request reprint Prenatal protein malnutrition results in increased frequency of miniature inhibitory synaptic currents in rat CA1 pyramidal cells
    J Luebke
    Department of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine, MA 02118, USA
    Synapse 37:23-31. 2000
    ..The increased frequency of mIPSCs together with the lack of a change in amplitude, kinetics, or modulation by benzodiazepines of mIPSCs in response to prenatal protein malnutrition indicate a presynaptic locus of effect of this insult...
  8. ncbi request reprint Prenatal malnutrition-induced changes in blood pressure: dissociation of stress and nonstress responses using radiotelemetry
    J Tonkiss
    Center for Behavioral Development and Mental Retardation, Boston University School of Medicine, Mass 02118, USA
    Hypertension 32:108-14. 1998
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Birthdates and number of neurons in the serotonergic raphe nuclei in the rat with prenatal protein malnutrition
    R S King
    Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Boston University School of Medicine, 80 E, Concord Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Nutr Neurosci 5:391-7. 2002
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Prenatally malnourished female but not male rats show increased sensitivity to MK-801 in a differential reinforcement of low rates task
    J Tonkiss
    Center for Behavioral Development and Mental Retardation, Boston University School of Medicine, MA 02118, USA
    Behav Pharmacol 9:49-60. 1998
    ..032 mg/kg). Prenatal malnutrition did not alter the drug response in male rats. These findings suggest that the behavioral response to NMDA blockade is augmented in adult female, but not male, rats after prenatal malnutrition...
  11. ncbi request reprint Prenatal protein malnourished rats show changes in sleep/wake behavior as adults
    S Datta
    Sleep Research Laboratory, Department of Psychiatry and Center for Behavioral Development and Mental Retardation, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    J Sleep Res 9:71-9. 2000
    ..Prenatally malnourished rats are an excellent animal model to study the role of endogenous serotonin in the regulation of the normal sleep/wake cycle...
  12. ncbi request reprint Development and modulation of GABA(A) receptor-mediated neurotransmission in the CA1 region of prenatally protein malnourished rats
    D J Mokler
    Center for Behavioral Development and Mental Retardation, Boston University School of Medicine, MA 02118, USA
    Nutr Neurosci 4:109-19. 2001
    ....
  13. ncbi request reprint Prenatally protein-malnourished rats are less sensitive to the amnestic effects of medial septal infusions of chlordiazepoxide
    J Tonkiss
    Center for Behavioral Development and Mental Retardation, Boston University School of Medicine, MA 02118, USA
    Behav Pharmacol 11:437-46. 2000
    ..In contrast, prenatally malnourished rats exhibited a muted sensitivity to CDP, most notable at the 30 nmol dose. These findings provide further support for functional changes within the GABAergic system consequent to malnutrition...
  14. ncbi request reprint Prenatal protein restriction increases sensitization to cocaine-induced stereotypy
    P L Shultz
    Center for Behavioral Development and Mental Retardation, Boston University School of Medicine, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Behav Pharmacol 10:379-87. 1999
    ..These findings have implications for characterizing addiction potential in the previously malnourished rats, as well as providing additional information regarding factors which can influence sensitization...
  15. ncbi request reprint Differential effects of prenatal protein malnutrition and prenatal cocaine on a test of homing behavior in rat pups
    J Tonkiss
    Center for Behavioral Development and Mental Retardation, Boston University School of Medicine, MA 02118, USA
    Physiol Behav 60:1013-8. 1996
    ..Nevertheless, the co-existence of drug addiction and malnutrition in human populations raises the possibility that some of the effects generally attributed to drug exposure may, in fact, be due to malnutrition...
  16. ncbi request reprint Asymmetry of neuron numbers in the hippocampal formation of prenatally malnourished and normally nourished rats: a stereological investigation
    James P Lister
    Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Hippocampus 16:946-58. 2006
    ..Our findings agree with previous reports of left dominant asymmetries in the rat brain and suggest that this may result from differences in total numbers of neurons...
  17. ncbi request reprint Prenatal protein malnutrition in rats alters the c-Fos response of neurons in the anterior cingulate and medial prefrontal region to behavioral stress
    Douglas L Rosene
    Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Nutr Neurosci 7:281-9. 2004
    ..These results suggest that neurons in anterior cingulate and medial prefrontal regions respond excessively to restraint stress in prenatally malnourished rats...
  18. ncbi request reprint Effect of prenatal protein malnutrition on numbers of neurons in the principal cell layers of the adult rat hippocampal formation
    James P Lister
    Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Hippocampus 15:393-403. 2005
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint Spatial learning deficits induced by muscimol and CL218,872: lack of effect of prenatal malnutrition
    J Tonkiss
    Center for Behavioral Development and Mental Retardation, M923, Boston University School of Medicine, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Nutr Neurosci 6:379-87. 2003
    ..e. those containing the alpha2, alpha3 and/or the alpha5 but not the alpha1 subunit) is modulated by BZs...
  20. ncbi request reprint Ultrasonic call characteristics of rat pups are altered following prenatal malnutrition
    John Tonkiss
    Center for Behavioral Development and Mental Retardation, M923, Boston University School of Medicine, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Dev Psychobiol 43:90-101. 2003
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint Effects of prenatal protein malnutrition and acute postnatal stress on granule cell genesis in the fascia dentata of neonatal and juvenile rats
    Raymond S King
    Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Boston University School of Medicine, 80 East Concord Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Brain Res Dev Brain Res 150:9-15. 2004
    ..Thus, the pattern of neurogenesis in the fascia dentata and its response to stress has been fundamentally altered by prenatal protein deprivation...
  22. ncbi request reprint Effects of prenatal malnutrition on GABAA receptor alpha1, alpha3 and beta2 mRNA levels
    Janine L Steiger
    Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology, Department of Pharmacology, Boston University School of Medicine, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Neuroreport 14:1731-5. 2003
    ..The data suggest that prenatal malnutrition produces global changes of certain GABAA, but not GABAB, receptor mRNAs in the hippocampal formation...
  23. ncbi request reprint Influence of prenatal protein malnutrition on behavioral reactivity to stress in adult rats
    M Trzctńska
    Center for Behavioral Development and Mental Retardation Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA monikat neu edu
    Stress 3:71-83. 1999
    ..Overall these results suggest that the relationship between prenatal malnutrition and stress depends on the level of stress (acute vs. chronic), the type of behavioral measure used to assess its effects, as well as gender...
  24. ncbi request reprint Prenatal protein malnutrition induces a phase shift advance of the spontaneous locomotor rhythm and alters the rest/activity ratio in adult rats
    P Duran
    Center for Behavioral Development and Mental Retardation, M923, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Nutr Neurosci 8:167-72. 2005
    ..Alterations in entrainment to the light-dark cycle, and/or in the coupling force of the circadian oscillators are all candidate mechanisms...
  25. pmc Early childhood malnutrition predicts depressive symptoms at ages 11-17
    J R Galler
    Judge Baker Children s Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 51:789-98. 2010
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Prenatal protein malnutrition enhances stimulus control by CDP, but not a CDP/THIP combination in rats
    Penny L Shultz
    The Center for Behavioral Development and Mental Retardation, Boston University School of Medicine, M923 715 Albany Street, 02118, Boston, MA, USA
    Pharmacol Biochem Behav 73:759-67. 2002
    ..These results suggest that a subject's sensitivity to the stimulus properties of drugs can be selectively modified by prenatal malnutrition...
  27. ncbi request reprint Modulation of 5-HT release in the hippocampus of 30-day-old rats exposed in utero to protein malnutrition
    David J Mokler
    Center for Behavioral Development and Mental Retardation, M923, Boston University School of Medicine, 80 East Concord Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Brain Res Dev Brain Res 142:203-8. 2003
    ..These data support other data that prenatal protein malnutrition alters the response to stressful stimuli possibly through changes in the GABAergic and/or serotonergic systems...
  28. ncbi request reprint Increased density of hippocampal kainate receptors but normal density of NMDA and AMPA receptors in a rat model of prenatal protein malnutrition
    Todd A Fiacco
    Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    J Comp Neurol 456:350-60. 2003
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Effects of prenatal protein malnutrition on the hippocampal formation
    Peter J Morgane
    Center for Behavioral Development and Mental Retardation, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 26:471-83. 2002
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint Prenatal protein malnutrition reduces beta(2), beta(3) and gamma(2L) GABA(A) receptor subunit mRNAs in the adult septum
    Janine L Steiger
    Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology, Department of Pharmacology, Boston University School of Medicine, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Eur J Pharmacol 446:201-2. 2002
    ..In the lateral septum, beta(2) and beta(3) mRNA levels are also decreased, suggesting that prenatal malnutrition alters GABA(A) receptor gene expression in the septal complex...
  31. ncbi request reprint Behavioral effects of childhood malnutrition
    Janina R Galler
    Am J Psychiatry 162:1760-1; author reply 1761. 2005
  32. ncbi request reprint Prenatal malnutrition and sleep states in adult rats: effects of restraint stress
    Pilar Duran
    Instituto de Neurobiologia, UNAM, Campus UNAM, Juriquilla Qro, Km 15 Carr Qro SLP, CP 76230, Mexico
    Physiol Behav 89:156-63. 2006
    ..These findings suggest that sleep disturbances may be more severe in those malnourished human populations subjected to acutely stressful experiences...

Research Grants2

  1. Malnutrition and Mental Health: A Rat Model
    Janina Galler; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..As indicated, the proposed project parallels our ongoing human study in Barbados, affording a tremendous and unique advantage to maximize the impact of our translational research. ..
  2. PRENATAL MALNUTRITION AND MENTAL RETARDATION
    Janina Galler; Fiscal Year: 2003
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