Helen M Kamens

Summary

Affiliation: Oregon Health and Science University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Characterization of the parallel rod floor apparatus to test motor incoordination in mice
    H M Kamens
    Portland Alcohol Research Center, Department of Behavioral Neuroscience, Oregon Health and Science University and VA Medical Center, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    Genes Brain Behav 4:253-66. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint The parallel rod floor test: a measure of ataxia in mice
    Helen M Kamens
    Department of Behavioral Neuroscience, Portland Alcohol Research Center, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon 97239, USA
    Nat Protoc 2:277-81. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint A role for neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in ethanol-induced stimulation, but not cocaine- or methamphetamine-induced stimulation
    Helen M Kamens
    Department of Behavioral Neuroscience, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 196:377-87. 2008
  4. pmc Repeated ethanol administration modifies the temporal structure of sucrose intake patterns in mice: effects associated with behavioral sensitization
    Raul Pastor
    Department of Behavioral Neuroscience, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR, USA
    Addict Biol 15:324-35. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Ethanol-related traits in mice selectively bred for differential sensitivity to methamphetamine-induced activation
    Helen M Kamens
    Department of Behavioral Neuroscience, Portland Alcohol Research Center, Oregon Health and Science University, OR, USA
    Behav Neurosci 120:1356-66. 2006
  6. pmc Behavioral genetic contributions to the study of addiction-related amphetamine effects
    Tamara J Phillips
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 32:707-59. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Gene expression differences in mice divergently selected for methamphetamine sensitivity
    Abraham A Palmer
    Columbia Genome Center, Columbia University, 1150 St Nicholas Ave, New York, New York 10032, USA
    Mamm Genome 16:291-305. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Sex differences in voluntary oral nicotine consumption by adolescent mice: a dose-response experiment
    Laura Cousino Klein
    Department of Biobehavioral Health, Center for Developmental and Health Genetics, 315 East Health and Human Development Building, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Pharmacol Biochem Behav 78:13-25. 2004

Research Grants

Detail Information

Publications8

  1. ncbi request reprint Characterization of the parallel rod floor apparatus to test motor incoordination in mice
    H M Kamens
    Portland Alcohol Research Center, Department of Behavioral Neuroscience, Oregon Health and Science University and VA Medical Center, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    Genes Brain Behav 4:253-66. 2005
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  2. ncbi request reprint The parallel rod floor test: a measure of ataxia in mice
    Helen M Kamens
    Department of Behavioral Neuroscience, Portland Alcohol Research Center, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon 97239, USA
    Nat Protoc 2:277-81. 2007
    ..Unlike many other methods for assessing incoordination, the parallel rod floor test yields similar patterns of genetic sensitivity across a range of variant forms of the apparatus...
  3. ncbi request reprint A role for neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in ethanol-induced stimulation, but not cocaine- or methamphetamine-induced stimulation
    Helen M Kamens
    Department of Behavioral Neuroscience, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 196:377-87. 2008
    ..Understanding the biological basis of behavioral stimulation to COC, EtOH, and MA may provide a greater understanding of drug and alcohol abuse...
  4. pmc Repeated ethanol administration modifies the temporal structure of sucrose intake patterns in mice: effects associated with behavioral sensitization
    Raul Pastor
    Department of Behavioral Neuroscience, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR, USA
    Addict Biol 15:324-35. 2010
    ..These data are consistent with current literature suggesting an enhancing effect of drug-induced sensitization on motivational processes involved in reinforcement...
  5. ncbi request reprint Ethanol-related traits in mice selectively bred for differential sensitivity to methamphetamine-induced activation
    Helen M Kamens
    Department of Behavioral Neuroscience, Portland Alcohol Research Center, Oregon Health and Science University, OR, USA
    Behav Neurosci 120:1356-66. 2006
    ..A small difference in ethanol clearance rate (0.1 mg/ml/h) likely had little impact on behavior. Some common genes may influence the locomotor response to MA and ethanol, as well as ethanol drinking...
  6. pmc Behavioral genetic contributions to the study of addiction-related amphetamine effects
    Tamara J Phillips
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 32:707-59. 2008
    ..This information might help to identify at-risk individuals and in the future to develop treatments that take advantage of individualized genetic information...
  7. ncbi request reprint Gene expression differences in mice divergently selected for methamphetamine sensitivity
    Abraham A Palmer
    Columbia Genome Center, Columbia University, 1150 St Nicholas Ave, New York, New York 10032, USA
    Mamm Genome 16:291-305. 2005
    ..The identified genes provide excellent candidates for future hypothesis-driven studies, translational genetic studies, and pharmacological interventions...
  8. ncbi request reprint Sex differences in voluntary oral nicotine consumption by adolescent mice: a dose-response experiment
    Laura Cousino Klein
    Department of Biobehavioral Health, Center for Developmental and Health Genetics, 315 East Health and Human Development Building, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Pharmacol Biochem Behav 78:13-25. 2004
    ..Sex differences in nicotine consumption, but not in cotinine levels, suggest sex differences in pharmacokinetic processes that may contribute to oral nicotine consumption behavior during periadolescence...

Research Grants1

  1. Cholinergic modulation of ethanol-induced stimulation
    HELEN KAMENS; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..These data will provide evidence for the involvement of nACh receptors in drug-induced stimulation and in drug use and abuse. ..