Helen M Kamens
Affiliation: Oregon Health and Science University
- Characterization of the parallel rod floor apparatus to test motor incoordination in miceH 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....
- The parallel rod floor test: a measure of ataxia in miceHelen 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...
- A role for neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in ethanol-induced stimulation, but not cocaine- or methamphetamine-induced stimulationHelen 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...
- Repeated ethanol administration modifies the temporal structure of sucrose intake patterns in mice: effects associated with behavioral sensitizationRaul 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...
- Ethanol-related traits in mice selectively bred for differential sensitivity to methamphetamine-induced activationHelen 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...
- Behavioral genetic contributions to the study of addiction-related amphetamine effectsTamara 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...
- Gene expression differences in mice divergently selected for methamphetamine sensitivityAbraham 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...
- Sex differences in voluntary oral nicotine consumption by adolescent mice: a dose-response experimentLaura 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...