F X Brennan

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Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi Fmr1 knockout mice are impaired in a leverpress escape/avoidance task
    F X Brennan
    Medical Research, VA Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Genes Brain Behav 5:467-71. 2006
  2. ncbi Centrally administered tumor necrosis factor-alpha facilitates the avoidance performance of Sprague-Dawley rats
    Francis X Brennan
    Medical Research 151, VA Medical Center, and Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Brain Res 1109:142-5. 2006
  3. ncbi Ethanol consumption improves avoidance learning in rats: role of deprivation interval
    Francis X Brennan
    Medical Research Service 151, Philadelphia VA Medical Center, 3900 Woodland Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Alcohol 34:159-64. 2004
  4. ncbi Genetic differences in leverpress escape/avoidance conditioning in seven mouse strains
    F X Brennan
    Medical Research Services, Philadelphia VA Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Genes Brain Behav 3:110-4. 2004
  5. ncbi Serum cholesterol levels and stressor controllability in rats
    Francis X Brennan
    Medical Research Services 151, VA Medical Center, 3900 Woodland Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Physiol Behav 79:757-60. 2003
  6. ncbi Proinflammatory cytokines differentially affect leverpress avoidance acquisition in rats
    Francis X Brennan
    Medical Research Service 151, Philadelphia VA Medical Center, 3900 Woodland Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Behav Brain Res 153:351-5. 2004
  7. ncbi Low doses of interleukin-1beta improve the leverpress avoidance performance of Sprague-Dawley rats
    Francis X Brennan
    Medical Research Services 151, VA Medical Center, 3900 Woodland Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Neurobiol Learn Mem 80:168-71. 2003
  8. pmc Long-term effect of cued fear conditioning on REM sleep microarchitecture in rats
    Vibha Madan
    Laboratory for Study of the Brain in Sleep, Department of Animal Biology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 19104 6045, USA
    Sleep 31:497-503. 2008
  9. pmc Stress-induced changes in sleep in rodents: models and mechanisms
    Aaron C Pawlyk
    Women s Health and Musculoskeletal Biology, Wyeth Research, Collegeville, PA 19426, USA
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 32:99-117. 2008
  10. ncbi A rodent model of sleep disturbances in posttraumatic stress disorder: the role of context after fear conditioning
    Aaron C Pawlyk
    Laboratory for the Study of the Brain in Sleep, Department of Animal Biology, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 57:268-77. 2005

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Publications15

  1. ncbi Fmr1 knockout mice are impaired in a leverpress escape/avoidance task
    F X Brennan
    Medical Research, VA Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Genes Brain Behav 5:467-71. 2006
    ..Future studies will attempt to delineate the nature of the behavioral deficit as well as attempt to rescue the response with glutamatergic or dopaminergic agents...
  2. ncbi Centrally administered tumor necrosis factor-alpha facilitates the avoidance performance of Sprague-Dawley rats
    Francis X Brennan
    Medical Research 151, VA Medical Center, and Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Brain Res 1109:142-5. 2006
    ..Results are discussed in terms of possible monoaminergic sensitization induced by TNFalpha and the relationship of this to acquisition of the avoidance response...
  3. ncbi Ethanol consumption improves avoidance learning in rats: role of deprivation interval
    Francis X Brennan
    Medical Research Service 151, Philadelphia VA Medical Center, 3900 Woodland Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Alcohol 34:159-64. 2004
    ..Results are discussed in terms of the potential neural mediators of the improved avoidance effect in animals in the 1-day ethanol-deprivation group...
  4. ncbi Genetic differences in leverpress escape/avoidance conditioning in seven mouse strains
    F X Brennan
    Medical Research Services, Philadelphia VA Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Genes Brain Behav 3:110-4. 2004
    ..Results are discussed in terms of genetic differences in learning and how the nigrostriatal dopamine system may mediate the observed differences...
  5. ncbi Serum cholesterol levels and stressor controllability in rats
    Francis X Brennan
    Medical Research Services 151, VA Medical Center, 3900 Woodland Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Physiol Behav 79:757-60. 2003
    ..Results are discussed in terms of the probable mediators of stress-induced cholesterol increases, and the fact that these mediators may be insensitive to stressor controllability...
  6. ncbi Proinflammatory cytokines differentially affect leverpress avoidance acquisition in rats
    Francis X Brennan
    Medical Research Service 151, Philadelphia VA Medical Center, 3900 Woodland Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Behav Brain Res 153:351-5. 2004
    ..Results are discussed in terms of the differential central effects of the pro-inflammatory cytokines and the possible relationship to avoidance conditioning...
  7. ncbi Low doses of interleukin-1beta improve the leverpress avoidance performance of Sprague-Dawley rats
    Francis X Brennan
    Medical Research Services 151, VA Medical Center, 3900 Woodland Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Neurobiol Learn Mem 80:168-71. 2003
    ..0 microg/kg) did not differ from controls. Results are discussed in terms of the possible mechanisms behind the IL-1beta-induced enhancement of learning, as well as the observed dose-response relationship...
  8. pmc Long-term effect of cued fear conditioning on REM sleep microarchitecture in rats
    Vibha Madan
    Laboratory for Study of the Brain in Sleep, Department of Animal Biology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 19104 6045, USA
    Sleep 31:497-503. 2008
    ..To study long-term effects of conditioned fear on REM sleep (REMS) parameters in albino rats...
  9. pmc Stress-induced changes in sleep in rodents: models and mechanisms
    Aaron C Pawlyk
    Women s Health and Musculoskeletal Biology, Wyeth Research, Collegeville, PA 19426, USA
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 32:99-117. 2008
    ..A complete understanding of the neural correlates of stress-induced sleep alterations may lead to novel treatments for a variety of debilitating sleep disorders...
  10. ncbi A rodent model of sleep disturbances in posttraumatic stress disorder: the role of context after fear conditioning
    Aaron C Pawlyk
    Laboratory for the Study of the Brain in Sleep, Department of Animal Biology, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 57:268-77. 2005
    ..We set out to develop a fear conditioning paradigm in rats that displays alterations in sleep architecture analogous to those in PTSD...
  11. ncbi Leverpress escape/avoidance training increases neurotrophin levels in rat brain
    David S Albeck
    Department of Psychology, University of Colorado at Denver, CO 80217 3364, USA
    Integr Physiol Behav Sci 40:28-34. 2005
    ..Results are discussed in terms of the role of neurotrophins in the acquisition of new information, and the neural structures involved in different types of memory...
  12. ncbi REM sleep: a sensitive index of fear conditioning in rats
    Sushil K Jha
    Medical Research Service 151, Philadelphia VA Medical Center, Philadelphia, USA
    Eur J Neurosci 21:1077-80. 2005
    ..Results are discussed in terms of the decreases in REM as a response to conditioned fear, and the relevance of these findings to the sleep changes seen in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)...
  13. ncbi Leverpress escape/avoidance conditioning in rats: safety signal length and avoidance performance
    Francis X Brennan
    Neurobehavioral Research Laboratory, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, USA
    Integr Physiol Behav Sci 38:36-44. 2003
    ..Thus, acquisition of the leverpress avoidance response was efficient regardless of safety signal duration, even though shorter periods were associated with greater anxiety...