Affiliation: University of Kansas Medical Center
Levant B, Ozias M, Carlson S. Diet (n-3) polyunsaturated fatty acid content and parity interact to alter maternal rat brain phospholipid fatty acid composition. J Nutr. 2006;136:2236-42 pubmed
Levant B, Zückert W, Paolo A. Post-exam feedback with question rationales improves re-test performance of medical students on a multiple-choice exam. Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract. 2018;: pubmed publisher
..This finding suggests that delayed elaborative feedback on a summative exam produced a small, but significant, improvement in learning, in medical students. ..
Levant B, Zarcone T, Fowler S. Developmental effects of dietary n-3 fatty acids on activity and response to novelty. Physiol Behav. 2010;101:176-83 pubmed publisher
..The observation of this effect only in 2nd-litter rats fed the Deficient diet suggests that brain DHA content, rather than dietary n-3 PUFA content, likely underlies these effects. ..
Levant B, Ozias M, Guilford B, Wright D. Streptozotocin-induced diabetes partially attenuates the effects of a high-fat diet on liver and brain fatty acid composition in mice. Lipids. 2013;48:939-48 pubmed publisher
..This indicates that the effects of a high-fat diet on liver and brain phospholipid fatty acid compositions are partially attenuated by concomitant hyperglycemia with hypoinsulinemia. ..
Levant B, McCarson K. D(3) dopamine receptors in rat spinal cord: implications for sensory and motor function. Neurosci Lett. 2001;303:9-12 pubmed
..Lowest densities of D(3) sites were detected in the ventral horn. These observations suggest that spinal D(3) receptors may play a role in sensory and/or motor function or contribute to the pharmacological effects of dopaminergic drugs. ..
Levant B, Pazdernik T. Differential effects of ibogaine on local cerebral glucose utilization in drug-naive and morphine-dependent rats. Brain Res. 2004;1003:159-67 pubmed
..These findings indicate that ibogaine produces distinctly different effects on LCGU in drug-naive and morphine-dependent rats. This suggests that different mechanisms may underlie ibogaine's hallucinogenic and anti-addictive effects. ..
Levant B, Ozias M, Jones K, Carlson S. Differential effects of modulation of docosahexaenoic acid content during development in specific regions of rat brain. Lipids. 2006;41:407-14 pubmed
..These differential effects may contribute to the specific neurochemical and behavioral effects observed in animals with variation in brain DHA content. ..
Levant B, Ozias M, Davis P, Winter M, Russell K, Carlson S, et al
. Decreased brain docosahexaenoic acid content produces neurobiological effects associated with depression: Interactions with reproductive status in female rats. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2008;33:1279-92 pubmed publisher
..Furthermore, the data are consistent with findings in depressed humans, and thus support a role for DHA as a factor in the etiologies of depressive illnesses, particularly postpartum depression. ..