A J McDonald

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Affiliation: University of South Carolina
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Is there an amygdala and how far does it extend? An anatomical perspective
    Alexander J McDonald
    Department of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Neuroscience, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, South Carolina 29208, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 985:1-21. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Calbindin-D28k immunoreactivity in the rat amygdala
    A J McDonald
    Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia 29208, USA
    J Comp Neurol 383:231-44. 1997
  3. ncbi request reprint Cortical pathways to the mammalian amygdala
    A J McDonald
    Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia 29208, USA
    Prog Neurobiol 55:257-332. 1998
  4. ncbi request reprint Cortical afferents to the extended amygdala
    A J McDonald
    Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia 29208, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 877:309-38. 1999
  5. pmc Parvalbumin-immunoreactive neurons and GABAergic neurons of the basal forebrain project to the rat basolateral amygdala
    F Mascagni
    Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Neuroscience 160:805-12. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Colocalization of calcium-binding proteins and GABA in neurons of the rat basolateral amygdala
    A J McDonald
    Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Neuroscience 105:681-93. 2001
  7. pmc Immunohistochemical characterization of parvalbumin-containing interneurons in the monkey basolateral amygdala
    F Mascagni
    Department of Pharmacology, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Neuroscience 158:1541-50. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Neuronal localization of M2 muscarinic receptor immunoreactivity in the rat amygdala
    A J McDonald
    Department of Pharmacology, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Neuroscience 196:49-65. 2011
  9. pmc Dopaminergic innervation of interneurons in the rat basolateral amygdala
    C R Pinard
    Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, 6439 Garner s Ferry Rd, VA Building 1, D 46, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Neuroscience 157:850-63. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Medial prefrontal cortical innervation of the intercalated nuclear region of the amygdala
    C R Pinard
    Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Neuroscience 205:112-24. 2012

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Publications31

  1. ncbi request reprint Is there an amygdala and how far does it extend? An anatomical perspective
    Alexander J McDonald
    Department of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Neuroscience, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, South Carolina 29208, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 985:1-21. 2003
    ..These current concepts and issues concerning the configuration of the amygdala are discussed in light of recent cytological, immunohistochemical, and connectional studies...
  2. ncbi request reprint Calbindin-D28k immunoreactivity in the rat amygdala
    A J McDonald
    Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia 29208, USA
    J Comp Neurol 383:231-44. 1997
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  3. ncbi request reprint Cortical pathways to the mammalian amygdala
    A J McDonald
    Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia 29208, USA
    Prog Neurobiol 55:257-332. 1998
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Cortical afferents to the extended amygdala
    A J McDonald
    Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia 29208, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 877:309-38. 1999
    ..It is suggested that these cortical inputs may be important for cognitive, mnemonic, and affective aspects of emotional and motivated behavior...
  5. pmc Parvalbumin-immunoreactive neurons and GABAergic neurons of the basal forebrain project to the rat basolateral amygdala
    F Mascagni
    Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Neuroscience 160:805-12. 2009
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Colocalization of calcium-binding proteins and GABA in neurons of the rat basolateral amygdala
    A J McDonald
    Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Neuroscience 105:681-93. 2001
    ..These separate neuronal populations may play unique roles in the inhibitory circuitry of the amygdala...
  7. pmc Immunohistochemical characterization of parvalbumin-containing interneurons in the monkey basolateral amygdala
    F Mascagni
    Department of Pharmacology, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Neuroscience 158:1541-50. 2009
    ..These findings suggest that PV+ neurons are a discrete interneuronal subpopulation in the monkey BLC and undoubtedly play a unique functional role in the inhibitory circuitry of this brain region...
  8. doi request reprint Neuronal localization of M2 muscarinic receptor immunoreactivity in the rat amygdala
    A J McDonald
    Department of Pharmacology, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Neuroscience 196:49-65. 2011
    ..These findings indicate that acetylcholine can modulate a variety of discrete neuronal subpopulations in various amygdalar nuclei via M2Rs, especially neurons that express SOM and NPY...
  9. pmc Dopaminergic innervation of interneurons in the rat basolateral amygdala
    C R Pinard
    Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, 6439 Garner s Ferry Rd, VA Building 1, D 46, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Neuroscience 157:850-63. 2008
    ..2%) of TH+ terminal contacts with PV+ perikarya were synapses. These findings suggest that PV+ interneurons, but not CR+ interneurons, are prominent synaptic targets of dopaminergic terminals in the BLC...
  10. doi request reprint Medial prefrontal cortical innervation of the intercalated nuclear region of the amygdala
    C R Pinard
    Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Neuroscience 205:112-24. 2012
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  11. doi request reprint Postsynaptic targets of GABAergic basal forebrain projections to the basolateral amygdala
    A J McDonald
    Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Neuroscience 183:144-59. 2011
    ..The possible involvement of these circuits in rhythmic oscillations related to emotional learning, attention, and arousal is discussed...
  12. ncbi request reprint Parvalbumin-containing neurons in the rat basolateral amygdala: morphology and co-localization of Calbindin-D(28k)
    A J McDonald
    Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia SC 29208, USA
    Neuroscience 102:413-25. 2001
    ..We suggest that parvalbumin-containing neurons can control emotional responses mediated by the basolateral amygdala by controlling the output from this important brain region...
  13. ncbi request reprint Localization of AMPA glutamate receptor subunits in subpopulations of non-pyramidal neurons in the rat basolateral amygdala
    A J McDonald
    Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia 29208, USA
    Neurosci Lett 208:175-8. 1996
    ..These findings indicate that in the rat basolateral amygdala GluR2/3-ir is found primarily in pyramidal neurons whereas GluR1-ir is found mainly in non-pyramidal neurons that contain PV or CB...
  14. ncbi request reprint Localization of the CB1 type cannabinoid receptor in the rat basolateral amygdala: high concentrations in a subpopulation of cholecystokinin-containing interneurons
    A J McDonald
    Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Neuroscience 107:641-52. 2001
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  15. ncbi request reprint Differential expression of Kv3.1b and Kv3.2 potassium channel subunits in interneurons of the basolateral amygdala
    A J McDonald
    Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, 6439 Garner s Ferry Road, VA Building 1, C 43, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Neuroscience 138:537-47. 2006
    ..1b subunit. The significance of Kv3.2 expression in some parvalbumin+ and somatostatin+ interneurons remains to be determined...
  16. doi request reprint Noradrenergic innervation of pyramidal cells in the rat basolateral amygdala
    J Zhang
    Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Neuroscience 228:395-408. 2013
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  17. pmc Neuronal localization of 5-HT type 2A receptor immunoreactivity in the rat basolateral amygdala
    A J McDonald
    Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, 6439 Garner s Ferry Road, VA Building 1, D 46, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Neuroscience 146:306-20. 2007
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  18. pmc A novel subpopulation of 5-HT type 3A receptor subunit immunoreactive interneurons in the rat basolateral amygdala
    F Mascagni
    Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Neuroscience 144:1015-24. 2007
    ..Thus, the great majority of neurons expressing 5-HT(3A)R protein appear to constitute a previously unrecognized subpopulation of GABAergic interneurons in the BLC...
  19. ncbi request reprint Neuronal localization of Ca(v)1.2 L-type calcium channels in the rat basolateral amygdala
    Courtney R Pinard
    Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Brain Res 1064:52-5. 2005
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  20. ncbi request reprint GABAergic innervation of alpha type II calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase immunoreactive pyramidal neurons in the rat basolateral amygdala
    Alexander J McDonald
    Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    J Comp Neurol 446:199-218. 2002
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  21. ncbi request reprint Immunohistochemical characterization of somatostatin containing interneurons in the rat basolateral amygdala
    Alexander J McDonald
    Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Bldg 1, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Brain Res 943:237-44. 2002
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  22. ncbi request reprint Sex differences in delta opioid receptor immunoreactivity in rat medial amygdala
    Marlene A Wilson
    Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, University of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia, Building 1, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Neurosci Lett 328:160-4. 2002
    ..Although the functional significance of this sexually dimorphic staining for DORir in medial amygdala is unknown, it may contribute to sex differences in reproductive functions, social behaviors, and/or stress responses...
  23. ncbi request reprint Synaptic connections of distinct interneuronal subpopulations in the rat basolateral amygdalar nucleus
    Jay F Muller
    Department of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Neuroscience, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia 29208, USA
    J Comp Neurol 456:217-36. 2003
    ..The interconnections between interneurons may be important for disinhibitory mechanisms and the mediation of rhythmic oscillations in the ABL...
  24. ncbi request reprint Immunohistochemical characterization of cholecystokinin containing neurons in the rat basolateral amygdala
    Franco Mascagni
    Department of Pharmacology, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, 29208, Columbia, SC, USA
    Brain Res 976:171-84. 2003
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  25. ncbi request reprint Immunocytochemical localization of GABABR1 receptor subunits in the basolateral amygdala
    Alexander J McDonald
    Department of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Neuroscience, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Brain Res 1018:147-58. 2004
    ..Because previous studies suggest that GBR-mediated inhibition modulates NMDA-dependent EPSPs in the ABL, these receptors may play an important role in neuronal plasticity related to emotional learning...
  26. ncbi request reprint Serotonin-immunoreactive axon terminals innervate pyramidal cells and interneurons in the rat basolateral amygdala
    Jay F Muller
    Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, South Carolina 29208, USA
    J Comp Neurol 505:314-35. 2007
    ..These findings suggest that serotonergic axon terminals differentially innervate several neuronal subpopulations in the BLC...
  27. ncbi request reprint Postsynaptic targets of somatostatin-containing interneurons in the rat basolateral amygdala
    Jay F Muller
    Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, South Carolina 29208, USA
    J Comp Neurol 500:513-29. 2007
    ..These findings suggest that inhibitory inputs from SOM+ interneurons may interact with excitatory inputs to pyramidal cell distal dendrites in the BLa. These interactions might affect synaptic plasticity related to emotional learning...
  28. ncbi request reprint Evidence for a perisomatic innervation of parvalbumin-containing interneurons by individual pyramidal cells in the basolateral amygdala
    Alexander J McDonald
    Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Brain Res 1035:32-40. 2005
    ..These observations suggest that there are robust reciprocal perisomatic PN-to-PV connections that may be important for the precise timing of rhythmic activity in the basolateral amygdala...
  29. pmc Pyramidal cells of the rat basolateral amygdala: synaptology and innervation by parvalbumin-immunoreactive interneurons
    Jay F Muller
    Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, South Carolina 29208, USA
    J Comp Neurol 494:635-50. 2006
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  30. ncbi request reprint Coupled networks of parvalbumin-immunoreactive interneurons in the rat basolateral amygdala
    Jay F Muller
    Department of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Neuroscience, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, South Carolina 29208, USA
    J Neurosci 25:7366-76. 2005
    ..These data provide the anatomical basis for a PV+ network that may play a role in the generation of rhythmic oscillations in the BLa during emotional arousal...
  31. pmc The role of delta opioid receptors in the anxiolytic actions of benzodiazepines
    Stefany D Primeaux
    Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Bldg 1, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Pharmacol Biochem Behav 85:545-54. 2006
    ..c.), had no effect on the anxiolytic effect of diazepam alone. These data support a role for delta opioid receptors in the opioid-enhanced anxiolytic effects of diazepam...