Heather A Bimonte-Nelson

Summary

Affiliation: Arizona State University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Progesterone reverses the spatial memory enhancements initiated by tonic and cyclic oestrogen therapy in middle-aged ovariectomized female rats
    Heather A Bimonte-Nelson
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, PO Box 871104, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
    Eur J Neurosci 24:229-42. 2006
  2. pmc Patterns of neurotrophin protein levels in male and female Fischer 344 rats from adulthood to senescence: how young is "young" and how old is "old"?
    Heather A Bimonte-Nelson
    Department of Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience Division, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287, USA
    Exp Aging Res 34:13-26. 2008
  3. pmc Neuroscientists as cartographers: mapping the crossroads of gonadal hormones, memory and age using animal models
    Heather A Bimonte-Nelson
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
    Molecules 15:6050-105. 2010
  4. pmc Continuous estrone treatment impairs spatial memory and does not impact number of basal forebrain cholinergic neurons in the surgically menopausal middle-aged rat
    Elizabeth B Engler-Chiurazzi
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
    Horm Behav 62:1-9. 2012
  5. pmc High serum androstenedione levels correlate with impaired memory in the surgically menopausal rat: a replication and new findings
    Bryan W Camp
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
    Eur J Neurosci 36:3086-95. 2012
  6. pmc Cognitive-impairing effects of medroxyprogesterone acetate in the rat: independent and interactive effects across time
    B Blair Braden
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, P O Box 871104, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 218:405-18. 2011
  7. pmc Higher levels of estradiol replacement correlate with better spatial memory in surgically menopausal young and middle-aged rats
    Joshua S Talboom
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Behavioral Neuroscience Division, P O Box 871104, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
    Neurobiol Learn Mem 90:155-63. 2008
  8. pmc Premarin improves memory, prevents scopolamine-induced amnesia and increases number of basal forebrain choline acetyltransferase positive cells in middle-aged surgically menopausal rats
    Jazmin I Acosta
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
    Horm Behav 55:454-64. 2009
  9. pmc A component of Premarin(®) enhances multiple cognitive functions and influences nicotinic receptor expression
    Joshua S Talboom
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
    Horm Behav 58:917-28. 2010
  10. pmc The cognitive effects of conjugated equine estrogens depend on whether menopause etiology is transitional or surgical
    Jazmin I Acosta
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287, USA
    Endocrinology 151:3795-804. 2010

Research Grants

  1. Sex differences in factors influencing cognitive aging
    Heather Bimonte Nelson; Fiscal Year: 2006

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Publications25

  1. ncbi request reprint Progesterone reverses the spatial memory enhancements initiated by tonic and cyclic oestrogen therapy in middle-aged ovariectomized female rats
    Heather A Bimonte-Nelson
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, PO Box 871104, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
    Eur J Neurosci 24:229-42. 2006
    ..Further, there appears to be a dissociation between HT effects on cognition and mortality rates...
  2. pmc Patterns of neurotrophin protein levels in male and female Fischer 344 rats from adulthood to senescence: how young is "young" and how old is "old"?
    Heather A Bimonte-Nelson
    Department of Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience Division, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287, USA
    Exp Aging Res 34:13-26. 2008
    ..The current findings suggest that profound changes in neurotrophin protein levels can occur within only a few months time, and that these changes influence whether age-related neurotrophin alterations are realized...
  3. pmc Neuroscientists as cartographers: mapping the crossroads of gonadal hormones, memory and age using animal models
    Heather A Bimonte-Nelson
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
    Molecules 15:6050-105. 2010
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  4. pmc Continuous estrone treatment impairs spatial memory and does not impact number of basal forebrain cholinergic neurons in the surgically menopausal middle-aged rat
    Elizabeth B Engler-Chiurazzi
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
    Horm Behav 62:1-9. 2012
    ..Accumulating data suggest that E1 is not likely to be among these key beneficial estrogens...
  5. pmc High serum androstenedione levels correlate with impaired memory in the surgically menopausal rat: a replication and new findings
    Bryan W Camp
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
    Eur J Neurosci 36:3086-95. 2012
    ..Furthermore, while spatial reference memory performance might be related to the GABAergic system, it does not appear to be altered with androstenedione administration, at least at the doses used in the current study...
  6. pmc Cognitive-impairing effects of medroxyprogesterone acetate in the rat: independent and interactive effects across time
    B Blair Braden
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, P O Box 871104, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 218:405-18. 2011
    ..Recent evidence in aged ovariectomized (Ovx) rodents shows that short-term MPA treatment impairs cognition and alters the GABAergic system...
  7. pmc Higher levels of estradiol replacement correlate with better spatial memory in surgically menopausal young and middle-aged rats
    Joshua S Talboom
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Behavioral Neuroscience Division, P O Box 871104, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
    Neurobiol Learn Mem 90:155-63. 2008
    ..Further, there appears to be a distinction between sensitivity to Ovx and responsiveness to ET after Ovx for spatial reference memory performance...
  8. pmc Premarin improves memory, prevents scopolamine-induced amnesia and increases number of basal forebrain choline acetyltransferase positive cells in middle-aged surgically menopausal rats
    Jazmin I Acosta
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
    Horm Behav 55:454-64. 2009
    ..These findings are similar to those reported previously for 17 beta-estradiol, and suggest that CEE can provide cognitive benefits on spatial learning, reference and working memory, possibly through cholinergic mechanisms...
  9. pmc A component of Premarin(®) enhances multiple cognitive functions and influences nicotinic receptor expression
    Joshua S Talboom
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
    Horm Behav 58:917-28. 2010
    ....
  10. pmc The cognitive effects of conjugated equine estrogens depend on whether menopause etiology is transitional or surgical
    Jazmin I Acosta
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287, USA
    Endocrinology 151:3795-804. 2010
    ..That we now show surgical vs. transitional modes of menopause result in disparate cognitive effects of HT has implications for future research and treatments optimizing HT for menopausal women...
  11. pmc Tonic Premarin dose-dependently enhances memory, affects neurotrophin protein levels and alters gene expression in middle-aged rats
    Elizabeth Engler-Chiurazzi
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
    Neurobiol Aging 32:680-97. 2011
    ..These findings indicate that Premarin can impact memory and the brain, and that dosing should be recognized as a clinically relevant factor possibly affecting the direction and efficacy of cognitive outcome...
  12. pmc Pharmacological blockade of the aromatase enzyme, but not the androgen receptor, reverses androstenedione-induced cognitive impairments in young surgically menopausal rats
    Sarah E Mennenga
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, United States Arizona Alzheimer s Consortium, Phoenix, AZ 85006, United States
    Steroids 99:16-25. 2015
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  13. pmc Transitional versus surgical menopause in a rodent model: etiology of ovarian hormone loss impacts memory and the acetylcholine system
    Jazmin I Acosta
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287, USA
    Endocrinology 150:4248-59. 2009
    ..Collectively, findings suggest that in the rat, initiation of transitional menopause before surgical ovary removal can benefit mnemonic function and could obviate some negative cognitive consequences of surgical menopause alone...
  14. pmc Benefits of Hormone Therapy Estrogens Depend on Estrogen Type: 17β-Estradiol and Conjugated Equine Estrogens Have Differential Effects on Cognitive, Anxiety-Like, and Depressive-Like Behaviors and Increase Tryptophan Hydroxylase-2 mRNA Levels in Dorsal Ra
    Ryoko Hiroi
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State UniversityTempe, AZ, USA Arizona Alzheimer s ConsortiumPhoenix, AZ, USA
    Front Neurosci 10:517. 2016
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  15. pmc Learning to remember: cognitive training-induced attenuation of age-related memory decline depends on sex and cognitive demand, and can transfer to untrained cognitive domains
    Joshua S Talboom
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA Arizona Alzheimer s Consortium, Phoenix, AZ, USA
    Neurobiol Aging 35:2791-802. 2014
    ..This longitudinal study supports the tenet that cognitive training can help one remember later in life, with broader enhancements and associations with neurotrophins in females. ..
  16. pmc Understanding the cognitive impact of the contraceptive estrogen Ethinyl Estradiol: tonic and cyclic administration impairs memory, and performance correlates with basal forebrain cholinergic system integrity
    Sarah E Mennenga
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA Arizona Alzheimer s Consortium, Phoenix, AZ 85006, USA
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 54:1-13. 2015
    ..Both medium and high injection doses of EE reduced the number of ChAt-immunoreactive cells in the basal forebrain, and cell population estimates in the vertical/diagonal bands negatively correlated with working memory errors. ..
  17. pmc Medroxyprogesterone acetate impairs memory and alters the GABAergic system in aged surgically menopausal rats
    B Blair Braden
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
    Neurobiol Learn Mem 93:444-53. 2010
    ..These findings, combined with in vitro evidence that MPA is detrimental to neuronal health, indicates that MPA has negative effects for brain health and function...
  18. pmc A comparison of progestins within three classes: Differential effects on learning and memory in the aging surgically menopausal rat
    B Blair Braden
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, United States Arizona Alzheimer s Consortium, United States
    Behav Brain Res . 2016
    ..However, the potential effects on cognition of subcategories of clinically used progestins have been largely unexplored...
  19. pmc Chronic stress impairs prefrontal cortex-dependent response inhibition and spatial working memory
    Agnieszka Mika
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ85287 1104, USA
    Behav Neurosci 126:605-19. 2012
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  20. doi request reprint Impact of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal/gonadal axes on trajectory of age-related cognitive decline
    Cheryl D Conrad
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA
    Prog Brain Res 182:31-76. 2010
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  21. doi request reprint Cognitive changes across the menopause transition: A longitudinal evaluation of the impact of age and ovarian status on spatial memory
    Stephanie V Koebele
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, United States Arizona Alzheimer s Consortium, Phoenix, AZ 85006, United States
    Horm Behav 87:96-114. 2016
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  22. pmc Harmine treatment enhances short-term memory in old rats: Dissociation of cognition and the ability to perform the procedural requirements of maze testing
    Sarah E Mennenga
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, United States Arizona Alzheimer s Consortium, United States
    Physiol Behav 138:260-5. 2015
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  23. doi request reprint Endocrine changes at midlife and their influence on circuits important for learning and memory: Ovarian hormones rule them all
    Stephanie V Koebele
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, United States Arizona Alzheimer s Consortium, Phoenix, AZ 85006, United States
    Exp Gerontol . 2016
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  24. pmc Modeling menopause: The utility of rodents in translational behavioral endocrinology research
    Stephanie V Koebele
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, United States Arizona Alzheimer s Consortium, Phoenix, AZ 85006, United States
    Maturitas 87:5-17. 2016
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  25. pmc Trajectories and phenotypes with estrogen exposures across the lifespan: What does Goldilocks have to do with it?
    Stephanie V Koebele
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA Arizona Alzheimer s Consortium, Phoenix, AZ 85006, USA
    Horm Behav 74:86-104. 2015
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Research Grants1

  1. Sex differences in factors influencing cognitive aging
    Heather Bimonte Nelson; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..After the maze battery, rats from both studies will have neurotrophin levels assayed in cognitive brain regions. ..