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Stephen Thankachan, Ph.D.

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  1. Thankachan S, Yang C, Kastanenka KV, Bacskai BJ, Gerashchenko D. Low frequency visual stimulation enhances slow wave activity without disrupting the sleep pattern in mice. Sci Rep. 2022 07 19; 12(1):12278. PMID: 35853986; PMCID: PMC9296645.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Animals
  2. Leopold AV, Thankachan S, Yang C, Gerashchenko D, Verkhusha VV. A general approach for engineering RTKs optically controlled with far-red light. Nat Methods. 2022 07; 19(7):871-880. PMID: 35681062.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  3. McKenna JT, Thankachan S, Uygun DS, Shukla C, McNally JM, Schiffino FL, Cordeira J, Katsuki F, Zant JC, Gamble MC, Deisseroth K, McCarley RW, Brown RE, Strecker RE, Basheer R. Basal Forebrain Parvalbumin Neurons Mediate Arousals from Sleep Induced by Hypercarbia or Auditory Stimuli. Curr Biol. 2020 06 22; 30(12):2379-2385.e4. PMID: 32413301.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  4. Thankachan S, Katsuki F, McKenna JT, Yang C, Shukla C, Deisseroth K, Uygun DS, Strecker RE, Brown RE, McNally JM, Basheer R. Thalamic Reticular Nucleus Parvalbumin Neurons Regulate Sleep Spindles and Electrophysiological Aspects of Schizophrenia in Mice. Sci Rep. 2019 03 05; 9(1):3607. PMID: 30837664.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  5. Uygun DS, Katsuki F, Bolortuya Y, Aguilar DD, McKenna JT, Thankachan S, McCarley RW, Basheer R, Brown RE, Strecker RE, McNally JM. Validation of an automated sleep spindle detection method for mouse electroencephalography. Sleep. 2019 02 01; 42(2). PMID: 30476300.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  6. Kaur S, Wang JL, Ferrari L, Thankachan S, Kroeger D, Venner A, Lazarus M, Wellman A, Arrigoni E, Fuller PM, Saper CB. A Genetically Defined Circuit for Arousal from Sleep during Hypercapnia. Neuron. 2017 Dec 06; 96(5):1153-1167.e5. PMID: 29103805.
    Citations: 46     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  7. Yang C, Thankachan S, McCarley RW, Brown RE. Corrigendum to 'The menagerie of the basal forebrain: how many (neural) species are there, what do they look like, how do they behave and who talks to whom?' [Curr Opin Neurobiol 2017, 44:159-166]. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2017 08; 45:221. PMID: 28802540.
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  8. Yang C, Thankachan S, McCarley RW, Brown RE. The menagerie of the basal forebrain: how many (neural) species are there, what do they look like, how do they behave and who talks to whom? Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2017 06; 44:159-166. PMID: 28538168; PMCID: PMC5525536.
    Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  9. Kim T, Thankachan S, McKenna JT, McNally JM, Yang C, Choi JH, Chen L, Kocsis B, Deisseroth K, Strecker RE, Basheer R, Brown RE, McCarley RW. Cortically projecting basal forebrain parvalbumin neurons regulate cortical gamma band oscillations. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Mar 17; 112(11):3535-40. PMID: 25733878.
    Citations: 115     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  10. Thankachan S, Fuller PM, Lu J. Movement- and behavioral state-dependent activity of pontine reticulospinal neurons. Neuroscience. 2012 Sep 27; 221:125-39. PMID: 22796072.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  11. Kaur S, Thankachan S, Begum S, Liu M, Blanco-Centurion C, Shiromani PJ. Hypocretin-2 saporin lesions of the ventrolateral periaquaductal gray (vlPAG) increase REM sleep in hypocretin knockout mice. PLoS One. 2009 Jul 22; 4(7):e6346. PMID: 19623260.
    Citations: 34     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  12. Thankachan S, Kaur S, Shiromani PJ. Activity of pontine neurons during sleep and cataplexy in hypocretin knock-out mice. J Neurosci. 2009 Feb 04; 29(5):1580-5. PMID: 19193905.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  13. Liu M, Thankachan S, Kaur S, Begum S, Blanco-Centurion C, Sakurai T, Yanagisawa M, Neve R, Shiromani PJ. Orexin (hypocretin) gene transfer diminishes narcoleptic sleep behavior in mice. Eur J Neurosci. 2008 Oct; 28(7):1382-93. PMID: 18973565; PMCID: PMC2615183.
    Citations: 27     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  14. Kaur S, Thankachan S, Begum S, Blanco-Centurion C, Sakurai T, Yanagisawa M, Shiromani PJ. Entrainment of temperature and activity rhythms to restricted feeding in orexin knock out mice. Brain Res. 2008 Apr 18; 1205:47-54. PMID: 18343358.
    Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  15. Zhang S, Lin L, Kaur S, Thankachan S, Blanco-Centurion C, Yanagisawa M, Mignot E, Shiromani PJ. The development of hypocretin (orexin) deficiency in hypocretin/ataxin-3 transgenic rats. Neuroscience. 2007 Aug 10; 148(1):34-43. PMID: 17618058.
    Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  16. Thankachan S, Rusak B. Juxtacellular recording/labeling analysis of physiological and anatomical characteristics of rat intergeniculate leaflet neurons. J Neurosci. 2005 Oct 05; 25(40):9195-204. PMID: 16207879; PMCID: PMC6725760.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  17. Mallick BN, Thankachan S, Islam F. Influence of hypnogenic brain areas on wakefulness- and rapid-eye-movement sleep-related neurons in the brainstem of freely moving cats. J Neurosci Res. 2004 Jan 01; 75(1):133-42. PMID: 14689456.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  18. Thankachan S, Islam F, Mallick BN. Role of wake inducing brain stem area on rapid eye movement sleep regulation in freely moving cats. Brain Res Bull. 2001 May 01; 55(1):43-9. PMID: 11427336.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  19. Mallick BN, Thankachan S, Islam F. Differential responses of brain stem neurons during spontaneous and stimulation-induced desynchronization of the cortical eeg in freely moving cats. Sleep Res Online. 1998; 1(4):132-46. PMID: 11382870.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
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