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James T. McKenna, Ph.D.

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  1. Maness EB, Burk JA, McKenna JT, Schiffino FL, Strecker RE, McCoy JG. Role of the locus coeruleus and basal forebrain in arousal and attention. Brain Res Bull. 2022 10 01; 188:47-58. PMID: 35878679; PMCID: PMC9514025.
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  2. Uygun DS, Yang C, Tilli ER, Katsuki F, Hodges EL, McKenna JT, McNally JM, Brown RE, Basheer R. Knockdown of GABAA alpha3 subunits on thalamic reticular neurons enhances deep sleep in mice. Nat Commun. 2022 04 26; 13(1):2246. PMID: 35473906; PMCID: PMC9042958.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  3. Baker CJ, Bertsche W, Capra A, Cesar CL, Charlton M, Mathad AC, Eriksson S, Evans A, Evetts N, Fabbri S, Fajans J, Friesen T, Fujiwara MC, Grandemange P, Granum P, Hangst JS, Hayden ME, Hodgkinson D, Isaac CA, Johnson MA, Jones JM, Jones SA, Jonsell S, Kurchaninov L, Madsen N, Maxwell D, McKenna JTK, Menary S, Momose T, Mullan P, Olchanski K, Olin A, Peszka J, Powell A, Pusa P, Rasmussen CØ, Robicheaux F, Sacramento RL, Sameed M, Sarid E, Silveira DM, Stutter G, So C, Tharp TD, Thompson RI, van der Werf DP, Wurtele JS. Sympathetic cooling of positrons to cryogenic temperatures for antihydrogen production. Nat Commun. 2021 Oct 22; 12(1):6139. PMID: 34686658; PMCID: PMC8536749.
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  4. McKenna JT, Yang C, Bellio T, Anderson-Chernishof MB, Gamble MC, Hulverson A, McCoy JG, Winston S, Hodges E, Katsuki F, McNally JM, Basheer R, Brown RE. Characterization of basal forebrain glutamate neurons suggests a role in control of arousal and avoidance behavior. Brain Struct Funct. 2021 Jul; 226(6):1755-1778. PMID: 33997911; PMCID: PMC8340131.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  5. Gamble MC, Katsuki F, McCoy JG, Strecker RE, McKenna JT. The Dual Orexin Receptor Antagonist DORA-22 Improves Mild Stress-induced Sleep Disruption During the Natural Sleep Phase of Nocturnal Rats. Neuroscience. 2021 05 21; 463:30-44. PMID: 33737028.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  6. McNally JM, Aguilar DD, Katsuki F, Radzik LK, Schiffino FL, Uygun DS, McKenna JT, Strecker RE, Deisseroth K, Spencer KM, Brown RE. Optogenetic manipulation of an ascending arousal system tunes cortical broadband gamma power and reveals functional deficits relevant to schizophrenia. Mol Psychiatry. 2021 07; 26(7):3461-3475. PMID: 32690865; PMCID: PMC7855059.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  7. 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
  8. Gamble MC, Katsuki F, McCoy JG, Strecker RE, McKenna JT. The dual orexinergic receptor antagonist DORA-22 improves the sleep disruption and memory impairment produced by a rodent insomnia model. Sleep. 2020 03 12; 43(3). PMID: 31595304.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  9. Zielinski MR, Atochin DN, McNally JM, McKenna JT, Huang PL, Strecker RE, Gerashchenko D. Somatostatin+/nNOS+ neurons are involved in delta electroencephalogram activity and cortical-dependent recognition memory. Sleep. 2019 10 09; 42(10). PMID: 31328777.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  10. 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
  11. Hwang E, Brown RE, Kocsis B, Kim T, McKenna JT, McNally JM, Han HB, Choi JH. Optogenetic stimulation of basal forebrain parvalbumin neurons modulates the cortical topography of auditory steady-state responses. Brain Struct Funct. 2019 May; 224(4):1505-1518. PMID: 30826928.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  12. 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
  13. McKenna JT, Gamble MC, Anderson-Chernishof MB, Shah SR, McCoy JG, Strecker RE. A rodent cage change insomnia model disrupts memory consolidation. J Sleep Res. 2019 04; 28(2):e12792. PMID: 30461100.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  14. Yang C, Larin A, McKenna JT, Jacobson KA, Winston S, Strecker RE, Kalinchuk A, Basheer R, Brown RE. Activation of basal forebrain purinergic P2 receptors promotes wakefulness in mice. Sci Rep. 2018 Jul 16; 8(1):10730. PMID: 30013200.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  15. McCoy JG, Yu HJ, Niznikiewicz M, McKenna JT, Strecker RE. Partnerships in Neuroscience Research Between Small Colleges and Large Institutions: A Case Study. J Undergrad Neurosci Educ. 2018; 16(2):A159-A167. PMID: 30057498; PMCID: PMC6057763.
  16. Ahmadi M, Alves BXR, Baker CJ, Bertsche W, Butler E, Capra A, Carruth C, Cesar CL, Charlton M, Cohen S, Collister R, Eriksson S, Evans A, Evetts N, Fajans J, Friesen T, Fujiwara MC, Gill DR, Gutierrez A, Hangst JS, Hardy WN, Hayden ME, Isaac CA, Ishida A, Johnson MA, Jones SA, Jonsell S, Kurchaninov L, Madsen N, Mathers M, Maxwell D, McKenna JTK, Menary S, Michan JM, Momose T, Munich JJ, Nolan P, Olchanski K, Olin A, Pusa P, Rasmussen CØ, Robicheaux F, Sacramento RL, Sameed M, Sarid E, Silveira DM, Stracka S, Stutter G, So C, Tharp TD, Thompson JE, Thompson RI, van der Werf DP, Wurtele JS. Antihydrogen accumulation for fundamental symmetry tests. Nat Commun. 2017 09 25; 8(1):681. PMID: 28947794; PMCID: PMC5613003.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    
  17. Yang C, McKenna JT, Brown RE. Intrinsic membrane properties and cholinergic modulation of mouse basal forebrain glutamatergic neurons in vitro. Neuroscience. 2017 06 03; 352:249-261. PMID: 28411158.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  18. Zielinski MR, McKenna JT, McCarley RW. Functions and Mechanisms of Sleep. AIMS Neurosci. 2016; 3(1):67-104. PMID: 28413828; PMCID: PMC5390528.
    Citations: 28     
  19. Zant JC, Kim T, Prokai L, Szarka S, McNally J, McKenna JT, Shukla C, Yang C, Kalinchuk AV, McCarley RW, Brown RE, Basheer R. Cholinergic Neurons in the Basal Forebrain Promote Wakefulness by Actions on Neighboring Non-Cholinergic Neurons: An Opto-Dialysis Study. J Neurosci. 2016 Feb 10; 36(6):2057-67. PMID: 26865627; PMCID: PMC4748083.
    Citations: 35     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  20. Brown RE, McKenna JT. Turning a Negative into a Positive: Ascending GABAergic Control of Cortical Activation and Arousal. Front Neurol. 2015; 6:135. PMID: 26124745; PMCID: PMC4463930.
    Citations: 32     
  21. 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
  22. Amole C, Ashkezari MD, Baquero-Ruiz M, Bertsche W, Butler E, Capra A, Cesar CL, Charlton M, Eriksson S, Fajans J, Friesen T, Fujiwara MC, Gill DR, Gutierrez A, Hangst JS, Hardy WN, Hayden ME, Isaac CA, Jonsell S, Kurchaninov L, Little A, Madsen N, McKenna JT, Menary S, Napoli SC, Nolan P, Olchanski K, Olin A, Povilus A, Pusa P, Rasmussen CØ, Robicheaux F, Sarid E, Silveira DM, So C, Tharp TD, Thompson RI, van der Werf DP, Vendeiro Z, Wurtele JS, Zhmoginov AI, Charman AE. An experimental limit on the charge of antihydrogen. Nat Commun. 2014 Jun 03; 5:3955. PMID: 24892800; PMCID: PMC4279174.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    
  23. Yang C, McKenna JT, Zant JC, Winston S, Basheer R, Brown RE. Cholinergic neurons excite cortically projecting basal forebrain GABAergic neurons. J Neurosci. 2014 Feb 19; 34(8):2832-44. PMID: 24553925.
    Citations: 41     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  24. McKenna JT, Kocsis B, McCarley RW. Aberrant cortical neuroplasticity in the OSA patient (Commentary on Opie et al.). Eur J Neurosci. 2013 Jun; 37(11):1843. PMID: 23725099.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  25. McKenna JT, Yang C, Franciosi S, Winston S, Abarr KK, Rigby MS, Yanagawa Y, McCarley RW, Brown RE. Distribution and intrinsic membrane properties of basal forebrain GABAergic and parvalbumin neurons in the mouse. J Comp Neurol. 2013 Apr 15; 521(6):1225-50. PMID: 23254904.
    Citations: 48     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  26. Chen L, McKenna JT, Bolortuya Y, Brown RE, McCarley RW. Knockdown of orexin type 2 receptor in the lateral pontomesencephalic tegmentum of rats increases REM sleep. Eur J Neurosci. 2013 Mar; 37(6):957-63. PMID: 23282008.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  27. Charman AE, Amole C, Ashkezari MD, Baquero-Ruiz M, Bertsche W, Butler E, Capra A, Cesar CL, Charlton M, Eriksson S, Fajans J, Friesen T, Fujiwara MC, Gill DR, Gutierrez A, Hangst JS, Hardy WN, Hayden ME, Isaac CA, Jonsell S, Kurchaninov L, Little A, Madsen N, McKenna JT, Menary S, Napoli SC, Nolan P, Olin A, Pusa P, Rasmussen CØ, Robicheaux F, Sarid E, Silveira DM, So C, Thompson RI, van der Werf DP, Wurtele JS, Zhmoginov AI. Description and first application of a new technique to measure the gravitational mass of antihydrogen. Nat Commun. 2013; 4:1785. PMID: 23653197; PMCID: PMC3644108.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    
  28. Brown RE, Basheer R, McKenna JT, Strecker RE, McCarley RW. Control of sleep and wakefulness. Physiol Rev. 2012 Jul; 92(3):1087-187. PMID: 22811426.
    Citations: 419     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  29. McKenna JT, Christie MA, Jeffrey BA, McCoy JG, Lee E, Connolly NP, Ward CP, Strecker RE. Chronic ramelteon treatment in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease. Arch Ital Biol. 2012 Mar; 150(1):5-14. PMID: 22786833.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  30. McNally JM, McCarley RW, McKenna JT, Yanagawa Y, Brown RE. Complex receptor mediation of acute ketamine application on in vitro gamma oscillations in mouse prefrontal cortex: modeling gamma band oscillation abnormalities in schizophrenia. Neuroscience. 2011 Dec 29; 199:51-63. PMID: 22027237.
    Citations: 35     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  31. Chen L, McKenna JT, Bolortuya Y, Winston S, Thakkar MM, Basheer R, Brown RE, McCarley RW. Knockdown of orexin type 1 receptor in rat locus coeruleus increases REM sleep during the dark period. Eur J Neurosci. 2010 Nov; 32(9):1528-36. PMID: 21089218.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  32. Chen L, McKenna JT, Leonard MZ, Yanagawa Y, McCarley RW, Brown RE. GAD67-GFP knock-in mice have normal sleep-wake patterns and sleep homeostasis. Neuroreport. 2010 Feb 17; 21(3):216-20. PMID: 20051926.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  33. McCoy JG, McKenna JT, Connolly NP, Poeta DL, Ling L, McCarley RW, Strecker RE. One week of exposure to intermittent hypoxia impairs attentional set-shifting in rats. Behav Brain Res. 2010 Jun 26; 210(1):123-6. PMID: 20122971.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  34. Tartar JL, McKenna JT, Ward CP, McCarley RW, Strecker RE, Brown RE. Sleep fragmentation reduces hippocampal CA1 pyramidal cell excitability and response to adenosine. Neurosci Lett. 2010 Jan 18; 469(1):1-5. PMID: 19914331.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  35. McKenna JT, Cordeira JW, Jeffrey BA, Ward CP, Winston S, McCarley RW, Strecker RE. c-Fos protein expression is increased in cholinergic neurons of the rodent basal forebrain during spontaneous and induced wakefulness. Brain Res Bull. 2009 Dec 16; 80(6):382-8. PMID: 19716862.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  36. Chen L, Brown RE, McKenna JT, McCarley RW. Animal models of narcolepsy. CNS Neurol Disord Drug Targets. 2009 Aug; 8(4):296-308. PMID: 19689311.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  37. Ward CP, McCoy JG, McKenna JT, Connolly NP, McCarley RW, Strecker RE. Spatial learning and memory deficits following exposure to 24 h of sleep fragmentation or intermittent hypoxia in a rat model of obstructive sleep apnea. Brain Res. 2009 Oct 19; 1294:128-37. PMID: 19643093.
    Citations: 33     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  38. Basheer R, McKenna JT, McCarley RW. Encyclopedia of Neuroscience, Squire LR (ed.). Pharmacology of Sleep: Adenosine. 2009; 7:601-610.
  39. Christie MA, McKenna JT, Connolly NP, McCarley RW, Strecker RE. 24 hours of sleep deprivation in the rat increases sleepiness and decreases vigilance: introduction of the rat-psychomotor vigilance task. J Sleep Res. 2008 Dec; 17(4):376-84. PMID: 19021853.
    Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  40. Christie MA, Bolortuya Y, Chen LC, McKenna JT, McCarley RW, Strecker RE. Microdialysis elevation of adenosine in the basal forebrain produces vigilance impairments in the rat psychomotor vigilance task. Sleep. 2008 Oct; 31(10):1393-8. PMID: 18853936.
    Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  41. McKenna JT, Cordeira JW, Christie MA, Tartar JL, McCoy JG, Lee E, McCarley RW, Strecker RE. Assessing sleepiness in the rat: a multiple sleep latencies test compared to polysomnographic measures of sleepiness. J Sleep Res. 2008 Dec; 17(4):365-75. PMID: 18823428.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  42. Brown RE, McKenna JT, Winston S, Basheer R, Yanagawa Y, Thakkar MM, McCarley RW. Characterization of GABAergic neurons in rapid-eye-movement sleep controlling regions of the brainstem reticular formation in GAD67-green fluorescent protein knock-in mice. Eur J Neurosci. 2008 Jan; 27(2):352-63. PMID: 18215233.
    Citations: 44     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  43. McKenna JT, Tartar JL, Ward CP, Thakkar MM, Cordeira JW, McCarley RW, Strecker RE. Sleep fragmentation elevates behavioral, electrographic and neurochemical measures of sleepiness. Neuroscience. 2007 Jun 08; 146(4):1462-73. PMID: 17442498.
    Citations: 44     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  44. McCoy JG, Tartar JL, Bebis AC, Ward CP, McKenna JT, Baxter MG, McGaughy J, McCarley RW, Strecker RE. Experimental sleep fragmentation impairs attentional set-shifting in rats. Sleep. 2007 Jan; 30(1):52-60. PMID: 17310865.
    Citations: 30     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  45. Tao R, Ma Z, McKenna JT, Thakkar MM, Winston S, Strecker RE, McCarley RW. Differential effect of orexins (hypocretins) on serotonin release in the dorsal and median raphe nuclei of freely behaving rats. Neuroscience. 2006 Sep 01; 141(3):1101-5. PMID: 16820265.
    Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  46. Tartar JL, Ward CP, McKenna JT, Thakkar M, Arrigoni E, McCarley RW, Brown RE, Strecker RE. Hippocampal synaptic plasticity and spatial learning are impaired in a rat model of sleep fragmentation. Eur J Neurosci. 2006 May; 23(10):2739-48. PMID: 16817877; PMCID: PMC3607950.
    Citations: 86     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  47. Strecker RE, Basheer R, McKenna JT, McCarley RW. Another chapter in the adenosine story. Sleep. 2006 Apr; 29(4):426-8. PMID: 16676774.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  48. Ma Z, Strecker RE, McKenna JT, Thakkar MM, McCarley RW, Tao R. Effects on serotonin of (-)nicotine and dimethylphenylpiperazinium in the dorsal raphe and nucleus accumbens of freely behaving rats. Neuroscience. 2005; 135(3):949-58. PMID: 16154286.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  49. McKenna JT, Vertes RP. Afferent projections to nucleus reuniens of the thalamus. J Comp Neurol. 2004 Dec 06; 480(2):115-42. PMID: 15514932.
    Citations: 87     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  50. McKenna JT, Dauphin LJ, Mulkern KJ, Stronge AM, McCarley RE, Strecker RE. Sleep Research Online. Nocturnal elevation of extracellular adenosine in the rat basal forebrain. 2003; (5):155-160.
  51. McKenna JT, Vertes RP. Collateral projections from the median raphe nucleus to the medial septum and hippocampus. Brain Res Bull. 2001 Apr; 54(6):619-30. PMID: 11403988.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  52. McKenna JT. Doctoral dissertation - A Neuroanatomical Investigation of the Median Raphe Nucleus, Supramammillary Nucleus, and Nucleus Reuniens: Possible Implications for the Modulation of the Hippocampal EEG - Vertes RP, advisor. 2001.
  53. Vertes RP, McKenna JT. Collateral projections from the supramammillary nucleus to the medial septum and hippocampus. Synapse. 2000 Dec 01; 38(3):281-93. PMID: 11020231.
    Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
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