Helen M Kamens, PhD

    • 729 Citations
    • 17 h-Index
    20042019
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    Research Output 2004 2019

    • 729 Citations
    • 17 h-Index
    • 33 Article
    • 2 Comment/debate
    • 2 Editorial
    • 2 Review article
    2019
    Inbred DBA Mouse
    Nicotine
    Publications
    corrigendum

    Early-adolescent male C57BL/6J and DBA/2J mice display reduced sensitivity to acute nicotine administration

    Miller, C. N., Caruso, M. J. & Kamens, H. M., Jan 18 2019, In : Neuroscience letters. 690, p. 151-157 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Inbred DBA Mouse
    Nicotine
    Induced Hypothermia
    Hypothermia
    Intraperitoneal Injections

    Reduced Expression of Ethanol Sensitization by a3ß4 Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors in DBA/2J Mice

    Miller, C. N. & Kamens, H. M., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Experimental and clinical psychopharmacology.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Inbred DBA Mouse
    Nicotinic Receptors
    Ethanol
    Alcohols
    Therapeutic Uses
    1 Citation (Scopus)

    The α3β4 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor antagonist 18-Methoxycoronaridine decreases binge-like ethanol consumption in adult C57BL/6J mice

    Miller, C. N., Ruggery, C. & Kamens, H. M., Sep 1 2019, In : Alcohol. 79, p. 1-6 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Nicotinic Receptors
    Cholinergic Antagonists
    Inbred C57BL Mouse
    Ethanol
    alcohol
    2018
    6 Citations (Scopus)

    Adolescent chronic variable social stress influences exploratory behavior and nicotine responses in male, but not female, BALB/cJ mice

    Caruso, M. J., Reiss, D. E., Caulfield, J. I., Thomas, J. L., Baker, A. N., Cavigelli, S. A. & Kamens, H. M., Apr 2018, In : Brain Research Bulletin. 138, p. 37-49 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Exploratory Behavior
    Nicotine
    Locomotion
    Anxiety
    Corticosterone
    7 Citations (Scopus)

    Adolescent Social Stress Increases Anxiety-like Behavior and Alters Synaptic Transmission, Without Influencing Nicotine Responses, in a Sex-Dependent Manner

    Caruso, M. J., Crowley, N., Reiss, D. E., Caulfield, J. I., Luscher, B., Cavigelli, S. A. & Kamens, H. M., Mar 1 2018, In : Neuroscience. 373, p. 182-198 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Nicotine
    Synaptic Transmission
    Nucleus Accumbens
    Anxiety
    Prefrontal Cortex
    6 Citations (Scopus)

    Adolescent social stress increases anxiety-like behavior and ethanol consumption in adult male and female C57BL/6J mice

    Caruso, M. J., Seemiller, L. R., Fetherston, T. B., Miller, C. N., Reiss, D. E., Cavigelli, S. A. & Kamens, H. M., Dec 1 2018, In : Scientific reports. 8, 1, 10040.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Inbred C57BL Mouse
    Ethanol
    Anxiety
    Mood Disorders
    Alcohol-Induced Disorders
    3 Citations (Scopus)

    The influence of adolescent nicotine exposure on ethanol intake and brain gene expression

    Silva, C. P., Horton, W. J., Caruso, M. J., Sebastian, A., Klein, L. C., Albert, I. & Kamens, H. M., Jun 2018, In : PloS one. 13, 6, e0198935.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    nicotine
    Nicotine
    Gene expression
    Brain
    Ethanol
    3 Citations (Scopus)

    Varenicline modulates ethanol and saccharin consumption in adolescent male and female C57BL/6J mice

    Kamens, H. M., Silva, C., Peck, C. & Miller, C. N., Apr 1 2018, In : Brain Research Bulletin. 138, p. 20-25 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Saccharin
    Inbred C57BL Mouse
    Ethanol
    Nicotinic Receptors
    Ataxia
    2017
    9 Citations (Scopus)
    Rodentia
    Adrenal Cortex Hormones
    Anxiety
    Depression
    Social Isolation
    4 Citations (Scopus)

    No evidence of a role of the β4 subunit of the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor in alcohol-related behaviors

    Kamens, H. M., Silva, C., McCarthy, R., Cox, R. J. & Ehringer, M. A., Apr 5 2017, In : BMC Research Notes. 10, 1, 151.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Nicotinic Receptors
    Ethanol
    Alcohols
    Ataxia
    Chromosomes
    3 Citations (Scopus)

    α6β2 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors influence locomotor activity and ethanol consumption

    Kamens, H. M., Peck, C., Garrity, C., Gechlik, A., Jenkins, B. C. & Rajan, A., Jun 2017, In : Alcohol. 61, p. 43-49 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Nicotinic Receptors
    Locomotion
    Ethanol
    animal
    adolescent
    2016
    44 Citations (Scopus)

    Association of the OPRM1 Variant rs1799971 (A118G) with Non-Specific Liability to Substance Dependence in a Collaborative de novo Meta-Analysis of European-Ancestry Cohorts

    Schwantes-An, T. H., Zhang, J., Chen, L. S., Hartz, S. M., Culverhouse, R. C., Chen, X., Coon, H., Frank, J., Kamens, H. M., Konte, B., Kovanen, L., Latvala, A., Legrand, L. N., Maher, B. S., Melroy, W. E., Nelson, E. C., Reid, M. W., Robinson, J. D., Shen, P. H., Yang, B. Z. & 90 others, Andrews, J. A., Aveyard, P., Beltcheva, O., Brown, S. A., Cannon, D. S., Cichon, S., Corley, R. P., Dahmen, N., Degenhardt, L., Foroud, T., Gaebel, W., Giegling, I., Glatt, S. J., Grucza, R. A., Hardin, J., Hartmann, A. M., Heath, A. C., Herms, S., Hodgkinson, C. A., Hoffmann, P., Hops, H., Huizinga, D., Ising, M., Johnson, E. O., Johnstone, E., Kaneva, R. P., Kendler, K. S., Kiefer, F., Kranzler, H. R., Krauter, K. S., Levran, O., Lucae, S., Lynskey, M. T., Maier, W., Mann, K., Martin, N. G., Mattheisen, M., Montgomery, G. W., Müller-Myhsok, B., Murphy, M. F., Neale, M. C., Nikolov, M. A., Nishita, D., Nöthen, M. M., Nurnberger, J., Partonen, T., Pergadia, M. L., Reynolds, M., Ridinger, M., Rose, R. J., Rouvinen-Lagerström, N., Scherbaum, N., Schmäl, C., Soyka, M., Stallings, M. C., Steffens, M., Treutlein, J., Tsuang, M., Wall, T. L., Wodarz, N., Yuferov, V., Zill, P., Bergen, A. W., Chen, J., Cinciripini, P. M., Edenberg, H. J., Ehringer, M. A., Ferrell, R. E., Gelernter, J., Goldman, D., Hewitt, J. K., Hopfer, C. J., Iacono, W. G., Kaprio, J., Kreek, M. J., Kremensky, I. M., Madden, P. A. F., McGue, M., Munafò, M. R., Philibert, R. A., Rietschel, M., Roy, A., Rujescu, D., Saarikoski, S. T., Swan, G. E., Todorov, A. A., Vanyukov, M. M., Weiss, R. B., Bierut, L. J. & Saccone, N. L., Mar 1 2016, In : Behavior Genetics. 46, 2, p. 151-169 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    substance abuse
    meta-analysis
    liability
    ancestry
    Substance-Related Disorders
    1 Citation (Scopus)

    Evidence for Association Between Low Frequency Variants in CHRNA6/CHRNB3 and Antisocial Drug Dependence

    Kamens, H. M., Corley, R. P., Richmond, P. A., Darlington, T. M., Dowell, R., Hopfer, C. J., Stallings, M. C., Hewitt, J. K., Brown, S. A. & Ehringer, M. A., Sep 1 2016, In : Behavior Genetics. 46, 5, p. 693-704 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    drug abuse
    Substance-Related Disorders
    drug
    gene
    Genes
    10 Citations (Scopus)
    Nicotinic Receptors
    Nicotine
    Reward
    Ethanol
    epibatidine

    Test for association of common variants in GRM7 with alcohol consumption

    Melroy-Greif, W. E., Vadasz, C., Kamens, H. M., McQueen, M. B., Corley, R. P., Stallings, M. C., Hopfer, C. J., Krauter, K. S., Brown, S. A., Hewitt, J. K. & Ehringer, M. A., Sep 1 2016, In : Alcohol. 55, p. 43-50 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    alcohol consumption
    Alcohol Drinking
    drug dependence
    Genes
    Substance-Related Disorders
    2015
    11 Citations (Scopus)

    The β3 subunit of the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor: Modulation of gene expression and nicotine consumption

    Kamens, H. M., Miyamoto, J., Powers, M. S., Ro, K., Soto, M., Cox, R., Stitzel, J. A. & Ehringer, M. A., Dec 1 2015, In : Neuropharmacology. 99, p. 639-649 11 p., 5981.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Nicotinic Receptors
    Nicotine
    Gene Expression
    Haplotypes
    Single Nucleotide Polymorphism
    2014
    12 Citations (Scopus)

    Examination of genetic variation in GABRA2 with conduct disorder and alcohol abuse and dependence in a longitudinal study

    Melroy, W. E., Stephens, S. H., Sakai, J. T., Kamens, H. M., McQueen, M. B., Corley, R. P., Stallings, M. C., Hopfer, C. J., Krauter, K. S., Brown, S. A., Hewitt, J. K. & Ehringer, M. A., Jan 1 2014, In : Behavior Genetics. 44, 4, p. 356-367 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Conduct Disorder
    GABA Receptors
    alcohol abuse
    longitudinal studies
    Alcoholism
    2013
    18 Citations (Scopus)

    Nominal association with CHRNA4 variants and nicotine dependence

    Kamens, H. M., Corley, R. P., Mcqueen, M. B., Stallings, M. C., Hopfer, C. J., Crowley, T. J., Brown, S. A., Hewitt, J. K. & Ehringer, M. A., Apr 1 2013, In : Genes, Brain and Behavior. 12, 3, p. 297-304 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Tobacco Use Disorder
    Nicotinic Receptors
    Substance-Related Disorders
    Nicotine
    Single Nucleotide Polymorphism
    2012
    26 Citations (Scopus)

    The α6 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor subunit influences ethanol-induced sedation

    Kamens, H. M., Hoft, N. R., Cox, R. J., Miyamoto, J. H. & Ehringer, M. A., Aug 1 2012, In : Alcohol. 46, 5, p. 463-471 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Nicotinic Receptors
    Ethanol
    animal
    alcohol
    Genes
    2011

    Mutational load analysis of unrelated individuals

    Howrigan, D. P., Simonson, M. A., Kamens, H. M., Stephens, S. H., Wills, A. G., Ehringer, M. A., Keller, M. C. & McQueen, M. B., Nov 29 2011, In : BMC Proceedings. 5 Suppl 9, p. S55

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Genes
    Alleles
    Polymorphism
    Gene Frequency
    Single Nucleotide Polymorphism
    2010
    37 Citations (Scopus)

    Effects of galanin on monoaminergic systems and HPA axis: Potential mechanisms underlying the effects of galanin on addiction- and stress-related behaviors

    Picciotto, M. R., Brabant, C., Einstein, E. B., Kamens, H. M. & Neugebauer, N. M., Feb 16 2010, In : Brain research. 1314, p. 206-218 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Galanin
    Galanin Receptors
    Pharmaceutical Preparations
    Street Drugs
    Brain
    82 Citations (Scopus)

    Modulation of ethanol consumption by genetic and pharmacological manipulation of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in mice

    Kamens, H. M., Andersen, J. & Picciotto, M. R., Mar 1 2010, In : Psychopharmacology. 208, 4, p. 613-626 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Nicotinic Receptors
    Ethanol
    Pharmacology
    Nicotine
    Saccharin
    14 Citations (Scopus)

    Repeated ethanol administration modifies the temporal structure of sucrose intake patterns in mice: Effects associated with behavioral sensitization

    Pastor, R., Kamens, H. M., McKinnon, C. S., Ford, M. M. & Phillips, T. J., Jan 1 2010, In : Addiction Biology. 15, 3, p. 324-335 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Sucrose
    Ethanol
    Pharmaceutical Preparations
    GABA-B Receptors
    Aminobutyrates
    24 Citations (Scopus)
    Nicotinic Receptors
    Hypnotics and Sedatives
    Inbred C57BL Mouse
    Ethanol
    Locomotion
    2009

    Alcohol genetics. Introduction.

    Kliethermes, C. L. & Kamens, H. M., Aug 1 2009, In : Genes, brain, and behavior. 8, 6, 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

    Brain Chemistry
    Alcohol-Related Disorders
    Animal Disease Models
    Alcohols
    Phenotype
    25 Citations (Scopus)

    Effects of galanin on cocaine-mediated conditioned place preference and ERK signaling in mice

    Narasimhaiah, R., Kamens, H. M. & Picciotto, M. R., May 1 2009, In : Psychopharmacology. 204, 1, p. 95-102 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Galanin
    Extracellular Signal-Regulated MAP Kinases
    Cocaine
    Galanin Receptors
    Ventral Tegmental Area

    Erratum: Thαe 3 subunit gene of the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor is a candidate gene for ethanol stimulation (Genes, Brain and Behavior (2008) (DOI: 10.1111/j.1601-183X.2008.00444.x))

    Kamens, H. M., McKinnon, C. S., Li, N., Helms, M. L., Belknap, J. K. & Phillips, T. J., Aug 1 2009, In : Genes, Brain and Behavior. 8, 6, 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

    Nicotinic Receptors
    Ethanol
    Brain
    Genes

    Introduction

    Kliethermes, C. L. & Kamens, H. M., Aug 1 2009, In : Genes, Brain and Behavior. 8, 6, 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

    18 Citations (Scopus)

    The α3 subunit gene of the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor is a candidate gene for ethanol stimulation

    Kamens, H. M., McKinnon, C. S., Li, N., Helms, M. L., Belknap, J. K. & Phillips, T. J., Aug 2009, In : Genes, Brain and Behavior. 8, 6, p. 600-609 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Nicotinic Receptors
    Ethanol
    Genes
    Chromosomes, Human, Pair 9
    Congenic Mice
    2008
    39 Citations (Scopus)
    Methamphetamine
    Nicotinic Receptors
    Cholinergic Receptors
    Cocaine
    Ethanol
    34 Citations (Scopus)

    Behavioral genetic contributions to the study of addiction-related amphetamine effects

    Phillips, T. J., Kamens, H. M. & Wheeler, J. M., Jan 21 2008, In : Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. 32, 4, p. 707-759 53 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Amphetamine-Related Disorders
    Behavioral Genetics
    Amphetamine
    Amphetamines
    Gene Knockout Techniques
    2007
    20 Citations (Scopus)

    Drug reward and intake in lines of mice selectively bred for divergent exploration of a hole board apparatus

    Kliethermes, C. L., Kamens, H. M. & Crabbe, J. C., Oct 1 2007, In : Genes, Brain and Behavior. 6, 7, p. 608-618 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Exploratory Behavior
    Reward
    Pharmaceutical Preparations
    Substance-Related Disorders
    Dextroamphetamine
    29 Citations (Scopus)

    The parallel rod floor test: A measure of ataxia in mice

    Kamens, H. M. & Crabbe, J. C., Mar 1 2007, In : Nature Protocols. 2, 2, p. 277-281 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Ataxia
    Hypnotics and Sedatives
    Locomotion
    Animals
    Ethanol
    2006
    18 Citations (Scopus)

    Ethanol-related traits in mice selectively bred for differential sensitivity to methamphetamine-induced activation

    Kamens, H. M., Burkhart-Kasch, S., McKinnon, C. S., Li, N., Reed, C. & Phillips, T. J., Dec 1 2006, In : Behavioral Neuroscience. 120, 6, p. 1356-1366 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Methamphetamine
    Ethanol
    Drinking
    Endophenotypes
    Genes
    2005
    18 Citations (Scopus)

    Characterization of the parallel rod floor apparatus to test motor incoordination in mice

    Kamens, H. M., Phillips, T. J., Holstein, S. E. & Crabbe, J. C., Jun 1 2005, In : Genes, Brain and Behavior. 4, 4, p. 253-266 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Ataxia
    Ethanol
    Inbred Strains Mice
    Eating
    Alcohols
    80 Citations (Scopus)

    Gene expression differences in mice divergently selected for methamphetamine sensitivity

    Palmer, A. A., Verbitsky, M., Suresh, R., Kamens, H. M., Reed, C. L., Li, N., Burkhart-Kasch, S., McKinnon, C. S., Belknap, J. K., Gilliam, T. C. & Phillips, T. J., May 1 2005, In : Mammalian Genome. 16, 5, p. 291-305 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Methamphetamine
    Gene Expression
    Quantitative Trait Loci
    Casein Kinase Iepsilon
    Genes
    56 Citations (Scopus)

    Sensitivity to psychostimulants in mice bred for high and low stimulation to methamphetamine

    Kamens, H. M., Burkhart-Kasch, S., McKinnon, C. S., Li, N., Reed, C. & Phillips, T. J., Mar 1 2005, In : Genes, Brain and Behavior. 4, 2, p. 110-125 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Methamphetamine
    Cocaine
    Saccharin
    Self Administration
    Quinine
    2004
    69 Citations (Scopus)

    Sex differences in voluntary oral nicotine consumption by adolescent mice: A dose-response experiment

    Klein, L. C., Stine, M. M., Vandenbergh, D. J., Whetzel, C. A. & Kamens, H. M., May 1 2004, In : Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior. 78, 1, p. 13-25 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Nicotine
    Sex Characteristics
    Cotinine
    Experiments
    Saccharin