This collection includes publications from many different campus departments, centers, and units to highlight the University of Montana's Brain Initiative. The UM Brain Initiative brings neuroscience to the spotlight as a common thread that links scholarly research, education, and community outreach to increase an awareness of brain-related advances at the University of Montana.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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PHYSICO-CHEMICAL STUDIES OF THE VESICULAR GLUTAMATE TRANSPORTER 1 (VGLUT1), Jing Guo

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Mass Spectrometric Characterization and Fluorophore-Assisted Light Inactivation of Human Excitatory Amino Acid Transporter, Ran Ye

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Novel roles of the endocannabinoid system in modulating synaptic plasticity, Alicia Ninet Angell

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OXIDATIVE STRESS AND THE GUANOSINE NUCLEOTIDE TRIPHOSPHATE POOL: IMPLICATIONS FOR A BIOMARKER AND MECHANISM OF IMPAIRED CELL FUNCTION, Celeste Maree Bolin

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The vesicular glutamate transporter (VGLUT): heterologous expression, proteoliposome, computational and mass spectral studies, Chih-Kai Chao

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Probing Structural Differences of Recombinant Prion Isoforms Using Fluorescence Spectroscopy, Jessica Louise Gilbert

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ACUTE CELLULAR UPTAKE OF ABNORMAL PRION PROTEIN IS CELL TYPE AND SCRAPIE STRAIN INDEPENDENT, Christopher Scott Greil

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Repetition Priming and Anomia: An Investigation of Stimulus Dosage, Catherine A. Off

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Neurovirulence of Polytropic Murine Retrovirus Is Influenced by Two Separate Regions on Opposite Sides of the Envelope Protein Receptor Binding Domain, Karin E. Peterson, Susan Pourciau, Min Du, Rachel LaCasse, Melissa Pathmajeyan, David J. Poulsen, Mavis Agbandje-McKenna, Kathy Wehrly, and Bruce Chesebro

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Chronic low-level Pb exposure during development alters proteins involved in energy metabolism in auditory neurons of the brainstem, John Prins

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Pharmacological Modeling and Regulation of Excitatory Amino Acid Transporters (EAATs), Shailesh Ramjilal Agarwal

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Memory for Complex Pictures: Development and Validation of Digit Test of Effort, John W. DenBoer

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CHRONIC LOW-LEVEL LEAD EXPOSURE AFFECTS THE MONOAMINERGIC SYSTEM IN THE MOUSE SUPERIOR OLIVARY COMPLEX, Tyler John Fortune

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The Glutamate and Chloride Permeation Pathways Are Colocalized in Individual Neuronal Glutamate Transporter Subunits, Gregory Patrick Leary, Emily F. Stone, David Charles Holley, and Michael Kavanaugh

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Probing Isoforms of the Prion Protein through Tyrosine Nitration, Christopher William Lennon

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Effects of Voluntary Breathing on Force Responses to Electrical Stimulation (ES) of Finger Extensors : A Pilot Study, Shang Li, W. H. Park, Elizabeth Ikeda, and Charles Leonard

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Neuropsychological Correlates of Borderline Personality Disorder, Christopher S. Miller

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Elucidation of the Specificity of Neuroactive Steroids and Related Compounds at the at the Vesicular Glutamate Transporter, Wesley Edward Smith

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Mathematics Education and Neurosciences: Relating Spatial Structures to the Development of Spatial Sense and Number Sense, Fenna van Nes and Jan de Lange

Submissions from 2006

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Myotonometric Measurements of Muscle during Changes in Gravitational Forces, Charles Leonard, Daniel L. Feeback, James Sykes, and Eric Kruger

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CORRELATION BETWEEN IMPAIRMENT AND MOTOR PERFORMANCE DURING REACHING TASKS IN SUBJECTS WITH SPASTIC HEMIPARESIS, Charles Leonard, Kelsey A. Gardipee, Jennifer R. Koontz, John-Henry Anderson, and Scott A. Wilkins

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APPL1 Associates with TrkA and GIPC1 and is Required for Nerve Growth Factor-Mediated Signal Transduction, D. C. Lin, C. Quevedo, N. E. Brewer, A. Bell, J. R. Testa, Mark L. Grimes, F. D. Miller, and D. R. Kaplan

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A 3-Dimensional Evaluation of Wing Movement in Ground Birds During Flap-Running and Level Flight: An Otogenetic Study, Paolo Stefano Segre

Submissions from 2005

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A Dynamic Duo: Emotion and Development (Commentary on M.D. Lewis, A Dynamic Systems Approach to Emotion), Arlene S. Walker-Andrews and Jeannette Haviland-Jones

Submissions from 2004

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Fluorometric measurements of conformational changes in glutamate transporters, H. Peter Larsson, Anastassios V. Tzingounis, Hans-Peter Koch, and Michael Kavanaugh

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Comparison of Surface Electromyography and Myotonometric Measurements during Voluntary Isometric Contractions, Charles Leonard, Jason S. Brown, Timothy R. Price, Susan A. Queen, and Eugene L. Mikhailenok

Submissions from 2002

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Dynamic Equilibrium between Coupled and Uncoupled Modes of a Neuronal Glutamate Transporter, Lars Borre, Michael Kavanaugh, and Baruch I. Kanner

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Glutamine Uptake by Neurons: Interaction of Protons with System A Transporters, Farrukh A. Chaudhry, Dietmar Schmitz, Richard J. Reimer, Peter Larsson, Andrew T. Gray, Roger Nicoll, Michael Kavanaugh, and Robert H. Edwards

Submissions from 2001

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Examination and Management of Spasticity and Weakness, Charles Leonard

Submissions from 2000

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Arginine 447 Plays a Pivotal Role in Substrate Interactions in a Neuronal Glutamate Transporter, Annie Bendahan, Ayelet Armon, Navid Madani, Michael Kavanaugh, and Baruch I. Kanner

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Pentameric assembly of a neuronal glutamate transporter, Sepehr Eskandari, Michael Kreman, Michael Kavanaugh, Ernest M. Wright, and Guido A. Zampighi

Submissions from 1999

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Subcortical Lesions and Language: A Conversational Discourse Analysis, Catherine A. Off

Books from 1998

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Research View, November/December 1998

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Excitatory Amino Acid Transporters of the Salamander Retina: Identification, Localization, and Function, Scott Eliasof, Jeffrey L. Arriza, Barbara H. Leighton, Michael Kavanaugh, and Susan G. Amara

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Neurotransmitter transport: Models in flux, Michael Kavanaugh

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Arachidonic Acid Activates a Proton Current in the Rat Glutamate Transporter EAAT4, Anastassios V. Tzingounis, Chien-Liang Lin, Jeffrey D. Rothstein, and Michael Kavanaugh

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Asymmetrical Force Production in the Maneuvering Flight of Pigeons, Douglas R. Warrick, Kenneth P. Dial, and Andrew A. Biewener

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Molecular determinant of ion selectivity of a (Na+ + K+)-coupled rat brain glutamate transporter, Yumin Zhang, Annie Bendahan, Ruth Zarbiv, Michael Kavanaugh, and Baruch I. Kanner

Submissions from 1997

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Excitatory amino acid transporter 5, a retinal glutamate transporter coupled to a chloride conductance, Jeffrey L. Arriza, Scott Eliasof, Michael Kavanaugh, and Susan G. Amara

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Tyrosine 140 of the γ-Aminobutyric Acid Transporter GAT-1 Plays a Critical Role in Neurotransmitter Recognition, Yona Bismuth, Michael Kavanaugh, and Baruch I. Kanner

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Mutation of an Amino Acid Residue Influencing Potassium Coupling in the Glutamate Transporter GLT-1 Induces Obligate Exchange, Michael Kavanaugh, Annie Bendahan, Noa Zerangue, Yumin Zhang, and Baruch I. Kanner

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Antagonist Muscle Inhibition During Voluntary And Automatic Movements: Implications For Clinical Intervention, Charles Leonard, Charles Leonard, T. Matsumoto, P. M. Diedrich, and J. A. McMillan

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Multiple Ionic Conductances of the Human Dopamine Transporter: The Actions of Dopamine and Psychostimulants, Mark S. Sonders, Si-Jia Zhu, Nancy R. Zahniser, Michael Kavanaugh, and Susan G. Amara

Submissions from 1995

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Afferent Convergence from Divergent Sources Appears to Enhance the Spastic Patient's Ability to Inhibit Antagonist Motoneurons During an Agonist Contraction, Charles Leonard, P. M. Diedrich, T. Matsumoto, and G. Kerr

Submissions from 1994

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Functional comparisons of three glutamate transporter subtypes cloned from human motor cortex, Jeffrey L. Arriza, Wendy A. Fairman, Jacques I. Wadiche, Geoffrey H. Murdoch, Michael Kavanaugh, and Susan G. Amara

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Cell-surface receptors for gibbon ape leukemia virus and amphotropic murine retrovirus are inducible sodium-dependent phosphate symporters, Michael Kavanaugh, Daniel G. Miller, Weibin Zhang, Wendy Law, Susan L. Kozak, David Kabat, and A. Dusty Miller

Submissions from 1990

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Management of Swallowing Disorders: A Program for Professionals Working in Rural Areas, Kathleen D. Sims MCSD/CCC-SLP; Sue Reinsel-Garcia OTR/L; Kathy M. Love MA/CCC-SLP; Elizabeth Kohler Ed.D., O.T.R.; and University of Montana Rural Institute