Bennett Kelley-Bell

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Mounting evidence linking epigenetic regulation to memory-related synaptic plasticity raises the possibility that altered chromatin modification dynamics might contribute to age-dependent cognitive decline. Here we show that the coordinated orchestration of both baseline and experience-dependent epigenetic regulation seen in the young adult hippocampus is(More)
Parkinson's disease (PD), an age-related movement disorder, is characterized by severe catecholaminergic neuron loss in the substantia nigra pars compacta (SN(PC))-ventral tegmental area (VTA) and locus coeruleus (LC). To assess the stability of these central catecholaminergic neurons following an acute episode of severe inflammation, 6 to 22 month old(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies have shown that cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibition with the drugs sildenafil and vardenafil can enhance spatial performance and object recognition in rodent models of learning and memory. OBJECTIVE We review recent studies on PDE5 inhibition and report novel data that specifically tests the systemic(More)
Converging results link histone acetylation dynamics to hippocampus-dependent memory, including evidence that histone deacetylase inhibitor (HDACi) administration enhances long-term memory. Previously, we demonstrated that aging disrupts the coordinated epigenetic response to recent experience observed in the young adult hippocampus. Here, we extended that(More)
Some patients experience enduring cognitive impairment after cancer treatment, a condition termed "chemofog". Animal models allow assessment of chemotherapy effects on learning and memory per se, independent of changes due to cancer itself or associated health consequences such as depression. The present study examined the long-term learning and memory(More)
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