Kimberly S. Gannon

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Mice of 129/J and C57BL/6J inbred strains received two-bottle, 48-h preference tests of NaCl solutions vs. distilled water. 129/J mice exhibited a greater preference for 0.08 M NaCl than did C57BL/6J mice. To determine if this strain difference was mediated by taste, the integrated neural responses of the chorda tympani nerve to a concentration range of(More)
A detailed description of the increased intake of water and 0.5 M NaCl solution by rats after colloid-induced hypovolemia was obtained by measuring drinking activity every 6 s for 23 h. After an initial phase of largely single-bout water drinking that reflected hypovolemic thirst, there was a marked increase in saline drinking in multiple-bout episodes.(More)
Accumulating evidence indicates that schizophrenia and autism spectrum disorder patients are marked by cognitive deficits in working memory and strategy switching. There is accumulating evidence that 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT)6 receptors may serve as a useful target to improve cognitive functioning. In the present experiments, the novel 5-HT6 antagonist,(More)
A system for long-term monitoring of mouse eating and drinking behavior with 6-s resolution is described. The apparatus utilizes infrared beams to monitor activity at a single feeding port and electronic contact detector circuitry to record individual licks at two drinking ports. Eight SWR/J mice were monitored using this system and data from the last day(More)
Changes in preference for sweet tasting solutions have previously been reported in diabetic rats. The present study was designed to use detailed analyses of drinking patterns to investigate changes in sweet taste perception in rats made diabetic with a streptozotocin (SZ) injection and tested with saccharin and a broad range of sucrose concentrations.(More)
To address the development of early anxiety disorders across the lifespan, the High USV line of rats was bred based on rates of infant ultrasonic vocalization in the 40-50 kHz range of predominant frequencies (USV) to maternal separation at postnatal day (P) 10. In this study, rates of USV in High line infants (pups: Postnatal Day 11+/-1) were compared to(More)
A detailed description of the increased intake of 0.5 M NaCl solution by rats after systemic treatment with desoxycorticosterone acetate (DOCA) or after adrenalectomy was obtained by measuring feeding and drinking activity every 6 s for 23 h. In both models of salt appetite, the induced increase in saline intake occurred mostly at night and in close(More)
Ten SW.B6 SOA nontaster strains congenic with the SWR/J SOA taster inbred strain were bred via repeated backcross-intercross cycles, with selection for nontasting in each cycle. Preference ratio distributions and phenotypic proportions across cycles at 0.1 mM SOA were consistent with monogenic predictions. The SW.B6 mice completed a congenic quartet with(More)
SWR/J inbred mice (Tasters) reliably avoid, whereas C57BL/6J inbred mice (Nontasters) are indifferent to, sucrose octaacetate (SOA) at certain concentrations. From these strains we have developed a set of bilineal congenic Taster mice. Approximately 4000 mice, from 2 isogenic and 12 segregating generations, were tested in a program designed to evaluate(More)
Three experiments investigated the genetic underpinnings of the sucrose octaacetate (SOA) avoidance-indifference dimorphism that exists among outbred CFW mice. In the first experiment, results from 687 subjects across three generations of segregation were consistent with predictions from a single-autosomal, two-allele model, with dominance for the avoidance(More)
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