Alena Savonenko

Associate Professor

1990 …2019

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2019

Arc Oligomerization Is Regulated by CaMKII Phosphorylation of the GAG Domain: An Essential Mechanism for Plasticity and Memory Formation

Zhang, W., Chuang, Y. A., Na, Y., Ye, Z., Yang, L., Lin, R., Zhou, J., Wu, J., Qiu, J., Savonenko, A., Leahy, D. J., Huganir, R., Linden, D. J. & Worley, P. F., Jul 11 2019, In : Molecular cell. 75, 1, p. 13-25.e5

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PET imaging of microglia by targeting macrophage colony-stimulating factor 1 receptor (CSF1R)

Horti, A., Naik, R., Foss, C., Minn, I., Misheneva, V., Du, Y., Wang, Y., Mathews, W. B., Wu, Y., Hall, A., LaCourse, C., Ahn, H. H., Nam, H., Lesniak, W., Valentine, H., Pletnikova, O., Troncoso, J. C., Smith, M. D., Calabresi, P., Savonenko, A. & 3 others, Dannals, R. F., Pletnikov, M. & Pomper, M. G., Jan 29 2019, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 116, 5, p. 1686-1691 6 p.

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Tau is required for progressive synaptic and memory deficits in a transgenic mouse model of α-synucleinopathy

Singh, B., Covelo, A., Martell-Martínez, H., Nanclares, C., Sherman, M. A., Okematti, E., Meints, J., Teravskis, P. J., Gallardo, C., Savonenko, A., Benneyworth, M. A., Lesné, S. E., Liao, D., Araque, A. & Lee, M. K., Jan 1 2019, In : Acta neuropathologica.

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2017

Association between serotonin denervation and resting-state functional connectivity in mild cognitive impairment

Barrett, F., Workman, C. I., Sair, H., Savonenko, A., Kraut, M. A., Sodums, D. J., Joo, J. H., Nassery, N., Marano, C. M., Munro, C., Brandt, J., Zhou, Y., Wong, D. F. & Smith, G., 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Human Brain Mapping.

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Intranasal post-cardiac arrest treatment with orexin-A facilitates arousal from coma and ameliorates neuroinflammation

Modi, H. R., Wang, Q., Sahithi, G. D., Sherman, D., Greenwald, E., Savonenko, A., Geocadin, R. & Thakor, N. V., Sep 1 2017, In : PLoS One. 12, 9, e0182707.

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Molecular imaging of serotonin degeneration in mild cognitive impairment

Smith, G., Barrett, F., Joo, J. H., Nassery, N., Savonenko, A., Sodums, D. J., Marano, C. M., Munro, C., Brandt, J., Kraut, M. A., Zhou, Y., Wong, D. F. & Workman, C. I., Sep 1 2017, In : Neurobiology of Disease. 105, p. 33-41 9 p.

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2016

Sex-related dimorphism in dentate gyrus atrophy and behavioral phenotypes in an inducible tTa: APPsi transgenic model of Alzheimer's disease

Melnikova, T., Park, D. M., Becker, L., Lee, D., Cho, E., Sayyida, N., Tian, J., Bandeen Roche, K. J., Borchelt, D. R. & Savonenko, A., Dec 1 2016, In : Neurobiology of Disease. 96, p. 171-185 15 p.

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2015

Cannabinoid CB2 receptors in a mouse model of Aβ amyloidosis: Immunohistochemical analysis and suitability as a PET biomarker of neuroinflammation

Savonenko, A., Melnikova, T., Wang, Y., Ravert, H., Gao, Y., Koppel, J., Lee, D., Pletnikova, O., Cho, E., Sayyida, N., Hiatt, A., Troncoso, J. C., Davies, P., Dannals, R. F., Pomper, M. G. & Horti, A., Jun 18 2015, In : PLoS One. 10, 6, e0129618.

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Erratum: Retraction notice to: Enhanced polyubiquitination of Shank3 and NMDA receptor in a mouse model of autism

Bangash, M. A., Park, J. M., Melnikova, T., Wang, D., Jeon, S. K., Lee, D., Syeda, S., Kim, J., Kouser, M., Schwartz, J., Cui, Y., Zhao, X., Speed, H. E., Kee, S. E., Tu, J. C., Hu, J. H., Petralia, R. S., Linden, D. J., Powell, C. M., Savonenko, A. & 2 others, Xiao, B. & Worley, P. F., Jan 7 2013, In : Cell. 152, 1-2, p. 367 1 p.

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Reversible pathologic and cognitive phenotypes in an inducible model of Alzheimer-amyloidosis

Melnikova, T., Fromholt, S., Kim, H., Lee, D., Xu, G., Price, A., Moore, B. D., Golde, T. E., Felsenstein, K. M., Savonenko, A. & Borchelt, D. R., Feb 27 2013, In : Journal of Neuroscience. 33, 9, p. 3765-3779 15 p.

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Treatment with bexarotene, a compound that increases apolipoprotein-E, provides no cognitive benefit in mutant APP/PS1 mice

Laclair, K. D., Manaye, K. F., Lee, D. L., Allard, J. S., Savonenko, A., Troncoso, J. C. & Wong, P. C., 2013, In : Molecular Neurodegeneration. 8, 1, 18.

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2012

Alzheimer's therapeutics: Translation of preclinical science to clinical drug development

Savonenko, A., Melnikova, T., Hiatt, A., Li, T., Worley, P. F., Troncoso, J. C., Wong, P. C. & Price, D. L., Jan 2012, In : Neuropsychopharmacology. 37, 1, p. 261-277 17 p.

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2011

A mouse model of blast injury to brain: Initial pathological, neuropathological, and behavioral characterization

Koliatsos, V. E., Cernak, I., Xu, L., Song, Y., Savonenko, A., Crain, B. J., Eberhart, C. G., Frangakis, C., Melnikova, T., Kim, H. & Lee, D., May 2011, In : Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology. 70, 5, p. 399-416 18 p.

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Enhanced polyubiquitination of shank3 and NMDA receptor in a mouse model of autism

Bangash, M. A., Park, J. M., Melnikova, T., Wang, D., Jeon, S. K., Lee, D., Syeda, S., Kim, J., Kouser, M., Schwartz, J., Cui, Y., Zhao, X., Speed, H. E., Kee, S. E., Tu, J. C., Hu, J. H., Petralia, R. S., Linden, D. J., Powell, C. M., Savonenko, A. & 2 others, Xiao, B. & Worley, P. F., May 27 2011, In : Cell. 145, 5, p. 758-772 15 p.

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2010

Inhibition of neutral sphingomyelinase-2 perturbs brain sphingolipid balance and spatial memory in mice

Tabatadze, N., Savonenko, A., Song, H., Bandaru, V. V. R., Chu, M. & Haughey, N., Oct 2010, In : Journal of Neuroscience Research. 88, 13, p. 2940-2951 12 p.

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Modeling an anti-amyloid combination therapy for Alzheimer's disease

Chow, V. W., Savonenko, A., Melnikova, T., Kim, H., Price, D. L., Li, T. & Wong, P. C., 2010, In : Science Translational Medicine. 2, 13

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Partial depletion of CREB-binding protein reduces life expectancy in a mouse model of Huntington disease

Klevytska, A. M., Tebbenkamp, A. T. N., Savonenko, A. & Borchelt, D. R., Apr 2010, In : Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology. 69, 4, p. 396-404 9 p.

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Synthesis and biodistribution of [11C]A-836339, a new potential radioligand for PET imaging of cannabinoid type 2 receptors (CB2)

Horti, A., Gao, Y., Ravert, H. T., Finley, P., Valentine, H., Wong, D. F., Endres, C. J., Savonenko, A. & Dannals, R. F., Jul 15 2010, In : Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry. 18, 14, p. 5202-5207 6 p.

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2009

Amyloid precursor protein increases cortical neuron size in transgenic mice

Oh, E., Savonenko, A., King, J. F., Fangmark Tucker, S. M., Rudow, G. L., Xu, G., Borchelt, D. R. & Troncoso, J. C., Aug 2009, In : Neurobiology of Aging. 30, 8, p. 1238-1244 7 p.

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Impaired cognition, sensorimotor gating, and hippocampal long-term depression in mice lacking the prostaglandin E2 EP2 receptor

Savonenko, A., Munoz, P., Melnikova, T., Wang, Q., Liang, X., Breyer, R. M., Montine, T. J., Kirkwood, A. & Andreasson, K., May 2009, In : Experimental Neurology. 217, 1, p. 63-73 11 p.

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2008

Alteration of BACE1-dependent NRG1/ErbB4 signaling and schizophrenia-like phenotypes in BACE1-null mice

Savonenko, A., Melnikova, T., Laird, F. M., Stewart, K. A., Price, D. L. & Wong, P. C., Apr 8 2008, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 105, 14, p. 5585-5590 6 p.

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Amyloid pathology is associated with progressive monoaminergic neurodegeneration in a transgenic mouse model of Alzheimer's disease

Liu, Y., Yoo, M. J., Savonenko, A., Stirling, W., Price, D. L., Borchelt, D. R., Mamounas, L., Lyons, W. E., Blue, M. E. & Lee, M. K., Dec 17 2008, In : Journal of Neuroscience. 28, 51, p. 13805-13814 10 p.

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Chapter 5.5 Transgenic mouse models of Alzheimer's disease and episodic-like memory

Borchelt, D. R. & Savonenko, A., 2008, In : Handbook of Behavioral Neuroscience. 18, p. 553-573 21 p.

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Morphometry of the human substantia nigra in ageing and Parkinson's disease

Rudow, G., O'Brien, R., Savonenko, A., Resnick, S. M., Zonderman, A. B., Pletnikova, O., Marsh, L., Dawson, T. M., Crain, B. J., West, M. J. & Troncoso, J. C., Apr 2008, In : Acta Neuropathologica. 115, 4, p. 461-470 10 p.

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2007

Long-lasting cognitive injury in rats with apparent full gross neurological recovery after short-term cardiac arrest

Schreckinger, M., Geocadin, R., Savonenko, A., Yamashita, S., Melnikova, T., Thakor, N. V. & Hanley, D. F., Oct 2007, In : Resuscitation. 75, 1, p. 105-113 9 p.

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2006

Cycloxygenase-2 activity promotes cognitive deficits but not increased amyloid burden in a model of Alzheimer's disease in a sex-dimorphic pattern

Melnikova, T., Savonenko, A., Wang, Q., Liang, X., Hand, T., Wu, L., Kaufmann, W. E., Vehmas, A. & Andreasson, K. I., 2006, In : Neuroscience. 141, 3, p. 1149-1162 14 p.

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Increased estrogen receptor β expression correlates with decreased spine formation in the rat hippocampus

Szymczak, S., Kalita, K., Jaworski, J., Mioduszewska, B., Savonenko, A., Markowska, A., Merchenthaler, I. & Kaczmarek, L., 2006, In : Hippocampus. 16, 5, p. 453-463 11 p.

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2005

BACE1, a major determinant of selective vulnerability of the brain to amyloid-β amyloidogenesis, is essential for cognitive, emotional, and synaptic functions

Laird, F. M., Cai, H., Savonenko, A., Farah, M. H., He, K., Melnikova, T., Wen, H., Chiang, H. C., Xu, G., Koliatsos, V. E., Borchelt, D. R., Price, D. L., Lee, H-K. & Wong, P. C., Dec 14 2005, In : Journal of Neuroscience. 25, 50, p. 11693-11709 17 p.

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Environmental enrichment mitigates cognitive deficits in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease

Jankowsky, J. L., Melnikova, T., Fadale, D. J., Xu, G. M., Slunt, H. H., Gonzales, V., Younkin, L. H., Younkin, S. G., Borchelt, D. R. & Savonenko, A., May 25 2005, In : Journal of Neuroscience. 25, 21, p. 5217-5224 8 p.

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Episodic-like memory deficits in the APPswe/PS1dE9 mouse model of Alzheimer's disease: Relationships to β-amyloid deposition and neurotransmitter abnormalities

Savonenko, A., Xu, G. M., Melnikova, T., Morton, J. L., Gonzales, V., Wong, M. P. F., Price, D. L., Tang, F., Markowska, A. L. & Borchelt, D. R., Apr 2005, In : Neurobiology of Disease. 18, 3, p. 602-617 16 p.

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Persistent amyloidosis following suppression of Aβ production in a transgenic model of Alzheimer disease

Jankowsky, J. L., Slunt, H. H., Gonzales, V., Savonenko, A., Wen, J. C., Jenkins, N. A., Copeland, N. G., Younkin, L. H., Lester, H. A., Younkin, S. G. & Borchelt, D. R., Dec 2005, In : PLoS Medicine. 2, 12, p. 1318-1333 16 p., e355.

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Role of Alzheimer's disease models in designing and testing experimental therapeutics

Savonenko, A., Laird, F. M., Troncoso, J. C., Wong, P. C. & Price, D. L., 2005, In : Drug Discovery Today: Disease Models. 2, 4, p. 305-312 8 p.

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2004

Environmental, pharmacological, and genetic modulation of the HD phenotype in transgenic mice

Schilling, G., Savonenko, A., Coonfield, M. L., Morton, J. L., Vorovich, E., Gale, A., Neslon, C., Chan, N., Eaton, M., Fromholt, D., Ross, C. A. & Borchelt, D. R., May 2004, In : Experimental Neurology. 187, 1, p. 137-149 13 p.

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Nuclear-targeting of mutant huntingtin fragments produces Huntington's disease-like phenotypes in transgenic mice

Schilling, G., Savonenko, A., Klevytska, A., Morton, J. L., Tucker, S. M., Poirier, M., Gale, A., Chan, N., Gonzales, V., Slunt, H. H., Coonfield, M. L., Jenkins, N. A., Copeland, N. G., Ross, C. A. & Borchelt, D. R., Aug 1 2004, In : Human Molecular Genetics. 13, 15, p. 1599-1610 12 p.

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2003

Complex effects of NMDA receptor antagonist APV in the basolateral amygdala on acquisition of two-way avoidance reaction and long-term fear memory

Savonenko, A., Werka, T., Nikolaev, E., Zieliñski, K. & Kaczmarek, L., Jul 2003, In : Learning and Memory. 10, 4, p. 293-303 11 p.

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Normal cognitive behavior in two distinct congenic lines of transgenic mice hyperexpressing mutant APPSWE

Savonenko, A., Xu, G. M., Price, D. L., Borchelt, D. R. & Markowska, A. L., Apr 2003, In : Neurobiology of Disease. 12, 3, p. 194-211 18 p.

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The cognitive effects of ovariectomy and estrogen replacement are modulated by aging

Savonenko, A. & Markowska, A. L., Jul 4 2003, In : Neuroscience. 119, 3, p. 821-830 10 p.

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2002

Effectiveness of estrogen replacement in restoration of cognitive function after long-term estrogen withdrawal in aging rats

Markowska, A. L. & Savonenko, A., Dec 15 2002, In : Journal of Neuroscience. 22, 24, p. 10985-10995 11 p.

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Retardation of cognitive aging by life-long diet restriction: Implications for genetic variance

Markowska, A. L. & Savonenko, A., 2002, In : Neurobiology of Aging. 23, 1, p. 75-86 12 p.

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Transgenic mouse models of neurodegenerative disease: opportunities for therapeutic development.

Jankowsky, J. L., Savonenko, A., Schilling, G., Wang, J., Xu, G. & Borchelt, D. R., Sep 2002, In : Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports. 2, 5, p. 457-464 8 p.

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2001

Age-dependent cognitive deficits and neuronal apoptosis in cyclooxygenase-2 transgenic mice

Andreasson, K. I., Savonenko, A., Vidensky, S., Goellner, J. J., Zhang, Y., Shaffer, A., Kaufmann, W. E., Worley, P. F., Isakson, P. & Markowska, A. L., Oct 15 2001, In : Journal of Neuroscience. 21, 20, p. 8198-8209 12 p.

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2000

Escape from shock versus escape from shock accompanied by a visual stimulus in rats

Zieliński, K. & Savonenko, A., 2000, In : Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis. 60, 4, p. 457-465 9 p.

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Zapazdyvatel'noe tormozhenie reaktsii aktivnogo izbeganiia i mezhsignal'nye reaktsii v chelnochnoi kamere u krys.

Translated title of the contribution: Delay inhibition of the active avoidance reflex and intertrial responses in rats in the shuttle boxZieliński, K., Nikolaev, E. & Savonenko, A., Dec 2000, In : Rossiiskii fiziologicheskii zhurnal imeni I.M. Sechenova / Rossiiskaia akademiia nauk. 86, 12, p. 1644-1655 12 p.

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1999

Cytochemical characteristics of the brain of alcohol-nonpreferring wistar rats with different learning abilities

Sergutina, A. V., Savonenko, A., Gershtein, L. M. & Nikol'skaya, K. A., Feb 1999, In : Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine. 127, 2, p. 163-165 3 p.

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Defensive conditioning-related functional heterogeneity among nuclei of the rat amygdala revealed by c-Fos mapping

Savonenko, A., Filipkowski, R. K., Werka, T., Zielinski, K. & Kaczmarek, L., Oct 1999, In : Neuroscience. 94, 3, p. 723-733 11 p.

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Defensive conditioning-related increase in AP-1 transcription factor in the rat cortex

Lukasiuk, K., Savonenko, A., Nikolaev, E., Rydz, M. & Kaczmarek, L., Apr 6 1999, In : Molecular Brain Research. 67, 1, p. 64-73 10 p.

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