Heather Bimonte-Nelson

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  • 3609 Citations
  • 35 h-Index
1996 …2023

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2019

Hysterectomy Uniquely Impacts Spatial Memory in a Rat Model: A Role for the Nonpregnant Uterus in Cognitive Processes

Koebele, S. V., Palmer, J. M., Hadder, B., Melikian, R., Fox, C., Strouse, I. M., Denardo, D., George, C., Daunis, E., Nimer, A., Mayer, L. P., Dyer, C. A. & Bimonte-Nelson, H., Jan 1 2019, In : Endocrinology. 160, 1, p. 1-19 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Scopus citations

N-acetylcysteine yields sex-specific efficacy for cue-induced reinstatement of nicotine seeking

Goenaga, J., Powell, G. L., Leyrer-Jackson, J. M., Piña, J., Phan, S., Prakapenka, A. V., Koebele, S. V., Namba, M. D., McClure, E. A., Bimonte-Nelson, H. & Gipson-Reichardt, C., Jan 1 2019, In : Addiction Biology.

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2 Scopus citations

The Noonan Syndrome-linked Raf1L613V mutation drives increased glial number in the mouse cortex and enhanced learning

Holter, M. C., Hewitt, L. T., Koebele, S. V., Judd, J. M., Xing, L., Bimonte-Nelson, H. A., Conrad, C. D., Araki, T., Neel, B. G., Snider, W. D. & Newbern, J. M., Jan 1 2019, In : PLoS genetics. 15, 4, e1008108.

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Open Access
1 Scopus citations
2018

Contrasting effects of individual versus combined estrogen and progestogen regimens as working memory load increases in middle-aged ovariectomized rats: one plus one does not equal two

Prakapenka, A. V., Hiroi, R., Quihuis, A. M., Carson, C., Patel, S., Berns-Leone, C., Fox, C., Sirianni, R. W. & Bimonte-Nelson, H., Apr 1 2018, In : Neurobiology of Aging. 64, p. 1-14 14 p.

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6 Scopus citations

Reversing interferon-alpha neurotoxicity in a HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder mouse model

Koneru, R., Bimonte-Nelson, H., Ciavatta, V., Haile, W., Elmore, K., Ward, J., Maroun, L. & Tyor, W. R., Jul 17 2018, In : AIDS. 32, 11, p. 1403-1411 9 p.

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4 Scopus citations

The PKC-β selective inhibitor, Enzastaurin, impairs memory in middle-aged rats

Willeman, M. N., Mennenga, S. E., Siniard, A. L., Corneveaux, J. J., De Both, M., Hewitt, L. T., Tsang, C. W. S., Caselli, J., Braden, B., Bimonte-Nelson, H. & Huentelman, M. J., Jun 1 2018, In : PLoS One. 13, 6, e0198256.

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1 Scopus citations
2017
6 Scopus citations

Cognitive changes across the menopause transition: A longitudinal evaluation of the impact of age and ovarian status on spatial memory

Koebele, S. V., Mennenga, S. E., Hiroi, R., Quihuis, A. M., Hewitt, L. T., Poisson, M. L., George, C., Mayer, L. P., Dyer, C. A., Aiken, L. S., Demers, L. M., Carson, C. & Bimonte-Nelson, H., Jan 1 2017, In : Hormones and Behavior. 87, p. 96-114 19 p.

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13 Scopus citations

Engineering poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) micro- and nano-carriers for Controlled Delivery of 17β-Estradiol

Prakapenka, A. V., Bimonte-Nelson, H. & Sirianni, R. W., Jun 20 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Annals of Biomedical Engineering. p. 1-13 13 p.

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5 Scopus citations
2016

A comparison of progestins within three classes: Differential effects on learning and memory in the aging surgically menopausal rat

Braden, B., Andrews, M. G., Acosta, J. I., Mennenga, S. E., Lavery, C. & Bimonte-Nelson, H., Apr 14 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : Behavioural Brain Research.

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10 Scopus citations
12 Scopus citations

Sex and post-menopause hormone therapy effects on hippocampal volume and verbal memory

Braden, B., Dassel, K. B., Bimonte-Nelson, H., O'Rourke, H., Connor, D. J., Moorhous, S., Sabbagh, M. N., Caselli, R. J. & Baxter, L. C., Jun 5 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition. p. 1-20 20 p.

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6 Scopus citations

Sex-dependent programming effects of prenatal glucocorticoid treatment on the developing serotonin system and stress-related behaviors in adulthood

Hiroi, R., Carbone, D. L., Zuloaga, D. G., Bimonte-Nelson, H. & Handa, R. J., Apr 21 2016, In : Neuroscience. 320, p. 43-56 14 p.

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28 Scopus citations
14 Scopus citations
2015

A primer of methods in biobehavioral research: Improving a study’s design, analysis, and write up

Talboom, J. S., West, S. G. & Bimonte-Nelson, H. A., Jan 1 2015, In : Neuromethods. 94, p. 323-374 52 p.

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Differential effects of duration of sleep fragmentation on spatial learning and synaptic plasticity in pubertal mice

Wallace, E., Kim, D. Y., Kim, K. M., Chen, S., Braden, B., Williams, J., Jasso, K., Garcia, A., Rho, J. M., Bimonte-Nelson, H. & Maganti, R., 2015, In : Brain Research. 1615, p. 116-128 13 p.

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11 Scopus citations

General water escape maze testing necessities and guidelines for rodents

Bimonte-Nelson, H., Jan 1 2015, In : Neuromethods. 94, p. 407-410 4 p.

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13 Scopus citations

Pharmacological blockade of the aromatase enzyme, but not the androgen receptor, reverses androstenedione-induced cognitive impairments in young surgically menopausal rats

Mennenga, S. E., Koebele, S. V., Mousa, A. A., Alderete, T. J., Tsang, C. W. S., Acosta, J. I., Camp, B. W., Demers, L. M. & Bimonte-Nelson, H., Jul 1 2015, In : Steroids. 99, PA, p. 16-25 10 p.

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13 Scopus citations

Rodent mazes and memory: Continuing the search for the engram

Bimonte-Nelson, H., Jan 1 2015, In : Neuromethods. 94, p. 3-36 34 p.

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2 Scopus citations

The delayed match to sample protocol for rodents

Bimonte-Nelson, H., Jan 1 2015, In : Neuromethods. 94, p. 433-440 8 p.

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The GABA<inf>A</inf> antagonist bicuculline attenuates progesterone-induced memory impairments in middle-aged ovariectomized rats

Braden, B., Kingston, M. L., Whitton, E., Lavery, C., Tsang, C. W. S. & Bimonte-Nelson, H., 2015, In : Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. 7, JUL, 149.

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6 Scopus citations

The importance of incorporating both sexes and embracing hormonal diversity when conducting rodent behavioral assays

Mennenga, S. E. & Bimonte-Nelson, H., Jan 1 2015, In : Neuromethods. 94, p. 299-321 23 p.

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3 Scopus citations

The mazes

Bimonte-Nelson, H., Daniel, J. M. & Koebele, S. V., Jan 1 2015, In : Neuromethods. 94, p. 37-71 35 p.

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The morris maze protocol for rodents

Bimonte-Nelson, H., Jan 1 2015, In : Neuromethods. 94, p. 441-449 9 p.

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1 Scopus citations

The prodrug DHED selectively delivers 17β-estradiol to the brain for treating estrogen-responsive disorders

Prokai, L., Nguyen, V., Szarka, S., Garg, P., Sabnis, G., Bimonte-Nelson, H., McLaughlin, K. J., Talboom, J. S., Conrad, C., Shughrue, P. J., Gould, T. D., Brodie, A., Merchenthaler, I., Koulen, P. & Prokai-Tatrai, K., Jul 22 2015, In : Science Translational Medicine. 7, 297, 297ra113.

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20 Scopus citations

The visible platform task for rodents

Bimonte-Nelson, H., Jan 1 2015, In : Neuromethods. 94, p. 451-454 4 p.

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1 Scopus citations

The water radial-arm maze: Four out of eight arms platformed protocol for rodents

Bimonte-Nelson, H., Jan 1 2015, In : Neuromethods. 94, p. 411-419 9 p.

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The water radial-arm maze: Seven out of eight arms platformed protocol for rodents

Bimonte-Nelson, H., Jan 1 2015, In : Neuromethods. 94, p. 421-427 7 p.

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Trajectories and phenotypes with estrogen exposures across the lifespan: What does Goldilocks have to do with it?

Koebele, S. V. & Bimonte-Nelson, H., Aug 1 2015, In : Hormones and Behavior. 74, p. 86-104 19 p.

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20 Scopus citations

Understanding the cognitive impact of the contraceptive estrogen Ethinyl Estradiol: Tonic and cyclic administration impairs memory, and performance correlates with basal forebrain cholinergic system integrity

Mennenga, S. E., Gerson, J. E., Koebele, S. V., Kingston, M. L., Tsang, C. W. S., Engler-Chiurazzi, E. B., Baxter, L. C. & Bimonte-Nelson, H., Apr 1 2015, In : Psychoneuroendocrinology. 54, p. 1-13 13 p.

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16 Scopus citations
2014

Learning to remember: Cognitive training-induced attenuation of age-related memory decline depends on sex and cognitive demand, and can transfer to untrained cognitive domains

Talboom, J. S., West, S., Engler-Chiurazzi, E. B., Enders, C. K., Crain, I. & Bimonte-Nelson, H., Dec 1 2014, In : Neurobiology of Aging. 35, 12, p. 2791-2802 12 p.

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9 Scopus citations

Navigating to new frontiers in behavioral neuroscience: Traditional neuropsychological tests predict human performance on a rodent-inspired radial-arm maze

Mennenga, S. E., Baxter, L. C., Grunfeld, I. S., Brewer, G., Aiken, L. S., Engler-Chiurazzi, E. B., Camp, B. W., Acosta, J. I., Braden, B., Schaefe, K. R., Gerson, J. E., Lavery, C. N., Tsang, C. W. S., Hewitt, L. T., Kingston, M. L., Koebele, S. V., Patten, K. J., Ball, B. H., McBeath, M. & Bimonte-Nelson, H., Sep 9 2014, In : Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience. 8, SEP, 294.

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6 Scopus citations
2013

Clade C HIV-1 isolates circulating in Southern Africa exhibit a greater frequency of dicysteine motif-containing Tat variants than those in Southeast Asia and cause increased neurovirulence

Rao, V. R., Neogi, U., Talboom, J. S., Padilla, L., Rahman, M., Fritz-French, C., Gonzalez-Ramirez, S., Verma, A., Wood, C., Ruprecht, R. M., Ranga, U., Azim, T., Joska, J., Eugenin, E., Shet, A., Bimonte-Nelson, H., Tyor, W. R. & Prasad, V. R., Jun 8 2013, In : Retrovirology. 10, 1, 61.

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32 Scopus citations
2012

Broad-Based nutritional supplementation in 3xTg mice corrects mitochondrial function and indicates sex-specificity in response to Alzheimer's disease intervention

Wolf, A. B., Braden, B., Bimonte-Nelson, H., Kusne, Y., Young, N., Engler-Chiurazzi, E., Garcia, A. N., Walker, D. G., Moses, G. S. D., Tran, H., Laferla, F., Lue, L., Emerson Lombardo, N. & Valla, J., 2012, In : Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. 32, 1, p. 217-232 16 p.

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8 Scopus citations

Chronic stress impairs prefrontal cortex-dependent response inhibition and spatial working memory

Mika, A., Mazur, G. J., Hoffman, A. N., Talboom, J. S., Bimonte-Nelson, H., Sanabria, F. & Conrad, C., Oct 1 2012, In : Behavioral Neuroscience. 126, 5, p. 605-619 15 p.

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54 Scopus citations

Continuous estrone treatment impairs spatial memory and does not impact number of basal forebrain cholinergic neurons in the surgically menopausal middle-aged rat

Engler-Chiurazzi, E. B., Talboom, J. S., Braden, B., Tsang, C. W. S., Mennenga, S., Andrews, M., Demers, L. M. & Bimonte-Nelson, H., Jun 1 2012, In : Hormones and Behavior. 62, 1, p. 1-9 9 p.

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27 Scopus citations

High serum androstenedione levels correlate with impaired memory in the surgically menopausal rat: A replication and new findings

Camp, B. W., Gerson, J. E., Tsang, C. W. S., Villa, S. R., Acosta, J. I., Braden, B., Hoffman, A. N., Conrad, C. & Bimonte-Nelson, H., Oct 1 2012, In : European Journal of Neuroscience. 36, 8, p. 3086-3095 10 p.

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15 Scopus citations

Novel allosteric agonists of M 1 muscarinic acetylcholine receptors induce brain region-specific responses that correspond with behavioral effects in animal models

Digby, G. J., Noetzel, M. J., Bubser, M., Utley, T. J., Walker, A. G., Byun, N. E., Lebois, E. P., Xiang, Z., Sheffler, D. J., Cho, H. P., Davis, A. A., Nemirovsky, N. E., Mennenga, S. E., Camp, B. W., Bimonte-Nelson, H., Bode, J., Italiano, K., Morrison, R., Scott Daniels, J., Niswender, C. M. & 4 others, Olive, M., Lindsley, C. W., Jones, C. K. & Jeffrey Conn, P., Jun 20 2012, In : Journal of Neuroscience. 32, 25, p. 8532-8544 13 p.

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74 Scopus citations
2011

Cognitive-impairing effects of medroxyprogesterone acetate in the rat: Independent and interactive effects across time

Braden, B., Garcia, A. N., Mennenga, S. E., Prokai, L., Villa, S. R., Acosta, J. I., Lefort, N., Simard, A. R. & Bimonte-Nelson, H., Nov 1 2011, In : Psychopharmacology. 218, 2, p. 405-418 14 p.

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33 Scopus citations

Effects of long-term memantine on memory and neuropathology in Ts65Dn mice, a model for Down syndrome

Lockrow, J., Boger, H., Bimonte-Nelson, H. & Granholm, A. C., Aug 10 2011, In : Behavioural Brain Research. 221, 2, p. 610-622 13 p.

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82 Scopus citations

Recovery after chronic stress within spatial reference and working memory domains: Correspondence with hippocampal morphology

Hoffman, A. N., Krigbaum, A., Ortiz, J. B., Mika, A., Hutchinson, K. M., Bimonte-Nelson, H. & Conrad, C., Sep 1 2011, In : European Journal of Neuroscience. 34, 6, p. 1023-1030 8 p.

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42 Scopus citations

Tonic Premarin dose-dependently enhances memory, affects neurotrophin protein levels and alters gene expression in middle-aged rats

Engler-Chiurazzi, E., Tsang, C., Nonnenmacher, S., Liang, W. S., Corneveaux, J. J., Prokai, L., Huentelman, M. J. & Bimonte-Nelson, H., Apr 1 2011, In : Neurobiology of Aging. 32, 4, p. 680-697 18 p.

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40 Scopus citations
2010

A component of Premarin® enhances multiple cognitive functions and influences nicotinic receptor expression

Talboom, J. S., Engler-Chiurazzi, E. B., Whiteaker, P., Simard, A. R., Lukas, R., Acosta, J. I., Prokai, L. & Bimonte-Nelson, H., Nov 1 2010, In : Hormones and Behavior. 58, 5, p. 917-928 12 p.

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13 Scopus citations

Medroxyprogesterone acetate impairs memory and alters the GABAergic system in aged surgically menopausal rats

Braden, B., Talboom, J. S., Crain, I. D., Simard, A. R., Lukas, R. J., Prokai, L., Scheldrup, M. R., Bowman, B. L. & Bimonte-Nelson, H., Mar 1 2010, In : Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. 93, 3, p. 444-453 10 p.

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55 Scopus citations

The cognitive effects of conjugated equine estrogens depend on whether menopause etiology is transitional or surgical

Acosta, J. I., Mayer, L. P., Braden, B., Nonnenmacher, S., Mennenga, S. E. & Bimonte-Nelson, H., Aug 1 2010, In : Endocrinology. 151, 8, p. 3795-3804 10 p.

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42 Scopus citations
2009

Cholinergic degeneration and memory loss delayed by vitamin E in a Down syndrome mouse model

Lockrow, J., Prakasam, A., Huang, P., Bimonte-Nelson, H., Sambamurti, K. & Granholm, A. C., Apr 1 2009, In : Experimental Neurology. 216, 2, p. 278-289 12 p.

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90 Scopus citations

Interferon-α causes neuronal dysfunction in encephalitis

Sas, A. R., Bimonte-Nelson, H., Smothers, C. T., Woodward, J. & Tyor, W. R., Mar 25 2009, In : Journal of Neuroscience. 29, 12, p. 3948-3955 8 p.

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60 Scopus citations

Peripheral Delivery of a ROCK Inhibitor Improves Learning and Working Memory

Huentelman, M. J., Stephan, D. A., Talboom, J., Corneveaux, J. J., Reiman, D. M., Gerber, J. D., Barnes, C. A., Alexander, G. E., Reiman, E. M. & Bimonte-Nelson, H., Feb 1 2009, In : Behavioral Neuroscience. 123, 1, p. 218-223 6 p.

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63 Scopus citations