Hayes, D.M., Geil Nickell, C.R., Chen, K.Y., Heath, M.M., McClain, J.A., Deeny, M.A., & Nixon, K. (2018). Activation of neural stem cells from quiescence drives reactive hippocampal neurogenesis after alcohol dependence. Neuropharmacology, 133: 276-288. PMC – In Process

Geil Nickell C.R., Peng, H., Hayes D.M., Chen, K. McClain J.A., & Nixon K. (2017). Type 2 neural progenitor cell activation drives reactive neurogenesis after binge-like alcohol exposure in adolescent, male rats. Invited submission for special issue on adolescence. Frontiers in Psychiatry 8:283. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2017.00283 PMC5736541.

Peng, H., Nickell, C.R.G., Chen, K.Y., McClain, J.A., & Nixon K. (2017). Increased expression of M1 and M2 phenotypic markers in isolated microglia after four-day binge alcohol exposure in male rats. Alcohol 62: 29 – 40. PMC5695703.

McClain, J.A., Morris, S.A. & Nixon, K. (2014). Ectopic hippocampal neurogenesis in adolescent rats following alcohol dependence.  Addiction Biology, 19: 687-99. PMC23844726

Marshall, S.A., McClain, J.A., Kelso, M.L., Hopkins, D.M., Pauly, J.R. & Nixon, K. (2013).  Microglial activation is not equivalent to neuroinflammation: the importance of microglia phenotype in alcohol-induced neurodegeneration.  Neurobiology of Disease, 54, 239-251.  PMC3629000

McClain, J.A., Hayes, D.M., Morris, S.A. & Nixon, K. (2011).  Adolescent binge alcohol exposure alters hippocampal progenitor cell proliferation in rats: Effects on cell cycle kinetics. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 519, 2697-2710. PMC3454493

McClain, J.A., Morris, S.A., Deeny, M.A., Marshall, S.A., Hayes, D.M., Kiser, Z.M. & Nixon, K. (2011).  Adolescent binge alcohol exposure induces long-lasting partial activation of microglia. Brain Behavior and Immunity, 25, S120–S128. PMC3098298

Morris, S.A., Eaves, D.W., Smith, A.R. & Nixon, K. (2010). Inhibition of adult neurogenesis – a mechanism of hippocampal neurodegeneration in an adolescent alcohol abuse model. Hippocampus 20, 596-607. PMC2861155

Nixon, K., Kim, D.H., Potts, E.N., He, J. & Crews, F.T. (2008). Distinct cell proliferation events during abstinence after alcohol dependence: microglia proliferation precedes neurogenesis.

Nixon, K. & Crews, F.T. (2004).  Temporally specific burst in cell proliferation increases hippocampal neurogenesis in protracted abstinence from alcohol.  The Journal of Neuroscience 24, 9714-9722.

Nixon, K. & Crews, F.T. (2002).  Binge alcohol exposure decreases neurogenesis in adult rat hippocampus.  Journal of Neurochemistry 83, 1087-1093.


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Olsufka, R. Peng, H. Newton, J. & Nixon, K. (2018). Alcohol Effects on Adult Neural Stem Cells – A Novel Mechanism of Neurotoxicity and Recovery in Alcohol Use Disorders.  Invited submission for T. Rasmussen (Ed.) Stem Cells in Birth Defects Research and Developmental Toxicology. John Wiley and Sons (New York).