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Kenira J. Thompson, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Physiology, Pharmacology and Toxicology

Recent Publications (since 2000)

  1. Kenira J. Thompson, Mario L. Mata, James E. Orfila, Edwin J. Barea-Rodriguez and Joe L. Martinez, Jr.
    J Neurophysiol 93:2668-2673, 2005. First published Nov 17, 2004; doi:10.1152/jn.00901.2004


  2. Metabotropic Glutamate Receptor Antagonist AIDA Blocks Induction of
    Mossy Fiber-CA3 LTP In Vivo
    Kenira J. Thompson, Mario L. Mata, James E. Orfila, Edwin J. Barea-Rodriguez, and Joe L. Martinez, Jr.
    University of Texas at San Antonio, Department of Biology, San Antonio, Texas


  3. Gene expression changes in the rodent hippocampus
    following whole brain irradiation
    Pragathi Achanta a,∗, Kenira J. Thompsona,1, Martin Fuss b, Joe L. Martinez Jr.
    Cajal Neuroscience Institute, The University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249, United States
    Department of Radiation Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, OR 97239, United States


  4. Martinez, J.L., Jr, Thompson, K.J., and Meilandt, W.J. (2005). Revisiting the Mossy Fiber Synapse. In Stanton, P. (Ed.) Synaptic Plasticity and Transsynaptic Signaling, Kluwer Academic Press.

  5. Thompson, K.J., Mata, M., Achanta, P., Orfila, J.E., & Martinez, J.L., Jr. (2004). The metabotropic glutamate receptor antagonist AIDA blocks induction of mossy fiber-CA3 LTP in vivo. Journal of Neurophysiology, 93, 2668-2673.

  6. Martinez, Jr., J.L. Thompson, K., McFadyen, M, and Heinrichs, S.C. Drugs that target peptide receptors. In Buccafusco, J. (Ed.) Milestones in Drug Therapy, Birkhauser Publishing Co., 2004.

  7. Thompson, K.J., Orfila, J.E., Achanta, P., and Martinez, Jr., J.L. (2003). Gene expression associated with in vivo induction of early phase-LTP in the hippocampal mossy fiber –CA3 pathway. Cellular and Molecular Biology, 49(8), 1281-7.

  8. Bahl, R., Bradley, K.C., Thompson, K.J., Swain, R.A., Rossie, S.,& Meisel, R.L. (2001, Jun 20). Localization of protein Ser/Thr phosphatase 5 in rat brain. Brain Res Mol Brain Research, 90(2),101-9.

  9. Rademacher, D.J., Anders, K.A., Thompson, K.J., & Steinpreis, R. E. (2000). The failure of some rats to acquire intravenous self-administration is attributable to conditioned place aversion. Behavioural Brain Research, 117(1-2), 13-9.

  10. Rademacher, D.J., Kuppinger, H.E., Thompson, K.J., Harrington, A., Kaczmerek, H.J., Kopish, A.J., & Steinpreis, R.E. (1999, February). The effects of amperozide on cocaine-induced social withdrawal in rats. Behavioural Brain Research, 99, 75-80.