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McKenna J, Thankacahn S, Uygun D, Shukla C, McNally James, Schiffino F., Cordeira J, Katsuki F, Zant J, Gamble M, Deisseroth K, McCarley R, Brown R, Strecker R and Basheer R. (2020) Basal forebrain parvalbumin neurons mediate arousals from sleep induced by hypercarbia or auditory stimuli. Current Biology, in press.

DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2020.04.029


McKenna J, Thankacahn S, Uygun D, Shukla C, Cordeira J, McNally James, Katsuki F, Zant J, Gamble M, Deisseroth K, McCarley R, Brown R, Strecker R and Basheer R. (2019) Basal forebrain parvalbumin neurons mediate arousals from sleep induced by hypercarbia or auditory stimuli. bioRxiv preprint.

DOI: 10.1101/766659

Cordeira J & Monahan D. (2019) Voluntary wheel running reduces weight gain in mice by decreasing high-fat food consumption. Physiology & Behavior, 207: 1-6.

DOI: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2019.04.019


Cordeira J, Kolluru S, Rosenblatt H, Kry J, Strecker R, and McCarley R (2018) Learning and memory are impaired in the object recognition task during metestrus/diestrus and after sleep deprivation. Behavioural Brain Research, 339:124-129.

DOI: 10.1016/j.bbr.2017.11.033

PMCID: PMC5766005

Kry J & Cordeira J (2018) Binge-eating behavior in socially-isolated female mice. Journal of Young Investigators, 35(1): 7-11.

DOI: 10.22186/jyi.35.1.7-11


Antila H, Casarotto P, Popova D, Sipila P, Guirado R, Kohtala S, Ryazantseva M, Vesa L, Lindholm J, Yalcin I, Vincius S, Nurkkala H, Lempriere S, Cordeira J, Autio H, Kislin M, Rios M, Samia J, Khiroug L, Sari L, Varjosal M, Grant S, Taira T, Castren E, and Rantamaki T. (2017) Isoflurane produces antidepressant effects and induces TrkB signaling in rodents. Science Reports 7(1):7811.

DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-08166-9

PMCID: PMC5552878


Cordeira J, Felsted J, Teillon S, Daftary S, Panessiti M, Wirth J, Sena-Esteves M, & Rios M. (2014) Hypothalamic dysfunction of the thrombospondin receptor α2δ-1 underlies the overeating and obesity triggered by BDNF deficiency. The Journal of Neuroscience, 34(2):554-65.

DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1572-13.2014

PMCID: PMC3870936


Cordeira J & Rios M (2011) Weighing in the role of BDNF in the central control of eating behavior. Molecular Neurobiology, 44(3):441-8.

DOI: 10.1007/s12035-011-8212-2

PMCID: PMC3235948


Cordeira J, Frank L, Sena-Esteves M, Pothos E & Rios M. (2010) Brain-derived neurotrophic factor regulates hedonic feeding by acting on the mesolimbic dopamine system. The Journal of Neuroscience, 30(7):2533-41.

DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5768-09.2010

PMCID: PMC2846779


McKenna JT, Cordeira JW, Jeffrey B, Ward CP, Winston S, McCarley RW & Strecker RE (2009) c-Fos protein expression is increased in cholinergic neurons of the rodent basal forebrain during spontaneous and induced wakefulness. Brain Research Bulletin, 80(6):382-8.

DOI: 10.1016/j.brainresbull.2009.08.015

PMCID: PMC2782706


Chan J, Cordeira J, Calderon G, Lakshmanan I & Rios M (2008) Depletion of central BDNF in mice impedes terminal differentiation of new granule cells in the adult hippocampus. Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, 39(3):372-83.

DOI: 10.1016/j.mcn.2008.07.017

PMCID: PMC2652348

Tartar JL, Ward CP, Cordeira JW, Legare S, Blanchette A, McCarley RW & Strecker RE (2008) Experimental sleep fragmentation and sleep deprivation in rats increases exploration in an open field test of anxiety while increasing plasma corticosterone levels. Behavioral Brain Research, 197(2):450-3.

DOI: 10.1016/j.bbr.2008.08.035

PMCID: PMC2632847

McKenna JT, Cordeira JW, Tartar JL, McCoy JG, Lee E, McCarley RW & Strecker RE (2008) Assessing sleepiness in the rat: a multiple sleep latencies test compared to polysomnographic measures of sleepiness. Journal of Sleep Research, 17(4):365-75.

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2869.2008.00686.x

PMCID: PMC2673573


McKenna JT, Tartar JL, Ward CP, Thakkar MM, Cordeira JW, McCarley RW & Strecker RE (2007) Sleep fragmentation elevates behavioral, electrographic and neurochemical measures of sleepiness. Neuroscience 146: 1462-73.

DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2007.03.009

PMCID: PMC2156190