Helen Kamens

Assistant Professor of Biobehavioral Health

Research Summary

Identification of genetic mechanisms that contribute to complex behaviors with a special emphasis on alcohol and tobacco use.

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Nicotine Ethanol Nicotinic Receptors Anxiety Genes Gene Expression Inbred C57bl Mouse Alcohols Meta Analysis 18 Methoxycoronaridine Alcohol Brain Exploratory Behavior Genetic Variation Ancestry Tobacco Products Inbred Dba Mouse Longitudinal Studies Smoking Alcoholism Pharmaceutical Preparations Substance Related Disorders Adrenal Cortex Hormones Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Therapeutics

Most Recent Papers

Inhaled corticosteroids as treatment for adolescent asthma

Jasmine I. Caulfield, Allison M. Ching, Erin M. Cover, Avery August, Timothy Craig, Helen M. Kamens, Sonia A. Cavigelli, 2021, Psychopharmacology on p. 165-179

Reduced expression of ethanol sensitization by α3β4 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in DBA/2J mice

Carley N. Miller, Helen M. Kamens, 2020, Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology on p. 348-354

Pharmacokinetic Profile of Spectrum Reduced Nicotine Cigarettes

Helen M. Kamens, Constanza P. Silva, Russell T. Nye, Carley N. Miller, Nayantara Singh, Joseph Sipko, Neil Trushin, Dongxiao Sun, Steven A. Branstetter, Joshua E. Muscat, John P. Richie, Jonathan Foulds, 2020, Nicotine and Tobacco Research on p. 273-279

Cigarette Smoke-Induced Alterations in Blood

Constanza P. Silva, Helen M. Kamens, 2020, Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology

The role of acetylcholine receptors in alcohol-related behaviors

Carley Miller, Helen Kamens, 2020, Brain Res Bull on p. 135-142

The α3β4 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor antagonist 18-Methoxycoronaridine decreases binge-like ethanol consumption in adult C57BL/6J mice

Carley N. Miller, Colton Ruggery, Helen M. Kamens, 2019, Alcohol on p. 1-6

Early-adolescent male C57BL/6J and DBA/2J mice display reduced sensitivity to acute nicotine administration

C. N. Miller, M. J. Caruso, Helen Marie Kamens, 2019, Neuroscience Letters on p. 151-157

Adolescent social stress increases anxiety-like behavior and ethanol consumption in adult male and female C57BL/6J mice

M. J. Caruso, L. R. Seemiller, T. B. Fetherston, C. N. Miller, D. E. Reiss, Sonia Angele Cavigelli, Helen Marie Kamens, 2018, Scientific Reports

The influence of adolescent nicotine exposure on ethanol intake and brain gene expression

Constanza P. Silva, William J. Horton, Michael J. Caruso, Aswathy Sebastian, Laura Klein, Istvan Albert, Helen Marie Kamens, 2018, PLoS One

Adolescent chronic variable social stress influences exploratory behavior and nicotine responses in male, but not female, BALB/cJ mice

M. J. Caruso, D. E. Reiss, J. I. Caulfield, J. L. Thomas, A. N. Baker, S. A. Cavigelli, H. M. Kamens, 2018, Brain Research Bulletin on p. 37-49

Most-Cited Papers

Association of the OPRM1 Variant rs1799971 (A118G) with Non-Specific Liability to Substance Dependence in a Collaborative de novo Meta-Analysis of European-Ancestry Cohorts

Tae Hwi Schwantes-An, Juan Zhang, Li Shiun Chen, Sarah M. Hartz, Robert C. Culverhouse, Xiangning Chen, Hilary Coon, Josef Frank, Helen M. Kamens, Bettina Konte, Leena Kovanen, Antti Latvala, Lisa N. Legrand, Brion S. Maher, Whitney E. Melroy, Elliot C. Nelson, Mark W. Reid, Jason D. Robinson, Pei Hong Shen, Bao Zhu Yang, Judy A. Andrews, Paul Aveyard, Olga Beltcheva, Sandra A. Brown, Dale S. Cannon, Sven Cichon, Robin P. Corley, Norbert Dahmen, Louisa Degenhardt, Tatiana Foroud, Wolfgang Gaebel, Ina Giegling, Stephen J. Glatt, Richard A. Grucza, Jill Hardin, Annette M. Hartmann, Andrew C. Heath, Stefan Herms, Colin A. Hodgkinson, Per Hoffmann, Hyman Hops, David Huizinga, Marcus Ising, Eric O. Johnson, Elaine Johnstone, Radka P. Kaneva, Kenneth S. Kendler, Falk Kiefer, Henry R. Kranzler, Ken S. Krauter, Orna Levran, Susanne Lucae, Michael T. Lynskey, Wolfgang Maier, Karl Mann, Nicholas G. Martin, Manuel Mattheisen, Grant W. Montgomery, Bertram Müller-Myhsok, Michael F. Murphy, Michael C. Neale, Momchil A. Nikolov, Denise Nishita, Markus M. Nöthen, John Nurnberger, Timo Partonen, Michele L. Pergadia, Maureen Reynolds, Monika Ridinger, Richard J. Rose, Noora Rouvinen-Lagerström, Norbert Scherbaum, Christine Schmäl, Michael Soyka, Michael C. Stallings, Michael Steffens, Jens Treutlein, Ming Tsuang, Tamara L. Wall, Norbert Wodarz, Vadim Yuferov, Peter Zill, Andrew W. Bergen, Jingchun Chen, Paul M. Cinciripini, Howard J. Edenberg, Marissa A. Ehringer, Robert E. Ferrell, Joel Gelernter, David Goldman, John K. Hewitt, Christian J. Hopfer, William G. Iacono, Jaakko Kaprio, Mary Jeanne Kreek, Ivo M. Kremensky, Pamela A.F. Madden, Matt McGue, Marcus R. Munafò, Robert A. Philibert, Marcella Rietschel, Alec Roy, Dan Rujescu, Sirkku T. Saarikoski, Gary E. Swan, Alexandre A. Todorov, Michael M. Vanyukov, Robert B. Weiss, Laura J. Bierut, Nancy L. Saccone, 2016, Behavior Genetics on p. 151-169

The α6 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor subunit influences ethanol-induced sedation

Helen M. Kamens, Nicole R. Hoft, Ryan J. Cox, Jill H. Miyamoto, Marissa A. Ehringer, 2012, Alcohol on p. 463-471

Nominal association with CHRNA4 variants and nicotine dependence

Helen Marie Kamens, R. P. Corley, M. B. Mcqueen, M. C. Stallings, C. J. Hopfer, T. J. Crowley, S. A. Brown, J. K. Hewitt, M. A. Ehringer, 2013, Genes, Brain and Behavior on p. 297-304

Adolescent social stress increases anxiety-like behavior and ethanol consumption in adult male and female C57BL/6J mice

M. J. Caruso, L. R. Seemiller, T. B. Fetherston, C. N. Miller, D. E. Reiss, Sonia Angele Cavigelli, Helen Marie Kamens, 2018, Scientific Reports

The β3 subunit of the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor

Helen M. Kamens, Jill Miyamoto, Matthew S. Powers, Kasey Ro, Marissa Soto, Ryan Cox, Jerry A. Stitzel, Marissa A. Ehringer, 2015, Neuropharmacology on p. 639-649

Exposure to chronic variable social stress during adolescence alters affect-related behaviors and adrenocortical activity in adult male and female inbred mice

Michael J. Caruso, Helen M. Kamens, Sonia A. Cavigelli, 2017, Developmental Psychobiology on p. 679-687

Examination of genetic variation in GABRA2 with conduct disorder and alcohol abuse and dependence in a longitudinal study

Whitney E. Melroy, Sarah H. Stephens, Joseph T. Sakai, Helen Marie Kamens, Matthew B. McQueen, Robin P. Corley, Michael C. Stallings, Christian J. Hopfer, Kenneth S. Krauter, Sandra A. Brown, John K. Hewitt, Marissa A. Ehringer, 2014, Behavior Genetics on p. 356-367

Exposure to nicotine increases nicotinic acetylcholine receptor density in the reward pathway and binge ethanol consumption in C57BL/6J adolescent female mice.

Alicia Locker (Revitsky), Michael Marks, Helen Kamens, Laura Klein, 2016, Brain Research Bulletin on p. 13-22

Adolescent chronic variable social stress influences exploratory behavior and nicotine responses in male, but not female, BALB/cJ mice

M. J. Caruso, D. E. Reiss, J. I. Caulfield, J. L. Thomas, A. N. Baker, S. A. Cavigelli, H. M. Kamens, 2018, Brain Research Bulletin on p. 37-49

Adolescent social stress increases anxiety-like behavior and alters synaptic transmission, without influencing nicotine responses, in a sex-dependent manner

Michael J. Caruso, Nicole Crowley, Dana E. Reiss, Jasmine I. Caulfield, Bernhard Luscher, Sonia Angele Cavigelli, Helen Marie Kamens, 2018, Neuroscience on p. 182-198