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

Most Recent Papers

Adolescent Stress Reduces Adult Morphine-Induced Behavioral Sensitization in C57BL/6J Mice

Helen M. Kamens, Carley N. Miller, Jasmine I. Caulfield, Dana Zeid, William J. Horton, Constanza P. Silva, Aswathy Sebastian, Istvan Albert, Thomas J. Gould, Diana Fishbein, Patricia Sue Grigson, Sonia A. Cavigelli, 2021, Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience

Correction to

Jasmine I. Caulfield, Allison M. Ching, Erin M. Cover, Avery August, Timothy Craig, Helen M. Kamens, Sonia A. Cavigelli, 2021, Psychopharmacology on p. 1225

Cigarette smoke-induced alterations in blood

Constanza P. Silva, Helen M. Kamens, 2021, Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology on p. 116-135

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

The role of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in alcohol-related behaviors

C. N. Miller, H. M. Kamens, 2020, Journal of Electrophysiological Techniques on p. 135-142

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

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

Corrigendum to “Early-adolescent male C57BL/6J and DBA/2J mice display reduced sensitivity to acute nicotine administration” [Neurosci. Lett. 690 (2019) 151–157](S0304394018306906)(10.1016/j.neulet.2018.10.014)

C. N. Miller, M. J. Caruso, H. M. Kamens, 2019, Neuroscience Letters

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

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

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

H. M. 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, S. A. Cavigelli, H. M. Kamens, 2018, Scientific Reports

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

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, Journal of Electrophysiological Techniques on p. 37-49

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

Alicia R. Locker, Michael J. Marks, Helen M. Kamens, Laura Cousino Klein, 2016, Journal of Electrophysiological Techniques on p. 13-22

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

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

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 M. 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