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Laura K. Fonken

TitleResearch Associate
InstitutionUniversity of Colorado Boulder
DepartmentPsych-Psychology
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-4705-9822 Additional info

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    F32AG048672     (FONKEN, LAURA K)Jun 1, 2014 - May 31, 2017
    NIH/NIA
    The role of the NLRP3 inflammasome in aging-associated cognitive impairments
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Fonken LK, Kitt MM, Gaudet AD, Barrientos RM, Watkins LR, Maier SF. Diminished circadian rhythms in hippocampal microglia may contribute to age-related neuroinflammatory sensitization. Neurobiol Aging. 2016 Nov; 47:102-112. PMID: 27568094.
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    2. Fonken LK, Frank MG, Kitt MM, D'Angelo HM, Norden DM, Weber MD, Barrientos RM, Godbout JP, Watkins LR, Maier SF. The Alarmin HMGB1 Mediates Age-Induced Neuroinflammatory Priming. J Neurosci. 2016 Jul 27; 36(30):7946-56. PMID: 27466339; PMCID: PMC4961779 [Available on 01/27/17].
    3. Gaudet AD, Fonken LK, Gushchina LV, Aubrecht TG, Maurya SK, Periasamy M, Nelson RJ, Popovich PG. miR-155 Deletion in Female Mice Prevents Diet-Induced Obesity. Sci Rep. 2016 Mar 08; 6:22862. PMID: 26953132; PMCID: PMC4782173.
    4. Fonken LK, Weber MD, Daut RA, Kitt MM, Frank MG, Watkins LR, Maier SF. Stress-induced neuroinflammatory priming is time of day dependent. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2016 Apr; 66:82-90. PMID: 26799851; PMCID: PMC4788538 [Available on 04/01/17].
    5. Fonken LK, Gaudet AD, Gaier KR, Nelson RJ, Popovich PG. MicroRNA-155 deletion reduces anxiety- and depressive-like behaviors in mice. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2016 Jan; 63:362-9. PMID: 26555429.
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    6. Frank MG, Weber MD, Fonken LK, Hershman SA, Watkins LR, Maier SF. The redox state of the alarmin HMGB1 is a pivotal factor in neuroinflammatory and microglial priming: A role for the NLRP3 inflammasome. Brain Behav Immun. 2016 Jul; 55:215-24. PMID: 26482581; PMCID: PMC4837097 [Available on 07/01/17].
    7. Bedrosian TA, Fonken LK, Nelson RJ. Endocrine Effects of Circadian Disruption. Annu Rev Physiol. 2016; 78:109-31. PMID: 26208951.
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    8. Fonken LK, Frank MG, Kitt MM, Barrientos RM, Watkins LR, Maier SF. Microglia inflammatory responses are controlled by an intrinsic circadian clock. Brain Behav Immun. 2015 Mar; 45:171-9. PMID: 25433170; PMCID: PMC4386638.
    9. Liu C, Fonken LK, Wang A, Maiseyeu A, Bai Y, Wang TY, Maurya S, Ko YA, Periasamy M, Dvonch T, Morishita M, Brook RD, Harkema J, Ying Z, Mukherjee B, Sun Q, Nelson RJ, Rajagopalan S. Central IKKß inhibition prevents air pollution mediated peripheral inflammation and exaggeration of type II diabetes. Part Fibre Toxicol. 2014 Oct 30; 11:53. PMID: 25358444; PMCID: PMC4226918.
    10. Fonken LK, Nelson RJ. The effects of light at night on circadian clocks and metabolism. Endocr Rev. 2014 Aug; 35(4):648-70. PMID: 24673196.
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    11. Fonken LK, Meléndez-Fernández OH, Weil ZM, Nelson RJ. Exercise attenuates the metabolic effects of dim light at night. Physiol Behav. 2014 Jan 30; 124:33-6. PMID: 24184414.
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    12. Fonken LK, Weil ZM, Nelson RJ. Mice exposed to dim light at night exaggerate inflammatory responses to lipopolysaccharide. Brain Behav Immun. 2013 Nov; 34:159-63. PMID: 24012645.
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    13. Fonken LK, Aubrecht TG, Meléndez-Fernández OH, Weil ZM, Nelson RJ. Dim light at night disrupts molecular circadian rhythms and increases body weight. J Biol Rhythms. 2013 Aug; 28(4):262-71. PMID: 23929553; PMCID: PMC4033305.
    14. Fonken LK, Lieberman RA, Weil ZM, Nelson RJ. Dim light at night exaggerates weight gain and inflammation associated with a high-fat diet in male mice. Endocrinology. 2013 Oct; 154(10):3817-25. PMID: 23861373.
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    15. Bedrosian TA, Herring KL, Walton JC, Fonken LK, Weil ZM, Nelson RJ. Evidence for feedback control of pineal melatonin secretion. Neurosci Lett. 2013 May 10; 542:123-5. PMID: 23528860.
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    16. Fonken LK, Nelson RJ. Dim light at night increases depressive-like responses in male C3H/HeNHsd mice. Behav Brain Res. 2013 Apr 15; 243:74-8. PMID: 23291153.
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    17. Fonken LK, Kitsmiller E, Smale L, Nelson RJ. Dim nighttime light impairs cognition and provokes depressive-like responses in a diurnal rodent. J Biol Rhythms. 2012 Aug; 27(4):319-27. PMID: 22855576.
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    18. Fonken LK, Bedrosian TA, Michaels HD, Weil ZM, Nelson RJ. Short photoperiods attenuate central responses to an inflammogen. Brain Behav Immun. 2012 May; 26(4):617-22. PMID: 22326518.
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    19. Fonken LK, Haim A, Nelson RJ. Dim light at night increases immune function in Nile grass rats, a diurnal rodent. Chronobiol Int. 2012 Feb; 29(1):26-34. PMID: 22217098.
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    20. Bedrosian TA, Fonken LK, Demas GE, Nelson RJ. Photoperiod-dependent effects of neuronal nitric oxide synthase inhibition on aggression in Siberian hamsters. Horm Behav. 2012 Feb; 61(2):176-80. PMID: 22197272.
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    21. Fonken LK, Nelson RJ. Illuminating the deleterious effects of light at night. F1000 Med Rep. 2011; 3:18. PMID: 21941596; PMCID: PMC3169904.
    22. Workman JL, Fonken LK, Gusfa J, Kassouf KM, Nelson RJ. Post-weaning environmental enrichment alters affective responses and interacts with behavioral testing to alter nNOS immunoreactivity. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 2011 Nov; 100(1):25-32. PMID: 21777607.
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    23. Fenn AM, Fonken LK, Nelson RJ. Sustained melatonin treatment blocks body mass, pelage, reproductive, and fever responses to short day lengths in female Siberian hamsters. J Pineal Res. 2011 Sep; 51(2):180-6. PMID: 21486368.
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    24. Fonken LK, Morris JS, Nelson RJ. Early life experiences affect adult delayed-type hypersensitivity in short and long photoperiods. Chronobiol Int. 2011 Mar; 28(2):101-8. PMID: 21231871.
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    25. Bedrosian TA, Fonken LK, Walton JC, Haim A, Nelson RJ. Dim light at night provokes depression-like behaviors and reduces CA1 dendritic spine density in female hamsters. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2011 Aug; 36(7):1062-9. PMID: 21292405.
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    26. Bedrosian TA, Fonken LK, Walton JC, Nelson RJ. Chronic exposure to dim light at night suppresses immune responses in Siberian hamsters. Biol Lett. 2011 Jun 23; 7(3):468-71. PMID: 21270021; PMCID: PMC3097873.
    27. Fonken LK, Workman JL, Walton JC, Weil ZM, Morris JS, Haim A, Nelson RJ. Light at night increases body mass by shifting the time of food intake. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Oct 26; 107(43):18664-9. PMID: 20937863; PMCID: PMC2972983.
    28. Thomas NR, Fonken LK, LeBlanc ME, Cornwell CA. Maternal separation alters social odor preference development in infant mice (Mus musculus). J Comp Psychol. 2010 Aug; 124(3):295-301. PMID: 20695661.
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    29. Workman JL, DeWitt SJ, Fonken LK, Nelson RJ. Environmental enrichment enhances delayed-type hypersensitivity in both short- and long-day Siberian hamsters. Physiol Behav. 2010 Apr 19; 99(5):638-43. PMID: 20138070.
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    30. Fonken LK, Finy MS, Walton JC, Weil ZM, Workman JL, Ross J, Nelson RJ. Influence of light at night on murine anxiety- and depressive-like responses. Behav Brain Res. 2009 Dec 28; 205(2):349-54. PMID: 19591880.
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