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Researcher Profile - Patricia Boksa

First Name:Patricia
Last Name:Boksa
Advanced Degrees:Ph.D.
Affiliation:McGill University
Street Address 1:Douglas Hospital Research Center
Street Address 2:6875 LaSalle Blvd.
Zip/Postal Code:H4H 1R3
Email Address:
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Member reports no financial or other potential conflicts of interest. [Last Modified: 20 October 2005]
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Clinical Interests:
Research Focus:
Animal models, Cell biology, Chemistry/pharmacology, Neurodevelopment, Molecular and Cell biology
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Top Papers
1. Boksa, P. (2004) Animal models of obstetric complications in relation to schizophrenia. Brain Research Reviews 45(1), 1-17.
2. Boksa, P. and El-Khodor, B.F. (2003) Birth insult interacts with stress at adulthood to alter dopaminergic function in animal models: Possible implications for schizophrenia and other disorders. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. 27 (1-2), 91-101.
3. Ashdown, H., Dumont, Y., Ng, M., Poole, S., Boksa, P. and Luheshi G.N. (2005) The role of cytokines in mediating effects of prenatal infection on the fetus: implications for schizophrenia. Mol. Psychiatry [Epub ahead of print: Sep 27, 2005].
4. El-Khodor, B.F. and Boksa, P. (2003) Differential vulnerability of male versus female rats to long-term effects of birth insult on brain catecholamine levels. Exp. Neurol. 182(1), 208-219.
5. Joober, R., Zarate J.M., Rouleau G.A., Skamene E. and Boksa, P. (2002) Provisional mapping of quantitative trait loci modulating the acoustic startle response and pre-pulse inhibition of acoustic startle. Neuropsychopharmacology 27, 765-781.
6. Flores, C., Stewart, J., Salmaso N., Zhang Y. and Boksa, P. (2002) Astrocytic basic fibroblast growth factor expression in dopaminergic regions after perinatal anoxia. Biological Psychiatry 52, 362-370.
7. El-Khodor, B.F. and Boksa, P. (2001) Caesarean section birth produces long-term alterations in D1 receptors and in stress-induced regulation of D3 and D4 receptors in the rat. Neuropsychopharmacology 25, 423-439.
8. Vaillancourt C. and Boksa P. (2000) Birth insult alters dopamine-mediated behavior in a precocial species, the guinea pig: implications for schizophrenia. Neuropsychopharmacology 23, 654-666.
9. El-Khodor, B.F. and Boksa, P. (1998) Birth insult increases amphetamine-induced behavioral responses in the adult rat. Neuroscience 87, 893-904.
10. El-Khodor, B. F. and Boksa, P (1997) Long-term reciprocal changes in dopamine levels in prefrontal cortex versus nucleus accumbens in rats born by Caesarean section compared to vaginal birth. Exp. Neurol. 145, 118-129.

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