Publications

Recent Research Articles

  1. Margret,C.P., Li, C.X., Elberger, A.J., Matta, S.G., Chappell T.D., Waters, R.S. (2005 April 22) Prenatal alcohol exposure alters the size, but not the pattern, of the whisker representation in neonatal rat barrel cortex. Exp.Brain Res.
  2. Margret,C.P., Li, C.X., Chappell T.D., Elberger, A.J., Matta, S.G., Waters, R.S. (2005) Prenatal alcohol exposure delays the development of the cortical barrel field in neonatal rats. Exp. Brain Res (submitted).
  3. Margret, C.P., Chappel, T.D., Li, C.X., Matta, S.G., Waters, R.S. (2005) Prenatal alcohol exposure alters the forepaw barrel subfield (FBS) in neonatal rats: relationship between structure and function. Exp. Brain Res (submitted).
  4. Li, C.X., Wei, X., Lu, L., Peirce, J.L., Williams, R.W., Waters, R.S. (2005) Genetic analysis of barrel field size in the first somatosensory area (SI) in inbred and recombinant inbred strains of mice. Somatosensory and Motor Res (in press).
  5. Pearson, P.P., Li, C.X., Chappell T.D. Waters, R.S.(2003) Delayed reorganization of the shoulder representation forepaw barrel subfield (FBS) in first somatosensory cortex (SI) following forelimb deafferentation in adult rats. Exp Brain Res 153:100-112.
  6. Li,C.X., Waters, R.S. (2002) Removal of GABA-inhibition elevates subthreshold peripheral input to firing level in neurons in forepaw barrel subfield (FBS) in rat somatosensory (SI) cortex. Exp Brain Res 145:411-428.
  7. PearsonP.P., Arnold, P. B., Oladehin, A, Li, C. X., Waters, R.S. (2001) The shoulder representation area in the rat first somatosensory cortical area (SI) does not project directly to the forepaw barrel subfield (FBS) nor is this shoulder are a necessary for large-scale reorganization in the FBS following limbdeafferentation. Exp Brain Res138:8-25.
  8. Oladehin,A,, Waters, R.S. (2001) Activation of hippocampus during enduranceexercise. Exp Brain Res 137:26-35.
  9. Arnold, P.B., Li, C.X., Waters, R.S. (2001) Somatosensory thalamic projection neuronalarobrization patterns spread beyond the confines of single cortical barrels: anin-vivo retrograde and intradellular tracing study in rat. Exp Brain Res 136:152-168.
  10. Pearson, P.P., Li, C.X., Waters, R.S. (1999) Effects of Large-scale limb deafferentation on the morphological and physiological organization of the forepaw barrel subfield (FBS) in adult and neonatal rats. Exp Brain Res 128:315-331.

Recent Paper(S) Read Before and/or Published in Abstract Form

  1. Li, C.X., Chappell, T.D., Waters, R.S. (2005) Possible roles of Thalamic Reticular Nucleus and Cuneate Nucleus in Large-Scale Cortical Reorganization. Society for Neuroscience 35 Annual Meeting (Abst).
  2. Li, C.X., Li, C.S., Smith, D.V., Waters, R.S. (2005) Intracellular characterization of taste-responsive neurons of the hamster solitary nucleus. Am Chem Sense 27 (Abst).
  3. Chappell, T.D., Oladehin, A., Margret, C.P., Li, C.X., Elberger, A.J., Matta, S.G., Waters, R.S. (2005) Prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) reduces cell number in whisker barrel cortex in rats examined at six weeks of age: a Neu-N labeling study. Res Soc Alcohol Annual Meeting, Santa Barbara, CA.
  4. Margret, C.P., Elberger, A.J., Li, C.X., Tyson Chappel, T.D., Matta, S.G., Waters, R.S. (2005) Prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) delays thalamocortical input to barrel field cortex in early postnatal rats: A DiI labeling study. Res Soc Alcohol Annual Meeting, Santa Barbara, CA.
  5. Chappell T.D., Li, C.X., Matta, S.G., Oladehin, A., Waters, R.S. (2004) Prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) differentially affect the size of the vibrissae representation in adult rat barrel cortex. Society for Neuroscience 34 Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA: (Abst).
  6. Margret C.P., Li, C.X., Matta, S.G., Waters, R.S. (2004) Prenatal alcohol exposure delays somatosensory barrel field development. Alcohol Clin Exp Res 28:167A.
  7. Waters R.S., Li, C.S, Li, C.X, Smith, D.V. (2004) Intracellular recording and labeling demonstrates single axons from taste-responsive neurons in the nucleus of the solitary tract projecting to both parabrachial and hypoglossal nuclei. ISOT Kyoto, Japan.
  8. Margret C.P., Li, C.X., Matta, S.G., Waters, R.S. (2003) Prenatal alcohol exposure reduces the size of vibrissae and forepaw representations in neonate rat barrel field cortex without altering barrel pattern: relationship between peripheral structure and central representation. Res Soc Alcohol AnnualMeeting. Ft. Lauderdale.
  9. Waters, R.S., Li, C.X., Chappell, T.D (2003) Following forelimb amputation in adult rats, new shoulder representation in forepaw barrel subflield (FBS) in first somatosensory cortex (SI) are relayed from reorganized forepaw sites in ventroposterior lateral (VPL) thalamus. Society for Neuroscience 28: (Abst).
  10. Li, C.S., Li, C.X., Waters, R.S., Smith, D.V. (2003) In-vivo intracellular recording of gustatory neurons in hamster solitary nucleus. AmChem Senses 25 (Abst).
  11. Li, C.X., Li, C.S, Smith, D.V., Waters, R.S (2004) Single taste-responsive neurons in the nucleus of solitary tract project axons to both parabrachial and hypoglossal nuclei: an in-vivo intracellular recording and labeling study. Am Chem Senes 26 (Abst)
  12. Wei, X, Li, C.X., Lu, L, Williams, R.W., Waters, R.S. (2002) Quantitative analysis of the ventral posterior thalamic nucleus (VP) in inbred mice. Somatosensory Motor Res (in press).
  13. Li, C.X., Lu, L, Williams, R.W., Waters, R.S. (2001)Quantative analysis of the barrel field in somatosensory cortex (SI) in inbredmice. Society for Neuroscience 27: (Abst).
  14. Waters, R.S., Callaway, J.C., Li, C.X. (2001) Possible role of intrabarrel connections in rapid cortical reorganization. Society for Neuroscience 26. (Abst).

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