Popular neuroscience papers from EJN

21 November 2007


21 November, 2007 in FENS News

Popular neuroscience papers from EJN
The FENS Journal, EJN, is a multidisciplinary journal of broad scope publishing experimental and theoretical studies of nerve cells and nervous systems, including a range of approaches from molecular to behavioural and cognitive. Some of the journal’s most popular papers are highlighted below.

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Most downloaded

The three papers downloaded most over the past 12 months:

1. Regulation of miRNA expression during neural cell specification

Smirnova, Anja Gräfe, Andrea Seiler, Stefan Schumacher, Robert Nitsch, F. Gregory Wulczyn

2. Kinases and phosphatases and tau sites involved in Alzheimer neurofibrillary degeneration

Jian-Zhi Wang, Inge Grundke-Iqbal, Khalid Iqbal

3. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is required for the enhancement of hippocampal neurogenesis following environmental enrichment

Chiara Rossi, Andrea Angelucci, Laura Costantin, Chiara Braschi, Mario Mazzantini, Francesco Babbini, Maria Elena Fabbri, Lino Tessarollo, Lamberto Maffei, Nicoletta Berardi, Matteo Caleo

Papers contributing most to the latest Impact Factor®

The five papers that contributed the most citations towards the 2006 Impact Factor®:

1. Efficacy of doublecortin as a marker to analyse the absolute number and dendritic growth of newly generated neurons in the adult dentate gyrus

Muddanna S. Rao, Ashok K. Shetty

2. Doublecortin expression levels in adult brain reflect neurogenesis

Sebastien Couillard-Despres, Beate Winner, Susanne Schaubeck, Robert Aigner, Maurice Vroemen, Norbert Weidner, Ulrich Bogdahn, Jürgen Winkler, Hans-Georg Kuhn, Ludwig Aigner

3. Lesions of dorsolateral striatum preserve outcome expectancy but disrupt habit formation in instrumental learning

Henry H. Yin, Barbara J. Knowlton, Bernard W. Balleine

4. Hippocampal BDNF mediates the efficacy of exercise on synaptic plasticity and cognition

Shoshanna Vaynman, Zhe Ying, Fernando Gomez-Pinilla

5. Addictive and non-addictive drugs induce distinct and specific patterns of ERK activation in mouse brain

Emmanuel Valjent, Christiane Pagès, Denis Hervé, Jean-Antoine Girault, Jocelyne Caboche


The five most highly-cited papers from EJN since 2000 (all cited more than 100 times):

1. Action observation activates premotor and parietal areas in a somatotopic manner: an fMRI study

G. Buccino, F. Binkofski, G. R. Fink, L. Fadiga, L. Fogassi, V. Gallese, R. J. Seitz, K. Zilles, G. Rizzolatti, H.-J. Freund

2. Cannabinoids inhibit hippocampal GABAergic transmission and network oscillations

N. Hájos, I. Katona, S. S. Naiem, K. Mackie, C. Ledent, I. Mody, T. F. Freund

3. Doublecortin expression in the adult rat telencephalon

Juan Nacher, Carlos Crespo, Bruce S. McEwen

4. N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor-mediated increase of neurogenesis in adult rat dentate gyrus following stroke

Andreas Arvidsson, Zaal Kokaia, Olle Lindvall

5. The novel brain neuropeptide, orexin-A, modulates the sleep-wake cycle of rats

David C. Piper, Neil Upton, Martin I. Smith, A. Jackie Hunter

Full archive now online Every issue of EJN is available online from volume 1, issue 1 (January 1989). This archive is available free to members of FENS-affiliated societies who have activated their member access to EJN.

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