Publications

 

Selected Refereed Journal Articles:

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Li, Y., Lucas-Osma, A. M., Black, S., Bandet, M. V., Stephens, M. J., Vavrek, R., Sanelli, L., Fenrich, K. K., Di Narzo, A. F., Dracheva, S., Winship, I. R., Fouad, K., and Bennett, D. J.  Pericytes impair capillary blood flow and motor function after chronic spinal cord injury. Nature Medicine (2017). See also extra supplementary Figures

Fenrich, KK, May, Z, Torres-Espin, A, Forero, J, Bennett, D. J, and Fouad, K. Single pellet grasping following cervical spinal cord injury in adult rat using an automated full-time training robot. Behav Brain Res 299: 59-71 2016.

Narzo AF, Kozlenkov A, Ge Y, Zhang B, Sanelli L, May Z, Li Y, Fouad K, Cardozo C, Koonin EV, Bennett DJ, and Dracheva S. Decrease of mRNA Editing after Spinal Cord Injury is Caused by Down-regulation of ADAR2 that is Triggered by Inflammatory Response. Scientific reports 5: 12615, 2015.

Fenrich KK, May Z, Hurd C, Boychuk CE, Kowalczewski J, Bennett DJ, Whishaw IQ, and Fouad K. Improved single pellet grasping using automated ad libitum full-time training robot. Behavioural brain research 281: 137-148, 2015.

Li Y, Li L, Stephens MJ, Zenner D, Murray KC, Winship IR, Vavrek R, Baker GB, Fouad K, and Bennett DJ. Synthesis, transport, and metabolism of serotonin formed from exogenously applied 5-HTP after spinal cord injury in rats. J Neurophysiol 111: 145-163, 2014.

Fouad K, Bennett DJ, Vavrek R, and Blesch A. Long-term viral brain-derived neurotrophic factor delivery promotes spasticity in rats with a cervical spinal cord hemisection. Frontiers in neurology 4: 187, 2013.

D'Amico J, Li Y, Bennett DJ, and Gorassini MA. Reduction of Spinal Sensory Transmission by Facilitation of 5HT1 Receptors in Non-injured and Spinal Cord Injured Humans. J Neurophysiol, 2013.

D'Amico J, Murray KC, Li Y, Chan KM, Finlay MG, Bennett DJ, and Gorassini MA. Constitutively Active 5HT2/alpha1 Receptors Facilitate Muscle Spasms After Human Spinal Cord Injury. J Neurophysiol, 2013.

Fedirchuk B, Stecina K, Kristensen KK, Zhang M, Meehan CF, Bennett DJ, and Hultborn H. Rhythmic activity of feline dorsal and ventral spinocerebellar tract neurons during fictive motor actions. J Neurophysiol 109: 375-388, 2013.

Sławińska U, Rossignol S, Bennett DJ, Schmidt BJ, Frigon A, Fouad K, and Jordan LM. Comment on ''Restoring Voluntary Control of Locomotion After Paralyzing Spinal Cord Injury''. Science 338: 328, 2012.

Manuel M, Li Y, Elbasiouny SM, Murray KC, Griener AL, Heckman CJ, and Bennett DJ. NMDA induces persistent inward and outward currents that cause rhythmic bursting in adult rodent motoneurons. J Neurophysiol, 2012.

Lu P, Blesch A, Graham L, Wang Y, Samara R, Banos K, Haringer V, Havton L, Weishaupt N, Bennett D, Fouad K, and Tuszynski MH. Motor axonal regeneration after partial and complete spinal cord transection. J Neurosci 32: 8208-8218, 2012.

Murray KC, Stephens MJ, Rank MM, D'Amico J, Gorassini MA, and Bennett DJ. Polysynaptic excitatory postsynaptic potentials that trigger spasms after spinal cord injury in rats are inhibited by 5-HT1B and 5-HT1F receptors. J Neurophysiol., 106: 925-943, 2011.

Murray KC, Stephens MJ, Ballou EW, Heckman CJ, and Bennett DJ. Motoneuron Excitability and Muscle Spasms Are Regulated by 5-HT2B and 5-HT2C Receptor Activity. J Neurophysiol 105: 731-748, 2011.

Harris RL, Bennett DJ, Levine MA and Putnam CT. Tail muscle parvalbumin content is decreased in chronic sacral spinal cord injured rats with spasticity. Exp Physiol 96:1311-1320, 2011.

Rank MM, Murray KC, Stephens MJ, D'Amico J, Gorassini MA, and Bennett DJ. Adrenergic receptors modulate motoneuron excitability, sensory synaptic transmission and muscle spasms after chronic spinal cord injury. J Neurophysiol 105: 410-422, 2011.

Fouad K, Rank MM, Vavrek R, Murray KC, Sanelli L, and Bennett DJ. Locomotion after spinal cord injury depends on constitutive activity in serotonin receptors. J Neurophysiol 104: 2975-2984, 2010.

Murray KC, Nakae A, Stephens MJ, Rank M, D'Amico J, Harvey PJ, Li X, Harris RL, Ballou EW, Anelli R, Heckman CJ, Mashimo T, Vavrek R, Sanelli L, Gorassini MA, Bennett DJ, and Fouad K*. Recovery of motoneuron and locomotor function after spinal cord injury depends on constitutive activity in 5-HT(2C) receptors. Nature Medicine 16: 694-700, 2010, plus Supplemental Material.

Norton JA, Bennett DJ, Knash ME, Murray KC, and Gorassini MA. Changes in sensory-evoked synaptic activation of motoneurons after spinal cord injury in man. Brain 131: 1478-1491, 2008.

Bennett DJ. Demystifying spasticity. J Neurophysiol 99: 1041-1043, 2008.

Rank MM, Li X, Bennett DJ, and Gorassini MA. Role of endogenous release of norepinephrine in muscle spasms after chronic spinal cord injury. J Neurophysiol 97: 3166-3180, 2007.

Li X and Bennett DJ. Apamin-sensitive calcium-activated potassium currents (SK) are activated by persistent calcium currents in rat motoneurons. J Neurophysiol 97: 3314-3330, 2007.

Li X, Murray K, Harvey PJ, Ballou EW, and Bennett DJ. Serotonin facilitates a persistent calcium current in motoneurons of rats with and without chronic spinal cord injury. J Neurophysiol 97: 1236-1246, 2007.

Harris RL, Putman CT, Rank M, Sanelli L, and Bennett DJ. Spastic tail muscles recover from myofiber atrophy and myosin heavy chain transformations in chronic spinal rats. J Neurophysiol 97: 1040-1051, 2007.

Anelli R, Sanelli L, Bennett DJ, and Heckman CJ. Expression of L-type calcium channel alpha(1)-1.2 and alpha(1)-1.3 subunits on rat sacral motoneurons following chronic spinal cord injury. Neuroscience 145: 751-763, 2007.

Harvey PJ, Li X, Li Y, and Bennett DJ. 5-HT2 receptor activation facilitates a persistent sodium current and repetitive firing in spinal motoneurons of rats with and without chronic spinal cord injury. J Neurophysiol 96: 1158-1170, 2006.

Harvey PJ, Li X, Li Y, and Bennett DJ. Endogenous monoamine receptor activation is essential for enabling persistent sodium currents and repetitive firing in rat spinal motoneurons. J Neurophysiol 96: 1171-1186, 2006.

Harvey PJ, Li Y, Li X, and Bennett DJ. Persistent sodium currents and repetitive firing in motoneurons of the sacrocaudal spinal cord of adult rats. J Neurophysiol 96: 1141-1157, 2006.

Elbasiouny SM, Bennett DJ, and Mushahwar VK. Simulation of Ca2+ persistent inward currents in spinal motoneurones: mode of activation and integration of synaptic inputs. J Physiol 570: 355-374, 2006.

Harris RLW, Bobet, J, Sanelli L, and Bennett DJ. Tail muscles become slow but fatigable in chronic sacral spinal rats with spasticity. J Neurophysiol 95: 1124-33, 2006.

Harvey, PJ, Gordon, T, Grochmal, J, Tetzlaff, W and Bennett, DJ, An investigation into the potential for activity-dependent regeneration of the rubrospinal tract after spinal cord injury. Euro J Neurosci 22: 3025-35, 2005.

ElBasiouny, SM, Bennett, DJ and Mushahwar, VK, Simulation of dendritic Cav1.3 channels in cat lumbar motoneurons: their dendritic spatial distribution. J Neurophysiol 94: 3961-74, 2005.

Heckman CJ, Gorassini MA, and Bennett DJ. Persistent inward currents in motoneuron dendrites: Implications for motor output. Muscle Nerve, 31: 135-156, 2005.

Bennett DJ, Sanelli L, Cooke C, Harvey PJ, and Gorassini MA. Spastic long-lasting reflexes in the awake rat after sacral spinal cord injury. J Neurophysiol 91: 2247-2258, 2004.

Li Y, Gorassini MA, and Bennett DJ. Role of persistent sodium and calcium currents in motoneuron firing and spasticity in chronic spinal rats. J Neurophysiol 91: 767-783, 2004.

Li Y, Harvey PJ, Li, X. and Bennett DJ. Spastic long-lasting reflexes in the chronic spinal rat, studied in vitro. J Neurophysiol 91: 2236-2246, 2004.

Gorassini MA, Knash M, Harvey PJ, Bennett DJ, and Yang JF. Role of motoneuron plateau potentials in the generation of involuntary muscle spasms after spinal cord injury. Brain 127: 2247-2258, 2004.

Li Y, Li X, Harvey PJ, and Bennett DJ. Effects of baclofen on spinal reflexes and persistent inward currents in motoneurons of chronic spinal rats with spasticity. J Neurophysiol 92: 2694-2703, 2004.

Li Y and Bennett DJ. Persistent sodium and calcium currents cause plateau potentials in motoneurons of chronic spinal rats. J Neurophysiol 90: 857-869, 2003.

Gorassini, M.A., Yang, J., Siu, M. and Bennett, D.J. Intrinsic activation of human motoneurons: reduction of motor unit recruitment thresholds by repeated contractions. J. Neurophysiol. 87:1859-1866, 2002.

Gorassini, M.A., Yang, J., Siu, M. and Bennett, D.J. Intrinsic activation of human motoneurons: possible contribution to motor unit excitation. J. Neurophysiol. 87: 1850-1858, 2002.

De Serres, S.J., Bennett, D.J. and Stein, R.B. Stretch reflex gain in cat triceps surae muscles against compliant loads J. Physiol. (London) 545:1027-1040, 2002.

Collins, D. F., Gorassini, M., Bennett, D., Burke, D. and Gandevia, S. C., Recent evidence for plateau potentials in human motoneurones. Adv Exp Med Biol. 508: 227-235, 2002.

Cheng, J., Jovanovic, K., Aoyogi, Y., Bennett, D.J., Han, Y. and Stein, R.B. Differential distribution of interneurons in the neural networks that control walking in the mudpuppy (Necturus maculatus) spinal cord. Exp. Brain Res. 145: 190-198, 2002.

Bennett, D.J., Li, Y. and Siu, M. Plateau potentials in sacrocaudal motoneurons of chronic spinal rats, recorded in vitro. J. Neurophysiol. 86: 1955-1971, 2001a.

Bennett, D.J., Li, Y., Harvey, P. and Gorassini, M. Evidence for plateau potentials in tail motoneurons of awake chronic spinal rats with spasticity. J. Neurophysiol. 86, 1972-1982. 2001b.

Gorassini, M.A., Eken, T., Bennett, D.J., Kiehn, O. and Hultborn, H. Firing patterns of hindlimb motor units in the awake rat during locomotion. J. Neurophysiol. 83: 2002-2001, 2000c.

Bennett, D.J., Gorassini, M., Fouad, K., Sanelli, L., Han, Y. and Cheng, J. Spasticity in rats with sacral spinal cord injury. J. Neurotrauma 16:69-84, 1999a.

Gorassini, M.A., Bennett, D.J., Eken, T. Kiehn, O. and Hultborn, H. Activation patterns of hindlimb motoneurons in the awake rat and their relation to motoneuron intrinsic properties. J. Neurophysiol. 82: 709-717, 1999b.

Bennett, D.J., Hultborn, H., Fedirchuk, B. and Gorassini, M. Synaptic activation of plateaus in hindlimb motoneurons of decerebrate cats. J. Neurophysiol. 80: 2023-2037, 1998a.

Bennett, D.J., Hultborn, H., Fedirchuk, B. and Gorassini, M. Short-term plasticity in hindlimb motoneurons of decerebrate cats. J. Neurophysiol. 80:2038-2045, 1998b.

Cheng, J., Stein, R.B., Jovanovic, K., Yoshida, K., Bennett, D.J. and Han, Y. Identification, localization and modulation of neural networks for walking in mudpuppy (necturus maculatus) spinal cord. J. Neuroscience 18(11): 4295-4304, 1998.

Fouad, K. and Bennett, D.J. Decerebration by global ischemic stroke in rats. J. Neurosci. Methods 84:131- 137, 1998.

Gorassini, M., Bennett, D.J., and Yang, J.F. Self-sustained activation of human motor units. Neurosci. Lett. 247: 13-16, 1998.

Prochazka, A., Bennett, D.J., Stephens, M., Patrick, S.K., Sears, R., Roberts, T. and Jhamandas, J. Measurement of rigidity in Parkinson's disease. in: Focus on Parkinson’s Disease 10: 70-72, 1998.

Prochazka, A., Gillard, D., and Bennett, D.J. Positive force feedback control of muscles. J. Neurophysiol. 77: 3226-3236, 1997a.

Prochazka, A., Gillard, D. and Bennett, D.J. Implications of positive feedback in the control of movement. J. Neurophysiol. 77: 3237-3251, 1997b.

Prochazka, A., Bennett, D.J., Stephens, M., Patrick, S.K., Sears, R. Roberts, T. and Jhamandas, J. Measurement of rigidity in Parkinson's disease. Movement disorders 12(1): 24-32, 1997.

Bennett, D.J., De Serres, S.J. and Stein, R.B. Regulation of soleus muscle spindle sensitivity in decerebrate and spinal cats during postural and locomotor activities. J. Physiol. (London) 495:835-850, 1996a.

Bennett, D.J., De Serres, S.J. and Stein, R.B. Gain of the triceps surae stretch reflex in decerebrate and spinal cats during postural and locomotor activities. J. Physiol. (London) 496:837-850, 1996b.

Bennett, D.J., Gorassini, M. and Prochazka, A. Catching a ball: Contributions of intrinsic muscle stiffness, reflexes and higher-order responses. Can. J. Physiol. Pharm. 72: 525-534, 1994.1

Bennett, D.J. Stretch reflex responses in the human elbow joint during a voluntary movement. J. Physiol. (London) 474: 339-352, 1994.

Bennett, D.J. Torques generated at the human elbow joint in response to constant position errors imposed during voluntary movements. Exp. Brain Res., 95: 488-498, 1993a.

Bennett, D.J. Electromyographic responses to constant position errors imposed during voluntary elbow joint movement in human. Exp. Brain Res., 95: 499-508, 1993b.

Bennett, D.J., Hollerbach, J.M., Xu, Y. and Hunter, I.W. Time_varying stiffness of the human elbow joint during cyclic voluntary movement. Exp. Brain Res., 88: 433_442, 1992.

Bennett, D.J. and Loeb, E.P. Apparent approximations in sensorimotor transformations are due to errors in pointing. Behav. Brain Sciences, 15: 323_324 1992.

Bennett, D.J. and Hollerbach, J.M. Self_calibration of single_loop closed kinematic chains formed by dual or redundant manipulators. IEEE Trans. on Robotics and Automation, 7: 597_606, 1991.

Bennett, D.J., Hollerbach, J.M. and Geiger, D. Autonomous robot calibration for hand_eye coordination. Int. J. of Robotics Research, 10: 550_559, 1991.

Xu, Y., Hunter, I.W., Hollerbach, J.M. and Bennett, D.J. An airjet actuator system for identification of the human arm joint mechanical properties. IEEE Trans. Biomed. Eng., 38: 1111_1122, 1991.

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Book Chapters/Papers (Published/In Press):

Fouad K, Bennett DJ, Fischer H and A Bueschges (2011) Comparative Psychology of Motor Systems. In: Nelson RJ, Gallagher M and Weiner IB, eds, Handbook of Psychology, Volume 4: Biological Psycology, 2011.

Harvey PJ, Gorassini, M., Bennett, D.J. The Spastic Rat with Sacral Spinal Cord Injury. In: Animal Models of Movement Disorders, edited by LeDoux MS. San Diego: Elsevier, 2004.

Bennett, D.J., De Serres, S.J. and Stein, R.B. Modulation of spindle sensitivity and reflexes in decerebrate and spinal walking cats. in: Alpha and Gamma Motor Systems, A. Taylor, M. Gladden and R. Durbaba eds., Plenum Publ., New York, 1995, pp. 584-585.

Hollerbach, J.M. and Bennett, D.J. Feedforward vs. feedback in control of limb movements, in: Neural Prostheses: Replacing Motor Function after Disease or Disability, R.B. Stein and P. Hunter Peckham and D.B. Popovic, eds., Oxford Univ. Press, Oxford, 1992, pp. 129-147.

Bennett, D.J., Hollerbach, J.M., and Henri, P.D., Kinematic calibration by direct estimation of the Jacobian matrix. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Nice, pp. 351-357, 1992.

Bennett, D.J. and Hollerbach, J.M. Calibrating closed kinematic chains, in: Artificial Intelligence at MIT, Expanding Frontiers. P. Winston, ed., MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., 1990, pp. 250_267.

Bennett, D.J. and Hollerbach, J.M. Identifying the kinematics of robots, in: Artificial Intelligence at MIT, Expanding Frontiers. P. Winston, ed., MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., 1990, pp. 268_285.

Xu, Y., Hunter I.W., Hollerbach, J.M., and Bennett, D.J., An airjet perturbation device and its use in elbow posture mechanics. IEEE Eng. Med. Bio. Symp., Phil., PA. Nov 1_4, pp. 2116_2117, 1990.

Bennett, D.J., Xu, Y., Hollerbach, J.M., and Hunter, I.W., Mechanical properties of the human arm during voluntary movement. Canadian Medical and Biomedical Engineering Society Conference, June 9_12, Winnipeg, pp. 89_90, 1990.

Xu, Y., Bennett, D.J., Hollerbach, J.M., and Hunter, I.W., A wrist_mounted airjet for studying human arm joint mechanical properties. Canadian medical and Biomedical Engineering Society Conference June 9_12, Winnipeg, pp. 165_167, 1990.

Bennett, D.J., Hollerbach, J.M., Autonomous robot calibration for hand_eye coordination, in: Robotics Research: the Fifth International Symposium. H. Miura, ed., MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., 1989, pp. 137_144.

Bennett, D.J., and Hollerbach, J.M., Closed_loop kinematic calibration of the Utah_MIT Hand. International Symposium on Experimental Robotics June 19_21, Montreal, 1989.

Bennett, D.J., and Hollerbach, J.M., Identifying the kinematics of non_redundant serial chain manipulators by a closed_loop approach. Proc. Fourth International Conference on Advanced Robotic, Columbus, Ohio, June 13_15, pp. 514_524, 1989.

Bennett, D.J., and Hollerbach, J.M., Identifying the kinematics of robots and their tasks. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation May 14_19, 1989, Scottsdale, Arizona, pp. 580_586, 1989.

Hollerbach, J.M., and Bennett, D. J., Automatic kinematic calibration using a motion tracking system, in: Robotics Research: the Fourth International Symposium. R. Bolles and B. Roth, eds., MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., 1988, pp. 191_198.

Bennett, D.J., and Hollerbach, J.M., Self_calibration of single_loop, closed kinematic chains formed by dual or redundant manipulators. Proceedings of the 27th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Austin, Texas, December 7_9, pp. 627_629, 1988.

Hollerbach, J.M., and Bennett, D.J., Automatic kinematic calibration using a motion tracking system. Modelling and Control of Robotic Manipulators and Manufacturing Processes, DSC 6 ASME Winter Annual Boston, Dec. 13_18, Meeting: 93_100, 1987.