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TitleAdjunct Associate Professor
InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Pediatrics
AddressOne Baylor Plaza
Houston TX 77030
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    1. Sahnoune I, Inoue T, Kesler SR, Rodgers SP, Sabek OM, Pedersen SE, Zawaski JA, Nelson KH, Ris MD, Leasure JL, Gaber MW. Exercise ameliorates neurocognitive impairments in a translational model of pediatric radiotherapy. Neuro Oncol. 2018 Apr 09; 20(5):695-704. PMID: 29121259.
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    2. West RK, Maynard ME, Leasure JL. Binge ethanol effects on prefrontal cortex neurons, spatial working memory and task-induced neuronal activation in male and female rats. Physiol Behav. 2018 May 01; 188:79-85. PMID: 29407478.
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    3. Barton EA, Baker C, Leasure JL. Investigation of Sex Differences in the Microglial Response to Binge Ethanol and Exercise. Brain Sci. 2017 Oct 24; 7(10). PMID: 29064447.
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    4. Maynard ME, Barton EA, Robinson CR, Wooden JI, Leasure JL. Sex differences in hippocampal damage, cognitive impairment, and trophic factor expression in an animal model of an alcohol use disorder. Brain Struct Funct. 2017 Jul 27. PMID: 28752318.
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    5. Barton EA, Lu Y, Megjhani M, Maynard ME, Kulkarni PM, Roysam B, Leasure JL. Binge alcohol alters exercise-driven neuroplasticity. Neuroscience. 2017 Feb 20; 343:165-173. PMID: 27932309.
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    6. Rodgers SP, Zawaski JA, Sahnoune I, Leasure JL, Gaber MW. Radiation-Induced Growth Retardation and Microstructural and Metabolite Abnormalities in the Hippocampus. Neural Plast. 2016; 2016:3259621. PMID: 27242931; PMCID: PMC4875992.
    7. Maynard ME, Chung C, Comer A, Nelson K, Tran J, Werries N, Barton EA, Spinetta M, Leasure JL. Ambient temperature influences the neural benefits of exercise. Behav Brain Res. 2016 Feb 15; 299:27-31. PMID: 26608539.
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    8. Leasure JL, Neighbors C, Henderson CE, Young CM. Exercise and Alcohol Consumption: What We Know, What We Need to Know, and Why it is Important. Front Psychiatry. 2015; 6:156. PMID: 26578988.
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    9. Kulkarni PM, Barton E, Savelonas M, Padmanabhan R, Lu Y, Trett K, Shain W, Leasure JL, Roysam B. Quantitative 3-D analysis of GFAP labeled astrocytes from fluorescence confocal images. J Neurosci Methods. 2015 May 15; 246:38-51. PMID: 25745860.
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    10. Leasure JL, Neighbors C. Impulsivity moderates the association between physical activity and alcohol consumption. Alcohol. 2014 Jun; 48(4):361-6. PMID: 24525252.
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    11. Maynard ME, Leasure JL. Exercise enhances hippocampal recovery following binge ethanol exposure. PLoS One. 2013; 8(9):e76644. PMID: 24098797; PMCID: PMC3786922.
    12. Rodgers SP, Trevino M, Zawaski JA, Gaber MW, Leasure JL. Neurogenesis, exercise, and cognitive late effects of pediatric radiotherapy. Neural Plast. 2013; 2013:698528. PMID: 23691370; PMCID: PMC3649702.
    13. Hawley DF, Morch K, Christie BR, Leasure JL. Differential response of hippocampal subregions to stress and learning. PLoS One. 2012; 7(12):e53126. PMID: 23285257; PMCID: PMC3532167.
    14. Hawley DF, Leasure JL. Region-specific response of the hippocampus to chronic unpredictable stress. Hippocampus. 2012 Jun; 22(6):1338-49. PMID: 21805528.
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    15. Leasure JL, Grider M. The effect of mild post-stroke exercise on reactive neurogenesis and recovery of somatosensation in aged rats. Exp Neurol. 2010 Nov; 226(1):58-67. PMID: 20696163.
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    16. Leasure JL, Nixon K. Exercise neuroprotection in a rat model of binge alcohol consumption. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2010 Mar 1; 34(3):404-14. PMID: 20028365; PMCID: PMC2936244.
    17. Leasure JL, Decker L. Social isolation prevents exercise-induced proliferation of hippocampal progenitor cells in female rats. Hippocampus. 2009 Oct; 19(10):907-12. PMID: 19235230.
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    18. Leasure JL, Jones M. Forced and voluntary exercise differentially affect brain and behavior. Neuroscience. 2008 Oct 15; 156(3):456-65. PMID: 18721864.
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    19. Leasure JL, Giddabasappa A, Chaney S, Johnson JE, Pothakos K, Lau YS, Fox DA. Low-level human equivalent gestational lead exposure produces sex-specific motor and coordination abnormalities and late-onset obesity in year-old mice. Environ Health Perspect. 2008 Mar; 116(3):355-61. PMID: 18335103; PMCID: PMC2265051.
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