Department of Psychology



Harrington, M.E., The Design of Experiments in Neuroscience, Second Edition, Sage, 2010 link

Harrington, M (2010) Location, location, location: important for jet-lagged loops, J Clin Invest, 120:2265-7.

Guenthner CJ*, Bickar D, Harrington ME (2009) Heme reversibly damps PERIOD2 rhythms in mouse suprachiasmatic nucleus explants. Neuroscience. 164: 832-841. link

 Davidson A, Castanon-Cervantes O, Leise T, Molyneux P, Harrington M (2009) Visualizing jet lag in the mouse suprachiasmatic nucleus and peripheral circadian timing system, European Journal of Neuroscience, 29: 171-80.

Agostino PV, Harrington ME, Ralph MR, and Golombek DA (2009) Casein kinase-1-epsilon (ck1e) and circadian photic responses in hamsters, Chronobiology International, 26: 126-133.

Molyneux PC, Dahlgren MK, and Harrington ME (2008)Circadian entrainment aftereffects in suprachiasmatic nuclei and peripheral tissues in vitro, Brain Research, 1228: 127-134.

Mickman C, Stubblefield J, Harrington ME, and Nelson DE (2008) Photoperiod alters the phase difference between activity onset in vivo and mPer2::luc peak in vitro, American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, 295: R1688-94.

Kim HJ, and Harrington ME (2008) Neuropeptide Y-deficient mice show altered circadian response to simulated natural photoperiod, Brain Research 1246: 96-100.

Kessler EJ, Sprouse J, Harrington ME. (2008) NAN-190 potentiates the circadian response to light and speeds re-entrainment to advanced light cycles. Neuroscience. link

PC Yannielli, PC Molyneux, ME Harrington, DA Golombek (2007) Ghrelin effects on the circadian system of mice. J. Neurosci, 27: 2890-5. link

Chansard M, Molyneux P, Nomura K, Harrington ME, Fukuhara C (2007) c-Jun-N-terminal kinase inhibitor SP600125 modulates the period of mamalian circadian rhythms. Neuroscience 145: 812-23 . link

M Harrington, P Molyneux, S Soscia*, C Prabakar*, J McKinley-Brewer, and G Lall (2007) Behavioral and neurochemical sources of variability of circadian period and phase: Studies of circadian rhythms of npy-/- mice, American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology 292: R1306-1314. link

G Lall and ME Harrington (2006) Potentiation of the resetting effects of light on circadian rhythms of hamsters using serotonin and neuropeptide Y receptor antagonists. Neuroscience, 141: 1545-52. link

S. Soscia and ME Harrington (2005) Neuropeptide Y does not reset the circadian clock in NPY Y2-/- mice, Neuroscience Letters, 373: 175-178. pdf

Hai-Ying M. Cheng, Karl Obrietan, Sean W. Cain, Bo Young Lee, Patricia V. Agostino, Nicholas A. Joza, Mary E. Harrington, Martin R. Ralph, Josef M. Penninger (2004) Dexras1 potentiates photic and suppresses non-photic responses of the circadian clock, Neuron, 43: 715-728. pdf

PC Yannielli and ME Harrington (2004) Let there be 'more' light: enhancement of light actions on the circadian system through non-photic pathways, Progress in Neurobiology 74: 59-76. pdf

S Soscia and ME Harrington, Neuropeptide Y attenuates NMDA-induced phase shifts in the SCN of the NPY Y1 receptor knockout mice in vitro, Brain Research, 1023 (2004) 148-153. pdf

PC Yannielli, J. McKinley Brewer and M.E. Harrington, Activation of the NPY Y5 receptor suppresses circadian responses to light while its blockade potentiates them: complementary in vivo and in vitro studies. European Journal of Neuroscience, 18 (2004) 891-897. pdf

A.C. Hall and M.E. Harrington, ‘Experimental Methods in Neuroscience’: an undergraduate neuroscience laboratory course for teaching ethical issues, laboratory techniques, experimental design and analysis, The Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education, 2 (2003) A1-A7. link

C.A. Christian* and M.E. Harrington, Three days of novel wheel access diminishes light-induced phase delays in vivo with no effect on per1 induction by light, Chronobiology International, 19 (2002) 671-682. pdf

P.C. Yannielli, J. McKinley Brewer and M.E. Harrington, Is novel wheel inhibition of per1 and per2 expression linked to phase shift occurrence?, Neuroscience, 112 (2002) 677-685. pdf

J. McKinley Brewer, P.C. Yannielli and M.E. Harrington, Neuropeptide Y differentially suppresses per1 and per2 mRNA induced by light in the suprachiasmatic nuclei of the golden hamster, Journal of Biological Rhythms,17 (2002) 28-39. pdf

C. Fukuhara, J. McKinley Brewer, J.C. Dirdena, E.L. Bittman, G. Tosini and M.E. Harrington, Neuropeptide Y rapidly reduces period1 and period2 mRNA levels in the hamster suprachiasmatic nucleus, Neuroscience Letters, 314 (2001) 119-122. pdf

P.C. Yannielli and M.E. Harrington, The neuropeptide Y5 receptor mediates the blockade of “photic-like” NMDA-induced phase shifts, Journal of Neuroscience, 21 (2001) 5367-5373. pdf

K.M. Schak*, S.P. Scordilis, G. Ferreyra, M.E. Harrington, Neuropeptide Y activates protein kinase C in hamster suprachiasmatic nuclei brain slices, Biological Rhythm Research, 32 (2001) 201-206. pdf

PC Yannielli and ME Harrington, Neuropeptide Y in the mammalian system: Effects on light-induced circadian responses, Peptides, 22 (2001) 547-556.

M.E. Harrington, S.M. Biello and P. Panula, Effects of histamine on circadian rhythms and hibernation, Biological Rhythms Research, 31 (2000) 374-390.

P.C. Yannielli and M.E. Harrington, Neuropeptide Y applied in vitro can block the phase shifts induced by light in vivo, NeuroReport, 11 (2000) 1587-1591. pdf

M.E. Harrington and K.M. Schak*, Neuropeptide Y phase advances the in vitro hamster circadian clock during the subjective day with no effect on phase during the subjective night, Canadian Journal of Pharmacology and Physiology, 78 (2000) 87-92.

Recent Abstracts

Molyneux, P., Dahlgren, M., Harrington, ME, Circadian period plasticity of the suprachiasmatic nuclei, lung, thymus, esophagus, and spleen of PER2::LUC mice, Soc. for Nsci, 156.19, 2006. poster

Fukuhara, C., Chansard, M., Molyneux, P., Harrington, ME, Modulation of period length by c-Jun N-terminal kinases in mammals, Soc. for Nsci, 459.21, 2006.

Kerchner, MT, Harrington, ME New resources and support for undergraduate neuroscientists and their mentors - Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (FUN), Soc. for Nsci., 24.18, 2006.

Harrington, M., Anderson, A.P., Hall, A.C., Teaching research skills to students in neuroscience, Soc. for Nsci, 20.13, 2005. poster

Bittman, E, Chait, Y, Hollot CV, Harrington M, Is the mammalian circadian clock a resonant-circuit oscillator? Soc. Res. Biol. Rhythms, 2004

Sandstrom, NJ, Turgeon, SM, George, SA, Thornton, JE, Smith, DA, Hall, AC, Harrington, ME, A comparison of neuroscience programs at Amherst, Oberlin, Smith, and Williams College, Soc. Nsci, 2004, 28.17.

McKeon, J.*, Tanenhaus, A.*, Molyneux, P., Heald, T.*, Bickar, D., Harrington, ME, The role of neuropeptide Y Y2 receptor in the circadian system of the mouse, Soc. Nsci, 2004, 195.12. pdf

Petit, LM*, Jerry, DJ, Bittman, EL, and Harrington, ME Effects of circadian rhythm disruption on radiation-induced apoptosis, Soc. Res. Biol. Rhythms, 2004. pdf

Prabakar C*, McKinley Brewer J, and Harrington ME. Reduced light-induced per2 mRNA in NPY knockout mice. Soc. Res. Biol. Rhythms, 2004. pdf

Harrington ME, Soscia SJ*, McKeon J*, Hastings S*, Molyneux PC, Lall G. Circadian rhythms of NPY-/-, NPY Y2-/- and NPY Y5-/- mice. International NPY meeting, 2004.

Hastings S*, McKeon J*, Ward M*, Soscia S*, Molyneux PC, Harirngton ME. Circadian studies of NPY deficient and NPY Y2 receptor deficient mice. Soc. for Nsci., 2003. pdf

Molyneux, PC, Yannielli, PC, Harrington, ME. Neuropeptide Y does not alter light-induced Fos in the hamster SCN. Soc. for Nsci., 2003. pdf

Soscia SJ*, Lessard LC*, Lall G, Harrington ME. Circadian rhythms of NPY and NPY Y5 receptor knockout mice. Soc. for Nsci, 2002.

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