Kevin N. Boyd, Ph.D.

Toxicology University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 
Alcohol, GABA, neurosteroids
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A Leslie Morrow grad student 2009 UNC Chapel Hill
 (Mechanisms of ethanol-induced steroidogenesis following acute and chronic ethanol exposure.)
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Werner DF, Porcu P, Boyd KN, et al. (2016) Ethanol-induced GABAA receptor alpha4 subunit plasticity involves phosphorylation and neuroactive steroids. Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
Boyd KN, Kumar S, O'Buckley TK, et al. (2010) Chronic ethanol exposure produces tolerance to elevations in neuroactive steroids: mechanisms and reversal by exogenous ACTH. Journal of Neurochemistry. 115: 142-52
Kumar S, Suryanarayanan A, Boyd KN, et al. (2010) Ethanol reduces GABAA alpha1 subunit receptor surface expression by a protein kinase Cgamma-dependent mechanism in cultured cerebral cortical neurons. Molecular Pharmacology. 77: 793-803
Boyd KN, Kumar S, O'Buckley TK, et al. (2010) Ethanol induction of steroidogenesis in rat adrenal and brain is dependent upon pituitary ACTH release and de novo adrenal StAR synthesis. Journal of Neurochemistry. 112: 784-96
Boyd KN, O'Buckley TK, Morrow AL. (2008) Role of acetaldehyde in ethanol-induced elevation of the neuroactive steroid 3alpha-hydroxy-5alpha-pregnan-20-one in rats. Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research. 32: 1774-81
Morrow A, Boyd K, Porcu P. (2008) S.24.05 Neurosteroids mediate alcohol sensitivity: mechanisms and therapeutic relevance European Neuropsychopharmacology. 18: S192
Morrow AL, Porcu P, Boyd KN, et al. (2006) Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis modulation of GABAergic neuroactive steroids influences ethanol sensitivity and drinking behavior. Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience. 8: 463-77
Khisti RT, Boyd KN, Kumar S, et al. (2005) Systemic ethanol administration elevates deoxycorticosterone levels and chronic ethanol exposure attenuates this response. Brain Research. 1049: 104-11
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