Peer reviewed
    • (2016) 4-Hz oscillations synchronize prefrontal-amygdala circuits during fear behavior.
      Karalis N, Dejean C, Chaudun F, Khoder S, Rozeske RR, Wurtz H, Bagur S,
      Benchenane K., Sirota A, Courtin J, Herry C.
      Nat Neurosci. 19(4):605-12.
    • (2015) From necessity to sufficiency in memory research: when sleep helps to understand wake experiences.
      Lacroix MM, De Lavilléon G, Benchenane K.
      Curr Opin Neurobiol. 35:156-62.
    • (2015) Astroglial Connexin 43 Hemichannels Modulate Olfactory Bulb Slow Oscillations.
      Roux L, Madar A, Lacroix MM, Yi C, Benchenane K., Giaume C.
      J Neurosci. 35(46):15339-52.
    • (2015) Interaction Between Hippocampus and Cerebellum Crus I in
      Sequence-Based but not Place-Based Navigation.
      Iglói K, Doeller CF, Paradis AL, Benchenane K., Berthoz A, Burgess N,
      Rondi-Reig L.
      Cereb Cortex 25(11):4146-54.
    • (2010) Sequential reinstatement of neocortical activity during slow oscillations depends on cells’ global excitability.
      Peyrache A, Benchenane K, Khamassi M, Wiener SI, Battaglia FP.
      Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, Jan; 3(18): 1-7.
    • (2008) Toward safer thrombolytic agents in stroke: molecular requirements for NMDA receptor-mediated neurotoxicity.
      *Lopez-Atalaya JP, Roussel BD, Levrat D, Parcq J, Nicole O, Hommet Y, Benchenane K, Castel H, Leprince J, To Van D, Bureau R, Rault S, Vaudry H, Petersen KU, Santos JS, Ali C, Vivien D.
      J. Cereb Blood Flow Metab. Jun;28(6):1212-21.
    • (2004) [2,7-Bis-(4-amidinobenzylidene)-cycloheptan-1-one dihydrochloride, tPA stop, prevents tPA-enhanced excitotoxicity both in vitro and in vivo.
      *Liot G, Benchenane K, Léveillé F, López-Atalaya JP, Fernández-Monreal M, Ruocco A, Mackenzie ET, Buisson A, Ali C, Vivien D.
      J. Cereb Blood Flow Metab. Oct;24(10):1153-9.
    • (2004) Equivocal roles of tissue-type plasminogen activator in stroke-induced injury. *Benchenane K, López-Atalaya JP, Fernández-Monreal M, Touzani O, Vivien D.
      Trends Neurosci. Mar;27(3):155-60. (review)
    • (2002) Matching gene expression with hypometabolism after cerebral ischemia in the nonhuman primate.
      *Chuquet J**, Benchenane K**, Liot G, Fernández-Monreal M, Toutain J, Blanchet S, Eveno E, Auffray C, Piétu G, Buisson A, Touzani O, MacKenzie ET, Vivien D. **equal contribution.
      J. Cereb Blood Flow Metab. Oct;22(10):1165-9.

(*: with PhD supervisor)

Book Chapter
Invited presentation


    • French national journal
      • Le Monde, June 13, 2009, p18
      • L’Humanité Dimanche, 3-9 February 2011, p80-81
    • French scientific review for the general public
      • La Recherche, September 2009, n°433, p26
      • Science et Vie, August 2009, n°1103, p15
      • L’Essentiel Cerveau et Psycho n° 6 May & July 2011, p60-65



    • RTL (french national broadcast), June 01, 2009.
    • RSR (swiss national broadcast), July 01, 2009.


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