Review papers

 

  • Alaverdashvili M. and Whishaw I.Q. (2013) A behavioral method for identifying recovery and compensation: Hand use in a preclinical stroke model using the single pellet reaching task. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews 37; 950-967. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23583614
  • Whishaw I.Q., Alaverdashvili M., Kolb B. (2008) The problem of relating plasticity and skilled reaching after motor cortex stroke in the rat. Behavioural Brain Research, 192:124-36. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18282620
 

Primary research journals

 
  • Alaverdashvili M., Paterson P.G. (2017) Mapping the dynamics of cortical neuroplasticity of skilled motor learning using X-ray fluorescence and histofluorescence imaging of zinc in the rat. Behavioral Brain Research, 318:52-60. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27840249
  • Hackett M.J, Sylvain N., Hou H., Caine S., Alaverdashvili M., Pushie, M.J., Kelly M.E. (2016) Concurrent glycogen and lactate imaging with FTIR spectroscopy to spatially localize metabolic parameters of the glial response following brain ischemia. Analytical Chemistry, 88:10949-10956. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27690391
  • Alaverdashvili M., Li X., Paterson P. G. (2015) Protein-energy malnutrition causes deficits in motor function in adult rats. Journal of Nutrition, 45(11):2503-1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26423735
  • Alaverdashvili M., Paterson P. G, Bradley M.  (2015) Laser system refinements to reduce variability in infarct size in the rat photothrombotic stroke model. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 30; 247:58-66. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25840363
  • Alaverdashvili M., Hackett M. J., Pickering I. J., Paterson P. G. (2014) Laminar-specific distribution of zinc: Evidence for presence of layer IV in forelimb motor cortex in the rat. NeuroImage, 10; 502-10.  (Image highlighted on the front cover of NeuroImage) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1053811914007204
  • Karl J.M., Alaverdashvili M., Cross A.R., Whishaw I.Q. (2010) Thinning, movement, and volume loss of residual cortical tissue occurs after stroke in the adult rat as identified by histological and MRI analysis. Neuroscience, 170, 123-37. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20600639
  • Alaverdashvili M. and Whishaw I.Q. (2010) Compensation aids skilled reaching in aging and in recovery from forelimb motor cortex stroke in the rat. Neuroscience, 167, 21-30. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20149844
  • Sacrey L.A.R, Alaverdashvili M. and Whishaw I.Q. (2009) Similar hand shaping in reaching-for-food (skilled reaching) in rats and humans provides evidence of homologyin release, collection, and manipulation movements. Behavioural Brain Researh, 204, 153-161. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19520119
  • Moon S.K., Alaverdashvili M, Cross A.R., Whishaw I.Q. (2009) Both compensation and recovery of skilled reaching following small photothrombotic stroke to motor cortex in the rat. Experimental Neurology, 218(1):145-53.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19409894
  • Lim D.H., Alaverdashvili M. and Whishaw I.Q. (2008) Nicotine does not improve recovery from learned nonuse nor improve constraint-induced therapy after motor cortex stroke in the rat. Behavioural Brain Research, 198(2): 411-419. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19100291
  • Alaverdashvili M., Moon S.K., Beckman C., Virag A. and Whishaw I.Q. (2008) Acute but not chronic differences in skilled reaching for food following motor cortex devascularization vs photothrombotic stroke in the rat. Neuroscience, 157: 297-308. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18848605
  • Alaverdashvili M., Leblond H., Rossignol S. and Whishaw I.Q. (2008) Cineradiographic (video X-ray) analysis of skilled reaching in a single pellet reaching task provides insight into relative contribution of body, head, oral, and forelimb movement in rats. Behavioural Brain Research, 192: 232-247. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18514337
  • Alaverdashvili M., Foroud M., Lim D.H. and Whishaw I.Q. (2008) “Learned baduse” limits recovery of skilled reaching for food after forelimb motor cortex stroke in rats: Interference by reach attempts on success. Behavioural Brain Research, 188. 281–290. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18155782
  • Alaverdashvili M. and Whishaw I.Q. (2008) Motor cortex stroke impairs individual digit movement in skilled reaching by the rat. European Journal of Neuroscience, 28: 311-322. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18702702
  • Alaverdashvili M., Lim D.H., Whishaw I.Q. (2007) No improvement by amphetamine on learned nonuse, attempts, success, or movement in skilled reaching by the rat after motor cortex stroke. European Journal of Neuroscience, 25: 3442-3452. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17553013
  • Alaverdashvili M., Kubova H., Mares P. (2005) Motor performance and behaviour in immature rats are not compromised by a high dose of topiramate. Epilepsy and Behaviour, 7: 222-230. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15996529
  • Naneishvili T., Asanidze T., Alaverdashvili M., Devdariani M., Noselidze A. (2002) The importance of the drug self-administration frequency during the development of drug-addiction and formation of the “heavy” user in albino rats. Bulletin of the Georgian Academy of Sciences, 165: 98-101.
  • Dashniani M.G., Alaverdashvili M., Naneishvili T.L., Burdzhanadze M.A. (2002) Concerning a conflict nature of the spatial delayed response test. Zhurnal vysshei nervnoi deiatelnosti imeni I P Pavlova. 52: 78-84. (written in Russian) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11899671
  • Asanidze T., Alaverdashvili M., Aragveli R., Burdjanadze M., Dashniani M., Devdariani M., Nosolidze A., Chkhikvishvili N., Naneishvili T. (2000) Regularities off drug addiction development in the rat. Proceedings of the Georgian Academy of Sciences Biological Series, 25:269-274
  • Alaverdashvili M, Dashniani M, Naneishvili. Burjanadze M. (1999) Analysis of changes of rat’s emotional state in spatial delayed response task. “Mkurnali” 8-9: 45-48. (written in Georgian)
  • Alaverdashvili M., Dashniani M., Naneishvili T. (1999) Regularities of spatial delayed responses (indirect type) in different conditions of testing. Proceedings of the Georgian Academy of Sciences Biological Series, 25:183-189.