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Associate Professor in Neurosciences, University of Leicester


Tagoe T, Barker M, Jones A, Allcock N, Hamann M. Auditory nerve perinodal dysmyelination in noise-induced hearing loss. J Neurosci. (2014) 34:2684-8.

Barker M, Solinski HJ, Hashimoto H, Tagoe T, Pilati N, Hamann M. (2012) Acoustic overexposure increases the expression of VGLUT-2 mediated projections from the lateral vestibular nucleus to the dorsal cochlear nucleus. PLoS One 7: e35955.

Pilati N, Ison MJ, Barker M, Mulheran M, Large CH, Forsythe ID, Matthias J, Hamann M. (2012) Mechanisms contributing to central excitability changes during hearing loss. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 109:8292-7.

Pilati N, Large C, Forsythe ID, Hamann M. (2012). Acoustic over-exposure triggers burst firing in dorsal cochlear nucleus fusiform cells. Hear Res. 283: 98-106.

Barker M, Billups B. and Hamann M. (2009) Focal macromolecule delivery in neuronal tissue using simultaneous pressure ejection and local electroporation. J. Neurosci. Methods 15:273-84.

Pilati N, Barker M, Panteleimonitis S, Donga R. and Hamann M. (2008) A rapid method combining Golgi and Nissl staining to study neuronal morphology and cytoarchitecture. J Histochem Cytochem. 56:539-550.

Song P, Yang Y, Barnes-Davies M, Bhattacharjee A, Hamann M, Forsythe ID, Oliver DL and Kaczmarek LK. (2005) Acoustic environment determines phosphorylation state of Kv3.1 potassium channel in auditory neurons. Nat. Neurosci. 8: 1335-1342.

Hamann M., Billups B. and I. F. Forsythe (2003) Non-calyceal excitatory inputs mediate low fidelity synaptic transmission in rat auditory brainstem slices. Eur. J. Neurosci. 18: 2899-2902.

related to an anion conduction in relation to asthma

Hamann M., Gibson A., Davies N., Walhin J.P., Partington L., Trezise D. And Main M. (2009). Human ClCla1 modulates anion conduction of calcium activated chloride currents. J. Physiol. (Lond.) 15: 2255-74.

related to the synaptic transmission and role of transporters in the cerebellum and hippocampus in relation to ischaemia

Furness DN, Dehnes Y, Akhtar AQ, Rossi DJ, Hamann M, Grutle NJ, Gundersen V, Holmseth S, Lehre KP, Ullensvang K, Wojewodzic M, Zhou Y, Attwell D, Danbolt NC.(2008) A quantitative assessment of glutamate uptake into hippocampal synaptic terminals and astrocytes: new insights into a neuronal role for excitatory amino acid transporter 2 (EAAT2). Neuroscience 157: 80-94.

Hamann M., Rossi D.J., Mohr C., Andrade A.L. and D. Atwell (2005) The electrical response of cerebellar Purkinje neurons to simulated ischaemia. Brain. 128: 2408-2420.

P. Cavelier, M. Hamann, D. Rossi, P. Mobbs and D. Attwell (2005) Tonic excitation and inhibition of neurons: ambient transmitter. Sources and computational consequences. Prog. Biophys. Mol. Biol. 87:3-16.

Rossi DJ, Hamann M and Attwell D. (2003) Multiple transmitter release modes activate GABA-A receptors in cerebellar granule cells. J. Physiol.(Lond.) 548: 97-110.

Hamann M., Rossi D.J. and D. Attwell (2002) Tonic and spillover inhibition of granule cells control information flow through cerebellar cortex. Neuron 33, 625-633.

Hamann M., Rossi D.J., Marie H. and D. Attwell (2002) Knocking out the glial glutamate transporter GLT-1 reduces glutamate uptake but does not affect hippocampal glutamate dynamics in early simulated ischaemia. Eur. J. Neurosci. 15: 1-8.

Rossi D.J. and M. Hamann (1998) Spillover-mediated transmission at inhibitory synapses promoted by high affinity alpha6 subunit GABAA receptors and glomerular geometry. Neuron 20: 783-795.

Takahashi M, Billups B, Rossi D, Sarantis M, Hamann M and D. Attwell (1997) The role of glutamate transporters in glutamate homeostasis in the brain. J. Exp. Biol. 200, 401-409.

Hamann, M. and D. Attwell (1996). Non-synaptic release of ATP by electrical stimulation in rat brain slices of hippocampus, cerebellum and habenula. Eur. J. Neurosci. 8, 1510-1515.

related to the development and the role of voltage and ligand –gated ion channels in myoblasts

Baroffio, A., Hamann, M., Bernheim, L., Bochaton-Piallat, M.-L., Gabbiani, G., and C.R. Bader.(1996) Identification of self-renewing myoblasts in the progeny of single human satellite cells. Differentiation 60, 47-57.

Bernheim, L., Liu, J.-H., Hamann, M., Haenggeli, C.-A., Fischer-Lougheed, J., and C.R. Bader (1996) Contribution of a non-inactivating potassium current to the resting membrane potential of fusion-competent human myoblasts. J. Physiol. (Lond.) 493, 129-141.

Bernheim, L., Hamann, M., Liu, J-H., Fischer-Lougheed, J and C.R. Bader (1996). Role of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors at the vertebrate myotendinous junction: a hypothesis. Neuromusc. Disord. 6, 211-214.

Hamann, M., Chamoin, M.C., Portalier, P., Bernheim, L., Baroffio, A., Widmer, H., Bader, C.R., and J.P. Ternaux (1995). Human muscle myoblasts and myotubes synthesise and release acetylcholine. J. Physiol., 489, 791-803.

Widmer H., Hamann, M., Baroffio, A., Bijlenga, P., and C.R. Bader. (1995) Expression of a voltage dependant potassium current precedes fusion of human muscle satellite cells (myoblasts). J. Cell. Physiol. 162, 52-63.

Krause, R.M. Hamann, M., Bader, C.R., Liu, J.-H., Baroffio, A. and L. Bernheim (1995) Nicotinic acetylcholine receptor activation increases the rate of fusion of cultured human muscle myoblasts. J. Physiol., 489, 779-790.

Hamann M., Widmer, H., Baroffio, A., Aubry, J.P., Krause, R.M., Kaelin, A., and C.R. Bader. (1994) Sodium and potassium currents in freshly isolated and in proliferating human muscle satellite cells. J. Physiol. 475, 305-317

Baroffio A., Aubry J.P., Kaelin A., Krause R., Hamann M. and C.R. Bader (1993). Purification of human muscle satellite cells by flow cytometry. Muscle & Nerve 16, 498-505.

Bernheim L., Krause R., Baroffio A., Hamann M. and C.R. Bader (1993). Voltage-dependent proton current in cultured human skeletal myotubes. J. Physiol. (Lond.), 470, 313-333.

related to the pharmacology of GABA-A receptors and chloride channels

Taleb O., Trouslard J., Hamann M., Vanderheyden P., and P. Feltz. (1991). Characterization of chloride channels in pituitary intermediate lobe cells: sensitivity to internal calcium. Exp. Brain Res. 20, 57-60.

Hamann M., Desarmenien M., Vanderheyden P., Piguet P. and P. Feltz (1990). Electrophysiological study of ter-butyl-bicyclophosphorothionate induced block of spontaneous chloride channels. Mol. Pharmacol., 37, 578-582.

Hamann M., Desarmenien M., Desaulles E., Bader M.F. and P. Feltz (1988). Quantitative evaluation of the properties of a piridazinyl GABA derivative (SR 95531) as a GABAA competitive antagonist. An electrophysiological approach. Brain Res., 442, 287-296.

Desarmenien M., Desaulles E., Feltz P. and M. Hamann (1987). Electrophysiological study of SR42641, a novel aminopyridazine derivative of GABA: antagonistic properties and receptor selectivity. Br. J. Pharmacol., 90, 287-298.


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    Associate Professor in Neurosciences, University of Leicester