A sample of St. John's scholarship is given below. Reprints of articles are available by clicking on the PDF icon. For a full list, see the CV.
The Gustatory System (chapter 25). In: Neuroscience in Medicine, 3rd Ed., Ed: Conn PM, Humana Press, Towata, N.J.
Behavioral Analysis Of Taste In Rodent Models. In: Allan I. Basbaum, Akimichi Kaneko, Gordon M. Shepherd and Gerald Westheimer, editors. The Senses: A Comprehensive Reference, Vol. 4, Olfaction & Taste, Ed: Firestein S, Beauchamp GK. SanDiego, Academic Press.
Smith, D.V., St. John, S.J., & Boughter, J.D. (2003). The Gustatory System. In: Neuroscience in Medicine, 2nd Ed., Ed.: Conn, P.M., Humana Press, Towata, N.J.
Neuronal cell types and taste quality coding. Physiology and Behavior, 69, 77-85.
Neural coding of gustatory information. Current Opinion In Neurobiology, 9, 427-435.
Boughter JD, Mulligan MK, St. John SJ, Tokita K, Lu L, Heck DH, Williams RW (2012). Genetic control of a central pattern generator: rhythmic oromotor movement in mice is controlled by a major locus near Atp1a2. PloS One, 7(5):e38169. Epub 2012 May 31.
Orosensory responsiveness to and preference for hydroxide-containing salts in mice. Chemical Senses. Early online publication, May 7, p. 1-12.
C57BL/6J and DBA/2J mice vary in lick rate and ingestive microstructure. Genes, Brain, and Behavior, 6, 619-627.
Temporal and qualitative dynamics of conditioned taste aversion processing: Combined generalization testing and licking microstructure analysis. Behavioral Neuoscience, 119, 983-1003.
Phenylthiocarbamide produces conditioned taste aversions in mice. Chemical Senses, 30, 377-382.
Psychophysical investigations of cetylpyridinium chloride in rats: Its inherent taste and modifying effects on salt taste. Behavioral Neuroscience, 119, 265-279.
The contribution of taste bud populations to bitter avoidance in mouse strains differentially sensitive to sucrose octa-acetate and quinine. Chemical Senses, 29, 775-787.
The time course of taste bud regeneration after glossopharyngeal or greater superficial petrosal nerve transection in rats. Chemical Senses, 28, 33-43.
A brief access test for bitter taste in mice, Chemical Senses, 27, 133-142.
Neural representation of salts in the rat solitary nucleus: brain stem correlates of taste discrimination. Journal of Neurophysiology. 84, 628-638.
Cellular expression of alpha-gustducin and the A blood group antigen in rat fungiform taste buds cross-reinnervated by the IXth nerve, Journal of Comparative Neurology, 409, 118-130.
Neural representation of the taste of NaCl and KCl in gustatory neurons of the hamster solitary nucleus, Journal of Neurophysiology, 81, 2636-2646.
Glossopharyngeal nerve transection reduces quinine avoidance in rats not given presurgical stimulus exposure. Physiology & Behavior, 65, 773-778.
Role of taste in the microstructure of quinine ingestion by rats. American Journal of Physiology, 274, R1687 - R1703.
Behavioral discrimination between quinine and KCl is dependent upon input from the seventh cranial nerve: Implications for the functional roles of the gustatory nerves in rats. Journal of Neuroscience, 18, 4353 - 4362.
Amiloride does not alter NaCl avoidance in Fischer-344 rats. Chemical Senses, 23, 151 - 157.
Chorda tympani transection and selective desalivation differentially disrupt two-lever salt discrimination in rats, Behavioral Neuroscience, 111, 450 - 459.
Spector, A.C., Markison, S., St. John, S.J., & Garcea, M. (1997). Sucrose vs. maltose taste discrimination by rats depends on the input of the seventh cranial nerve, American Journal of Physiology, 272, R1210 - R1218.
Chorda tympani transection disrupts taste aversion learning to potassium chloride, but not sodium chloride, Behavioral Neuroscience, 111, 188 - 194.
Amiloride disrupts NaCl versus KCl discrimination performance: implications for salt taste coding in the rat, Journal of Neuroscience, 16, 8115-8122.
Combined glossopharyngeal and chorda tympani nerve transection elevates quinine detection thresholds in rats. Behavioral Neuroscience, 110, 1456 - 1468.
Glossopharyngeal nerve transection does not compromise the specificity of taste-guided sodium appetite in rats. American Journal of Physiology (Regulatory, Integrative, and Comparative Physiology 38), 269, R215-221.
Salt discriminability is related to number of regenerated taste buds after chorda tympani nerve transection in rats. American Journal of Physiology, 269, R141-R153.
Combined, but not single gustatory nerve transection substantially alters taste guided licking behavior to quinine in rats. Behavioral Neuroscience, 108, 131 140.