Steven St. John, PhD


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.


Book Chapters

St. John, S.J. & Boughter, J.D. (2008). The Gustatory System (chapter 25). In: Neuroscience in Medicine, 3rd Ed., Ed: Conn PM, Humana Press, Towata, N.J.

St. John, S.J. & Spector, A.C. (2008). 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.


Review Articles

Smith, D. V., St. John, S. J., & Boughter, J. D. (2000). Neuronal cell types and taste quality coding. Physiology and Behavior, 69, 77-85.

Smith, D.V. & St. John, S.J. (1999). Neural coding of gustatory information. Current Opinion In Neurobiology, 9, 427-435.


Research Articles

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.

St. John, S.J., & Boughter, J.D. (2009). Orosensory responsiveness to and preference for hydroxide-containing salts in mice. Chemical Senses. Early online publication, May 7, p. 1-12.

Boughter, J.D., Baird, J.P., Bryant, J., St. John, S.J., & Heck, D. (2007). C57BL/6J and DBA/2J mice vary in lick rate and ingestive microstructure. Genes, Brain, and Behavior, 6, 619-627.

Baird, J. P., St. John, S. J., & Nguyen, E. A. (2005). Temporal and qualitative dynamics of conditioned taste aversion processing: Combined generalization testing and licking microstructure analysis. Behavioral Neuoscience, 119, 983-1003.

St. John, S. J., Pour, L. & Boughter, J.D. (2005). Phenylthiocarbamide produces conditioned taste aversions in mice. Chemical Senses, 30, 377-382.

St. John, S. J. & Hallagan, L. (2005). Psychophysical investigations of cetylpyridinium chloride in rats: Its inherent taste and modifying effects on salt taste. Behavioral Neuroscience, 119, 265-279.

St. John, S. J. & Boughter, J.D. (2004). 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.

St. John, S. J., Garcea, M., & Spector, A. C. (2003). The time course of taste bud regeneration after glossopharyngeal or greater superficial petrosal nerve transection in rats. Chemical Senses, 28, 33-43.

Boughter, J.D., St. John, S.J., Noel, D.T., Ndbizu, O., & Smith, D.V. (2002).  A brief access test for bitter taste in mice, Chemical Senses, 27, 133-142.

St. John, S. J., & Smith, D. V (2000). Neural representation of salts in the rat solitary nucleus: brain stem correlates of taste discrimination. Journal of Neurophysiology. 84, 628-638.

Smith, D.V., Som, J., Boughter, J.D., St. John, S.J., Yu, C., & Christy, R.C. (1999). 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.

Boughter, J.D., St. John, S.J., & Smith, D.V. (1999). Neural representation of the taste of NaCl and KCl in gustatory neurons of the hamster solitary nucleus, Journal of Neurophysiology, 81, 2636-2646.

Markison, S., St. John, S.J., & Spector, A.C. (1999). Glossopharyngeal nerve transection reduces quinine avoidance in rats not given presurgical stimulus exposure. Physiology & Behavior, 65, 773-778.

Spector, A.C., & St. John, S.J. (1998). Role of taste in the microstructure of quinine ingestion by rats. American Journal of Physiology, 274, R1687 - R1703.

St. John, S.J., & Spector, A.C. (1998). 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.

Chappell, J.P., St. John, S.J., & Spector, A.C. (1998). Amiloride does not alter NaCl avoidance in Fischer-344 rats. Chemical Senses, 23, 151 - 157.

St. John, S.J., Markison, S., Guagliardo, N.A., Hackenberg, T.D., & Spector, A.C. (1997). 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.

St. John, S.J., Markison, S., & Spector, A.C. (1997). Chorda tympani transection disrupts taste aversion learning to potassium chloride, but not sodium chloride, Behavioral Neuroscience, 111, 188 - 194.

Spector, A.C., Guagliardo, N.A., & St. John, S.J. (1996). Amiloride disrupts NaCl versus KCl discrimination performance: implications for salt taste coding in the rat, Journal of Neuroscience, 16, 8115-8122.

St. John, S.J. & Spector, A.C. (1996). Combined glossopharyngeal and chorda tympani nerve transection elevates quinine detection thresholds in rats. Behavioral Neuroscience, 110, 1456 - 1468.

Marksion, S., St. John, S.J. & Spector, A.C. (1995). 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.

St. John, S.J., Markison, S., & Spector, A.C. (1995). Salt discriminability is related to number of regenerated taste buds after chorda tympani nerve transection in rats. American Journal of Physiology, 269, R141-R153.

St. John, S.J., Garcea, M., & Spector, A.C. (1994). Combined, but not single gustatory nerve transection substantially alters taste guided licking behavior to quinine in rats. Behavioral Neuroscience, 108, 131 140.


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