Publications list for Professor Max Bennett

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  • Bennett, M., Lagopoulos, J. (2014), Stress and Trauma: BDNF control of Dendritic-Spine Formation and Regression. Progress in Neurobiology. 112, 80-99. [Abstract]


  • Bennett, M. (2013), The discovery of a new class of synaptic transmitters in smooth muscle fifty years ago and amelioration of coronary artery thrombosis. Acta Physiologica. 207(2), 236-243. [Abstract]
  • Kassem, M., Lagopoulos, J., Stait-Gardner, T., Price, W., Chohan, T., Arnold, J., Hatton, S., Bennett, M. (2013), Stress-Induced Grey Matter Loss Determined by MRI Is Primarily Due to Loss of Dendrites and Their Synapses. Molecular Neurobiology. 47(2), 645-661. [Abstract]
  • Bennett, M. (2013), The discovery of NANC transmission: reply to the criticisms of G.Burnstock (2013) (GB) and Abbracchio et al., (2013) (A et al.) of M.Bennett's (MB) account of this history in Acta Physiol (2013) Feb; 207(2):236-43. Acta Physiologica. , 292-293. [Abstract]
  • Svahn, A., Graeber, M., Ellett, F., Lieschke, G., Rinkwitz, S., Bennett, M., Becker, T. (2013), Development of ramified microglia from early macrophages in the zebrafish optic tectum. Developmental Neurobiology. 73(1), 60-71. [Abstract]
  • Hyder, F., Rothman, D., Bennett, M. (2013), Cortical energy demands of signaling and nonsignaling components in brain are conserved across mammalian species and activity levels. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 110(9), 3549-3554. [Abstract]
  • Bennett, M. (2013), Virginia woolf and neuropsychiatry. Heidelberg: Springer.
  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W. (2013), Fiber Pathway Pathology, Synapse Loss and Decline of Cortical Function in Schizophrenia. PloS One. 8(4), e60518. [Abstract]
  • Lagopoulos, J., Hermens, D., Hatton, S., Battisti, R., Tobias-Webb, J., White, D., Naismith, S., Scott, E., Ryder, W., Bennett, M., Hickie, I. (2013), Microstructural white matter changes are correlated with the stage of psychiatric illness. Translational Psychiatry. 3, e248. [Abstract]
  • Hatton, S., Lagopoulos, J., Hermens, D., Scott, E., Hickie, I., Bennett, M. (2013), Cortical thinning in young psychosis and bipolar patients correlate with common neurocognitive deficits. International Journal of Bipolar Disorders. 1(3), 1-13.


  • Hatton, S., Lagopoulos, J., Hermens, D., Naismith, S., Bennett, M., Hickie, I. (2012), Correlating anterior insula gray matter volume changes in young people with clinical and neurocognitive outcomes: an MRI study. BMC Psychiatry. 12(1), 45. [Abstract]
  • Werry, E., Liu, G., Lovelace, M., Nagarajah, R., Bennett, M. (2012), Glutamate potentiates lipopolysaccharide-stimulated interleukin-10 release from neonatal rat spinal cord astrocytes. Neuroscience. 207, 12-24. [Abstract]
  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W. (2012), A Model of Neuregulin Control of NMDA Receptors on Synaptic Spines. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology. 74(3), 717-735. [Abstract]


  • Bennett, M. (2011), Schizophrenia: Susceptibility genes, dendritic-spine pathology and gray matter loss. Progress in neurobiology. 95(3), 275-300. [Abstract]
  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W. (2011), A Model of NMDA Receptor Control of F-actin Treadmilling in Synaptic Spines and Their Growth. Bulletin of mathematical biology. 73(0), 2109-31. [Abstract]
  • Boucher, A., Arnold, J., Hunt, G., Spiro, A., Spencer, J., Brown, C., McGregor, I., Bennett, M., Kassiou, M. (2011), Resilience and reduced c-Fos expression in P2X7 receptor knockout mice exposed to repeated forced swim test. Neuroscience. 189(2011), 170-7. [Abstract]
  • Bennett, M. (2011), The prefrontal-limbic network in depression: Modulation by hypothalamus, basal ganglia and midbrain. Progress in Neurobiology. 93(4), 468-487. [Abstract]
  • Bennett, M. (2011), The prefrontal-limbic network in depression: A core pathology of synapse regression. Progress in Neurobiology. 93(4), 457-467. [Abstract]
  • Werry, E., Liu, G., Lovelace, M., Nagarajah, R., Hickie, I., Bennett, M. (2011), Lipopolysaccharide-Stimulated Interleukin-10 Release From Neonatal Spinal Cord Microglia is Potentiated by Glutamate. Neuroscience. 175, 93-103. [Abstract]
  • Bennett, M., Hacker, P. (2011), Reply to critical review by professor John Smythies. Perception. , 249-251. [Abstract]
  • Bennett, M., Hacker, P. (2011), Criminal Law as It Pertains to Patients Suffering from Psychiatric Diseases. Bioethical Inquiry. 8(1), 45-58.
  • Bennett, M. (2011), Seele und Geist-zur Geschichte zweier Begriffe'. In: Images of the Mind: Bildwelten des Geistes aus Kunst und Wissenschaft. (pp.13-24).Germany: Wallstein Verlag.


  • Bennett, M. (2010), Synapse regression in depression: the role of 5-HT receptors in modulating NMDA receptor function and synaptic plasticity. The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. 44(4), 301-308. [Abstract]


  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W. (2009), P2X(7) regenerative-loop potentiation of glutamate synaptic transmission by microglia and astrocytes. Journal of theoretical biology. 261(1), 1-16. [Abstract]
  • Shin, J., Nguyen, K., Pow, D., Knight, T., Buljan, V., Bennett, M., Balcar, V. (2009), Distribution of Glutamate Transporter GLAST in Membranes of Cultured Astrocytes in the Presence of Glutamate Transport Substrates and ATP. Neurochemical research. 34(10), 1758-66. [Abstract]
  • Nguyen, K., Shin, J., Rae, C., Nanitsos, E., Acosta, G., Pow, D., Buljan, V., Bennett, M., Else, P., Balcar, V. (2009), Rottlerin Inhibits (Na(+), K (+))-ATPase Activity in Brain Tissue and Alters D: -Aspartate Dependent Redistribution of Glutamate Transporter GLAST in Cultured Astrocytes. Neurochemical research. 34(10), 1767-74. [Abstract]
  • Bennett, M. (2009), Positive and negative symptoms in schizophrenia: the NMDA receptor hypofunction hypothesis, neuregulin/ErbB4 and synapse regression. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. 43(8), 711-721. [Abstract]
  • Gunosewoyo, H., Coster, M., Bennett, M., Kassiou, M. (2009), Purinergic P2X(7) receptor antagonists: Chemistry and fundamentals of biological screening. Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry. 17(14), 4861-5. [Abstract]
  • Liu, G., Nagarajah, R., Banati, R., Bennett, M. (2009), Glutamate induces directed chemotaxis of microglia. European Journal of Neuroscience. 29(6), 1108-1118. [Abstract]
  • Bennett, M. (2009), Synapse formation and regression in the cortex during adolescence and in schizophrenia. The Medical Journal of Australia. 190(4 Suppl), S14-S16. [Abstract]
  • Bennett, M. (2009), Criminal law as it pertains to ''mentally incompetent defendants'': a McNaughton rule in the light of cognitive neuroscience. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. 43(4), 289-299. [Abstract]


  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W. (2008), A quantitative model of cortical spreading depression due to purinergic and gap-junction transmission in astrocyte networks. Biophysical journal. 95(12), 5648-60. [Abstract]
  • Gunosewoyo, H., Guo, J., Bennett, M., Coster, M., Kassiou, M. (2008), Cubyl amides: Novel P2X(7) receptor antagonists. Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters. 18(13), 3720-3. [Abstract]
  • Hickie, I., Bennett, M. (2008), The brain and mind research institute: a unique campus for the integration of clinical and basic neurosciences in Australia. Australasian psychiatry : bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. 16(3), 169-172. [Abstract]
  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W. (2008), Origins of the BOLD changes due to synaptic activity at astrocytes abutting arteriolar smooth muscle. Journal of Theoretical Biology. 252(1), 123-130. [Abstract]
  • Bennett, M., Buljan, V., Farnell, L., Gibson, W. (2008), Purinergic junctional transmission and propagation of calcium waves in cultured spinal cord microglial networks. Purinergic signalling. 4(1), 47-59. [Abstract]
  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W. (2008), Origins of blood volume change due to glutamatergic synaptic activity at astrocytes abutting on arteriolar smooth muscle cells. Journal of theoretical biology. 250(1), 172-85. [Abstract]
  • Gibson, W., Farnell, L., Bennett, M. (2008), A quantitative model of ATP-mediated calcium wave propagation in astrocyte networks. In: Mathematical Modeling of Biological Systems: Epidemiology, Evolution and Ecology, Immunology, Neural Systems and the Brain, and Innovative Mathematical Methods: v. 2. (pp.193-204).Switzerland: Birkhauser.
  • Bennett, M. (2008), Dual constraints on synapse formation and regression in schizophrenia: neuregulin, neuroligin, dysbindin, DISC1, MuSK and agrin. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. 42, 662-677.
  • Bennett, M., Hacker, P. (2008), History of Cognitive Neuroscience. United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Bennett, M. (2008), Consciousness and hallucinations in schizophrenia: the role of synapse regression. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. 42, 915-931.
  • Bennett, M. (2008), Stress and anxiety in schizophrenia and depression: glucocorticoids, corticotropin-releasing hormone and synapse regression. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. 42, 995-1002.