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Table 3 Top three cited publications in the field of cocaine toxicity for the top 10 most productive countries

From: Global cocaine intoxication research trends during 1975–2015: a bibliometric analysis of Web of Science publications

SCR Authors Title Year of publication Source title IFa Cited by Average citations per year
USA
 1st Ramamoorthy et al [55] Antidepressant- and cocaine-sensitive human serotonin transporter: molecular cloning, expression, and chromosomal localization 1993 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 9.423 657 27.38
 2nd Grant et al. [52] Activation of memory circuits during cue-elicited cocaine craving 1996 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 9.423 636 30.29
 3rd McFarland et al. [74] Limbic and motor circuitry underlying footshock-induced reinstatement of cocaine-seeking behavior 2004 Journal of Neuroscience 5.924 304 23.38
Spain
 1st Farre et al. [53] Alcohol and cocaine interactions in humans 1993 Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics 3.760 133 5.54
 2nd Farre et al. [59] Cocaine and alcohol interactions in humans: neuroendocrine effects and cocaethylene metabolism 1997 Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics 3.760 69 3.45
 3rd Ortega-Carnicer et al. [51] Aborted sudden death, transient Brugada pattern, and wide QRS dysrrhythmias after massive cocaine ingestion 2001 Journal of Electrocardiology 1.290 63 3.94
Italy
 1st Tagliaro et al. [58] Capillary electrophoresis for the investigation of illicit drugs in hair: determination of cocaine and morphine 1993 Journal of Chromatography A 3.926 71 2.96
 2nd Addis et al. [68] Fetal effects of cocaine: an updated meta-analysis 2001 Reproductive Toxicology 2.850 65 4.06
 3rd Cervo et al. [77] Protein kinases A and C are involved in the mechanisms underlying consolidation of cocaine place conditioning 1997 Brain Research 2.561 58 2.90
Canada
 1st Bozarth and Wise [79] Toxicity associated with long-term intravenous heroin and cocaine self-administration in the rat 1985 JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association 37.684 169 5.28
 2nd Nanji and Filipenko [56] Asystole and ventricular fibrillation associated with cocaine intoxication 1984 Chest 5.94 169 5.12
 3rd Tyndale et al. [75] Neuronal cytochrome P450IID1 (debrisoquine/sparteine-type): potent inhibition of activity by (-)-cocaine and nucleotide sequence identity to human hepatic P450 gene CYP2D6 1991 Molecular Pharmacology 3.931 143 5.50
France
 1st Lenoir et al. [73] Intense Sweetness Surpasses Cocaine Reward 2007 PLOS ONE 3.057 162 16.20
 2nd Maurice et al. [78] Sigma(1) (sigma(1)) receptor antagonists represent a new strategy against cocaine addiction and toxicity 2002 Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews 8.580 103 6.87
 3rd Pellinen et al. [62] Cocaine N-demethylation and the metabolism-related hepatotoxicity can be prevented by cytochrome P450 3A inhibitors 1994 European Journal of Pharmacology 2.730 75 3.26
UK
 1st Ito et al. [64] Differential control over cocaine-seeking behavior by nucleus accumbens core and shell 2004 Nature Neuroscience 16.724 269  
 2nd Whitelaw et al. [67] Excitotoxic lesions of the basolateral amygdala impair the acquisition of cocaine-seeking behaviour under a second-order schedule of reinforcement 1996 Psychopharmacology 3.540 244  
 3rd Vorel et al. [66] Dopamine D-3 receptor antagonism inhibits cocaine-seeking and cocaine-enhanced brain reward 2002 Journal of Neuroscience 5.924 200  
Brazil
 1st Masur et al. [72] Increased stimulatory effect by the combined administration of cocaine and alcohol in mice. 1989 Alcohol 2.440 36 1.29
 2nd Crouch et al. [54] Analysis of cocaine and its metabolites from biological specimens using solid-phase extraction and positive ion chemical ionization mass spectrometry 1995 Journal of Analytical Toxicology 2.322 34 1.55
 3rd Lepsch et al. [61] Cocaine induces cell death and activates the transcription nuclear factor kappa-b in pc12 cells 2009 Molecular Brain 3.745 30 3.75
Germany
 1st Wilbert-Lampen et al. [60] Cocaine increases the endothelial release of immunoreactiveendothelin and its concentrations in human plasma and urine - Reversal by coincubation with sigma-receptor antagonists 1998 Circulation 17.047 69 3.63
 2nd Maurer et al. [80] Toxicokinetics of drugs of abuse: Current knowledge of the isoenzymes involved in the human metabolism of tetrahydrocannabinol, cocaine, heroin, morphine, and codeine 2006 Therapeutic Drug Monitoring 2.094 67 6.09
 3rd BrenzVerca et al. [65] Distribution of alpha- and gamma-synucleins in the adult rat brain and their modification by high-dose cocaine treatment 2003 European Journal of Neuroscience 2.975 40 2.86
Japan
 1st Nakahara et al. [69] Hair analysis for drugs of abuse. V. The facility in incorporation of cocaine into hair over its major metabolites, benzoylecgonine and ecgonine methyl ester 1992 Archives of Toxicology 6.637 69 2.76
 2nd Aoki et al. [63] Cocaine-induced liver injury in mice is mediated by nitric oxide and reactive oxygen species 1997 European Journal of Pharmacology 2.730 45 2.25
 3rd Nakahara and Kikura [70] Hair analysis for drugs of abuse. VII. The incorporation rates of cocaine, benzoylecgonine and ecgonine methyl ester into rat hair and hydrolysis of cocaine in rat hair 1994 Archives of Toxicology 6.637 43 1.87
Switzerland
 1st Boelsterli and Goldlin [57] Biomechanisms of cocaine-induced hepatocyte injury mediated by the formation of reactive metabolites 1991 Archives of Toxicology 6.637 95 3.65
 2nd Boelsterli et al. [71] Identification of cytochrome P-450IIB1 as a cocaine-bioactivating isoform in rat hepatic microsomes and in cultured rat hepatocytes. 1992 Drug Metabolism & Disposition 3.210 62 2.48
 3rd Boelsterli et al. [76] Oxygen free radical production mediated by cocaine and its ethanol-derived metabolite, cocaethylene, in rat hepatocytes. 1993 Hepatology 11.711 54 2.25
  1. SCR Standard competition ranking, IF Impact factor
  2. aThe impact factor was reported according to journal citation reports (JCR) 2015