Selected Publications

Lonstein JS, Maguire J, Meinlschmidt G, Neumann ID. (2014). Emotion and mood adaptations in the peripartum female:complementary contributions of GABA and oxytocin. J Neuroendocrinol, 26(10):649-64. 

Harding KM, Lonstein JS. (2014). Placentophagia in weanling female laboratory rats. Dev Psychobiol, 56(6):1290-9.

Ragan CM, Lonstein JS. (2014). Differential postpartum sensitivity to the anxiety-modulating effects of offspring contact is associated with innate anxiety and brainstem levels of dopamine beta-hydroxylase in female laboratory rats. Neuroscience, 256:433-44.

Motta SC, Guimarães CC, Furigo IC, Sukikara MH, Baldo MV, Lonstein JS, Canteras NS. (2013). Ventral premammillary nucleus as a critical sensory relay to the maternal aggression network. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 110(35):14438-43.

Smith CD, Piasecki CC, Weera M, Olszewicz J, Lonstein JS. (2013). Noradrenergic alpha-2 receptor modulators in the ventral bed nucleus of the stria terminalis: effects on anxiety behavior in postpartum and virgin female rats. Behavioral Neuroscience, 127(4):582-97.

Lansing SW, French JA, Lonstein JS. (2013).  Circulating plasma testosterone during early neonatal life in the socially monogamous and biparental prairie vole (Microtus ochrogaster). Psychoneuroendocrinology, 38(2):306-9.

Smith CD, Holschbach MA, Olsewicz J, Lonstein JS. (2012).  Effects of noradrenergic alpha-2 receptor antagonism or noradrenergic lesions in the ventral bed nucleus of the stria terminalis and medial preoptic area on maternal care in female rats.  Psychopharmacology, 224(2):263-76. 

Ahmed EI, Northcutt KV, Lonstein JS. (2012).  L-amino acid decarboxylase- and tyrosine hydroxylase-immunoreactive cells in the extended olfactory amygdala and elsewhere in the adult prairie vole brain. Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy, 43:76-85.

Miller SM, Piasecki CC, Lonstein JS. (2011).  Use of the light-dark box to compare the anxiety-related behavior of virgin and postpartum female rats.   Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior, 100:130-7.

Northcutt, KV and Lonstein, JS (2011). Neuroanatomical projections of the species-speific tyrosine hydroxylase-immunoreactive cells of the male prairie vole extended amygdala. Brain Behav Evol, 77: 176-192.

Miller, SM and Lonstein, JS (2011). Autoradiographic analysis of GABA(A) and benzodiazepine binding in the neural anxiety network of virgin and postpartum female rats. Brain Research Bulletin, 86: 60-4.

Cavanaugh, BL and Lonstein, JS (2010). Social novelty increases tyrosine hydroxylase immunoreactivity in the extended olfactory amygdala of female prairie voles. Physiol Behav, 100(4):381-6.

Miller, SM, Piasecki, CC, Peabody, MF, and Lonstein, JS (2010). GABA(A) receptor antagonism in the ventrocaudal periaqueductal gray increases anxiety in the anxiety-resistant postpartum rat. Pharmacol Biochem Behav, 95(4):457-65.

Cavanaugh, BL and Lonstein, JS (2010). Androgenic and oestrogenic influences on tyrosine hydroxylase-immunoreactive cells of the prairie vole medial amygdala and bed nucleus of the stria terminalis. J Neuroendocrinol 22(4):217-225.

Holmes, MM, Musa, M, Lonstein, JS, and Monks, DA (2009). Sexual dimorphism and hormone responsiveness in the spinal cord of the socially monogamous prairie vole (Microtus ochrogaster). J Comp Neurol 516(2):117-124.

Northcutt, KV and Lonstein, JS (2009). Social contact elicits immediate-early gene expression in dopaminergic cells of the male prairie vole extended olfactory amygdala. Neuroscience 163(1):9-22.

Miller, SM and Lonstein, JS (2009). Dopaminergic projections to the medial preoptic area of postpartum rats. Neuroscience 159(4):1384-1396.

Figueira, RJ, Peabody, MF, and Lonstein, JS (2008). Oxytocin receptor activity in the ventrocaudal periaqueductal gray modulates anxiety-related behavior in postpartum rats. Behav Neurosci 122(3):618-628.

Northcutt, KV and Lonstein, JS (2008). Sex differences and effects of neonatal aromatase inhibition on masculine and feminine copulatory potentials in prairie voles. Horm Behav 54(1):160-169.

Smith, CD and Lonstein, JS (2008). Contact with infants modulates anxiety-generated c-fos activity in the brains of postpartum rats. Behav Brain Res 190(2):193-200.

Lonstein, JS (2007). Regulation of anxiety during the postpartum period. Front Neuroendocrinol 28(2-3):115-141.

Northcutt, KV, Wang, Z, and Lonstein, JS (2007). Sex and species differences in tyrosine hydroxylase-synthesizing cells of the rodent extended amygdala. J Comp Neurol 500(1):103-115.

Lansing, SW and Lonstein, JS (2006). Tyrosine hydroxylase-synthesizing cells in the hypothalamus of prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster): sex differences in the anteroventral periventricular preoptic area and effects of adult gonadectomy or neonatal gonadal hormones. J Neurobiol 66(3):197-204.

Miller, SM and Lonstein, JS (2005). Dopamine D1 and D2 receptor antagonism in the preoptic area produces different effects on maternal behavior in lactating rats. Behav Neurosci 119(4):1072-1083.

Lonstein, JS, Rood, BD, and De Vries, GJ (2005). Unexpected effects of perinatal gonadal hormone manipulations on sexual differentiation of the extrahypothalamic arginine-vasopressin system in prairie voles. Endocrinology 146(3):1559-1567.

Lonstein, JS (2005). Reduced anxiety in postpartum rats requires recent physical interactions with pups, but not suckling or peripheral hormone release. Horm Behav 47(3):241-255.

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