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Peer-reviewed Publications


Invited Reviews


1.   Galea LAM, Uban KA, Epp JR, Brummelte S, Barha CK, Wilson WL, Lieblich SE and Pawluski JL (2008): Endocrine regulation of cognition and neuroplasticity: Our pursuit to unveil the complex interaction between hormones, the brain and behaviour. Can J Exp Psychol. 62(4): 247-60 (IF: 1.6)


2.   Pawluski JL, Brummelte S, Barha CK, Crozier T and Galea LAM (2009): Effects of steroid hormones on neurogenesis and cell death in the hippocampus in the parous and non-parous rat. Front Neuroendocrinol. 30(3): 343-57  (IF: 12.1)


3.   Brummelte S and Galea LAM (2010): Depression during pregnancy and postpartum: contribution of stress and ovarian hormones. Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 34(5):766-76  (IF: 3.0)


4.   Brummelte S and Galea LAM. Postpartum depression: etiology, treatment and consequences for maternal care. Hormones and Behavior (IF: 4.4)(in press)


5.   Brummelte S, Mc Glanaghy E, Bonnin A, Oberlander TF.  Developmental changes in serotonin signaling: Implications for early brain function, behavior and adaptation. Neuroscience (submitted)


Original Articles


6.      Brummelte S, Grund T, Czok A, Teuchert-Noodt G and Neddens J (2006): Long-term effects of a single adult methamphetamine challenge: Minor impact on dopamine fibre density in limbic brain areas of gerbils. Behav Brain Funct 2: 12 (‘highly accessed’) (IF: 2.3)


7.      Brummelte S, Pawluski JL and Galea LAM (2006): High postpartum levels of corticosterone given to dams influence postnatal hippocampal cell proliferation and behaviour of offspring: A model of post-partum stress and possible depression. Horm Behav 50(3):370-82 (IF: 4.2)


8.      Brummelte S and Teuchert-Noodt G (2006): Postnatal development of dopamine innervation in the amygdala and the entorhinal cortex of the gerbil (Meriones unguiculatus). Brain Res 1125: 9-16 (IF: 2.7)


9.      Brummelte S, Neddens J, and Teuchert-Noodt G (2007): Alteration in the GABAergic network of the prefrontal cortex in an animal model of psychosis. J Neural Trans 114(5):539-47 (IF: 2.6)


10.   Brummelte S, Witte AV and Teuchert-Noodt G (2007): Postnatal development of GABA and Calbindin cells and fibers in the prefrontal cortex and basolateral amygdala of gerbils (Meriones unguiculatus). Int J Dev Neurosci 25(3): 191-200 (IF: 2.6)


11.   Brummelte S and Teuchert-Noodt G (2007): Density of dopaminergic fibres in the prefrontal cortex of gerbils (Meriones unguiculatus) is sensitive to aging. Behav Brain Funct 3:14 (IF: 2.3)


12.   Witte AV, Brummelte S and Teuchert-Noodt G (2007): Pattern changes of prefrontal efferents in the juvenile gerbil (Meriones unguiculatus). J Neural Trans 114(11):1377-93 (IF: 2.6)


13.   Grund T, Teuchert-Noodt G, Busche A, Neddens J, Brummelte S, Moll H and Dawirs RR (2007): Administration of oral methylphenidate during adolescence prevents suppressive development of dopamine projections into prefrontal cortex and amygdala after an early pharmacological challenge in gerbils. Brain Res 1176C:124-32 (IF: 2.7)


14.   Brummelte S, Grund T, Moll GH, Teuchert-Noodt G and Dawirs RR (2008): Environmental enrichment has no effect on the development of dopaminergic and GABAergic fibres during methylphenidate treatment of early traumatized gerbils. J Negat Results Biomed 7:2. (unofficial IF: 1.2)


15.   Schaefers AT, Teuchert-Noodt G, Bagorda F and Brummelte S (2009): Effect of postnatal methamphetamine trauma and adolescent methylphenidate treatment on adult hippocampal neurogenesis in gerbils. Eur J Pharmacol 616(1-3): 86-90 (IF: 2.6)


16.   Brummelte S and Galea LAM (2010): Chronic corticosterone reduces neurogenesis in the dentate gyrus of adult male and female rats. Neuroscience 168(3):680-90 (IF: 3.5)


17.   Brummelte S, Schmidt KL, Soma KK and Galea LAM (2010): Elevated corticosterone levels in stomach milk, serum, and brain of male and female offspring after maternal corticosterone treatment. Dev Neurobiol 70(10): 714-25 (IF: 2.9)


18.   Brummelte S and Galea LAM (2010): Effects of chronic corticosterone during pregnancy and the postpartum period on maternal care, behavioural and neuronal markers of depression in the dam. Horm Behav 58(5):769-79 (IF: 4.2)


19.   Brummelte S*, Barha CK*, Lieblich SE and Galea LAM (2011): Chronic restraint stress in adolescence differentially influences HPA axis function and adult hippocampal neurogenesis in male and female rats. Hippocampus 21(11):1216-27   * both authors contributed equally (IF: 5.3)


20.   Brummelte S, Grunau RE, Zaidman-Zait A, Weinberg J, Nordstokke D and Cepeda I (2011): Cortisol levels in relation to maternal interaction and child internalizing behavior in preterm and full term children at 18 months corrected age. Dev Psychobiol 53(2):184-95 (IF: 2.9)


21.    Brummelte S, Grunau RE, Synnes AR, Whitfield MF and Petrie-Thomas J (2011): Declining cognitive development from 8 to 18 months in preterm children predicts persisting higher parenting stress. Early Hum Dev 87(4):273-80 (IF:2.0)


22.   Wong JHK, Brummelte S and Galea LAM (2011): Elevated corticosterone levels during the first postpartum period influences subsequent pregnancy outcome and behaviour of the dam. J Neuroendocrinol 23(11):1156-65 (IF:3.9)


23.     Brummelte S, Lieblich SE and Galea LAM (2012): Gestational and postpartum corticosterone exposure to the dam affects behavioral and neuroendocrine outcome of the offspring. Neuropharmacology 62(1):406-18 (IF:3.9)


24.     Brummelte S, Grunau RE, Chau V, Poskitt KJ, Vinall J, Gover A, Synnes AR and Miller SP (2012): Procedural pain and brain development in premature newborns. Annals of Neurology 71(3):385-96 (IF:10.75)


25.     Gover A, Brant R, Weinberg J, Whitfield MF, Brummelte S, Synnes AR, Miller SP and Grunau RE (2012): A Single Course of Antenatal Steroids Does Not Alter Cortisol in Preterm Infants. Acta Paediatrica 101(6):604-8 (IF: 1.96)


26.     Vinall J, Miller SP, Chau V, Brummelte S,  Synnes AR, Grunau RE (2012): Neonatal pain in relation to  postnatal growth in infants born very preterm. Pain (153(7):1374-81) (IF: 6.31)


27.     Workman JD, Brummelte S, and Galea LAM (2013): Postpartum corticosterone administration reduces dendritic complexity but increases the density of mushroom spines of hippocampal CA3 arbors in dams. J Neuroendocrinol 25(2):119-30. (IF:3.9)


28.     Brummelte S, Galea LAM, Devlin AM and Oberlander TF (2013): Antidepressant Use during Pregnancy and Serotonin Transporter Genotype (SLC6A4) Affect Newborn Serum Reelin Levels. Dev. Psychobiol. 55(5):518-29 (IF:2.9)


29.     Grunau RE, Cepeda IL, Chau CMY, Brummelte S, Weinberg J, Lavoie P, Ladd M, Hirschfeld AF, Russel E, Koren G, Van Uum S, Brant R, Turvey SE (2013): Neonatal pain-related stress and NFKBIA genotype are associated with altered cortisol levels in preterm boys at school age. PLoS One 16;8(9):e73926 (IF:3.7)


30.     Brummelte S, Chau CMY, Cepeda IL, Degenhardt A, Weinberg J, Synnes AR, Grunau RE (2015): Cortisol levels in former preterm children at school age are predicted by neonatal procedural pain-related stress. Psychoneuroendocrinology 51C:151-163 (IF:6.1)


31.     Kott JM*, Mooney-Leber SM*, Shoubah FA*, Brummelte S. Effectiveness of different corticosterone administration methods to elevate corticosterone serum levels, induce depressive-like behavior and affect neurogenesis levels in female rats. Neuroscience (IF:3.4)(in press)


 Book chapters


1.      Barha CK, Barker JM, Brummelte S, Epp JR and Galea LAM: Hormone Regulation of Adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis in the Mammalian Brain. In. D. Pfaff et al. (Ed.). Hormones, Brain and Behavior, Edition 2. Academic Press/Elsevier 2009, San Diego, CA. ISBN 0123743826 / 9780123743824
2.      Crozier TM, Pawluski JL, Brummelte S and Galea LAM: The Contribution of Reproductive Experience. Gonadal and Peptide hormones on Dendritic Spine Density and Morphology: Possible contribution to function. In F. Columbus (Ed.), Dendritic Spines: Biochemistry, Modeling and Properties. Nova Science Publishers Inc. 2010, Hauppauge, NY. ISBN 978-1-60741-460-5
3.      Brummelte S, Craig KD and Oberlander TF: Physiological Indices of Pain Reactivity in Infants and Children. In McGrath et al (Ed.): The Oxford Textbook of Pediatric Pain, Oxford University Press,2013, Oxford, UK. ISBN  978-0-19-964265-6


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