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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 (2016): Postpartum depression: etiology, treatment and consequences for maternal care. Hormones and Behavior 77:153-66 (IF: 4.4)


5.      Brummelte S, Mc Glanaghy E, Bonnin A, Oberlander TF (2017).  Developmental changes in serotonin signaling: Implications for early brain function, behavior and adaptation. Neuroscience 342: 212-231 (IF:3.2)


6.      Brummelte S (2017): Introduction: Early adversity and Brain Development. Neuroscience 342:1-3


7.      Mooney-Leber SM*, Brummelte S (2017): Neonatal pain and reduced maternal care: early life stressors interacting to impact brain and behavioral development of preterm infants. Neuroscience 342:21-36 (IF:3.2)


8.      Brummelte S (2017): Treating maternal depression: Considerations for the well-being of the mother and child. Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences , 5(1): 110–117


9.      Kentner AC, Cryan JF,  Brummelte S (2019):  Resilience Priming: Translational models for understanding resiliency and adaptation to early-life adversity. Developmental Psychobiology, 61(3): 350-375


10.  Kott J*, Brummelte S (2019): Trick or treat? Evaluating contributing factors and sex-differences for developmental effects of maternal depression and its treatment. Horm. Behav. 111: 31-45


11.  Swain J, Ho SS, Fox H, Garry D, Brummelte S (2019): Effects of opioids on the parental brain in health and disease. Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology (in press).doi: 10.1016/j.yfrne.2019.100766


12.  Brummelte S, Leuner B (2019): Beyond the baby brain: Moving towards a better understanding of the parental brain and behavior. Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology (in press). doi: 10.1016/j.yfrne.2019.100767



Original Articles


13.   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)


14.   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)


15.   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)


16.   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)


17.   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)


18.   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)


19.   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)


20.   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)


21.   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)


22.   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)


23.   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)


24.   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)


25.   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)


26.   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)


27.   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)


28.    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)


29.   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)


30.     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)


31.     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)


32.     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)


33.     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)


34.     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)


35.     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)


36.     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)


37.     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)


38.     Kott JM*, Mooney-Leber SM*, Shoubah FA*, Brummelte S (2016). Effectiveness of different corticosterone administration methods to elevate corticosterone serum levels, induce depressive-like behavior and affect neurogenesis levels in female rats. Neuroscience 312:201-14 (IF:3.4)


39.     Workman JL, Gobinath AR, Kitay NF, Chow C, Brummelte S, Galea LA (2016): Parity modifies the effects of fluoxetine and corticosterone on behavior, stress reactivity, and hippocampal neurogenesis. Neuropharmacology 105:443-53 (IF: 4.7)


40.     Brummelte S (2018): Treating Maternal Depression: Considerations for the Well-Being of the Mother and Child. Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences 5(1): 110-17


41.     Kott JM*, Mooney-Leber SM*, Li J, Brummelte S (2018). Elevated stress hormone levels and antidepressant treatment starting before pregnancy affect maternal care and litter characteristics in an animal model of depression. Behav Brain Res, 348:101-114


42.     Mooney-Leber SM*, Spielmann SS, Brummelte S (2018). Repetitive neonatal pain and reduced maternal care alter brain neurochemistry. Developmental  Psychobiology 60(8):963-974


43.     Kott JM*, Mooney-Leber SM*, Brummelte S (2019): Developmental outcomes after gestational antidepressant treatment with sertraline and its discontinuation in an animal model of maternal depression. Behav Brain Res. 366:1-12

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