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Dr Rachael Augustine

PositionResearch Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of Physiology
QualificationsBSc, PGDipSci, MSc PhD
Research summaryNeuroendocrinology

Research

Working with Dr Colin Brown.

Publications

Seymour, A. J., Scott, V., Augustine, R. A., Bouwer, G. T., Campbell, R. E., & Brown, C. H. (2017). Development of an excitatory kisspeptin projection to the oxytocin system in late pregnancy. Journal of Physiology, 595(3), 825-838. doi: 10.1113/jp273051

Augustine, R. A., Ladyman, S. R., Bouwer, G. T., Alyousif, Y., Sapsford, T. J., Scott, V., Kokay, I. C., Grattan, D. R., & Brown, C. H. (2017). Prolactin regulation of oxytocin neurone activity in pregnancy and lactation. Journal of Physiology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1113/jp273712

Ladyman, S. R., Augustine, R. A., Scherf, E., Phillipps, H. R., Brown, C. H., & Grattan, D. R. (2016). Attenuated hypothalamic responses to α-melanocyte stimulating hormone during pregnancy in the rat. Journal of Physiology, 594(4), 1087-1101. doi: 10.1113/jp271605

Augustine, R. A., Bouwer, G. T., Seymour, A. J., Grattan, D. R., & Brown, C. H. (2016). Reproductive regulation of gene expression in the hypothalamic supraoptic and paraventricular nuclei. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 28(4). doi: 10.1111/jne.12350

Rizwan, M. Z., Poling, M. C., Corr, M., Cornes, P. A., Augustine, R. A., Quennell, J. H., … Anderson, G. M. (2012). RFamide-related peptide-3 receptor gene expression in GnRH and kisspeptin neurons and GnRH-dependent mechanism of action. Endocrinology, 153(8), 3770-3779. doi: 10.1210/en.2012-1133

Chapter in Book - Research

Woodside, B., Augustine, R. A., Ladyman, S. R., Naef, L., & Grattan, D. R. (2008). Role of prolactin in the metabolic adaptations to pregnancy and lactation. In R. S. Bridges (Ed.), Neurobiology of the parental brain. (pp. 249-267). London: Academic Press.

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Journal - Research Article

Seymour, A. J., Scott, V., Augustine, R. A., Bouwer, G. T., Campbell, R. E., & Brown, C. H. (2017). Development of an excitatory kisspeptin projection to the oxytocin system in late pregnancy. Journal of Physiology, 595(3), 825-838. doi: 10.1113/jp273051

Augustine, R. A., Ladyman, S. R., Bouwer, G. T., Alyousif, Y., Sapsford, T. J., Scott, V., Kokay, I. C., Grattan, D. R., & Brown, C. H. (2017). Prolactin regulation of oxytocin neurone activity in pregnancy and lactation. Journal of Physiology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1113/jp273712

Ladyman, S. R., Augustine, R. A., Scherf, E., Phillipps, H. R., Brown, C. H., & Grattan, D. R. (2016). Attenuated hypothalamic responses to α-melanocyte stimulating hormone during pregnancy in the rat. Journal of Physiology, 594(4), 1087-1101. doi: 10.1113/jp271605

Augustine, R. A., Bouwer, G. T., Seymour, A. J., Grattan, D. R., & Brown, C. H. (2016). Reproductive regulation of gene expression in the hypothalamic supraoptic and paraventricular nuclei. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 28(4). doi: 10.1111/jne.12350

Rizwan, M. Z., Poling, M. C., Corr, M., Cornes, P. A., Augustine, R. A., Quennell, J. H., … Anderson, G. M. (2012). RFamide-related peptide-3 receptor gene expression in GnRH and kisspeptin neurons and GnRH-dependent mechanism of action. Endocrinology, 153(8), 3770-3779. doi: 10.1210/en.2012-1133

Quennell, J. H., Howell, C. S., Roa, J., Augustine, R. A., Grattan, D. R., & Anderson, G. M. (2011). Leptin deficiency and diet-induced obesity reduce hypothalamic kisspeptin expression in mice. Endocrinology, 152(4), 1541-1550. doi: 10.1210/en.2010-1100

Koch, C., Augustine, R. A., Steger, J., Ganjam, G. K., Benzler, J., Pracht, C., … Anderson, G. M., Grattan, D. R., & Tups, A. (2010). Leptin rapidly improves glucose homeostasis in obese mice by increasing hypothalamic insulin sensitivity. Journal of Neuroscience, 30(48), 16180-16187. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3202-10.2010

Ladyman, S. R., Augustine, R. A., & Grattan, D. R. (2010). Hormone interactions regulating energy balance during pregnancy. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 22, 805-817. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2826.2010.02017.x

Tups, A., Anderson, G. M., Rizwan, M., Augustine, R. A., Chaussade, C., Shepherd, P. R., & Grattan, D. R. (2010). Both p110α and p110β isoforms of phosphatidylinositol 3-OH-kinase are required for insulin signalling in the hypothalamus. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 22(6), 534-542. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2826.2010.01975.x

Ladyman, S. R., Tups, A., Augustine, R. A., Swahn-Azavedo, A., Kokay, I. C., & Grattan, D. R. (2009). Loss of hypothalamic response to leptin during pregnancy associated with development of melanocortin resistance. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 21(5), 449-456. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2826.2009.01862.x

Augustine, R. A., Ladyman, S. R., & Grattan, D. R. (2008). From feeding one to feeding many: Hormone-induced changes in bodyweight homeostasis during pregnancy (Symposium report). Journal of Physiology, 586(2), 387-397. doi: 10.1113/jphysiol.2007.146316

Augustine, R. A., & Grattan, D. R. (2008). Induction of central leptin resistance in hyperphagic pseudopregnant rats by chronic prolactin infusion. Endocrinology, 149(3), 1049-1055. doi: 10.1210/en.2007-1018

Grattan, D. R., Ladyman, S. R., & Augustine, R. A. (2007). Hormonal induction of leptin resistance during pregnancy. Physiology & Behavior, 91, 366-374.

Augustine, R. A., Kokay, I. C., Andrews, Z. B., Ladyman, S. R., & Grattan, D. R. (2003). Quantitation of prolactin receptor mRNA in the maternal rat brain during pregnancy and lactation. Journal of Molecular Endocrinology, 31, 221-232.

Grattan, D. R., Pi, X. J., Andrews, Z. B., Augustine, R. A., Kokay, I. C., Summerfield, M. R., Todd, B., & Bunn, S. J. (2001). Prolactin receptors in the brain during pregnancy and lactation: Implications for behaviour. Hormones & Behavior, 40, 115-124.

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