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Scientific Officer
Department of Anatomy
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Research summary
Neuroendocrine functions of the hormone prolactin


Research in the role of prolactin in the neurobiological adaptations of the maternal brain and in regulation of energy homeostasis during pregnancy.


Khant Aung, Z., Ladyman, S. R., & Brown, R. S. E. (2024). Transient loss of satiety effects of leptin in middle-aged male mice. Journal of Neuroendocrinology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/jne.13386 Journal - Research Article

Brown, R. S. E., Jacobs, I. M., Khant Aung, Z., Knowles, P. J., Grattan, D. R., & Ladyman, S. R. (2023). High fat diet-induced maternal obesity in mice impairs peripartum maternal behaviour. Journal of Neuroendocrinology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/jne.13350 Journal - Research Article

Wall, E. G., Desai, R., Khant Aung, Z., Yeo, S. H., Grattan, D. R., Handelsman, D. J., & Herbison, A. E. (2023). Unexpected plasma gonadal steroid and prolactin levels across the mouse estrous cycle. Endocrinology, bqad070. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1210/endocr/bqad070 Journal - Research Article

Georgescu, T., Khant Aung, Z., Grattan, D. R., & Brown, R. S. E. (2022). Prolactin-mediated restraint of maternal aggression in lactation. In L. Wilson, H. Harcombe, P. Jayakaran, L. Burga, J. Antony, K. Morgaine, M. Garelja, A. Middleton, M. Anwar & T. Milne (Eds.), Proceedings of the 262nd Otago Medical School Research Society (OMSRS) Meeting: Research Staff Speaker Awards. Dunedin, New Zealand: OMSRS. Retrieved from Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Khant Aung, Z., Masih, R. R., Desroziers, E., Campbell, R. E., & Brown, R. S. E. (2022). Enhanced pup retrieval behaviour in a mouse model of polycystic ovary syndrome. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 34, e13206. doi: 10.1111/jne.13206 Journal - Research Article

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