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Contact Details

Email
michael.perkinson@otago.ac.nz
Position
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department
Department of Physiology
Qualifications
PhD
Research summary
The role of dopamine in maternal behaviour

Research

Establishing real-time in vivo measurement of dopamine release within reward centres in the maternal brain. Looking at the effect of hormones on dopamine release during maternal behaviour.

Publications

Kumar, S. S., Bouwer, G. T., Jackson, M. K., Perkinson, M. R., McDonald, F. J., Brown, C. H., & Augustine, R. A. (2023). Kisspeptin neuron projections to oxytocin neurons are not necessary for parturition in the mouse. Brain Structure & Function, 228, 1535-1548. doi: 10.1007/s00429-023-02670-7

Perkinson, M. R., Kirchner, M. K., Zhang, M., Augustine, R. A., Stern, J. E., & Brown, C. H. (2022). α-Melanocyte-stimulating hormone inhibition of oxytocin neurons switches to excitation in late pregnancy and lactation. Physiological Reports, 10, e15226. doi: 10.14814/phy2.15226

Abbasi, M., Perkinson, M. R., Seymour, A. J., Piet, R., Campbell, R. E., Iremonger, K. J., & Brown, C. H. (2022). Local kisspeptin excitation of rat oxytocin neurones in late pregnancy. Journal of Physiology, 600(7), 1753-1770. doi: 10.1113/jp282531

Sethi, S., Augustine, R. A., Bouwer, G. T., Perkinson, M. R., Cheong, I., Bussey, C. T., Schwenke, D. O., Brown, C. H., & Lamberts, R. R. (2021). Increased neuronal activation in sympathoregulatory regions of the brain and spinal cord in type 2 diabetic rats. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 33, e13016. doi: 10.1111/jne.13016

Perkinson, M., Augustine, R. A., Bouwer, G. T., Brown, E. F., Cheong, I., Seymour, A. J., Fronius, M., & Brown, C. H. (2021). Plasticity in intrinsic excitability of hypothalamic magnocellular neurosecretory neurons in late-pregnant and lactating rats. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 22(13), 7140. doi: 10.3390/ijms22137140

Kumar, S. S., Bouwer, G. T., Jackson, M. K., Perkinson, M. R., McDonald, F. J., Brown, C. H., & Augustine, R. A. (2023). Kisspeptin neuron projections to oxytocin neurons are not necessary for parturition in the mouse. Brain Structure & Function, 228, 1535-1548. doi: 10.1007/s00429-023-02670-7

Journal - Research Article

Abbasi, M., Perkinson, M. R., Seymour, A. J., Piet, R., Campbell, R. E., Iremonger, K. J., & Brown, C. H. (2022). Local kisspeptin excitation of rat oxytocin neurones in late pregnancy. Journal of Physiology, 600(7), 1753-1770. doi: 10.1113/jp282531

Journal - Research Article

Perkinson, M. R., Kirchner, M. K., Zhang, M., Augustine, R. A., Stern, J. E., & Brown, C. H. (2022). α-Melanocyte-stimulating hormone inhibition of oxytocin neurons switches to excitation in late pregnancy and lactation. Physiological Reports, 10, e15226. doi: 10.14814/phy2.15226

Journal - Research Article

Perkinson, M., Augustine, R. A., Bouwer, G. T., Brown, E. F., Cheong, I., Seymour, A. J., Fronius, M., & Brown, C. H. (2021). Plasticity in intrinsic excitability of hypothalamic magnocellular neurosecretory neurons in late-pregnant and lactating rats. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 22(13), 7140. doi: 10.3390/ijms22137140

Journal - Research Article

Sethi, S., Augustine, R. A., Bouwer, G. T., Perkinson, M. R., Cheong, I., Bussey, C. T., Schwenke, D. O., Brown, C. H., & Lamberts, R. R. (2021). Increased neuronal activation in sympathoregulatory regions of the brain and spinal cord in type 2 diabetic rats. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 33, e13016. doi: 10.1111/jne.13016

Journal - Research Article

Perkinson, M. R., Kim, J. S., Iremonger, K. J., & Brown, C. H. (2021). Visualising oxytocin neurone activity in vivo: The key to unlocking central regulation of parturition and lactation [Invited review]. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 33, e13012. doi: 10.1111/jne.13012

Journal - Research Other

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