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Otago Medical School staff profiles

Dr Holly Phillipps

PositionPostdoctoral Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of Anatomy
Research summaryNeuroendocrinology

Research

Working with Professor Dave Grattan on prolactin action in adult neurogenesis.

Publications

Phillipps, H. R., Rand, C. J., Brown, R. S. E., Kokay, I. C., Stanton, J.-A., & Grattan, D. R. (2019). Prolactin regulation of insulin-like growth factor 2 gene expression in the adult mouse choroid plexus. FASEB Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1096/fj.201802262R

Brown, R. S. E., Khant Aung, Z., Phillipps, H. R., Barad, Z., Lein, H.-J., Boehm, U., Szawka, R. E., & Grattan, D. R. (2019). Acute suppression of LH secretion by prolactin in female mice is mediated by kisspeptin neurons in the arcuate nucleus. Endocrinology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1210/en.2019-00038

Kokay, I. C., Wyatt, A., Phillipps, H. R., Aoki, M., Hermans-Borgmeyer, I., Boehm, U., & Grattan, D. R. (2018). Analysis of prolactin receptor expression in the murine brain using a novel prolactin receptor reporter mouse. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, e12634. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/jne.12634

Ladyman, S. R., MacLeod, M. A., Khant Aung, Z., Knowles, P., Phillipps, H. R., Brown, R. S. E., & Grattan, D. R. (2017). Prolactin receptors in Rip-cre cells, but not in AgRP neurons, are involved in energy homeostasis. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 29(10), e12474. doi: 10.1111/jne.12474

Brown, R. S. E., Aoki, M., Ladyman, S. R., Phillipps, H. R., Wyatt, A., Boehm, U., & Grattan, D. R. (2017). Prolactin action in the medial preoptic area is necessary for postpartum maternal nursing behavior. PNAS, 114(40), 10779-10784. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1708025114

Journal - Research Article

Phillipps, H. R., Rand, C. J., Brown, R. S. E., Kokay, I. C., Stanton, J.-A., & Grattan, D. R. (2019). Prolactin regulation of insulin-like growth factor 2 gene expression in the adult mouse choroid plexus. FASEB Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1096/fj.201802262R

Brown, R. S. E., Khant Aung, Z., Phillipps, H. R., Barad, Z., Lein, H.-J., Boehm, U., Szawka, R. E., & Grattan, D. R. (2019). Acute suppression of LH secretion by prolactin in female mice is mediated by kisspeptin neurons in the arcuate nucleus. Endocrinology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1210/en.2019-00038

Kokay, I. C., Wyatt, A., Phillipps, H. R., Aoki, M., Hermans-Borgmeyer, I., Boehm, U., & Grattan, D. R. (2018). Analysis of prolactin receptor expression in the murine brain using a novel prolactin receptor reporter mouse. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, e12634. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/jne.12634

Ladyman, S. R., MacLeod, M. A., Khant Aung, Z., Knowles, P., Phillipps, H. R., Brown, R. S. E., & Grattan, D. R. (2017). Prolactin receptors in Rip-cre cells, but not in AgRP neurons, are involved in energy homeostasis. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 29(10), e12474. doi: 10.1111/jne.12474

Brown, R. S. E., Aoki, M., Ladyman, S. R., Phillipps, H. R., Wyatt, A., Boehm, U., & Grattan, D. R. (2017). Prolactin action in the medial preoptic area is necessary for postpartum maternal nursing behavior. PNAS, 114(40), 10779-10784. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1708025114

Brown, R. S. E., Kokay, I. C., Phillipps, H. R., Yip, S. H., Gustafson, P., Wyatt, A., Larsen, C. M., Knowles, P., Ladyman, S. R., LeTissier, P., & Grattan, D. R. (2016). Conditional deletion of the prolactin receptor reveals functional subpopulations of dopamine neurons in the arcuate nucleus of the hypothalamus. Journal of Neuroscience, 36(35), 9173-9185. doi: 10.1523/jneurosci.1471-16.2016

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

Phillipps, H. R., Ladyman, S. R., & Grattan, D. R. (2013). Maintained expression of genes associated with metabolism in the ventromedial hypothalamic nucleus despite development of leptin resistance during pregnancy in the rat. Physiological Reports, 1(6), e00162. doi: 10.1002/phy2.162

Phillipps, H. R., & Hurst, P. R. (2012). XIAP: A potential determinant of ovarian follicular fate. Reproduction, 144, 165-176. doi: 10.1530/rep-12-0142

Phillipps, H. R., Kokay, I. C., Grattan, D. R., & Hurst, P. R. (2011). X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis protein and active caspase-3 expression patterns in antral follicles in the sheep ovary. Reproduction, 142, 855-867. doi: 10.1530/rep-11-0177

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