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Otago Medical School staff profiles

Dr Caroline Decourt

PositionPostdoctoral Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of Anatomy
Research summaryNeuroendocrinology; reproductive biology

Research

I study the reproductive actions of hypothalamic neuropeptides and in particular kisspeptin and RFRP-3.

Publications

Dufourny, L., Delmas, O., Teixeira-Gomes, A.-P., Decourt, C., & Sliwowska, J. H. (2018). Neuroanatomical connections between kisspeptin neurones and somatostatin neurones in the female and male rat hypothalamus: A possible involvement of SSTR1 in kisspeptin release. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 30(5), e12593. doi: 10.1111/jne.12593

Beltramo, M., & Decourt, C. (2018). Towards new strategies to manage livestock reproduction using kisspeptin analogs. Theriogenology, 112, 2-10. doi: 10.1016/j.theriogenology.2017.08.026

Decourt, C., Anger, K., Robert, V., Lomet, D., Bartzen-Sprauer, J., Caraty, A., … Anderson, G., & Beltramo, M. (2016). No evidence that RFamide-related peptide 3 directly modulates LH secretion in the ewe. Endocrinology, 157(4), 1566-1575. doi: 10.1210/en.2015-1854

Decourt, C., Robert, V., Anger, K., Galibert, M., Madinier, J.-B., Liu, X., … Herbison, A. E., Anderson, G. M., … Beltramo, M. (2016). A synthetic kisspeptin analog that triggers ovulation and advances puberty. Scientific Reports, 6, 26908. doi: 10.1038/srep26908

Dardente, H., Lomet, D., Robert, V., Decourt, C., Beltramo, M., & Pellicer-Rubio, M.-T. (2016). Seasonal breeding in mammals: From basic science to applications and back. Theriogenology, 86(1), 324-332. doi: 10.1016/j.theriogenology.2016.04.045

Journal - Research Article

Dufourny, L., Delmas, O., Teixeira-Gomes, A.-P., Decourt, C., & Sliwowska, J. H. (2018). Neuroanatomical connections between kisspeptin neurones and somatostatin neurones in the female and male rat hypothalamus: A possible involvement of SSTR1 in kisspeptin release. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 30(5), e12593. doi: 10.1111/jne.12593

Decourt, C., Anger, K., Robert, V., Lomet, D., Bartzen-Sprauer, J., Caraty, A., … Anderson, G., & Beltramo, M. (2016). No evidence that RFamide-related peptide 3 directly modulates LH secretion in the ewe. Endocrinology, 157(4), 1566-1575. doi: 10.1210/en.2015-1854

Decourt, C., Robert, V., Anger, K., Galibert, M., Madinier, J.-B., Liu, X., … Herbison, A. E., Anderson, G. M., … Beltramo, M. (2016). A synthetic kisspeptin analog that triggers ovulation and advances puberty. Scientific Reports, 6, 26908. doi: 10.1038/srep26908

Beltramo, M., Robert, V., Galibert, M., Madinier, J.-B., Marceau, P., Dardente, H., Decourt, C., … Aucagne, V. (2015). Rational design of triazololipopeptides analogs of kisspeptin inducing a long-lasting increase of gonadotropins. Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 58(8), 3459-3470. doi: 10.1021/jm5019675

Decourt, C., Caraty, A., Briant, C., Guillaume, D., Lomet, D., Chesneau, D., … Dardente, H. (2014). Acute injection and chronic perfusion of kisspeptin elicit gonadotropins release but fail to trigger ovulation in the mare. Biology of Reproduction, 90(2), 36. doi: 10.1095/biolreprod.113.114157

Schauer, S. N., Guillaume, D., Decourt, C., Watson, E. D., Briant, C., & Donadeu, F. X. (2013). Effect of luteinizing hormone overstimulation on equine follicle maturation. Theriogenology, 79(3), 409-416. doi: 10.1016/j.theriogenology.2012.08.017

Schauer, S. N., Briant, C., Ottogalli, M., Decourt, C., Handel, I. G., & Donadeu, F. X. (2011). Supplementation of equine early spring transitional follicles with luteinizing hormone stimulates follicle growth but does not restore steroidogenic activity. Theriogenology, 75(6), 1076-1084. doi: 10.1016/j.theriogenology.2010.11.016

Decourt, C., Tillet, Y., Caraty, A., Franceschini, I., & Briant, C. (2008). Kisspeptin immunoreactive neurons in the equine hypothalamus: Interactions with GnRH neuronal system. Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy, 36(3-4), 131-137. doi: 10.1016/j.jchemneu.2008.07.008

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Journal - Research Other

Beltramo, M., & Decourt, C. (2018). Towards new strategies to manage livestock reproduction using kisspeptin analogs. Theriogenology, 112, 2-10. doi: 10.1016/j.theriogenology.2017.08.026

Dardente, H., Lomet, D., Robert, V., Decourt, C., Beltramo, M., & Pellicer-Rubio, M.-T. (2016). Seasonal breeding in mammals: From basic science to applications and back. Theriogenology, 86(1), 324-332. doi: 10.1016/j.theriogenology.2016.04.045

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