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Colin Brown Laboratory

Research interests

Our research group principally uses electrophysiology and immunohistochemistry to determine how the brain controls birth, lactation, and cardiovascular function. Our main focus is on how oxytocin and vasopressin contribute to preterm labour, high blood pressure and heart problems.

Clinical conditions

  • Preterm labour
  • Preeclampsia
  • Hypertension
  • Myocardial infarction

Professor Brown's researcher profile

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Colin Brown Laboratory staff & students

Emily Brown_webEmily Brown, PhD Student
Hypothalamic regulation of body fluid balance in pregnancy and lactation
Email broem054@student.otago.ac.nz

Michael Perkinson_webMichael Perkinson, PhD Student
Hypothalamic regulation of pregnancy and lactation
Email permi016@student.otago.ac.nz


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Publications

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. Advance online publication. 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

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, e13012. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/jne.13012

Li, T., Jia, S.-W., Hou, D., Liu, X., Li, D., Liu, Y., … Brown, C. H., & Wang, Y.-F. (2021). Intranasal oxytocin restoration of maternal behavior and oxytocin neuronal activity in the supraoptic nucleus in rat dams with pre-labor cesarean delivery. Neuroscience. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2021.06.020

Nair, B. B., Khant Aung, Z., Porteous, R., Prescott, M., Glendining, K. A., Jenkins, D. E., Augustine, R. A., … Yip, S. H., Bouwer, G. T., Brown, C. H., Jasoni, C. L., Campbell, R. E., Bunn, S. J., Anderson, G. M., Grattan, D. R., Herbison, A. E., & Iremonger, K. J. (2021). Impact of chronic variable stress on neuroendocrine hypothalamus and pituitary in male and female C57BL/6J mice. Journal of Neuroendocrinology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/jne.12972