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Grattan Laboratory

Research interests

My group within the Centre for Neuroendocrinology is interested in the neuroendocrine functions of the hormone prolactin, and in particular, the role of prolactin in the neuroendocrine and neurobiological adaptations of the maternal brain.

Specific interests include the control of appetite and body weight during pregnancy and obesity, plasticity in oxytocin neurons during late pregnancy and lactation, and role of prolactin in changes in mood and behaviour in the post-partum period.

Clinical conditions

  • Hyperprolactinaemia
  • Infertility
  • Post-partum anxiety
  • Post-partum depression

List of publications for Dave Grattan (Google Scholar)

Grattan Laboratory staff & students

Rosie Brown_webRosemary Brown, Research Fellow
Neuroendocrine regulation of maternal behaviour
Email rosemary.brown@otago.ac.nz

Teodora Georgescu_webTeodora Georgescu, Postdoctoral Fellow
Cellular actions of prolactin on neurons
Email teodora.georgescu@otago.ac.nz

Eleni Hackwell_webEleni Hackwell, PhD Student
The role of prolactin in lactational infertility
Email hacel029@student.otago.ac.nz

Zin Khant Aung_webZin Khant-Aung, Assistant Research Fellow
Hormonal regulation of metabolism
Email zin.khantaung@otago.ac.nz

Pene Knowles_webPene Knowles, Research Technician
Prolactin neuroendocrinology
Email pene.knowles@otago.ac.nz

Ilona Kokay_webIlona Kokay, Senior Research Fellow
Prolactin receptor expression in the brain
Email ilona.kokay@otago.ac.nz

Sharon Ladyman_webSharon Ladyman, Senior Research Fellow
Regulation of energy homeostasis during pregnancy
Email sharon.ladyman@otago.ac.nz

Holly Phillipps_webHollian Phillipps, Postdoctoral Fellow
Prolactin action in adult neurogenesis
Email hollian.phillipps@otago.ac.nz

Mo Rizwan_webMohammed Rizwan, Postdoctoral Fellow
Hypothalamic regulation of bodyweight and glucose metabolism
Email mohammed.rizwan@otago.ac.nz

Kristina Smiley_webKristina Smiley, Postdoctoral Fellow
Neuroendocrine regulation of paternal behaviour
Email kristina.smiley@otago.ac.nz

Judith Swart_webJudith Swart, PhD Student
Involvement of the reward circuitry in prolactin’s regulation of maternal behaviour
Email swaju179@student.otago.ac.nz

Joe Yip_webJoe Yip, Postdoctoral Fellow
Plasticity of neuroendocrine dopaminergic neurons and prolactin
Email joe.yip@otago.ac.nz

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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

Augustine, R. A., Knowles, P., Khant Aung, Z., Grattan, D. R., & Ladyman, S. R. (2019). Impaired hypothalamic leptin sensitivity in pseudopregnant rats treated with chronic prolactin to mimic pregnancy. Journal of Neuroendocrinology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/jne.12702

Kirk, S. E., Grattan, D. R., & Bunn, S. J. (2019). The median eminence detects and responds to circulating prolactin in the male mouse. Journal of Neuroendocrinology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/jne.12733

Yip, S. H., Romanò, N., Gustafson, P., Hodson, D. J., Williams, E. J., Kokay, I. C., … Grattan, D. R., & Bunn, S. J. (2019). Elevated prolactin during pregnancy drives a phenotypic switch in mouse hypothalamic dopaminergic neurons. Cell Reports, 26(7), 1787-1799.e5. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2019.01.067

Other Research Output

Grattan, D. (2010, March). Turning a Woman into a Mum: How pregnancy hormones influence the maternal brain. Brain Day Dunedin, University of Otago, New Zealand. [Public Lecture].

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Chapter in Book - Research

Grattan, D. R., & Le Tissier, P. (2015). Hypothalamic control of prolactin secretion, and the multiple reproductive functions of prolactin. In T. M. Plant & A. J. Zeleznik (Eds.), Knobil and Neill's Physiology of reproduction (Vol. 1). (4th ed.) (pp. 469-526). Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-397175-3.00012-0

Larsen, C. M., & Grattan, D. R. (2010). Exposure to female pheromones during pregnancy causes postpartum anxiety in mice. In G. Litwack (Ed.), Pheromones: Vitamins & Hormones (Vol. 83). (pp. 137-149). Amsterdam: Academic Press. doi: 10.1016/S0083-6729(10)83005-5

Grattan, D. R., & Bridges, R. S. (2009). Prolactin actions in the brain. In D. W. Pfaff, A. P. Arnold, A. M. Etgen, S. E. Fahrbach & R. T. Rubin (Eds.), Hormones, brain and behavior (Vol. 4). (2nd ed.) (pp. 2471-2503). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

Woodside, B., Augustine, R. A., Ladyman, S. R., Naef, L., & Grattan, D. R. (2008). Role of prolactin in the metabolic adaptations to pregnancy and lactation. In R. S. Bridges (Ed.), Neurobiology of the parental brain. (pp. 249-267). London: Academic Press.

Freeman, M. E., Grattan, D. R., & Houpt, T. A. (2008). The hypothalamus. In P. M. Conn (Ed.), Neuroscience in medicine. (3rd ed.) (pp. 301-358). Totowna, NJ: Humana Press.

Grattan, D. R., & Möderscheim, T. A. E. (2006). Interaction of growth hormone and prolactin in brain circuits. In F. J. Nyberg (Ed.), The somatotrophic axis in brain function. (pp. 111-123). Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Grattan, D. R. (2001). The actions of prolactin in the brain during pregnancy and lactation. In J. A. Russell, A. J. Douglas, R. J. Windle & C. D. Ingram (Eds.), Progress in Brain Research. (pp. 153-171). London: Elsevier.

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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

Yip, S. H., Romanò, N., Gustafson, P., Hodson, D. J., Williams, E. J., Kokay, I. C., … Grattan, D. R., & Bunn, S. J. (2019). Elevated prolactin during pregnancy drives a phenotypic switch in mouse hypothalamic dopaminergic neurons. Cell Reports, 26(7), 1787-1799.e5. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2019.01.067

Kirk, S. E., Grattan, D. R., & Bunn, S. J. (2019). The median eminence detects and responds to circulating prolactin in the male mouse. Journal of Neuroendocrinology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/jne.12733

Augustine, R. A., Knowles, P., Khant Aung, Z., Grattan, D. R., & Ladyman, S. R. (2019). Impaired hypothalamic leptin sensitivity in pseudopregnant rats treated with chronic prolactin to mimic pregnancy. Journal of Neuroendocrinology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/jne.12702

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

Ladyman, S. R., Khant Aung, Z., & Grattan, D. R. (2018). Impact of pregnancy and lactation on the long-term regulation of energy balance in female mice. Endocrinology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1210/en.2018-00057

Yip, S. H., York, J., Hyland, B., Bunn, S. J., & Grattan, D. R. (2018). Incomplete concordance of dopamine transporter Cre (DATIREScre)-mediated recombination and tyrosine hydroxylase immunoreactivity in the mouse forebrain. Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy, 90, 40-48. doi: 10.1016/j.jchemneu.2017.12.002

Manning, P. J., Grattan, D., Merriman, T., Manning, T., Williams, S., & Sutherland, W. (2018). Pharmaceutical interventions for weight-loss maintenance: No effect from cabergoline. International Journal of Obesity. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1038/s41366-018-0165-3

McEwen, H. J. L., Cognard, E., Ladyman, S. R., Khant-Aung, Z., Tups, A., Shepherd, P. R., & Grattan, D. R. (2018). Feeding and GLP-1 receptor activation stabilize beta-catenin in specific hypothalamic nuclei in male rats. Journal of Neuroendocrinology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/jne.12607

Grattan, D. R. (2018). Coordination or coincidence? The relationship between prolactin and gonadotropin secretion. Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism, 29(1), 3-5. doi: 10.1016/j.tem.2017.11.004

Ladyman, S. R., Carter, K. M., & Grattan, D. R. (2018). Energy homeostasis and running wheel activity during pregnancy in the mouse. Physiology & Behavior. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2018.05.002

Krishnan, M., Major, T. J., Topless, R. K., Dewes, O., Yu, L., Thompson, J. M. D., … Stamp, L. K., … Wilcox, P., Grattan, D., … Merriman, T. R. (2018). Discordant association of the CREBRF rs373863828 A allele with increased BMI and protection from type 2 diabetes in Māori and Pacific (Polynesian) people living in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Diabetologia. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s00125-018-4623-1

Bernard, V., Lamothe, S., Beau, I., Guillou, A., Martin, A., Le Tissier, P., Grattan, D., … Binart, N. (2018). Autocrine actions of prolactin contribute to the regulation of lactotroph function in vivo. FASEB Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1096/fj.201701111RR

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

Macari, S., Sharma, L. A., Wyatt, A., Maíra da Silva, J., Dias, G. J., Silva, T. A., … Grattan, D. R. (2018). Lactation induces increases in the RANK/RANKL/OPG system in maxillary bone. Bone, 110, 160-169. doi: 10.1016/j.bone.2018.01.032

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

Kirk, S. E., Xie, T. Y., Steyn, F. J., Grattan, D. R., & Bunn, S. J. (2017). Restraint stress increases prolactin-mediated phosphorylation of signal transducer and activator of transcription 5 in the hypothalamus and adrenal cortex in the male mouse. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 29(6), 1-9. doi: 10.1111/jne.12477

Gustafson, P., Bunn, S. J., & Grattan, D. R. (2017). The role of prolactin in the suppression of Crh mRNA expression during pregnancy and lactation in the mouse. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 29(9), e12511. doi: 10.1111/jne.12511

Gustafson, P., Kokay, I., Sapsford, T., Bunn, S., & Grattan, D. (2017). Prolactin regulation of the HPA axis is not mediated by a direct action upon CRH neurons: Evidence from the rat and mouse. Brain Structure & Function, 222(7), 3191-3204. doi: 10.1007/s00429-017-1395-1

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

Augustine, R. A., Ladyman, S. R., Bouwer, G. T., Alyousif, Y., Sapsford, T. J., Scott, V., Kokay, I. C., Grattan, D. R., & Brown, C. H. (2017). Prolactin regulation of oxytocin neurone activity in pregnancy and lactation. Journal of Physiology, 595(11), 3591-3605. doi: 10.1113/jp273712

Barad, Z., Grattan, D. R., & Leitch, B. (2017). NMDA receptor expression in the thalamus of the stargazer model of absence epilepsy. Scientific Reports, 7, 42926. doi: 10.1038/srep42926

Rizwan, M. Z., Mehlitz, S., Grattan, D. R., & Tups, A. (2017). Temporal and regional onset of leptin resistance in diet-induced obese mice. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 29(10), e12481. doi: 10.1111/jne.12481

Booker, C. S., & Grattan, D. R. (2017). IL1R9 is evolutionarily related to IL18BP and may function as an IL-18 receptor. Journal of Immunology, 198(1), 270-278. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1500648

Ladyman, S. R., & Grattan, D. R. (2017). Region-specific suppression of hypothalamic responses to insulin to adapt to elevated maternal insulin secretion during pregnancy. Endocrinology, 158(12), 4257-4269. doi: 10.1210/en.2017-00600

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

Vergara-Castañeda, E., Grattan, D. R., Pasantes-Morales, H., Pérez-Domínguez, M., Cabrera-Reyes, E. A., Morales, T., & Cerbón, M. (2016). Prolactin mediates neuroprotection against excitotoxicity in primary cell cultures of hippocampal neurons via its receptor. Brain Research, 1636, 193-199. doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2016.02.011

Kim, D. W., Glendining, K. A., Grattan, D. R., & Jasoni, C. L. (2016). Maternal obesity in the mouse compromises the blood-brain barrier in the arcuate nucleus of offspring. Endocrinology, 157(6), 2229-2242. doi: 10.1210/en.2016-1014

Kim, D. W., Glendining, K. A., Grattan, D. R., & Jasoni, C. L. (2016). Maternal obesity leads to increased proliferation and numbers of astrocytes in the developing fetal and neonatal mouse hypothalamus. International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience, 53, 18-25. doi: 10.1016/j.ijdevneu.2016.06.005

McEwen, H. J. L., Inglis, M. A., Quennell, J. H., Grattan, D. R., & Anderson, G. M. (2016). Deletion of suppressor of cytokine signaling 3 from forebrain neurons delays infertility and onset of hypothalamic leptin resistance in response to a high caloric diet. Journal of Neuroscience, 36(27), 7142-7153. doi: 10.1523/jneurosci.2714-14.2016

Ladyman, S. R., & Grattan, D. R. (2016). Central effects of leptin on glucose homeostasis are modified during pregnancy in the rat. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 28(10). doi: 10.1111/jne.12431

Macari, S., Ajay Sharma, L., Wyatt, A., Knowles, P., Szawka, R. E., Garlet, G. P., Grattan, D. R., Dias, G. J., & Silva, T. A. (2016). Osteoprotective effects of estrogen in the maxillary bone depend on ERα. Journal of Dental Research, 95(6), 689-696. doi: 10.1177/0022034516633154

Alqaisi, K. M., Lamare, M. D., Grattan, D. R., Damsteegt, E. L., Schneider, W. J., & Lokman, P. M. (2016). A comparative study of vitellogenesis in Echinodermata: Lessons from the sea star. Comparative Biochemistry & Physiology Part A, 198, 72-86. doi: 10.1016/j.cbpa.2016.04.013

Brown, R. S. E., Wyatt, A. K., Herbison, R. E., Knowles, P. J., Ladyman, S. R., Binart, N., … Grattan, D. R. (2016). Prolactin transport into mouse brain is independent of prolactin receptor. FASEB Journal, 30(2), 1002-1010. doi: 10.1096/fj.15-276519

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

Augustine, R. A., Bouwer, G. T., Seymour, A. J., Grattan, D. R., & Brown, C. H. (2016). Reproductive regulation of gene expression in the hypothalamic supraoptic and paraventricular nuclei. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 28(4). doi: 10.1111/jne.12350

Grattan, D. R. (2015). 60 years of neuroendocrinology: The hypothalamo-prolactin axis. Journal of Endocrinology, 226(2), T101-T122. doi: 10.1530/joe-15-0213

Brown, R. S. E., Herbison, A. E., & Grattan, D. R. (2015). Effects of prolactin and lactation on A15 dopamine neurons in the rostral preoptic area of female mice. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 27(9), 708-717. doi: 10.1111/jne.12297

Kim, D. W., Young, S. L., Grattan, D. R., & Jasoni, C. L. (2014). Obesity during pregnancy disrupts placental morphology, cell proliferation, and inflammation in a sex-specific manner across gestation in the mouse. Biology of Reproduction, 90(6), 130. doi: 10.1095/biolreprod.113.117259

Booker, C. S., & Grattan, D. R. (2014). Identification of a truncated splice variant of IL-18 receptor alpha in the human and rat, with evidence of wider evolutionary conservation. PeerJ, 2, e560. doi: 10.7717/peerj.560

Araujo-Lopes, R., Crampton, J. R., Aquino, N. S. S., Miranda, R. M., Kokay, I. C., Reis, A. M., … Grattan, D. R., & Szawka, R. E. (2014). Prolactin regulates kisspeptin neurons in the arcuate nucleus to suppress LH secretion in female rats. Endocrinology, 155(3), 1010-1020. doi: 10.1210/en.2013-1889

Liu, X., Brown, R. S. E., Herbison, A. E., & Grattan, D. R. (2014). Lactational anovulation in mice results from a selective loss of kisspeptin input to GnRH neurons. Endocrinology, 155(1), 193-203. doi: 10.1210/en.2013-1621

Koch, C. E., Lowe, C., Legler, K., Benzler, J., Boucsein, A., Böttiger, G., Grattan, D. R., … Tups, A. (2014). Central adiponectin acutely improves glucose tolerance in male mice. Endocrinology, 155(5), 1806-1816. doi: 10.1210/en.2013-1734

Brown, R. S. E., Herbison, A. E., & Grattan, D. R. (2014). Prolactin regulation of kisspeptin neurones in the mouse brain and its role in the lactation-induced suppression of kisspeptin expression. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 26(12), 898-908. doi: 10.1111/jne.12223

Brown, R. C., McLay-Cooke, R. T., Richardson, S. L., Williams, S. M., Grattan, D. R., & Chisholm, A. W.-A. H. (2014). Appetite response among those susceptible or resistant to obesity. International Journal of Endocrinology, 2014, 512013. doi: 10.1155/2014/512013

Romanò, N., Yip, S. H., Hodson, D. J., Guillou, A., Parnaudeau, S., Kirk, S., … Bunn, S. J., Grattan, D. R., … Martin, A. O. (2013). Plasticity of hypothalamic dopamine neurons during lactation results in dissociation of electrical activity and release. Journal of Neuroscience, 33(10), 4424-4433. doi: 10.1523/jneurosci.4415-12.2013

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

Ladyman, S. R., & Grattan, D. R. (2013). JAK-STAT and feeding. JAK-STAT, 2(2), e23675. doi: 10.4161/jkst.23675

Benzler, J., Andrews, Z. B., Pracht, C., Stöhr, S., Shepherd, P. R., Grattan, D. R., & Tups, A. (2013). Hypothalamic WNT signalling is impaired during obesity and reinstated by leptin treatment in male mice. Endocrinology, 154(12), 4737-4745. doi: 10.1210/en.2013-1746

Ladyman, S. R., Fieldwick, D. M., & Grattan, D. R. (2012). Suppression of leptin-induced hypothalamic JAK/STAT signaling and feeding response during pregnancy in the mouse. Reproduction, 144(1), 83-90. doi: 10.1530/rep-12-0112

Brown, R. S. E., Piet, R., Herbison, A. E., & Grattan, D. R. (2012). Differential actions of prolactin on electrical activity and intracellular signal transduction in hypothalamic neurons. Endocrinology, 153(5), 2375-2384. doi: 10.1210/en.2011-2005

Yip, S. H., Eguchi, R., Grattan, D. R., & Bunn, S. J. (2012). Prolactin signalling in the mouse hypothalamus is primarily mediated by signal transducer and activator of transcription factor 5b but not 5a. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 24(12), 1484-1491. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2826.2012.02357.x

Benzler, J., Ganjam, G. K., Krüger, M., Pinkenburg, O., Kutschke, M., Stöhr, S., … Grattan, D. R., & Tups, A. (2012). Hypothalamic glycogen synthase kinase 3β has a central role in the regulation of food intake and glucose metabolism. Biochemical Journal, 447(1), 175-184. doi: 10.1042/bj20120834

Sapsford, T. J., Kokay, I. C., Östberg, L., Bridges, R. S., & Grattan, D. R. (2012). Differential sensitivity of specific neuronal populations of the rat hypothalamus to prolactin action. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 520(5), 1062-1077. doi: 10.1002/cne.22775

Adler, E. S., Hollis, J. H., Clarke, I. J., Grattan, D. R., & Oldfield, B. J. (2012). Neurochemical characterization and sexual dimorphism of projections from the brain to abdominal and subcutaneous white adipose tissue in the rat. Journal of Neuroscience, 32(45), 15913-15921. doi: 10.1523/jneurosci.2591-12.2012

Larsen, C. M., & Grattan, D. R. (2012). Prolactin, neurogenesis, and maternal behaviors. Brain, Behavior, & Immunity, 26(2), 201-209. doi: 10.1016/j.bbi.2011.07.233

Li, Q., Li, N., Le Tissier, P., Grattan, D. R., & Kerman, K. (2012). Miniaturized electrochemical immunosensor for label-free detection of growth hormone. Electroanalysis, 24(6), 1272-1276. doi: 10.1002/elan.201200074

Brown, R. S. E., Herbison, A. E., & Grattan, D. R. (2011). Differential changes in responses of hypothalamic and brainstem neuronal populations to prolactin during lactation in the mouse. Biology of Reproduction, 84(4), 826-836. doi: 10.1095/biolreprod.110.089185

Quennell, J. H., Howell, C. S., Roa, J., Augustine, R. A., Grattan, D. R., & Anderson, G. M. (2011). Leptin deficiency and diet-induced obesity reduce hypothalamic kisspeptin expression in mice. Endocrinology, 152(4), 1541-1550. doi: 10.1210/en.2010-1100

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

Ladyman, S. R., Sapsford, T. J., & Grattan, D. R. (2011). Loss of acute satiety response to cholecystokinin in pregnant rats. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 23(11), 1091-1098. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2826.2011.02191.x

Kokay, I. C., Petersen, S. L., & Grattan, D. R. (2011). Identification of prolactin-sensitive GABA and kisspeptin neurons in regions of the rat hypothalamus involved in the control of fertility. Endocrinology, 152(2), 526-535. doi: 10.1210/en.2010-0668

Sjoeholm, A., Bridges, R. S., Grattan, D. R., & Anderson, G. M. (2011). Region-, neuron-, and signaling pathway-specific increases in prolactin responsiveness in reproductively experienced female rats. Endocrinology, 152(5), 1979-1988. doi: 10.1210/en.2010-1220

Koch, C., Augustine, R. A., Steger, J., Ganjam, G. K., Benzler, J., Pracht, C., … Anderson, G. M., Grattan, D. R., & Tups, A. (2010). Leptin rapidly improves glucose homeostasis in obese mice by increasing hypothalamic insulin sensitivity. Journal of Neuroscience, 30(48), 16180-16187. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3202-10.2010

Larsen, C. M., & Grattan, D. R. (2010). Prolactin-induced mitogenesis in the subventricular zone of the maternal brain during early pregnancy is essential for normal postpartum behavioral responses in the mother. Endocrinology, 151, 3805-3814. doi: 10.1210/en.2009-1385

Tups, A., Anderson, G. M., Rizwan, M., Augustine, R. A., Chaussade, C., Shepherd, P. R., & Grattan, D. R. (2010). Both p110α and p110β isoforms of phosphatidylinositol 3-OH-kinase are required for insulin signalling in the hypothalamus. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 22(6), 534-542. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2826.2010.01975.x

Ladyman, S. R., Augustine, R. A., & Grattan, D. R. (2010). Hormone interactions regulating energy balance during pregnancy. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 22, 805-817. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2826.2010.02017.x

Brown, R. S. E., Kokay, I. C., Herbison, A. E., & Grattan, D. R. (2010). Distribution of prolactin-responsive neurons in the mouse forebrain. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 518(1), 92-102. doi: 10.1002/cne.22208

Rouet, V., Bogorad, R. L., Kayser, C., Kessal, K., Genestie, C., Bardier, A., Grattan, D. R., … Goffin, V. (2010). Local prolactin is a target to prevent expansion of basal/stem cells in prostate tumors. PNAS, 107(34), 15199-15204. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0911651107

Ladyman, S. R., Tups, A., Augustine, R. A., Swahn-Azavedo, A., Kokay, I. C., & Grattan, D. R. (2009). Loss of hypothalamic response to leptin during pregnancy associated with development of melanocortin resistance. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 21(5), 449-456. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2826.2009.01862.x

Quennell, J. H., Mulligan, A. C., Tups, A., Liu, X., Phipps, S. J., Kemp, C. J., Herbison, A. E., Grattan, D. R., & Anderson, G. M. (2009). Leptin indirectly regulates gonadotropin-releasing hormone neuronal function. Endocrinology, 150(6), 2805-2812. doi: 10.1210/en.2008-1693

Yang, J. J., Larsen, C. M., Grattan, D. R., & Erskine, M. S. (2009). Mating-induced neuroendocrine responses during pseudopregnancy in the female mouse. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 21(1), 30-39. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2826.2008.01803.x

Steyn, F. J., Anderson, G. M., & Grattan, D. R. (2008). Hormonal regulation of suppressors of cytokine signaling (SOCS) messenger ribonucleic acid in the arcuate nucleus during late pregnancy. Endocrinology, 149(6), 3206-3214. doi: 10.1210/en.2007-1623

Augustine, R. A., & Grattan, D. R. (2008). Induction of central leptin resistance in hyperphagic pseudopregnant rats by chronic prolactin infusion. Endocrinology, 149(3), 1049-1055. doi: 10.1210/en.2007-1018

Larsen, C. M., Kokay, I. C., & Grattan, D. R. (2008). Male pheromones initiate prolactin-induced neurogenesis and advance maternal behavior in female mice. Hormones & Behavior, 53(4), 509-517. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2007.11.020

Anderson, G. M., Kieser, D. C., Steyn, F. J., & Grattan, D. R. (2008). Hypothalamic prolactin receptor messenger ribonucleic acid levels, prolactin signaling, and hyperprolactinemic inhibition of pulsatile luteinizing hormone secretion are dependent on estradiol. Endocrinology, 149(4), 1562-1570. doi: 10.1210/en.2007-0867

Augustine, R. A., Ladyman, S. R., & Grattan, D. R. (2008). From feeding one to feeding many: Hormone-induced changes in bodyweight homeostasis during pregnancy (Symposium report). Journal of Physiology, 586(2), 387-397. doi: 10.1113/jphysiol.2007.146316

Grattan, D. R., Steyn, F. J., Kokay, I. C., Anderson, G. M., & Bunn, S. J. (2008). Pregnancy-induced adaptation in the neuroendocrine control of prolactin secretion. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 20(4), 497-507. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2826.2008.01661.x

Grattan, D. R., & Kokay, I. C. (2008). Prolactin: A pleiotropic neuroendocrine hormone. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 20(6), 752-763. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2826.2008.01736.x

Josephs, T., Waugh, H., Kokay, I., Grattan, D., & Thompson, M. (2007). Fasting-induced adipose factor identified as a key adipokine that is up-regulated in white adipose tissue during pregnancy and lactation in the rat. Journal of Endocrinology, 194, 305-312.

Steyn, F. J., Anderson, G. M., & Grattan, D. R. (2007). Expression of ovarian steroid hormone receptors in tuberoinfundibular dopaminergic neurones during pregnancy and lactation. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 19(10), 788-793. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2826.2007.01590.x

Grattan, D. R., Ladyman, S. R., & Augustine, R. A. (2007). Hormonal induction of leptin resistance during pregnancy. Physiology & Behavior, 91, 366-374.

Grattan, D. R., Jasoni, C. L., Liu, X., Anderson, G. M., & Herbison, A. E. (2007). Prolactin regulation of gonadotropin-releasing hormone neurons to suppress luteinizing hormone secretion in mice. Endocrinology, 148(9), 4344-4351.

Möderscheim, T. A. E., Gorba, T., Pathipati, P., Kokay, I. C., Grattan, D. R., Williams, C. E., & Scheepens, A. (2007). Prolactin is involved in glial responses following a focal injury to the juvenile rat brain. Neuroscience, 145, 963-973.

Brown, C. H., & Grattan, D. R. (2007). Does maternal oxytocin protect the fetal brain? Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism, 18(6), 225-226.

Steyn, F. J., Anderson, G. M., & Grattan, D. R. (2007). Differential effects of centrally-administered oestrogen antagonist ICI-182,780 on oestrogen-sensitive functions in the hypothalamus. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 19(1), 26-33. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2826.2006.01499.x

Andrews, Z. B., Zhao, H., Frugier, T., Meguro, R., Grattan, D. R., Koishi, K., & McLennan, I. S. (2006). Transforming growth factor beta2 haploinsufficient mice develop age-related nigrostriatal dopamine deficits. Neurobiology of Disease, 21, 568-575. doi: 10.1016/j.nbd.2005.09.001

Anderson, G. M., Beijer, P., Bang, A. S., Fenwick, M. A., Bunn, S. J., & Grattan, D. R. (2006). Suppression of prolactin-induced signal transducer and activator of transcription 5b signaling and induction of suppressors of cytokine signaling messenger ribonucleic acid in the hypothalamic arcuate nucleus of the rat during late pregnancy and lactation. Endocrinology, 147(10), 4996-5005.

Anderson, G. M., Grattan, D. R., van den Ancker, W., & Bridges, R. S. (2006). Reproductive experience increases prolactin responsiveness in the medial preoptic area and arcuate nucleus of female rats. Endocrinology, 147(10), 4688-4694.

Kokay, I. C., Bull, P. M., Davis, R. L., Ludwig, M., & Grattan, D. R. (2006). Expression of the long form of the prolactin receptor in magnocellular oxytocin neurons is associated with specific prolactin regulation of oxytocin neurons. American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory, Integrative & Comparative Physiology, 290, R1216-R1225. doi: 10.1152/ajpregu.00730.2005

Ma, E., Lau, J., Grattan, D. R., Lovejoy, D. A., & Wynne-Edwards, K. E. (2005). Male and female prolactin receptor mRNA expression in the brain of a biparental and a uniparental hamster, Phodopus, before and after the birth of a litter. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 17(2), 81-90.

Ma, F. Y., Grattan, D. R., Goffin, V., & Bunn, S. J. (2005). Prolacting-regulated tyrosine hydroxylase activity and messenger ribonucleic acid expression in mediobasal hypothalamic cultures: The differential role of specific protein kinases. Endocrinology, 146(1), 93-102.

Ma, F. Y., Anderson, G. M., Gunn, T. D., Goffin, V., Grattan, D. R., & Bunn, S. J. (2005). Prolactin specifically activates signal transducer and activator of transcription 5b in neuroendocrine dopaminergic neurons. Endocrinology, 146(12), 5112-5119.

Ladyman, S. R., & Grattan, D. R. (2005). Suppression of leptin receptor messenger ribonucleic acid and leptin responsiveness in the ventromedial nucleus of the hypothalamus during pregnancy in the rat. Endocrinology, 146(9), 3868-3874.

Kokay, I. C., & Grattan, D. R. (2005). Expression of mRNA for prolactin receptor (long form) in dopamine and pro-opiomelanocortin neurones in the arcuate nucleus of non-pregnant and lactating rats. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 17, 827-835.

Andrews, Z. B., & Grattan, D. R. (2004). The roles of dopamine and the neurointermediate lobe of the pituitary in the regulation of prolactin secretion during late pregnancy in rats. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 16, 859-865.

Ma, F. Y., Grattan, D. R., Bobrovskaya, L., Dunkley, P. R., & Bunn, S. J. (2004). Angiotensin II regulates tyrosine hydroxylase activity and mRNA expression in rat mediobasal hypothalamic cultures: The role of specific protein kinases. Journal of Neurochemistry.

Ladyman, S. R., & Grattan, D. R. (2004). Region-specific reduction in leptin-induced phosphorylation of signal transducer and activator of transcription-3 (STAT3) in the rat hypothalamus is associated with leptin resistance during pregnancy. Endocrinology, 145(8), 3704-3711.

Bridges, R. S., & Grattan, D. R. (2003). Prolactin-induced neurogenesis in the maternal brain. Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism, 14(5), 199-201.

Augustine, R. A., Kokay, I. C., Andrews, Z. B., Ladyman, S. R., & Grattan, D. R. (2003). Quantitation of prolactin receptor mRNA in the maternal rat brain during pregnancy and lactation. Journal of Molecular Endocrinology, 31, 221-232.

Anderson, S. T., Kokay, I. C., Lang, T., Grattan, D. R., & Curlewis, J. D. (2003). Quantification of prolactin-releasing peptide (PrRP) mRNA expression in specific brain regions of the rat during the oestrous cycle and in lactation. Brain Research, 973(1), 64-73. doi: 10.1016/S0006-8993(03)02543-5

Andrews, Z. B., & Grattan, D. R. (2003). Opioid receptor subtypes involved in the regulation of prolactin secretion during pregnancy and lactation. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 15, 227-236.

Todd, B. J., Ladyman, S. R., & Grattan, D. R. (2003). Suppression of pulsatile luteinizing hormone secretion but not luteinizing hormone surge in leptin resistant obese Zucker rats. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 15, 61-68.

Pi, X.-J., Voogt, J., & Grattan, D. R. (2002). Detection of prolactin receptor mRNA in the corpus striatum and substantia nigra of the rat. Journal of Neuroscience Research, 67, 551-558.

Andrews, Z. B., & Grattan, D. R. (2002). Opioid control of prolactin secretion in late pregnant rats is mediated by tuberoinfundibular dopamine neurons. Neuroscience Letters, 328, 60-64.

Andrews, Z. B., Kokay, I. C., & Grattan, D. R. (2001). Dissociation of prolactin secretion from tuberoinfundibular dopamine activity in late pregnant rats. Endocrinology, 142(6), 2719-2724.

Grattan, D. R., Xu, J., McLachlan, M. J., Kokay, I. C., Bunn, S. J., Hovey, R. C., & Davey, H. W. (2001). Feedback regulation of PRL secretion is mediated by the transcription factor, signal transducer, and activator of transcription 5b. Endocrinology, 142(9), 3935-3940.

Kornblatt, J. J., & Grattan, D. R. (2001). Lactation alters γ-aminobutyric acid neuronal activity in the hypothalamus and cerebral cortex in the rat. Neuroendocrinology, 73, 175-184.

Grattan, D. R., Pi, X. J., Andrews, Z. B., Augustine, R. A., Kokay, I. C., Summerfield, M. R., Todd, B., & Bunn, S. J. (2001). Prolactin receptors in the brain during pregnancy and lactation: Implications for behaviour. Hormones & Behavior, 40, 115-124.

Davey, H. W., Xie, T., McLachlan, M. J., Wilkins, R. J., Waxman, D. J., & Grattan, D. R. (2001). STAT5b is required for growth hormone-induced liver Igf-I gene expression. Endocrinology, 142, 3836-3841.

Davey, H. W., Xie, T., McLachlan, M. J., Wilkins, R. J., Waxman, D., & Grattan, D. R. (2001). STAT5b is required for GH-induced liver Igf-I gene expression. Endocrinology, 142(9), 3836-3841.

Yoo, M.-J., Searles, R. V., He, J.-R., Shen, W.-B., Grattan, D. R., & Selmanoff, M. (2000). Castration rapidly decreases hypothalamic γ-aminobutyric acidergic neuronal activity in both male and female rats. Brain Research, 878, 1-10.

Davis, A. M., Grattan, D. R., & McCarthy, M. M. (2000). Decreasing GAD activity neonatally attenuates steroid-induced sexual differentiation of the rat brain. Behavioral Neuroscience, 114, 923-933.

Pi, X.-J., & Grattan, D. R. (1999). Increased prolactin receptor immunoreactivity in the hypothalamus of lactating rats. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 11, 693-705.

Pi, X.-J., & Grattan, D. R. (1999). Increased expression of both short and long forms of prolactin receptor mRNA in hypothalamic nuclei of lactating rats. Journal of Molecular Endocrinology, 23, 13-22.

Davey, H. W., Park, S.-H., Grattan, D. R., McLachlan, M. J., & Waxman, D. (1999). STAT5b-deficient mice are growth hormone pulse-resistant: Role of STAT5b in sex-specific liver P450 expression. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 274(50), 35331-35336.

Pi, X.-J., & Grattan, D. R. (1999). Expression of prolactin receptor mRNA is increased in the preoptic area of lactating rats. Endocrine, 11(1), 91-98.

Davey, H. W., Park, S. H., Grattan, D. R., McLachlan, M. J., & Waxman, D. J. (1999). STAT5b deficient mice are growth hormone (GH) pulse-resistant: Role of STAT5b in sex-specific liver P450 expression. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 274, 35331-35336.

Pi, X.-J., & Grattan, D. R. (1998). Differential expression of the two forms of prolactin receptor mRNAwithin microdissected hypothalamic nuclei of the rat. Molecular Brain Research, 59, 1-12.

Pi, X.-J., & Grattan, D. R. (1998). Distribution of prolactin receptor immunoreactivity in the brain of estrogen-treated, ovariectomised rats. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 394, 462-474.

Kornblatt, J. J., & Grattan, D. R. (1997). Effect of lactation on activity on GABAergic neurons in the rat hypothalamus. Proceedings of the Society for Neuroscience, 23, 798.10.

Grattan, D. R., & Selmanoff, M. (1997). Sex differences in the activity of y-aminobutyric acidergic neurons in the rat hypothalamus. Brain Research, 775, 244-249.

Luine, V. N., Grattan, D. R., & Selmanoff, M. (1997). Gonadal hormones alter hypothalamic GABA and glutamate levels. Brain Research, 747(1), 165-168.

Sagrillo, C. A., McCarthy, M. M., Selmanoff, M., & Grattan, D. R. (1996). Hormonal and neurotransmitter regulation of GnRH gene expression and related reproductive behaviors. Behavior Genetics, 26, 241-277.

Grattan, D. R., Rocca, M. S., Sagrillo, C. A., McCarthy, M. M., & Selmanoff, M. (1996). Antiandrogen microimplants into the rostral medial preoptic area decrease g-amniobutyric acidergic neuronal activity and increase luteinizing hormone secretion in the intact male rat. Endocrinology, 137, 4167-4173.

Davis, A. M., Grattan, D. R., Selmanoff, M., & McCarthy, M. M. (1996). Sex differences in glutamic acid decarboxylase mRNA in neonatal rat brain: implications for sexual differentiation. Hormones & Behavior, 30(4), 538-552.

Grattan, D. R., Rocca, M. S., Strauss, K. I., Sagrillo, C. A., & Selmanoff, M. (1996). GABAergic neuronal activity and mRNA levels for both forms of glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD65 and GAD67) are reduced in the diagonal band of Broca during the afternoon of proestrus. Brain Research, 733, 46-55.

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Journal - Research Other

Bridges, R. S., & Grattan, D. R. (2018). 30 years after: CNS actions of prolactin: Source, mechanism and physiological significance. Journal of Neuroendocrinology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/jne.12669

Major, T. J., Krishnan, M., Topless, R. K., Dewes, O., Thompson, J., de Zoysa, J., Stamp, L. K., … Wilcox, P., Grattan, D., … Merriman, T. R. (2018). Re: "Widespread prevalence of a CREBRF variant among Māori and Pacific children is associated with weight and height in early childhood". International Journal of Obesity & Related Metabolic Disorders, 42, 1389-1391. doi: 10.1038/s41366-018-0025-1

Augustine, R. A., Seymour, A. J., Campbell, R. E., Grattan, D. R., & Brown, C. H. (2018). Integrative neurohumoral regulation of oxytocin neurone activity in pregnancy and lactation. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 30(8), e12569. doi: 10.1111/jne.12569

Grattan, D. R., & Akopian, A. N. (2016). Oscillating from neurosecretion to multitasking dopamine neurons [Preview]. Cell Reports, 15(4), 681-682. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2016.04.013

Grattan, D. R. (2016). The eyes have it! Protective role of prolactin in the retina. EBioMedicine, 8, 26-27. doi: 10.1016/j.ebiom.2016.05.030

Dobolyi, A., Grattan, D. R., & Stolzenberg, D. S. (2014). Preoptic inputs and mechanisms that regulate maternal responsiveness. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 26(10), 627-640. doi: 10.1111/jne.12185

Gore, A. C., Balthazart, J., Bikle, D., Carpenter, D. O., Crews, D., Czernichow, P., … Grattan, D., … Watson, C. S. (2014). Reprint of: Policy decisions on endocrine disruptors should be based on science across disciplines: A response to Dietrich, et al. Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology, 35(1), 2-5. doi: 10.1016/j.yfrne.2013.09.003

Gore, A. C., Balthazart, J., Bikle, D., Carpenter, D. O., Crews, D., Czernichow, P., … Grattan, D., … Watson, C. S. (2013). Policy decisions on endocrine disruptors should be based on science across disciplines: A response to Dietrich et al. Endocrinology, 154(11), 3957-3960. doi: 10.1210/en.2013-1854

Grattan, D. (2011). A mother's brain knows [Neuroendocinology Briefing 38]. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 23(11), 1188-1189. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2826.2011.02175.x

Grattan, D. R. (2008). Fetal programming from maternal obesity: Eating too much for two? Endocrinology, 149(11), 5345-5347. doi: 10.1210/en.2008-1106

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Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Grattan, D. (2013). Why should we choose to publish in the Journal of Neuroendocrinology? Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 25(12), 1239-1240. doi: 10.1111/jne.12119

Grattan, D. R. (2010). [Editorial]. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 22, 629. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2826.2010.02036.x

Grattan, D. (2009). Editorial. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 21(1), 1. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2826.2008.01808.x

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Major Reviews - prior to 2003

Grattan, D. R. (2002). Behavioural significance of prolactin signalling in the central nervous system during pregnancy and lactation. Reproduction. United Kingdom: Society for Reproduction and Fertility.

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Khant Aung, Z. A., Grattan, D., & Ladyman, S. R. (2018). Long-term consequences of reproductive experience on metabolic homeostasis in mothers. Proceedings of the 9th International Congress of Neuroendocrinology (ICN). (pp. 214). Retrieved from http://www.icn2018.org/

Ladyman, S., Carter, K. M., & Grattan, D. (2018). Prolactin drives the decreases in voluntary physical activity in early pregnancy. Proceedings of the 9th International Congress of Neuroendocrinology (ICN). (pp. 173). Retrieved from http://www.icn2018.org/

Smiley, K. O., Brown, R. S. E., & Grattan, D. R. (2018). Identifying prolactin-responsive neurons important for the transition to paternal care. Proceedings of the Society for Neuroscience 48th Annual Meeting. 108.08. SfN. Retrieved from https://www.sfn.org

Gustafson, P., Ladyman, S. R., Grattan, D., & Brown, R. S. E. (2018). Changing dynamics of prolactin and leptin transport into the brain during pregnancy and with aging. Proceedings of the 9th International Congress of Neuroendocrinology (ICN). (pp. 124). Retrieved from http://www.icn2018.org/

Rizwan, M. Z., Shepherd, P., Tups, A., & Grattan, D. (2018). Stabilization of beta-catenin in mouse hypothalamic cell lines. Proceedings of the 9th International Congress of Neuroendocrinology (ICN). (pp. 348-349). Retrieved from http://www.icn2018.org/

Ladyman, S. R., Khant Aung, Z., & Grattan, D. R. (2018). Pregnancy-induced adaptations in glucose homeostasis in the mouse requires prolactin receptor expression in the pancreas but not the brain. Endocrine Reviews, 39(2), MON-150. [Abstract]

Bunn, S., Yip, S. H., Grattan, D., Hyland, B., Szawka, R., Araujo-Lopes, R., & York, J. (2018). Morphological plasticity of hypothalamic dopaminergic neurons during estrous cycle and lactation. Proceedings of the 9th International Congress of Neuroendocrinology (ICN). (pp. 123-124). Retrieved from http://www.icn2018.org/

Silva, J. F., Henriques, P. C., Campideli-Santana, A. C., Araujo-Lopes, R., Aquino, N. S. S., Lopes-Aguiar, C., Grattan, D., & Szawka, R. E. (2018). Role of estradiol in prolactin-induced suppression of luteinizing hormone pulsatile secretion. Proceedings of the 9th International Congress of Neuroendocrinology (ICN). (pp. 113-114). Retrieved from http://www.icn2018.org/

Smiley, K. O., Brown, R. S. E., & Grattan, D. R. (2018). Identifying prolactin-responsive neurons important for the transition to paternal care. Proceedings of the Society for Social Neuroscience 9th Annual Meeting. (pp. 33). Retrieved from https://www.s4sn.org

Phillipps, H. R., Rand, C., Brown, R. S. E., Stanton, J.-A., & Grattan, D. (2018). Insulin-like growth factor 2, a prolactin-responsive gene in the adult mouse choroid plexus. Proceedings of the 9th International Congress of Neuroendocrinology (ICN). (pp. 125). Retrieved from http://www.icn2018.org/

Nair, B., Khant Aung, Z., Porteous, R., Prescott, M., Ng, J., Yip, S., Augustine, R., Glendining, K., Bouwer, G., Kim, J., Jenkins, D., Silva, M., Brown, C., Campbell, R., Jasoni, C., Bunn, S., Anderson, G., Grattan, D., Herbison, A., & Iremonger, K. (2017). Impact of chronic stress on the neuroendocrine axis in the mouse. In B. Leitch (Ed.), Proceedings of the 35th International Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research. (pp. 49). AWCBR. Retrieved from http://www.otago.ac.nz/awcbr/index.html

Araujo-Lopes, R., Yip, S. H., Silva, J. F., Bernardes, R. G. L., Bello, F. L. M., Henriques, P. C., … Grattan, D. R., & Szawka, R. E. (2017). Estradiol induces a functional switch in arcuate KNDy neurons from kisspeptin to dynorphin to facilitate prolactin secretion. Endocrine Reviews, 38(3, Suppl.), OR23-2. Retrieved from http://www.endocrine.org

Seo, S., Kohe, S. E., Gowing, E., Zheng, Y., Kokay, I., Grattan, D. R., Liu, P., & Oorschot, D. E. (2017). Effect of extreme prematurity on brain monoamine metabolism. Proceedings of the Society for Neuroscience 47th Annual Meeting. 035.06/C44. SfN. Retrieved from https://www.sfn.org/

Gustafson, P. E., Bunn, S. J., & Grattan, D. R. (2016). Does prolactin mediate the suppression of the maternal stress response? Endocrine Reviews, 37(2, Suppl.), FRI-506. Retrieved from http://press.endocrine.org/series/endo-meetings

Kokay, I. C., Szawka, R. E., & Grattan, D. R. (2016). Kisspeptin stimulation of prolactin secretion is not mediated by a direct action on tuberoinfundibular neurons. Endocrine Reviews, 37(2, Suppl.), FRI-503. Retrieved from http://press.endocrine.org/series/endo-meetings

Grattan, D. R., McEwen, H., Ladyman, S., & Shepherd, P. (2016). Feeding and GLP-1 receptor activation stabilize β-catenin in specific hypothalamic nuclei in male rats. Proceedings of the Society for Neuroscience 46th Annual Meeting. 731.21/CCC15. SfN. Retrieved from https://www.sfn.org/

Brown, R. S. E., Kokay, I. C., Phillipps, H. R., Gustafson, P. E., Khant Aung, Z., Ladyman, S. R., & Grattan, D. R. (2016). Conditional deletion of prolactin receptor gene reveals remarkable redundancy in feedback regulation of tuberoinfundibular dopamine neurons by prolactin. Endocrine Reviews, 37(2, Suppl.), FRI-504. Retrieved from http://press.endocrine.org/series/endo-meetings

Kirk, S., Grattan, D. R., & Bunn, S. J. (2016). Stress-induced prolactin signalling in the male mouse. Endocrine Reviews, 37(2, Suppl.), FRI-507. Retrieved from http://press.endocrine.org/series/endo-meetings

Macari, S., Sharma, L., Wyatt, A., Knowles, P., Szawka, R., Grattan, D., Dias, G., & Silva, T. (2016). The osteoprotective effect of estrogen receptor alpha in maxillary bone. Journal of Dental Research, 95(Spec Iss B), 1277. Retrieved from http://www.iadr.org/

Bunn, S., Williams, E., Yip, J., & Grattan, D. (2015). Prolactin-dependent regulation of enkephalin expression in the tuberoinfundibular dopaminergic neurons of the lactating mouse. Journal of Neurochemistry, 134(Suppl. 1), (pp. 228). doi: 10.1111/jnc.13188

Steyn, F., Gounden, S., Veldhuis, J. D., Grattan, D. R., & Chen, C. (2015). Prolactin as a key regulator of growth hormone pulsatility in lactation, acting via somatostatin. Endocrine Reviews, 36(2, Suppl.), THR-443. Retrieved from http://press.endocrine.org/series/endo-meetings

Steyn, F., Gounden, S., Veldhuis, J. D., Grattan, D. R., & Chen, C. (2015). Prolactin as a key regulator of growth hormone pulsatility in lactation, acting via somatostatin. Endocrine Reviews, 36(2, Suppl.), PP04-3. Retrieved from http://press.endocrine.org/series/endo-meetings

Grattan, D. R., Kokay, I. C., Brown, R. S. E., Larsen, C. M., Wyatt, A., & Le Tissier, P. R. (2014). Conditional deletion of the prolactin receptor to identify brain-specific actions of prolactin. Endocrine Reviews, 35(3, Suppl.), OR35-4. Retrieved from http://press.endocrine.org/series/endo-meetings

Brown, R. S. E., Larsen, C. M., Cashen, S., Wyatt, A., Kokay, I. C., Knowles, P., … Grattan, D. R. (2014). Prolactin-sensitive GABAergic neurons contribute to the normal postpartum expression of maternal behaviour. Proceedings of the 8th International Congress of Neuroendocrinology (ICN) including the 18th Annual Meeting of the Society for Behavioural Neuroendocrinology. 277. Retrieved from http://icn-2014.p.asnevents.com.au

Gustafson, P., Bunn, S., & Grattan, D. (2014). Suppression of basal HPA axis activity in the late pregnant and lactating mouse. Proceedings of the Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci). (pp. 18). Retrieved from http://www.physoc.org.nz/meetings/archive/medsci-2014-abstracts

Black, E., Grattan, D., & Ferguson, A. (2014). Prolactin influences the excitability of subfornical organ neurons. FASEB Journal, 28(1, Suppl.), 1129.3. [Abstract]

Kirk, S. E., Grattan, D. R., & Bunn, S. J. (2014). Prolactin signalling in the median eminence and mediobasal hypothalamus of the male mouse. Proceedings of the Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci). (pp. 17). Retrieved from http://www.physoc.org.nz/meetings/archive/medsci-2014-abstracts

Brown, R. S. E., Banks, W. A., Binart, N., & Grattan, D. R. (2013). Saturable transport of prolactin across the blood-brain barrier is independent of the prolactin receptor. Endocrine Reviews, 34(3, Suppl.), MON-135. Retrieved from http://press.endocrine.org/series/endo-meetings

Bunn, S. J., Yip, S. H., Kirk, S. E., Gustafson, P. E., & Grattan, D. R. (2013). Modification of prolactin signaling in the arcuate nucleus of the mouse during lactation. Proceedings of the Society for Neuroscience 43rd Annual Meeting. SfN. Retrieved from http://www.sfn.org/annual-meeting/neuroscience-2013/abstracts-and-sessions

McEwen, H. J. L., Cognard, E., Ladyman, S. R., Shepherd, P. R., & Grattan, D. R. (2013). Regulation of beta-catenin by GLP-1 in the hypothalamus. Endocrine Reviews, 34(3, Suppl.), SAT-825. Retrieved from http://press.endocrine.org/series/endo-meetings

Kirk, S., Grattan, D. R., & Bunn, S. J. (2013). Lactation-induced changes in phospho-STAT5 and phospho-ERK signalling in tuberoinfundibular dopaminergic neurons. Proceedings of the Australasian Neuroscience Society (ANS) Annual Meeting. (pp. 35). Retrieved from http://www.ans.org.au/

Grattan, D. (2013). Prolactin/placental lactogen play critical roles in the maternal adaptation to pregnancy. Proceedings of the Gravida Annual Science Symposium: How Can We Create a Better Future For All New Zealanders? Retrieved from http://www.gravida.org.nz/video/gravida-science-symposium-2013/

Brown, R. S. E., Banks, W. A., & Grattan, D. R. (2013). Prolactin transport into the brain does not require the prolactin receptor. In B. Leitch & J. Shemmell (Eds.), Proceedings of the 31st International Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research. 31, (pp. 79). AWCBR. Retrieved from http://psy.otago.ac.nz/awcbr/Abstracts/Abstracts2013copy.html

Kokay, I. C., Guy, N. H., Le Tissier, P. R., & Grattan, D. R. (2013). Distribution of growth hormone responsive neurons in the mouse hypothalamus. Endocrine Reviews, 34(3, Suppl.), SAT-106. Retrieved from http://press.endocrine.org/series/endo-meetings

Szawka, R. E., Lopes, R. A., Crampton, J., Aquino, N. S. S., Miranda, R. M., Kokay, I., … Grattan, D. R. (2013). Prolactin regulation of kisspeptin neurons in the arcuate nucleus: A pathway for suppression of luteinizing hormone secretion. Proceedings of the Society for Neuroscience 43rd Annual Meeting. SfN. Retrieved from http://www.sfn.org/annual-meeting/neuroscience-2013/abstracts-and-sessions

Yip, S. H., Eguchi, R., Grattan, D. R., & Bunn, S. J. (2012). Prolactin signals via the Stat5B but not the Stat5A pathway in the mouse hypothalamus. Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society (ANS) Annual Scientific Meeting. (pp. 145). Retrieved from http://www.ans.org.au/ans-annual-conference/

Brown, R. S., Herbison, A. E., & Grattan, D. R. (2012). The suppression of kisspeptin in the RP3V during lactation in mice. Proceedings of the Society for Neuroscience 42nd Annual Meeting. SfN. Retrieved from http://am2012.sfn.org/am2012/

Bunn, S. J., Yip, S. H., Eguchi, R., & Grattan, D. (2012). Prolactin signaling in the mouse hypothalamus. Proceedings of the Society for Neuroscience 42nd Annual Meeting. SfN. Retrieved from http://www.sfn.org/index.aspx?pagename=abstracts_am2012

Augustine, R., Bouwer, G., Scott, V., Seymour, A., Grattan, D. R., & Brown, C. H. (2012). Increased expression of suppressors of cytokine signalling in the supraoptic and paraventricular nuclei of pregnant and lactating rats. Proceedings of the Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci). (pp. 62). Retrieved from http://www.medscinz.co.nz/QRW2012%20MedSci%20Abstracts.pdf

Gustafson, P., Bunn, S., & Grattan, D. (2012). Characterisation of a tamoxifen-inducible STAT5 knockout mouse. New Zealand Medical Journal, 125(1367). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Sapsford, T. J., Kokay, I. C., & Grattan, D. R. (2012). Prolactin acts directly on somatostatin neurons in the hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus. Proceedings of the Society for Neuroscience 42nd Annual Meeting. SfN. Retrieved from http://www.sfn.org/index.aspx?pagename=abstracts_am2012

Kirk, S., Gustafson, P., Grattan, D., & Bunn, S. (2012). Changes in hypothalamic signalling in tuberoinfundibular dopaminergic neurons during lactation. Proceedings of the Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci). (pp. 55). Retrieved from http://www.medscinz.co.nz/QRW2012%20MedSci%20Abstracts.pdf

McEwen, H. J. L., Smith, G. C., Ladyman, S. R., Grattan, D. R., & Shepherd, P. R. (2012). Phosphorylation of Akt by antipsychotic drugs is induced indirectly through dysregulation of glucose homeostasis. In B. Leitch & J. Shemmell (Eds.), Proceedings of the 30th International Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research. 30, (pp. 64). AWCBR. Retrieved from http://psy.otago.ac.nz/awcbr/Abstracts/Abstracts2012.html

Brown, R., McLay-Cooke, R., Richardson, S., Williams, S., Grattan, D., & Chisholm, A. (2011). Gut hormone profiles among those susceptible or resistant to obesity. Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism, 58(Suppl. 3), (pp. 313-314). doi: 10.1159/000334393

Douglas, S., Winter, P., Grattan, D. R., & Larsen, C. M. (2011). GABA receptor subunit expression is altered during pregnancy and postpartum in mice with postpartum anxiety induced by low prolactin during pregnancy. In B. Leitch (Ed.), Proceedings of the 29th International Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research. 29, 5.11. AWCBR. Retrieved from http://psy.otago.ac.nz/awcbr/abstracts/abstracts2011.html

Rizwan, M., Bergin, D., Grattan, D., & Anderson, G. (2011). RFamide related peptide-3: The missing link between prolactin and the stress axis? New Zealand Medical Journal, 124(1344). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/124-1344/4919/content.pdf

Larsen, C. M., & Grattan, D. R. (2011). Altered hypothalamic development associated with delayed puberty as a result of postpartum anxiety in mothers. Endocrine Reviews, 32(3, Suppl.), P1-771. Retrieved from http://press.endocrine.org/series/endo-meetings

Rizwan, M. Z., Bergin, D. H., Grattan, D. R., & Anderson, G. M. (2011). Evidence that hypothalamic rfamide related peptide-3 (rfrp-3) neurons act as a conduit between prolactin and the stress axis. Proceedings of the Society for Neuroscience 41st Annual Meeting. SfN. Retrieved from http://www.sfn.org/am2011/index.aspx?pagename=abstracts_main

Yip, S. H., Kirk, S., Grattan, D. R., & Bunn, S. J. (2011). Prolactin signaling in the tuberoinfundibular dopaminergic neurons of the lactating mouse. In B. Leitch (Ed.), Proceedings of the 29th International Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research. 29, 5.22. AWCBR. Retrieved from http://psy.otago.ac.nz/awcbr/abstracts/abstracts2011.html

Yip, S. H., Eguchi, R., Bunn, S. J., & Grattan, D. R. (2011). Prolaction activates Stat5b but not Stat5a signaling in the mouse hypothalamus. In B. Leitch (Ed.), Proceedings of the 29th International Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research. 29, 4.4. AWCBR. Retrieved from http://psy.otago.ac.nz/awcbr/abstracts/abstracts2011.html

Grattan, D. (2011). Hormone induced adaptations in the maternal brain to facilitate reproduction. Proceedings of the Centre for Reproduction and Genomics Third Annual Research Colloquium. (pp. 9). Retrieved from http://www.crg.org.nz/colloquium/programme-2011.pdf

McEwen, H. J. L., Ladyman, S. R., Cognard, E., Shepherd, P. R., & Grattan, D. R. (2011). Activation of the Wnt signalling pathway in the hypothalamus by metabolic parameters and its potential: Possible involvement in the glucose homeostasis? In B. Leitch (Ed.), Proceedings of the 29th International Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research. 29, 5.25. AWCBR. Retrieved from http://psy.otago.ac.nz/awcbr/abstracts/abstracts2011.html

Sapsford, T. J., Wyatt, A. K., Kokay, I. C., & Grattan, D. R. (2011). Mechanisms of prolactin suppression of stress responsiveness. In B. Leitch (Ed.), Proceedings of the 29th International Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research. 29, 4.6. AWCBR. Retrieved from http://psy.otago.ac.nz/awcbr/abstracts/abstracts2011.html

Augustine, R. A., Bouwer, G. T., Scott, V., Grattan, D. R., & Brown, C. H. (2011). Effects of prolactin on signal transduction pathways in the supraoptic and paraventricular nuclei of diestrous and lactating rats. In B. Leitch (Ed.), Proceedings of the 29th International Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research. 29, 5.15. AWCBR. Retrieved from http://psy.otago.ac.nz/awcbr/abstracts/abstracts2011.html

Grattan, D. (2011). Neuroendocrine regulation of energy balance during pregnancy and its implications in obesity. Obesity Research & Clinical Practice, 5(Suppl. 1), (pp. S9). doi: 10.1016/j.orcp.2011.08.070

Scherf, E., Ladyman, S., & Grattan, D. (2011). Patterns of α-MSH-induces neuronal activation in the pregnant rat brain. New Zealand Medical Journal, 124(1335). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal/124-1335/4693/content.pdf

Alqaisi, K., Grattan, D., Lamare, M., Wynne-Edwards, K., & Lokman, M. (2011). Steroidogenic activity in ovary and pyloric caeca during the annual reproductive cycle of common New Zealand starfish Patiriella regularis. Proceedings of the New Zealand Marine Sciences Society (NZMSS) Conference: Understanding, Managing, and Conserving our Marine Environment. (pp. 33). Retrieved from http://nzmss.org/assets/Conference/NZMSS2011AbstractsPosterPresentations.pdf

Rizwan, M. Z., Bergin, D. H., Grattan, D. R., & Anderson, G. M. (2011). Hypothalamic RFamide related peptide-3 (RFRP-3) neurons respond to the anxiolytic hormone prolactin and modulate the stress axis. In B. Leitch (Ed.), Proceedings of the 29th International Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research. 29, 4.7. AWCBR. Retrieved from http://psy.otago.ac.nz/awcbr/abstracts/abstracts2011.html

Larsen, C. M., & Grattan, D. R. (2011). Prolactin-induced activation of pStat5 in the maternal brain during pregnancy, and following postpartum re-exposure, in mice. Proceedings of the Society for Neuroscience 41st Annual Meeting. SfN. Retrieved from http://www.sfn.org/am2011/index.aspx?pagename=abstracts_main

Yip, S. H., Grattan, D. R., & Bunn, S. J. (2011). Enkephalin expression in the tuberoinfundibular dopaminergic neurons of the lactating mouse is prolactin-dependent. Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society (ANS) Annual Scientific Meeting. (pp. 65). Retrieved from http://www.ans.org.au/uploads/documents/2011%20Docs/conference%20abstracts/ANS%202011%20Oral%20Abstracts.pdf

Rizwan, M. Z., Crampton, J. R., Grattan, D. R., & Anderson, G. M. (2011). Changes in RFamide-related peptide-3 (RFRP-3) gene expression during lactation. Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society (ANS) Annual Scientific Meeting. (pp. 150). Retrieved from http://www.ans.org.au/uploads/documents/2011%20Docs/conference%20abstracts/ANS%202011%20Poster%20Abstracts.pdf

Romano, N., Yip, S. H., Hodson, D. J., Guillou, A., Parnaudeau, S., Tronche, F., … Bunn, S. J., Grattan, D. R., … Martin, A. O. (2011). Phenotypic and functional plasticity in hypothalamic dopamine neurons associated with robust electrophysiological properties. Proceedings of the Society for Neuroscience 41st Annual Meeting. SfN. Retrieved from http://www.sfn.org/am2011/index.aspx?pagename=abstracts_main

Larsen, C. M., & Grattan, D. R. (2010). Impact of prolactin-induced neurogenesis in the maternal brain during pregnancy on post partum mood and behaviour. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference of Parental Brain: Neurobiology, Behaviour and the Next Generation. (pp. 26). Retrieved from http://www.edinburghneuroscience.ed.ac.uk/parentalbrain2010/

Larsen, C. M., & Grattan, D. R. (2010). A diet rich in the milk protein calcium casienate throughout pregnancy prevents postpartum anxiety in mice. Proceedings of the Society for Neuroscience 40th Annual Meeting. SfN. Retrieved from http://www.abstractsonline.com/Plan/SSResults.aspx

Ladyman, S. R., & Grattan, D. R. (2010). Leptin resistance during pregnancy is associated with a loss of the satiety response to cholecystokinin. Proceedings of the Society for Neuroscience 40th Annual Meeting. SfN. Retrieved from http://www.abstractsonline.com/Plan/SSResults.aspx

Quennell, J. H., Grattan, D. R., & Anderson, G. M. (2009). Regulation of kisspeptin neurons by leptin. Proceedings of the Endocrine Society's 91st Annual Meeting. Retrieved from http://www.abstracts2view.com/endo/

Larsen, C. M., & Grattan, D. R. (2009). Low prolactin during early pregnancy causes postpartum anxiety and impaired maternal behavior: Role of neurogenesis? Proceedings of the Society for Neuroscience 39th Annual Meeting. SfN. Retrieved from http://www.abstractsonline.com/plan/AdvancedSearch.aspx

Kokay, I. C., Ostberg, L., & Grattan, D. R. (2009). Differential responsiveness to prolactin within different hypothalamic nuclei. Proceedings of the Endocrine Society's 91st Annual Meeting. Retrieved from http://www.abstracts2view.com/endo/

Alyousif, Y., Scott, V., Kokay, I., Grattan, D., & Brown, C. (2009). Cellular mechanisms of prolactin regulation of oxytocin neurons in reproduction. New Zealand Medical Journal, 122(1306). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/122-1306/3899/content.pdf

Larsen, C. M., & Grattan, D. R. (2009). Low prolactin in early pregnancy, or maternal anxiety postpartum, delay the onset of puberty. Proceedings of the Endocrine Society's 91st Annual Meeting. Retrieved from http://www.abstracts2view.com/endo/

Douglas, H. R., Kokay, I. C., Grattan, D. R., & Hurst, P. R. (2009). Localization of X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis protein mRNA in sheep ovary. Biology of Reproduction. 81(Suppl. 1), (pp. 527). [Abstract]

Alyousif, Y., Scott, V., Kokay, I. C., Grattan, D. R., & Brown, C. H. (2009). Cellular mechanisms of prolactin regulation of oxytocin neurons in reproduction. Proceedings of the ComBio2009 Conference. [CD-ROM] [Abstract]

Brown, R., Kokay, I., Herbison, A., & Grattan, D. (2009). Mechanism of hyperprolactinaemia-induced infertility. New Zealand Medical Journal, 122(1299). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/122-1299/3706/content.pdf

Geddes, R. S. E., Herbison, A. E., & Grattan, D. R. (2008). Mechanisms of prolactin induced inhibition of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) neurons. Proceedings of the Society for Neuroscience 38th Annual Meeting. SfN. Retrieved from http://www.abstractsonline.com/plan/AdvancedSearch.aspx

Kokay, I. C., Geddes, R. S. E., & Grattan, D. R. (2008). Characterisation of prolactin-sensitive neurons in regions of the preoptic area and rostral hypothalamus involved in the control of fertility in the rat. Proceedings of the Society for Neuroscience 38th Annual Meeting. SfN. Retrieved from http://www.abstractsonline.com/plan/AdvancedSearch.aspx

Larsen, C. M., & Grattan, D. R. (2008). Decreased serum prolactin in early pregnancy results in postpartum anxiety. Proceedings of the Society for Neuroscience 38th Annual Meeting. SfN. Retrieved from http://www.abstractsonline.com/plan/AdvancedSearch.aspx

Larsen, C., Kokay, I., & Grattan, D. (2007). Male pheromones induce hyperprolactinemia, which subsequently mediates the pheromonal advancement of maternal behavior. Endocrine Journal. 54(Suppl), (pp. 183). [Abstract]

Capstick, A., Kokay, I., & Grattan, D. (2007). Changes in prolactin receptor expression in the paraventricular nucleus during pregnancy and lactation: Possible modulation of the attenuated stress response. Endocrine Journal. 54(Suppl), (pp. 183). [Abstract]

Walker, K., Kokay, I., & Grattan, D. (2007). The use of laser capture microdissection to isolate homogeneous neurons for reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction. Endocrine Journal. 54(Suppl), (pp. 186). [Abstract]

Augustine, R., Bunn, S., & Grattan, D. (2006). Quantitation of leptin receptor mRNA in the hypothalamus of the extended-pseudopregnant rat. Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Endocrinology Annual Meeting. NZSE. Retrieved from http://nzse.rsnz.org/NZSE%20Abstracts%202006.pdf

Geddes, R., Grattan, D., & Anderson, G. (2006). Leptin does not act directly on gonadotrophin releasing hormone neurons to regulate fertility in rats. New Zealand Medical Journal, 119(1234). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/119-1234/1991/content.pdf

Kokay, I. C., Petersen, S. L., & Grattan, D. R. (2006). Absence of prolactin receptor mRNA in GnRH neurons. Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology. 27, (pp. 65-66). [Abstract]

Larsen, C. M., Kokay, I. C., & Grattan, D. R. (2006). The presence of a male mouse initiates mitogenesis in the subventricular zone in virgin C57B6 mice. Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology. 27, (pp. 80-81). [Abstract]

Anderson, G. M., & Grattan, D. R. (2006). Regulation of central prolactin receptor mRNA: Interactive effects of estrogen and prolactin. Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology. 27, (pp. 64-65). [Abstract]

Geddes, R. S. E., Phipps, S. J., Grattan, D. R., & Anderson, G. M. (2006). Leptin treatment does not activate STAT3 in GnRH neurons: Evidence for indirect regulation. Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Endocrinology Annual Meeting. NZSE. Retrieved from http://nzse.rsnz.org/NZSE%20Abstracts%202006.pdf

Augustine, R. A., Ladyman, S. R., Swahn Azavedo, A. M., Kokay, I. C., & Grattan, D. R. (2006). Pregnancy-induced leptin resistance involves a loss of appetite suppression by alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone. Endocrine Journal. 53(Suppl.), (pp. 100). [Abstract]

Steyn, F., Anderson, G., & Grattan, D. (2006). Induction of SOCS mRNA within the arc during late pregnancy is driven by progesterone withdrawal in the presence of oestrogen. Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Endocrinology Annual Meeting. NZSE. Retrieved from http://nzse.rsnz.org/NZSE%20Abstracts%202006.pdf

Steyn, F. J., Anderson, G. M., & Grattan, D. R. (2005). Use of the oestrogen receptor antagonist ICI-182,780 to alter central steroid actions. New Zealand Medical Journal, 118(1218). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/118-1218/1568/content.pdf

Grattan, D., Kokay, I., Bull, P., Davis, R., & Ludwig, M. (2005). Prolactin regulation of oxytocin but not vasopressin neurons. The Physiologist. 48(3). Retrieved from http://www.the-aps.org/publications/tphys/images/JuneTphysConferenceMaterial.pdf

Kokay, I. C., Pilcher, J. M., & Grattan, D. R. (2005). Prolactin feedback may be important for enkephalin induction in tuberoinfundibular dopaminergic neurons during late pregnancy and lactation. Proceedings of the Medical Sciences Congress of the New Zealand Biomedical and Medical Societies. (pp. 54-55). [Abstract]

Grattan, D. R., Anderson, G. M., & Herbison, A. E. (2005). A mouse model of hyperprolactinaemia-induced infertility. Proceedings of the Medical Sciences Congress. (pp. 54). [Abstract]

Kokay, I. C., Pilcher, J. M., & Grattan, D. R. (2005). Detection of prolactin receptor mRNA in enkephalin-producing tuberoinfundibular dopaminergic neurons during late pregnancy and lactation. Proceedings of the Society for Neuroscience 35th Annual Meeting. Washington, DC: SfN. [Abstract]

Steyn, F. J., Anderson, G. M., & Grattan, D. R. (2005). Changes in sex steroid levels induce socs expression and prolactin secretion during late pregnancy. Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Endocrinology Annual Meeting. (NZ60). Retrieved from http://nzse.rsnz.org/

McLennan, I. S., Andrews, Z. B., Frugier, T., Zhao, H., Grattan, D. R., & Koishi, K. (2005). Is transforming growth factor β2 a susceptibility factor for Parkinson's disease? In A. B. Roberts, M. B. Sporn & J. M. McPherson (Eds.), Roles of TGF-β in Disease Pathogenesis: Novel Therapeutic Strategies. (pp. 54). Keystone, CO, USA: Keystone Resort. [Abstract]

Steyn, F. J., Anderson, G. M., & Grattan, D. R. (2005). Does estrogen regulate prolactin secretion by inducing SOCS expression during late pregnancy? Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. (763.15). Washington DC: SfN. [Abstract]

Augustine, R. A., Bunn, S. J., & Grattan, D. R. (2004). Hyperphagia in the pseudopregnant rat is associated with normal hypothalamic response to leptin. Proceedings of the Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research. (7.2), (pp. 40). [Abstract]

Steyn, F. J., Anderson, G. M., & Grattan, D. R. (2004). Central administration of the estrogen antagonist ICI-182,780 alters LH pulse frequency in estrogen-treated ovariectomised rats. Proceedings of the International Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research. 22(8.4). Retrieved from http://www.awcbr.org

Ladyman, S. R., & Grattan, D. R. (2004). Leptin-induced phosphorylation of STAT3 in alpha-MSH neurons is maintained during pregnancy in the rat. Proceedings of the Society for Neuroscience Abstracts. (893.21). Retrieved from http://sfn.scholarone.com/itin2004/index.html

Grattan, D. R., & Anderson, G. M. (2004). Central administation of the estrogen antagonist ICI-182,780 aletrs LH pulse frequency in estrogen-treated ovariectomised rats. Proceedings of the International Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research. 22. [Abstract]

Augustine, R., Bunn, S., & Grattan, D. (2004). Differing hypothalamic responses in pseudopregnant and pregnant rats after central leptin administration. New Zealand Medical Journal, 117(1202). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/117-1202/1086/content.pdf

Davis, R., Kokay, I., & Grattan, D. (2004). Localisation of prolactin receptor mRNA in identified magnocellular neurons in the female rat brain using dual-label in situ hybridisation histochemistry. New Zealand Medical Journal, 117(1202). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/117-1202/1091/content.pdf

Kokay, I. C., Davis, R., & Grattan, D. R. (2004). Increased expression of prolactin receptor mRNA in oxytocin neurons in the maternal rat hypothalamus. Proceedings of the Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research. (pp. 48). Retrieved from http://psy.otago.ac.nz/awcbr/index.html

Larsen, C. M., Kokay, I. C., & Grattan, D. R. (2004). The presence of a male mouse advances maternal behavior in virgin C57B6 mice. Proceedings of the Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research. (pp. 48). Retrieved from http://psy.otago.ac.nz/awcbr/index.html

Anderson, G. M., Bang, A. S., & Grattan, D. R. (2004). Lactation alters prolactin-induced STAT5b signalling in hypothalamic neurons. Proceedings of the International Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research. 22, (pp. A8.9). [Abstract]

Anderson, G. M., Kieser, J. A., & Grattan, D. R. (2004). Hyperprolactinaemia-induced inhibition of GnRH neurons is steroid-dependent. Proceedings of the 34th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. (Prog No.885.11). Retrieved from http://sfn.scholarone.com

Anderson, G. M., & Grattan, D. R. (2004). Do suppressors of cytokine signalling (SOCS) proteins cause hyperprolactinaemia during late pregnancy and lactation? Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Endocrinology Annual Meeting. (NZ22). Retrieved from http://nzse.rsnz.org/

Augustine, R. A., Bunn, S. J., & Grattan, D. R. (2004). Hypothalamic response to leptin is not suppressed in hyperphagic pseudopregnant rats. Proceedings of the Society for Neuroscience Abstracts. (893.20). Retrieved from http://sfn.scholarone.com/itin2004/index.html

Steyn, F. J., Anderson, G. M., & Grattan, D. R. (2004). Expression of estrogen and progesterone receptors within tuberoinfundibular dopaminergic (TIDA) neurons during diestrus, pregnancy and lactation. Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Endocrinology Annual Meeting. (NZ04). Retrieved from http://nzse.rsnz.org/

Fenwick, M. A., Ma, F. Y., Grattan, D. R., & Anderson, G. M. (2004). Prolactin alters STAT5A but not STAT5B signalling in GNRH neurons. Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Endocrinology Annual Meeting. (NZ23). Retrieved from http://nzse.rsnz.org/

Bunn, S. J., Ma, F. Y., & Grattan, D. R. (2004). Prolactin stimulates STAT5b phosphorylation and nuclear translocation in cultured fetal rat dopaminergic hypothalamic neurons. Journal of Neurochemistry, 88(Suppl. 1), (pp. 82). doi: 10.1046/j.1474-1644.2003.2314p33_01.x

Kieser, D. C., Grattan, D. R., & Anderson, G. M. (2004). The effects of anti-psychotic drug-induced hyperprolactinaemia on reproductive neuroendocrine function in female rats. New Zealand Medical Journal, 117(1202). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/117-1202/1091/content.pdf

Bang, A. S., Grattan, D. R., & Anderson, G. M. (2004). Effect of lactation on prolactin signalling by STAT5b in gonadotrophin releasing hormone (GnRH) and tuberoinfundibular dopaminergic neurons. New Zealand Medical Journal, 117(1202). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/117-1202/1091/content.pdf

Moderscheim, T. A. E., Kokay, I., Grattan, D., Williams, C. E., & Scheepens, A. (2004). Activation of an autocrine/paracrine lactogenic system following hypoxic-ischemic brain injury in the juvenile rat. Federation of European Neuroscience Societies Forum Abstracts. 2. [Abstract]

Kokay, I. C., & Grattan, D. R. (2003). Prolactin receptor expression in tuberoinfundibular dopamine neurons: Effect of lactation. Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience. Retrieved from http://sfn.scholarone.com/itin2003

Bunn, S. J., Ma, F. Y., Bobrovskaya, L., Dunkley, P. R., & Grattan, D. R. (2003). Angiotensin II activates tyrosine hydroxylase activity and gene expression in cultured hypothalamic dopaminergic neurons. Proceedings of the 21st International Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research. 21. Queenstown: AWCBR. Retrieved from http://psy.otago.ac.nz/awcbr/Abstracts2003.htm#Bunn

Ladyman, S. R., & Grattan, D. R. (2003). Exogenous leptin does not suppress appetite in pregnant rats. Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience. Retrieved from http://sfn.scholarone.com/itin2003

Gunn, T. D., Ma, F. Y., Grattan, D. R., & Bunn, S. J. (2003). Prolactin activation of the STAT-signalling pathway in cultured hypothalamic dopaminergic neurons. Proceedings of the 21st International Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research. Queenstown: AWCBR. Retrieved from http://psy.otago.ac.nz/awcbr/Abstracts2003.htm#Gunn

Grattan, D. R., Liu, L., Augustine, R. A., Davey, H. W., & Bunn, S. J. (2003). Sex differences in hypothalamic dopamine neurons are independent of prolactin signalling through STAT5b. Trabajos del Instituto Cajal. Tomo LXXIX, (pp. 208-209). [Abstract]

Ma, F. Y., Grattan, D. R., & Bunn, S. J. (2003). Prolactin regulation of tyrosine hydroxylase activity and expression in cultured hypothalamic dopaminergic neurons. Proceedings of the Endocrine Society of Australia. 46, (pp. 185). [Abstract]

Anderson, G. M., Augustine, R. A., & Grattan, D. R. (2003). Reduced TIDA neuronal activity during prolactin surges of early pregnancy is associated with increased mRNA for suppressor of cytokine signalling (SOCS) proteins. Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience. Retrieved from http://sfn.scholarone.com/itin2003

Ladyman, S. R., & Grattan, D. R. (2003). Effect of intracerebroventricular leptin administration on food intake in pregnant and cycling rats. Proceedings of the Endocrine Society of Australia. 46(185), (pp. 203-204). [Abstract]

Xie, T., Mclauchlan, M., Waxman, D., Grattan, D. R., Wilkins, R., & Davey, H. W. (2002). Expression of Igf-1 in response to growth hormone is mediated by the JAK-STAT5b intracellular signalling pathway. In G. Nicholls (Ed.) New Zealand Medical Journal, 115, (pp. 225). Dunedin: Southern Colour Print. [Abstract]

Todd, B. J., & Grattan, D. R. (2002). Evidence supporting a role for GABA in mediating the effects of leptin on the reproductive axis. New Zealand Medical Journal, 115(116). [Abstract]

Andrews, Z. B., & Grattan, D. R. (2002). Opioid receptor regulation of prolactin secretion at the end of pregnancy. New Zealand Medical Journal, 115(114). [Abstract]

Liu, L., Davey, H. W., Augustine, R. A., Bunn, S. J., & Grattan, D. R. (2002). Sex differences in the neuroendocrine regulation of prolactin secretion are not mediated by the transcriptions factor STAT5b. Proceedings of the 45th Annual Scientific Meeting. 45, (pp. 164). Endocrine Society of Australia. [Abstract]

Ma, F., Grattan, D. R., & Bunn, S. J. (2002). Angiotensin II increases tyrosine hydroxylase activity in hypothalamic tuberoinfundibular dopaminergic neurons. Proceedings of the 45th Annual Scientific Meeting. 45, (pp. 160). Endocrine Society of Australia. [Abstract]

Todd, B. J., Andrews, Z. B., & Grattan, D. R. (2001). Development of pituitary hormone radioimmunoassays on microtitre plates. Proceedings of the 44th Annual Scientific Meeting. 44(Section 3), (pp. 31). Australia: The Endocrine Society of Australia. [Abstract]

Andrews, Z. B., & Grattan, D. R. (2001). Temporal changes in tuberoinfundibular dopaminergic neuronal activity during pregnancy in the rat. Proceedings of the 44th Annual Scientific Meeting. 44(Section 3), (pp. 26). Australia: The Endocrine Society of Australia. [Abstract]

Grattan, D. R., Augustine, R. A., & Kokay, I. C. (2001). Use of real-time PCR for quantitation of mRNA expression in microdissected hypothalamic nuclei. 19th International Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research. 19, (pp. 30). http://www.awcbr.org. Retrieved from http://www.awcbr.org

Todd, B., Davis, G. H., & Grattan, D. R. (2001). Naloxone fails to reverse the suppression of pulsatile luteinising hormone secretion in the ovariectomised, estrogen-treated, obese Zucker rat. 44th Annual Scientific Meeting. 44(Section 3), (pp. 16). Australia: Endocrine Society of Australia. [Abstract]

Grattan, D. R., Lang, T., Kokay, I. C., Anderson, S. T., & Curlewis, J. (2001). Does the novel prolactin-releasing peptide play a physiological role in the regulation of prolactin secretion? Proceedings of the 44th Annual Scientific Meeting. 44(Section 3), (pp. 8). Australia: Endocrine Society of Australia. [Abstract]

Grattan, D. R., Kokay, I. C., Orre, H. C., & Summerfield, M. (2001). Neurochemical identification of hypothalamic neurons expressing prolactin receptors during lactation in the rat. In D. S. Loiselle (Ed.), Proceedings of the Physiological Society of New Zealand. 20, (pp. 52). New Zealand: Physiological Society of New Zealand. [Abstract]

Andrews, Z. B., & Grattan, D. R. (2001). Opioid-medicated inhibition of tuberoinfundibular dopaminergic neuronal activity contributes to the ante-partum prolactin surge in rats. The Proceedings of the 44th Annual Scientific Meeting. 44(Section 3), (pp. 7). Australia: Endocrine Society of Australia. [Abstract]

Augustine, R. A., Kokay, I. C., & Grattan, D. R. (2001). Quantitation of prolactin receptor mRNA in the maternal rat brain using real-time PCR. Proceedings of the 44th Annual Scientific Meeting. 44(Section 3), (pp. 27). Australia: Endocrine Society of Australia. [Abstract]

Todd, B. J., Ladyman, S. R., Davis, G., & Grattan, D. R. (2000). Characterisation of luteinising hormone secretion in the female obese Zucker rat. Proceedings of the University of Otago Medical School. 78, (pp. 29). [Abstract]

Todd, B., Davis, G., & Grattan, D. R. (2000). Pulsatile luteinising hormone secretion is impaired in the ovariectomised estrogen-treated obese Zucker rat. Proceedings of the University of Otago Medical School. 78, (pp. 29P). [Abstract]

Todd, B., & Grattan, D. R. (2000). Picrotoxin does not affect the suppression of luteinizing hormone secretion by the suckling stimulus during lactation. Proceedings of the British Neuroendocrine Group. (pp. 43). [Abstract]

Todd, B., & Grattan, D. R. (2000). Pulsatile luteinising hormone secretation is impaired in the ovariectomised, estrogen-treated obese Zucker rat. Trabajos del Instituto Cajal. (pp. 410-412). [Abstract]

Grattan, D. R., Xu, J., McLachlan, M. J., Kokay, I. C., Bunn, S. J., & Davey, H. W. (2000). Impaired feedback regulation of prolactin secretion in stat5b-deficient mice. Proceedings of the 11th International Congress of Endocrinology. (pp. 1429). [Abstract]

Grattan, D. R. (2000). Prolactin receptors in the brain during pregnancy and lactation: implications for behaviour. Trabajos del Instituto Cajal. (pp. 12-14). [Abstract]

Franks, S. J., Oorschot, D. E., & Grattan, D. R. (1999). Changes in the number of axo-spinous synapses in the ventromedial hypothalmic nucleus during the estrous cycle of the rat. Proceedings of the Physiological Society of New Zealand. 18. Wellington. [Abstract]

Grattan, D. R., Smith, A., & Kokay, I. C. (1999). Effect of neonatal manipulations of gonadal steroids on GABAergic neuronal activity in the adult rat hypothalamus. International Journal of Neuroscience. 97, (pp. 247). Overseas Publishers Association. [Abstract]

Grattan, D. R., & Porteous, R. (1999). Expression of prolactin receptors in tuberoinfundibular dopaminergic neurons in the arcuate nucleus of the estrogen-treated ovaraectomized rat. Endocrine Society of Australia. 42, (pp. 251). [Abstract]

Todd, B., & Grattan, D. R. (1999). GABAergic neuronal activity in microdissected brain regions from the lactating rat. Endocrine Society of Australia Conference Abstracts. 42, (pp. 239). [Abstract]

Andrews, Z. B., & Grattan, D. R. (1999). Dissociation of prolactin secretion from tuberoinfundibular dopamine activity at the end of pregnancy in rats. Endocrine Society of Australia. 42, (pp. 241). [Abstract]

Anderson, S. T., Grattan, D. R., & Curlewis, J. D. (1999). Distribution of prolactin-releasing peptide (PrRP) mRNA in the rat hypothalamus and medulla oblongata. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts. 25(478.1). [Abstract]

Todd, B. J., Grattan, D. R., Kokay, I. C., & Cook, C. J. (1999). Use of microdialysis to monitor extracellular GABA in the preoptic region of the conscious, lactating rat. International Journal of Neuroscience, 97, (pp. 248). Overseas Publishers Association. [Abstract]

Ghose, K., Rambhai, S., Kokay, I. C., & Grattan, D. R. (1999). The menstrual cycle and platelet GABA levels. The 9th International Headache Society Congress. Abstract I. Barcelona: Support Servis, SA. [Abstract]

Grattan, D. R., Kokay, I. C., & Graham, N. H. (1998). Progesterone stimulates GABA neurons in the preoptic region of the estrogen-treated ovariectomized rat. Proceedings of the Society for Neuroscience. 24, (pp. 244.12). [Abstract]

Pi, X.-J., & Grattan, D. R. (1998). Differential expression of the two forms of prolactin receptor mRNA within microdissected hypothalamic nuclei of the rat. International Journal of Neuroscience. 97, (pp. 248). [Abstract]

Pi, X.-J., & Grattan, D. R. (1998). Increased expression of prolactin receptor mRNA in the rat mediobasal hypothalamus during lactation. Proceedings of the Society for Neuroscience. 24, (pp. 53.5). [Abstract]

Ghose, K., Grattan, D. R., Kokay, I. C., & Berry, D. (1998). Effect of vigabatrin on platelet GABA levels. XII International Migraine Trust Symposium. London: The Clarksworth Group, Huddersfield, UK. [Abstract]

Mi-Jeong, Y., Searles, R. V., He, J.-R., Grattan, D. R., & Selmanoff, M. (1998). Castration rapidly decreases hypothalamic GABA turnover in both male and female rats. Proceedings of the Society for Neuroscience. 24, (pp. 545.5). [Abstract]

Grattan, D. R., Kokay, I. C., & Graham, N. H. (1998). Progesterone stimulates GABA neurons in the preoptic region of the estrogen-treated ovariectomized rat. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts. 24, (pp. 620). Washington D.C.: Society for Neuroscience. [Abstract]

Todd, B. J., Kokay, I. C., Cook, C. J., & Grattan, D. R. (1998). Use of microdialysis to monitor extracellular GABA in the preoptic region of the conscious, lactating rat. International Journal of Neuroscience, 97, (pp. 248). [Abstract]

Pi, X. J., & Grattan, D. R. (1997). Distribution of prolactin receptor immunoreactivity in the brain of the estrogen-treated, ovariectomized rat. Proceedings of the Otago Medical School Research Society. 75(1), (pp. 22). [Abstract]

Grattan, D. R., & Graham, N. A. (1997). Progesterone stimulation of hypothalamic GABAergic neuronal activity in the estrogen-treated ovariectomized rat. International Journal of Neuroscience. 94, (pp. 95). [Abstract]

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Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

Khant, Z. A., Ladyman, S. R., & Grattan, D. R. (2018, November). Central prolactin receptor activition contributes to the hyperphagia of lactation. Poster session presented at the Women’s Wellbeing Symposium, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Brown, R. S., Barad, Z., & Grattan, D. R. (2017, September). Changes in prolactin responsiveness of glutamate and nNos neurons in the female mouse brain during lactation. Poster session presented at the Queenstown Molecular Biology (QMB) Meetings, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Yip, S. H., York, J., Araujo-Lopes, R., Szawka, R. E., Hyland, B., Grattan, D. R., & Bunn, S. J. (2017, July). Morphological plasticity of tuberoinfundibular dopaminergic neurons during estrous cycle and lactation. Poster session presented at the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) Science Research Conference: The Growth Hormone (GH)/Prolactin (PRL) Family in Biology and Disease, Steamboat Springs, USA.

Khant Aung, Z., Ladyman, S. R., & Grattan, D. R. (2017, September). Pregnancy-induced adaptations in glucose homeostasis in the mouse requires prolactin receptor expression in the pancreas but not the brain. Poster session presented at the Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci), Queenstown, New Zealand.

Yip, S. H., York, J., Hyland, B., Grattan, D. R., & Bunn, S. J. (2016, August-September). Revealing the morphological plasticity of tuberoinfundibular dopaminergic neurons using an in vivo viral-mediated cell filling technique. Poster session presented at the 17th international Congress of Endocrinology in conjunction with the 15th Annual Meeting of the Chinese Society of Endocrinology, Beijing, China.

Khant Aung, Z., Grattan, D. R., & Ladyman, S. R. (2016, August). Impaired pregnancy-induced changes to glucose homeostasis in mice lacking prolactin receptors in the pancreas. Poster session presented at the Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci), Nelson, New Zealand.

Lien, R., Brown, R. S. E., Kokay, I. C., & Grattan, D. R. (2016, August). Role of kisspeptin in the prolactin-induced suppression of the pulsatile secretion of luteinizing hormone. Poster session presented at the Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci), Nelson, New Zealand.

York, J., Yip, S. H., Hyland, B., Grattan, D. R., & Bunn, S. J. (2016, August). Morphological characterization of tyrosine hydroxylase immunoreactive neurons in the rat hypothalamus. Poster session presented at the Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci), Nelson, New Zealand.

Williams, E. J., Yip, S. H., Grattan, D. R., & Bunn, S. (2015, August-September). Prolactin signalling in the arcuate nucleus of pregnant and lactating mice. Poster session presented at the Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci), Queenstown, New Zealand.

Yip, S. H., Williams, E., Grattan, D., & Bunn, S. (2015, September). Prolactin receptor-mediated enkephalin expression in TIDA neurons of late pregnant and lactating mice. Poster session presented at the 3rd Joint Meeting of the British and French Societies for Neuroendocrinology (BSN-SNE), Lille, France.

Larsen, C. M., Douglas, S., McCowan, L., & Grattan, D. R. (2013, August). Prolactin, a possible marker for small gestation age babies. Poster session presented at the Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci), Queenstown, New Zealand.

Kim, T., Young, S., Glendining, K., Grattan, D., & Jasoni, C. (2013, August). Obesity during pregnancy alters immune responses in the placenta. Poster session presented at the Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci), Queenstown, New Zealand.

Douglas, S., Grattan, D. R., McCowan, L., & Larsen, C. M. (2013, August). Association between serum prolactin levels and depression at twenty weeks' gestation in nulliparous women. Poster session presented at the Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci), Queenstown, New Zealand.

Larsen, C. M., McFadden, S., & Grattan, D. R. (2011, June). Identification of prolactin-sensitive brain regions in the maternal brain using prolactin-induced phosphorylation of STAT5. Poster session presented at the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology 15th Annual Meeting, Querétaro, México.

Phillipps, H. R., Kokay, I. C., Grattan, D. R., & Hurst, P. R. (2011, August). Role of prolactin in follicular development during the sheep estrous cycle. Poster session presented at the Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci), Queenstown, New Zealand.

Larsen, C. M., Madhill, S., Kokay, I. C., & Grattan, D. R. (2010, July). Prolactin action is required for long-term retention of maternal responsiveness to pups. Poster session presented at the 7th International Congress of Neuroendocrinology (ICN), Rouen, France.

Fieldwick, D. M., Ladyman, S. R., & Grattan, D. R. (2010, November-December). Suppression of leptin induced pSTAT3 in the hypothalamus of pregnant mice. Poster session presented at the Medical Sciences Congress: A New Decade of Discovery (MedSciNZ), Queenstown, New Zealand.

Winter, P., Larsen, C., & Grattan, D. (2010, September). Mice with postpartum anxiety have a differential expression of GABAA and GABAB receptor subunits in the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Poster session presented at the Fourth Annual Division of Health Sciences Research Forum, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Winter, P., Larsen, C. M., & Grattan, D. R. (2010, November-December). Changes in expression of GABAA and GABAB receptor subunits in specific brain regions during pregnancy and postpartum in mice with postpartum anxiety. Poster session presented at the Medical Sciences Congress: A New Decade of Discovery (MedSciNZ), Queenstown, New Zealand.

Booker, C., Kokay, I., & Grattan, D. (2009, July). Examining the central appetite-reducing effects of interleukin-18: Preliminary investigations into expression of components of the interleukin-18 signalling pathway. Poster session presented at the 33rd New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes Annual Scientific Meeting, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Kokay, I., & Grattan, D. (2008, October). Prolactin receptors are expressed on kisspeptin neurons in the rostral and mediobasal hypothalamus of the rat. Poster session presented at the 1st World Conference on Kisspeptin Signaling in the Brain, Cordoba, Spain.

Larsen, C. M., Kokay, I. C., & Grattan, D. R. (2007, June). Male pheromones alter levels of prolactin and prolactin receptor mRNA in nuclei that regulate maternal behavior in virgin female mice. Poster session presented at the Endocrine Society's 89th Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada.

Frugier, T., Andrews, Z. B., Grattan, D. R., & McLennan, I. S. (2004, January). Is transforming growth factor beta 2 a susceptibility factor in Parkinson's disease? Poster session presented at the 24th Annual Meeting of the Australian Neuroscience Society, Melbourne, Australia.

Frugier, T., Andrews, Z. B., Zhao, H., Grattan, D. R., Koishi, K., & McLennan, I. S. (2004, October). Transforming growth factor beta 2: A susceptibiity factor in Parkinson's disease. Poster session presented at the Society for Neuroscience 34th Annual Meeting, San Diego, California.

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Grattan, D. R. (2017, September). Central adaptations to pregnancy. Verbal presentation at the Queenstown Molecular Biology (QMB) Meetings, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Piet, R., Rønnekleiv, O., Grattan, D., & Micevych, P. (2017, March). Positive feedback and hormone control of preoptic kisspeptin neurons. Verbal presentation at the 3rd World Conference on Kisspeptin, Orlando, USA.

Yip, S. H., York, J., Hyland, B., Grattan, D., & Bunn, S. J. (2016, August). Changes in dendritic spine density of tuberoinfundibular dopaminergic neurons associated with estrous cyclicity in the rat. Verbal presentation at the Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci), Nelson, New Zealand.

MacLeod, M. A., Ladyman, S. R., & Grattan, D. R. (2016, August). The effect of prolactin on AgRP neurons in the arcuate nucleus. Verbal presentation at the Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci), Nelson, New Zealand.

Boyes, K., Kokay, I. C., Wyatt, A., Boehm, U., & Grattan, D. R. (2016, August). The role of the prolactin receptor in the developing brain. Verbal presentation at the Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci), Nelson, New Zealand.

Carter, K., Rizwan, M., Ladyman, S. R., & Grattan, D. R. (2016, August). Feeding-induced regulation of Wnt/beta catenin signaling in the mouse hypothalamus. Verbal presentation at the Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci), Nelson, New Zealand.

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., … Grattan, D. R. (2016, August). Conditional deletion of the prolactin receptor reveals functional subpopulations of dopamine neurons in the arcuate nucleus of the hypothalamus. Verbal presentation at the Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci), Nelson, New Zealand.

Grattan, D. (2016, August-September). Feeding-induced stabilisation of beta-catenin in the hypothalamus: A novel pathway in the homeostatic regulation of metabolism? Verbal presentation at the Queenstown Molecular Biology (QMB) Meetings, Nelson, New Zealand.

Kaplish, M., Ladyman, S. R., & Grattan, D. R. (2016, August). The effect of pregnancy-induced adaptations on glucagon like-peptide-1 receptor activation-induced stabilisation of beta-catenin in hypothalamic neurons in female rats. Verbal presentation at the Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci), Nelson, New Zealand.

Kirk, S., Grattan, D., & Bunn, S. (2015, August-September). Decreased permeability of the median eminence in response to acute prolactin elevation. Verbal presentation at the Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci), Queenstown, New Zealand.

Phillipps, H. R., Brown, R. S. E., Rand, C., Stanton, J.-A., & Grattan, D. R. (2015, August). Prolactin influence on the mouse choroid plexus transcriptome. Verbal presentation at the 7th Annual New Zealand Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Conference, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Kim, T., Grattan, D., & Jasoni, C. (2015, August-September). Maternal obesity compromises the blood-brain barrier in the developing fetus. Verbal presentation at the Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci), Queenstown, New Zealand.

Grattan, D. (2014, August). Hormone-induced plasticity in appetite regulation during pregnancy. Verbal presentation at the Queenstown Molecular Biology (QMB) Meetings, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Kirk, S., Grattan, D., & Bunn, S. (2013, August). Prolactin signalling in the mouse median eminence. Verbal presentation at the Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci), Queenstown, New Zealand.

Gustafson, P., Bunn, S., & Grattan, D. (2013, August). Regulation of the stress response during pregnancy and lactation. Verbal presentation at the Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci), Queenstown, New Zealand.

Cashen, S., Larsen, C. M., & Grattan, D. R. (2013, August). Prolactin action on GABAergic neurons is required for normal expression of maternal behaviour in mice. Verbal presentation at the Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci), Queenstown, New Zealand.

Brown, R. S. E., Banks, W. A., & Grattan, D. R. (2013, August). Prolactin transport into the brain does not require the prolactin receptor. Verbal presentation at the Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci), Queenstown, New Zealand.

Crampton, J., Kokay, I., Sapsford, T., & Grattan, D. (2011, August). Prolactin regulation of kisspeptin neurons. Verbal presentation at the Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci), Queenstown, New Zealand.

Scherf, E. M., Ladyman, S. R., & Grattan, D. R. (2011, August). Patterns of α-MSH-induced neuronal activation in the pregnant rat brain. Verbal presentation at the Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci), Queenstown, New Zealand.

Ladyman, S. R., & Grattan, D. R. (2011, August). Pregnancy-induced adaptations in the neuroendocrine networks controlling metabolism. Verbal presentation at the Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci), Queenstown, New Zealand.

Wojciechowski, I., Larsen, C. M., & Grattan, D. R. (2011, August). Prolactin-induced activation in the maternal brain during late pregnancy. Verbal presentation at the Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci), Queenstown, New Zealand.

Grattan, D. R. (2011, August). Prolactin, pregnancy and the maternal brain. Keynote presentation at the Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci), Queenstown, New Zealand.

Larsen, C. M., Douglas, S., & Grattan, D. R. (2011, October). Impact of a calcium caseinate-enriched diet during pregnancy on postpartum GABA receptor subunit expression. Verbal presentation at the World Congress on Reproductive Biology, Cairns, Australia.

Brown, R., Kokay, I., Herbison, A., & Grattan, D. (2010, November-December). Regulation of kisspeptin neurons by prolactin. Verbal presentation at the Medical Sciences Congress: A New Decade of Discovery (MedSciNZ), Queenstown, New Zealand.

Sapsford, T. J., Kokay, I. C., & Grattan, D. R. (2010, November-December). Prolactin does not act directly on corticotrophin-releasing hormone neurons in the rat paraventricular nucleus. Verbal presentation at the Medical Sciences Congress: A New Decade of Discovery (MedSciNZ), Queenstown, New Zealand.

Ladyman, S. R., & Grattan, D. R. (2010, November-December). Development of hypothalamic insulin resistance during pregnancy. Verbal presentation at the Medical Sciences Congress: A New Decade of Discovery (MedSciNZ), Queenstown, New Zealand.

Larsen, C. M., & Grattan, D. R. (2010, November-December). A calcium casienate-enriched diet throughout pregnancy increases maternal neurogenesis during pregnancy and prevents anxiety postpartum in mice. Verbal presentation at the Medical Sciences Congress: A New Decade of Discovery (MedSciNZ), Queenstown, New Zealand.

Quennell, J. H., Howell, C. S., Augustine, R. A., Grattan, D. R., & Anderson, G. M. (2010, November-December). The regulation of kisspeptin neurons by leptin. Verbal presentation at the Medical Sciences Congress: A New Decade of Discovery (MedSciNZ), Queenstown, New Zealand.

McFadden, S., Larsen, C. M., & Grattan, D. R. (2010, November-December). Prolactin-induced activation in the maternal brain during early pregnancy. Verbal presentation at the Medical Sciences Congress: A New Decade of Discovery (MedSciNZ), Queenstown, New Zealand.

Rizwan, M., Crampton, J., Grattan, D., & Anderson, G. (2010, November-December). Changes in RFamide-related peptide-3 (RFRP-3) gene expression during lactation. Verbal presentation at the Medical Sciences Congress: A New Decade of Discovery (MedSciNZ), Queenstown, New Zealand.

Yip, S. H., Grattan, D. R., & Bunn, S. J. (2010, November-December). Prolactin-dependent enkephalin expression in TIDA neurons of lactating mice. Verbal presentation at the Medical Sciences Congress: A New Decade of Discovery (MedSciNZ), Queenstown, New Zealand.

Yip, S. H., Grattan, D. R., & Bunn, S. J. (2008, November). Prolactin enhances enkephalin expression in mediobasal hypothalamic cell cultures. Verbal presentation at the Medical Sciences Congress, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Booker, C., Kokay, I. C., & Grattan, D. R. (2008, November). Expression of interleukin-18 signalling components in areas of the rodent brain involved in energy metabolism. Verbal presentation at the Medical Sciences Congress, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Sjoeholm, A., Grattan, D., & Anderson, G. (2008, November). Enhanced brain responsiveness to prolactin in reproductively experienced females is selectively through the STAT5 signaling pathway. Verbal presentation at the Medical Sciences Congress, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Sapsford, T. J., Anderson, G. M., & Grattan, D. R. (2008, November). Effect of pregnancy-like changes in estradiol and progesterone levels on the neuroendocrine regulation of prolactin secretion. Verbal presentation at the Medical Sciences Congress, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Quennell, J., Grattan, D., & Anderson, G. (2008, November). Kisspeptin as a mediator of leptin signaling in the reproductive system. Verbal presentation at the Medical Sciences Congress, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Larsen, C. M., & Grattan, D. R. (2008, November). Low serum prolactin in early pregnancy results in postpartum pregnancy anxiety. Verbal presentation at the Medical Sciences Congress, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Grattan, D. R., Jasoni, C., Liu, X., & Herbison, A. E. (2007, June). Detection of prolactin receptor mRNA in identified GnRH neurons by single cell RT-PCR. Verbal presentation at the Endocrine Society 89th Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada.

Davey, H. W., Xie, T., McLachlan, M. J., Wilkins, R. J., Waxman, D. J., & Grattan, D. R. (2001). STAT5b is required for growth hormone-induced liver Igf-I gene expression. Verbal presentation at the 75th Annual Meeting of the Endocrinology Society (USA)

Grattan, D. R., & Andrews, Z. (1999). Dissociation of prolactin secretion from tuberoinfundibular dopamine activity during late pregnancy in rats. Verbal presentation at the British Neuroendocrine Group

Davey, H. W., Park, S. H., Grattan, D. R., McLachlan, M. J., & Waxman, D. J. (1999). STAT5b deficient mice are growth hormone (GH) pulse-resistant: Role of STAT5b in sex-specific liver P450 expression. Verbal presentation at the Queenstown Molecular Biology Meeting

Davey, H. W., Park, S. H., Grattan, D. R., McLachlan, M. J., & Waxman, D. J. (1999). STAT5b deficient mice are growth hormone (GH) pulse-resistant: Role of STAT5b in sex-specific liver P450 expression. Verbal presentation at the Cytochrome P450 Meeting

Grattan, D. R., & Porteous, R. (1999). Co-localization of prolactin-receptor immunoreactivity with tyrosine hydroxylase but not a-endorphin in the arcuate nucleus of the lactating rat. Verbal presentation at the International Symposium on Neuroendocrine Adaptation During Pregnancy

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Web Site Conference Proceedings - prior to 2003

Andrews, Z. B., & Grattan, D. R. (2001). Kappa and Mu opioid regulation of prolactin secretion in late pregnant rats. Retrieved from http://www.awcbr.org

Ma, F., Grattan, D. R., & Bunn, S. J. (2001). The characterisation of tyrosine hydroxylase activity in tuberoinfundibular dopaminergic neurons in vitro. http://www. awcbr.org. Retrieved from http://www.awcbr.org

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