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Research Fellow
Department of Physiology
BSc PGDipSci MSc PhD
Research summary
The regulation of sympathetic nerve activity by the hypothalamic neurons that synthesise oxytocin


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

Fenton, S., Augustine, R., Katare, R., & Schwenke, D. O. (2022, August-September). miRNA-138 drives tau protein dysfunction in diabetic cardiac autonomic neuropathy. Verbal presentation at the 16th New Zealand Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci), Queenstown, New Zealand. Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Abbasi, M., Augustine, R. A., Iremonger, K. J., & Brown, C. H. (2022). Central kisspeptin does not affect ERK1/2 or p38 phosphorylation in oxytocin neurons of late-pregnant rats. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 23(14), 7729. doi: 10.3390/ijms23147729 Journal - Research Article

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

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

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