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The Herbison Lab is part of the University of Otago Centre for Neuroendocrinology.

Lab personnel

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Research interests

  • Neural regulation of fertility; in particular, understanding how the GnRH neurons control pituitary gonadotropin secretion
  • Mechanisms through which gonadal steroids influence brain function

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Projects

  • Neural basis of GnRH neuron synchronisation and pulsatile gonadotropin hormone release
  • Postnatal development of the GnRH neuron network
  • Mechanism of estrogen feedback of the GnRH neuronal network

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Current funding

Research is funded by the Health Research Council (New Zealand) programme and project grants, and the Royal Society of New Zealand (Marsden Research Grant).

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Publications

Clarkson, J., Han, S. Y., Piet, R., McLennan, T., Kane, G. M., Ng, J., Porteous, R. W., Kim, J. S., … Iremonger, K. J., & Herbison, A. E. (2017). Definition of the hypothalamic GnRH pulse generator in mice. PNAS, 114(47), E10216-E10223. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1713897114

Herbison, A. E. (2016). Control of puberty onset and fertility by gonadotropin-releasing hormone neurons. Nature Reviews Endocrinology, 12, 452-466. doi: 10.1038/nrendo.2016.70

Han, S. Y., McLennan, T., Czieselsky, K., & Herbison, A. E. (2015). Selective optogenetic activation of arcuate kisspeptin neurons generates pulsatile luteinizing hormone secretion. PNAS, 112(42), 13109-13114. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1512243112

Campos, P., & Herbison, A. E. (2014). Optogenetic activation of GnRH neurons reveals minimal requirements for pulsatile luteinizing hormone secretion. PNAS, 111(51), 18387-18392. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1415226112

Kirilov, M., Clarkson, J., Liu, X., Roa, J., Campos, P., Porteous, R., … Herbison, A. E. (2013). Dependence of fertility on kisspeptin—Gpr54 signalling at the GnRH neuron. Nature Communications, 4, 2492. doi: 10.1038/ncomms3492

Edited Book - Research

Herbison, A. E., & Plant, T. M. (Eds.). (2018). The GnRH neuron and its control. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell, 517p. doi: 10.1002/9781119233275

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Chapter in Book - Research

Piet, R., & Herbison, A. E. (2018). Electrophysiology of rodent GnRH neurons. In A. E. Herbison & T. M. Plant (Eds.), The GnRHS neuron and its control. (pp. 177-202). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell. doi: 10.1002/9781119233275

Plant, T. M., & Herbison, A. E. (2018). The framework upon which current research on the GnRH neuron and its control is built. In A. E. Herbison & T. M. Plant (Eds.), The GnRHS neuron and its control. (pp. 3-11). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell. doi: 10.1002/9781119233275

Iremonger, K. J., & Herbison, A. E. (2015). Elucidating the structure and function of Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone (GnRH) neuron dendrites. In W. E. Armstrong & J. G. Tasker (Eds.), Neurophysiology of neuroendocrine neurons. (pp. 273-300). Chichester, UK: Wiley Blackwell. doi: 10.1002/9781118606803.ch12

Herbison, A. E. (2015). Physiology of the adult gonadotropin-releasing hormone neuronal network. In T. M. Plant & A. J. Zeleznik (Eds.), Knobil and Neill's Physiology of reproduction (Vol. 1). (4th ed.) (pp. 399-467). Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-397175-3.00011-9

Wintermantel, T. M., Elzer, J., Herbison, A. E., Fritzemeier, K.-H., & Schütz, G. (2007). Genetic dissection of estrogen receptor signaling in vivo. In K. S. Korach & T. Wintermantel (Eds.), Tissue-specific estrogen action: Novel mechanisms, novel ligands, novel therapies. (pp. 25-44). Berlin, Germany: Springer.

Herbison, A. E. (2006). Physiology of the gonadotropin-releasing hormone neuronal network. In E. Knobil & J. D. Neill (Eds.), Knobil and Neill's physiology of reproduction. (3rd ed.) (pp. 1415-1482). Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Herbison, A. E. (2003). Gonadotropin-releasing hormone neuron. In H. L. Henry & A. W. Norman (Eds.), Encyclopedia of hormones. (pp. 171-177). San Diego: Academic Press.

Herbison, A. E. (2001). GnRH transgenic models. In M. G. Castro (Ed.), Transgenic models in endocrinology. (pp. 45-58). Boston: Kluwer.

Buckingham, J., Cowell, A. M., Gillies, G. E., Herbison, A. E., & Steele, J. H. (1997). The neuroendocrine system: Anatomy, physiology and responses to stress. In J. C. Buckingham, G. E. Gillies & A. M. Cowell (Eds.), Stress, stress hormones and the immune system. (pp. 9-48). Chichester: Wiley.

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Journal - Research Article

Silva, M. S. B., Desroziers, E., Hessler, S., Prescott, M., Coyle, C., Herbison, A. E., & Campbell, R. E. (2019). Activation of arcuate nucleus GABA neurons promotes luteinizing hormone secretion and reproductive dysfunction: Implications for polycystic ovary syndrome. EBioMedicine. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.ebiom.2019.05.065

McQuillan, H. J., Han, S. Y., Cheong, I., & Herbison, A. E. (2019). GnRH pulse generator activity across the estrous cycle of female mice. Endocrinology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1210/en.2019-00193

Porteous, R., & Herbison, A. E. (2019). Genetic deletion of Esr1 in the mouse preoptic area disrupts the LH surge and estrous cyclicity. Endocrinology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1210/en.2019-00284

Han, S. Y., Kane, G., Cheong, I., & Herbison, A. E. (2019). Characterization of GnRH pulse generator activity in male mice using GCaMP fiber photometry. Endocrinology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1210/en.2018-01047

Delmas, S., Porteous, R., Bergin, D. H., & Herbison, A. E. (2018). Altered aspects of anxiety-related behavior in kisspeptin receptor-deleted male mice. Scientific Reports, 8, 2794. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-21042-4

Schafer, D., Kane, G., Colledge, W. H., Piet, R., & Herbison, A. E. (2018). Sex- and sub region-dependent modulation of arcuate kisspeptin neurons by vasopressin and vasoactive intestinal peptide. Journal of Neuroendocrinology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/jne.12660

Han, S. Y., Clarkson, J., Piet, R., & Herbison, A. E. (2018). Optical approaches for interrogating neural circuits controlling hormone secretion [Review]. Endocrinology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1210/en.2018-00594

Hellier, V., Brock, O., Candlish, M., Desroziers, E., Aoki, M., Mayer, C., Piet, R., Herbison, A., … Bakker, J. (2018). Female sexual behavior in mice is controlled by kisspeptin neurons. Nature Communications, 9, 400. doi: 10.1038/s41467-017-02797-2

Piet, R., Kalil, B., McLennan, T., Porteous, R., Czieselsky, K., & Herbison, A. E. (2018). Dominant neuropeptide co-transmission in kisspeptin-GABA regulation of GnRH neuron firing driving ovulation. Journal of Neuroscience, 0658-18, 0658-18. doi: 10.1523/jneurosci.0658-18.2018

Moore, A. M., Prescott, M., Czieselsky, K., Desroziers, E., Yip, S. H., Campbell, R. E., & Herbison, A. E. (2018). Synaptic innervation of the GnRH neuron distal dendron in female mice. Endocrinology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1210/en.2018-00505

Liu, X., Porteous, R., & Herbison, A. E. (2017). Dynamics of GnRH neuron ionotropic GABA and glutamate synaptic receptors are unchanged during estrogen positive and negative feedback in female mice. eNeuro, 4(5), e0259-17.2017. doi: 10.1523/eneuro.0259-17.2017

Clarkson, J., Han, S. Y., Piet, R., McLennan, T., Kane, G. M., Ng, J., Porteous, R. W., Kim, J. S., … Iremonger, K. J., & Herbison, A. E. (2017). Definition of the hypothalamic GnRH pulse generator in mice. PNAS, 114(47), E10216-E10223. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1713897114

Iremonger, K. J., Porteous, R., & Herbison, A. E. (2017). Spike and neuropeptide-dependent mechanisms control GnRH neuron nerve terminal Ca2+ over diverse time scales. Journal of Neuroscience, 37(12), 3342-3351. doi: 10.1523/jneurosci.2925-16.2017

Clarkson, J., & Herbison, A. E. (2016). Hypothalamic control of the male neonatal testosterone surge. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 371(1688), 20150115. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2015.0115

Manfredi-Lozano, M., Roa, J., Ruiz-Pino, F., Piet, R., García-Galiano, D., Pineda, R., … Herbison, A. E., … Tena-Sempere, M. (2016). Defining a novel leptin-melanocortin-kisspeptin pathway involved in the metabolic control of puberty. Molecular Metabolism, 5(10), 844-857. doi: 10.1016/j.molmet.2016.08.003

Cimino, I., Casoni, F., Liu, X., Messina, A., Parkash, J., Jamin, S. P., … Prescott, M., Campbell, R., Herbison, A. E., … Giacobini, P. (2016). Novel role for anti-Müllerian hormone in the regulation of GnRH neuron excitability and hormone secretion. Nature Communications, 7, 10055. doi: 10.1038/ncomms10055

Czieselsky, K., Prescott, M., Porteous, R., Campos, P., Clarkson, J., Steyn, F. J., Campbell, R. E., & Herbison, A. E. (2016). Pulse and surge profiles of luteinizing hormone secretion in the mouse. Endocrinology, 157(12), 4794-4802. doi: 10.1210/en.2016-1351

Piet, R., Dunckley, H., Lee, K., & Herbison, A. E. (2016). Vasoactive intestinal peptide excites GnRH neurons in male and female mice. Endocrinology, 157(9), 3621-3630. doi: 10.1210/en.2016-1399

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

Liu, X., & Herbison, A. E. (2016). Kisspeptin regulation of neuronal activity throughout the central nervous system. Endocrinology & Metabolism, 31, e18.

Herbison, A. E. (2016). Control of puberty onset and fertility by gonadotropin-releasing hormone neurons. Nature Reviews Endocrinology, 12, 452-466. doi: 10.1038/nrendo.2016.70

Yip, S. H., Boehm, U., Herbison, A. E., & Campbell, R. E. (2015). Conditional viral tract tracing delineates the projections of the distinct kisspeptin neuron populations to gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) neurons in the mouse. Endocrinology, 156(7), 2582-2594. doi: 10.1210/en.2015-1131

Iremonger, K. J., & Herbison, A. E. (2015). Multitasking in gonadotropin-releasing hormone neuron dendrites. Neuroendocrinology, 102(1-2), 1-7. doi: 10.1159/000368364

Cheong, R. Y., Czieselsky, K., Porteous, R., & Herbison, A. E. (2015). Expression of ESR1 in glutamatergic and GABAergic neurons is essential for normal puberty onset, estrogen feedback, and fertility in female mice. Journal of Neuroscience, 35(43), 14533-14543. doi: 10.1523/jneurosci.1776-15.2015

Herde, M. K., & Herbison, A. E. (2015). Morphological characterization of the action potential initiation segment in GnRH neuron dendrites and axons of male mice. Endocrinology, 156(11), 4174-4186. doi: 10.1210/en.2015-1284

Liu, X., & Herbison, A. (2015). Kisspeptin regulation of arcuate neuron excitability in kisspeptin receptor knockout mice. Endocrinology, 156(5), 1815-1827. doi: 10.1210/en.2014-1845

Piet, R., Fraissenon, A., Boehm, U., & Herbison, A. E. (2015). Estrogen permits vasopressin signaling in preoptic kisspeptin neurons in the female mouse. Journal of Neuroscience, 35(17), 6881-6892. doi: 10.1523/jneurosci.4587-14.2015

Piet, R., de Croft, S., Liu, X., & Herbison, A. E. (2015). Electrical properties of kisspeptin neurons and their regulation of GnRH neurons. Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology, 35, 15-27. doi: 10.1016/j.yfrne.2014.05.006

Han, S. Y., McLennan, T., Czieselsky, K., & Herbison, A. E. (2015). Selective optogenetic activation of arcuate kisspeptin neurons generates pulsatile luteinizing hormone secretion. PNAS, 112(42), 13109-13114. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1512243112

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

Campbell, R. E., & Herbison, A. E. (2014). Gonadal steroid neuromodulation of developing and mature hypothalamic neuronal networks. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 29, 96-102. doi: 10.1016/j.conb.2014.06.003

Liu, X., & Herbison, A. E. (2014). RF9 excitation of GnRH neurons is dependent upon Kiss1r in the adult male and female mouse. Endocrinology, 155(12), 4915-4924. doi: 10.1210/en.2014-1517

Yeo, S.-H., & Herbison, A. E. (2014). Estrogen-negative feedback and estrous cyclicity are critically dependent upon estrogen receptor-α expression in the arcuate nucleus of adult female mice. Endocrinology, 155(8), 2986-2995. doi: 10.1210/en.2014-1128

Cheong, R. Y., Porteous, R., Chambon, P., Ábrahám, I., & Herbison, A. E. (2014). Effects of neuron-specific estrogen receptor (ER) α and ERβ deletion on the acute estrogen negative feedback mechanism in adult female mice. Endocrinology, 155(4), 1418-1427. doi: 10.1210/en.2013-1943

Kwakowsky, A., Cheong, R. Y., Herbison, A. E., & Ábrahám, I. M. (2014). Non-classical effects of estradiol on cAMP responsive element binding protein phosphorylation in gonadotropin-releasing hormone neurons: mechanisms and role. Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology, 35(1), 31-41. doi: 10.1016/j.yfrne.2013.08.002

Clarkson, J., Busby, E. R., Kirilov, M., Schütz, G., Sherwood, N. M., & Herbison, A. E. (2014). Sexual differentiation of the brain requires perinatal kisspeptin-GnRH neuron signaling. Journal of Neuroscience, 34(46), 15297-15305. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3061-14.2014

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

Bhattarai, J. P., Roa, J., Herbison, A. E., & Han, S. K. (2014). Serotonin acts through 5-HT1 and 5-HT2 receptors to exert biphasic actions on GnRH neuron excitability in the mouse. Endocrinology, 155(2), 513-524. doi: 10.1210/en.2013-1692

Yeo, S.-H., Clarkson, J., & Herbison, A. E. (2014). Kisspeptin-Gpr54 signaling at the GnRH neuron is necessary for negative feedback regulation of luteinizing hormone secretion in female mice. Neuroendocrinology, 100, 191-197. doi: 10.1159/000368608

Campos, P., & Herbison, A. E. (2014). Optogenetic activation of GnRH neurons reveals minimal requirements for pulsatile luteinizing hormone secretion. PNAS, 111(51), 18387-18392. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1415226112

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

Steyn, F. J., Wan, Y., Clarkson, J., Veldhuis, J. D., Herbison, A. E., & Chen, C. (2013). Development of methodology for and assessment of pulsatile luteinizing hormone secretion in juvenile and adult male mice. Endocrinology, 154(12), 4939-4945. doi: 10.1210/en.2013-1502

Constantin, S., Iremonger, K. J., & Herbison, A. E. (2013). In vivo recordings of GnRH neuron firing reveal heterogeneity and dependence upon GABAA receptor signaling. Journal of Neuroscience, 33(22), 9394-9401. doi: 10.1523/jneurosci.0533-13.2013

Chen, X., Iremonger, K., Herbison, A., Kirk, V., & Sneyd, J. (2013). Regulation of electrical bursting in a spatiotemporal model of a GnRH neuron. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, 75(10), 1941-1960. doi: 10.1007/s11538-013-9877-7

Kirilov, M., Clarkson, J., Liu, X., Roa, J., Campos, P., Porteous, R., … Herbison, A. E. (2013). Dependence of fertility on kisspeptin—Gpr54 signalling at the GnRH neuron. Nature Communications, 4, 2492. doi: 10.1038/ncomms3492

Herde, M. K., Iremonger, K. J., Constantin, S., & Herbison, A. E. (2013). GnRH neurons elaborate a long-range projection with shared axonal and dendritic functions. Journal of Neuroscience, 33(31), 12689-12697. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0579-13.2013

de Croft, S., Boehm, U., & Herbison, A. E. (2013). Neurokinin B activates arcuate kisspeptin neurons through multiple tachykinin receptors in the male mouse. Endocrinology, 154(8), 2750-2760. doi: 10.1210/en.2013-1231

Piet, R., Boehm, U., & Herbison, A. E. (2013). Estrous cycle plasticity in the hyperpolarization-activated current Ih is mediated by circulating 17β-estradiol in preoptic area kisspeptin neurons. Journal of Neuroscience, 33(26), 10828-10839. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1021-13.2013

Franceschini, I., Yeo, S. H., Beltramo, M., Desroziers, E., Okamura, H., Herbison, A. E., & Caraty, A. (2013). Immunohistochemical evidence for the presence of various kisspeptin isoforms in the mammalian brain. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 25(9), 839-851. doi: 10.1111/jne.12069

Liu, X., & Herbison, A. E. (2013). Dopamine regulation of gonadotropin-releasing hormone neuron excitability in male and female mice. Endocrinology, 154(1), 340-350. doi: 10.1210/en.2012-1602

Romanò, N., & Herbison, A. E. (2012). Activity-dependent modulation of gonadotrophin-releasing hormone neuron activity by acute oestradiol. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 24(10), 1296-1303. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2826.2012.02342.x

Constantin, S., Piet, R., Iremonger, K., Yeo, S. H., Clarkson, J., Porteous, R., & Herbison, A. E. (2012). GnRH neuron firing and response to GABA in vitro depend on acute brain slice thickness and orientation. Endocrinology, 153(8), 3758-3769. doi: 10.1210/en.2012-1126

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

Lee, K., Liu, X., & Herbison, A. E. (2012). Burst firing in gonadotropin-releasing hormone neurons does not require ionotropic GABA or glutamate receptor activation. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 24(12), 1476-1483. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2826.2012.02360.x

Constantin, S., Jasoni, C., Romanò, N., Lee, K., & Herbison, A. E. (2012). Understanding calcium homeostasis in postnatal gonadotropin-releasing hormone neurons using cell-specific Pericam transgenics. Cell Calcium, 51(3-4), 267-276. doi: 10.1016/j.ceca.2011.11.005

de Croft, S., Piet, R., Mayer, C., Mai, O., Boehm, U., & Herbison, A. E. (2012). Spontaneous kisspeptin neuron firing in the adult mouse reveals marked sex and brain region differences but no support for a direct role in negative feedback. Endocrinology, 153(11), 5384-5393. doi: 10.1210/en.2012-1616

Iremonger, K. J., & Herbison, A. E. (2012). Initiation and propagation of action potentials in gonadotropin-releasing hormone neuron dendrites. Journal of Neuroscience, 32(1), 151-158. doi: 10.1523/jneurosci.3739-11.2012

Roa, J., & Herbison, A. E. (2012). Direct regulation of GnRH neuron excitability by arcuate nucleus POMC and NPY neuron neuropeptides in female mice. Endocrinology, 153(11), 5587-5599. doi: 10.1210/en.2012-1470

Clarkson, J., Shamas, S., Mallinson, S., & Herbison, A. E. (2012). Gonadal steroid induction of kisspeptin peptide expression in the rostral periventricular area of the third ventricle during postnatal development in the male mouse. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 24(6), 907-915. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2826.2012.02294.x

Cheong, R. Y., Kwakowsky, A., Barad, Z., Porteous, R., Herbison, A. E., & Ábrahám, I. M. (2012). Estradiol acts directly and indirectly on multiple signaling pathways to phosphorylate cAMP-response element binding protein in GnRH neurons. Endocrinology, 153(8), 3792-3803. doi: 10.1210/en.2012-1232

Handa, R. J., Ogawa, S., Wang, J. M., & Herbison, A. E. (2012). Roles for oestrogen receptor β in adult brain function. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 24(1), 160-173. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2826.2011.02206.x

Kwakowsky, A., Herbison, A. E., & Ábrahám, I. M. (2012). The role of cAMP response element-binding protein in estrogen negative feedback control of gonadotropin-releasing hormone neurons. Journal of Neuroscience, 32(33), 11309-11317. doi: 10.1523/jneurosci.1333-12.2012

Clarkson, J., & Herbison, A. E. (2011). Dual phenotype kisspeptin-dopamine neurones of the rostral periventricular area of the third ventricle project to gonadotrophin-releasing hormone neurones. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 23(4), 293-301. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2826.2011.02107.x

Herbison, A. E., & Moenter, S. M. (2011). Depolarising and hyperpolarising actions of GABAA receptor activation on GnRH neurons: Towards an emerging consensus. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 23(7), 557-569. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2826.2011.02145.x

Liu, X., Porteous, R., d'Anglemont de Tassigny, X., Colledge, W. H., Millar, R., Petersen, S. L., & Herbison, A. E. (2011). Frequency-dependent recruitment of fast amino acid and slow neuropeptide neurotransmitter release controls gonadotropin-releasing hormone neuron excitability. Journal of Neuroscience, 31(7), 2421-2430. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5759-10.2011

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

Campbell, R. E., Ducret, E., Porteous, R., Liu, X., Herde, M. K., Wellerhaus, K., … Herbison, A. E. (2011). Gap junctions between neuronal inputs but not gonadotropin-releasing hormone neurons control estrous cycles in the mouse. Endocrinology, 152(6), 2290-2301. doi: 10.1210/en.2010-1311

Herde, M. K., Geist, K., Campbell, R. E., & Herbison, A. E. (2011). Gonadotropin-releasing hormone neurons extend complex highly branched dendritic trees outside the blood-brain barrier. Endocrinology, 152(10), 3832-3841. doi: 10.1210/en.2011-1228

Liu, X., & Herbison, A. E. (2011). Estrous cycle- and sex-dependent changes in pre- and postsynaptic GABAB control of GnRH neuron excitability. Endocrinology, 152(12), 4856-4864. doi: 10.1210/en.2011-1369

Porteous, R., Petersen, S. L., Yeo, S. H., Bhattarai, J. P., Ciofi, P., d'Anglemont de Tassigny, X., … Herbison, A. E. (2011). Kisspeptin neurons co-express met-enkephalin and galanin in the rostral periventricular region of the female mouse hypothalamus. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 519(17), 3456-3469. doi: 10.1002/cne.22716

Bhattarai, J. P., Park, S. A., Park, J. B., Lee, S. Y., Herbison, A. E., Ryu, P. D., & Han, S.-K. (2011). Tonic extrasynaptic GABAA receptor currents control gonadotropin-releasing hormone neuron excitability in the mouse. Endocrinology, 152(4), 1551-1561. doi: 10.1210/en.2010-1191

Chan, H., Prescott, M., Ong, Z. Y., Herde, M. K., Herbison, A. E., & Campbell, R. E. (2011). Dendritic spine plasticity in gonadatropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) neurons activated at the time of the preovulatory surge. Endocrinology, 152(12), 4906-4914. doi: 10.1210/en.2011-1522

Duan, W., Lee, K., Herbison, A. E., & Sneyd, J. (2011). A mathematical model of adult GnRH neurons in mouse brain and its bifurcation analysis. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 276(1), 22-34. doi: 10.1016/j.jtbi.2011.01.035

Yeo, S.-H., & Herbison, A. E. (2011). Projections of arcuate nucleus and rostral periventricular kisspeptin neurons in the adult female mouse brain. Endocrinology, 152(6), 2387-2399. doi: 10.1210/en.2011-0164

Lee, K., Duan, W., Sneyd, J., & Herbison, A. E. (2010). Two slow calcium-activated afterhyperpolarization currents control burst firing dynamics in gonadotropin-releasing hormone neurons. Journal of Neuroscience, 30(18), 6214-6224. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.6156-09.2010

Jasoni, C. L., Romanò, N., Constantin, S., Lee, K., & Herbison, A. E. (2010). Calcium dynamics in gonadotropin-releasing hormone neurons. Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology, 31, 259-269. doi: 10.1016/j.yfrne.2010.05.005

Lee, K., Porteous, R., Campbell, R. E., Lüscher, B., & Herbison, A. E. (2010). Knockdown of GABAA receptor signaling in GnRH neurons has minimal effects upon fertility. Endocrinology, 151(9), 4428-4436. doi: 10.1210/en.2010-0314

Igelstrom, K. M., Herbison, A. E., & Hyland, B. I. (2010). Enhanced c-Fos expression in superior colliculus, paraventricular thalamus and septum during learning of cue-reward association. Neuroscience, 168(3), 706-714. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2010.04.018

Bhattarai, J. P., Kaszás, A., Park, S. A., Yin, H., Park, S. J., Herbison, A. E., Han, S. K., & Ábrahám, I. (2010). Somatostatin inhibition of gonadotropin-releasing hormone neurons in female and male mice. Endocrinology, 151(7), 3258-3266. doi: 10.1210/en.2010-0148

Ducret, E., Gaidamaka, G., & Herbison, A. E. (2010). Electrical and morphological characteristics of anteroventral periventricular nucleus kisspeptin and other neurons in the female mouse. Endocrinology, 151, 2223-2232. doi: 10.1210/en.2009-1480

Clarkson, J., Han, S.-K., Liu, X., Lee, K., & Herbison, A. E. (2010). Neurobiological mechanisms underlying kisspeptin activation of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) neurons at puberty. Molecular & Cellular Endocrinology, 324, 45-50. doi: 10.1016/j.mce.2010.01.026

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

Herbison, A. E., d'Anglemont de Tassigny, X., Doran, J., & Colledge, W. H. (2010). Distribution and postnatal development of Gpr54 gene expression in mouse brain and gonadotropin-releasing hormone neurons. Endocrinology, 151(1), 312-321. doi: 10.1210/en.2009-0552

Iremonger, K. J., Constantin, S., Liu, X., & Herbison, A. E. (2010). Glutamate regulation of GnRH neuron excitability. Brain Research, 1364, 35-43. doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2010.08.071

Han, S.-K., Lee, K., Bhattarai, J. P., & Herbison, A. E. (2010). Gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH) exerts stimulatory effects on GnRH neurones in intact adult male and female mice. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 22(3), 188-195. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2826.2009.01950.x

Constantin, S., Jasoni, C. L., Wadas, B., & Herbison, A. E. (2010). γ-aminobutyric acid and glutamate differentially regulate intracellular calcium concentrations in mouse gonadotropin-releasing hormone neurons. Endocrinology, 151(1), 262-270. doi: 10.1210/en.2009-0817

Campbell, R. E., Gaidamaka, G., Han, S.-K., & Herbison, A. E. (2009). Dendro-dendritic bundling and shared synapses between gonadotropin-releasing hormone neurons. PNAS, 106(26), 10835-10840. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0903463106

Clarkson, J., & Herbison, A. E. (2009). Oestrogen, kisspeptin, GPR54 and the pre-ovulatory luteinising hormone surge. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 21(4), 305-311. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2826.2009.01835.x

Clarkson, J., Boon, W. C., Simpson, E. R., & Herbison, A. E. (2009). Postnatal development of an estradiol-kisspeptin positive feedback mechanism implicated in puberty onset. Endocrinology, 150(7), 3214-3220. doi: 10.1210/en.2008-1733

Jasoni, C. L., Porteous, R. W., & Herbison, A. E. (2009). Anatomical location of mature GnRH neurons corresponds with their birthdate in the developing mouse. Developmental Dynamics, 238(3), 524-531.

Rizwan, M. Z., Porteous, R., Herbison, A. E., & Anderson, G. M. (2009). Cells expressing RFamide-related peptide-1/3, the mammalian gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone orthologs, are not hypophysiotropic neuroendocrine neurons in the rat. Endocrinology, 150(3), 1413-1420. doi: 10.1210/en.2008-1287

Ducret, E., Anderson, G. M., & Herbison, A. E. (2009). RFamide-related peptide-3, a mammalian gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone ortholog, regulates gonadotropin-releasing hormone neuron firing in the mouse. Endocrinology, 150(6), 2799-2804. doi: 10.1210/en.2008-1623

Clarkson, J., d'Anglemont de Tassigny, X., Colledge, W. H., Caraty, A., & Herbison, A. E. (2009). Distribution of kisspeptin neurones in the adult female mouse brain. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 21(8), 673-682. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2826.2009.01892.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

Herbison, A. E. (2009). Rapid actions of oestrogen on gonadotropin-releasing hormone neurons: From fantasy to physiology? Journal of Physiology, 587(21), 5025-5030. doi: 10.1113/jphysiol.2009.179838

Liu, X., & Herbison, A. E. (2008). Small-conductance calcium-activated potassium channels control excitability and firing dynamics in Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone (GnRH) neurons. Endocrinology, 149(7), 3598-3604.

Romanò, N., Lee, K., Ábrahám, I. M., Jasoni, C. L., & Herbison, A. E. (2008). Nonclassical estrogen modulation of presynaptic GABA terminals modulates calcium dynamics in gonadotropin-releasing hormone neurons. Endocrinology, 149(11), 5335-5344. doi: 10.1210/en.2008-0424

Clarkson, J., d'Anglemont de Tassigny, X., Santos Moreno, A., Colledge, W. H., & Herbison, A. E. (2008). Kisspeptin-GPR54 signaling is essential for preovulatory gonadotropin-releasing hormone neuron activation and the luteinizing hormone surge. Journal of Neuroscience, 28(35), 8691-8697. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1775-08.2008

Han, S.-K., & Herbison, A. E. (2008). Norepinephrine suppresses gonadotropin-releasing hormone neuron excitability in the adult mouse. Endocrinology, 149(3), 1129-1135.

Roberts, C. B., Campbell, R. E., Herbison, A. E., & Suter, K. J. (2008). Dendritic action potential initiation in hypothalamic gonadotropin-releasing hormone neurons. Endocrinology, 149(7), 3355-3360.

Herbison, A. E. (2008). Estrogen positive feedback to gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) neurons in the rodent: The case for the rostral periventricular area of the third ventricle (RP3V). Brain Research Reviews, 57(2), 277-287.

Herbison, A. E., Porteous, R., Pape, J.-R., Mora, J. M., & Hurst, P. R. (2008). Gonadotropin-releasing hormone neuron requirements for puberty, ovulation, and fertility. Endocrinology, 149(2), 597-604. doi: 10.1210/en.2007-1139

Liu, X., Lee, K., & Herbison, A. E. (2008). Kisspeptin excites gonadotropin-releasing hormone neurons through a phospholipase C/calcium-dependent pathway regulating multiple ion channels. Endocrinology, 149(9), 4605-4614.

Campbell, R. E., & Herbison, A. E. (2007). Definition of brainstem afferents to gonadotropin-releasing hormone neurons in the mouse using conditional viral tract tracing. Endocrinology, 148(12), 5884-5890.

Herbison, A. E. (2007). Genetics of puberty. Hormone Research, 68(Suppl. 5), 75-79.

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.

Jasoni, C. L., Todman, M. G., Strumia, M. M., & Herbison, A. E. (2007). Cell type-specific expression of a genetically encoded calcium indicator reveals intrinsic calcium oscillations in adult gonadotropin-releasing hormone neurons. Journal of Neuroscience, 27(4), 860-867.

Clarkson, J., & Herbison, A. E. (2006). Postnatal development of kisspeptin neurons in mouse hypothalamus: Sexual dimorphism and projections to gonadotropin-releasing hormone neurons. Endocrinology, 147(12), 5817-5825.

Wintermantel, T. M., Campbell, R. E., Porteous, R., Bock, D., Gröne, H.-J., Todman, M. G., … Herbison, A. E. (2006). Definition of estrogen receptor pathway critical for estrogen positive feedback to gonadotropin-releasing hormone neurons and fertility. Neuron, 52, 271-280.

Clarkson, J., & Herbison, A. E. (2006). Development of GABA and glutamate signaling at the GnRH neuron in relation to puberty. Molecular & Cellular Endocrinology, 254-255, 32-38.

Cottrell, E. C., Campbell, R. E., Han, S.-K., & Herbison, A. E. (2006). Postnatal remodeling of dendritic structure and spine density in gonadotropin-releasing hormone neurons. Endocrinology, 147(8), 3652-3661.

Jasoni, C. L., Todman, M. G., Han, S.-K., & Herbison, A. E. (2005). Expression of mRNAs encoding receptors that mediate stress signals in gonadotropin-releasing hormone neurons of the mouse. Neuroendocrinology, 82, 320-328.

Gamble, J. A., Karunadasa, D. K., Pape, J.-R. R., Skynner, M. J., Todman, M. G., Bicknell, R. J., … Herbison, A. E. (2005). Disruption of ephrin signaling associates with disordered axophilic migration of the gonadotropin-releasing hormone neurons. Journal of Neuroscience, 25(12), 3142-3150.

Ábrahám, I. M., & Herbison, A. E. (2005). Major sex differences in non-genomic estrogen actions on intracellular signaling in mouse brain in vivo. Neuroscience, 131, 945-951.

Han, S.-K., Gottsch, M. L., Lee, K. J., Popa, S. M., Smith, J. T., Jakawich, S. K., … Herbison, A. E. (2005). Activation of gonadotropin-releasing hormone neurons by kisspeptin as a neuroendocrine switch for the onset of puberty. Journal of Neuroscience, 25(49), 11349-11356. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3328-05.2005

Todman, M. G., Han, S.-K., & Herbison, A. E. (2005). Profiling neurotransmitter receptor expression in mouse gonadotropin-releasing hormone neurons using green fluorescent protein-promoter transgenics and microarrays. Neuroscience, 132, 703-712.

Campbell, R. E., Han, S.-K., & Herbison, A. E. (2005). Biocytin filling of adult gonadotropin-releasing hormone neurons in situ reveals extensive, spiny, dendritic processes. Endocrinology, 146(3), 1163-1169.

Ábrahám, I. M., Todman, M. G., Korach, K. S., & Herbison, A. E. (2004). Critical in vivo roles for classical estrogen receptors in rapid estrogen actions on intracellular signaling in mouse brain. Endocrinology, 145(7), 3055-3061.

Han, S.-K., Todman, M. G., & Herbison, A. E. (2004). Endogenous GABA release inhibits the firing of adult gonadotropin-releasing hormone neurons. Endocrinology, 145(2), 495-499.

Thanky, N. R., Slater, R., & Herbison, A. E. (2003). Sex differences in estrogen-dependent transcription of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) gene revealed in GnRH transgenic mice. Endocrinology, 144(8), 3351-3358.

Abraham, I., Han, S.-K., Todman, M. G., Korach, K. S., & Herbison, A. E. (2003). Estrogen receptor β mediates rapid estrogen actions on gonadotropin-releasing hormone neurons In Vivo. Journal of Neuroscience, 23(13), 5771-5777.

Dorling, A. A., Todman, M. G., Korach, K. S., & Herbison, A. E. (2003). Critical role for estrogen receptor alpha in negative feedback regulation of gonadotropin-releasing hormone mRNA expression in the female mouse. Neuroendocrinology, 78, 204-209.

Goubillon, M. L., Caraty, A., & Herbison, A. E. (2002). Evidence in favour of a direct input from the ventromedial nucleus to the gonadtropin-releasing hormone neurones in the ewe: An anterograde tracing study. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 14, 95-100.

Spratt, D. P., & Herbison, A. E. (2002). Projections of the sexually dimorphic CGRP neurons of the preoptic area determined by retrograde tracing in the female rat. Journal of Complementary Neurology, 445, 336-346.

Simonian, S. X., Gill, G. E., Luscher, B., Pannell, C., & Herbison, A. E. (2002). Hypothalamic somatostatin and growth hormone-releasing hormone mRNA expression depend upon GABA receptor signaling in the developing mouse. Neuroendocrinology, 76, 93-98.

Han, S.-K., Abraham, I. M., & Herbison, A. E. (2002). Effect of GABA upon GnRH neurons switches from depolarization to hyperpolarization at puberty in the female mouse. Endocrinology, 143(4), 1459-1466.

Han, S.-K., Abraham, I., & Herbison, A. E. (2002). Effect of GABA upon GnRH neurons switches from depolarization to hyperpolarization at puberty in the mouse. Endocrinology, 143, 1459-1466.

Thanky, N. R., Son, J., & Herbison, A. E. (2002). Sex differences in the regulation of tyrosine hydroxylase gene transcription by estrogen in the locus coeruleus of TH9-LacZ transgenic mice. Molecular Brain Research, 104, 220-226.

Herbison, A. E., & Pape, J. R. (2001). New evidence for estrogen receptors in gonadotropin-releasing hormone neurons. Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology, 22, 292-308.

Pape, J. R., Skynner, M. J., Sim, J. A., & Herbison, A. E. (2001). Profiling GABAA receptor subunit mRNA expression in postnatal GnRH neurons of the male mouse with single cell RT-PCR. Neuroendocrinology, 74, 300-308.

Herbison, A. E., Pape, J. R., Simonian, S. X., Skynner, M. J., & Sim, J. A. (2001). Molecular and cellular properties of GnRH neurons revealed through transgenics in the mouse. Molecular & Cellular Endocrinology, 185, 185-194.

Sim, J. A., Skynner, M. J., & Herbison, A. E. (2001). Direct regulation of postnatal GnRH neurons by the progesterone derivative allopregnanolone in the mouse. Endocrinology, 142, 4448-4453.

Simonian, S. X., & Herbison, A. E. (2001). Differing, spatially restricted roles of ionotropic glutamate receptors in regulating the migration of GnRH neurons during embryogenesis. Journal of Neuroscience, 21, 934-943.

Spratt, D. P., & Herbison, A. E. (2001). Sexually dimorphic effects of testerone on preoptic area CGRP mRNA expression depend upon neuron location and differential estrogen and androgen receptor activation. Endocrinology, 14, 3397-3404.

Sim, J. A., Skynner, M. J., & Herbison, A. E. (2001). Heterogeneity in basic membrane properties of postnatal GnRH neurons in the mouse. Journal of Neuroscience, 21, 1067-1075.

Simonian, S. X., & Herbison, A. E. (2001). Regulation of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) gene expression during GnRH neuron migration in the mouse. Neuroendocrinology, 73, 149-156.

Sim, J. A., Skynner, M. J., Pape, J. R., & Herbison, A. E. (2000). Late postnatal reshaping of GABAA receptor signaling in native GnRH neurons. European Journal of Neuroscience, 12, 3497-3504.

Goubillon, M. L., Forsdike, R. A., Robinson, J. E., Ciofi, P., Caraty, A., & Herbison, A. E. (2000). Identification of neurokinin B-expressing neurons as an highly estrogen-receptive sexually dimorphic cell group in the ovine arcuate nucleus. Endocrinology, 141, 4218-4225.

Brussard, A. B., & Herbison, A. E. (2000). Long-term plasticity of postsynaptic GABAA receptor function in the adult brain: Insights from the oxytocin neurone. Trends in Neurosciences, 23, 190-195.

Fenelon, V. S., & Herbison, A. E. (2000). Progesterone regulation of GABAA receptor plasticity in adult rat supraoptic nucleus. European Journal of Neuroscience, 12, 1617-1623.

Simonian, S. X., Skynner, M. J., Sieghart, W., Essrich, C., Luscher, B., & Herbison, A. E. (2000). Role of the GABAA receptor γ2 subunit in the development of the gonadotropin-releasing hormone neurons in vivo. European Journal of Neuroscience, 12, 3488-3496.

Murray, H. E., Rantle, C. M., Simonian, S. X., DonCarlos, L. L., Herbison, A. E., & Gillies, G. E. (1999). Sexually dimorphic ontogeny of GABAergic influences on periventricular neurones. Neuroendocrinology, 70, 384-391.

Goubillon, M. L., Delaleu, B., Tillet, Y., Caraty, A., & Herbison, A. E. (1999). Localization of estrogen-receptive neurons projecting to the GnRH neuron-containing rostral preoptic area of the ewe. Neuroendocrinology, 70, 228-236.

Skynner, M. J., Slater, R., Sim, J. A., Allen, N. D., & Herbison, A. E. (1999). Promoter transgenics reveal multiple GnRH-1-expressing cell populations of different embryological origin in mouse brain. Journal of Neuroscience, 19, 5955-5966.

Simonian, S. X., Spratt, D. P., & Herbison, A. E. (1999). Identification and characterization of estrogen receptor alpha-containing neurons projecting to the vacinity of the GnRH perikarya in the rostral preoptic area of the rat. Journal of Complementary Neurology, 411, 346-358.

Haywood, S. A., Simonian, S. X., van der Beek, E. M., Bicknell, R. J., & Herbison, A. E. (1999). Fluctuating estrogen and progesterone receptor expression in brainstem norepinephrine neurons through the rat estrous cycle. Endocrinology, 140, 3255-3263.

Davis, A. M., Ward, S. C., Selmanoff, M., Herbison, A. E., & McCarthy, M. M. (1999). Developmental sex differences in amino acid neurotransmitter levels in hypothalamic and limbic areas of rat brain. Neuroscience, 90, 1471-1482.

Murray, H. E., Simonian, S. X., Herbison, A. E., & Gillies, G. E. (1999). Correlation of hypothalamic somatostatin mRNA expression and peptide content with secretion: Sexual dimorphism and differential regulation of gonadal factors. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 11, 27-33.

Skynner, M. J., Sim, J. A., & Herbison, A. E. (1999). Detection of estrogen receptor α and β messenger ribonucleic acids in adult gonadotropin-releasing hormone neurons. Endocrinology, 140, 5195-5201.

Pape, J. R., Skynner, M. J., Allen, N. D., & Herbison, A. E. (1999). Transgenics identify distal 5' and 3' sequences specifying GnRH expression in adult mice. Molecular Endocrinology, 13, 2203-2211.

Murray, H. E., Simonian, S. X., Herbison, A. E., & Gillies, G. E. (1999). Ontology and sexual differentiation of somatostatin biosynthesis and secretion in hypothalamic periventricular neurones. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 11, 35-42.

Harris, T. G., Robinson, J. E., Evans, N. P., Skinner, D. C., & Herbison, A. E. (1998). GnRH mRNA expression changes prior to the onset of the estradiol-induced LH surge in the ewe. Endocrinology, 139, 57-64.

Caraty, A., Fabre-Nys, C., Delaleu, B., Locatelli, A., Brunneau, G., Karsch, F. J., & Herbison, A. E. (1998). The mediobasal hypothalamus is the primary site of action of estradiol in inducing the preovulatory GnRH surge in the ewe. Endocrinology, 139, 1752-1760.

Simonian, S. X., Delaleu, B., Caraty, A., & Herbison, A. E. (1998). Estrogen receptor expression in brainstem noradrenergic neurons of sheep. Neuroendocrinology, 67, 392-402.

Simonian, S. X., Murray, H. E., Gillies, G. E., & Herbison, A. E. (1998). Estrogen-dependent ontogeny of sex differences in somatostatin neurons of hypothalamic periventricular nucleus. Endocrinology, 139, 1420-1428.

Herbison, A. E. (1998). Multimodal influence of estrogen on gonadotrophin-releasing hormone neurons. Endocrine Reviews, 19, 302-330.

Voisin, D. L., Simonian, S. X., & Herbison, A. E. (1997). Identification of estrogen receptor-containing neurons projecting to the rat supraoptic nucleus. Neuroscience, 78, 215-228.

Brussaard, A. B., Kits, K. S., Baker, R. E., . . ., & Herbison, A. E. (1997). Plasticity in fast synaptic inhibition of adult oxytocin neurons by switch in GABAA receptor subunit expression. Neuron, 19, 1103-1114.

Herbison, A. E., Voisin, D. L., Douglas, A., & Chapman, C. (1997). Profile of monoamine and excitatory amino acid release in rat supraoptic nucleus over parturition. Endocrinology, 138, 33-40.

Herbison, A. E. (1997). Noradrenargic regulation of cyclic GnRH secretion. Reviews of Reproduction, 2, 1-6.

Herbison, A. E. (1997). Estrogen regulation of GABA transmission in rat propetic area. Brain Research Bulletin, 44, 319-326.

Skinner, D. C., & Herbison, A. E. (1997). Effects of photoperiod on estrogen receptor, tyrosine hydroxylase, neuropeptide Y, and β-endorphin immunoreactivity in the ewe hypothalamus. Endocrinology, 138, 2585-2595.

Simonian, S. X., & Herbison, A. E. (1997). Differential expression of estrogen receptor and neuropeptide Y by brainstem A1 an A2 noradrenaline neurons. Neuroscience, 76, 517-1529.

Simonian, S. X., & Herbison, A. E. (1997). Differential expression of estrogen receptor α and β immunoreactivity by oxytocin neurones of rat paraventricular nucleus. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 9, 803-806.

Luckman, S. M., Huckett, R. J., Bicknell, R. J., Voisin, D. L., & Herbison, A. E. (1997). Upregulation of nitroc oxide synthase mRNA in an integrated forebrain circuit involving oxytocin secretion. Neuroscience, 77, 37-48.

Spratt, D. P., & Herbison, A. E. (1997). Regulation of preoptic area gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH) mRNA expression by gonodal steroids in the long-term gonadectomized male rat. Molecular Brain Research, 47, 125-133.

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Journal - Research Other

Panzica, G. C., Balthazart, J., Frye, C. A., Garcia-Segura, L. M., Herbison, A. E., Mensah-Nyagan, A. G., … Melcangi, R. C. (2012). Milestones on steroids and the nervous system: 10 years of basic and translational research. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 24(1), 1-15. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2826.2011.02265.x

Herbison, A. E. (2011). Journal of Neuroendocrinology impact factor reaches 4.65! Who cares? [Editorial]. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 23(10), 861-862. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2826.2011.02201.x

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Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Lehman, M. N., Coolen, L. M., Steiner, R. A., Neal-Perry, G., Wang, L., Moenter, S. M., … Clarkson, J., … Herbison, A. E. (2018). The 3rd World Conference on Kisspeptin, "Kisspeptin 2017: Brain and Beyond": Unresolved questions, challenges and future directions for the field. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 30(5), e12600. doi: 10.1111/jne.12600

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Herbison, A. E. (2002). Electrical properties of postnatal GnRH neurons in the mouse and their regulation by gonadal steroids. In R. J. Handa, S. Hayashi, E. Terasawa & M. Kawata (Eds.), Neuroplasticity, Development, and Steroid hormone action. (pp. 177-190). Boca Raton: CRC Press. [Full Paper]

Herbison, A. E. (2001). Physiological roles for the neurosteroid allopregnanonole in regulating neuronal functioning during pregnancy and parturition. Progress in Brain Research. 133, (pp. 39-47). [Full Paper]

Herbison, A. E., Thanky, N. R., & Simonian, S. X. (2000). Estrogen modulation of norepinephrine transmission. Neuronal and Cognitive Effects of Oestrogens. Proceedings of the Novartis Foundation Symposium. (pp. 74-93). Chichester: Wiley. [Full Paper]

Herbison, A. E., Skynner, M. J., & Sim, J. A. (2000). GABAA receptor regulation of mouse GnRH neurons over puberty. The Onset of Puberty in Perspectives. Proceedings of Excerpta Medica International Congress 1202. (pp. 145-155). Amsterdam: Elsevier. [Full Paper]

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Silva, M., Hessler, S., Prescott, M., Herbison, A. E., & Campbell, R. E. (2018). Selective activation of arcuate nucleus GABA neurons promotes luteinizing hormone secretion in mice. Proceedings of the 9th International Congress of Neuroendocrinology (ICN). (pp. 140). Retrieved from http://www.icn2018.org/

Clarkson, J., Han, S. Y., & Herbison, A. E. (2018). in vivo population activity of RP3V kisspeptin neurons across the mouse estrous cycle. Proceedings of the 9th International Congress of Neuroendocrinology (ICN). (pp. 129). Retrieved from http://www.icn2018.org/

McQuillan, H. J., Han, S. Y., Clarkson, J., Kane, G. M., Porteous, R. W., & Herbison, A. E. (2018). GnRH pulse generator activity across the estrous cycle in female mice. Proceedings of the 9th International Congress of Neuroendocrinology (ICN). (pp. 127-128). Retrieved from http://www.icn2018.org/

Herbison, A. E. (2018). Hypothalamic pulse generation for fertility. Proceedings of the 9th International Congress of Neuroendocrinology (ICN). (pp. 5). Retrieved from http://www.icn2018.org/

Han, S. Y., Kane, G. M., & Herbison, A. E. (2018). Analysis of GnRH generator activity in intact male mice. Proceedings of the 9th International Congress of Neuroendocrinology (ICN). (pp. 128). 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

Clarkson, J., Han, S. Y., Piet, R., Porteous, R., McLennan, T., Colledge, W. H., & Herbison, A. E. (2017). The role of arcuate nucleus kisspeptin neurons in the generation of luteinising hormone pulses. Endocrine Reviews, 38(3, Suppl.), OR16-1. Retrieved from https://www.endocrine.org

Kalil, B., McLennan, T., Piet, R., & Herbison, A. E. (2016). Role of rostral periventricular area of the third ventricle (RP3V) GABAergic neurons in generating the preovulatory luteinizing hormone surge in female mouse. Proceedings of the Society for Neuroscience 46th Annual Meeting. 339.01/TT7. SfN. Retrieved from https://www.sfn.org/

Czieselsky, K., & Herbison, A. E. (2015). Mapping the GnRH neuronal network in optically transparent brains. Proceedings of the 27th National Conference on Microscopy. Retrieved from http://microscopy2015.otago.ac.nz/index.html

Liu, X., Campos, P., & Herbison, A. (2015). Optogenetic activation of rat GnRH neurons. In B. Leitch (Ed.), Proceedings of the 33rd International Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research. (pp. 28). AWCBR. Retrieved from http://www.otago.ac.nz/awcbr

Piet, R., Fraissenon, A., Boehm, U., & Herbison, A. E. (2015). Mouse preoptic kisspeptin neurons integrate estrogen feedback and vasopressin signaling in female mice: Implications for the generation of the preovulatory gonadotropin releasing hormone surge. Proceedings of the 11th World Congress on Neurohypophysial Hormones (WCNH). (pp. 37-38). Retrieved from http://wcnh.otago.ac.nz/index.html

Piet, R., Dunckley, H., Lee, K., & Herbison, A. E. (2015). Vasoactive intestinal peptide excites gonadotropin releasing hormone neurons in male mice. Proceedings of the Society for Neuroscience 45th Annual Meeting. 431.07/W28. SfN. Retrieved from https://www.sfn.org/

McLennan, T., Czieselsky, K., Han, S. Y., & Herbison, A. E. (2014). An in vivo investigation into the regulation of luteinizing hormone secretion by arcuate GABAergic neurons. Proceedings of the Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci). (pp. 36). Retrieved from http://www.physoc.org.nz/meetings/archive/medsci-2014-abstracts

Liu, X., & Herbison, A. E. (2014). Neurotransmitter regulation of GnRH neurons in the adult Kiss1r knockout mice. Proceedings of the Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci). (pp. 30). Retrieved from http://www.physoc.org.nz/meetings/archive/medsci-2014-abstracts

Hsu, P., Herbison, A., & Iremonger, K. (2014). Impact of chronic stress on the dendritic structure of GnRH neurons in the mouse. Proceedings of the Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci). (pp. 38). Retrieved from http://www.physoc.org.nz/meetings/archive/medsci-2014-abstracts

Liu, X., & Herbison, A. E. (2014). Kisspeptin regulation of arcuate neuron excitability in a Gpr54-independant manner. Proceedings of the 8th International Congress of Neuroendocrinology (ICN) including the 18th Annual Meeting of the Society for Behavioural Neuroendocrinology. 76. Retrieved from http://icn-2014.p.asnevents.com.au

Manfredi-Lozano, M., Roa, J., Ruiz-Pino, F., Zamora, A., Leon, S., García-Galiano, D., … Herbison, A. E., … Tena-Sempere, M. (2014). Essential role of α-MSH signaling in mediating the permissive effects of leptin on puberty onset and its interplay with kisspeptin pathways. Endocrine Reviews, 35(3, Suppl.), SUN-0646. Retrieved from http://press.endocrine.org/series/endo-meetings

Iremonger, K. J., & Herbison, A. E. (2014). Regulation of GnRH neuron nerve terminal excitability. In B. Leitch & J. Shemmell (Eds.), Proceedings of the 32nd International Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research. 32, (pp. 27). AWCBR. Retrieved from https://web.psy.otago.ac.nz/awcbr/proceedings.html

Piet, R., & Herbison, A. E. (2014). Estrogen gates responses to vasopressin in preoptic kisspeptin neurons. Proceedings of the Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci). (pp. 5). Retrieved from http://www.physoc.org.nz/meetings/archive/medsci-2014-abstracts

Clarkson, J., Busby, E. R., Sherwood, N. M., & Herbison, A. E. (2014). Sexual differentiation of the kisspeptin system. Proceedings of the Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci). (pp. 9). Retrieved from http://www.physoc.org.nz/meetings/archive/medsci-2014-abstracts

Campos, P., Herbison, A., & Hyland, B. (2014). Optogenetic activation of gonadotropin-releasing hormone neurons reveals minimal requirements for pulsatile luteinising hormore secretion. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1404). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Campos, P., Hyland, B., & Herbison, A. E. (2014). Optogenetic activation of mouse GnRH neurons in vivo. Proceedings of the Society for Neuroscience 44th Annual Meeting. SfN. Retrieved from http://www.sfn.org/annual-meeting/neuroscience-2014/abstracts

Han, S., Czieselsky, K., & Herbison, A. (2014). Optogenetic control of arcuate kisspeptin neurons in vivo. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1398). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Campos, P., Hyland, B., & Herbison, A. (2014). Optogenetic activation of mouse GnRH neurons in vivo. Proceedings of the Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci). (pp. 16). Retrieved from http://www.physoc.org.nz/meetings/archive/medsci-2014-abstracts

Iremonger, K. J., & Herbison, A. E. (2013). Using genetically encoded calcium indicators to study the excitability of neurosecretory nerve terminals. In B. Leitch & J. Shemmell (Eds.), Proceedings of the 31st International Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research. 31, (pp. 38). AWCBR. Retrieved from http://psy.otago.ac.nz/awcbr/Abstracts/Abstracts2013copy.html

Campos, P., Hyland, B. I., & Herbison, A. E. (2013). Channelrhodopsin activation of mouse GnRH neurons in vitro. Proceedings of the Society for Neuroscience 43rd Annual Meeting. SfN. Retrieved from http://www.sfn.org/annual-meeting/neuroscience-2013/abstracts-and-sessions

Piet, R., & Herbison, A. E. (2013). Estrous cycle plasticity in hyperpolarization-activated current is mediated by 17β-estradiol in preoptic kisspeptin neurons. In B. Leitch & J. Shemmell (Eds.), Proceedings of the 31st International Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research. 31, (pp. 38). AWCBR. Retrieved from http://psy.otago.ac.nz/awcbr/Abstracts/Abstracts2013copy.html

de Croft, S., Boehm, U., & Herbison, A. E. (2013). Searching for interconnections between arcuate kisspeptin neurons in the male mouse. Proceedings of the Society for Neuroscience 43rd Annual Meeting. SfN. Retrieved from http://www.sfn.org/annual-meeting/neuroscience-2013/abstracts-and-sessions

Herbison, A. (2012). Neural control of fertility: Spotlight on kisspeptin. Proceedings of the Centre for Reproduction and Genomics 4th Annual Research Colloquium. (pp. 10). Retrieved from http://www.otago.ac.nz/crg/news/colloquium/

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/

Piet, R., de Croft, S., Boehm, U., & Herbison, A. E. (2012). Spontaneous firing of kisspeptin neurons in the female mouse hypothalamus. Proceedings of the Society for Neuroscience 42nd Annual Meeting. SfN. Retrieved from http://www.sfn.org/index.aspx?pagename=abstracts_am2012

Iremonger, K., Herde, M., Constantin, S., & Herbison, A. (2012). The dendron: A long-range neuronal projection with shared dendritic and axonal function. Proceedings of the Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci). (pp. 35-36). Retrieved from http://www.medscinz.co.nz/QRW2012%20MedSci%20Abstracts.pdf

Clarkson, J., Busby, E. R., Sherwood, N. M., & Herbison, A. E. (2012). GnRH and kisspeptin-Gpr54 signaling are required to establish the sexually dimorphic brain of mice. Proceedings of the Society for Neuroscience 42nd Annual Meeting. SfN. Retrieved from http://www.sfn.org/index.aspx?pagename=abstracts_am2012

Iremonger, K. J., Herde, M. K., Constantin, S., & Herbison, A. E. (2012). GnRH neurons project long-range dendrites to the median eminence to control neurosecretion. Proceedings of the Society for Neuroscience 42nd Annual Meeting. SfN. Retrieved from http://www.sfn.org/index.aspx?pagename=abstracts_am2012

Cheong, R. Y., Porteous, R., Ábrahám, I. M., & Herbison, A. E. (2012). Critical role of estrogen receptor alpha but not beta in mediating estrogen negative feedback using conditional promoter transgenics. Proceedings of the Society for Neuroscience 42nd Annual Meeting. SfN. Retrieved from http://www.sfn.org/index.aspx?pagename=abstracts_am2012

Kwakowsky, A., Herbison, A. E., & Ábrahám, I. M. (2011). The role of CREB in estrogen negative feedback on GnRH neurons. In B. Leitch (Ed.), Proceedings of the 29th International Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research. 29, 5.17. AWCBR. Retrieved from http://psy.otago.ac.nz/awcbr/abstracts/abstracts2011.html

Yeo, S., & Herbison, A. (2011). Neuroanatomical projections of arcuate nucleus kisspeptin neurons. New Zealand Medical Journal, 124(1344). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/124-1344/4919/content.pdf

Piet, R., Stringer, S., Boehm, U., & Herbison, A. E. (2011). Electrical activity of two populations of kisspeptin neurons in the female mouse hypothalamus. In B. Leitch (Ed.), Proceedings of the 29th International Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research. 29, 4.3. AWCBR. Retrieved from http://psy.otago.ac.nz/awcbr/abstracts/abstracts2011.html

Iremonger, K., & Herbison, A. E. (2011). Exploring dendritic physiology with combined imaging and electrophysiology. In B. Leitch (Ed.), Proceedings of the 29th International Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research. 29, 9.4. AWCBR. Retrieved from http://psy.otago.ac.nz/awcbr/abstracts/abstracts2011.html

Constantin, S., Piet, R., & Herbison, A. E. (2011). A new brain preparation to help understand the neuronal control of GnRH neurons. In B. Leitch (Ed.), Proceedings of the 29th International Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research. 29, 5.16. AWCBR. Retrieved from http://psy.otago.ac.nz/awcbr/abstracts/abstracts2011.html

Stringer, S., Porteous, R., Boehm, U., & Herbison, A. E. (2011). Expression of GFP in kisspeptin neurons in a novel transgenic mouse line. In B. Leitch (Ed.), Proceedings of the 29th International Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research. 29, 5.20. AWCBR. Retrieved from http://psy.otago.ac.nz/awcbr/abstracts/abstracts2011.html

Kwakowsky, A., Herbison, A. E., & Abraham, I. M. (2011). The role of CREB in estrogen negative feedback on GnRH neurons. Proceedings of the Society for Neuroscience 41st Annual Meeting. SfN. Retrieved from http://www.sfn.org/am2011/index.aspx?pagename=abstracts_main

Porteous, R., & Herbison, A. (2011). Kisspeptin neurons in the rostral periventricular area co-express galanin and met-enkephalin. In B. Leitch (Ed.), Proceedings of the 29th International Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research. 29, 4.5. AWCBR. Retrieved from http://psy.otago.ac.nz/awcbr/abstracts/abstracts2011.html

Liu, X., & Herbison, A. E. (2011). Dopamine inhibits GnRH neurons via D1- and/or D2-like receptors in mouse. In B. Leitch (Ed.), Proceedings of the 29th International Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research. 29, 5.18. AWCBR. Retrieved from http://psy.otago.ac.nz/awcbr/abstracts/abstracts2011.html

Clarkson, J., Campos, P., Kirilov, M., Schutz, G., & Herbison, A. E. (2011). Gpr54 in GnRH neurons is required for puberty and fertility in mice. In B. Leitch (Ed.), Proceedings of the 29th International Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research. 29, 4.1. AWCBR. Retrieved from http://psy.otago.ac.nz/awcbr/abstracts/abstracts2011.html

Iremonger, K. J., & Herbison, A. E. (2010). Back-propagating action potentials evoke faithful calcium transients in the dendrites of GnRH neurons. Proceedings of the Society for Neuroscience 40th Annual Meeting. SfN. Retrieved from http://www.abstractsonline.com/Plan/SSResults.aspx

Herbison, A. E., Liu, X., Ducret, E., & Petersen, S. (2010). Regulation of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) neuron excitability by anteroventral periventricular nucleus (AVPV) neurons. Proceedings of the Society for Neuroscience 40th Annual Meeting. SfN. Retrieved from http://www.abstractsonline.com/Plan/SSResults.aspx

Cheong, R. Y., Herbison, A. E., & Abraham, I. M. (2009). Mechanism of rapid estrogen induced activation of ERK1/2 in GnRH neurons. Proceedings of the Society for Neuroscience 39th Annual Meeting. SfN. Retrieved from http://www.abstractsonline.com/plan/AdvancedSearch.aspx

Lee, K., & Herbison, A. E. (2009). Regulation of GnRH neuron burst firing by intracellular calcium oscillations. Proceedings of the Society for Neuroscience 39th Annual Meeting. SfN. Retrieved from http://www.abstractsonline.com/plan/AdvancedSearch.aspx

Kirilov, Jr, M., Porteous, R., Chai, M., Parkitna, J., Wintermantel, T., Herbison, A., & Schütz, G. (2009). Complete rescue of gonadal steroid-dependent fertility by GnRH neuron-selective expression of the kisspeptin receptor GPR54. Proceedings of the Society for Neuroscience 39th Annual Meeting. SfN. Retrieved from http://www.abstractsonline.com/plan/AdvancedSearch.aspx

Lee, K., Duan, W., Sneyd, J., & Herbison, A. E. (2009). Relationship between calcium oscillation and burst firing in GnRH neurons. Proceedings of the ComBio2009 Conference. [CD-ROM] [Abstract]

Herbison, A. E., Gaidamaka, G., Han, S.-K., & Campbell, R. (2009). Dendro-dendritic bundling and shared synapses between GnRH neurons. Proceedings of the Society for Neuroscience 39th Annual Meeting. SfN. Retrieved from http://www.abstractsonline.com/plan/AdvancedSearch.aspx

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

Constantin, S. S., Jasoni, C., Wadas, B., & Herbison, A. E. (2009). Amino acid regulation of intracellular calcium levels in GnRH neurons. Proceedings of the Society for Neuroscience 39th Annual Meeting. SfN. Retrieved from http://www.abstractsonline.com/plan/AdvancedSearch.aspx

Campbell, R. E., Gaidamaka, G., Han, S.-K., & Herbison, A. E. (2009). Dendro-dendritic bundling and shared synapses between GnRH neurons. Proceedings of the ComBio2009 Conference. [CD-ROM] [Abstract]

Liu, X., & Herbison, A. E. (2009). Synaptic inputs from the anteroventral periventricular nucleus modify the activity of gonadotropin-releasing hormone neurons. Proceedings of the ComBio2009 Conference. [CD-ROM] [Abstract]

Cheong, R., Herbison, A., & Abraham, I. (2009). Estrogen induces rapid extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 phosphorylation in gonadotropin-releasing hormone neurons in vivo. New Zealand Medical Journal, 122(1293). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/122-1293/3572/content.pdf

Herbison, A. (2008). Kisspeptin: A key player in the control of GnRH neurons and ovulation. Biology of Reproduction. 78(Sp. Iss. S1), (pp. 280-281). [Abstract]

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

Igelstrom, K. M., Herbison, A. E., & Hyland, B. I. (2008). Selective induction of c-Fos expression in superior colliculus, paraventricular thalamus and septum during early stage learning of cue-reward association. Proceedings of the Society for Neuroscience 38th Annual Meeting. SfN. Retrieved from http://www.abstractsonline.com/plan/AdvancedSearch.aspx

Clarkson, J., Boon, W. C., Simpson, E. R., & Herbison, A. E. (2008). Estrogen activation of kisspeptin expression in the RP3V during development. Proceedings of the Society for Neuroscience 38th Annual Meeting. SfN. Retrieved from http://www.abstractsonline.com/plan/AdvancedSearch.aspx

Herbison, A. (2007). Minimal requirements for fertility: How many GnRH neurons do you really need? Biology of Reproduction. 77(Suppl. 1), (pp. 66-67). [Abstract]

Clarkson, J., & Herbison, A. E. (2007). Kisspeptin neurons as mediators of estrogen positive feedback in the mouse. Proceedings of the Society for Neuroscience 37th Annual Meeting. SfN. Retrieved from http://www.abstractsonline.com/viewer/SearchResults.asp

Romanò, N., Jasoni, C., & Herbison, A. (2007). Multiple effects of estrogen on intracellular calcium levels in adult gonadotropin-releasing hormone neurons. New Zealand Medical Journal, 120(1262). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/120-1262/2740/content.pdf

Rizwan, M., Porteous, R., Herbison, A., & Anderson, G. (2007). Evidence that RFRP, the mammalian homologue of avian gonadotropin inhibitory hormone, projects outside the blood-brain barrier in rodents. Endocrine Journal. 54(Suppl.), (pp. 185). [Abstract]

Jasoni, C., Wadas, B., & Herbison, A. (2007). Acute calcium responses of postnatal GnRH neurons to GABA and glutamate change with development. Proceedings of the Society for Neuroscience 37th Annual Meeting. SfN. Retrieved from http://www.abstractsonline.com/viewer/SearchResults.asp

Clarkson, J., & Herbison, A. E. (2007). Pubertal development of kisspeptin neurons. Endocrine Journal. 54(Suppl.), (pp. 185). [Abstract]

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