Recent Publications from the Nephew Lab

Research Publications Neuroscience


Nephew BC, Febo M, Huang W, Colon-Perez LM, Payne L, Poirier GL, Greene O, King JA 2018. Early life social stress and resting state functional connectivity in postpartum rat anterior cingulate circuits. J Affect Disord. 229: 213-223. books

Hicks-Nelson A, Beamer G, Gurel K, Cooper R, Nephew BC. 2017. Transgenerational social stress alters immune-behavior associations and the response to vaccination. Brain Sci. 7: 7. books

Nephew BC, Carini LM, Sallah S, Cotino C, Alyamani RAS, Pittet F, Bradburn S, Murgatroyd C. 2017. Intergenerational accumulation of impairments in maternal behavior following postnatal social stress. Psychoneuroendocrinology 82: 98-106.  books

Pittet F, Babb JA, Carini L, Nephew BC. 2017. Chronic social instability in adult female rats alters social behavior, maternal aggression and offspring development. Dev Psychobiol. Epub ahead of print.  books

Nephew BC, Huang W, Poirier GL, Payne L, King JA. 2017. Altered neural connectivity in adult female rats exposed to early life social stress. Behav Brain Res. 316: 225-233. books

Murgatroyd CA, Hicks-Nelson A, Fink A, Beamer G, Gurel K, Elnady F, Pittet F, Nephew BC 2016. Effects of Chronic Social Stress and Maternal Intranasal Oxytocin and Vasopressin on Offspring Interferon-γ and Behavior. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne) 7: 155. books

Nephew BC, Pittet F. 2016. Contributions of family social structure to the development of ultrasociality in humans. Behav Brain Sci. 39: e108. books

Murgatroyd CA, Peña CJ, Podda G, Nestler EJ, Nephew BC. 2015. Early life social stress induced changes in depression and anxiety associated neural pathways which are correlated with impaired maternal care. Neuropeptides 52: 103-111. books

Babb JA, Deligiannidis KM, Murgatroyd CA, Nephew BC. 2014. Peripartum depression and anxiety as an integrative cross domain target for psychiatric preventative measures. Behav Brain Res. 276: 32-44. books

Babb JA, Carini LM, Spears SL, Nephew BC. 2014. Multigenerational effects of social stress on social behavior, corticosterone, oxytocin, and prolactin in rats. Horm Behav. 65: 386-393. books

Nephew B, Murgatroyd C. 2013. The role of maternal care in shaping CNS function. Neuropeptides 47: 371-378. books

Carini LM, Nephew BC. 2013. Effects of early life social stress on endocrinology, maternal behavior, and lactation in rats. Horm Behav. 64: 634-641. books

Nephew BC. 2013. What we can learn from second animal neuroscience. Behav Brain Sci.36: 433-434. books

Carini LM, Murgatroyd CA, Nephew BC. 2013. Using chronic social stress to model postpartum depression in lactating rodents. J Vis Exp. 76: e50324. books

Murgatroyd CA, Nephew BC. 2013. Effects of early life social stress on maternal behavior and neuroendocrinology. Pyschoneuroendocrinolology 38: 219-228.  books

Nephew BC, Caffrey MK, Felix-Ortiz AC, Febo M. 2013. Cocaine sensitization increases kyphosis and modulates neural activity in adult nulliparous rats. Brain Sci. 2: 4. books

Coverdill AJ, McCarthy M, Bridges RS, Nephew BC. 2012. Effects of chronic central arginine vasopressin (AVP) on maternal behavior in chronically stressed rat dams. Brain Sci. 2. books

Nephew BC, Febo M. 2010. Effect of cocaine sensitization prior to pregnancy on maternal care and aggression in the rat. Psychopharmacology (Berl) 209: 123-135.  books

Nephew BC, Byrnes EM, Bridges RS. 2010. Vasopressin mediates enhanced offspring protection in multiparous rats. neropharmacology 58: 102-106.  books

Caffrey MK, Nephew BC, Febo M. 2010. Central vasopressin V1a receptors modulate neural processing in mothers facing intruder threat to pups. Neuropharmacology 58: 107-116.  books

Nephew BC, Bridges RS, Lovelock DF, Byrnes EM. 2009. Enhanced maternal aggression and associated changes in neuropeptide gene expression in multiparous rats. Behav Neurosci. 123: 949-957. books

Nephew BC, Caffrey MK, Felix-Ortiz AC, Ferris CF, Febo M. 2009. Blood oxygen level-dependent signal responses in corticolimbic 'emotions' circuitry of lactating rats facing intruder threat to pups. Eur J Neurosci. 30: 934-945. books

Nephew BC, Lovelock DF, Bridges RS. 2008. The progesterone receptor and parental behavior in juvenile rats. Dev Psychobiol. 50: 535-541.  books

Nephew BC, Bridges RS. 2008. Central actions of arginine vasopressin and a V1a receptor antagonist on maternal aggression, maternal behavior, and grooming in lactating rats. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 91: 77-83 books

Nephew BC, Bridges RS. 2008.Arginine vasopressin V1a receptor antagonist impairs maternal memory in rats. Physiol Behav. 95: 182-186  books

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