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Kauffman Lab Publications

(**For a complete list of publications, search "Kauffman AS" on Pubmed)

Select Research Publications from past 5 years (updated Fall 2020; search "Kauffman AS" on Pubmed for a complete list of all articles)

Esparza LA, T Terasaka, MA Lawson, and AS Kauffman. Androgen suppresses in vivo and in vitro LH pulse secretion and neural Kiss1 and Tac2 gene expression in female mice. Endocrinology, 161(12): bqaa191. 2020. [PMCID: PMC7671291] 

Esparza LA, DA Schafer, BS Ho, VG Thackray, and AS Kauffman. Hyperactive LH pulses and elevated kisspeptin and NKB gene expression in the arcuate nucleus of a PCOS mouse model. Endocrinology, 161(4): 1-15, 2020. [PMCID: PMC7341557]

Tolson KP, N Marooki, JP De Bond, E Walenta, SBZ Stephens, RB Liaw, R Savur, A Wolfe, DY Oh, JT Smith, and AS Kauffman. Conditional knockout of kisspeptin signaling in brown adipose tissue increases metabolic rate and body temperature and lowers body weight. FASEB Journal, 34(1): 107-121. 2020. [PMCID: PMC7202476]

Tolson KP, N Marooki, A Wolfe, JT Smith, and AS Kauffman. Cre/lox generation of a novel whole-body Kiss1r KO mouse line recapitulates a hypogonadal, obese, and metabolically-impaired phenotype. Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology, 498: 110559. 2019 [PMCID: PMC6814569]

Stephens SBZ*, N Di Giorgio*, RB Liaw, RA Parra, JA Yang, N Chahal, VA Lux-Lantos, and AS Kauffman. Estradiol-dependent and -independent stimulation of Kiss1 expression in the amygdala, BNST, and lateral septum of mice. Endocrinology. 159: 3389-3402, 2018. [PMCID: PMC6112601]

Yang JA, JK Hughes, RA Parra, KM Volk, and AS Kauffman. Stress rapidly suppresses in vivo LH pulses and increases activation of RFRP-3 neurons in male mice. Journal of Endocrinology, 239: 339-350, 2018. [PMCID: PMC6214202]

Stephens SBZ, N Di Giorgio, RB Liaw, RA Parra, JA Yang, N Chahal, VA Lux-Lantos, and AS Kauffman. Estradiol-dependent and -independent stimulation of Kiss1 expression in the amygdala, BNST, and lateral septum of mice. Endocrinology. [Accepted, In Press] 2018.

Yang JA, CI Song, J Hughes, MJ Kreisman, RA Parra, DJ Haisenleder, AS Kauffman, and KM Breen. Acute psychosocial stress inhibits LH pulsatility and Kiss1 neuronal activation in female mice. Endocrinology. 158: 3716-323, 2017

Poling MC, E Luo, and AS Kauffman. Sex differences in steroid receptor co-expression and circadian-timed activation of kisspeptin and RFRP-3 neurons may contribute to the sexually dimorphic basis of the LH surge. Endocrinology. 158: 3565-3578, 2017.  

Stephens SBZ, ML Rouse, KP Tolson, RB. Liaw, RA Parra, N Chahal, and AS Kauffman. Effects of selective deletion of tyrosine hydroxylase from kisspeptin cells on puberty and reproduction in male and female mice. eNeuro 4(3) e0150-17, 1-12, 2017. 

Tolson KP, C Garcia, I Delgado, N Marooki, and AS Kauffman. Metabolism and energy expenditure, but not feeding or glucose tolerance, are impaired in young Kiss1r KO female mice. Endocrinology, 157: 4192-4199. 2016. 

Stephens SBZ, N Chahal, N Munaganuru, RA Parra, and AS Kauffman. Estrogen stimulation of Kiss1 expression in the medial amygdala involves estrogen receptor α but not estrogen receptor β. Endocrinology, 157:4021-4031. 2016

Luo E, Stephens SBZ, Chiang S, N Munaganuru, AS Kauffman, and KM Breen. Corticosterone blocks ovarian cyclicity and the LH surge via decreased kisspeptin neuron activation in female mice.  Endocrinology  2016.

Stephens SBZ, KP Tolson, ML Rouse, MC Poling, MK Hashimoto-Partyka, PL Mellon, and AS Kauffman. Absent progesterone signaling in kisspeptin neurons disrupts the LH surge and impairs fertility in female mice. Endocrinology, 156: 3091-97. 2015.
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Semaan SJ and AS Kauffman. Daily successive changes in reproductive gene expression and neuronal activation in the brains of pubertal female mice. Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology, 401, 84-97, 2015.

Kauffman AS, VG Thackray, GE Ryan, KP Tolson, CA Glidewell-Kenney, SJ Semaan, MC Poling, N Iwata, KM Breen, AJ Duleba, E Stener-Victorin, S Shimasaki, NJ Webster, and PL Mellon. A novel letrozole model recapitulates both the reproductive and metabolic phenotypes of polycystic ovary syndrome in female mice. Biol Reprod, 93: 69: 1-12. 2015.  

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