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Kauffman Lab Publications

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

Select Research Publications (beginning with most recent; updated summer 2018)


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.

JA Yang, 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

MC Poling, 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. 

KP Tolson, 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.
                  Highlighted in News and Views section of the journal

AS Kauffman, 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. Biology of Reproduction, 93: 69: 1-12. 2015.  

Poling MC and Kauffman AS. Regulation and Function of RFRP-3 (GnIH) neurons during postnatal development. Frontiers in Endocrinology.​ 2015.

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.

Poling MC, Shieh M, Munaganuru N, Luo E, and AS Kauffman. Examination of the influence of leptin and acute metabolic challenge on RFRP-3 neurons of mice in development and adulthood. Neuroendocrinology, 100: 317-333, 2014.

Hoffmann HM, A Tamrazian, A, H Xie, AS Kauffman, and PL Mellon. Heterozygous Deletion of Ventral Anterior Homeobox (Vax1) Causes Subfertility in Mice. Endocrinology 155:4043-4053, 2014.

Koemeter-Cox A, TW Sherwood, JA Green, RA Steiner, NF Berbari, BK Yoder, AS Kauffman, PC Monsma, A Brown, CC Askwith, and K Mykytyn.  Primary Cilia Enhance Kisspeptin Receptor Signaling on Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone Neurons. PNAS 111: 10335-40. 2014.

Tolson KP, Garcia C, Yen S, Simonds S, Stefanidis A, Lawrence A, Smith JT, and AS Kauffman. Impaired kisspeptin signaling influences obesity, metabolism, and glucose homeostasis. J Clinical Investigation, 124(7): 3075-9, 2014.
                   Featured in Nature Reviews Endocrinology, Research Highlights, Sept. 2014.

AS Kauffman, Y Sun, J Kim, AR Khan, J Shu, and G Neal-Perry. Vasoactive intestinal peptide modulation of the steroid-induced LH surge involves kisspeptin signaling in young but not in middle-aged female rats. Endocrinology, 155: 2222-32, 2014.

Di Giorgio NP, SJ Semaan, J Kim, PV López, B Bettler, C Libertun, VA Lux-Lantos, and AS Kauffman.  Impaired GABAB receptor signaling dramatically upregulates Kiss1 expression selectively in non-hypothalamic brain regions of adult but not prepubertal mice.  Endocrinology, 155(3):1033-44, 2014.

Poling MC, Quennell J, Anderson GM, and Kauffman AS. Kisspeptin neurons do not directly signal to RFRP-3 neurons but RFRP-3 may directly modulate a subset of hypothalamic kisspeptin cells in mice. Journal of Neuroendocrinology 25: 876-886, 2013.

Kim J, Tolson KP, Dhamija S, and Kauffman AS. Developmental GnRH signaling is not required for sexual differentiation of kisspeptin neurons but is needed for maximal Kiss1 gene expression in adult females. Endocrinology, 154: 3273-83, 2013.

Dror T, Franks J, and Kauffman AS.  Analysis of multiple positive feedback paradigms demonstrates a complete absence of LH surges and GnRH activation in mice lacking kisspeptin signaling.  Biology of Reproduction, 88: 146-154, 2013.

Poling MC, Kim J, Dhamija S, and AS Kauffman.  Development, sex steroid regulation, and phenotypic characterization of RFamide-Related Peptide (Rfrp) gene expression and RFamide receptors in the mouse hypothalamus. Endocrinology, 153, 1827-1840, 2012.

Semaan SJ, Dhamija S, Kim J, Ku EC, and AS Kauffman.  Assessment of epigenetic contributions to sexually dimorphic Kiss1 expression in the anteroventral periventricular nucleus of mice. Endocrinology, 153, 1875-1886, 2012. 
                   Highlighted in Endocrine News, Research Briefs, April 2012.

Poling MC and AS Kauffman. Sexually-dimorphic testosterone secretion in prenatal and neonatal mice is independent of kisspeptin-Kiss1r and GnRH signaling. Endocrinology, 153: 782-793, 2012.
                  Highlighted in Endocrine News, Research Briefs, Feb 2012.






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