Dustin J Penn

Summary

Affiliation: Austrian Academy of Sciences
Country: Austria

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The evolutionary roots of our environmental problems: toward a Darwinian ecology
    Dustin J Penn
    Konrad Lorenz Institute of Comparative Ethology, Savoyenstrasse 1a, A 1160, Vienna, Austria
    Q Rev Biol 78:275-301. 2003
  2. pmc Telomere attrition due to infection
    Petteri Ilmonen
    Konrad Lorenz Institute for Ethology, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria
    PLoS ONE 3:e2143. 2008
  3. pmc Female house sparrows "count on" male genes: experimental evidence for MHC-dependent mate preference in birds
    Matteo Griggio
    Konrad Lorenz Institute for Ethology, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria
    BMC Evol Biol 11:44. 2011
  4. pmc Females prefer the scent of outbred males: good-genes-as-heterozygosity?
    Petteri Ilmonen
    Konrad Lorenz Institute for Ethology, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria
    BMC Evol Biol 9:104. 2009
  5. pmc Differential fitness costs of reproduction between the sexes
    Dustin J Penn
    Konrad Lorenz Institute for Ethology, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Savoyenstrasse 1a, A 1160 Vienna, Austria
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:553-8. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Genetic resistance to infection influences a male's sexual attractiveness and modulation of testosterone
    Sarah M Zala
    Konrad Lorenz Institute for Ethology, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Savoyenstr 1a, 1160 Vienna, Austria
    Brain Behav Immun 22:381-7. 2008
  7. pmc Major histocompatibility complex heterozygosity reduces fitness in experimentally infected mice
    Petteri Ilmonen
    Konrad Lorenz Institute for Ethology, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Savoyenstrasse 1a, A 1160 Vienna, Austria
    Genetics 176:2501-8. 2007
  8. pmc Individual and gender fingerprints in human body odour
    Dustin J Penn
    Konrad Lorenz Institute for Ethology, Austrian Academy of Sciences, 1160 Vienna, Austria
    J R Soc Interface 4:331-40. 2007
  9. pmc Stress impacts telomere dynamics
    Alexander Kotrschal
    Konrad Lorenz Institute for Ethology, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Savoyenstrasse 1a, 1160 Vienna, Austria
    Biol Lett 3:128-30. 2007
  10. doi request reprint Freezing urine reduces its efficacy for eliciting ultrasonic vocalizations from male mice
    Frauke Hoffmann
    Konrad Lorenz Institute for Ethology, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Savoyenstr 1a, Vienna A 1160, Austria
    Physiol Behav 96:602-5. 2009

Detail Information

Publications19

  1. ncbi request reprint The evolutionary roots of our environmental problems: toward a Darwinian ecology
    Dustin J Penn
    Konrad Lorenz Institute of Comparative Ethology, Savoyenstrasse 1a, A 1160, Vienna, Austria
    Q Rev Biol 78:275-301. 2003
    ....
  2. pmc Telomere attrition due to infection
    Petteri Ilmonen
    Konrad Lorenz Institute for Ethology, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria
    PLoS ONE 3:e2143. 2008
    ..Experiments are also needed to determine whether telomere erosion reduces longevity...
  3. pmc Female house sparrows "count on" male genes: experimental evidence for MHC-dependent mate preference in birds
    Matteo Griggio
    Konrad Lorenz Institute for Ethology, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria
    BMC Evol Biol 11:44. 2011
    ..We investigated whether individual MHC diversity (class I) influences mating preferences in house sparrows (Passer domesticus)...
  4. pmc Females prefer the scent of outbred males: good-genes-as-heterozygosity?
    Petteri Ilmonen
    Konrad Lorenz Institute for Ethology, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria
    BMC Evol Biol 9:104. 2009
    ..We also tested whether infecting both inbred and outbred males with Salmonella would magnify females' preferences for outbred males...
  5. pmc Differential fitness costs of reproduction between the sexes
    Dustin J Penn
    Konrad Lorenz Institute for Ethology, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Savoyenstrasse 1a, A 1160 Vienna, Austria
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:553-8. 2007
    ..Our findings help to explain some puzzling aspects of human reproductive physiology and behavior, including the evolution of menopause and fertility declines associated with improvements in women's status (demographic transitions)...
  6. ncbi request reprint Genetic resistance to infection influences a male's sexual attractiveness and modulation of testosterone
    Sarah M Zala
    Konrad Lorenz Institute for Ethology, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Savoyenstr 1a, 1160 Vienna, Austria
    Brain Behav Immun 22:381-7. 2008
    ....
  7. pmc Major histocompatibility complex heterozygosity reduces fitness in experimentally infected mice
    Petteri Ilmonen
    Konrad Lorenz Institute for Ethology, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Savoyenstrasse 1a, A 1160 Vienna, Austria
    Genetics 176:2501-8. 2007
    ..These findings challenge the HA hypothesis and emphasize the need for studies on wild, genetically diverse species...
  8. pmc Individual and gender fingerprints in human body odour
    Dustin J Penn
    Konrad Lorenz Institute for Ethology, Austrian Academy of Sciences, 1160 Vienna, Austria
    J R Soc Interface 4:331-40. 2007
    ....
  9. pmc Stress impacts telomere dynamics
    Alexander Kotrschal
    Konrad Lorenz Institute for Ethology, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Savoyenstrasse 1a, 1160 Vienna, Austria
    Biol Lett 3:128-30. 2007
    ..Telomeres may thus provide a biomarker for assessing an individual's cumulative exposure or ability to cope with stressful conditions...
  10. doi request reprint Freezing urine reduces its efficacy for eliciting ultrasonic vocalizations from male mice
    Frauke Hoffmann
    Konrad Lorenz Institute for Ethology, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Savoyenstr 1a, Vienna A 1160, Austria
    Physiol Behav 96:602-5. 2009
    ..Our results raise concerns about the negative results of studies utilizing frozen samples for studying chemical signals...
  11. doi request reprint Polymorphic MHC loci in an asexual fish, the amazon molly (Poecilia formosa; Poeciliidae)
    Helmut Schaschl
    Konrad Lorenz Institute for Ethology, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Savoyenstrasse 1a, 1160 Vienna, Austria
    Mol Ecol 17:5220-30. 2008
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  12. ncbi request reprint Chemical identification of MHC-influenced volatile compounds in mouse urine. I: Quantitative Proportions of Major Chemosignals
    Milos V Novotny
    Institute for Pheromone Research, Department of Chemistry, Indiana University, 800 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    J Chem Ecol 33:417-34. 2007
    ..Whereas identification of MHC-determined odorants does not reveal their metabolic origin, some constituents were also present in blood serum, and their levels were not altered by antibiotics...
  13. pmc MHC heterozygosity confers a selective advantage against multiple-strain infections
    Dustin J Penn
    Department of Biology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:11260-4. 2002
    ..The fact that MHC heterozygotes were more resistant to infection and had higher fitness than homozygotes provides a functional explanation for MHC-disassortative mating preferences...
  14. pmc Major histocompatibility complex heterozygote superiority during coinfection
    Erin E McClelland
    Biology Department, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA
    Infect Immun 71:2079-86. 2003
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  15. ncbi request reprint Application of dissimilarity indices, principal coordinates analysis, and rank tests to peak tables in metabolomics of the gas chromatography/mass spectrometry of human sweat
    Yun Xu
    Centre for Chemometrics, School of Chemistry, University of Bristol, Cantocks Close Bristol BS8 1TS, United Kingdom
    Anal Chem 79:5633-41. 2007
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  16. ncbi request reprint Murine scent mark microbial communities are genetically determined
    Clare V Lanyon
    School of Biology and Psychology, Division of Biology, IReS, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 59:576-83. 2007
    ..The analyses confirm that the four groups of congenic mice tested are distinguishable on basis of the microbiology of their scent marks alone, strengthening the role of microorganisms in the development of MHC-dependent odours...
  17. ncbi request reprint Fitness effects of a selfish gene (the Mus t complex) are revealed in an ecological context
    Lara S Carroll
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Utah, 15 North 2030 East, Room 5100, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112, USA
    Evolution 58:1318-28. 2004
    ..This ecological approach for determining fitness consequences of genetic variants has broad application for the discovery of gene function in general...
  18. ncbi request reprint Body odor similarity in noncohabiting twins
    S Craig Roberts
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Crown Street, Liverpool L69 7ZB, UK
    Chem Senses 30:651-6. 2005
    ..These results indicate an important genetic influence on body odor and the potential for developing technologies for human odor printing in relation to underlying genotype...
  19. pmc Discrimination of MHC-derived odors by untrained mice is consistent with divergence in peptide-binding region residues
    Lara S Carroll
    Department of Biology, University of Utah, 257 South 1400 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 0841, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:2187-92. 2002
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