Katharina Braun

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Affiliation: Otto-von-Guericke University
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Paternal deprivation alters the development of catecholaminergic innervation in the prefrontal cortex and related limbic brain regions
    Katharina Braun
    Department of Zoology Developmental Neurobiology, Institute for Biology, Otto von Guericke University, Leipziger Str 44, 39120 Magdeburg, Germany
    Brain Struct Funct 218:859-72. 2013
  2. doi request reprint The prefrontal-limbic system: development, neuroanatomy, function, and implications for socioemotional development
    Katharina Braun
    Department of Zoology and Developmental Neurobiology, Institute of Biology, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Leipziger Street 44, Magdeburg, Germany
    Clin Perinatol 38:685-702. 2011
  3. doi request reprint The experience-dependent maturation of prefronto-limbic circuits and the origin of developmental psychopathology: implications for the pathogenesis and therapy of behavioural disorders
    Katharina Braun
    Institute for Biology, Department of Zoology and Developmental Neurobiology, Otto von Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany
    Dev Med Child Neurol 53:14-8. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Juvenile separation stress induces rapid region- and layer-specific changes in S100ss- and glial fibrillary acidic protein-immunoreactivity in astrocytes of the rodent medial prefrontal cortex
    K Braun
    Department of Zoology and Developmental Neurobiology, Institute of Biology, Otto von Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany
    Neuroscience 160:629-38. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Early stress and chronic methylphenidate cross-sensitize dopaminergic responses in the adolescent medial prefrontal cortex and nucleus accumbens
    Grzegorz Jezierski
    Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Institute of Biology, Department Zoology Developmental Neurobiology, Brenneckestrasse 6 Magdeburg, Germany
    J Neurochem 103:2234-44. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Exposure to neonatal separation stress alters exploratory behavior and corticotropin releasing factor expression in neurons in the amygdala and hippocampus
    Katja Becker
    Department of Zoology Developmental Neurobiology, Institute of Biology, Otto von Guericke University, 39118 Magdeburg, Germany
    Dev Neurobiol 67:617-29. 2007
  7. doi request reprint Repeated neonatal separation stress alters the composition of neurochemically characterized interneuron subpopulations in the rodent dentate gyrus and basolateral amygdala
    Katja Seidel
    Institute for Biology, Department of Zoology Developmental Neurobiology, Otto von Guericke University, 39118 Magdeburg, Germany
    Dev Neurobiol 68:1137-52. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Neonatal separation stress reduces glial fibrillary acidic protein- and S100beta-immunoreactive astrocytes in the rat medial precentral cortex
    Kristina Musholt
    Department of Zoology and Developmental Neurobiology, Institute of Biology, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, 39120 Magdeburg, Germany
    Dev Neurobiol 69:203-11. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Paternal deprivation induces dendritic and synaptic changes and hemispheric asymmetry of pyramidal neurons in the somatosensory cortex
    Josephine Pinkernelle
    Department of Zoology and Developmental Neurobiology, Otto von Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany
    Dev Neurobiol 69:663-73. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Methylphenidate treatment recovers stress-induced elevated dendritic spine densities in the rodent dorsal anterior cingulate cortex
    Stefanie Zehle
    Institute of Biology, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany
    Dev Neurobiol 67:1891-900. 2007

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  1. doi request reprint Paternal deprivation alters the development of catecholaminergic innervation in the prefrontal cortex and related limbic brain regions
    Katharina Braun
    Department of Zoology Developmental Neurobiology, Institute for Biology, Otto von Guericke University, Leipziger Str 44, 39120 Magdeburg, Germany
    Brain Struct Funct 218:859-72. 2013
    ..We show here that paternal care plays a critical role in the functional maturation of catecholaminergic innervation patterns in prefrontal and limbic brain circuits. ..
  2. doi request reprint The prefrontal-limbic system: development, neuroanatomy, function, and implications for socioemotional development
    Katharina Braun
    Department of Zoology and Developmental Neurobiology, Institute of Biology, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Leipziger Street 44, Magdeburg, Germany
    Clin Perinatol 38:685-702. 2011
    ..The hope is that the translational relevance of research efforts can be improved through a greater interaction between basic and clinical scientists...
  3. doi request reprint The experience-dependent maturation of prefronto-limbic circuits and the origin of developmental psychopathology: implications for the pathogenesis and therapy of behavioural disorders
    Katharina Braun
    Institute for Biology, Department of Zoology and Developmental Neurobiology, Otto von Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany
    Dev Med Child Neurol 53:14-8. 2011
    ..The focus of this review is to point out that mechanisms involved in structuring and optimizing neural circuits during brain development might also be used in moulding personality and behaviour during psychotherapy in the adult brain...
  4. doi request reprint Juvenile separation stress induces rapid region- and layer-specific changes in S100ss- and glial fibrillary acidic protein-immunoreactivity in astrocytes of the rodent medial prefrontal cortex
    K Braun
    Department of Zoology and Developmental Neurobiology, Institute of Biology, Otto von Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany
    Neuroscience 160:629-38. 2009
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Early stress and chronic methylphenidate cross-sensitize dopaminergic responses in the adolescent medial prefrontal cortex and nucleus accumbens
    Grzegorz Jezierski
    Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Institute of Biology, Department Zoology Developmental Neurobiology, Brenneckestrasse 6 Magdeburg, Germany
    J Neurochem 103:2234-44. 2007
    ..e. repeated parental separation and chronic MP treatment, allow novel insights into the etiology of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and into the long-term consequences of MP treatment on brain development...
  6. ncbi request reprint Exposure to neonatal separation stress alters exploratory behavior and corticotropin releasing factor expression in neurons in the amygdala and hippocampus
    Katja Becker
    Department of Zoology Developmental Neurobiology, Institute of Biology, Otto von Guericke University, 39118 Magdeburg, Germany
    Dev Neurobiol 67:617-29. 2007
    ..Additional behavioral analysis revealed significantly elevated exploratory behavior (+34%) in stressed animals compared to controls, which might indicate reduced anxiety in the stressed animals...
  7. doi request reprint Repeated neonatal separation stress alters the composition of neurochemically characterized interneuron subpopulations in the rodent dentate gyrus and basolateral amygdala
    Katja Seidel
    Institute for Biology, Department of Zoology Developmental Neurobiology, Otto von Guericke University, 39118 Magdeburg, Germany
    Dev Neurobiol 68:1137-52. 2008
    ..Thus during stress-evoked neuronal and synaptic reorganization, a homeostatic balance between excitation and inhibition is not maintained in all regions of the juvenile brain...
  8. doi request reprint Neonatal separation stress reduces glial fibrillary acidic protein- and S100beta-immunoreactive astrocytes in the rat medial precentral cortex
    Kristina Musholt
    Department of Zoology and Developmental Neurobiology, Institute of Biology, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, 39120 Magdeburg, Germany
    Dev Neurobiol 69:203-11. 2009
    ..The observed downregulation of glia-specific marker proteins is in line with our hypothesis that emotional experience can alter glia cell activation in the juvenile limbic system...
  9. doi request reprint Paternal deprivation induces dendritic and synaptic changes and hemispheric asymmetry of pyramidal neurons in the somatosensory cortex
    Josephine Pinkernelle
    Department of Zoology and Developmental Neurobiology, Otto von Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany
    Dev Neurobiol 69:663-73. 2009
    ..These findings indicate that paternal deprivation results in delayed or retarded dendritic and synaptic development of somatosensory circuits...
  10. ncbi request reprint Methylphenidate treatment recovers stress-induced elevated dendritic spine densities in the rodent dorsal anterior cingulate cortex
    Stefanie Zehle
    Institute of Biology, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany
    Dev Neurobiol 67:1891-900. 2007
    ..These results indicate that synaptic reorganization as well as dendritic growth in the prefrontal cortex continue into prepuberty and are modulated by MP-treatment...
  11. doi request reprint Refinement of dendritic and synaptic networks in the rodent anterior cingulate and orbitofrontal cortex: critical impact of early and late social experience
    Jörg Bock
    Department of Zoology and Developmental Neurobiology, Institute of Biology, Otto von Guericke University, Brenneckestr 6, 39118 Magdeburg Germany
    Dev Neurobiol 68:685-95. 2008
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  12. ncbi request reprint Epigenetic modulation of the developing serotonergic neurotransmission in the semi-precocial rodent Octodon degus
    Grzegorz Jezierski
    Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Institute of Biology, Department of Zoology Developmental Neurobiology, Germany
    Neurochem Int 48:350-7. 2006
    ..e. parental separation) influences the developing serotonergic system in the semi-precocial O. degus, even if the brain is relatively well matured at the early stages of postnatal development...
  13. doi request reprint Paternal deprivation alters region- and age-specific interneuron expression patterns in the biparental rodent, Octodon degus
    Katharina Braun
    Department of Zoology Developmental Neurobiology, Institute for Biology, Otto von Guericke University, 39118 Magdeburg, Germany
    Cereb Cortex 21:1532-46. 2011
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  14. doi request reprint 9-Methyl-β-carboline-induced cognitive enhancement is associated with elevated hippocampal dopamine levels and dendritic and synaptic proliferation
    Michael Gruss
    Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Institute of Biology, Magdeburg, Germany
    J Neurochem 121:924-31. 2012
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  15. ncbi request reprint Experience-induced changes of dendritic spine densities in the prefrontal and sensory cortex: correlation with developmental time windows
    Jörg Bock
    Institute of Biology, Department of Zoology and Developmental Neurobiology, Otto von Guericke Unversity, Brenneckestr 6, 39118 Magdeburg Germany
    Cereb Cortex 15:802-8. 2005
    ..These results indicate that alterations in the synaptic balance in limbic and sensory cortical regions in response to early emotional experience are region-specific and related to the maturational stage of endocrine and neuronal systems...
  16. doi request reprint Cognitive training during infancy and adolescence accelerates adult associative learning: critical impact of age, stimulus contingency and training intensity
    Michael Gruss
    Department of Zoology Developmental Neurobiology, Institute of Biology, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany
    Neurobiol Learn Mem 94:329-40. 2010
    ..Based on these results the future challenge will be to identify the specific contribution of prefronto-limbic circuits in infant and adult learning in relation to their functional maturation...
  17. doi request reprint Impaired active avoidance learning in infant rats appears to be related to insufficient metabolic recruitment of the lateral septum
    Anett Riedel
    Department of Zoology Developmental Neurobiology, Otto von Guericke University, 39120 Magdeburg, Germany
    Neurobiol Learn Mem 93:275-82. 2010
    ..Finally, the LS displayed significantly higher activity during acquisition than during retrieval indicating that the highest amount of energy is consumed during the initial learning phase...
  18. ncbi request reprint Changes of spine density and dendritic complexity in the prefrontal cortex in offspring of mothers exposed to stress during pregnancy
    Meena Sriti Murmu
    Institute of Biology, Department of Zoology and Developmental Neurobiology, Otto von Guericke University, Brenneckestr 6, 39118 Magdeburg Germany
    Eur J Neurosci 24:1477-87. 2006
    ..These findings demonstrate that gestational stress leads to significant alterations of prefrontal neuronal structure in the offspring of the stressed mothers in a sex-specific manner...
  19. doi request reprint Electron microscopic 3D-reconstruction of dendritic spines in cultured hippocampal neurons undergoing synaptic plasticity
    Wladimir Ovtscharoff
    Department of Zoology Developmental Neurobiology, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany
    Dev Neurobiol 68:870-6. 2008
    ..We conclude that new spines are most likely to be functional and that pruned spines can be transformed into shaft synapses and thus maintain their functionality within the neuronal network...
  20. doi request reprint The impact of perinatal stress on the functional maturation of prefronto-cortical synaptic circuits: implications for the pathophysiology of ADHD?
    Jörg Bock
    Department of Zoology and Developmental Neurobiology, Institute of Biology, Otto von Guericke UniversityMagdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany
    Prog Brain Res 189:155-69. 2011
    ..The aim of this review is to focus on the impact of perinatal stress on the neuronal and synaptic reorganization during brain development and possible implications for the etiology and therapy of mental disorders such as ADHD...
  21. ncbi request reprint Separation-induced receptor changes in the hippocampus and amygdala of Octodon degus: influence of maternal vocalizations
    Irina Ziabreva
    Department of Zoology Developmental Neurobiology, Otto von Guericke University, 39118 Magdeburg, Germany
    J Neurosci 23:5329-36. 2003
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  22. ncbi request reprint Long-term consequences of early experience on adult avoidance learning in female rats: role of the dopaminergic system
    Sandra Schäble
    Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Institute of Biology, Department of Zoology Developmental Neurobiology, c o Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology, Brenneckestr 6, 39118 Magdeburg, Germany
    Neurobiol Learn Mem 87:109-22. 2007
    ..Our pharmaco-behavioral studies suggest that unlike the adult brain, preweaning learning and memory formation is less dependent on dopaminergic mechanisms, which raises the intriguing question of possible alternative pathways...
  23. doi request reprint Early life stress-induced histone acetylations correlate with activation of the synaptic plasticity genes Arc and Egr1 in the mouse hippocampus
    Lan Xie
    Research Group Structural Plasticity, Institute of Biology, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany
    J Neurochem 125:457-64. 2013
    ..These events are assumed to represent early steps in the adaption of neuronal networks to a stressful environment...
  24. ncbi request reprint Lack of paternal care affects synaptic development in the anterior cingulate cortex
    Wladimir Ovtscharoff
    Department of Zoology Developmental Neurobiology, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, 39118 Magdeburg, Germany
    Brain Res 1116:58-63. 2006
    ..Our results query the general assumption that a father has less impact on the synaptic maturation of his offspring's brain than the mother...
  25. pmc Vesicular glutamate transporter 3-immunoreactive pericellular baskets ensheath a distinct population of neurons in the lateral septum
    Anett Riedel
    Department of Zoology Developmental Neurobiology, Otto von Guericke University, Magdeburg, Institute of Biology, Leipziger Str 44, Haus 91, D 39120 Magdeburg, Germany
    J Chem Neuroanat 36:177-90. 2008
    ..Alternatively, they could simultaneously express VGLUT3 and second transmitter, but use different release sites inside the LS for both...
  26. ncbi request reprint Ribosomal DNA transcription in the anterior cingulate cortex is decreased in unipolar but not bipolar I depression
    Tomasz Gos
    Department of Forensic Medicine, Medical University of Gdansk, ul Debowa 23, 80 204 Gdansk, Poland Department of Psychiatry, Otto von Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany Department of Zoology Developmental Neurobiology, Institute of Biology, Otto von Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany Electronic address
    Psychiatry Res 210:338-45. 2013
    ..Furthermore, in our cohort, unipolar and bipolar I depression could be differentiated relative to the presumed AC hypoactivity and psychotropic medication did not counteract the observed effect. ..
  27. ncbi request reprint Age- and region-specific imbalances of basal amino acids and monoamine metabolism in limbic regions of female Fmr1 knock-out mice
    Michael Gruss
    Institute of Biology, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Brenneckestr 6, 39118 Magdeburg, Germany
    Neurochem Int 45:81-8. 2004
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  28. ncbi request reprint Influence of parental deprivation on the behavioral development in Octodon degus: modulation by maternal vocalizations
    Katharina Braun
    Department of Zoology Developmental Neurobiology, Otto von Guericke University, D 39118 Magdeburg, Germany
    Dev Psychobiol 42:237-45. 2003
    ..Both deprivation-induced locomotor hyperactivity together with the reduced behavioral response towards a familiar acoustic emotional signal are similar to behavioral disturbances observed in human attachment disorders...