Markus Wohr

Summary

Affiliation: Philipps University
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Ultrasonic vocalizations in Shank mouse models for autism spectrum disorders: detailed spectrographic analyses and developmental profiles
    Markus Wohr
    Behavioral Neuroscience, Experimental and Biological Psychology, Philipps University of Marburg, Gutenbergstr 18, D 35032 Marburg, Germany Electronic address
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 43:199-212. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Affective communication in rodents: ultrasonic vocalizations as a tool for research on emotion and motivation
    Markus Wohr
    Behavioral Neuroscience, Experimental and Physiological Psychology, Philipps University of Marburg, Gutenbergstrasse 18, 35032, Marburg, Germany
    Cell Tissue Res 354:81-97. 2013
  3. pmc Developmental delays and reduced pup ultrasonic vocalizations but normal sociability in mice lacking the postsynaptic cell adhesion protein neuroligin2
    Markus Wohr
    Laboratory of Behavioral Neuroscience, Intramural Research Program, National Institute of Mental Health, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Behav Brain Res 251:50-64. 2013
  4. ncbi request reprint Behavioural methods used in rodent models of autism spectrum disorders: current standards and new developments
    Markus Wohr
    Behavioral Neuroscience, Experimental and Physiological Psychology, Philipps University of Marburg, Gutenbergstr 18, D 35032, Germany
    Behav Brain Res 251:5-17. 2013
  5. ncbi request reprint Testing social acoustic memory in rats: effects of stimulus configuration and long-term memory on the induction of social approach behavior by appetitive 50-kHz ultrasonic vocalizations
    Markus Wohr
    Behavioral Neuroscience, Experimental and Physiological Psychology, Philipps University of Marburg, Gutenbergstr 18, 35032 Marburg, Germany
    Neurobiol Learn Mem 98:154-64. 2012
  6. pmc Communication impairments in mice lacking Shank1: reduced levels of ultrasonic vocalizations and scent marking behavior
    Markus Wohr
    Laboratory of Behavioral Neuroscience, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e20631. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Lack of social exploratory activation in male μ-opioid receptor KO mice in response to playback of female ultrasonic vocalizations
    Markus Wohr
    Experimental and Physiological Psychology, Philipps University of Marburg, Marburg, Germany
    Soc Neurosci 6:76-87. 2011
  8. pmc Reduced scent marking and ultrasonic vocalizations in the BTBR T+tf/J mouse model of autism
    M Wohr
    Laboratory of Behavioral Neuroscience, Intramural Research Program, National Institute of Mental Health, NIH, Porter Neuroscience Research Center, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Genes Brain Behav 10:35-43. 2011
  9. ncbi request reprint Ultrasonic communication in rats: effects of morphine and naloxone on vocal and behavioral responses to playback of 50-kHz vocalizations
    Markus Wohr
    Experimental and Physiological Psychology, Philipps University of Marburg, Gutenbergstr 18, 35032 Marburg, Germany
    Pharmacol Biochem Behav 94:285-95. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint New insights into the relationship of neurogenesis and affect: tickling induces hippocampal cell proliferation in rats emitting appetitive 50-kHz ultrasonic vocalizations
    M Wohr
    Experimental and Physiological Psychology, Philipps University, Gutenbergstrasse 18, Marburg, Germany
    Neuroscience 163:1024-30. 2009

Detail Information

Publications22

  1. ncbi request reprint Ultrasonic vocalizations in Shank mouse models for autism spectrum disorders: detailed spectrographic analyses and developmental profiles
    Markus Wohr
    Behavioral Neuroscience, Experimental and Biological Psychology, Philipps University of Marburg, Gutenbergstr 18, D 35032 Marburg, Germany Electronic address
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 43:199-212. 2014
    ..Evidence for communication deficits was obtained in Shank1, Shank2, and Shank3 genetic mouse models for ASD, often paralleled by behavioral phenotypes relevant to social deficits seen in ASD. ..
  2. doi request reprint Affective communication in rodents: ultrasonic vocalizations as a tool for research on emotion and motivation
    Markus Wohr
    Behavioral Neuroscience, Experimental and Physiological Psychology, Philipps University of Marburg, Gutenbergstrasse 18, 35032, Marburg, Germany
    Cell Tissue Res 354:81-97. 2013
    ..This is particularly relevant for rodent models of neurodevelopmental disorders characterized by social and communication deficits, such as autism and schizophrenia...
  3. pmc Developmental delays and reduced pup ultrasonic vocalizations but normal sociability in mice lacking the postsynaptic cell adhesion protein neuroligin2
    Markus Wohr
    Laboratory of Behavioral Neuroscience, Intramural Research Program, National Institute of Mental Health, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Behav Brain Res 251:50-64. 2013
    ..The present findings add to the growing literature on the role of neurexins and neuroligins in physiology and behavior relevant to neurodevelopmental disorders. ..
  4. ncbi request reprint Behavioural methods used in rodent models of autism spectrum disorders: current standards and new developments
    Markus Wohr
    Behavioral Neuroscience, Experimental and Physiological Psychology, Philipps University of Marburg, Gutenbergstr 18, D 35032, Germany
    Behav Brain Res 251:5-17. 2013
    ..Finally, we will highlight the huge potential impact of newly generated rat knockout models of autism. ..
  5. ncbi request reprint Testing social acoustic memory in rats: effects of stimulus configuration and long-term memory on the induction of social approach behavior by appetitive 50-kHz ultrasonic vocalizations
    Markus Wohr
    Behavioral Neuroscience, Experimental and Physiological Psychology, Philipps University of Marburg, Gutenbergstr 18, 35032 Marburg, Germany
    Neurobiol Learn Mem 98:154-64. 2012
    ..Induction of social approach behavior in response to repeated playback of natural 50-kHz USVs may therefore provide a new and rather unique approach for testing social acoustic memory in rats with relevance to human verbal memory...
  6. pmc Communication impairments in mice lacking Shank1: reduced levels of ultrasonic vocalizations and scent marking behavior
    Markus Wohr
    Laboratory of Behavioral Neuroscience, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e20631. 2011
    ..The reduced levels of ultrasonic vocalizations and scent marking behavior in Shank1(-/-) mice are consistent with a phenotype relevant to social communication deficits in autism...
  7. doi request reprint Lack of social exploratory activation in male μ-opioid receptor KO mice in response to playback of female ultrasonic vocalizations
    Markus Wohr
    Experimental and Physiological Psychology, Philipps University of Marburg, Marburg, Germany
    Soc Neurosci 6:76-87. 2011
    ..Hence, these findings support the phenotypic relevance of Orpm(-/-) mice for the study of autism...
  8. pmc Reduced scent marking and ultrasonic vocalizations in the BTBR T+tf/J mouse model of autism
    M Wohr
    Laboratory of Behavioral Neuroscience, Intramural Research Program, National Institute of Mental Health, NIH, Porter Neuroscience Research Center, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Genes Brain Behav 10:35-43. 2011
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  9. ncbi request reprint Ultrasonic communication in rats: effects of morphine and naloxone on vocal and behavioral responses to playback of 50-kHz vocalizations
    Markus Wohr
    Experimental and Physiological Psychology, Philipps University of Marburg, Gutenbergstr 18, 35032 Marburg, Germany
    Pharmacol Biochem Behav 94:285-95. 2009
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  10. ncbi request reprint New insights into the relationship of neurogenesis and affect: tickling induces hippocampal cell proliferation in rats emitting appetitive 50-kHz ultrasonic vocalizations
    M Wohr
    Experimental and Physiological Psychology, Philipps University, Gutenbergstrasse 18, Marburg, Germany
    Neuroscience 163:1024-30. 2009
    ..Together, these data indicate that the effect of tickling on HCP depends on an interaction between a predisposing trait and stimulation-dependent variations of the subject's affective state...
  11. doi request reprint Effects of genetic background, gender, and early environmental factors on isolation-induced ultrasonic calling in mouse pups: an embryo-transfer study
    Markus Wohr
    Experimental and Physiological Psychology, Philipps University of Marburg, Gutenbergstr 18, 35032, Marburg, Germany
    Behav Genet 38:579-95. 2008
    ..In total, it can be concluded that both genomic and nongenomic factors can tune calling behavior in mouse pups...
  12. doi request reprint Maternal care, isolation-induced infant ultrasonic calling, and their relations to adult anxiety-related behavior in the rat
    Markus Wohr
    Experimental and Physiological Psychology, Philipps University of Marburg, Germany
    Behav Neurosci 122:310-30. 2008
    ..In total, measuring ultrasonic vocalizations can provide information about an affective trait of infant and adult rats, which gives the opportunity to study the development of emotionality from early life onward...
  13. doi request reprint Effects of experience and context on 50-kHz vocalizations in rats
    Markus Wohr
    Experimental and Physiological Psychology, Philipps University of Marburg, Gutenbergstr 18, 35032 Marburg, Germany
    Physiol Behav 93:766-76. 2008
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  14. pmc Ultrasonic communication in rats: can playback of 50-kHz calls induce approach behavior?
    Markus Wohr
    Experimental and Physiological Psychology, Philipps University of Marburg, Marburg, Germany
    PLoS ONE 2:e1365. 2007
    ..Together, our data show that 50-kHz calls can serve communicative purposes, namely as a social signal, which increases the likelihood of approach in the recipient conspecific...
  15. ncbi request reprint Situational factors, conditions and individual variables which can determine ultrasonic vocalizations in male adult Wistar rats
    Rainer K W Schwarting
    Experimental and Physiological Psychology, Philipps University of Marburg, Gutenbergstr 18, 35032 Marburg, Germany
    Behav Brain Res 182:208-22. 2007
    ..These findings are discussed with respect to the major hypotheses concerning the functional significance of ultrasonic vocalizations, namely the social/communicatory and the motivational/emotional hypothesis...
  16. ncbi request reprint Overt behavior and ultrasonic vocalization in a fear conditioning paradigm: a dose-response study in the rat
    Markus Wohr
    Experimental and Physiological Psychology, Philipps University of Marburg, Gutenbergstr 18, 35032 Marburg, Germany
    Neurobiol Learn Mem 84:228-40. 2005
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  17. pmc Female urine-induced male mice ultrasonic vocalizations, but not scent-marking, is modulated by social experience
    Florence I Roullet
    Laboratory of Behavioral Neuroscience, Intramural Research Program, National Institute of Mental Health, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Behav Brain Res 216:19-28. 2011
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  18. doi request reprint Playback of 22-kHz and 50-kHz ultrasonic vocalizations induces differential c-fos expression in rat brain
    Monika Sadananda
    Experimental and Physiological Psychology, Philipps University, Gutenbergstr 18, D 35032 Marburg, Germany
    Neurosci Lett 435:17-23. 2008
    ..This study unveils neural substrates that are activated during ultrasonic playback perception, which could sub-serve the affective states elicited by these vocalizations...
  19. pmc Reduced excitatory neurotransmission and mild autism-relevant phenotypes in adolescent Shank3 null mutant mice
    Mu Yang
    Laboratory of Behavioral Neuroscience, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    J Neurosci 32:6525-41. 2012
    ..These results demonstrate the exquisite specificity of deletions in discrete domains within the Shank3 gene in determining severity of symptoms...
  20. ncbi request reprint Pro-social ultrasonic communication in rats: Insights from playback studies
    Dominik Seffer
    Behavioral Neuroscience, Experimental and Biological Psychology, Philipps University of Marburg, Gutenbergstr 18, D 35032 Marburg, Germany
    J Neurosci Methods 234:73-81. 2014
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  21. ncbi request reprint Repetitive behaviors in the Shank1 knockout mouse model for autism spectrum disorder: Developmental aspects and effects of social context
    A Özge Sungur
    Behavioral Neuroscience, Experimental and Biological Psychology, Philipps University of Marburg, Gutenbergstr 18, D 35032 Marburg, Germany
    J Neurosci Methods 234:92-100. 2014
    ..Several ASD candidate genes have been identified, including the SHANK gene family with its three family members SHANK1, SHANK2, and SHANK3...
  22. doi request reprint Rodent ultrasonic communication: Male prosocial 50-kHz ultrasonic vocalizations elicit social approach behavior in female rats (Rattus norvegicus)
    Maria Willadsen
    Behavioral Neuroscience, Experimental and Biological Psychology, Philipps University of Marburg
    J Comp Psychol 128:56-64. 2014
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