Luz Torner

Summary

Affiliation: University of Regensburg
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Increased hypothalamic expression of prolactin in lactation: involvement in behavioural and neuroendocrine stress responses
    Luz Torner
    Institute of Zoology, University of Regensburg, Universitätsstr 31, 93053 Regensburg, Germany
    Eur J Neurosci 15:1381-9. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint In vivo release and gene upregulation of brain prolactin in response to physiological stimuli
    Luz Torner
    University of Regensburg, Institute of Zoology, Universitatsstrasse 31, 93053 Regensburg, Germany
    Eur J Neurosci 19:1601-8. 2004
  3. pmc Prolactin induces Egr-1 gene expression in cultured hypothalamic cells and in the rat hypothalamus
    Annegret Blume
    Department of Behavioural and Molecular Neuroendocrinology, Institute of Zoology, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
    Brain Res 1302:34-41. 2009
  4. pmc Prolactin activates mitogen-activated protein kinase signaling and corticotropin releasing hormone transcription in rat hypothalamic neurons
    Annegret Blume
    Department of Behavioural and Molecular Neuroendocrinology, Institute of Zoology, University of Regensburg, 93053 Regensburg, Germany
    Endocrinology 150:1841-9. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Low inborn anxiety correlates with high intermale aggression: link to ACTH response and neuronal activation of the hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus
    Alexa H Veenema
    Department of Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, Institute of Zoology, University of Regensburg, Universitaetsstrasse 31, 93053 Regensburg, Germany
    Horm Behav 51:11-9. 2007
  6. doi request reprint Oxytocin reduces anxiety via ERK1/2 activation: local effect within the rat hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus
    Annegret Blume
    Department of Behavioural and Molecular Neuroendocrinology, Institute of Zoology, University of Regensburg, Germany
    Eur J Neurosci 27:1947-56. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Oxytocin actions within the supraoptic and paraventricular nuclei: differential effects on peripheral and intranuclear vasopressin release
    Inga D Neumann
    Institute of Zoology, Department of Behavioural Neuroendocrinology, University of Regensburg, Resenburg, Germany
    Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 291:R29-36. 2006
  8. doi request reprint Prolactin prevents chronic stress-induced decrease of adult hippocampal neurogenesis and promotes neuronal fate
    Luz Torner
    Department of Behavioral and Molecular Neuroendocrinology, Institute of Zoology, University of Regensburg, 93053 Regensburg, Germany
    J Neurosci 29:1826-33. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint The brain prolactin system: involvement in stress response adaptations in lactation
    Luz Torner
    University of Regensburg, Institute of Zoology, Universitätsstr 31, Germany
    Stress 5:249-57. 2002

Detail Information

Publications9

  1. ncbi request reprint Increased hypothalamic expression of prolactin in lactation: involvement in behavioural and neuroendocrine stress responses
    Luz Torner
    Institute of Zoology, University of Regensburg, Universitätsstr 31, 93053 Regensburg, Germany
    Eur J Neurosci 15:1381-9. 2002
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  2. ncbi request reprint In vivo release and gene upregulation of brain prolactin in response to physiological stimuli
    Luz Torner
    University of Regensburg, Institute of Zoology, Universitatsstrasse 31, 93053 Regensburg, Germany
    Eur J Neurosci 19:1601-8. 2004
    ..This is the first demonstration of stimulus-induced, locally restricted release and gene upregulation of PRL within the brain, emphasizing the involvement of this 'novel' neuropeptide in various brain functions...
  3. pmc Prolactin induces Egr-1 gene expression in cultured hypothalamic cells and in the rat hypothalamus
    Annegret Blume
    Department of Behavioural and Molecular Neuroendocrinology, Institute of Zoology, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
    Brain Res 1302:34-41. 2009
    ..The data suggest that PRL modulates plasticity in oxytocinergic neurons, through MAP kinase-dependent induction of Egr-1...
  4. pmc Prolactin activates mitogen-activated protein kinase signaling and corticotropin releasing hormone transcription in rat hypothalamic neurons
    Annegret Blume
    Department of Behavioural and Molecular Neuroendocrinology, Institute of Zoology, University of Regensburg, 93053 Regensburg, Germany
    Endocrinology 150:1841-9. 2009
    ..In addition, the prominent stimulatory action of PRL on the ERK/MAPK pathway in the hypothalamic PVN and supraoptic nucleus is likely to mediate neuroplasticity of the neuroendocrine system during lactation...
  5. ncbi request reprint Low inborn anxiety correlates with high intermale aggression: link to ACTH response and neuronal activation of the hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus
    Alexa H Veenema
    Department of Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, Institute of Zoology, University of Regensburg, Universitaetsstrasse 31, 93053 Regensburg, Germany
    Horm Behav 51:11-9. 2007
    ..Furthermore, the increased neuronal activation of the PVN along with the higher ACTH responsiveness might underlie the display of high aggression...
  6. doi request reprint Oxytocin reduces anxiety via ERK1/2 activation: local effect within the rat hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus
    Annegret Blume
    Department of Behavioural and Molecular Neuroendocrinology, Institute of Zoology, University of Regensburg, Germany
    Eur J Neurosci 27:1947-56. 2008
    ..Thus, OTR agonism or activation of the ERK1/2 cascade, specifically within the hypothalamus, may provide therapeutically relevant mechanisms...
  7. ncbi request reprint Oxytocin actions within the supraoptic and paraventricular nuclei: differential effects on peripheral and intranuclear vasopressin release
    Inga D Neumann
    Institute of Zoology, Department of Behavioural Neuroendocrinology, University of Regensburg, Resenburg, Germany
    Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 291:R29-36. 2006
    ..Further, while exerting an inhibitory effect on hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis activity under basal conditions, hypothalamic OXT is essential for an adequate acute ACTH response...
  8. doi request reprint Prolactin prevents chronic stress-induced decrease of adult hippocampal neurogenesis and promotes neuronal fate
    Luz Torner
    Department of Behavioral and Molecular Neuroendocrinology, Institute of Zoology, University of Regensburg, 93053 Regensburg, Germany
    J Neurosci 29:1826-33. 2009
    ..Cell fate analysis revealed a higher percentage of neurons in PRL- compared with vehicle-treated stressed mice. The results demonstrate that PRL protects neurogenesis in the DG of chronically stressed mice and promotes neuronal fate...
  9. ncbi request reprint The brain prolactin system: involvement in stress response adaptations in lactation
    Luz Torner
    University of Regensburg, Institute of Zoology, Universitätsstr 31, Germany
    Stress 5:249-57. 2002
    ..The hypothesis of a brain prolactin system activated in the peripartum period which contributes to the adaptive changes in stress responsiveness in order to support reproductive functions is strongly emphasised...