Jane L Hurst

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Affiliation: University of Liverpool
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Polymorphism in major urinary proteins: molecular heterogeneity in a wild mouse population
    Robert J Beynon
    Protein Function Group, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
    J Chem Ecol 28:1429-46. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Urinary proteins and the modulation of chemical scents in mice and rats
    Robert J Beynon
    Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, University of Liverpool, Crown Street, Liverpool, L69 7ZJ, UK
    Peptides 25:1553-63. 2004
  3. doi request reprint Taming anxiety in laboratory mice
    Jane L Hurst
    Mammalian Behaviour and Evolution Group, Institute of Integrative Biology, University of Liverpool, Leahurst Campus, Neston, UK
    Nat Methods 7:825-6. 2010
  4. pmc The genetic basis of inbreeding avoidance in house mice
    Amy L Sherborne
    Population and Evolutionary Biology Group, School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 7ZB, United Kingdom
    Curr Biol 17:2061-6. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Scent wars: the chemobiology of competitive signalling in mice
    Jane L Hurst
    Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Liverpool, Leahurst, Neston CH64 7TE
    Bioessays 26:1288-98. 2004
  6. pmc MHC odours are not required or sufficient for recognition of individual scent owners
    Jane L Hurst
    Animal Behavior Group, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Liverpool, Neston, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 272:715-24. 2005
  7. doi request reprint Female recognition and assessment of males through scent
    Jane L Hurst
    Mammalian Behaviour and Evolution Group, Department of Veterinary Preclinical Science, University of Liverpool, Neston, UK
    Behav Brain Res 200:295-303. 2009
  8. pmc Making progress in genetic kin recognition among vertebrates
    Jane L Hurst
    Mammalian Behaviour and Evolution Group, School of Veterinary Science, University of Liverpool, Leahurst Campus, Neston CH647TE, UK
    J Biol 9:13. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint The genetic basis of individual-recognition signals in the mouse
    Sarah A Cheetham
    Mammalian Behaviour and Evolution Group, Department of Veterinary Preclinical Science, University of Liverpool, Leahurst, Neston CH64 7TE, United Kingdom
    Curr Biol 17:1771-7. 2007
  10. pmc Darcin: a male pheromone that stimulates female memory and sexual attraction to an individual male's odour
    Sarah A Roberts
    Mammalian Behaviour and Evolution Group, University of Liverpool, Neston CH64 7TE, UK
    BMC Biol 8:75. 2010

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  1. ncbi request reprint Polymorphism in major urinary proteins: molecular heterogeneity in a wild mouse population
    Robert J Beynon
    Protein Function Group, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
    J Chem Ecol 28:1429-46. 2002
    ..The restriction of the polymorphic variation to one segment of the polypeptide may be of functional significance, either in the modulation of ligand release or in communication of individuality signals within urinary scent marks...
  2. ncbi request reprint Urinary proteins and the modulation of chemical scents in mice and rats
    Robert J Beynon
    Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, University of Liverpool, Crown Street, Liverpool, L69 7ZJ, UK
    Peptides 25:1553-63. 2004
    ....
  3. doi request reprint Taming anxiety in laboratory mice
    Jane L Hurst
    Mammalian Behaviour and Evolution Group, Institute of Integrative Biology, University of Liverpool, Leahurst Campus, Neston, UK
    Nat Methods 7:825-6. 2010
    ..Using the latter methods, one can minimize a widespread source of anxiety in laboratory mice...
  4. pmc The genetic basis of inbreeding avoidance in house mice
    Amy L Sherborne
    Population and Evolutionary Biology Group, School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 7ZB, United Kingdom
    Curr Biol 17:2061-6. 2007
    ..Recognition of close kin as unsuitable mates might be more variable across species than a generic vertebrate-wide ability to avoid inbreeding based on MHC...
  5. ncbi request reprint Scent wars: the chemobiology of competitive signalling in mice
    Jane L Hurst
    Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Liverpool, Leahurst, Neston CH64 7TE
    Bioessays 26:1288-98. 2004
    ....
  6. pmc MHC odours are not required or sufficient for recognition of individual scent owners
    Jane L Hurst
    Animal Behavior Group, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Liverpool, Neston, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 272:715-24. 2005
    ....
  7. doi request reprint Female recognition and assessment of males through scent
    Jane L Hurst
    Mammalian Behaviour and Evolution Group, Department of Veterinary Preclinical Science, University of Liverpool, Neston, UK
    Behav Brain Res 200:295-303. 2009
    ..Nonetheless, key information that induces attraction to a male's scent is held in involatile components detected through the vomeronasal system, allowing assessment of the genetic identity and attractiveness of each individual male...
  8. pmc Making progress in genetic kin recognition among vertebrates
    Jane L Hurst
    Mammalian Behaviour and Evolution Group, School of Veterinary Science, University of Liverpool, Leahurst Campus, Neston CH647TE, UK
    J Biol 9:13. 2010
    ..Theoretical and experimental studies reveal challenges ahead in achieving a true systems-level understanding of this process and its outcomes...
  9. ncbi request reprint The genetic basis of individual-recognition signals in the mouse
    Sarah A Cheetham
    Mammalian Behaviour and Evolution Group, Department of Veterinary Preclinical Science, University of Liverpool, Leahurst, Neston CH64 7TE, United Kingdom
    Curr Biol 17:1771-7. 2007
    ..Specific signals for genetic identity recognition in other species now need to be investigated...
  10. pmc Darcin: a male pheromone that stimulates female memory and sexual attraction to an individual male's odour
    Sarah A Roberts
    Mammalian Behaviour and Evolution Group, University of Liverpool, Neston CH64 7TE, UK
    BMC Biol 8:75. 2010
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  11. pmc Heterogenous turnover of sperm and seminal vesicle proteins in the mouse revealed by dynamic metabolic labeling
    Amy J Claydon
    Protein Function Group, Institute of Integrative Biology, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 7ZB, United Kingdom
    Mol Cell Proteomics 11:M111.014993. 2012
    ..These techniques can now be used to assess the extent of phenotypic plasticity in mammalian ejaculate production and allocation according to social and environmental cues of sperm competition...
  12. doi request reprint The direct assessment of genetic heterozygosity through scent in the mouse
    Michael D Thom
    Mammalian Behaviour and Evolution Group, Department of Veterinary Preclinical Science, University of Liverpool, Leahurst, Neston CH64 7TE, United Kingdom
    Curr Biol 18:619-23. 2008
    ..This is the first evidence that animals may use signals of genetic heterozygosity that have no direct association with individual vigour...
  13. doi request reprint Pheromonal induction of spatial learning in mice
    Sarah A Roberts
    Mammalian Behaviour and Evolution Group, Institute of Integrative Biology, University of Liverpool, Leahurst Campus, Neston CH64 7TE, UK
    Science 338:1462-5. 2012
    ..This pheromone-induced learning allows animals to relocate sites of particular social relevance and provides proof that pheromones such as darcin can be highly potent stimuli for social learning...
  14. pmc Wake up and smell the conflict: odour signals in female competition
    Paula Stockley
    Mammalian Behaviour and Evolution Group, Institute of Integrative Biology, University of Liverpool, Leahurst Campus, Chester High Road, Neston CH64 7TE, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 368:20130082. 2013
    ..We conclude that odour signals are worthy of more detailed investigation as mediators of female competition. ..
  15. pmc Baculum morphology predicts reproductive success of male house mice under sexual selection
    Paula Stockley
    Mammalian Behaviour and Evolution Group, Department of Evolution, Ecology and Behaviour, University of Liverpool, Leahurst Campus, Chester High Road, Neston CH64 7TE, UK
    BMC Biol 11:66. 2013
    ..According to this hypothesis, the baculum should influence the outcome of reproductive competition among males within promiscuous mating systems. However, a test of this key prediction is currently lacking...
  16. pmc Social cues of sperm competition influence accessory reproductive gland size in a promiscuous mammal
    Jean François Lemaître
    Institute of Integrative Biology, University of Liverpool, Neston CH64 7TE, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 278:1171-6. 2011
    ..Our findings emphasize the importance of non-sperm components of the ejaculate in mammalian postcopulatory sexual selection, and add to the growing evidence linking plasticity in reproductive traits to social cues of sperm competition...
  17. doi request reprint Limited variation in the major urinary proteins of laboratory mice
    Sarah A Cheetham
    Mammalian Behaviour and Evolution Group, Department of Veterinary Preclinical Science, University of Liverpool, Leahurst Campus, Neston, CH64 7TE, UK
    Physiol Behav 96:253-61. 2009
    ..The lack of normal variation in MUP patterns within and between strains has important implications for the use of laboratory mice in behavioural or neurophysiological research investigating social recognition or mate choice...
  18. ncbi request reprint Characterization and comparison of major urinary proteins from the house mouse, Mus musculus domesticus, and the aboriginal mouse, Mus macedonicus
    Duncan H L Robertson
    Protein Function Group, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Liverpool, P O Box 147, Liverpool, L69 3BX, UK
    J Chem Ecol 33:613-30. 2007
    ..In addition, the differences in protein structure allow speculation into molecular mechanisms of MUP function...
  19. doi request reprint Comparative proteomics reveals evidence for evolutionary diversification of rodent seminal fluid and its functional significance in sperm competition
    Steven A Ramm
    Mammalian Behaviour and Evolution Group, Department of Veterinary Preclinical Science, University of Liverpool, Leahurst Campus, Neston, Cheshire, United Kingdom
    Mol Biol Evol 26:189-98. 2009
    ....
  20. doi request reprint Observation of heterogeneous gene products by FT-ICR MS
    Duncan H L Robertson
    Protein Function Group, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Liverpool, UK
    J Am Soc Mass Spectrom 19:103-10. 2008
    ..This approach provides a facile method for the assessment of protein homogeneity and for the detection of structural variants, without recourse to proteolytic digestion and analysis of the resulting products...
  21. doi request reprint Protein turnover: measurement of proteome dynamics by whole animal metabolic labelling with stable isotope labelled amino acids
    Amy J Claydon
    Protein Function Group, Institute of Integrative Biology, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
    Proteomics 12:1194-206. 2012
    ..The median rate of degradation of muscle protein is considerably lower than liver or kidney, with heart occupying an intermediate position...
  22. pmc Structural and functional differences in isoforms of mouse major urinary proteins: a male-specific protein that preferentially binds a male pheromone
    Stuart D Armstrong
    Protein Function Group, University of Liverpool, Crown Street, Liverpool L69 7ZJ, UK
    Biochem J 391:343-50. 2005
    ..This atypical MUP is also present in a random sample of wild-caught male mice, confirming that this protein is not specific to the inbred mouse strain but is present in natural populations also...
  23. pmc Encoding choosiness: female attraction requires prior physical contact with individual male scents in mice
    Steven A Ramm
    Mammalian Behaviour and Evolution Group, Department of Veterinary Preclinical Science, University of Liverpool, Leahurst, Neston CH64 7TE, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 275:1727-35. 2008
    ....
  24. pmc Female behaviour plays a critical role in controlling murine pregnancy block
    Stuart D Becker
    Veterinary Preclinical Science, University of Liverpool, Neston CH64 7TE, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 276:1723-9. 2009
    ....
  25. pmc Reducing mouse anxiety during handling: effect of experience with handling tunnels
    Kelly Gouveia
    Institute of Integrative Biology, University of Liverpool, Neston, Cheshire, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 8:e66401. 2013
    ..However, as home cage tunnels can further improve response to handling in some mice, we recommend that mice are handled with a tunnel provided in their home cage where possible as a simple practical method to minimise handling stress. ..
  26. doi request reprint 1H, 15N and 13C resonance assignment of darcin, a mouse major urinary protein
    Marie M Phelan
    NMR Centre for Structural Biology, Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Crown Street, Liverpool, L69 7ZB, UK
    Biomol NMR Assign 4:239-41. 2010
    ..The corresponding chemical shifts have been deposited in the BioMagResBank; Accession No. 16840...
  27. ncbi request reprint Positional proteomics: selective recovery and analysis of N-terminal proteolytic peptides
    Lucy McDonald
    Protein Function Group, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Liverpool, Crown Street, Liverpool L69 7ZJ, UK
    Nat Methods 2:955-7. 2005
    ..The method is tolerant of several fragmentation methods, and the databases that must be searched are substantially less complex...
  28. ncbi request reprint Characterization of cauxin in the urine of domestic and big cats
    Lynn McLean
    Proteomics and Functional Genomics Group, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
    J Chem Ecol 33:1997-2009. 2007
    ..The levels of cauxin in the urine of all big cats were substantially lower than that in the urine of intact male domestic cats...
  29. pmc Is oxidative stress a physiological cost of reproduction? An experimental test in house mice
    Michael Garratt
    Mammalian Behaviour and Evolution Group, Institute of Integrative Biology, University of Liverpool, Leahurst Campus, Neston CH64 7TE, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 278:1098-106. 2011
    ..Our results indicate that changes in redox status occur during reproduction in house mice, but suggest that females use mechanisms to cope with the consequences of increased energetic demands and limit oxidative stress...
  30. doi request reprint Roborovskin, a lipocalin in the urine of the Roborovski hamster, Phodopus roborovskii
    Michael J Turton
    Proteomics Group, University of Liverpool, Crown Street, Liverpool L693BX, UK
    Chem Senses 35:675-84. 2010
    ..Thus, the Roborovski hamster may demonstrate another variant of urinary lipocalin expression, as for the animals studied here, there appears to be no polymorphism in expression either between sexes or individuals...
  31. pmc Composition and function of haemolymphatic tissues in the European common shrew
    Daniel P Bray
    Mammalian Behaviour and Evolution Group, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Liverpool, Neston, Cheshire, UK
    PLoS ONE 3:e3413. 2008
    ..In particular, we predicted that adult shrews, with shorter expected lifespans, would not respond as effectively as young animals to infection...
  32. pmc Dynamic instability of the major urinary protein gene family revealed by genomic and phenotypic comparisons between C57 and 129 strain mice
    Jonathan M Mudge
    Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge CB101SA, UK
    Genome Biol 9:R91. 2008
    ..Whilst important information about MUP functionality has been gained in recent years, the gene cluster is poorly studied in terms of structure, genic polymorphism and evolution...