M M Holmes

Summary

Affiliation: Michigan State University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Seasonal plasticity in the copulatory neuromuscular system of green anole lizards: a role for testosterone in muscle but not motoneuron morphology
    Melissa M Holmes
    Michigan State University, East Lansing, 48824 USA
    J Neurobiol 60:1-11. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Testosterone regulates androgen receptor immunoreactivity in the copulatory, but not courtship, neuromuscular system in adult male green anoles
    M M Holmes
    Neuroscience Program, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 1101, USA
    J Neuroendocrinol 17:560-9. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Sexual differentiation of the copulatory neuromuscular system in green anoles (Anolis carolinensis): normal ontogeny and manipulation of steroid hormones
    Melissa M Holmes
    Neuroscience Program, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824, USA
    J Comp Neurol 489:480-90. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Normally occurring intersexuality and testosterone induced plasticity in the copulatory system of adult leopard geckos
    Melissa M Holmes
    Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 1101, USA
    Horm Behav 47:439-45. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Characterization of projections from a sexually dimorphic motor nucleus in the spinal cord of adult green anoles
    Melissa M Holmes
    Neuroscience Program, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824, USA
    J Comp Neurol 471:180-7. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Adult hippocampal neurogenesis and voluntary running activity: circadian and dose-dependent effects
    Melissa M Holmes
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    J Neurosci Res 76:216-22. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Serotonin and feedback effects of behavioral activity on circadian rhythms in mice
    R E Mistlberger
    Department of Psychology, Simon Fraser University, Canada
    Behav Brain Res 96:93-9. 1998
  8. ncbi request reprint Effects of testosterone on the development of neuromuscular systems and their target tissues involved in courtship and copulation in green anoles (Anolis carolinensis)
    Matthew B Lovern
    Neuroscience Program, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Horm Behav 45:295-305. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Androgen dependent seasonal changes in muscle fiber type in the dewlap neuromuscular system of green anoles
    Melissa M Holmes
    Neuroscience Program, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Physiol Behav 91:601-8. 2007
  10. pmc Sex differences in NeuN- and androgen receptor-positive cells in the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis are due to Bax-dependent cell death
    M M Holmes
    Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Neuroscience 158:1251-6. 2009

Detail Information

Publications16

  1. ncbi request reprint Seasonal plasticity in the copulatory neuromuscular system of green anole lizards: a role for testosterone in muscle but not motoneuron morphology
    Melissa M Holmes
    Michigan State University, East Lansing, 48824 USA
    J Neurobiol 60:1-11. 2004
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Testosterone regulates androgen receptor immunoreactivity in the copulatory, but not courtship, neuromuscular system in adult male green anoles
    M M Holmes
    Neuroscience Program, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 1101, USA
    J Neuroendocrinol 17:560-9. 2005
    ..However, because all structures investigated in the present experiment expressed AR, the data also indicate that the receptors are involved with other functions...
  3. ncbi request reprint Sexual differentiation of the copulatory neuromuscular system in green anoles (Anolis carolinensis): normal ontogeny and manipulation of steroid hormones
    Melissa M Holmes
    Neuroscience Program, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824, USA
    J Comp Neurol 489:480-90. 2005
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Normally occurring intersexuality and testosterone induced plasticity in the copulatory system of adult leopard geckos
    Melissa M Holmes
    Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 1101, USA
    Horm Behav 47:439-45. 2005
    ..Indeed, the system is remarkable in that adult females have normally occurring intersex characteristics and they exhibit substantial steroid-induced morphological plasticity in adulthood...
  5. ncbi request reprint Characterization of projections from a sexually dimorphic motor nucleus in the spinal cord of adult green anoles
    Melissa M Holmes
    Neuroscience Program, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824, USA
    J Comp Neurol 471:180-7. 2004
    ..These data demonstrate that the T17-S1 nucleus is a mixed spinal nucleus that has projections to muscles present in both sexes, as well as those present only in males and specialized for male copulatory behavior...
  6. ncbi request reprint Adult hippocampal neurogenesis and voluntary running activity: circadian and dose-dependent effects
    Melissa M Holmes
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    J Neurosci Res 76:216-22. 2004
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Serotonin and feedback effects of behavioral activity on circadian rhythms in mice
    R E Mistlberger
    Department of Psychology, Simon Fraser University, Canada
    Behav Brain Res 96:93-9. 1998
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Effects of testosterone on the development of neuromuscular systems and their target tissues involved in courtship and copulation in green anoles (Anolis carolinensis)
    Matthew B Lovern
    Neuroscience Program, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Horm Behav 45:295-305. 2004
    ..The data also suggest that target structures (dewlap cartilage and hemipenes), compared to their neuromuscular effectors, are particularly sensitive to developmental T exposure...
  9. ncbi request reprint Androgen dependent seasonal changes in muscle fiber type in the dewlap neuromuscular system of green anoles
    Melissa M Holmes
    Neuroscience Program, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Physiol Behav 91:601-8. 2007
    ..In contrast, testosterone manipulation had little to no effect on copulatory muscle fiber type, demonstrating that a change in this feature is not the primary mediator for seasonal changes in male copulatory behaviors...
  10. pmc Sex differences in NeuN- and androgen receptor-positive cells in the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis are due to Bax-dependent cell death
    M M Holmes
    Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Neuroscience 158:1251-6. 2009
    ..Increased NeuN+ and AR+ cell number in bax -/- mice suggests that supernumerary cells in bax knockouts differentiate similarly to those in wild-type mice, and retain the capacity to respond to androgens...
  11. ncbi request reprint Morphine-induced activity attenuates phase shifts to light in C57BL/6J mice
    R E Mistlberger
    Department of Psychology, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC, Canada
    Brain Res 829:113-9. 1999
    ..These results demonstrate behavioral inhibition of light-induced phase resetting of circadian rhythms in mice, and suggest that the strength of this effect may be phase dependent, although other interpretations are possible...
  12. ncbi request reprint The green anole (Anolis carolinensis): a reptilian model for laboratory studies of reproductive morphology and behavior
    Matthew B Lovern
    Neuroscience Program, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA
    ILAR J 45:54-64. 2004
    ..This type of comparative research will make it possible to identify the fundamental principles governing reproductive biology, thus advancing both basic and applied knowledge...
  13. ncbi request reprint Defensive behavior and hippocampal cell proliferation: differential modulation by naltrexone during stress
    Melissa M Holmes
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Behav Neurosci 116:160-8. 2002
    ..In addition, naltrexone administration suppressed CP in the absence of TMT. These results demonstrate a dissociation between DBs and regulation of CP in the DG...
  14. ncbi request reprint Low levels of estradiol facilitate, whereas high levels of estradiol impair, working memory performance on the radial arm maze
    Melissa M Holmes
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Behav Neurosci 116:928-34. 2002
    ..32 microg EB (low physiological) facilitated performance by decreasing the number of WME. Taken together, these data demonstrate a dose-dependent effect of EB on working memory...
  15. pmc Social control of brain morphology in a eusocial mammal
    Melissa M Holmes
    Center for Neuroendocrine Studies and Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:10548-52. 2007
    ..These findings provide evidence that a change in social status triggers considerable neural remodeling and indicate that status, rather than sex, has a predominant role in determining neural structure in this remarkably social mammal...
  16. pmc Social status and sex independently influence androgen receptor expression in the eusocial naked mole-rat brain
    Melissa M Holmes
    Center for Neuroendocrine Studies and Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Horm Behav 54:278-85. 2008
    ..Surprisingly, breeders had significantly fewer AR+ nuclei than subordinates in all brain regions examined (VMH, BST, PVN, MeA, and PMv). Thus, social status is strongly correlated with AR immunoreactivity in this eusocial species...