K L Bales

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Neonatal oxytocin manipulations have long-lasting, sexually dimorphic effects on vasopressin receptors
    K L Bales
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Neuroscience 144:38-45. 2007
  2. pmc Are behavioral effects of early experience mediated by oxytocin?
    Karen L Bales
    Department of Psychology, University of California Davis, CA, USA
    Front Psychiatry 2:24. 2011
  3. pmc Chronic intranasal oxytocin causes long-term impairments in partner preference formation in male prairie voles
    Karen L Bales
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis, California 95616, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 74:180-8. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Developmental experiences and the oxytocin receptor system
    Karen L Bales
    Dept of Psychology, One Shields Ave, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Horm Behav 61:313-9. 2012
  5. pmc Oxytocin has dose-dependent developmental effects on pair-bonding and alloparental care in female prairie voles
    Karen L Bales
    Department of Psychology, One Shields Ave, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Horm Behav 52:274-9. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Effects of stress on parental care are sexually dimorphic in prairie voles
    Karen L Bales
    Department of Psychiatry and Brain Body Center, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago IL 60612, USA
    Physiol Behav 87:424-9. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Social and reproductive factors affecting cortisol levels in wild female golden lion tamarins (Leontopithecus rosalia)
    Karen L Bales
    Department of Biology, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA
    Am J Primatol 67:25-35. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Effects of social status, age, and season on androgen and cortisol levels in wild male golden lion tamarins (Leontopithecus rosalia)
    Karen L Bales
    Department of Biology, University of Maryland, College Park, 20742, USA
    Horm Behav 49:88-95. 2006
  9. pmc Neural correlates of pair-bonding in a monogamous primate
    Karen L Bales
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Brain Res 1184:245-53. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Early experience affects the traits of monogamy in a sexually dimorphic manner
    Karen L Bales
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis 95616, USA
    Dev Psychobiol 49:335-42. 2007

Detail Information

Publications26

  1. pmc Neonatal oxytocin manipulations have long-lasting, sexually dimorphic effects on vasopressin receptors
    K L Bales
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Neuroscience 144:38-45. 2007
    ..Changes in the neuropeptide receptor expression, especially the V1a receptor, may help to explain sexually dimorphic changes in behavior that follow comparable neonatal manipulations...
  2. pmc Are behavioral effects of early experience mediated by oxytocin?
    Karen L Bales
    Department of Psychology, University of California Davis, CA, USA
    Front Psychiatry 2:24. 2011
    ....
  3. pmc Chronic intranasal oxytocin causes long-term impairments in partner preference formation in male prairie voles
    Karen L Bales
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis, California 95616, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 74:180-8. 2013
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Developmental experiences and the oxytocin receptor system
    Karen L Bales
    Dept of Psychology, One Shields Ave, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Horm Behav 61:313-9. 2012
    ..This article is part of a Special Issue entitled Oxytocin, Vasopressin, and Social Behavior...
  5. pmc Oxytocin has dose-dependent developmental effects on pair-bonding and alloparental care in female prairie voles
    Karen L Bales
    Department of Psychology, One Shields Ave, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Horm Behav 52:274-9. 2007
    ..OT may have broad developmental consequences, but these effects are not linear and may both increase and decrease the propensity to display behaviors such as pair-bonding...
  6. ncbi request reprint Effects of stress on parental care are sexually dimorphic in prairie voles
    Karen L Bales
    Department of Psychiatry and Brain Body Center, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago IL 60612, USA
    Physiol Behav 87:424-9. 2006
    ..These findings support earlier studies suggesting that the neuroendocrine substrates of parental behavior, as well as the effects of stressors, are sexually dimorphic in this species...
  7. ncbi request reprint Social and reproductive factors affecting cortisol levels in wild female golden lion tamarins (Leontopithecus rosalia)
    Karen L Bales
    Department of Biology, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA
    Am J Primatol 67:25-35. 2005
    ..The lack of differences in cortisol excretion between dominants and subordinates is likely due to the low levels of overt aggression and the high level of social support available to subordinate females...
  8. ncbi request reprint Effects of social status, age, and season on androgen and cortisol levels in wild male golden lion tamarins (Leontopithecus rosalia)
    Karen L Bales
    Department of Biology, University of Maryland, College Park, 20742, USA
    Horm Behav 49:88-95. 2006
    ..These results suggest that unrelated subordinate males show measurable reproductive suppression and may use strategies such as infantilization to avert aggression from dominant males...
  9. pmc Neural correlates of pair-bonding in a monogamous primate
    Karen L Bales
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Brain Res 1184:245-53. 2007
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  10. ncbi request reprint Early experience affects the traits of monogamy in a sexually dimorphic manner
    Karen L Bales
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis 95616, USA
    Dev Psychobiol 49:335-42. 2007
    ..MAN0 animals of both sexes were less exploratory in the EPM than MAN1 counterparts. These experiments support the hypothesis that behaviors used to characterize monogamy are vulnerable in a sex-specific manner to early experience...
  11. doi request reprint Neuroendocrine and behavioural responses to exposure to an infant in male prairie voles
    W M Kenkel
    The Brain Body Center, Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    J Neuroendocrinol 24:874-86. 2012
    ..In the context of other studies, these data support the hypothesis that neuroendocrine changes associated with male alloparental behaviour are related to those implicated in pair-bonding...
  12. pmc Urocortin II increases spontaneous parental behavior in prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster)
    Peter A Samuel
    Department of Psychology, University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Behav Brain Res 186:284-8. 2008
    ..UCN II was found to increase passive parental behavior in voles while not affecting any stress-related measures. Delineating the mechanism of this change will aid in our understanding of the regulation of parenting...
  13. pmc Intranasal vasopressin affects pair bonding and peripheral gene expression in male Callicebus cupreus
    M R Jarcho
    Psychology Department, University of California Davis, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Genes Brain Behav 10:375-83. 2011
    ..The data presented here suggest that intranasally administered AVP has both central influences on social behavior and peripheral influences on inflammation in a nonhuman primate...
  14. pmc D2 antagonist during development decreases anxiety and infanticidal behavior in adult female prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster)
    Caroline M Hostetler
    Department of Psychology, University of California at Davis, One Shields Ave, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Behav Brain Res 210:127-30. 2010
    ..These behavioral effects were not seen in males. These data demonstrate that a single exposure to a D2 antagonist during development can have persistent, sex-specific effects on behavior into adulthood...
  15. ncbi request reprint Effects of neonatal oxytocin manipulations on male reproductive potential in prairie voles
    Karen L Bales
    The Brain Body Center, Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1601 W Taylor Street, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Physiol Behav 81:519-26. 2004
    ..These differences suggest that in males, developmental manipulations of OT may have the potential to influence the subsequent expression of sexual behavior and sperm transport...
  16. pmc Costs of pair-bonding and paternal care in male prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster)
    Joshua C Campbell
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Physiol Behav 98:367-73. 2009
    ..These results suggest that cohabitation with a female, and caring for pups, all have costs for male prairie voles...
  17. pmc Is it all in the family? The effects of early social structure on neural-behavioral systems of prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster)
    G D Greenberg
    Neuroscience Graduate Group, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Neuroscience 216:46-56. 2012
    ..Our results suggest that BDNF signaling in BNST and CA1 fluctuate with alloparenting experience, and they contribute to an increasingly complex "BDNF hypothesis" in which behavioral effects of this molecule are region-specific...
  18. pmc Consequences of early experiences and exposure to oxytocin and vasopressin are sexually dimorphic
    C Sue Carter
    Department of Psychiatry, Brain Body Center, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Ill 60612, USA
    Dev Neurosci 31:332-41. 2009
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  19. ncbi request reprint Both oxytocin and vasopressin may influence alloparental behavior in male prairie voles
    Karen L Bales
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Horm Behav 45:354-61. 2004
    ..Since treatment with only one antagonist did not interfere with the expression of alloparenting, these results suggest that access to either OT or AVP receptors may be sufficient for the expression of alloparenting...
  20. ncbi request reprint Sex differences and developmental effects of oxytocin on aggression and social behavior in prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster)
    Karen L Bales
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Horm Behav 44:178-84. 2003
    ..These findings demonstrate a sex difference in intrasexual aggression and suggest that neonatal exposure to OT may facilitate the onset of the mate-guarding component of pair bonding in female prairie voles...
  21. doi request reprint DeltaFosB is increased in the nucleus accumbens by amphetamine but not social housing or isolation in the prairie vole
    C M Hostetler
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Neuroscience 210:266-74. 2012
    ..These findings suggest that social stimuli, in contrast to drugs of abuse, are not mediators of ΔfosB in this region in prairie voles...
  22. doi request reprint Plasma omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acid status and monounsaturated fatty acids are altered by chronic social stress and predict endocrine responses to acute stress in titi monkeys
    K D Laugero
    Western Human Nutrition Research Center ARS USDA, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids 84:71-8. 2011
    ..Our results are consistent with previously reported FA profiles in stress-related psychopathology and suggest that compositional changes of specific lipid FAs may form new functional markers of chronic psychological stress...
  23. ncbi request reprint Developmental exposure to oxytocin facilitates partner preferences in male prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster)
    Karen L Bales
    Department of Biology, University of Maryland, USA
    Behav Neurosci 117:854-9. 2003
    ..Both OT and OTA voles had significantly higher levels of social contact than saline controls. A single neonatal injection of OT increased both total and selective social behaviors in male prairie voles...
  24. ncbi request reprint Energy intake, energy expenditure, and reproductive costs of female wild golden lion tamarins (Leontopithecus rosalia)
    Kimran E Miller
    Department of Biology, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA
    Am J Primatol 68:1037-53. 2006
    ..We suggest that reproductive female GLTs may adopt a reproductive strategy that includes high intake prior to pregnancy and lactation, and energy conservation during pregnancy and lactation...
  25. ncbi request reprint Organization of sensory neocortex in prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster)
    Katharine L Campi
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis, Davis, California 95616, USA
    J Comp Neurol 502:414-26. 2007
    ..We discuss the expanded auditory domain and the enlarged representation of perioral hairs as they relate to the specialized life style of the prairie vole...
  26. ncbi request reprint Sex differences and developmental effects of manipulations of oxytocin on alloparenting and anxiety in prairie voles
    Karen L Bales
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Dev Psychobiol 44:123-31. 2004
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Research Grants2

  1. Neurobiological Mechanisms of Social Bonding in a Monogamous Primate
    Karen Bales; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..This is relevant to the study of disorders of social bonding such as autism. ..
  2. Neurobiological Mechanisms of Social Bonding in a Monogamous Primate
    Karen L Bales; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This is relevant to the study of disorders of social bonding such as autism. ..