Alexa H Veenema

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Affiliation: University of Massachusetts
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi Early life stress, the development of aggression and neuroendocrine and neurobiological correlates: what can we learn from animal models?
    Alexa H Veenema
    Department of Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, Institute of Zoology, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
    Front Neuroendocrinol 30:497-518. 2009
  2. doi Distinct correlations of vasopressin release within the lateral septum and the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis with the display of intermale aggression
    Alexa H Veenema
    Department of Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
    Horm Behav 58:273-81. 2010
  3. ncbi Differences in intermale aggression are accompanied by opposite vasopressin release patterns within the septum in rats bred for low and high anxiety
    Daniela I Beiderbeck
    Department of Behavioural Neuroendocrinology, Institute of Zoology, University of Regensburg, Universitaetsstrasse 31, 93053 Regensburg, Germany
    Eur J Neurosci 26:3597-605. 2007
  4. doi Aggravation of DSS-induced colitis after chronic subordinate colony (CSC) housing is partially mediated by adrenal mechanisms
    Stefan O Reber
    Institute of Zoology, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
    Stress 11:225-34. 2008
  5. ncbi Effects of early life stress on adult male aggression and hypothalamic vasopressin and serotonin
    Alexa H Veenema
    Department of Behavioural Neuroendocrinology, Institute of Zoology, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
    Eur J Neurosci 24:1711-20. 2006
  6. ncbi Opposite effects of maternal separation on intermale and maternal aggression in C57BL/6 mice: link to hypothalamic vasopressin and oxytocin immunoreactivity
    Alexa H Veenema
    Department of Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, Institute of Zoology, University of Regensburg, Universitatsstrasse 31, 93053 Regensburg, Germany
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 32:437-50. 2007
  7. doi Early life stress enhances the vulnerability to chronic psychosocial stress and experimental colitis in adult mice
    Alexa H Veenema
    Department of Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, Institute of Zoology, University of Regensburg, 93053 Regensburg, Germany
    Endocrinology 149:2727-36. 2008
  8. doi Oxytocin mediates rodent social memory within the lateral septum and the medial amygdala depending on the relevance of the social stimulus: male juvenile versus female adult conspecifics
    Michael Lukas
    Department of Behavioral and Molecular Neurobiology, University of Regensburg, 93053 Regensburg, Germany
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 38:916-26. 2013
  9. doi Central vasopressin and oxytocin release: regulation of complex social behaviours
    Alexa H Veenema
    Department of Behavioural Neuroendocrinology, Institute of Zoology, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
    Prog Brain Res 170:261-76. 2008
  10. doi Maternal separation enhances offensive play-fighting, basal corticosterone and hypothalamic vasopressin mRNA expression in juvenile male rats
    Alexa H Veenema
    Department of Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, Institute of Zoology, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 34:463-7. 2009

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Publications17

  1. doi Early life stress, the development of aggression and neuroendocrine and neurobiological correlates: what can we learn from animal models?
    Alexa H Veenema
    Department of Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, Institute of Zoology, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
    Front Neuroendocrinol 30:497-518. 2009
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  2. doi Distinct correlations of vasopressin release within the lateral septum and the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis with the display of intermale aggression
    Alexa H Veenema
    Department of Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
    Horm Behav 58:273-81. 2010
    ..Although challenging the general view that central AVP release enhances intermale aggression in rodents, our data support a model in which AVP coordinates a range of social behaviors by eliciting region-specific effects...
  3. ncbi Differences in intermale aggression are accompanied by opposite vasopressin release patterns within the septum in rats bred for low and high anxiety
    Daniela I Beiderbeck
    Department of Behavioural Neuroendocrinology, Institute of Zoology, University of Regensburg, Universitaetsstrasse 31, 93053 Regensburg, Germany
    Eur J Neurosci 26:3597-605. 2007
    ....
  4. doi Aggravation of DSS-induced colitis after chronic subordinate colony (CSC) housing is partially mediated by adrenal mechanisms
    Stefan O Reber
    Institute of Zoology, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
    Stress 11:225-34. 2008
    ..In conclusion, exposure to chronic psycho-social stress increases the severity of acute DSS colitis, an effect which is, at least partly, mediated by adrenal mechanisms...
  5. ncbi Effects of early life stress on adult male aggression and hypothalamic vasopressin and serotonin
    Alexa H Veenema
    Department of Behavioural Neuroendocrinology, Institute of Zoology, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
    Eur J Neurosci 24:1711-20. 2006
    ..Furthermore, the maternal separation-induced changes in hypothalamic AVP and 5-HT systems may underlie these behavioural alterations...
  6. ncbi Opposite effects of maternal separation on intermale and maternal aggression in C57BL/6 mice: link to hypothalamic vasopressin and oxytocin immunoreactivity
    Alexa H Veenema
    Department of Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, Institute of Zoology, University of Regensburg, Universitatsstrasse 31, 93053 Regensburg, Germany
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 32:437-50. 2007
    ..The MS paradigm represents a promising animal model to reveal underlying mechanisms of aggressive behavioral dysfunctions associated with early life stress...
  7. doi Early life stress enhances the vulnerability to chronic psychosocial stress and experimental colitis in adult mice
    Alexa H Veenema
    Department of Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, Institute of Zoology, University of Regensburg, 93053 Regensburg, Germany
    Endocrinology 149:2727-36. 2008
    ..These findings may further help to reveal mechanisms of hypocortisolemic disorders...
  8. doi Oxytocin mediates rodent social memory within the lateral septum and the medial amygdala depending on the relevance of the social stimulus: male juvenile versus female adult conspecifics
    Michael Lukas
    Department of Behavioral and Molecular Neurobiology, University of Regensburg, 93053 Regensburg, Germany
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 38:916-26. 2013
    ..Overall, these results indicate that brain OXT is a critical mediator of social memory in male rodents and that, depending on the biological relevance of the social stimulus, distinct brain regions are recruited to mediate its effects...
  9. doi Central vasopressin and oxytocin release: regulation of complex social behaviours
    Alexa H Veenema
    Department of Behavioural Neuroendocrinology, Institute of Zoology, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
    Prog Brain Res 170:261-76. 2008
    ....
  10. doi Maternal separation enhances offensive play-fighting, basal corticosterone and hypothalamic vasopressin mRNA expression in juvenile male rats
    Alexa H Veenema
    Department of Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, Institute of Zoology, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 34:463-7. 2009
    ..Taken together with previous findings, the increase in aggressive behaviors both at juvenile and adult age illustrates that exposure to MS alters the way rats cope with social conflict situations throughout life...
  11. ncbi 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...
  12. doi Early life stress impairs social recognition due to a blunted response of vasopressin release within the septum of adult male rats
    Michael Lukas
    Department of Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 36:843-53. 2011
    ..Impaired social recognition may be linked to MS-induced changes in other social behaviors like aggression as shown previously...
  13. doi High and abnormal forms of aggression in rats with extremes in trait anxiety--involvement of the dopamine system in the nucleus accumbens
    Daniela I Beiderbeck
    Department of Behavioral and Molecular Neurobiology, Institute of Zoology, University of Regensburg, Universitaetsstrasse 31, 93053 Regensburg, Germany
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 37:1969-80. 2012
    ..Specifically, activation of the accumbal dopamine system is likely to underlie the high aggression observed in LAB rats...
  14. ncbi Neurobiological mechanisms of aggression and stress coping: a comparative study in mouse and rat selection lines
    Alexa H Veenema
    Department of Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, Institute of Zoology, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
    Brain Behav Evol 70:274-85. 2007
    ....
  15. pmc The neuropeptide oxytocin facilitates pro-social behavior and prevents social avoidance in rats and mice
    Michael Lukas
    Department of Behavioral and Molecular Neurobiology, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
    Neuropsychopharmacology 36:2159-68. 2011
    ....
  16. ncbi 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...
  17. ncbi Basal and stress-induced differences in HPA axis, 5-HT responsiveness, and hippocampal cell proliferation in two mouse lines
    Alexa H Veenema
    Institute for Zoology, University of Regensburg, Universitatsstrasse 31, D 93053 Regensburg, Germany
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1018:255-65. 2004
    ..The results further indicate that LAL mice have a higher stress responsivity than SAL mice. These results may have implications for a differential susceptibility for stress-related mood disorders...