zebra finch

Summary

Alias: Taeniopygia guttata, Poephila guttata, Taeniopygia guttata (Vieillot, 1817), Taenopygia guttata

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Selective expression of insulin-like growth factor II in the songbird brain
    M Holzenberger
    Institut d Embryologie Cellulaire et Moleculaire, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and Collège de France, F 94736 Nogent sur Marne Cédex, Nogent sur Marne, France
    J Neurosci 17:6974-87. 1997
  2. pmc Identification and expression of NEU3, a novel human sialidase associated to the plasma membrane
    E Monti
    Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine TIGEM, San Raffaele Biomedical Science Park, Via Olgettina 58, 20132 Milan, Italy and Department of Biomedical Science and Biotechnology, University of Brescia, Via Valsabbina 19, 25123 Brescia, Italy
    Biochem J 349:343-51. 2000
  3. ncbi Site-specific retinoic acid production in the brain of adult songbirds
    N I Denisenko-Nehrbass
    Laboratory of Animal Behavior, The Rockefeller University, New York, New York 10021, USA
    Neuron 27:359-70. 2000
  4. pmc Neural, not gonadal, origin of brain sex differences in a gynandromorphic finch
    Robert J Agate
    Department of Physiological Science, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:4873-8. 2003
  5. ncbi Molecular cloning and characterization of NEU4, the fourth member of the human sialidase gene family
    E Monti
    Department of Biomedical Science and Biotechnology, University of Brescia, Viale Europa 11, 25123 Brescia, Italy
    Genomics 83:445-53. 2004
  6. ncbi Parallel FoxP1 and FoxP2 expression in songbird and human brain predicts functional interaction
    Ikuko Teramitsu
    Interdepartmental Programs in Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Physiology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    J Neurosci 24:3152-63. 2004
  7. ncbi FoxP2 expression in avian vocal learners and non-learners
    Sebastian Haesler
    Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, 14195 Berlin, Germany
    J Neurosci 24:3164-75. 2004
  8. pmc Sexually dimorphic expression of trkB, a Z-linked gene, in early posthatch zebra finch brain
    Xuqi Chen
    Department of Physiological Science, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:7730-5. 2005
  9. ncbi Co-induction of activity-dependent genes in songbirds
    Tarciso A F Velho
    Neurological Sciences Institute, Oregon Health and Science University West Campus, 505 NW 185th Avenue, Beaverton, OR 97006, USA
    Eur J Neurosci 22:1667-78. 2005
  10. pmc FoxP2 regulation during undirected singing in adult songbirds
    Ikuko Teramitsu
    Interdepartmental Programs in Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Physiology, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    J Neurosci 26:7390-4. 2006

Research Grants

  1. NIH Director's Pioneer Award
    ERICH JARVIS; Fiscal Year: 2009
  2. A Role for Serotonin in the Production and Learning of Song
    William Wood; Fiscal Year: 2012
  3. SARAH M WOOLLEY; Fiscal Year: 2016
  4. Mechanisms of vocal learning in the zebra finch
    Teresa A Nick; Fiscal Year: 2011
  5. Neural Mechanisms Underlying Complex Sound Recognition
    HELEN MARGUERITE MCLENDON; Fiscal Year: 2011
  6. Synaptic Aromatase: a Novel Form of Estrogen Delivery
    Colin J Saldanha; Fiscal Year: 2012
  7. Neurogenomics in a Model for Procedural Learning
    AUSTIN HILLIARD; Fiscal Year: 2010
  8. Cntnap2 in a behavioral model of autism
    Stephanie Ann White; Fiscal Year: 2010
  9. Neural mechanisms underlying vocal learning in the songbird
    Bence P Olveczky; Fiscal Year: 2012
  10. Auditory Processing and Memory for Complex Signals
    David S Vicario; Fiscal Year: 2012

Patents

  1. METHODS OF DIFFERENTIATING STEM CELLS BY MODULATING MIR-124
  2. Nucleic acids sequence of a cell death-inducible vector, and the transgenic silkmoth strains carrying the DNA fragment inducing tissue-specific cell death
  3. Nucleic acids sequence of a cell death-inducible vector, and the transgenic silkmoth strains carrying the DNA fragment inducing tissue-specific cell death
  4. Methods and compositions for treating and identifying compounds to treat age-related macular degeneration
  5. N-glycan core beta-galactosyltransferase and uses thereof
  6. Methods for Treating and Identifying Compounds to Treat Age-Related Macular Degeneration Treatment
  7. N-GLYCAN CORE BETA-GALACTOSYLTRANSFERASE AND USES THEREOF
  8. Multimeric Complexes of Antigens and an Adjuvant
  9. Multimeric complexes of antigens and an adjuvant
  10. Multimeric Complexes of Antigens and an Adjuvant

Detail Information

Publications232 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi Selective expression of insulin-like growth factor II in the songbird brain
    M Holzenberger
    Institut d Embryologie Cellulaire et Moleculaire, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and Collège de France, F 94736 Nogent sur Marne Cédex, Nogent sur Marne, France
    J Neurosci 17:6974-87. 1997
    ..To address the molecular processes that govern this replacement, we cloned the zebra finch insulin-like growth factor II (IGF-II) cDNA, a factor known to regulate neuronal development and survival in ..
  2. pmc Identification and expression of NEU3, a novel human sialidase associated to the plasma membrane
    E Monti
    Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine TIGEM, San Raffaele Biomedical Science Park, Via Olgettina 58, 20132 Milan, Italy and Department of Biomedical Science and Biotechnology, University of Brescia, Via Valsabbina 19, 25123 Brescia, Italy
    Biochem J 349:343-51. 2000
    ..8. Immunofluorescence staining of the transfected COS7 cells demonstrated the protein's localization in the plasma membrane...
  3. ncbi Site-specific retinoic acid production in the brain of adult songbirds
    N I Denisenko-Nehrbass
    Laboratory of Animal Behavior, The Rockefeller University, New York, New York 10021, USA
    Neuron 27:359-70. 2000
    ..Our results provide conclusive evidence for localized retinoic acid synthesis in an adult vertebrate brain and indicate that the retinoic acid-generating system plays a significant role in the maturation of a learned behavior...
  4. pmc Neural, not gonadal, origin of brain sex differences in a gynandromorphic finch
    Robert J Agate
    Department of Physiological Science, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:4873-8. 2003
    ..Because both sides of the song circuit were more masculine than that of females, diffusible factors such as hormones of gonadal or neural origin also likely played a role in sexual differentiation...
  5. ncbi Molecular cloning and characterization of NEU4, the fourth member of the human sialidase gene family
    E Monti
    Department of Biomedical Science and Biotechnology, University of Brescia, Viale Europa 11, 25123 Brescia, Italy
    Genomics 83:445-53. 2004
    ..Immunofluorescence staining and Western blot analysis demonstrated the association of NEU4 with the inner cell membranes...
  6. ncbi Parallel FoxP1 and FoxP2 expression in songbird and human brain predicts functional interaction
    Ikuko Teramitsu
    Interdepartmental Programs in Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Physiology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    J Neurosci 24:3152-63. 2004
    ..The specific colocalization of FoxP1 and FoxP2 found in several structures in the bird and human brain predicts that mutations in FOXP1 could also be related to speech disorders...
  7. ncbi FoxP2 expression in avian vocal learners and non-learners
    Sebastian Haesler
    Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, 14195 Berlin, Germany
    J Neurosci 24:3164-75. 2004
    ..whether the expression pattern of FOXP2 is consistent with a role in learned vocal communication, we cloned zebra finch FoxP2 and its close relative FoxP1 and compared mRNA and protein distribution in developing and adult brains of ..
  8. pmc Sexually dimorphic expression of trkB, a Z-linked gene, in early posthatch zebra finch brain
    Xuqi Chen
    Department of Physiological Science, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:7730-5. 2005
    Sexual differentiation of the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata) neural song circuit is thought to be initiated by sex differences in sex chromosome gene expression in brain cells...
  9. ncbi Co-induction of activity-dependent genes in songbirds
    Tarciso A F Velho
    Neurological Sciences Institute, Oregon Health and Science University West Campus, 505 NW 185th Avenue, Beaverton, OR 97006, USA
    Eur J Neurosci 22:1667-78. 2005
    ..They also demonstrate that genes representing distinct genomic and cellular regulatory programs, namely early effectors and transcription factors, are co-activated in the same neuronal cells by a naturally learned stimulus...
  10. pmc FoxP2 regulation during undirected singing in adult songbirds
    Ikuko Teramitsu
    Interdepartmental Programs in Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Physiology, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    J Neurosci 26:7390-4. 2006
    ..To address this question, we use a songbird, the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata), whose learned song and underlying circuitry are well characterized...
  11. pmc Sexually dimorphic SCAMP1 expression in the forebrain motor pathway for song production of juvenile zebra finches
    Yu Ping Tang
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 1101, USA
    Dev Neurobiol 67:474-82. 2007
    Mechanisms regulating sexual differentiation of the zebra finch song system are not well understood...
  12. pmc Bi-directional sexual dimorphisms of the song control nucleus HVC in a songbird with unison song
    Manfred Gahr
    Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Seewiesen, Germany
    PLoS ONE 3:e3073. 2008
    ..Male-typical and female-typical sexual differentiation appears to act on different aspects of the phenotypes within the same brain areas, leading females and males to produce the same behaviour using different cellular mechanisms...
  13. doi Differential responsiveness in brain and behavior to sexually dimorphic long calls in male and female zebra finches
    Sharon M H Gobes
    Behavioural Biology and Helmholtz Institute, Utrecht University, 3508 TB Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Comp Neurol 516:312-20. 2009
    In zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata), as in most other songbird species, there are robust sex differences in brain morphology and vocal behavior...
  14. pmc Gallus gallus NEU3 sialidase as model to study protein evolution mechanism based on rapid evolving loops
    Edoardo Giacopuzzi
    Department of Biomedical Sciences and Biotechnology, Unit of Biology and Genetics, University of Brescia, Viale Europa 11, Brescia 25123, Italy
    BMC Biochem 12:45. 2011
    ..These features prompted us to extend our studies on this protein family in birds, to get insights on the evolution of this class of glycohydrolases...
  15. ncbi Zebra finch CB1 cannabinoid receptor: pharmacology and in vivo and in vitro effects of activation
    K Soderstrom
    Florida State University, Department of Psychology, Tallahassee, FL 32306 1270, USA
    J Pharmacol Exp Ther 297:189-97. 2001
    Zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata) learn vocal behavior during sensitive developmental periods, similar to the way in which human language is acquired. As adults, they recite the learned song pattern in a stereotyped manner...
  16. ncbi Aromatase inhibition affects testosterone-induced masculinization of song and the neural song system in female canaries
    Leonida Fusani
    Research Centre for Ornithology of the Max Planck Society, 82346 Andechs, Germany
    J Neurobiol 54:370-9. 2003
    ..Our results provide the first example of estrogen-sensitive mechanisms controlling the structural features of adult birdsong...
  17. ncbi Differential expression pattern and steroid hormone sensitivity of SNAP-25 and synaptoporin mRNA in the telencephalic song control nucleus HVC of the zebra finch
    Cornelia Voigt
    Abteilung Wickler, Max Planck Institut für Verhaltensphysiologie, D 82319 Seewiesen, Germany
    J Comp Neurol 475:83-94. 2004
    ..The decreased HVC size is not area-specific but correlates with an overall reduction in size and an overall increase in cell density of the forebrain...
  18. pmc Genomic resources for songbird research and their use in characterizing gene expression during brain development
    Xiaoching Li
    The Rockefeller University, 1230 York Avenue, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:6834-9. 2007
    ..We made cDNA libraries from zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata) brains at different developmental stages...
  19. pmc Molecular cloning and biochemical characterization of sialidases from zebrafish (Danio rerio)
    Marta Manzoni
    Department of Biomedical Sciences and Biotechnology, School of Medicine, University of Brescia, Viale Europa 11, 25123 Brescia, Italy
    Biochem J 408:395-406. 2007
    ..Overall, the redundancy of sialidases together with their expression profile and their activity exerted on gangliosides of living cells indicate the biological relevance of this class of enzymes in zebrafish...
  20. pmc Pair bonding in the female zebra finch: a potential role for the nucleus taeniae
    L A Svec
    Neuroscience Program, 108 Giltner Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Neuroscience 160:275-83. 2009
    ..The results indicate that the nucleus taeniae may play some role in the maintenance of pair bonds in this species. Additionally, females may provide some signal to influence elements of the behavior of males...
  21. pmc Late-postnatal cannabinoid exposure persistently increases FoxP2 expression within zebra finch striatum
    Ken Soderstrom
    Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina 27834, USA
    Dev Neurobiol 70:195-203. 2010
    ..Thus, song-altering cannabinoid treatments are associated with persistent increases in basal expression of FoxP2 in zebra finch striatum.
  22. pmc Food for song: expression of c-Fos and ZENK in the zebra finch song nuclei during food aversion learning
    Kirill Tokarev
    Department of the Neurobiology of Memory, PK Anokhin Institute of Normal Physiology, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Moscow, Russia
    PLoS ONE 6:e21157. 2011
    ..It is not known whether the song system forebrain regions are exclusively evolved for song or whether they also process information not related to song that might reflect their 'evolutionary history'...
  23. doi Presence of aromatase and estrogen receptor alpha in the inner ear of zebra finches
    Isabelle C Noirot
    Department of Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    Hear Res 252:49-55. 2009
    ..the existence of sex differences in auditory brainstem responses in a songbird species, the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata). Many sex differences are regulated by sex steroid hormone action either during ontogeny or in adulthood...
  24. pmc Developmental experience alters information coding in auditory midbrain and forebrain neurons
    Sarah M N Woolley
    Department of Psychology, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027, USA
    Dev Neurobiol 70:235-52. 2010
    ..In midbrain and forebrain neurons, MI was significantly higher in normal zebra finch neurons than in Bengalese finch and cross-tutored zebra finch neurons, but not between Bengalese finch and ..
  25. pmc Functional MRI of auditory responses in the zebra finch forebrain reveals a hierarchical organisation based on signal strength but not selectivity
    Tiny Boumans
    Bio Imaging Lab, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
    PLoS ONE 3:e3184. 2008
    ..The aim of the present study is to investigate the emergence of BOS selectivity within the network of primary auditory sub-regions in the avian pallium...
  26. ncbi Early condition, song learning, and the volume of song brain nuclei in the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata)
    Diego Gil
    Departamento de Ecologia Evolutiva, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales CSIC, Jose Gutierrez Abascal 2, 28006 Madrid, Spain
    J Neurobiol 66:1602-12. 2006
    ..We tested this hypothesis in the zebra finch by modifying early condition through cross-fostering chicks to small, medium, and large broods...
  27. ncbi CB1 cannabinoid receptor expression in brain regions associated with zebra finch song control
    K Soderstrom
    Florida State University, Department of Psychology and Program in Neuroscience, Tallahassee, FL 32306 1270, USA
    Brain Res 857:151-7. 2000
    ..Since a network of discrete brain regions in zebra finch telencephalon controls song learning, we hypothesized that cannabinoid signaling may be relevant to songbird ..
  28. ncbi Distribution of aromatase-immunoreactive cells in the forebrain of zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata): implications for the neural action of steroids and nuclear definition in the avian hypothalamus
    J Balthazart
    Laboratory of Biochemistry, University of Liege, Belgium
    J Neurobiol 31:129-48. 1996
    ..The distribution of immunoreactive aromatase cells in the zebra finch brain is in excellent agreement with the distribution of cells expressing the mRNA for aromatase recently ..
  29. ncbi Effects of testosterone and corticosterone on immunocompetence in the zebra finch
    Mark L Roberts
    Centre for Ecology and Conservation, School of Biosciences, University of Exeter, Cornwall Campus, Penryn, Cornwall TR10 9EZ, UK
    Horm Behav 51:126-34. 2007
    ..The same individuals with the highest levels of both hormones and consequently the most robust antibody response also possessed the lowest body mass...
  30. doi Carotenoid accumulation in the tissues of zebra finches: predictors of integumentary pigmentation and implications for carotenoid allocation strategies
    Kevin J McGraw
    School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287, USA
    Physiol Biochem Zool 83:97-109. 2010
    ..plasma, liver, adipose tissue, and retina as well as the beak and legs of male and female zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata), a species in which males display sexually attractive, red, carotenoid-based beak coloration and females ..
  31. ncbi Sex differences in neuropeptide staining of song-control nuclei in zebra finch brains
    S W Bottjer
    Department of Biology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles 90089 2520, USA
    Brain Behav Evol 50:284-303. 1997
    ..CGRP) in forebrain and midbrain song-control nuclei of male versus female brains in adult zebra finches (Poephila guttata) using immunohistochemical techniques...
  32. ncbi Estrogen mediation of injury-induced cell birth in neuroproliferative regions of the adult zebra finch brain
    Diane W Lee
    Department of Psychology, California State University, Long Beach, California 90840, USA
    Dev Neurobiol 67:1107-17. 2007
    ..Results therefore indicate that estrogens are directly involved in the brain's response to injury and may be acting to provide a rich environment for the production and perhaps protection of new cells...
  33. ncbi Noradrenergic system of the zebra finch brain: immunocytochemical study of dopamine-beta-hydroxylase
    C V Mello
    Laboratory of Animal Behavior, The Rockefeller University, New York, New York 10021, USA
    J Comp Neurol 400:207-28. 1998
    ..of dopamine-beta-hydroxylase (DBH), a noradrenergic marker, in the brain of an oscine, the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata)...
  34. doi Glial aromatization increases the expression of bone morphogenetic protein-2 in the injured zebra finch brain
    Bradley J Walters
    Department of Biological Sciences, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015, USA
    J Neurochem 106:216-23. 2008
    ..We first established the expression of BMPs 2, 4, 6, and 7 in the adult zebra finch brain using RT-PCR...
  35. pmc Hippocampal lesions impair spatial memory performance, but not song--a developmental study of independent memory systems in the zebra finch
    David J Bailey
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824, USA
    Dev Neurobiol 69:491-504. 2009
    ..subserve episodic-like memory does very little (if anything) to affect procedural-like (song learning) memory, we conclude that these memory systems and their anatomical substrates are well dissociated in the developing male zebra finch.
  36. ncbi Post-hatching hormonal modulation of a sexually dimorphic neuromuscular system controlling song in zebra finches
    Juli Wade
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 1117, USA
    Brain Res 929:191-201. 2002
    Sexual dimorphisms are present throughout the zebra finch song system, from forebrain centers to the tracheosyringeal portion of the hypoglossal nucleus (nXIIts) to the muscles of the syrinx (vocal organ)...
  37. ncbi Development of sexual partner preference in the zebra finch: a socially monogamous, pair-bonding animal
    Elizabeth Adkins-Regan
    Department of Psychology and Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, Uris Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853 7601, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 31:27-33. 2002
    ..They also contribute to the foundation of animal research that is necessary for a biological approach to understanding the pair-bonding component of human sexual orientation...
  38. ncbi Expression and localization of Ca2+-ATPase in the uterus during the reproductive cycle of king quail (Coturnix chinensis) and zebra finch (Poephila guttata)
    Scott L Parker
    Integrative Physiology Research Group, School of Biological Sciences, Heydon Laurence Building A08, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol 149:30-5. 2008
    ..to determine expression and localisation of uterine Ca2+-ATPase during the reproductive cycle of king quail and zebra finch. The pattern of Ca2+-ATPase expression and localisation during the reproductive cycle was similar for both ..
  39. ncbi Identification, distribution, and developmental changes of a melatonin binding site in the song control system of the zebra finch
    M Gahr
    Max Planck Institut für Verhaltensphysiologie, Seewiesen, Federal Republic of Germany
    J Comp Neurol 367:308-18. 1996
    ..IMEL binding areas of the zebra finch brain were localized and characterized by using quantitative in vitro autoradiography...
  40. ncbi Food availability but not cold ambient temperature affects undirected singing in adult male zebra finches
    Frank Johnson
    Program in Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306 1270, USA
    Physiol Behav 76:9-20. 2002
    Adult male zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata) produce hundreds of song bouts per day, even when housed in social isolation...
  41. ncbi Dopamine receptors in a songbird brain
    Lubica Kubikova
    Department of Neurobiology, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710
    J Comp Neurol 518:spc1. 2010
    ..Here we cloned from zebra finch brain cDNAs of all avian dopamine receptors: the D1 (D1A, D1B, D1D) and D2 (D2, D3, D4) families...
  42. ncbi Auditory pathways of caudal telencephalon and their relation to the song system of adult male zebra finches
    G E Vates
    Laboratory of Animal Behavior, The Rockefeller University, New York, New York, USA
    J Comp Neurol 366:613-42. 1996
    ..Our goal was to describe anatomically the auditory pathways in adult zebra finch males and, specifically, to show the projections by which Ncm and vocal motor centers may receive auditory ..
  43. pmc Gene duplication and fragmentation in the zebra finch major histocompatibility complex
    Christopher N Balakrishnan
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    BMC Biol 8:29. 2010
    ..The sequencing of the zebra finch Taeniopygia guttata genome, in combination with targeted bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) sequencing, has allowed us to ..
  44. ncbi Keratinization and lipogenesis in epidermal derivatives of the zebrafinch, Taeniopygia guttata castanotis (Aves, Passeriformes, Ploecidae) during embryonic development
    Lorenzo Alibardi
    Dipartimento di Biologia Evoluzionistica Sperimentale, University of Bologna, 40126 Bologna, Italy
    J Morphol 251:294-308. 2002
    ..The sequence of epidermal layers in some apteria and in interfollicular epidermis in the zebrafinch embryo (Taeniopygia guttata castanotis) was studied...
  45. pmc Simple sequence repeats in zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata) expressed sequence tags: a new resource for evolutionary genetic studies of passerines
    Jon Slate
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK
    BMC Genomics 8:52. 2007
    ..Efforts to address this problem are underway, and the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata) will be the first passerine to have its genome sequenced...
  46. doi Developmental origins of mosaic brain evolution: Morphometric analysis of the developing zebra finch brain
    Christine J Charvet
    Department of Neurobiology and Behavior and Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, University of California, Irvine, California 92697, USA
    J Comp Neurol 514:203-13. 2009
    In adult zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata), the telencephalon occupies 64% of the entire brain. This fraction is similar to what is seen in parrots, but many other birds possess a significantly smaller telencephalon...
  47. doi Identification of auditory distance cues by zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata) and budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus)
    Kelly E Radziwon
    Department of Psychology, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Buffalo, New York 14260, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 129:3384-92. 2011
    The present study examined auditory distance perception cues in a non-territorial songbird, the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata), and in a non-songbird, the budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus)...
  48. ncbi A putative 5 alpha-reductase inhibitor demasculinizes portions of the zebra finch song system
    W Grisham
    Department of Physiological Science, University of California, Los Angeles 90095 1527, USA
    Brain Res 750:122-8. 1997
    One model of the sexual differentiation of the zebra finch song system holds that both major metabolites of testosterone, dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and estradiol (E2), act together to masculinize the song system...
  49. ncbi The energetic cost of variations in wing span and wing asymmetry in the zebra finch Taeniopygia guttata
    C Hambly
    Aberdeen Centre for Energy Regulation and Obesity, School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 2TZ, Scotland, UK
    J Exp Biol 207:3977-84. 2004
    ..bicarbonate technique was used to measure the energy expended during the flight of zebra finches Taeniopygia guttata, prior to and after experimental manipulation to generate asymmetry and a change in wing span by trimming ..
  50. doi Prolactin release and response to vasoactive intestinal peptide in an opportunistic breeder, the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata)
    D Christensen
    Genetics, Development and Cell Biology, 503 Science II, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, USA
    Gen Comp Endocrinol 157:91-8. 2008
    ..This is part of the suite of characters enabling these birds to respond to favorable breeding conditions at any time...
  51. ncbi Isolation and characterization of a cDNA encoding the zebra finch myelin proteolipid protein
    C W Campagnoni
    Mental Retardation Research Center, UCLA School of Medicine 90024
    Neurochem Res 19:1061-5. 1994
    A cDNA was isolated from a zebra finch telencephalon cDNA library that encodes the myelin proteolipid protein...
  52. ncbi The hippocampus and caudomedial neostriatum show selective responsiveness to conspecific song in the female zebra finch
    David J Bailey
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, 235 Psychology Research Building, East Lansing 48824, USA
    J Neurobiol 52:43-51. 2002
    ..While studied in detail in the male zebra finch, IEG responses in these neural substrates involved in song perception have not been quantified in females...
  53. pmc Effects of long-term flutamide treatment during development in zebra finches
    William Grisham
    Department of Psychology and Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology of Brain Research Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, United States
    Neurosci Lett 418:92-6. 2007
    The molecular mechanisms responsible for the sexual differentiation of the zebra finch song system remain mysterious...
  54. doi Effect of isolation and conspecific presence in a novel environment on corticosterone concentrations in a social avian species, the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata)
    Sunayana B Banerjee
    Department of Psychology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Horm Behav 60:233-8. 2011
    ..Handling by itself did not account, however, for the elevated corticosterone in birds socially isolated for 10 minutes...
  55. ncbi Estrogen synthesis in vivo in the adult zebra finch: additional evidence that circulating estrogens can originate in brain
    B A Schlinger
    Department of Psychology and Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology, University of California, Los Angeles 90024 1563
    Endocrinology 133:2610-6. 1993
    ..Because androgen levels were in the physiological range, we conclude that the brain routinely enriches the estrogen content of blood in normal adult males of this species...
  56. ncbi Effect of septal lesions on male song and aggression in the colonial zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata) and the territorial field sparrow (Spizella pusilla)
    J L Goodson
    Department of Psychology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Behav Brain Res 98:167-80. 1999
    ..courtship and aggression in the territorial field sparrow (Spizella pusilla) and the colonial zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata)...
  57. ncbi Effect of septal lesions on male song and aggression in the colonial zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata) and the territorial field sparrow (Spizella pusilla)
    J L Goodson
    Department of Psychology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Behav Brain Res 101:167-80. 1999
    ..courtship and aggression in the territorial field sparrow (Spizella pusilla) and the colonial zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata)...
  58. ncbi Telencephalic aromatase but not a song circuit in a sub-oscine passerine, the golden collared manakin (Manacus vitellinus)
    C J Saldanha
    Department of Physiological Science, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Brain Behav Evol 56:29-37. 2000
    ..a) showed evidence of a song circuit, and (b) expressed aromatase in the telencephalon at high levels like the zebra finch (oscine passerine) or at low levels like the quail (non-passerine)...
  59. ncbi Differential expression of the immediate early genes FOS and ZENK following auditory stimulation in the juvenile male and female zebra finch
    David J Bailey
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, 108 Giltner Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Brain Res Mol Brain Res 116:147-54. 2003
    The brains of adult zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata) are tuned to the songs of conspecifics...
  60. ncbi Phylogenomic investigation of CR1 LINE diversity in reptiles
    Andrew M Shedlock
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    Syst Biol 55:902-11. 2006
    ..anole (Anolis smaragdinus), Tuatara (Sphenodon punctatus), Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae), and Zebra Finch (Taeniopygia guttata) against a comprehensive library approximately 3000 TE-encoding peptides reflect an increasing abundance of ..
  61. doi Food, stress, and reproduction: short-term fasting alters endocrine physiology and reproductive behavior in the zebra finch
    Sharon E Lynn
    Department of Biology, The College of Wooster, Wooster, OH 44691, USA
    Horm Behav 58:214-22. 2010
    ..altering acute stress physiology, reproductive physiology, and reproductive behavior of male zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata) with several goals in mind...
  62. ncbi Projections of the dorsomedial nucleus of the intercollicular complex (DM) in relation to respiratory-vocal nuclei in the brainstem of pigeon (Columba livia) and zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata)
    J M Wild
    Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    J Comp Neurol 377:392-413. 1997
    ..All but the projections to PBvl and XIIts were reciprocal. In summary, the projections of DM suggest that it is able to influence all the key motor and premotor nuclei involved in patterned respiratory-vocal activity...
  63. ncbi An avian bioassay for environmental estrogens: the growth response of zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata) chick oviduct to oral estrogens
    James R Millam
    Department of Animal Science, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, California 95616 8532, USA
    Environ Toxicol Chem 21:2663-8. 2002
    ..We orally dosed zebra finch chicks daily during their linear growth phase (days 5-11) with estradiol benzoate (EB), genistein, methoxychlor,..
  64. ncbi The evolution of carotenoid coloration in estrildid finches: a biochemical analysis
    K J McGraw
    Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Comp Biochem Physiol B Biochem Mol Biol 139:45-51. 2004
    ..Estrilda troglodytes; zebra waxbill, Amandava subflava; red avadavat, Amandava amandava; and zebra finch, Taeniopygia guttata) circulated these same dietary carotenoids along with two metabolites (dehydrolutein and anhydrolutein) ..
  65. ncbi FOS and ZENK responses in 45-day-old zebra finches vary with auditory stimulus and brain region, but not sex
    David J Bailey
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, 108 Giltner Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Behav Brain Res 162:108-15. 2005
    Male zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata) begin to sing around 45 days posthatch (d45) and tune their songs to match learned templates. Females never develop song, but they use male conspecific vocalizations for mate choice...
  66. pmc The Songbird Neurogenomics (SoNG) Initiative: community-based tools and strategies for study of brain gene function and evolution
    Kirstin Replogle
    Cell and Developmental Biology, Univ, of Illinois, Urbana, IL, USA
    BMC Genomics 9:131. 2008
    ..A complete draft sequence of the zebra finch genome is imminent, yet a need remains for application of genomic resources within a research community ..
  67. ncbi Lateral magnocellular nucleus of the anterior neostriatum (LMAN) in the zebra finch: neuronal connectivity and the emergence of sex differences in cell morphology
    B E Nixdorf-Bergweiler
    Humboldt University, Department of Biology, 10115 Berlin, Germany
    Microsc Res Tech 54:335-53. 2001
    ..The decline in synapse number and the augmentation in synaptic contact length at synapses in LMAN in males are indicative for synaptic plasticity, whereas in females synapse number and synaptic contact length remain unchanged...
  68. ncbi Behavioral and adrenocortical responses to mate separation and reunion in the zebra finch
    Luke Remage-Healey
    Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Horm Behav 43:108-14. 2003
    ..The Australian zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata) breeds colonially and adults maintain lifelong pair bonds that may be disrupted in the wild due to high ..
  69. ncbi Peripheral motor dynamics of song production in the zebra finch
    Franz Goller
    Department of Biology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1016:130-52. 2004
    ..of all major motor systems that are involved in song production and modification in the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata). Acoustic syllables of zebra finch song are produced by a characteristic air sac pressure pattern...
  70. ncbi Proteomic analyses of zebra finch optic tectum and comparative histochemistry
    Stephanie Sloley
    Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, 33136, USA
    J Proteome Res 6:2341-50. 2007
    Proteomic analyses of zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata) optic tectum resulted in identification of 176 proteins...
  71. doi Corticosterone and cortisol binding sites in plasma, immune organs and brain of developing zebra finches: intracellular and membrane-associated receptors
    Kim L Schmidt
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Brain Behav Immun 24:908-18. 2010
    ..Two well-known GCs are corticosterone and cortisol. Whereas corticosterone is the primary GC in zebra finch plasma, cortisol is the primary GC in zebra finch lymphoid organs and is also present in the brain and plasma ..
  72. doi Cross-fostering diminishes song discrimination in zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata)
    Dana L M Campbell
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Anim Cogn 12:481-90. 2009
    ..The cross-fostering of a model species for recognition research, the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata) into heterospecific nests of the Bengalese finch (Lonchura striata vars...
  73. doi Carbon turnover in tissues of a passerine bird: allometry, isotopic clocks, and phenotypic flexibility in organ size
    Ulf Bauchinger
    Department Biologie II, Ludwig Maximilians Universitat Munchen, Grosshaderner Strasse 2, 82152 Planegg Martinsried, Germany
    Physiol Biochem Zool 82:787-97. 2009
    ..Here we report the carbon turnover rate for 12 tissues from a passerine bird, the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata)...
  74. pmc Comparative genomic analysis of the zebra finch degradome provides new insights into evolution of proteases in birds and mammals
    Victor Quesada
    Departamento de Bioquimica y Biologia Molecular, Facultad de Medicina, Instituto Universitario de Oncologia, Universidad de Oviedo, 33006 Oviedo, Spain
    BMC Genomics 11:220. 2010
    ..Therefore, the sequencing of the zebra finch genome allows the comparison between the degradomes of mammals and birds and may help to understand the ..
  75. pmc Meiotic silencing and fragmentation of the male germline restricted chromosome in zebra finch
    Sam Schoenmakers
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Erasmus MC University Medical Center, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Chromosoma 119:311-24. 2010
    ..the behaviour of the peculiar germline restricted chromosome (GRC) that is present as a single copy in zebra finch spermatocytes...
  76. ncbi Isolation and characterization of a zebra finch aromatase cDNA: in situ hybridization reveals high aromatase expression in brain
    P Shen
    Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, UCLA School of Medicine 90024
    Brain Res Mol Brain Res 24:227-37. 1994
    ..of estrogen from androgen is catalyzed by aromatase, a key enzyme implicated in song development in the zebra finch. To study the role of estrogen synthesis in the organization of brain regions responsible for song, a cDNA ..
  77. ncbi Distribution and regulation of telencephalic aromatase expression in the zebra finch revealed with a specific antibody
    C J Saldanha
    Department Physiological Science, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    J Comp Neurol 423:619-30. 2000
    ..Here we describe the neuroanatomical distribution of aromatase in the zebra finch by using a novel antibody raised specifically against zebra finch aromatase...
  78. ncbi Tissue levels of lead in experimentally exposed zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata) with particular attention on the use of feathers as biomonitors
    T Dauwe
    Department of Biology, University of Antwerp U I A, Universiteitsplein 1, B 2610 Wilrijk, Belgium
    Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 42:88-92. 2002
    We tested experimentally whether zebra finch feathers can be used as a biomonitor for lead pollution, and we examined whether lead exposure influences the accumulation of zinc into feathers...
  79. ncbi Influence of restraint and acute isolation on the selectivity of the adult zebra finch zenk gene response to acoustic stimuli
    Kevin H J Park
    Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, Beckman Institute Neuronal Pattern Analysis Group, University of Illinois, Urbana 61801, USA
    Behav Brain Res 136:185-91. 2002
    ..It has been shown that the amount of sound-mediated zenk gene expression varies in the zebra finch caudomedial neostriatum (NCM), apparently correlated with stimulus type (conspecific>heterospecific>noise&..
  80. ncbi Dehydroepiandrosterone metabolism by 3beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase/Delta5-Delta4 isomerase in adult zebra finch brain: sex difference and rapid effect of stress
    Kiran K Soma
    Department of Physiological Science, Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology of the Brain Research Institute, University of California, Los Angeles 90095 1527, USA
    Endocrinology 145:1668-77. 2004
    ..that 3beta-HSD is expressed in the adult brain in a region- and sex-specific manner using the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata), a songbird with robust sex differences in song behavior and telencephalic song nuclei...
  81. ncbi Genic capture and the genetic basis of sexually selected traits in the zebra finch
    Timothy R Birkhead
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, United Kingdom
    Evolution 60:2389-98. 2006
    ..Using a captive population of the zebra finch Taeniopygia guttata, we tested two key predictions from this model: (1) that genetic variance exists in beak color which is a ..
  82. pmc A comparison of SNPs and microsatellites as linkage mapping markers: lessons from the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata)
    Alexander D Ball
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK
    BMC Genomics 11:218. 2010
    ..In this study we created linkage maps of four zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata) chromosomes (1, 1A, 2 and 9) using two types of marker, Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) and ..
  83. pmc Digital gene expression analysis of the zebra finch genome
    Robert Ekblom
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Alfred Denny Building, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    BMC Genomics 11:219. 2010
    ..Here we investigate tissue specific gene expression patterns in the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata) with special emphasis on the genes of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC).
  84. ncbi Sexually dimorphic neurocalcin expression in the developing zebra finch telencephalon
    Sean L Veney
    Neuroscience Program, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824, USA
    J Neurobiol 56:372-86. 2003
    Differential display RT-PCR was used on RNA isolated from the zebra finch telencephalon to identify gene products potentially involved in its development, including the sexually dimorphic nuclei responsible for song learning and ..
  85. ncbi Estrogen provision by reactive glia decreases apoptosis in the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata)
    Colin J Saldanha
    Department of Biological Sciences, Lehigh University, 111 Research Drive, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015, USA
    J Neurobiol 64:192-201. 2005
    ..Thus, glial estrogen provision at sites of neural insult may be critical in limiting the cellular degeneration caused by injury via an inhibition of apoptosis...
  86. doi Variation in yolk precursor receptor mRNA expression is a key determinant of reproductive phenotype in the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata)
    Dong Han
    Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada, V5A 1S6
    J Exp Biol 212:1277-83. 2009
    ..g. follicle or egg size) is not known. Here we show that the mRNA sequence of the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata) VTG/VLDL-R shows a high degree of sequence identity (92%) with chicken VTG/VLDL-R mRNA...
  87. doi Distribution and sexually dimorphic expression of steroid receptor coactivator-1 (SRC-1) in the zebra finch brain
    Kelli A Duncan
    Neuroscience Institute and Center for Behavioral Neuroscience, Georgia State University, PO Box 5030, Atlanta, GA 30302 5030, United States
    Gen Comp Endocrinol 170:408-14. 2011
    ..One well-studied sexually dimorphic behavior is singing in songbirds such as the Australian zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata)...
  88. pmc Song presentation induces gene expression in the songbird forebrain
    C V Mello
    Laboratory of Animal Behavior, Rockefeller University, New York, NY 10021
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 89:6818-22. 1992
    ..or Krox-24) following presentation of tape-recorded songs to canaries (Serinus canaria) and zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata)...
  89. pmc CB1 cannabinoid receptor activation inhibits a neural correlate of song recognition in an auditory/perceptual region of the zebra finch telencephalon
    Osceola Whitney
    Department of Psychology and Program in Neuroscience, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 32306 1270, USA
    J Neurobiol 56:266-74. 2003
    ..WIN55212-2 and then measuring expression of the transcription factor zenk following presentation of novel zebra finch song, we show that cannabinoid receptor activation differentially influences zenk expression in sensory versus ..
  90. ncbi Tactile contact is required for early estrogen treatment to alter the sexual partner preference of female zebra finches
    Elizabeth Adkins-Regan
    Department of Psychology and Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, Uris Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 7601, USA
    Horm Behav 48:180-6. 2005
    ..females) in several species of mammals and in the socially monogamous pair bonding zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata)...
  91. pmc Functional MRI of the zebra finch brain during song stimulation suggests a lateralized response topography
    Henning U Voss
    Citigroup Biomedical Imaging Center, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:10667-72. 2007
    ..Here, we adapt the noninvasive functional MRI method in mildly sedated zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata) to localize and characterize song driven brain activation...
  92. pmc Monogamy on the fast track
    Elizabeth Adkins-Regan
    Department of Psychology, 218 Uris Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Biol Lett 3:617-9. 2007
    ..Here it is shown through a controlled experimental manipulation that zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata) allowed to remain with their partners to breed again are faster to initiate a clutch (by approx...
  93. doi Song motor control organizes acoustic patterns on two levels in Bengalese finches (Lonchura striata var. domestica)
    Yoshimasa Seki
    Graduate School of Science and Technology, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan
    J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 194:533-43. 2008
    ..domestica) songs do not show unvarying motif repetition as has been found in zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata). Instead, there are variations of partially stereotyped sequences of song syllables...
  94. pmc CB(1) cannabinoid receptor activation dose dependently modulates neuronal activity within caudal but not rostral song control regions of adult zebra finch telencephalon
    Ken Soderstrom
    Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27834, USA
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 199:265-73. 2008
    CB(1) cannabinoid receptors are distinctly expressed at high density within several regions of zebra finch telencephalon, including those known to be involved in song learning (lMAN and Area X) and production (HVC and RA) because (1) ..
  95. doi Sex-specific variability in the immune system across life-history stages
    Oliver P Love
    Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia V5A 1S6, Canada
    Am Nat 172:E99-112. 2008
    ..experiment examining life-history stage variation in the inflammatory immune response in the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata)...
  96. pmc Sexual differentiation of the zebra finch song system: potential roles for sex chromosome genes
    Michelle L Tomaszycki
    Department of Psychology and Program in Neuroscience, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
    BMC Neurosci 10:24. 2009
    ..The present study examined the potential role for sex-biased gene expression during development of sexually dimorphic singing behavior and associated song nuclei in juvenile zebra finches...
  97. doi Confocal reflectance and two-photon microscopy studies of a songbird skull for preparation of transcranial imaging
    Darine Abi-Haidar
    University of Lyon, France
    J Biomed Opt 14:034038. 2009
    We present experiments and analyses of confocal reflectance and two-photon microscopy studies of zebra finch skull samples...
  98. pmc Neural expression and post-transcriptional dosage compensation of the steroid metabolic enzyme 17beta-HSD type 4
    Sarah E London
    Interdepartmental Program in Neuroscience, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    BMC Neurosci 11:47. 2010
    Steroids affect many tissues, including the brain. In the zebra finch, the estrogenic steroid estradiol (E2) is especially effective at promoting growth of the neural circuit specialized for song...
  99. pmc The zebra finch neuropeptidome: prediction, detection and expression
    Fang Xie
    Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801 USA
    BMC Biol 8:28. 2010
    Among songbirds, the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata) is an excellent model system for investigating the neural mechanisms underlying complex behaviours such as vocal communication, learning and social interactions...
  100. pmc Stressful dieting: nutritional conditions but not compensatory growth elevate corticosterone levels in zebra finch nestlings and fledglings
    Mariam Honarmand
    Department of Animal Behaviour, University Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
    PLoS ONE 5:. 2010
    ..by considering biometry, physiology, sexually selected male ornaments and survival using zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata) as a model species...
  101. pmc Organization and development of zebra finch HVC and paraHVC based on expression of zRalDH, an enzyme associated with retinoic acid production
    Christopher R Olson
    Department of Behavioral Neuroscience, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon 97239, USA
    J Comp Neurol 519:148-61. 2011
    ..into retinoic acid and its expression is highly enriched in the song control system of adult zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata)...

Research Grants64

  1. NIH Director's Pioneer Award
    ERICH JARVIS; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Repairing the pathway in vocal learners, when damaged, would have profound impact for correcting neurological disorders of speech. ..
  2. A Role for Serotonin in the Production and Learning of Song
    William Wood; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..I have chosen to study serotonergic modulation in a premotor song nucleus in the telencephalon of the zebra finch, a model organism which is well-suited for dissecting neuromodulatory actions at multiple levels of ..
  3. SARAH M WOOLLEY; Fiscal Year: 2016
    ..In our model species, the zebra finch, auditory midbrain neurons produce robust and reliable responses to a wide range of sounds, including complex ..
  4. Mechanisms of vocal learning in the zebra finch
    Teresa A Nick; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..As with humans, the zebra finch songbird learns its song in two phases: a sensory phase during which the song of an adult tutor is memorized ..
  5. Neural Mechanisms Underlying Complex Sound Recognition
    HELEN MARGUERITE MCLENDON; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..record CMM neurons in adult zebra finches before and after behavioral discrimination training with pairs of zebra finch songs containing both shared and unique elements...
  6. Synaptic Aromatase: a Novel Form of Estrogen Delivery
    Colin J Saldanha; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..The songbird affords unparalleled advantages towards the further understanding of synaptocrinology. In the zebra finch, synaptic aromatase comprises about half of all aromatase activity in the brain...
  7. Neurogenomics in a Model for Procedural Learning
    AUSTIN HILLIARD; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Furthermore, in the adult zebra finch brain, song practice changes FoxP2 mRNA and protein levels...
  8. Cntnap2 in a behavioral model of autism
    Stephanie Ann White; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The broad long-term objective of this proposal is to develop a novel model of ASD using the zebra finch songbird...
  9. Neural mechanisms underlying vocal learning in the songbird
    Bence P Olveczky; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..The zebra finch, a songbird, provides a unique system in which to pursue this goal, as it acquires its song in much the same ..
  10. Auditory Processing and Memory for Complex Signals
    David S Vicario; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Among songbirds, our knowledge of the zebra finch is most advanced...
  11. A Gene Expression Brain Atlas of the Zebra Finch.
    Claudio V Mello; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..brain cDNA libraries, comprehensive annotated EST databases, microarrays, a BAC library and the completed the zebra finch genome...
  12. Neurogenomics of Social Behavior: Songbird Models
    David F Clayton; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The genome of one songbird, the zebra finch, has now been sequenced by the NIH...
  13. Characterization of microRNAs expressed in the developing songbird brain
    Xiaoching Li; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..exploratory project, we will focus on a systematic genome-wide characterization of miRNA expression in the zebra finch brain across a bird's entire life span. This project has two specific aims...
  14. Neurogenomics of Vocal Plasticity
    Margaret S Ferris; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..For instance, the male zebra finch has a static adult song that is copied during youth from a tutor male...
  15. Mechanisms of Learning and Production of Birdsong
    SANTOSH HELEKAR; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..and (3) to investigate whether differences and changes in the abundance of song syllable repetitions within zebra finch song are associated with alterations in the ability of the neural song control circuit to generate oscillations ..
  16. Method for Studying Neural Correlates of Birdsong
    SANTOSH HELEKAR; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..involve implantation of an array of 6 chronic epidural recording electrodes on each half of the brain of a zebra finch and one midline epidural cerebellar reference electrode...
  17. Molecular Profiling of Song Nucleus HVC in the Zebra Finch
    CLAUDIO MELLO; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..oscine song control system and building a comprehensive, publicly available gene expression database for the zebra finch brain...
  18. Cellular and Synaptic Physiology of Auditory Processing
    CLAUDIO MELLO; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..of song in songbirds, more specifically the circuitry organization of the caudomedial neostriatum (NCM) in the zebra finch. The long-term goal is to elucidate the involvement of NCM in vocal communication and vocal learning...
  19. The molecular basis for developmental sensory learning
    Sarah London; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..In songbirds like the zebra finch, the forebrain auditory lobule (AL), the functional homologue of mammalian primary and secondary auditory ..
  20. Daniel Margoliash; Fiscal Year: 2016
    ..Here, a biomechanical perspective is taken to develop a mathematical dynamical systems model of the zebra finch syrinx and upper vocal tract...
  21. Discrimination of communication sounds in auditory scenes
    DAVID MICHAEL SCHNEIDER; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..The zebra finch is a well-studied animal model of vocal communication...
  22. Mechanisms Underlying the Development of Auditory Perce*
    MIMI PHAN; Fiscal Year: 2009
    The P.I. proposes to study the role of auditory perception in mediating vocal learning in a songbird, the zebra finch. Young male zebra finches learn their songs from adult models through a process of imitation that resembles human ..
  23. Marcy A Kingsbury; Fiscal Year: 2015
    ..family Estrildidae is an ideal group for testing such diverse hypotheses, given that 1) zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata) exhibit an extraordinary diversity of robust, quantifiable behaviors, and 2) several estrildid species are ..
  24. Franz Goller; Fiscal Year: 2014
    ..Particular emphasis is placed on the most widely used animal model system for learned vocal behavior, the zebra finch, whose song is characterized by a broad range of acoustic features from tonal sounds to complex spectral ..
  25. Developmental Regulation of Brain and Behavior
    JULI S WADE; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..The zebra finch song system is ideally suited to study the molecular basis of development of neural structure and function for ..
  26. NEUROBIOLOGY OF SENSORY ACQUISITION
    Patrice Adret; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..the involvement of specific brain regions in song memorization will be examined in the zebra finch, Taeniopygia guttata, a well-studied model system...
  27. HORMONAL REGULATION OF BRAIN AND BEHAVIOR DEVELOPMENT
    Juli Wade; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..This proposal is designed to test two hypotheses: (i) the zebra finch song system is similar to the copulatory system of birds in that it is masculinized not by the presence of ..
  28. Michael A Long; Fiscal Year: 2016
    ..To that end, the experiments within this proposal focus on an important motor control nucleus in the zebra finch called HVC (formerly known as the high vocal center), which is analogous to motor areas of the mammalian ..
  29. The Role of the Maternal and Developmental Environments in Adult Phenotype
    JENNIFER GRINDSTAFF; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This research will be conducted with zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata)...
  30. JULI S WADE; Fiscal Year: 2016
    ..The zebra finch song system is a particularly useful model for understanding mechanisms that regulate development of sex ..
  31. Impact of early nutrition on neural mechanisms of signal processing
    KENDRA SEWALL; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..among these three hypotheses by manipulating early nutrition in an animal model, zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata), and comparing nutritionally deprived and control subjects'(1) motivation to attend to stimuli and ..
  32. The neural basis for birdsong rhythm and sequencing
    Christopher Glaze; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..this research is to examine how recurrent brainstem-forebrain circuitry (BFC) represents the rhythmic aspects zebra finch song on broader scales...
  33. Cellular and synaptic rules enabling vocal communication
    Michael A Long; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..In this proposal, I directly address these issues using the songbird (zebra finch) as a model system...
  34. DETERMINANTS OF ADULT NEUROGENESIS AND MIGRATION I
    Steven Goldman; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..into the adult brain, using the higher vocal center (HVc) and the adjacent neostriatum in adult avian (canary, zebra finch) as a model...
  35. Mass spectrometric imaging of molecular distributions in the brain
    Kensey Amaya; Fiscal Year: 2009
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The zebra finch, a songbird, is an important model for studying neurogenesis, neural circuit development, and learning and memory...
  36. Domain-specific regulation of auditory processing by aromatase in Taeniopygia gut
    Peter Lovell; Fiscal Year: 2007
    This study will examine the role of aromatase in the formation and storage of auditory song memories in the zebra finch caudomedial nidopallium (NCM)...
  37. Neurocalcin Regulation of Dimorphic Brain Development
    SEAN VENEY; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..One species for which this statement is especially true is the zebra finch. Males sing a courtship song that females are not normally capable of producing...
  38. Is it Memory or Is It Death, Caspase-3 and Memory
    GRAHAM HUESMANN; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..I will be using the emerging model system for the study of memory formation: the adult zebra finch as it responds to novel conspecific bird song...
  39. Temporal Patterns in Sleep Mechanisms of Learning
    Daniel Margoliash; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..This hypothesis is supported by observations of individual neurons in the zebra finch forebrain nucleus RA that exhibit neuronal replay, similar patterns of bursting activity during singing and ..
  40. THE BIOLOGY OF NEURONAL REPLACEMENT
    Fernando Nottebohm; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..This potential is widely expressed in oscine songbirds, such as the canary and zebra finch. The work described here uses their song system, which is necessary for the acquisition and production of ..
  41. Modulation of auditory processing by behavioral state
    Marc Schmidt; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..We will investigate the mechanism for these modulations in the adult zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata)...
  42. Comparative mapping of auditory telencephalon
    THOMAS TERLEPH; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..in response to various stimuli at multiple sites in field L2a and NCM in awake birds of two species (canary and zebra finch)...
  43. CELL SURVIVAL IN A NEURAL CIRCUIT FOR LEARNING
    Wei Wu; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..1 ..
  44. Cannabinoid-Altered Vocal Development
    KENNETH M SODERSTROM; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..drugs that act like marijuana) administered during periadolescence on the vocal development of a songbird, the zebra finch, an animal that learns a form of vocal communication during periods of late-postnatal development...
  45. Sex Differences in Brain and Behavior Development
    Juli Wade; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  46. Cannabinoid Effects on Development of a Learned Behavior
    KENNETH SODERSTROM; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..We propose here to use the zebra finch model to investigate the effects of cannabinoid exposure during juvenile development at behavioral, anatomical ..
  47. NEUROMUSCULAR CONTROL AND MOTOR INTEGRATION OF BIRDSONG
    Franz Goller; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  48. Developmental Differences in Brain Androgen Synthesis
    Sarah London; Fiscal Year: 2004
    The zebra finch song system consists of sexually dimorphic nuclei. Early estrogen treatment masculinizes telencephalic song nuclei in genetic females, but blocking estrogen does not demasculinize these nuclei in genetic males...
  49. EXPERIENCE DEPENDENT CHANGES IN THE BRAIN
    David Clayton; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..The PI has focused on one IEG as an exemplar (ZENK) and has shown that it is induced in specific regions of the zebra finch brain by normal day-to-day experiences, including both hearing song and active single...
  50. Valence Coding and Regulation of Approach-Avoidance in Social and Asocial Species
    James L Goodson; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..We additionally propose the development of VT RNA interference that will enable us to specifically knock down VT production, thus allowing the functional investigation of specific VT cell groups. ..
  51. EXPERIENCE DEPENDENT CHANGES IN THE BRAIN
    David Clayton; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..A key aspect of the research is a strategic focus on the adult zebra finch as a model...
  52. 2008 Genes and Behavior Gordon Research Conference
    David Clayton; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This conference will promote progress towards this understanding by bringing together experts working with a variety of organismal models, human populations and technical approaches. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  53. Songbird Neurogenomics Initiative
    David F Clayton; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Moreover, the approach here may serve as a model for doing science on a community scale, embracing individual initiative but coordinating efforts to achieve a larger synergy. ..
  54. International Congress of Neuroethology
    SARAH BOTTJER; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Thus, benefits to American scientists in general, and to young investigators in particular, will be the opportunity for exposure to cutting-edge research and techniques from around the World. ..
  55. Mechanisms of vocal learning
    TERESA NICK; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..As with humans, the zebra finch songbird learns its song in two phases: a sensory phase during which the song of an adult tutor is memorized ..
  56. Cellular Mechanisms of Vocal-Respiratory Integration
    Richard Mooney; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  57. Motor Correlates of Song Plasticity in Adult Songbirds
    Brenton Cooper; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The results will be further our understanding of how vocal plasticity is manifested in motor correlates of song. ..
  58. Single neuron correlates of learned song
    Richard Mooney; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..This project can help identify neural mechanisms important to audition guided vocal learning, and thus may yield insight into neural mechanisms for speech learning, perception and production. ..
  59. Integrative Study of Vocal Development
    DAVID VICARIO; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..between multiple physiological variables and vocal performance during development in a songbird, the zebra finch. Young male zebra finches learn their songs from adult models through a process of imitation that resembles ..
  60. NEURAL MECHANISMS OF VOCAL LEARNING
    SARAH BOTTJER; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..abstract_text> ..
  61. Controlling Auditory Feedback in Songbird Vocalization
    DAVID VICARIO; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..This work will be done in a songbird, the zebra finch, because the songbird vocal system provides the most accessible animal model for studying some of the basic ..

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