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Branchi I, Curley JP, D’Andrea I, Cirulli F, Champagne FA, Alleva E (in press) Early interactions with mother and peers independently build adult social skills and shape BDNF and oxytocin receptor brain levels. Psychoneuroendocrinology
Champagne FA (in press) Effects of stress across generations: Why sex matters. Biological Psychiatry
Champagne FA, (in press), Epigenetics and developmental plasticity across species. Developmental Psychobiology
Champagne FA, (in press), Interplay between social experiences and the genome: epigenetic consequences for behavior. Advances in Genetics
Gudsnuk KM & Champagne FA, (in press), Epigenetic influence of stress and the social environment. Institute for Laboratory Animal Research Journal
Jensen-Peña CL, Champagne FA (in press) Implications of temporal variation in maternal care for the prediction of neurobiological and behavioral outcomes in offspring. Behavioral Neuroscience
Monk C, Spicer J & Champagne FA, (in press), Linking prenatal maternal adversity to developmental outcomes in infants: The role of epigenetic pathways. Development & Psychopathology
Wan M, Bolger N, Champagne FA (in press) Human perception of fear in dogs varies according to experience with dogs. PLoS ONE
Champagne FA, 2012, Epigenetics and developmental plasticity across species, Developmental Psychobiology 55(1):33-41.
Champagne FA, 2012, Interplay between social experiences and the genome: epigenetic consequences for behavior, Advances in Genetics 77:33-57.
Curley JP, Jensen CL, Franks B & Champagne FA, 2012, Variation in maternal and anxiety-like behavior associated with discrete patterns of oxytocin and vasopressin 1a receptor density in the lateral septum. Hormones & Behavior 61: 454-461.
Franks B, Higgins ET & Champagne FA, 2012, Evidence for individual differences in regulatory focus in rats, Rattus norvegicus, Journal of Comparative Psychology.
Jensen CL & Champagne FA, 2012, Epigenetic and neurodevelopmental perspectives on variation in parenting behavior, Parenting: Science and Practice 12(2-3):202-211.
Jensen-Peña CL, Monk C, Champagne FA, 2012, Epigenetic effects of prenatal stress on 11ß-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase-2 in the placenta and fetal brain, PLoS ONE 7(6):e39791.
Liberman SA, Mashoodh R, Thompson RC, Dolinoy DC, Champagne FA, 2012, Concordance in hippocampal and fecal Nr3c1 methylation is moderated by maternal behavior in the mouse, Ecology and Evolution 2(12): 3123–3131.
Mashoodh R, Franks B, Curley JP, Champagne FA, 2012, Paternal social enrichment effects on maternal behavior and offspring growth, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 109 Suppl 2:17232-8.
Monk C, Spicer J & Champagne FA, 2012, Linking prenatal maternal adversity to developmental outcomes in infants: The role of epigenetic pathways,Development & Psychopathology 24(4):1361-76.
Swaney WT, Dubose BN, Curley JP, Champagne FA, 2012, Sexual experience affects reproductive behavior and preoptic androgen receptors in male mice, Hormones & Behavior 61: 472-478.
Champagne FA, 2011, Maternal imprints and the origins of variation, Hormones & Behavior 60: 4-11.
Champagne FA & Curley JP, 2011, Epigenetic influence of the social environment, In Petronis A & Mill J (eds) Brain, Behavior & Epigenetics. Springer. pp 185-208
Champagne FA & Rissman EF, 2011, Behavioral epigenetics: A new frontier in the study of hormones and behavior, Hormones and Behavior 59: 277-278.
Curley JP, 2011, The mu-opioid receptor and the evolution of mother-infant attachment: Theoretical comment on Higham et al. (2011), Behavioral Neuroscience 125: 273-278.
Curley JP, 2011, Is there a genomically imprinted social brain?, BioEssays 33: 662-8.
Curley JP, Jensen CL, Mashoodh R & Champagne FA, 2011, Social influences on neurobiology and behavior: Epigenetic effects during development, Psychoneuroendocrinology 36: 352-371.
Curley JP, Mashoodh R & Champagne FA, 2011, Epigenetics and the origin of paternal effects, Hormones & Behavior 59: 306-314.
Danchin E, Charmantier A, Champagne FA, Mesoudi A, Pujol B & Blanchet S, 2011, Beyond DNA: integrating inclusive inheritance into an extended theory of evolution, Nature Reviews Genetics 12: 475-486.
Franks B, Curley JP & Champagne FA, 2011, Measuring variations in maternal behavior: Relevance for studies of mood and anxiety, In Gould T. (ed) Mood and Anxiety Related Phenotypes in Mice: Characterization Using Behavioral Tests Vol 2. Springer - pp 209-223
Gudsnuk KM & Champagne FA, 2011, Epigenetic effects of early developmental experiences, Clinics in Perinatology 38:703-17.
Kundakovic M & Champagne FA, 2011, Epigenetic Perspective on the Developmental Effects of Bisphenol A, Brain, Behavior & Immunity 25: 1084-93.
Wan M & Champagne F, 2011, Agreement among experts in ratings of emotion in dogs, Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research 6: 64.
Champagne FA, 2010, Early Adversity and Developmental Outcomes : Interaction Between Genetics, Epigenetics, and Social Experiences Across the Life Span, Perspectives on Psychological Science 5: 564-574.
Champagne FA, 2010, Epigenetic Influence of Social Experiences Across the Lifespan, Developmental Psychobiology 52: 299-311.
Champagne FA, 2010, Epigenetic Perspectives on Development: Evolving Insights on the Origins of Variation, Developmental Psychobiology 52: e1-e3.
Champagne FA & Curley JP, 2010, Maternal care as a modulating influence on infant development, p323-341, In Blumberg MS, Freeman JH & Robinson SR. (eds) Developmental and Comparative Neuroscience: Epigenetics, Evolution & Behavior. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK.
Curley JP & Mashoodh R, 2010, Parent-of-origin and trans-generational germline influences on behavioral development: the interacting role of mothers, fathers and grandparents, Developmental Psychobiology 52: 312-330.
Curley JP, Mashoodh R & Champagne FA, 2010, Transgenerational Epigenetics, In Tollefsbol TO. (ed) Handbook of epigenetics: the new molecular and medical genetics. Academic Press: Boston, USA.
Curley JP, Rock V, Moynihan AM, Bateson P, Keverne EB & Champagne FA, 2010, Developmental shifts in the behavioral phenotypes of inbred mice: The role of postnatal and juvenile social experiences, Behavior Genetics 40: 220-232.
Alter MD, Gilani AI, Champagne FA, Curley JP, Turner JB. & Hen R, 2009, Paternal transmission of complex phenotypes in inbred mice. Biological Psychiatry 66: 1061-6.
Broad KD, Curley JP & Keverne EB, 2009, Increased apoptosis during neonatal brain development underlies the adult behavioural deficits seen in mice lacking a functional paternally expressed gene-3 (Peg-3), Developmental Neurobiology 69: 314-325
Champagne FA, 2009, Nurturing nature: social experiences and the brain, J. Neuroendocrinology 21: 867-868.
Champagne FA & Curley JP, 2009, Epigenetic mechanisms mediating the long-term effects of maternal care on development, Neurosci. Biobehav. Rev. 33: 593-600
Champagne FA & Curley JP, 2009, The trans-generational influence of maternal care on offspring gene expression and behavior in rodents, In Maestripieri D & Matteo JM. (eds) The role of maternal effects in mammalian evolution and adaptation. Chicago University Press: Chicago, USA.
Champagne FA & Mashoodh R, 2009, Genes in Context: Gene–Environment Interplay and the Origins of Individual Differences in Behavior, Current Directions in Psychological Science 18: 127-131.
Champagne FA, Curley JP, Swaney WT, Hasen N & Keverne EB, 2009, Paternal influence on female behavior: The role of Peg3 in exploration, olfaction and neuroendocrine regulation of maternal behavior of female mice, Behav Neuro 123: 469-480.
Curley JP, Jordan E, Swaney WT, Izraelit A, Kammel S & Champagne FA, 2009, The Meaning of Weaning: Influence of the Weaning Period on Behavioral Development in Mice, Developmental Neuroscience 31: 318-331.
Curley JP, Davidson S, Bateson P, & Champagne FA, 2009, Social enrichment during postnatal development induces transgenerational effects on emotional and reproductive behavior in mice, Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience 3(25): 1-14.
Fagiolini M, Jensen CL & Champagne FA, 2009, Epigenetic Influences on Brain Development and Plasticity, Current Opinion in Neurobiology 19: 1-6.
Mann JJ et al. 2009, Candidate endophenotypes for genetic studies of suicidal behavior, Biological Psychiatry 65: 556-563.
Swaney WT & Keverne EB, 2009, The evolution of pheremonal communication, Behavioral Brain Research 200: 239-247.
Wan M, Kubinyi E, Miklosi A, & Champagne F, 2009, A cross-cultural comparison of reports by German Shepherd owners in Hungary and the United States of America, Applied Animal Behaviour Science 121: 206-213.
Cameron NM, Shahrokh D, Del Corpo A, Dhir SK, Szyf M, Champagne FA & Meaney MJ, 2008, Epigenetic programming of phenotypic variations in reproductive strategies in the rat through maternal care, J. Neuroendocrinol 20: 795-801.
Champagne FA, 2008, Maternal Influence on Offspring Reproductive Behavior: Implications for Transgenerational Effects, p305-318, In R. Bridges (ed). "Neurobiology of the Parental Brain", Academic Press.
Champagne FA, 2008, Epigenetic mechanisms and the transgenerational effects of maternal care, Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology 29: 386-397
Champagne FA & Curley JP, 2008, Maternal regulation of ERa methylation, Current Opinion in Pharmacology 8: 735-739.
Curley JP, 2008, Parent-of-origin effects on maternal behavior, p319-332, In R. Bridges (ed). "Neurobiology of the Parental Brain", Academic Press.
Curley JP & Keverne EB, 2008, Epigenetics & Psychology. In: Lopez S. (Ed), Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology, Blackwell: London.
Curley JP, Champagne FA, Bateson P & Keverne EB, 2008, Transgenerational effects of impaired maternal care on behaviour of offspring and grandoffspring. Animal Behaviour. 75: 1551-1561.
Keverne EB & Curley JP, 2008, Epigenetics, brain evolution and behaviour, Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology 29: 398-412.
Nikonova L, Koza RA, Mendoza T, Chao PM, Curley JP & Kozak LP, 2008, Mesoderm-specific transcript is associated with fat mass expansion in response to a positive energy balance, FASEBJ 22: 3925-3937.
Swaney WT, Curley JP, Champagne FA & Keverne EB, 2008, The paternally expressed gene Peg3 regulates sexual experience-dependent preferences for estrous odors, Behav Neuro 122: 963-973.
Champagne FA & Curley JP, 2007, Studying the epigenetic influence of maternal care in rodents, In Crawley J (ed) What’s wrong with my mouse? Strategies for Rodent Behavior Phenotyping, p72-29, San Diego, CA: Society for Neuroscience.
Champagne FA & Meaney MJ, 2007, Transgenerational effects of social environment on variations in maternal care and behavioral response to novelty, Behav. Neuro 121: 1353-1363.
Champagne FA, Curley JP, Bateson PPG & Keverne EB, 2007, Natural variations in postpartum maternal care in inbred and outbred mice. Physiology & Behavior 91: 325-334.
Stevenson-Hinde J, Curley JP, Chicot R & Jóhannsson C, 2007, Anxiety within families: Consistency and change across time. Family Process 46: 543-556.
Swaney WT, Curley JP, Champagne FA & Keverne EB, 2007, Genomic imprinting mediates sexual experience-dependent olfactory learning in male mice, PNAS 104: 6084-6089.
Broad KD, Curley JP & Keverne EB, 2006, Mother-infant bonding and the evolution of mammalian social relationships, Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. 361: 2199-2214.
Champagne FA & Meaney MJ, 2006, Stress during gestation alters postpartum maternal care and the development of the offspring in a rodent model. Biol Psychiatry. 59:1227-35
Champagne FA, Weaver IC, Diorio J, Dymov S, Szyf M, & Meaney MJ, 2006, Maternal care associated with methylation of the estrogen receptor-alpha1b promoter and estrogen receptor-alpha expression in the medial preoptic area of female offspring. Endocrinology. 147:2909-15
Cameron NM, Champagne FA, Parent C, Fish EW, Ozaki-Kuroda K & Meaney MJ, 2005, The programming of individual differences in defensive responses and reproductive strategies in the rat through variations in maternal care. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 29:843-65.
Champagne FA & Curley JP, 2005, How social experiences influence the brain, Current Opinion in Neurobiology. 15(6): 704-709
Colvis CM, Pollock JD, Goodman RH, Impey S, Dunn J, Mandel G, Champagne FA, Mayford M, Korzus E, Kumar A, Renthal W, Theobald DE, & Nestler EJ, 2005, Epigenetic mechanisms and gene networks in the nervous system. J Neurosci. 25:10379-89.
Curley JP & Keverne EB, 2005, Genes, Brains and Mammalian Social Bonds, Trends in Ecology & Evolution 20(10): 561-7.
Curley JP & Keverne EB, 2005, Genomic Imprinting and Behaviour. In: Dunn M., Jorde L., Little P. & Subramaniam S. (Eds), Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics, Wiley: Chichester, UK. - PDF
Curley JP, Pinnock S, Dickson S, Thresher R, Miyoshi N, Surani MA & Keverne EB, 2005, Increased body fat in mice with a targeted mutation of the paternally expressed imprinted gene Peg3. FASEBJ 19(10):1302-1304.
Parent C, Zhang TY, Caldji C, Bagot R, Champagne FA, Pruessner J & Meaney MJ, 2005, Maternal care and individual differences in defensive responses, Current Directions in Psychological Science 14: 229-233.
St-Hilaire A, Holowka D, Cunningham H, Champagne F, Pukall M & King S, 2005, Explaining variation in the premorbid adjustment of schizophrenia patients: the role of season of birth and family history, Schiz Res. 73:39-48.
Szyf M, Weaver IC, Champagne FA, Diorio J, & Meaney MJ, 2005, Maternal programming of steroid receptor expression and phenotype through DNA methylation in the rat. Front Neuroendocrinol. 26:139-62.
Weaver IC, Champagne FA, Brown SE, Dymov S, Sharma S, Meaney MJ, & Szyf M, 2005, Reversal of maternal programming of stress responses in adult offspring through methyl supplementation: altering epigenetic marking later in life. J Neurosci. 25:11045-54.
Champagne FA, Chretien P, Stevenson CW, Zhang TY, Gratton A & Meaney MJ, 2004,Variations in nucleus accumbens dopamine associated with individual differences in maternal behavior in the rat, J Neurosci. 24:4113-23.
Curley JP, Barton SC, Surani AM & Keverne EB, 2004, Co-adaptation in mother and infant regulated by a paternally expressed imprinted gene, Proc Roy Soc Ser B. 271: 1303-1309. - see comment: Moore AJ, 2004, Behavioural genetics: all in the family, Nature 429: 517-518.
Keverne EB & Curley JP, 2004, Vasopressin, oxytocin and social behaviour, Current Opinion in Neurobiology. 14(6): 777-783.
Pruessner JC, Champagne F, Meaney MJ & Dagher A, 2004 Dopamine release in response to a psychological stress in humans and its relationship to early life maternal care: a positron emission tomography study using 11C raclopride, J Neurosci. 24:2825-31.
Weaver IC, Cervoni N, Champagne FA, D'Alessio AC, Sharma S, Seckl JR, Dymov S, Szyf M & Meaney MJ, 2004, Epigenetic programming by maternal behavior, Nat Neurosci. 7:847-54
Champagne FA, Francis DD, Mar A, & Meaney MJ, 2003, Variations in maternal care in the rat as a mediating influence for the effects of environment on development, Physiol Behav. 79:359-71.
Champagne FA, Weaver IC, Diorio J, Sharma S & Meaney MJ, 2003, Natural variations in maternal care are associated with estrogen receptor alpha expression and estrogen sensitivity in the medial preoptic area, Endocrinology. 144:4720-4
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