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  Blaustein JD. Estrogen receptor-immunoreactivity in rat brain: rapid effects of estradiol injection, Endocrinology, 1993, 132: 1218-1224. [Medline] 

Blaustein JD. and DH Olster. Colchicine-induced accumulation of estrogen receptor-and progestin receptor-immunoreactivity in atypical areas in guinea pig brain. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 1993, 5: 63-70. [Medline] 

Blaustein JD, DH Olster, and MJ Tetel. Heterogeneous regulation of steroid hormone receptors in the brain, American Zoologist, 1993, 33: 219-228.

Turcotte JC and JD Blaustein. Immunocytochemical localization of midbrain estrogen receptor- and progestin receptor-containing cells in female guinea pigs. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 1993, 328: 76-87. [Medline] 

Tetel MJ, MJ Getzinger and JD Blaustein.  Fos Expression in the rat brain following vaginal-cervical stimulation by mating and manual probing.  Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 1993, 5: 397-404. [Medline] 

Delville Y and JD Blaustein. Estrogen receptor-immunoreactive forebrain neurons project to the ventrolateral hypothalamus in female guinea pigs. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 1993, 334: 571-589. [Medline] 

Wade GN, JM Gray and JD Blaustein. Estrogens and antiestrogens: Effects on eating behavior, metabolism, and energy balance. Oncology, 1993, 7, number 11 (supplement): 61-68.

Blaustein JD.  Estrogen receptors in neurons: new subcellular locations and functional implications.  Endocrine Journal, 1994, 2: 249-258.

Ricciardi KHN and JD Blaustein. Projections from ventrolateral hypothalamic neurons containing progestin receptor- and substance P-immunoreactivity to specific forebrain and midbrain areas in female guinea pigs. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 1994, 6: 135-144. [Medline] 

Li H-Y, JD Blaustein, DeVries GJ and GN Wade . Estrogen receptor-immunoreactivity in hamster brain: preoptic area, hypothalamus and amygdala. Brain Research, 1993, 631: 304-312. [Medline] 

Wade GN, JD Blaustein, JM Gray, JM Meredith. ICI 182,780: A pure antiestrogen that affects behaviors and energy balance in rats without acting in the brain. American Journal of Physiology (Regulatory Integrative Comparative Physiology), 1993, 265: R1392-R1398. [Medline] 

Wade GN, JB Powers, JD Blaustein, DE Green. ICI 182,780 antagonizes the effects of estradiol on estrous behavior and energy balance in Syrian hamsters. American Journal of Physiology, (Regulatory Integrative Comparative Physiology), 1993, 265: R1399-R1403. [Medline] 

Tetel MJ, DC Celentano, and JD Blaustein. Intraneuronal convergence of environmental and hormonal stimuli associated with female reproduction. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 1994, 6: 211-216. [Medline] 

Blaustein JD, MJ Tetel, KHN Ricciardi, Y Delville, and JC Turcotte. Hypothalamic ovarian steroid hormone-sensitive neurons involved in female sexual behavior. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 1994, 19: 505-516. [Medline] 

Zhou L, JD Blaustein, and GJ DeVries. Distribution of androgen receptor immunoreactivity in vasopressin-immunoreactive and oxytocin-immunoreactive neurons in the male rat brain. Endocrinology, 1994, 134: 2622-2627. [Medline] 

Tetel MJ, MJ Getzinger, and JD Blaustein. Estradiol and progesterone influence the response of ventromedial hypothalamic neurons to tactile stimuli associated with female reproduction. Brain Research, 1994, 646: 267-272. [Medline] 

 Li H-Y, GN Wade, and JD Blaustein. Manipulations of metabolic fuel availability alter estrous behavior and neural estrogen-receptor immunoreactivity in Syrian hamsters.  Endocrinology, 1994, 135: 240-247. [Medline] 

 Mani SK, JMC Allen, JH Clark, JD Blaustein and BW O'Malley.  Convergent pathways for steroid hormone- and neurotransmitter-induced rat sexual behavior.  Science, 1994, 265: 1246-1249. [Medline] 

 Mani SK, JD Blaustein, JMC Allen, SW Law, BW O'Malley, and JH Clark. Inhibition of rat sexual behavior by antisense oligonucleotides to the progesterone receptor. Endocrinology, 1994, 135: 1409 - 1414. [Medline] 

Meredith JM, CJ Auger, and JD Blaustein.  Down-regulation of estrogen receptor immunoreactivity by 17beta-estradiol in the guinea pig forebrain.  Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 1994, 6: 639- 648. [Medline] 

Tetel MJ, DC Celentano, JD Blaustein.  Intraneuronal convergence of tactile and hormonal stimuli associated with female reproduction in rats.  Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 1994, 6: 211-216. [Medline] 

Auger AP and JD Blaustein.  Progesterone enhances an estradiol-induced increase in Fos immunoreactivity in localized regions of female rat forebrain. Journal of Neuroscience, 1995, 15: 2272-2279. [Medline] 

Blaustein JD, MJ Tetel, and JM Meredith.  Neurobiological regulation of hormonal response by progestin and estrogen receptors In: Neurobiological effects of sex steroid hormones, Micevych, PE, RP Hammer, Jr., eds., Cambridge University Press; New York, NY, 1995, pp. 324-349.

King JC, DW Tai, IK Hanna, A Pfeiffer, P Haas, PM Ronsheim, SC Mitchell, JC Turcotte, and JD Blaustein. A subgroup of LHRH neurons in guinea pigs with progestin receptors is centrally positioned within the total population of LHRH neurons. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 1995, 61: 265-275. [Medline] 

de la Iglesia HO, JD Blaustein, and EL Bittman. The suprachiasmatic area in the female hamster projects to neurons containing estrogen receptors and gnRH. Neuroreport, 1995, 6: 1715-1722. [Medline] 

 Mani SK, JMC Allen, JP Lydon, JD Blaustein, FJ DeMayo, O Conneely and BW O'Malley. Dopamine requires the unoccupied progesterone receptor to induce sexual behavior in mice. Molecular Endocrinology, 1996, 10:  1728-1737. [Medline] 

 Auger AP, CA Moffatt and JD Blaustein.  Reproductively-relevant stimuli induce Fos-immunoreactivity within progestin receptor-containing neurons in localized regions of female rat forebrain.  Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 1996, 8: 831-838. [Medline] 

Blaustein JD.  Ovarian steroid hormone receptors in the brain:  Localization, action and behavioral function.  In: Infertility and Reproductive Medicine Clinics of North America, Premenstrual Syndrome and Related Disorders, (ed. by KA Ginsburg), WB Saunders, Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, 1996, 7: 243 - 265.

 Du Y, GN Wade, and JD Blaustein.  Effects of food deprivation on induction of neural progestin receptors by estradiol in Syrian hamsters.  American Journal of Physiology, 1996, 270: R978-R983. [Medline] 

 Ricciardi KHN, JC Turcotte, JD Blaustein and GJ DeVries.  Identification of efferent projections from the steroid receptor-containing area of the ventrolateral hypothalamus in female guinea pigs.  Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 1996, 8: 673 - 685. [Medline] 

Turcotte JC and JD Blaustein. Convergence of Substance P and estrogen receptor immunoreactivity in the midbrain central gray in female guinea pigs. Neuroendocrinology, 1997, 66: 28 - 37. [Medline] 

 Auger AP and JD Blaustein. Progesterone treatment increases fos-immunoreactivity within some progestin receptor-containing neurons in localized regions of female rat forebrain. Brain Research, 1997, 746: 164 - 170. [Medline] 

 Le W-W, B Attardi, KA Berghorn, JD Blaustein, and GE Hoffman. Progesterone blockade of a luteinizing hormone surge blocks luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone Fos activation and activation of its preoptic area afferents. Brain Research, 1997, 778: 272 - 280. [Medline] 

 Meredith JM, AP Auger, and JD Blaustein. D1 dopamine receptor agonist (SKF-38393) induction of Fos immunoreactivity in progestin receptor-containing areas of female rat brain.  Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 1997, 9: 385-394. [Medline] 

 Auger AP, CA Moffatt and JD Blaustein.  Progesterone-independent activation of rat brain progestin receptors by reproductive stimuli.  Endocrinology, rapid communication, 1997, 138: 511-514. [Medline] 

Wade GN, RL Lempicki, AK Panicker, RM Frisbee, and JD Blaustein.  Leptin facilitates and inhibits sexual behavior in female hamsters.  American Journal of Physiology, 1997, 41: R1354-R1358. [Medline] 

 Mani SK, JD Blaustein, and BW O'Malley.  Progesterone receptor function from a behavioral perspective.  Hormones and Behavior, 1997, 31: 244-255. [Medline] 

 Mangels RA, JB Powers, and JD Blaustein. Effect of photoperiod on neural estrogen and progestin receptor immunoreactivity in female syrian hamsters. Brain Research, 1998, 796: 63-74. [Medline] 

 Moffatt CA, EF Rissman, MA Shupnik, and JD Blaustein. Induction of neural progestin receptors by estradiol in estrogen receptor-alpha gene disrupted mice. Journal of Neuroscience, 1998, 18: 9556 - 9563. [Medline] 

 Meredith JM, CA Moffatt, AP Auger, GL Snyder, P Greengard, and JD Blaustein. Mating-related stimulation induces phosphorylation of DARPP-32 in progestin receptor-containing areas in the female rat brain. Journal of Neuroscience, 1998, 18: 10189 - 10195. [Medline] 

 Turcotte JC and JD Blaustein. Projections of the estrogen receptor-immunoreactive hypothalamus to other estrogen receptor-immunoreactive sites in the female guinea pig brain. Neuroendocrinology, 1999, 69: 63-76. [ Medline ] 

 de la Iglesia HO, JD Blaustein, and EL Bittman, Estrogen receptor-immunoreactive neurons project to the suprachiasmatic nucleus of the female Syrian hamster. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 1999, 11: 481 - 490. [Medline] 

 Auger AP, LM LaRiccia, CA Moffatt, and JD Blaustein, Progesterone-induced, but not progesterone-independent activation of progestin receptors decreases progestin receptor immunoreactivity within the forebrain of female rats. Hormones and Behavior, 2000, 37: 135-144. [Medline] 

 Donahue JE, EG Stopa, RL Chorsky, JC King, HM Schipper, SA Tobet, JD Blaustein, and S Reichlin. Cells containing immunoreactive estrogen receptor-a in the human basal forebrain. Brain Research, 2000, 856: 142-151. [Medline] 

 Lonstein JS, B Greco, GJ de Vries, JM Stern, and JD Blaustein. Maternal behavior stimulates c-fos activity within estrogen receptor alpha-containing neurons in lactating rats. Neuroendocrinology, 2000, 72: 91-101. [Medline] 

 Bennett AL, ME Blasberg, and JD Blaustein. Sensory cues mediating mating-induced potentiation of sexual receptivity in female rats. Hormones and Behavior, 2001, 40: 77 - 83.[Medline] 

 Auger AP, JM Meredith, GL Snyder, and JD Blaustein. Estradiol increases phosphorylation of a dopamine and cyclic AMP-regulated phosphoprotein (DARPP-32) in female rat brain. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 2001, 13: 761 - 768.[Medline] 

 Greco B, EA Allegretto, MJ Tetel, and JD Blaustein. Coexpression of estrogen receptor-b with estrogen receptor-a and progestin receptor proteins in neurons of the female rat forebrain: Effects of estradiol treatment. Endocrinology, 2001, 242: 5172 - 5181.[Medline] 

 Quysner A and JD Blaustein. A dopamine antagonist blocks vaginocervical stimulation-induced neuronal responses in the rat forebrain. Brain Research, 2001, 921: 173 - 182.[Medline] 

 Blaustein JD and B Greco. A progestin antagonist blocks vaginocervical stimulation-induced Fos expression in neurons containing progestin receptors in the rostral medial preoptic area. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 2002, 14: 1 - 12.[Medline] 

Blaustein JD and MS Erskine. Feminine sexual behavior: cellular integration of hormonal and afferent information in the rodent forebrain. In: (Pfaff, DW, ed.) Hormones, Brain and Behavior , Academic Press: New York, 2002, 139 - 214.

 Bennett AL, B Greco, ME Blasberg, and JD Blaustein. Response to male odours in progestin receptor- and oestrogen receptor-containing cells in female rat brain. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 2002, 14: 442 - 449.[Medline] 

 Bennett AL, ME Blasberg, and JD Blaustein. Mating stimulation required for mating-induced estrous abbreviation in female rats: effects of repeated testing. Hormones and Behavior, 2002, 42: 206 - 211. [Medline] 

 Gréco B, ME Blasberg, EC Kosinski, and JD Blaustein. Response of ERα-IR and ERβ-IR cells in the forebrain of female rats to mating stimuli. Hormones and Behavior, 2003, 43: 444 - 453. [Medline] 

 Gréco B, LS Lubbers, and JD Blaustein. Estrogen receptor b mRNA expression in the forebrain of proestrous, pregnant and lactating female rats. Endocrinology, 2003, 144: 1869-75. [Medline] 

Blaustein JD. Progestin receptors: neuronal integrators of hormonal and environmental stimulation. Annals of the New York Academy of Science, 2003, 1007:238-50.

Blaustein JD. Minireview: Neuronal steroid hormone receptors: they're not just for hormones anymore. Endocrinology, 2004 145(3):1075-81.

Blaustein JD. Can you teach an old dogma new tricks? Endocrinology, 2004, 145(3):1055-6.

Lonstein JS, JD Blaustein. Immunocytochemical investigation of nuclear progestin receptor expression within dopaminergic neurones of the female rat brain. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 2004, 16(6):534-43. [Medline]

Becker JB, AP Arnold, KJ Berkley, JD Blaustein, LA Eckel, E Hampson, JP Herman, S Marts, W Sadee, M Steiner, J Taylor, E Young. Strategies and methods for research on sex differences in brain and behavior. Endocrinology. 2005, 146(4):1650-73.

Turcotte JC, PJ Hunt, JD Blaustein. Estrogenic effects of zearalenone on the expression of progestin receptors and sexual behavior in female rats. Hormones and Behavior, 2005, 47(2):178-84.

Molenda-Figueira HA, CA Williams, AL Griffin, EM Rutledge, JD Blaustein, MJ Tetel. Nuclear receptor coactivators function in estrogen receptor- and progestin receptor-dependent aspects of sexual behavior in female rats. Hormones and Behavior, 2006, 50(3):383-92.

Jyotika J, J McCutcheon, J Laroche, JD Blaustein, NG Forger. Deletion of the Bax gene disrupts sexual behavior and modestly impairs motor function in mice. Developmental Neurobiology, 2007, 67(11):1511-9.

Blaustein, J.D. and Mani, S.K.  Feminine sexual behavior from neuroendocrine and molecular neurobiological perspectives.  In:  Handbook of Neurochemistry and Molecular Neurobiology:  Behavioral Neurochemistry, Neuroendocrinology and Molecular Neurobiology (J.D. Blaustein, Editor; A. Lajtha, Series Editor), Volume 21, 2007, Springer: New York, 95-150.

Greenspan, J.D., Craft, R.M., LeResche, L. et al. and the Pain Special Interest Group of the International Association for the Study of Pain (JD Blaustein was participant in working group that drafted report), Studying sex and gender differences in pain and analgesia: A consensus report.  Pain, 2007, 132: S26-S45.

Blaustein, J.D.  Embracing the evolution of Endocrinology. (Editorial) Endocrinology, 2008, 149: 1-2.

Eckel, L.A., Arnold, A., Hampson, E., Becker, J.B., Blaustein, J.D. and Herman, J.  Research and methodological issues in the study of sex differences in hormone-behavior relations.  In:  Sex Differences in the brain:  From Genes to behavior (J.B. Becker, K.J. Berkley, N. Geary, E. Hampson, J.P. Herman, and E.A. Young, Editors), 2008, Oxford University Press: New York, 35 - 61.

Blaustein, J.D.  Neuroendocrine regulation of feminine sexual behavior:  Lessons from rodent models and thoughts about humans.  Annual Reviews of Psychology, 2008, 59: 93-118.

Blaustein, J.D.  An estrogen by any other name… (Editorial)  Endocrinology, 2008, 149:  2697-2698.

Blaustein, J.D.  Minireview:  Progesterone and progestin receptors in the brain:  the neglected ones. (Editorial)  Endocrinology, 2008, 149:  2737-2738.

Rood, B.D., Murray, E.K., Laroche, J., Yang, M.K., Blaustein, J.D. and De Vries, G.J. Absence of progestin receptors alters distribution of vasopressin fibers but not sexual differentiation of vasopressin system in mice.  Neuroscience, 2008, 154: 911-921.

Baum, M., Blaustein, J.D., and Polston.  Mary S. Erskine (Oct. 8, 1946 – Dec. 12, 2007).  Hormones and Behavior, 2008, 54: 225-226.

Blaustein, J.D., Farrell, S., Ghavami, G., Laroche, J. and Mohan, G.  Non-intromissive mating stimuli are sufficient to enhance sexual behaviors in ovariectomized female rats.  Hormones and Behavior, 2009, 55: 404-411.

Laroche, J., Gasbarro, L., Herman, J.P., and Blaustein, J.D. Reduced behavioral response to gonadal hormones in mice shipped during the peripubertal/adolescent period. Endocrinology, 2009, 150:  2351-2358. PMCID: PMC2671909

Laroche, J., Gasbarro, L., Herman, J.P., and Blaustein, J.D. Enduring influences of peripubertal/adolescent stressors on behavioral response to estradiol and progesterone in adult female mice. Endocrinology, 2009, 150: 3717-3725.  PMCID: PMC2717861

Blaustein, J.D.  Feminine reproductive behavior and physiology in rodents:  Integration of hormonal, behavioral and environmental influences.  In: Hormones, Brain and Behavior (2nd edition), (D.W. Pfaff, A.P. Arnold, A.M. Etgen, S.E. Fahrbach, R.T. Rubin, Editors), 2009, Elsevier: San Diego, 67-107.

Blaustein, J.D.  The Year in Neuroendocrinology.  Molecular Endocrinology, 2010, 24: 252-260.

Blaustein, J.D.  Hormones and female sexual behavior, In:  Encyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience, Volume 2, (G.F. Koob, M. Le Moal, R.F. Thompson, editors), 2010, Academic Press: Oxford, 49-56.

Ismail, N., Garas, P., and Blaustein, J.D.  Long-term effects of pubertal stressors on female sexual receptivity and estrogen receptor-α expression in female CD-1 mice.  Hormones and Behavior, 2011, 59:  565–571.

Olesen, K.M., Ismail, N., Merchasin, E., and Blaustein, J.D.  Long-term alteration of anxiolytic effects of ovarian hormones in female mice by a pubertal immune stressor, Hormones and Behavior, 2011, 60: 318-326.

McCarthy, M.M, Arnold, A.P., Ball, G.B., Blaustein, J.D., and De Vries, G.J. Sex Differences in the Brain: The Not So Inconvenient Truth, Journal of Neuroscience, 2012, in press.


Books Edited:

Blaustein JD Handbook of Neurochemistry and Molecular Neurobiology: Behavioral Neurochemistry, Neuroendocrinology and Molecular Neurobiology (Lajtha, A, Series Editor), Volume 21, 2007, Springer: New York, 954 pages.

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