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Sex Differences in the Brain. Relation between Structure and Function, G.J. De Vries, J.P.C. De Bruin, H.B.M. Uylings, M.A. Corner (eds.) Progress in Brain Res., Vol. 61, Elsevier, Amsterdam (1984), 517pp.

Representative Papers

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  • Forger NG, de Vries GJ. 2010 Cell death and sexual differentiation of behavior: worms, flies, and mammals. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 20:1–8 Get  paper
  • McCarthy MM, Auger AP, Bale TL, De Vries GJ, Dunn GA, Forger NG, Murray EK, Nugent BM, Schwarz JM, Wilson ME. 2009 The epigenetics of sex differences in the brain. J Neurosci. 29:12815-23. Get  paper
  • Murray EK, Hien A, de Vries GJ, Forger NG.2009 Epigenetic control of sexual differentiation of the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis. Endocrinology. 150:4241-7. Get  paper
  • de Vries GJ, Södersten P 2009 Sex differences in the brain: the relation between structure and function. Horm Behav 55:589-96. Get  paper
  • de Vries GJ 2008 Sex differences in vasopressin and oxytocin innervation of the brain. Prog Brain Res 170:17-27. Get  paper
  • Rood BD, Murray EK, Laroche J, Yang MK, Blaustein JD, De Vries GJ.2008 Absence of progestin receptors alters distribution of vasopressin fibers but not sexual differentiation of vasopressin system in mice. Neuroscience. 154:911-21 Get  paper
  • Holmes MM, Rosen GJ, Jordan CL, de Vries GJ, Goldman BD, Forger NG. 2007 Social control of brain morphology in a eusocial mammal. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 104:10548-52. Get  paper
  • Rosen GJ, De Vries GJ, Goldman SL, Goldman BD, Forger NG. 2007 Distribution of vasopressin in the brain of the eusocial naked mole-rat. J Comp Neurol. 500(6):1093-105. Get  paper
  • Hayes UL, De Vries GJ. 2007 Role of pregnancy and parturition in induction of maternal behavior in prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster). Horm Behav. 51(2):265-72. Get  paper
  • Rosen GJ, De Vries GJ, Villalba C, Weldele ML, Place NJ, Coscia EM, Glickman
    SE, Forger NG. 2006 Distribution of vasopressin in the forebrain of spotted hyenas.
    J Comp Neurol. 498(1):80-92. Get  paper
  • De Vries GJ, Panzica GC. 2006 Sexual differentiation of central vasopressin and vasotocin systems in vertebrates: different mechanisms, similar endpoints.
    Neuroscience.138(3):947-55. Get  paper
  • De Vries GJ. 2005. Sex steroids and sex chromosomes at odds? Endocrinology 146: 3277-3279. Get  paper
  • Lonstein JS, Rood BD, De Vries GJ. 2005. Unexpected effects of perinatal gonadal hormone manipulations on sexual differentiation of the extrahypothalamic arginine-vasopressin system in prairie voles. Endocrinology 146: 1559-1567. Get  paper
  • Forger NG, Rosen GJ, Waters EM, Jacob D, Simerly RB, de Vries GJ. 2004. Deletion of Bax eliminates sex differences in the mouse forebrain. Proc Nat Acad Sci USA 101:13666-13671. Get  paper
  • De Vries GJ. 2004. Sex differences in adult and developing brains; compensation, compensation, compensation. Endocrinology, 145: 1063-1068. Get  paper
  • Han TM, De Vries GJ. 2003. Organizational effects of testosterone, estradiol, and dihydrotestosterone on vasopressin mRNA expression in the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis. J Neurobiol. 54: 502-510. Get  paper
  • De Vries GJ, Rissman EF, Simerly RB, Yang LY, Scordalakes EM, Auger CJ, Swain A, Lovell-Badge R, Burgoyne PS, Arnold AP. 2002. A model system for study of sex chromosome effects on sexually dimorphic neural and behavioral traits. J Neurosci 22: 9005-9014.  Get  paper
  • Auger CA, De Vries GJ. 2002. Progestin receptor immunoreactivity within steroid-responsive vasopressin-immunoreactive cells in the male and female rat brain. J Neuroend, 14: 561-567.  Get  paper
  • De Vries GJ, Simerly RB. 2002 Anatomy, Development, and Function of Sexually Dimorphic Neural Circuits in the Mammalian Brain. In: Hormones, Brain, and Behavior. Volume IV. Development of Hormone-Dependent Neuronal Systems. (DW Pfaff, AP Arnold, AM Etgen, SE Fahrbach, RL Moss, and RT Rubin, eds). Academic Press, San Diego, pp. 137-191.  Get  paper
  • Lonstein JS, Rood BD, De Vries GJ. 2002. Parental responsiveness is feminized after neonatal castration in virgin male prairie voles, but is not masculinized by perinatal testosterone in virgin females. Horm Behav 41: 80-87.  Get  paper
  • Chung WCJ, De Vries GJ, Swaab DF. 2002. Sexual differentiation of the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis in humans may extend into adulthood  J Neurosci 22: 1027-1033.  Get  paper
  • Lonstein JS, De Vries GJ. 2001 Social influences on parental and nonparental responses toward pups in virgin female prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster). J Comp Psychol 115: 53-61.Get paper
  • Wagner CK, Pfau JL, De Vries GJ, Merchenthaler IJ. 2001. Sex differences in progesterone receptor immunoreactivity in neonatal mouse brain depend on estrogen receptor alpha expression. J Neurobiol 47: 176-182.  Get  paper
  • Chung WCJ, Swaab DF, De Vries GJ. 2000. Apoptosis during sexual differentiation of the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis in the rat brain. J Neurobiol 43: 234-243.  Get  paper
  • Lonstein JS, De Vries GJ. 2000. Influence of gonadal hormones on the development of parental behavior in adult virgin prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster). Behav Brain Res, 114: 79-87. Get  paper 
  • Lonstein JS, De Vries GJ. 2000. Sex differences in the parental behavior of rodents. Neurosci Biobehav Rev, 24: 669-686. Get  paper
  • Jin X, Shearman LP, Weaver DR, Zylka MJ, De Vries GJ, Reppert SM. 1999. A molecular mechanism regulating rhythmic output from the suprachiasmatic circadian clock. Cell 96: 57-68.  Get  paper 
  • Villalba C, Auger CL, De Vries GJ. 1999. Androstenedione effects on the vasopressin innervation of the rat brain. Endocrinology 140: 3383-3386. Get  paper
  • Han TM, De Vries GJ. 1999. Neurogenesis of galanin cells in the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis and centromedial amygdala in rats: a model for sexual differentiation of neuronal phenotype. J Neurobiol 38: 491-498. Get  paper
  • Lonstein JS, De Vries GJ. 1999. Sex differences in the parental behavior of adult virgin prairie voles: independence from gonadal hormones and vasopressin. J Neuroendocrinol 11: 441-449.
  • Wagner CK, Nakayama AY, De Vries GJ. 1998. Potential role of maternal progesterone in the sexual differentiation of the brain. Endocrinology 139: 3658-3661.  Get  paper
  • De Vries GJ, Boyle PA. 1998. Double duty for sex differences in the brain. Behav. Brain Res. 92: 205-213.  Get  paper 
  • De Vries GJ, Miller MA. 1998. Anatomy and function of extrahypothalamic vasopressin systems in the brain. In: Urban IJA, Burbach, JPH, De Wied D (eds.) Progress in Brain Research, Vol 119. pp. 3-20. Get  paper
  • Wersinger SR, Sannen K, Villalba C, Lubahn DB, Rissman EF, De Vries GJ, 1997. Masculine sexual behavior is disrupted in male and female mice lacking a functional estrogen receptor alpha gene. Hormones and Behavior. 32: 176-183.  Get  paper 
  • Villalba C, Boyle PA, Caliguri EJ, De Vries GJ, 1997. Effects of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, fluoxetine, on social behaviors in male and female prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster). Hormones and Behavior. 32: 184-191.  Get  paper 
  • De Vries GJ, Villalba C, 1997. Brain sexual dimorphism and sex differences in parental and other social behaviors. In: The Integrative Neurobiology of Affiliation. Carter CS, Kirkpatrick B, Lederhendler II (eds.)Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci., pp. 273-286.
  • Al-Shamma HA, De Vries GJ. 1996. Neurogenesis of the sexually dimorphic vasopressin cells of the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis and amygdala of rats. J Neurobiol. 29:91-98
  • Wang ZX, De Vries GJ. 1995. Androgen and estrogen effects on vasopressin messenger RNA expression in the medial amygdaloid nucleus in male and female rats. J Neuroendocrinol. 7:827-831.
  • De Vries GJ, Wang ZX, Bullock NA, Numan S. 1994. Sex differences in the effects of testosterone and its metabolites on vasopressin messenger RNA levels in the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis of rats. J Neurosci. 14: 1789-1794. Get  paper
  • Wang ZX, Ferris CF, De Vries GJ. 1994. The role of septal vasopressin innervation in paternal behavior in prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster). Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 91: 400-404. Get  paper
  • Zhou L, Blaustein JD, De Vries GJ. 1994. Distribution of androgen receptor immunoreactivity in vasopressin- immunoreactive and oxytocin-immunoreactive neurons in the male rat brain. Endocrinology.134: 2622-2627. Get  paper
  • Bamshad M, Novak MA, De Vries GJ. 1994. Cohabitation alters vasopressin innervation and paternal behavior in Prairie voles, Microtus Ochrogaster. Physiol Behav. 56:751-758.
  • Wang ZX, Smith W, Major DE, De Vries GJ. 1994. Sex and species differences in the effects of cohabitation on vasopressin messenger RNA expression in the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis in prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster) and meadow voles (Microtus pennsylvanicus). Brain Res. 650: 212-218.
  • Bamshad M, Novak MA, De Vries GJ. 1993. Sex and species differences in the vasopressin innervation of sexually naive and parental prairie voles, Microtus ochrogaster and meadow voles, Microtus Pennsylvanicus. J Neuroend. 5: 247-255.
  • Wang ZX, Bullock NA, De Vries GJ. 1993. Sexual differentiation of vasopressin projections of the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis and medial amygdaloid nucleus in rats. Endocrinology,132: 2299-2306. Get  paper
  • Al-Shamma HA, De Vries GJ. 1991. Fiber outgrowth from fetal vasopressin neurons of the suprachiasmatic nucleus, bed nucleus of the stria terminalis and medial amygdaloid nucleus, transplanted into adult Brattleboro rats. Dev Brain Res. 64: 200-204.
  • De Vries GJ. 1990. Sex differences in neurotransmitters in the brain. J Neuroendocrinol. 2: 1-13. Get  paper
  • De Vries GJ, Duetz W, Van Heerikhuize J, Buijs RM, Vreeburg JTM.1986. Androgen and estrogen influences on the vasopressinergic innervation of the rat brain. Brain Res. 399: 296-302.
  • De Vries GJ, Buijs RM, Van Leeuwen FW, Caffe AR, Swaab DF. 1985. The vasopressinergic innervation of the brain in normal and castrated rats. J Comp Neurol. 233: 236-254. Get  paper
  • De Vries GJ, Buijs RM. 1983. The origin of the vasopressinergic and oxytocinergic innervation of the rat brain; with special reference to the lateral septum. Brain Res. 273: 307-317. Get  paper
  • De Vries GJ, Buijs RM, Swaab DF. 1981. Ontogeny of the vasopressinergic neurons of the suprachiasmatic nucleus and their extrahypothalamic projections in the rat brain - presence of a sex difference in the lateral septum. Brain Res. 218: 67-78. Get  paper

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