Welcome to the Healey webpage

See below for Reviews and Chapters

 

Publications

Pawlisch B.A., and Remage-Healey, L. (2014) Neuroestrogen signaling in the songbird auditory cortex propagates into a sensorimotor network via an ‘interface’ nucleus. Neuroscience In press

Chao A., Paon, A.P., Remage-Healey, L. (2014) Dynamic variation in forebrain estradiol levels during song learning. Developmental Neurobiology In press

Ikeda, M., Rensel MA, Schlinger BA, and Remage-Healey L. (2014) In vivo detection of fluctuating brain steroid levels. Cold Spring Harbor Protocols. In press

Remage-Healey, L., Jeon S.D.*, and Joshi, N.R.* (2013) Recent evidence for rapid synthesis and action of estrogens during auditory processing in a songbird. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 25(11):1024-31

Remage-Healey, L. and Joshi, N.R.* (2012) Changing Neuroestrogens Within the Auditory Forebrain Rapidly Transform Stimulus Selectivity in a Downstream Sensorimotor Nucleus. Journal of Neuroscience, 32(24):8231-8241.

Remage-Healey, L., Dong, S.M.*, Chao, A., Schlinger, B.A. (2012) Sex-specific, rapid neuroestrogen fluctuations and neurophysiological actions in the songbird auditory forebrain. Journal of Neurophysiology 107(6):1621-31. COVER IMAGE

Remage-Healey, L., Maidment, N.T., Dong, S.M.*, and Schlinger, B.A. (2011) Presynaptic control of rapid estrogen fluctuations in the songbird auditory forebrain. Journal of Neuroscience Jul 6;31(27):10034-8

Chao, A.P.*, Schlinger, B.A., and Remage-Healey, L. (2011) Combined liquid and solid-phase extraction improves quantification of brain estrogen content. Frontiers in Neuroanatomy 5(57):1-7

Remage-Healey, L., Coleman, M.E., Oyama, R.K.*, and Schlinger B.A. (2010) Brain estrogens rapidly strengthen auditory encoding and guide song preference in a songbird. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. 107(8):3852-7 [PDF]

Remage-Healey, L., and Bass A.H. (2010) Estradiol interacts with an opioidergic network to acheive rapid modulation of a vocal pattern generator. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 196(2):137-46 [PDF]

Remage-Healey, L., Oyama R.K.* and Schlinger B.A. (2009) Elevated aromatase activity in forebrain synaptic terminals during song. Journal of Neuroendocrinology Mar;21(3):191-199 [PDF]

Remage-Healey, L., Maidment N.T., and Schlinger B.A. (2008) Forebrain steroid levels fluctuate rapidly during social interactions. Nature Neuroscience11(11): 1327-1334 Published online 28 September 2008; doi:10.1038/nn.2200 [PDF]

Remage-Healey, L. and Bass A.H. (2007) Plasticity in brain sexuality is revealed by the rapid actions of steroid hormones. Journal of Neuroscience 27(5): 1114-1122 [PDF]

Remage-Healey, L., Nowacek D.P. and Bass A.H. (2006) Dolphin foraging sounds suppress calling and elevate stress hormone levels in a prey species, the Gulf toadfish. Journal of Experimental Biology209:4444-4451 [PDF]

Remage-Healey, L. and Bass A.H. (2006) A rapid, neuromodulatory role for steroid hormones in the control of reproductive behavior. Brain Research 1126(1):27-35 [PDF]

Remage-Healey, L. and Bass A.H. (2006) From social behavior to neural circuitry: Steroid hormones rapidly modulate advertisement calling via a vocal pattern generator. Hormones and Behavior - 50:432-441[PDF]

Remage-Healey, L. and Bass A.H. (2005) Rapid elevations in both steroid hormones and vocal signaling during playback challenge: a field experiment in gulf toadfish. Hormones and Behavior 47:297-305 [PDF] [PDF with cover]

Remage-Healey, L. and Bass A.H. (2004) Rapid, hierarchical modulation of vocal patterning by steroid hormones. Journal of Neuroscience 24(26):5892-5900 [PDF]

Remage-Healey, L., Adkins-Regan, E., and Romero, L.M. (2003) Behavioral and adrenocortical responses to mate separation and reunion in the zebra finch, Taniopygia guttata. Hormones and Behavior 43:108-114 [PDF]

Remage-Healey, L. and Romero L.M. (2002) Corticosterone and insulin interact to regulate glucose but not lipid concentrations in molting starlings. General and Comparative Endocrinology 129:88-94 [PDF]

Remage-Healey, L. and Romero L.M. (2001) Corticosterone and insulin interact to regulate glucose and triglyceride levels during stress in a bird. American Journal of Physiology 281:R994-R1003 [PDF]

Remage-Healey, L. and Romero L.M. (2000) Daily and seasonal variation in response to stress in captive starlings (Sturnus vulgaris): Glucose. General and Comparative Endocrinology 119(1): 60-68 [PDF]

Romero, L.M. and Remage-Healey, L. (2000) Daily and seasonal variation in response to stress in captive starlings (Sturnus vulgaris): Corticosterone. General and Comparative Endocrinology 119(1): 52-59 [PDF]

*Denotes undergraduate author.

 

Invited Reviews:

Remage-Healey, L. (2014) Frank Beach Award Winner: Steroids as Neuromodulators of Brain Circuits and Behavior. Hormones and Behavior. In press

Remage-Healey L. (2012) Brain estrogen signaling effects acute modulation of acoustic communication behaviors: A working hypothesis. Bioessays. Dec;34(12):1009-16.

Remage-Healey, L.^, Saldanha C.^, and Schlinger, B.A. (2012) Estradiol synthesis and action at the synapse: Evidence for synaptocrine signaling. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2011;2:28.

Saldanha, C^., Remage-Healey, L.^, and Schlinger B.A. (2011) Synaptocrine signaling: Steroid synthesis and action at the synapse. Endocrine Reviews Aug;32(4):532-49. ^authors contributed equally

Schlinger, B.A., Remage-Healey, L (2012) Neurosteroidogenesis: Insights from studies of songbirds. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 24(1):16-21

Remage-Healey, L., London S.E., and Schlinger, B.A. (2010) Birdsong and the neural production of steroid hormones. Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy 39(2):72-81[PDF]

London, S.E., Remage-Healey, L., and Schlinger, B.A. (2009) Neurosteroid production in the songbird brain: A re-evaluation of core principles. Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology 2009 Aug;30(3):302-14. [PDF]

Bass, A.H. and Remage-Healey, L. (2008) Androgen-sensitive central pattern generators (CPGs) for social vocalization. Hormones and Behavior Special Issue on Androgens and the Nervous System 53(5): 659-72. [PDF]

 

Book Chapters:

 

Remage-Healey, L. Synthesis and actions of estrogens in communication circuits. (2012). In: Brain Aromatase, Estrogens and Behavior. Ed. Jacques Balthazart, Gregory Ball, Oxford Press

Saldanha, C.J., Remage-Healey, L. and Schlinger B.A. Neuroanatomical distribution of aromatase in birds: cellular and subcellular analyses. (2012) In: Brain Aromatase, Estrogens and Behavior. Ed. Jacques Balthazart, Gregory Ball, Oxford Press

Forlano, P.M., Remage-Healey, L., Sisneros, J.A., and Bass, A.H. (2007) Steroid-induced plasticity in the auditory and vocal motor system: Recent studies in a teleost fish. In: Evolutionary Molecular Strategies and Plasticity. Ed. Canonaco, M. Research Signpost, New Delhi, India.