Petrulis Lab Publications

Petrulis, A. (2015) Introduction to the special issue on chemosignals and reproduction. Hormones and Behavior. (68): 1-2.

Petrulis, A. (2013) Chemosignals and hormones in the neural control of mammalian sexual behavior. Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology. (34): 255-267.

Martinez, L.A., Levy, M.J. and Petrulis, A. (2013) Endogenous oxytocin is necessary for preferential Fos expression in the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis in female Syrian hamsters. Hormones and Behavior. 64(4): 653-664.

Petrulis, A. (2013) Chemosignals, hormones, and mammalian reproduction. Hormones and Behavior. 63(5): 723-741.

Martinez, L.A. and Petrulis, A. (2013) The medial preoptic area is necessary for sexual odor preference, but not sexual solicitation, in female Syrian hamsters. Hormones and Behavior. 63(4): 606-614.

Been, L.E. and Petrulis, A. (2012) Dissociated functional pathways for appetitive and consummatory reproductive behaviors in male Syrian hamsters. Hormones and Behavior, 61(2): 204-211.

Been, L.E., Bauman, J.M., Petrulis, A., and Chang, Y.H. (2012) X-ray kinematics analysis of vaginal scent marking in female Syrian hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus). Physiology and Behavior, 105(4): 1021-1027.

 

Martinez, L.A. and Petrulis, A. (2011) The bed nucleus of the stria terminalis is critical for sexual solicitation, but not opposite-sex odor preference, in female Syrian hamsters. Hormones and Behavior, 60(5): 651-659.

 

Been, L.E. and Petrulis, A. (2011) Chemosensory and hormone information are relayed directly between the medial amygdala, posterior bed nucleus of the stria terminalis, and medial preoptic area in male Syrian hamsters. Hormones and Behavior, 59(4): 536-548.

 

Been, L.E. and Petrulis, A. (2010) The role of the medial preoptic area in opposite-sex odor preference and copulation depends on odor volatility and sexual experience in male Syrian hamsters. Neuroscience, 170: 1120-1132.

 

Petrulis, A. (2010) Pheromones and mammalian reproduction. In D. O. Norris & K. H. Lopez (Eds.), Hormones and Reproduction of Vertebrates (Vol. 5), 175-193. New York: Elsevier.

 

Maras, P.M. and Petrulis, A. (2010) Anatomical connections between the anterior and posterodorsal sub-regions of the medial amygdala: Integration of odor and hormone signals. Neuroscience, 170(2): 610-622.

 

Martinez, L.A., Albers, H.E., and Petrulis, A. (2010) Blocking oxytocin receptors inhibits vaginal marking to male odors in female Syrian hamsters. Physiology and Behavior, 101(5): 685-692.

 

Maras, P.M. and Petrulis, A. (2010) The anterior medial amygdala transmits sexual odor information to the posterior medial amygdala and related forebrain nuclei. European Journal of Neuroscience, 32(3): 469-482.

 

Been, L.E. and Petrulis, A. (2010) Lesions of the posterior bed nucleus of the stria terminalis eliminate opposite-sex odor preference and delay copulation in male Syrian hamsters: role of odor volatility and sexual experience. European Journal of Neuroscience, 32(3): 483-493.

 

Maras, P.M. and Petrulis, A. (2010) Lesions that functionally disconnect the anterior and posterodorsal subregions of the medial amygdala eliminate opposite-sex odor preference in male Syrian hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus). Neuroscience, 165(4):1052-62.

 

Petrulis, A. (2008) Review: Neural mechanisms of individual and sexual recognition in Syrian hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus). Behavioral Brain Research, 200 (2), 260-267.

 

Maras, P.M. and Petrulis, A. (2008) The posteromedial cortical amygdala regulates copulatory behavior, but not sexual odor preference, in the male Syrian hamaster (Mesocricetus auratus). Neuroscience, 156, 425-435.

 

Maras, P.M. and Petrulis, A. (2008) Olfactory experience and the development of odor preference and vaginal marking in female Syrian hamsters. Physiology and Behavior, 94, 545-551.

 

Been, L.E. & Petrulis, A. (2007) The neurobiology of sexual solicitation: vaginal marking in female Syrian hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus). In J. Hurst, R.J. Beynon, S.C. Roberts & T. Wyatt (Eds.), Chemical Signals in Vertebrates 11, (pp. 231-239). New York: Springer.

 

Maras, P. & Petrulis, A. (2007) The role of early olfactory experience in the development of adult odor preferences in rodents. In J. Hurst, R.J. Beynon, S.C. Roberts & T. Wyatt (Eds.), Chemical Signals in Vertebrates 11, (pp. 251-260). New York: Springer.

 

Eidson, L., Maras, P., Epperson, E. & Petrulis, A. (2007) Female hamster preference for odors is not regulated by circulating gonadal hormones. Physiology and Behavior, 91, 134-141.

 

Maras, P. & Petrulis, A. (2006) Chemosensory and steroid-responsive regions of the medial amygdala regulate distinct aspects of opposite-sex odor preference in male Syrian hamsters. European Journal of Neuroscience, 24, 3541-3552.

 

Petrulis, A. (2005) The neurobiology of odor-based sexual preference: the case of the Golden hamster. In R. T. Mason, M. P. LeMaster & D. Muller-Schwarze (Eds.), Chemical Signals in Vertebrates 10 (pp. 291-299). New York: Springer.

 

Petrulis, A., Alvarez, P. & Eichenbaum, H. (2005) Neural correlates of social odor recognition and the representation of individual-distinctive social odors within entorhinal cortex and ventral subiculum. Neuroscience, 130, 259-274.

 

Petrulis, A., Weidner, M. & Johnston, R. E. (2004) Recognition of competitors by male golden hamsters. Physiology and Behavior, 81, 629-638.

 

Petrulis, A. & Eichenbaum, H. (2003b) The perirhinal-entorhinal cortex, but not the hippocampus, is critical for expression of individual recognition in the context of the Coolidge effect. Neuroscience, 122, 599-607.

 

Petrulis, A. & Eichenbaum, H. (2003a) Olfactory memory. In R. L. Doty (Ed.), Handbook of Olfaction and Gustation: Second Edition. New York: Marcel Dekker, 409-438.

 

Petrulis, A., Peng, M. & Johnston, R. E. (2000) The role of the hippocampal system in social odor recognition and scent marking by female golden hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus). Behavioral Neuroscience, 114, 184-195.

 

Petrulis, A., Peng, M. & Johnston, R. E. (1999b) Effects of vomeronasal organ removal on individual odor discrimination, sex odor preference and scent marking by female golden hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus). Physiology and Behavior, 66, 73-83.

 

Petrulis, A., Peng, M. & Johnston, R. E. (1999a) Lateral olfactory tract transections impair discrimination of individual odors, sex odor preferences and scent-marking in female golden hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus). In R. E. Johnston, D. Muller-Schwarze & P. Sorensen (Eds.), Advances in Chemical Communication in Vertebrates (pp. 549-562). New York: Plenum Press.

 

Petrulis, A. & Johnston, R. E. (1999) Lesions centered on the medial amygdala impair scent-marking and sex odor recognition but spare discrimination of individual odors in female golden hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus). Behavioral Neuroscience,113, 345-357.

 

Petrulis, A., deSouza, I., Schiller, M. & Johnston, R. E. (1998) Role of frontal cortex in social odor discrimination and scent-marking in female golden hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus). Behavioral Neuroscience, 112, 199-212.

 

Petrulis, A. & Johnston, R. E. (1997) Causes of scent marking in female golden hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus): specific signals or classes of information? Journal of Comparative Psychology, 111, 25-36.

 

Petrulis, A. & Johnston, R. E. (1995) Odor modulation of scent marking in female golden hamsters. In R. Apfelbach, D. Muller-Schwarze, K. Reutter & E. Weiler (Eds.), Advances in Biosciences: Vol. 93. Chemical Signals in Vertebrates 7 (pp. 353-360). Oxford: Pergamon Press.

 

Petrulis, A. & Johnston, R. E. (1995) A re-evaluation of dimethyl disulfide as a sex attractant in golden hamsters. Physiology and Behavior, 57, 779-784.

 

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