Mechanisms of Glucocorticoid Action Pubs

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Breuner, CW, B Delehanty and R Boonstra (2013).  Current problems in quantifying stress in natural populations of vertebrates: total CORT is not good enough.  Functional Ecology 27: 24-36;  DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12016

Lattin, CR, K Waldron-Francis, JW Richardson, R de Bruijn, CM Bauer, CW Breuner and LM Romero (2012).  Pharmacological characterization of intracellular glucocorticoid receptors in nine house sparrow tissues.  General and Comparative Endocrinology 179: 214-220

Whitman, BA, CW Breuner, and AM Dufty, Jr. (2011)  The effects of neonatal handling on adrenocortical responsiveness, morphological development and corticosteroid binding globulin in nestling American kestrels (Falco sparveriusGeneral and Comparative Endocrinology 172: 260-267

Schmidt, KS, JL Malisch, CW Breuner* and KK Soma* (2010) Corticosterone and cortisol binding sites in plasma, immune organs and brain of developing zebra finches: intracellular and membrane-associated receptors Brain, Behavior and Immunity 24:908-918  *co-principal investigators

Malisch, JL and CW Breuner  (2010)  Steroid binding proteins and free steroids in birds Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology 316: 42-52

Malisch, JL, DG Satterlee, JF Cockrem, H Wada, H, and CW Breuner (2010) How acute is the acute stress response?  Baseline corticosterone and corticosteroid-binding globulin levels change 24 hours after an acute stressor in Japanese quail.  General and Comparative Endocrinology 165:345-350

Almasi, B, A Roulin, S Jenni-Eierrmann, CW Breuner, and L Jenni (2009) Regulation of free corticosterone and CBG capacity under different environmental conditions in altricial nestlings.  General and Comparative Endocrinology 164: 117-124

Breuner, C.W., Orchinik, M., (2009) Pharmacological characterization of intracellular, membrane, and plasma binding sites for corticosterone in house sparrows. General and Comparative Endocrinology. 163: 214-224

Muller, C., Almasi, B., Roulin, A., Breuner, C. W., Jenni-Eiermann, S., Jenni, L., (2009) Effects of corticosterone pellets on baseline and stress-induced corticosterone and corticosteroid-binding-globulin. General and Comparative Endocrinology. 160: 59-66.

Swett, M.B., and C.W. Breuner (2008) Interactions of testosterone, corticosterone, and corticosteroid binding globulin in the White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis).  Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology PT A Vol 151 (2): 226-231

Malisch, J.L., Breuner, C.W., Gomes, F.R., Chappell, M.A., and T. Garland Jr. (2008)  Circadian pattern of total and free corticosterone concentrations, corticosteroid-binding globulin, and physical activity in mice selectively bred for high voluntary wheel-running behavior.  General and Comparative Endocrinology Vol 156: 210-217

Wada, H., Hahn, T.P., and Breuner, C.W.  (2007) Development of stress reactivity in white-crowned sparrow nestlings: total corticosterone response increases with age, while free corticosterone response remains low.  General and Comparative Endocrinology 150(3): 405-413

Lynn, S.E., Hahn, T.P., and Breuner, C.W.  (2007)  Free-living male mountain white-crowned sparrows exhibit territorial aggression without modulating total or free plasma testosterone.  Condor 109(1): 173-180

Ward, C., Fontes, C., Breuner, C., and Mendonca, M. (2007) Characterization and quantification of corticosteroid binding globulin in a southern toad, Bufo terrestris, exposed to coal combustion wasteGeneral and Comparative Endocrinology 152 (1): 82-88

Breuner, C.W., Lynn, S.E., Julian, G.E., Cornelius, J.M., Heidinger, B.J., Love, O.P., Sprague, R.S., Wada, H., and Whitman, B.A. (2006)  Plasma binding globulins and the acute stress response.  Hormone and Metabolic Research 38(4): 260-268

Breuner, C. W., Orchinik, M., Hahn, T. P., Meddle, S.L., Moore, I.T., Owen-Ashley, N. T., Sperry, T.S., and Wingfield, J. C. (2003). Differential mechanisms for plasticity of the stress response across latitudinal gradients American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory, Integrative, and Comparative Physiology 285: R594-R600

Lynn, S. E., Breuner, C. W., and Wingfield, J. C. (2003). The effects of short-term fasting on activity, corticosterone, and corticosterone binding globulin in a migratory songbird, Gambel’s white-crowned sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys gambelii). Hormones and Behavior. 43: 150-157

Breuner, C. W., and Orchinik, M. (2002).  Plasma binding proteins as mediators of corticosteroid action in vertebrates.  Journal of Endocrinology 175: 99-112

Breuner, C.W. and Orchinik, M. (2002) Downstream from corticosterone:  seasonality of binding globulins, receptors, and behavior in the avian stress response. In Avian Endocrinology, pp 385-399. A. Dawson (Ed.),  Narosa Publishing, New Delhi and London

Orchinik, M., Gasser, P., and Breuner, C. (2002) Rapid Corticosteroid Action and Behavior: Mechanisms and Functional Consequences.  In Steroids, Brain, and Behavior, D. Pfaff et al. (Eds.), Academic Press

Breuner CW and Orchinik M(2001) Seasonal Regulation of Membrane and intracellular corticosteroid receptors in the house sparrow brain. Journal of Neuroendocrinology 13: 412-420

Deviche P, Breuner C and Orchinik M (2001) Testosterone, corticosterone, and photoperiod interact to regulate free steroid hormone levels in dark-eyed juncos, Junco hyemalis. General and Comparative Endocrinology 122: 67-77. 

Breuner, C. W., and Wingfield, J. C. (2000) Rapid Behavioral Response to Corticosterone Varies With Photoperiod and Dose. Hormones and Behavior  37: 23-30.

Breuner, C. W., Greenberg, A. L., and Wingfield, J. C. (1998). Non-Invasive Corticosterone Treatment Rapidly Increases Activity in Gambel's White-Crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys gambelii). General and Comparative Endocrinology  111: 386-394.