Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology and Behavior
Heather K. Caldwell, Ph.D.
1. M.B. Dhakar, M.E. Rich, E.L. Reno, H-J. Lee, and H.K. Caldwell (2012) Heightened aggressive behavior in mice with lifelong versus postweaning knockout of the oxytocin receptor. Hormones and Behavior, 62(1): 86-92.
2. E.L. Stevenson and H.K. Caldwell (2012) The vasopressin 1b receptor and the neural regulation of social behavior. Hormones and Behavior, 61(3): 277-282.
3. A.H. Macbeth*, J.E. Stepp, H-J. Lee, W.S.
Young, III, H.K. Caldwell* (2010)
4. H.K. Caldwell, O.E. Dike, Stevenson, E.L., K. Storck, W.S. Young, III (2010) Social dominance in male vasopressin 1b receptor knockout mice. Hormones and Behavior, 58(2): 257-263.
5. H.K. Caldwell, W. S. Young, III (2009) Persistence of reduced aggression in vasopressin 1b receptor knockout mice on a more “wild” background. Physiology & Behavior, 97: 131
6. H.K. Caldwell, S.L. Stephens, W.S. Young, III (2009) Oxytocin as a natural antipsychotic: a study using oxytocin knockout mice. Molecular Psychiatry, 14: 190-196.
7. H-J. Lee, H.K. Caldwell, A.H. Macbeth, S.G. Tolu, W.S. Young, III (2008) A conditional knockout mouse line of the oxytocin receptor. Endocrinology, 149 (7): 3256-3263.
8. H.K. Caldwell, D.A. Smith, and H.E. Albers (2008) Photoperiodic mechanisms controlling scent marking: Interactions of vasopressin and gonadal steroids. European Journal of Neuroscience, 27: 1189-1196.
9. M.L. Scattoni, H. McFarlane, V. Zhodzishsky, H.K. Caldwell, W.S. Young, L. Ricceri, J.N. Crawley (2008) Reduced ultrasonic vocalization in vasopressin 1b knockout mice. Behavioural Brain Research, 187 (2): 371-378.
10. S.R. Wersinger,
11. H.K. Caldwell, H-J. Lee*, A.H. Macbeth*, W.S. Young, III (2008) Vasopressin: Behavioral roles for an “original” neuropeptide. Progress in Neurobiology, 84(1): 1-24. (*authors contributed equally)
12. M. Yang, M.L. Scattoni, V. Zhodzishsky, T. Chen, H.K. Caldwell, W.S. Young, H.G. McFarlane, J.N. Crawley (2007) Similar social approach behaviors in BTBT T+ tf/J and C57BL/6J strains and vasopressin 1b receptor knockout mice tested on conventional versus reverse lighting cycles, and in replications across cohorts of vasopressin 1b mutant mice. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 1(1):Epub.
13. J.N. Crawley, T. Chen, A.Puri, T.L. Sullivan, J. M. Hill, N.B. Young, J.J. Nadler, S. Moy, L.J. Young, H.K. Caldwell, W.S. Young, III. (2007) Social approach behaviors in oxytocin knockout mice: Comparison of two independent lines tested in two laboratory environments. Neuropeptides, 41(3): 145-163.
14. S.R. Wersinger, H.K. Caldwell, M. Christiansen, and W.S.Young, III (2007) Disruption of the vasopressin 1b receptor gene impairs the attack component of social behavior in mice. Genes, Brain and Behavior, 6(7): 653-660.
15. S.R. Wersinger*, H.K. Caldwell*, L. Martinez, P. Gold, Shaung-Bao, W.S. Young, III. (2007) Vasopressin 1a receptor knockout mice have a subtle olfactory deficit but normal aggression. Genes, Brain and Behavior, 6 (6): 540-551. (*authors contributed equally)
16. H.K. Caldwell, J. Stewart, L. Wiedholz, R. Millstein, A. Iacangelo, A. Holmes, W.S. Young, III, and S.R. Wersinger. (2006) The acute intoxicating effects of ethanol are not dependent on the vasopressin 1a or 1b receptors. Neuropeptides, 40 (4): 325-337.
17. H.K. Caldwell and H.E. Albers (2004) Effect of photoperiod on vasopressin-induced aggression in Syrian hamsters. Hormones and Behavior, 46(4): 444-449.
18. H.K. Caldwell and H.E. Albers (2004) Photoperiodic regulation of vasopressin receptor binding in female Syrian hamsters. Brain Research, 1002: 134-139.
19. H.K. Caldwell and H.E. Albers (2003) Short-photoperiod exposure reduces vasopressin (V1a) receptor binding but not AVP-induced flank marking in male Syrian hamsters. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 15(10): 971-977.
20. H.K. Caldwell and H.E. Albers (2002) The effects of 5-HT agonists on the hypothalamic regulation of sexual receptivity in Syrian hamsters. Hormones and Behavior 42: 78-84.
21. H.K. Caldwell and J.J. Lepri (2002) Disruption of the fifth melanocortin receptor alters the urinary excretion of aggression-modifying pheromones in male house mice. Chemical Senses, 27: 91-94.
22. D.J. Fickbohm, C. Lynn-Bullock, N. Spitzer, H. Caldwell, P.Katz. (2001) Localization and quantification of 5-hydroxytryptophan and serotonin in the central nervous systems of Tritonia and Aplysia. Journal of Comparative Neurology 437: 91-105.
1. M.B. Dhakar*, E.L. Stevenson*,
and H.K. Caldwell (in press) The
Interplay Between Oxytocin, Vasopressin, and Gonadal Steriods. E. Choleris,
D. Pfaff, and M. Kavaliers (eds). In “Oxytocin, Vasopressin and Related
Peptides in the Regulation of Behavior”
2. H.K. Caldwell (2012) The Neurobiology of
Sociability. Pp. 187-205. Carlos Lopez-Larrea (ed). In “Sensing in
Nature” Landes Bioscience and Springer Science,
3. H.K. Caldwell, S.R. Wersinger, W.S. Young, III (2008) The Role of the Vasopressin 1b Receptor in Aggression and Other Social Behaviors. Progress in Brain Research. 170: 65-72.
4. H-J. Lee, H.K. Caldwell, A.H. Macbeth, W.S. Young, III (2008). Behavioral Studies Using Temporal and Spatial Inactivation of the Oxytocin Receptor. Progress in Brain Research. 170: 73-77.
5. H.K. Caldwell and W.S. Young, III (2006) Oxytocin and Vasopressin: Genetics and
Behavioral Implications, pp. 573-607. Abel Lajtha (ed). In “Handbook of
Neurochemistry and Molecular Neurobiology, 3rd Edition: Volume 9: Neuroactive
Proteins and Peptides (Ramon Lim (ed))” Springer,
6. H.K. Caldwell, L. Wang, and J.J. Lepri. (2001) Simplified tests of aggression
chemosignals in male house mice suggest that a melanocortin-dependent product
of the preputial gland reduces attacks, pp. 445-450. A.
Marchhlewska-Koj, J. Lepri, and D. Muller-Schwarze (eds). “Chemical Signals
in Vertebrates IX,” Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers,