Lydia DonCarlos, PhD

Cell and Molecular Physiology


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Medical Education

Medical School
University of Rochester - Neurobiology of Aging, Rutgers University, Newark - Behavioral Neuroendocrinology

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  • Neurons and Glial Cells Are Added to the Female Rat Anteroventral Periventricular Nucleus During Puberty Mohr, M. A.; Garcia, F. L.; DonCarlos, L. L.; Sisk, C. L., Endocrinology
  • 5-HT1A receptors of the nucleus tractus solitarii facilitate sympathetic recovery following hypotensive hemorrhage in rats Vantrease, J. E.; Dudek, N.; DonCarlos, L. L.; Scrogin, K. E., American journal of physiology.Heart and circulatory physiology
  • A decrease in the addition of new cells in the nucleus accumbens and prefrontal cortex between puberty and adulthood in male rats Staffend, N. A.; Mohr, M. A.; DonCarlos, L. L.; Sisk, C. L., Developmental Neurobiology
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  • Sexual differentiation of the adolescent rodent brain: Hormonal influences and developmental mechanisms Juraska, J. M.; Sisk, C. L.; Doncarlos, L. L., Hormones and behavior
  • Astrocytes in the rat medial amygdala are responsive to adult androgens Johnson, R. T.; Schneider, A.; DonCarlos, L. L.; Breedlove, S. M.; Jordan, C. L., The Journal of comparative neurology
  • Estradiol-induced desensitization of 5-HT1A receptor signaling in the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus is independent of estrogen receptor-beta Rossi, D. V.; Dai, Y.; Thomas, P.; Carrasco, G. A.; DonCarlos, L. L.; Muma, N. A.; Li, Q., Psychoneuroendocrinology
  • Extra-nuclear estrogen receptor GPR30 regulates serotonin function in rat hypothalamus. Xu, H.; Qin, S.; Carrasco, G. A.; Dai, Y.; Filardo, E. J.; Prossnitz, E. R.; Battaglia, G.; Doncarlos, L. L.; Muma, N. A., Neuroscience
  • Neuroprotective actions of selective estrogen receptor modulators. DonCarlos, L. L.; Azcoitia, I.; Garcia-Segura, L. M., Psychoneuroendocrinology
  • Androgens in health and disease: an overview. Jordan, C. L.; DonCarlos, L., Hormones & Behavior
  • Classical androgen receptors in non-classical sites in the brain Sarkey, S.; Azcoitia, I.; Garcia-Segura, L. M.; Garcia-Ovejero, D.; DonCarlos, L. L., Hormones & Behavior
  • Estrogen-sensitive projections from the medial preoptic area to the dorsal pontine tegmentum including Barrington's nucleus, in the rat., Rickey, L. M.; Sarkey, S.; DonCarlos, L. L., Neurourology & Urodynamics
  • Pubertal hormones modulate the addition of new cells to sexually dimorphic brain regions. Ahmed, E. I.; Zehr, J. L.; Schulz, K. M.; Lorenz, B. H.; DonCarlos, L. L.; Sisk, C. L., Nature neuroscience
  • The role of glia in the hypothalamus: implications for gonadal steroid feedback and reproductive neuroendocrine output Garcia-Segura, L. M.; Lorenz, B.; DonCarlos, L. L., Reproduction
  • Novel cellular phenotypes and subcellular sites for androgen action in the forebrain DonCarlos, L. L.; Sarkey, S.; Lorenz, B.; Azcoitia, I.; Garcia-Ovejero, D.; Huppenbauer, C.; Garcia-Segura, L. M., Neuroscience
  • Cellular phenotype of androgen receptor-immunoreactive nuclei in the developing and adult rat brain. Lorenz, B.; Garcia-Segura, L. M.; DonCarlos, L. L., Journal of Comparative Neurology
  • Gonadal steroid attenuation of developing hamster facial motoneuron loss by axotomy: equal efficacy of testosterone dihydrotestosterone, and 17-beta estradiol., Huppenbauer, C. B.; Tanzer, L.; DonCarlos, L. L.; Jones, K. J., Journal of Neuroscience
  • Estrogen reduces serotonin-1A receptor-mediated oxytocin release and Galpha(i/o/z) proteins in the hypothalamus of ovariectomized rats. D'Souza, D. N.; Zhang, Y.; Damjanoska, K. J.; Carrasco, G. A.; Sullivan, N. R.; Garcia, F.; Battaglia, G.; Doncarlos, L. L.; Muma, N. A.; Van de Kar, L. D., Neuroendocrinology
  • Androgen receptor immunoreactivity in forebrain axons and dendrites in the rat. DonCarlos, L. L.; Garcia-Ovejero, D.; Sarkey, S.; Garcia-Segura, L. M.; Azcoitia, I., Endocrinology
  • Ovariectomy-induced increases in hypothalamic serotonin-1A receptor function in rats are prevented by estradiol Raap, D. K.; DonCarlos, L. L.; Garcia, F.; Zhang, Y.; Muma, N. A.; Battaglia, G.; Van de Kar, L. D., Neuroendocrinology
  • Treatment of cycling female rats with fluoxetine induces desensitization of hypothalamic 5-HT(1A) receptors with no change in 5-HT(2A) receptors Van de Kar, L. D.; Raap, D. K.; Battaglia, G.; Muma, N. A.; Garcia, F.; DonCarlos, L. L., Neuropharmacology
  • Estrogen desensitizes 5-HT(1A) receptors and reduces levels of G(z) G(i1) and G(i3) proteins in the hypothalamus, Raap, D. K.; DonCarlos, L.; Garcia, F.; Muma, N. A.; Wolf, W. A.; Battaglia, G.; Van de Kar, L. D., Neuropharmacology