Marc Breedlove

Barnett Rosenberg Professor of Neuroscience

PhD, Physiological Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1982
MA, Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1978
BA, Psychology, Cum Laude, Yale University, 1976

Research Statement

The Breedlove lab studies how steroid hormones influence the developing and adult nervous system, including the generation of sex differences in the brain and spinal cord, and the implications of these sex differences for behavior in animals and humans.

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Selected Publications

  • Breedlove M.
    Minireview: Organizational hypothesis: instances of the fingerpost
    2012, Endocrinology, 151:4116-22
  • Zuloaga DG, Jordan CL, Breedlove SM.
    The organizational role of testicular hormones and the androgen receptor in anxiety-related behaviors and sensorimotor gating in rats
    2012, Endocrinology, 152:1572-81
  • Ottem EN, Poort JE, Wang H, Jordan CL, Breedlove SM
    Differential expression and regulation of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) mRNA isoforms in androgen-sensitive motoneurons of the rat lumbar spinal cord
    2012, Mol Cell Endocrinol, 328:40-46
  • Johnson, R.T., S.M.Breedlove & C.L.Jordan
    Sex differences and laterality in astrocyte number and complexity in the adult rat medial amygdala
    2012, Journal of Comparative Neurology, 511:599-609
  • Bucci, D.J., Hopkins, M.E., Nunez, A.A., Breedlove, S.M., Sisk, C.L, and Nigg, J.T.
    Effects of sex hormones on associative learning in the spontaneously hypertensive rat
    2012, Physiology and Behavior, 93:651-57
  • Zuloaga, D.G., D.A.Puts, C.L.Jordan & S.M.Breedlove
    The role of androgen receptors in the masculinization of brain & behavior: What we’ve learned from the testicular feminization mutation (Tfm)
    2012, Hormones and Behavior, 53:613-626
  • Culbert, K.M., S.M.Breedlove, S.A.Burt & K.L.Klump
    Prenatal testosterone exposure and risk for eating disorders: a comparison of opposite-sex and same-sex twins
    2012, Archives of General Psychiatry, 65:329-336
  • Puts, D.A., M.A.McDaniel, C.L.Jordan & S.M.Breedlove
    Spatial ability and prenatal androgens: meta-analysis of CAH and digit ratio studies
    2012, Archives Sexual Behavior, 37:100-111
  • Morris, J.A., C.L.Jordan, Z.A.King, K.V.Northcutt & S.M.Breedlove
    Sexual dimorphism and steroid responsiveness of the posterodorsal medial amygdala in adult mice
    2012, Brain Research, 1190:115-121
  • Zuloaga, D.G. & S.M.Breedlove
    Sexual differentiation of the central nervous system
    2012, Encyclopedia of Neuroscience
  • Sakamoto, H., K.-I.Matsuda, D.G.Zuloaga, H.Hongu, E.Wada, K.Wada, C.L.Jordan, S.M.Breedlove & M.Kawata
    Sexually dimorphic gastrin releasing peptide system in the spinal cord controlling male reproductive functions
    2012, Nature Neuroscience, 11:634-636
  • Zuloaga, D.G., J.A.Morris, C.L.Jordan & S.M.Breedlove
    Mice with the testicular feminization mutation demonstrate a role for androgen receptors in the regulation of anxiety-related behaviors and the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis
    2012, Hormones and Behavior, 54:758-766
  • Morris, J.A., C.L.Jordan & S.M.Breedlove
    Sexual dimorphism in neuronal number of the posterodorsal medial amyg-dala is independent of circulating androgens and regional volume in adult rats
    2012, J Comparative Neurology, 506:851-859
  • Martin, J., D.A.Puts & S.M.Breedlove
    Fluctuating asymmetry in the hands of homosexuals and heterosexuals: Relationships to digit ratios and other sexually dimorphic anatomical traits
    2012, Archives of Sexual Behavior, 37:119-132
  • Martel, M.M, K.L.Gobrogge, S.M.Breedlove & J.T.Nigg
    Masculinized finger length ratios of boys, but not girls, are associated with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
    2012, Behavioral Neuroscience, 122:273-281
  • Dugger, B.N., J.A.Morris, C.L.Jordan & S.M.Breedlove
    Gonadal steroids regulate neural plasticity in the sexually dimorphic nucleus of the preoptic area (SDNPOA) of adult male and female rats
    2012, Neuroendocrinology, 88:17-24
  • Durazzo, A. & S.M.Breedlove
    Fraternizing with gender differences. Nature Neuroscience
    2012, Nature Neuroscience, 11:525
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