Publications

Individual differences in stress vulnerability: The role of gut pathobionts in stress-induced colitis.
Brain Behav Immun 2017 Aug 21;64:23-32. Epub 2016 Dec 21.
Laboratory for Molecular Psychosomatics, Clinic for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University of Ulm, 89081 Ulm, Germany. Electronic address:

Blocking metabotropic glutamate receptor subtype 5 relieves maladaptive chronic stress consequences.
Brain Behav Immun 2017 Jan 11;59:79-92. Epub 2016 Aug 11.
Faculty of Biology and Preclinical Medicine, Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology, University of Regensburg, D-93053 Regensburg, Germany. Electronic address:

Chronic subordinate colony housing paradigm: A mouse model for mechanisms of PTSD vulnerability, targeted prevention, and treatment-2016 Curt Richter Award Paper.
Psychoneuroendocrinology 2016 Dec 9;74:221-230. Epub 2016 Sep 9.
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO 80045, USA; Rocky Mountain Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC), University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, Denver, CO 80220, USA; Military and Veteran Microbiome Consortium for Research and Education (MVM-CoRE), Denver, CO 80220, USA; Department of Integrative Physiology and Center for Neuroscience, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO 80309, USA; Center for Neuroscience, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO 80045, USA. Electronic address:



Short-term psychosocial stress protects photoreceptors from damage via corticosterone-mediated activation of the AKT pathway.
Exp Neurol 2014 Feb 21;252:28-36. Epub 2013 Nov 21.
Department of Behavioral and Molecular Neurobiology, Institute of Zoology, University of Regensburg, 93053 Regensburg, Germany; Laboratory for Molecular Psychosomatics, Clinic for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University of Ulm, 89081 Ulm, Germany.

Stress resilience: a low-anxiety genotype protects male mice from the consequences of chronic psychosocial stress.
Endocrinology 2014 Jan 20;155(1):117-26. Epub 2013 Dec 20.
Department of Behavioral and Molecular Neurobiology (A.M.F., I.D.N., S.O.R.), University of Regensburg, 93053 Regensburg, Germany; and Laboratory for Molecular Psychosomatics (S.O.R.), Clinic for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Ulm, 89081 Ulm, Germany.

High and abnormal forms of aggression in rats with extremes in trait anxiety--involvement of the dopamine system in the nucleus accumbens.
Psychoneuroendocrinology 2012 Dec 17;37(12):1969-80. Epub 2012 May 17.
Department of Behavioral and Molecular Neurobiology, Institute of Zoology, University of Regensburg, Universitaetsstrasse 31, 93053 Regensburg, Germany.

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