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The following studies (publications or manuscripts) bear the official name of the Institute:

  • Evolutionary interactions between visual and chemical signals: chemosignals compensate
    for the loss of a visual signal in male Sceloporus lizards. Pruett, J.A., Zúñiga-Vega, J., Campos, S.M., Soini, H.A., Novotny, M.V., Vital-Garcia, C., Martins, E.P., Hews, D.K.
    J. Chem. Ecol. 2016, October DOI: 10.1007/s10886-016-0778-8.

  • Social environment has a primary influence on the microbial and odor profiles of a chemically signaling songbird. Whittaker, D.J., Gerlach, N.M., Slowinski, S.P., Corcoran, K.P., Soini, H.A., Novotny, M.V., Ketterson, E.D., Theis, K.R Frontiers in Ecology August 2016, 4: doi: 10.3389/fevo.2016.00090.

  • Reproductive phenotype and aggression alter urinary compounds in male Siberian hamsters. Rendon, N.M., Soini, H.A., Scotti, M.-A.L, Novotny, M. V., Demas, G. E. Physiol. Behav. 164, 58-67(2016)

  • Photoperiod and aggression induce changes in ventral gland volatile compounds exclusively in male Siberian hamsters (Phodopus sungorus). Rendon, N.M., Soini, H.A., Scotti, M.-A.L., Weigel, E. R., Novotny, M. V., Demas, G. E. Hormones Behav. 81, 1-11 (2016).

  • Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) drive nutrient  foraging in the clonal woodland strawberry, Fragaria vesca. Waters, E.M., Soini, H.A., Novotny, M.V., Watson, M.A. Plant and Soil.  407, 261-274 (2016)

  • Behavioral responses of predator-naïve dwarf hamsters (Phodopus campbelli) to odor cues of the European ferret fed with different prey species. Apfelbach, R., Soini, H.A., Vasilieva, N.Y., Novotny, M.V. 
    Physiol. Behav. 146, 57-66(2015).

  • Are single odorous components of a predator sufficient to elicit defensive behaviors in prey species?
    Apfelbach, R., Parsons, M.H., Soini, H.A., Novotny, M.V.  Frontiers in Neuroscience, July 2015, 9,
    DOI:10.3389/fnins.2015.00263.

  • Cross-generational impact of a male murine pheromone 2-sec-butyl-4,5-dihydrothiazole in female mice.
    Koyama, S., Soini, H.A., Wager-Miller, J., Alley, W.R., Jr., Pizzo, M.J., Rodda, C., Alberts, J., Crystal, J.D., Lai, C., Foley, J., Novotny, M.V. Proc. R. Soc. B 2015 282 20151074; DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2015.1074.

  • Potential biofilm metabolite signature for caries activity  – a pilot clinical study. Ferreira-Zandona, A., Soini, H.A., Novotny, M. V., Santiago, E., Eckert, G.J., Preisser, J.S., Benecha, H.K., Arthur, R., Zero, D.T. A Metabolomics  5: 140. doi: 10.4172/2153-0769.1000140 (2015).

  • Variation in preen oil composition pertaining to season, sex, and genotypen in the polymorphic white-throated sparrow. Tuttle, E. M., Sebastian, P.J., Posto, A.L. Soini,  H.A., Novotny, M.V., Gonser, R.A.  J.Chem Ecol. 40, 1025-1038(2014).
    doi 10.1007/s10886-014-0493-2.

  • Pheromone-induced cell proliferation in the murine subventricular zone. Koyama, S., Soini, H.A., Foley, J., Novotny, M.V., Lai, C. Biochem. Soc. Trans. 42, 4882-4885 (2014).

  • Modulation of social behavior by the agouti pigmentation gene. Carola, V., Perlas, E., Zonfrillo, F., Soini, H.A., Novotny, M.V.,  Gross, C. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience 2014;  doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2014.00259.

  • Stimulation of Cell Proliferation in the Subventricular Zone of Brain by Synthetic Murine Pheromones. Koyama, S., Soini, H.A., Foley, J., Novotny, M.V., Lai, C., Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience 7, 01.doi:10.3389/fnbeh.2013.00101(2013).

  • Chemosignaling Diversity in Songbirds: Chromatographic Profiling of Preen Oil Volatiles in Different Species.Soini, H.A., Whittaker, D.J., Wiesler, D., Ketterson, E.D., Novotny, M.V.  J. Chromatogr.A. 1317,  186-192(2013).

  • Bird Odor Predicts Reproductive Success. Whittaker, D. J., Gerlach, N. M., Soini, H. A., Novotny, M., Ketterson, E. D. Animal Behav. 86(4), 697-703 (2013).

  • Analysis of Volatile Mouse Pheromones by Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry,, Novotny, M.V., Soini, H.A. Book chapter in “Pheromone Signaling: Methods and Protocols”, in Methods in Molecular Biology Series, Humana Press, Ed. Kazushige Touhara, 1068, 29-45, Humana Press, Springer, New York (2013).

  • Investigation of Scents on Cheeks and Foreheads of Large Felines in Connection to the Facial Marking Behavior.Soini, H.A., Linville, S.U., Wiesler, D., Posto, A.L., Williams, D.R., Novotny, M.V. J. Chem. Ecol. 38, 145-156(2012).

  • Role of Testosterone in Stimulating Seasonal Changes in a Potential Avian Chemosignal. Whittaker, D.J., Soini, H.A., Gerlach, N.M., Posto, A.L., Novotny, M.V., Ketterson. E.D., J. Chem. Ecol. 37(12), 1349-1357(2011).

  • Analysis of Volatile Organic Compounds in Human Saliva by a Static Sorptive Extraction Method and Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry. Soini, H.A., Klouckova, I., Wiesler, D., Oberzaucher, E., Grammer, K., Dixon, S.J , Xu,Y., Brereton, R.G. , Penn, D.J. , Novotny, M.V., J. Chem. Ecol. 36, 1035-1042 (2010).

  • Songbird Chemosignals: Volatile Compounds in Preen Gland Secretions Vary among Individuals, Sexes, and Populations. Atwell, J.W., Hollars, C., Novotny, M.V., Ketterson, E.D., Behav. Ecol. 21, 608-614 (2010).

  • Differences in Urinary Scents of Two Related Mouse Species, Mus spicilegus and Mus domesticus, Soini, H.A., Wiesler, D., Koyama, S., Féron, C., Baudoin, C., Novotny, M.V., J. Chem. Ecol., 35, 580-589 (2009).

  • Psychosocial Stress and Volatile Compounds in Preputial Glands of Rats, Pohorecky, L.A., Ma, W., Blakley, G.G., Ma, E.W., Soini, H.A., Novotny, M.V., Stress, Neurotransmitters, and Hormones: Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. 1148, 219-222 (2008).

  • Psychosocial Stress Alters the Composition of Volatile Compounds in the Preputial Glands of Male Rats, Pohorecky, L.A., Blakley, G.G., Ma, W., Soini, H.A., Wiesler, D., Bruce, K.E., Novotny, M.V., Hormones and Behavior, 53, 536-545 (2008).

  • Biochemical Individuality Reflected in Chromatographic, Electrophoretic and Mass-Spectrometric Profiles, Novotny, M.V., Soini, H.A., Mechref, Y., J. Chromatogr. B 866, 26-47 (2008).

  • Volatile Mammalian Chemosignals: Structural and Quantitative Aspects, Novotny, M.V., Soini, H.A. in Hurst, J.L.; Beynon, R.J.; Roberts, S.C.; Wyatt, T. (Eds.), Chemical Signals in Vertebrates 11, Springer, New York, NY, pp.13-23 (2008).

  • Comparison of Human Axillary Odour Profiles Obtained by Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry and Skin Microbial Profiles Obtained by Denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis Using Multivariate Pattern Recognition, Xu, Y., Dixon, S.J., Brereton, R.G., Soini, H.A., Novotny, M.V., Trebesius, K., Bergmaier, I., Oberzaucher, E., Grammer, K., Penn, D.J., Metabolomics 3, 427-437 (2007).

  • Application of Dissimilarity Indices, Principal Coordinates Analysis, and Rank Tests to Peak Tables in Metabolomics of the Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry of Human Sweat, Xu, Y., Gong, F., Dixon, S.J., Brereton, R.G., Soini, H.A., Novotny, M.V., Oberzaucher, E., Grammer, K., Penn, D.J., Anal.Chem. 79, 5633-5641, (2007).

  • Pattern Recognition of Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry of Human Volatiles in Sweat to Distinguish the Sex of Subjects and Determine Potential Discriminatory Marker Peaks, Dixon, S.J., Xu, Y., Brereton, R.G., Soini, H.A., Novotny, M.V., Oberzaucher, E., Grammer, K., Penn, D.J., Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems 8, 161-172 (2007).

  • Individual and Gender Fingerprints in Body Odour, Penn , D.J., Oberzaucher, E., Grammer, K., Fischer, G., Soini, H.A., Wiesler, D., Novotny, M.V., Dixon, S.J., Xu, Y., Brereton, R.G., J. Royal Soc. Interface 4, 331-340 (2007).

  • Seasonal Variation in Volatile Compound Profiles of Preen Gland Secretions of the Dark-Eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis), Soini, H.A., Schrock, S.E., Bruce, K.E., Wiesler, D., Ketterson, E.D., Novotny, M.V., J.Chem. Ecol. 33, 183-198 (2007).

  • Chemical Identification of MHC-influenced Volatile Compounds in Mouse Urine.I: Quantitative Proportions of Major Chemosignals, Novotny, M.V., Soini,H.A., Koyama, S., Bruce, K.E., Penn, D.J., J.Chem. Ecol. 33, 417-434 (2007).

  • An Automated Method for Peak Detection and Matching in Large Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry Data Sets, Dixon, S.J., Xu, Y., Brereton, R.G., Soini, H.A., Novotny, M.V., Penn, D.J., J. Chemometrics 20, 325-340 (2006).

  • In-situ Surface Sampling of Biological Objects and Preconcentration of their Volaties for Chromatographic Analysis, Soini, H.A., Bruce, K.E., Klouckova, I., Brereton, R.G., Penn, D.J., Novotny, M.V., Anal. Chem. 78, 7161-7168 (2006).

  • Chemotaxis Assays of Mouse Sperm Microfluidic Devices, Koyama, S., Amarie, D., Soini, H.A., Novotny, M.V., Jacobson, S.C., Anal. Chem. 78, 3354-3359 (2006).

  • Thermodynamic Consequences of Disrupting a Water-Mediated Hydrogen Bond Network in a Protein:Pheromone Complex, Sharrow, S.D., Edmonds, K.A., Novotny, M.V., Stone, M.J., J. Chem. Protein Science 14, 249-256 (2005).

  • Stir Bar Sorptive Extraction: A New Quantitative Sampling Techniques for Determination of Chemical Signal Profiles from Biological Media, Soini, H.A., Bruce, K.E., Wiesler, D., David, F., Sandra, P., Novotny, M.V., J.Chem. Ecol. 31, 377-392 (2005).

  • Comparative Investigation of the Volatile Urinary Profiles in Different Hamster Species, Soini, H.A, Wiesler, D., Apfelbach, R., König, P., Vasilieva, N.Y., Novotny, M.V., J. Chem. Ecol. 31,1125-1143 (2005).

  • Putative Chemosignals of the Ferret (Mustela furo) associated with Individual and Gender Recognition, Zhang, J.-Z, Soini, H.A., Bruce, K.E., Wiesler, D., Woodley, S.K.,. Baum, M.J., Novotny, M.V., Chem. Senses 30,727-737 (2005).

  • Melanocortin-5 Receptor Deficiency Reduces a Pheromonal Signal for Aggression in Male Mice, Morgan, C., Thomas, R.E., Ma, W., Novotny, M.V., Cone, R.D., Chem. Senses 29, 111-115 (2004).

  • Pheromones, Binding Proteins and Receptor Responses in Rodents, Novotny, M.V., Biochem. Soc. Transaction 31, 117-122 (2003).

  • Pheromone Binding by Polymorphic Mouse Major Urinary Proteins, Sharrow, S.D., Vaughn, J.L., Zidek, L., Novotny, M.V., Stone, M.J., Protein Science 11, 2247-2256 (2002).

  • Structural Basis of Pheromone Binding to Mouse Major Urinary Protein (MUP-I), Timm, D.E., Baker, L.J., Mueller, H., Zidek, L., Novotny, M.V., Protein Structure 10, 997-1004 (2001).

  • Responses of Single Vomeronasal Neurons Suggest an Unexpected Role in Semiochemical Communication, Sam, M., Vora, S., Malnic, B., Novotny, M.V., Buck, L.B., Nature 12, 142 (2001).

  • Glycosylated Major Urinary Protein of the House Mouse: Characterization of its N-linked Oligosaccharides, Mechref, Y., Zidek, L., Ma, W., Novotny, M.V. Glycobiology 10, 231-235 (2000).

  • N-Linked Oligosaccharides of the Vomeromodulin-like Protein Isolated from the Mouse Vomeronasal Organ, Huang, Y., Mechref, Y., Ma, W., Novotny, M.V., Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun., 255, 451-455 (1999).

Download a list of papers published prior to 1999 when the Institute for Pheromone Research was established.




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