Edinburgh Research Explorer

Paula Brunton

Academic Track Senior Lecturer (Zhejiang)

  1. 2020
  2. Maternal antioxidant treatment prevents the adverse effects of prenatal stress on the offspring’s brain and behavior

    Scott, H., Phillips, T., Sze, Y., Alfieri, A., Rogers, M., Volpato, V., Case, P. & Brunton, P., 24 Nov 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Neurobiology of Stress.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. Effects of prenatal stress on neuroactive steroid responses to acute stress in adult male and female rats

    Sze, Y. & Brunton, P., 24 Oct 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Neuroendocrinology.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  4. Central and peripheral neuroactive steroid responses to acute swim stress in prenatally stressed rats

    Sze, Y., Gill, A. & Brunton, P., Jul 2020, (Unpublished).

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

  5. Resiliency of prenatally stressed male and female rats following chronic mild stress exposure

    Schnitzler, D. & Brunton, P., Jul 2020, (Unpublished).

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

  6. Sex, stress and steroids

    Sze, Y. & Brunton, P., Jul 2020, In : European Journal of Neuroscience. 52, 1

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  7. 2019
  8. Are glucocorticoids involved in the transmitting the programming effects of maternal stress to the fetus?

    Sze, Y., Fernandes, J. & Brunton, P., 24 Sep 2019, (Unpublished).

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

  9. Role of glucocorticoids in the transmission of gestational stress signals from mother to foetus

    Sze, Y., Fernandes, J. & Brunton, P., Jul 2019, (Unpublished).

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

  10. Antenatal dexamethasone treatment transiently alters diastolic function in the mouse fetal heart

    Agnew, E., Garcia-Burgos, A., Richardson, R., Manos, H., Thomson, A., Sooy, K., Just, G., Homer, N., Moran, C., Brunton, P. J., Gray, G. A. & Chapman, K., 23 Apr 2019, In : Journal of Endocrinology.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  11. Giving a good start to a new life via maternal brain allostatic adaptations in pregnancy

    Russell, J. A. & Brunton, P., Apr 2019, In : Frontiers in neuroendocrinology. 53

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  12. Neuroimmunology of the female brain across the lifespan: plasticity to psychopathology

    Barrientos, R. M., Brunton, P., Lenz, K. M., Pyter, L. & Spencer, S. J., 11 Mar 2019, In : Brain, Behavior, and Immunity.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  13. NEUROACTIVE STEROID RESPONSES TO ACUTE SWIM STRESS IN PRENATALLY STRESSED RATS

    Sze, Y., Gill, A. & Brunton, P., 19 Feb 2019, (Unpublished).

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

  14. Endogenous opioid signalling in the brain during pregnancy and lactation

    Brunton, P., Jan 2019, In : Cell and tissue research. 375, 1, p. 69-83

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  15. Do maternal glucocorticoids transmit the programming effects of maternal stress to the fetus?

    Sze, Y., Fernandes, J. & Brunton, P., 2019, (Unpublished).

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

  16. Resiliency of prenatally stressed male and female rats following chronic mild stress exposure

    Schnitzler, D., Sze, Y. & Brunton, P., 2019, (Unpublished).

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

  17. 2018
  18. Sex-dependent changes in neuroactive steroid concentrations in the rat brain following acute swim stress

    Sze, Y., Gill, A. & Brunton, P., Nov 2018, In : Journal of Neuroendocrinology.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  19. Giving a good start to a new life via maternal brain adaptations in pregnancy

    Russell, J. A. & Brunton, P., 13 Jul 2018, (Unpublished).

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

  20. Acute swim stress alters steroid synthesis in the rat brain in a region and sex-dependent manner

    Sze, Y., Gill, A. & Brunton, P., Jul 2018, (Unpublished).

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

  21. Do maternal glucocorticoids transmit the programming effects of maternal stress to the fetus?

    Sze, Y., Fernandes, J. & Brunton, P., Jul 2018, (Unpublished).

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

  22. Maternal anti-oxidant treatment prevents some of the adverse effects of prenatal stress in rats

    Sze, Y., Phillips, T., Scott, H., Alfieri, A., Case, P. & Brunton, P., Jul 2018, (Unpublished).

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

  23. Maternal stress and the MPOA: Activation of CRF receptor 1 impairs maternal behavior and triggers local oxytocin release in lactating rats

    Klampfl, S., Schramm, M., Gaßner, B., Hübner, K., Seasholtz, A., Brunton, P., Bayerl, D. & Bosch, O. J., May 2018, In : Neuropharmacology. 133, 1, p. 440-450

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  24. 2017
  25. Proteomic profiling of neuronal mitochondria reveals modulators of the synaptic architecture

    Graham, L., Eaton, S., Brunton, P., Atrih, A., Smith, C., Lamont, D. J., Gillingwater, T., Pennetta, G., Skehel, P. & Wishart, T., 27 Oct 2017, In : Molecular Neurodegeneration. 12, 1, p. 77

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  26. Effects of maternal antioxidant treatment in mediating the outcomes of prenatal stress on the brain and behaviour

    Sze, Y., Phillips, T., Scott, H., Case, P. & Brunton, P., 11 Apr 2017.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

  27. 2016
  28. Oxytocin: Control of Secretion by the Brain and Central Roles

    Russell, J. A. & Brunton, P., 31 Oct 2016, Reference Module in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology. Elsevier, p. 1-14

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  29. Neuroactive steroids and stress axis regulation: pregnancy and beyond

    Brunton, P., Jun 2016, In : The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 160, p. 160-168

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  30. Sex-specific prenatal stress effects on the rat reproductive axis and adrenal gland

    Ashworth, C., George, S., Hogg, C., Lai, Y-T. & Brunton, P., 24 May 2016, In : Reproduction. 151, 6, p. 709-717

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  31. Sex-dependent effects of prenatal stress on social memory in rats: A role for differential expression of central vasopressin-1a receptors

    Grundwald, N. J., Benítez, D. P. & Brunton, P., 25 Apr 2016, In : Journal of Neuroendocrinology. 28, 4

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  32. CRF-R1 activation in the anterior-dorsal BNST induces maternal neglect in lactating rats via an HPA axis-independent central mechanism

    Klampfl, S. M., Brunton, P., Bayerl, D. & Bosch, O. J., Feb 2016, In : Psychoneuroendocrinology. 64, p. 89-98

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  33. 2015
  34. Trans-generational effects of maternal exposure to social stress on anxiety-like behaviour in rats

    Grundwald, N. & Brunton, P., 1 Nov 2015, In : Psychoneuroendocrinology. 61, p. 22

    Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstract

  35. Trans-generational effects of prenatal stress on the neuroendocrine stress axis in rats

    Grundwald, N. J. & Brunton, P. J., 1 Nov 2015, In : Psychoneuroendocrinology. 61, p. 30

    Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstract

  36. The effect of tail docking in neonatal pigs on the central expression of genes involved in modulating anxiety-like behaviour

    Oberst, P., Sandercock, D. A., Di Giminiani, P., Edwards, S. A. & Brunton, P. J., 1 Jul 2015, p. 53.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

  37. Programming the brain and behaviour by early life stress: A focus on neuroactive steroids.

    Brunton, P., Jun 2015, In : Journal of Neuroendocrinology. 27, 6, p. 468–480

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  38. Maternal Brain Adaptations in Pregnancy

    Brunton, P. & Russell, J., 1 Apr 2015, Knobil and Neill's Physiology of Reproduction. Plant, T. M. & Zeleznik, A. J. (eds.). 4th ed. Elsevier

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  39. 5α-reduced neurosteroids sex-dependently reverse central prenatal programming of neuroendocrine stress responses in rats

    Brunton, P., Donadio, M. V., Yao, S. T., Greenwood, M., Seckl, J., Murphy, D. & Russell, J., 14 Jan 2015, In : Journal of Neuroscience. 35, 2, p. 666-677

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  40. Prenatal stress programs neuroendocrine stress responses and affective behaviors in second generation rats in a sex-dependent manner

    Grundwald, N. & Brunton, P., 2015, In : Psychoneuroendocrinology. 62, p. 204-216

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  41. Sex-dependent effects of prenatal stress on social memory in rats

    Grundwald, N. J. & Brunton, P., 2015, (Unpublished).

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

  42. Sex-dependent trans-generational effects of prenatal stress on the neuroendocrine stress axis and anxiety-like behaviour in rats

    Grundwald, N. J. & Brunton, P., 2015, (Unpublished).

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

  43. Trans-generational effects of maternal exposure to social stress on anxiety-like behaviour in rats

    Grundwald, N. J. & Brunton, P., 2015, (Unpublished).

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

  44. Trans-generational effects of maternal exposure to social stress on anxiety-like behaviour in rats

    Grundwald, N. J. & Brunton, P., 2015, (Unpublished).

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

  45. Trans-generational effects of prenatal stress on the neuroendocrine stress axis in rats

    Grundwald, N. J. & Brunton, P., 2015, (Unpublished).

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

  46. 2014
  47. Hypoactivation of CRF receptors, predominantly type 2, in the medial-posterior BNST is vital for adequate maternal behavior in lactating rats

    Klampfl, S. M., Brunton, P., Bayerl, D. & Bosch, O. J., 16 Jul 2014, In : Journal of Neuroscience. 34, 29, p. 9665-9676

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  48. Prenatal stress produces anxiety prone female offspring and impaired maternal behaviour in the domestic pig

    Rutherford, K. M. D., Piastowska, A., Donald, R. D., Robson, S. K., Ison, S. H., Jarvis, S., Brunton, P., Russell, J. & Lawrence, A., 22 Apr 2014, In : Physiology & behavior. 129, p. 255-264

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  49. Oxytocinase in the Female Rat Hypothalamus: a Novel Mechanism Controlling Oxytocin Neurons During Lactation

    Tobin, V., Arechaga, G., Brunton, P., Russell, J., Leng, G., Ludwig, M. & Douglas, A., Apr 2014, In : Journal of Neuroendocrinology. 26, 4, p. 205-216

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  50. Allopregnanolone in the brain: protecting pregnancy and birth outcomes

    Brunton, P., Russell, J. & Hirst, J. J., Feb 2014, In : Progress in neurobiology. 113, p. 106-136

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  51. TRANS-GENERATIONAL EFFECTS OF MATERNAL EXPOSURE TO SOCIAL STRESS IN RATS

    Grundwald, N. J. & Brunton, P., 2014, (Unpublished).

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

  52. The consequences of early life adversity: neurobiological, behavioural and epigenetic adaptations

    Maccari, S., Krugers, H. J., Morley-Fletcher, S., Szyf, M. & Brunton, P., 2014, In : Journal of Neuroendocrinology. 26, 10, p. 707-723

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  53. 2013
  54. Effects of maternal exposure to social stress during pregnancy: consequences for mother and offspring

    Brunton, P. J., Nov 2013, In : Reproduction. 146, 5, p. R175-R189 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  55. Phospholipase D-mediated hypersensitivity at central synapses is associated with abnormal behaviours and pain sensitivity in rats exposed to prenatal stress

    Sun, L., Gooding, H., Brunton, P., Russell, J., Mitchell, R. & Fleetwood-Walker, S., Nov 2013, In : International Journal of Biochemistry and Cell Biology. 45, 11, p. 2706-2712 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  56. Prenatal Stress Negatively Affects Social Memory in Rats in a Sex-Specific Manner

    Grundwald, N. J. & Brunton, P., Jun 2013, (Unpublished).

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

  57. Sex-specific effects of prenatal stress on glucose homeostasis and peripheral metabolism in rats

    Brunton, P. J., Sullivan, K. M., Kerrigan, D., Russell, J., Seckl, J. R. & Drake, A. J., May 2013, In : Journal of Endocrinology. 217, 2, p. 161-173

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  58. ACUTE STRESS MODIFIES SOCIAL MEMORY DEFICITS IN PRENATALLY STRESSED RATS

    Grundwald, N. & Brunton, P., 2013, (Unpublished).

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

  59. Effect of pre-natal social stress on reproductive development in the post-pubertal rat

    Ashworth, C., Mekonnin, A. B., Hogg, C., Lai, Y-T. & Brunton, P., 2013, (Unpublished).

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

  60. Reduced CRF receptor activation in the posterior BNST is crucial for appropriate expression of maternal behaviour in lactating rats

    Klampfl, S., Brunton, P. & Bosch, O. J., 2013, (Unpublished).

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

  61. SEX-DEPENDENT OVERWRITING OF PRENATALLY PROGRAMMED STRESS RESPONSES IN RATS WITH NEUROACTIVE STEROIDS

    Brunton, P., Donadio, M. V., Yao, S. T., Greenwood, M., Paris, J. J., Frye, C. A., Murphy, D. & Russell, J., 2013, (Unpublished).

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

  62. 2012
  63. Allopregnanolone and induction of endogenous opioid inhibition of oxytocin responses to immune stress in pregnant rats

    Brunton, P. J., Bales, J. & Russell, J. A., 2012, In : Journal of Neuroendocrinology. 24, 4, p. 690-700

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  64. Neural basis for social defeat and entrapment

    Motta, S., Brunton, P., Russell, J. & Canteras, N., 2012, (Unpublished) p. 707.03.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

  65. Social stress during pregnancy programs the central neurosteroid system and hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis stress responses of the offspring

    Brunton, P., Donadio, M. V., Yao, S. T., Greenwood, M., Paris, J. J., Frye, C. A., Murphy, D. & Russell, J., 2012, (Unpublished).

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

  66. Social stress during pregnancy programs the central neurosteroid system of the offspring

    Brunton, P., Paris, J. J., Frye, C. A. & Russell, J., 2012, (Unpublished).

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

  67. 2011
  68. Stress, brains and bairns: reviews from the 4th International Conference on the Parental Brain

    Brunton, P. J. & Holmes, M. C., Nov 2011, In : Stress. 14, 6, p. 577-580 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

  69. Allopregnanolone and suppressed hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis stress responses in late pregnancy in the rat

    Brunton, P. J. & Russell, J. A., Jan 2011, In : Stress. 14, 1, p. 6-12 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  70. Neurosteroids for a successful pregnancy

    Frye, C. A., Hirst, J. J., Brunton, P. J. & Russell, J. A., Jan 2011, In : Stress. 14, 1, p. 15 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

  71. 5α-reduced steroids reverse early life programming of neuroendocrine stress responses in rats.

    Brunton, P., Donadio, M. V., Yao, S. T., Greenwood, M., D, M. & Russell, J., 2011.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

  72. Corticosterone release is impaired in socially defeated rats after dorsal premammillary nucleus lesions

    Motta, S., Brunton, P., Russell, J. & Canteras, N., 2011, (Unpublished).

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

  73. Inhibition of 5alpha-reductase activity in late pregnancy decreases gestational length and fecundity and impairs object memory and central progestogen milieu of juvenile rat offspring

    Paris, J. J., Brunton, P. J., Russell, J. A., Walf, A. A. & Frye, C. A., 2011, In : Journal of Neuroendocrinology. 23, 11, p. 1079-1090

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  74. Neuroendocrine control of maternal stress responses and fetal programming by stress in pregnancy

    Brunton, P. J. & Russell, J. A., 2011, In : Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry. 35, 5, p. 1178-91 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  75. Parenthood and changing brains

    Brunton, P. J. & Meddle, S. L., 2011, In : Journal of Neuroendocrinology. 23, 11, p. 957-960 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

  76. 2010
  77. Endocrine induced changes in brain function during pregnancy

    Brunton, P. J. & Russell, J. A., Dec 2010, In : Brain Research. 1364, p. 198-215 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  78. Circulating Secretin Activates Supraoptic Nucleus Oxytocin and Vasopressin Neurons via Noradrenergic Pathways in the Rat

    Velmurugan, S., Brunton, P., Leng, G. & Russell, J., Jun 2010, In : Endocrinology. 151, 6, p. 2681-2688 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  79. Prenatal Social Stress in the Rat Programmes Neuroendocrine and Behavioural Responses to Stress in the Adult Offspring: Sex-Specific Effects

    Brunton, P. J. & Russell, J. A., Apr 2010, In : Journal of Neuroendocrinology. 22, 4, p. 258-271 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  80. Over-riding early life programming of neuroendocrine stress responses and anxious behaviour in rats by neurosteroids

    Brunton, P., Donadio, M. V. & Russell, J., 2010, (Unpublished).

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

  81. Over-riding early life programming of the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis in rats by neuroactive steroids

    Brunton, P., Donadio, M. V. & Russell, J., 2010, (Unpublished).

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

  82. Prenatal stress in the domestic pig affects CRH receptor mRNA expression in the amygdala and maternal behaviour

    Rutherford, K. M. D., Piastowska, A., Donald, R. D., Robson, S. K., Ison, S. H., Jarvis, S., Brunton, P., Russell, J. & Lawrence, A., 2010, (Unpublished).

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

  83. Resetting the dynamic range of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis stress responses through pregnancy

    Brunton, P. J., 2010, In : Journal of Neuroendocrinology. 22, 11, p. 1198-213 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  84. 2009
  85. Central Opioid Inhibition of Neuroendocrine Stress Responses in Pregnancy in the Rat Is Induced by the Neurosteroid Allopregnanolone

    Brunton, P. J., McKay, A. J., Ochedalski, T., Piastowska, A., Rebas, E., Lachowicz, A. & Russell, J. A., 20 May 2009, In : Journal of Neuroscience. 29, 20, p. 6449-6460 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  86. A discrete hypothalamic region is critical for behavioural responding in rival conspecific intruders: neuroendocrine perspectives

    Motta, S., Brunton, P., Swanson, L., Russell, J. & Canteras, N., 2009, (Unpublished).

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

  87. Corticotropin releasing hormone receptor (CRH-R) mRNA expression in the pig amygdala: effects of prenatal social stress and tail-docking

    Piastowska, A., Rutherford, K. M. D., Donald, R. D., Lawrence, A., Russell, J. & Brunton, P., 2009, (Unpublished).

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

  88. Opioid Suppression Of Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) Axis Responses To Stress In Late Pregnancy Depends Upon Allopregnanolone Actions

    Brunton, P., Ochedalski, T., Piastowska, A., Rebas, E., Lachowicz, A. & Russell, J., 2009, (Unpublished).

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

  89. Oxytocin (peripheral/central actions and their regulation)

    Russell, J. & Brunton, P., 2009, Encyclopaedia of Neuroscience. Squire, L. R. (ed.). 3rd ed. Oxford: Academic Press, p. 337-347

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  90. 2008
  91. Control of neurohypophysial hormone secretion, blood osmolality and volume in pregnancy

    Brunton, P. J., Arunachalam, S. & Russell, J. A., Dec 2008, In : Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology. 59, p. 27-45 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  92. Adaptive Responses of the Maternal Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis during Pregnancy and Lactation

    Brunton, P. J., Russell, J. A. & Douglas, A. J., Jun 2008, In : Journal of Neuroendocrinology. 20, 6, p. 764-776 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  93. Rapid Estradiol-17β Modulation of Opioid Actions on the Electrical and Secretory Activity of Rat Oxytocin Neurons In vivo

    Brown, C. H., Brunton, P. J. & Russell, J. A., Apr 2008, In : Neurochemical Research. 33, 4, p. 614-623 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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