Chronobiology and Neuroimmunology Lab Publications

Recent Publications (2010 - Present)

Bao, R., Onishi, K.G., Tolla, E., Ebling, F.J.P., Lewis, J.E., Anderson, R.L., Barrett, P., Prendergast, B.J., & Stevenson, T.J. (2019). Genome sequencing and transcriptome analyses of the Siberian hamster hypothalamus identify mechanisms for seasonal energy balance. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1902896116. PubMed PMID: 31189592.

Onishi, K.G., Prendergast, B.J., & Stevenson, T.J. (2019). Trait-specific effects of exogenous triiodothyronine on cytokine and behavioral responses to simulated systemic infection in male Siberian hamsters. Hormones & Behavior, 110, 90-97doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2019.02.017. PubMed PMID: 30826308.

Prendergast, B.J., & Zucker, I. (2018). Social behavior: developmental timing defies puberty. Current Biology, 28(9), R553-R555doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2018.03.040. PubMed PMID: 29738728.

Cable, E.J., Onishi, K.G., & Prendergast, B.J. (2017). Circadian rhythms accelerate wound healing in female Siberian hamsters.Physiology & Behavior, 171, 165-174. doi: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2016.12.019. PubMed PMID: 27998755.

Smarr, B.L., Grant, A.D., Zucker, I., Prendergast, B.J., & Kriegsfeld, L.J. (2017). Sex differences in variability across timescales in BALB/c mice. Biology of Sex Differences, 8, 7. doi: 10.1186/s13293-016-0125-3. PubMed PMID: 28203366. PMCID: PMC5301430.

Prendergast, B.J., & Zucker, I. (2016). Ultradian rhythms in mammalian physiology and behavior. Current Opinions in Neurobiology, 40, 150-154. doi: 10.1016/j.conb.2016.07.011. PubMed PMID: 27568859.

Becker, J.B., Prendergast, B.J., & Liang, J.W. (2016). Female rats are not more variable than male rats: A meta-analysis of neuroscience studies. Biology of Sex Differences, 7, 34. doi: 10.1186/s13293-016-0087-5. PubMed PMID: 27468347. PMCID: PMC4962440.

Prendergast, B.J., Cable, E.J., Stevenson, T.J., Onishi, K.G., Zucker, I., & Kay, L.M. (2015). Circadian disruption alters the effects of lipopolysaccharide treatment on circadian and ultradian locomotor activity and body temperature rhythms of female siberian hamstersJournal of Biological Rhythms, 30(6), 543-556. doi: 10.1177/0748730415609450. PubMed PMID: 26566981.

Leone, V., Gibbons, S.M., Martinez, K., Hutchison, A.L., Huang, E.Y., Cham, C.M., Pierre, J.F., Heneghan, A.F., Nadimpalli, A., Hubert, N., Zale, E., Wang, Y., Huang, Y., Theriault, B., Dinner, A.R., Musch, M.W., Kudsk, K.A., Prendergast, B.J., Gilbert, J.A., & Chang, E.B. (2015). Effects of diurnal variation of gut microbes and high-fat feeding on host circadian clock function and metabolismCell Host & Microbe, 17(5), 681-9. doi: 10.1016/j.chom.2015.03.006. PubMed PMID: 25891358. PMCID: PMC4433408.

Stevenson, T.J., & Prendergast, B.J. (2015). Photoperiodic time measurement and seasonal immunological plasticityFrontiers in Neuroendocrinology, 37, 76-88. doi: 10.1016/j.yfrne.2014.10.002. PubMed PMID: 25456046. PMCID: PMC4405432.

Jarjisian, S.G., Butler, M.P., Paul, M.J., Place, N.J., Prendergast, B.J., Kriegsfeld, L.J., & Zucker, I. (2015). Dorsomedial hypothalamic lesions counteract decreases in locomotor activity in male Syrian hamsters transferred from long to short day lengthsJournal of Biological Rhythms, 30(1), 42-52. doi: 10.1177/0748730414561546. PubMed PMID: 25512303. PMCID: PMC4379209.

Wang, Z.Y., Cable, E.J., Zucker, I., & Prendergast, B.J. (2014). Pregnancy-induced changes in ultradian rhythms persist in circadian arrhythmic Siberian hamstersHormones and Behavior, 66(2), 228-37. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2014.04.014. PubMed PMID: 24798705. PMCID: PMC4372156.

Bradley, S.P., & Prendergast, B.J. (2014). Adaptation to short photoperiods augments circadian food anticipatory activity in Siberian hamstersHormones and Behavior, 66(1), 159-68. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2013.10.008. PubMed PMID: 24666779. PMCID: PMC4051861.

Prendergast, B.J., Onishi, K.G., Patel, P.N., & Stevenson, T.J. (2014). Circadian arrhythmia dysregulates emotional behaviors in aged Siberian hamstersBehavioural Brain Research, 261, 146-57. doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2013.12.010. PubMed PMID: 24333374. PMCID: PMC4343037.

Pyter, L.M., El Mouatassim Bih, S., Sattar, H., & Prendergast, B.J.(2014). Peripheral tumors alter neuroinflammatory responses to lipopolysaccharide in female ratsBrain Research, 13(1552), 55-63. doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2014.01.012. PubMed PMID: 24457042. PMCID: PMC3967445.

Prendergast, B.J., Onishi, K.G., & Zucker, I. (2014). Female mice liberated for inclusion in neuroscience and biomedical researchNeuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 40, 1-5. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2014.01.001. PubMed PMID: 24456941.

Stevenson, T.J., Onishi, K.G., Bradley, S.P., & Prendergast, B.J.(2014). Cell-autonomous iodothyronine deiodinase expression mediates seasonal plasticity in immune functionBrain, Behavior, and Immunity, 36, 61-70. doi: 10.1016/j.bbi.2013.10.008. PubMed PMID: 24145050. PMCID: PMC3974869.

Kampf-Lassin, A., & Prendergast, B.J. (2013). Acute downregulation of Type II and Type III iodothyronine deiodinases by photoperiod in peripubertal male and female Siberian hamstersGeneral and Comparative Endocrinology, 193, 72-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ygcen.2013.07.010. PubMed PMID: 23891658. PMCID: PMC3812426.

Stevenson, T.J., & Prendergast, B.J. (2013). Reversible DNA methylation regulates seasonal photoperiodic time measurementProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110(41), 16651-6. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1310643110. PubMed PMID: 24067648. PMCID: PMC3799317.

Prendergast, B.J., Cable, E.J., Patel, P.N., Pyter, L.M., Onishi, K.G., Stevenson, T.J., Ruby, N.F., & Bradley, S.P. (2013). Impaired leukocyte trafficking and skin inflammatory responses in hamsters lacking a functional circadian systemBrain, Behavior, and Immunity, 32, 94-104. doi: 10.1016/j.bbi.2013.02.007. PubMed PMID: 23474187. PMCID: PMC3686870.

Prendergast, B.J., Onishi, K.G., & Zucker, I. (2013). Neonatal monosodium glutamate treatment counteracts circadian arrhythmicity induced by phase shifts of the light-dark cycle in female and male Siberian hamstersBrain Research, 1521, 51-8. doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2013.05.020. PubMed PMID: 23701725. PMCID: PMC3965296.

Pyter, L.M., & Prendergast, B.J. (2013). Individual differences in pre-carcinogen cytokine and corticosterone concentrations and depressive-like behavior predict tumor onset in rats exposed to a carcinogenPsychoneuroendocrinology, 38(6), 800-7. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2012.09.003. PubMed PMID: 23046826. PMCID: PMC3990229.

Kampf-Lassin, A., & Prendergast, B.J. (2013). Photoperiod history-dependent responses to intermediate day lengths engage hypothalamic iodothyronine deiodinase type III mRNA expressionAmerican Journal of Physiology – Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, 304(8), R628-35. doi: 10.1152/ajpregu.00577.2012. PubMed PMID: 23408031. PMCID: PMC3627951.

Prendergast, B.J., Stevenson, T.J., & Zucker, I. (2013). Sex differences in Siberian hamster ultradian locomotor rhythmsPhysiology & Behavior, 110-111, 206-12. doi: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2013.01.008. PubMed PMID: 23333554. PMCID: PMC3985607.

Prendergast, B.J., Pyter, L.M., Kampf-Lassin, A., Patel, P.N., & Stevenson, T.J. (2013). Rapid induction of hypothalamic iodothyronine deiodinase expression by photoperiod and melatonin in juvenile Siberian hamsters (Phodopus sungorus)Endocrinology154(2), 831-41. doi: 10.1210/en.2012-1990. PubMed PMID: 23295738. PMCID: PMC3548179.

Prendergast, B.J., Cable, E.J., Cisse, Y.M., Stevenson, T.J., & Zucker, I. (2013). Pineal and gonadal influences on ultradian locomotor rhythms of male Siberian hamstersHormones and Behavior, 63(1), 54-64. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2012.11.001. PubMed PMID: 23142326. PMCID: PMC3660102.

Dooley, J.C., & Prendergast, B.J. (2012). Photorefractoriness and energy availability interact to permit facultative timing of spring breedingBehavioral Ecology, 23(5), 1049-1058. doi: 10.1093/beheco/ars074.  PubMed PMID: 22936842. PMCID: PMC3431115.

Prendergast, B.J., Cisse, Y.M., Cable, E.J., & Zucker, I. (2012). Dissociation of ultradian and circadian phenotypes in female and male Siberian hamstersJournal of Biological Rhythms, 27(4), 287-98. doi: 10.1177/0748730412448618. PubMed PMID: 22855573. PMCID: PMC3965331.

Yee, J.R., & Prendergast, B.J. (2012). Endotoxin elicits ambivalent social behaviorsPsychoneuroendocrinology, 37(7), 1101-5. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2011.11.008. PubMed PMID: 22172640. PMCID: PMC3637897.

Prendergast, B.J., Beery, A.K., Paul, M.J., & Zucker, I. (2012). Enhancement and suppression of ultradian and circadian rhythms across the female hamster reproductive cycleJournal of Biological Rhythms, 27(3), 246-56. doi: 10.1177/0748730412441315. PubMed PMID: 22653893. PMCID: PMC3965332.

Prendergast, B.J., & Zucker, I. (2012). Photoperiodic influences on ultradian rhythms of male Siberian hamstersPLoS One, 7(7), e41723. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0041723. PubMed PMID: 22848579. PMCID: PMC3407235.

Hoffman, C.L., Higham, J.P., Heistermann, M., Coe, C.L., Prendergast, B.J., & Maestripieri, D. (2011). Immune function and HPA axis activity in free-ranging rhesus macaquesPhysiology & Behavior, 104(3), 507-14. doi: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2011.05.021. PubMed PMID: 21635909. PMCID: PMC3133459.

Prendergast, B.J. (2011). Can photoperiod predict mortality in the 1918-1920 influenza pandemic? Journal of Biological Rhythms, 26(4), 345-52. doi: 10.1177/0748730411409708. PubMed PMID: 21775293. PMCID: PMC3615713.

Kampf-Lassin, A., Wei, J., Galang, J., & Prendergast, B.J. (2011). Experience-independent development of the hamster circadian visual systemPLoS One, 6(4), e16048. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0016048. PubMed PMID: 21556133. PMCID: PMC3083388.

Bradley, S.P., Pattullo, L.M., Patel, P.N., & Prendergast, B.J. (2010).Photoperiodic regulation of the orexigenic effects of ghrelin in Siberian hamstersHormones and Behavior, 58(4), 647-52. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2010.06.009. PubMed PMID: 20600050. PMCID: PMC3660103.

Yee, J.R., & Prendergast, B.J. (2010). Sex-specific social regulation of inflammatory responses and sickness behaviorsBrain, Behavior, and Immunity, 24(6), 942-51. doi: 10.1016/j.bbi.2010.03.006. PubMed PMID: 20303405. PMCID: PMC2897937.

Pyter, L.M., Cochrane, S.F., Ouwenga, R.L., Patel, P.N., Pineros, V., &Prendergast, B.J. (2010). Mammary tumors induce select cognitive impairmentsBrain, Behavior, and Immunity, 24(6), 903-7. doi: 10.1016/j.bbi.2010.02.004. PubMed PMID: 20188817. PMCID: PMC2902787.

Prendergast, B.J. (2010). MT1 melatonin receptors mediate somatic, behavioral, and reproductive neuroendocrine responses to photoperiod and melatonin in Siberian hamsters (Phodopus sungorus)Endocrinology151(2), 714-21. doi: 10.1210/en.2009-0710. PubMed PMID: 19966183. PMCID: PMC2817621.

Publications in the 2000s

Prendergast, B.J., & Pyter, L.M. (2009). Photoperiod history differentially impacts reproduction and immune function in adult Siberian hamstersJournal of Biological Rhythms, 24(6), 509-22. doi: 10.1177/0748730409349714. PubMed PMID: 19926810. PMCID: PMC3965335.

Paul, M.J., Pyter, L.M., Freeman, D.A., Galang, J., & Prendergast, B.J. (2009). Photic and nonphotic seasonal cues differentially engage hypothalamic kisspeptin and RFamide-related peptide mRNA expression in Siberian hamstersJournal of Neuroendocrinology, 21(12), 1007-14. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2826.2009.01924.x. PubMed PMID: 19840238. PMCID: PMC2789174.

Pyter, L.M., Pineros, V., Galang, J.A., McClintock, M.K., & Prendergast, B.J. (2009). Peripheral tumors induce depressive-like behaviors and cytokine production and alter hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis regulationProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 106(22), 9069-74. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0811949106. PubMed PMID: 19451634. PMCID: PMC2689998.

Prendergast, B.J., Galang, J., Kay, L.M., & Pyter, L.M. (2009).Influence of the olfactory bulbs on blood leukocytes and behavioral responses to infection in Siberian hamstersBrain Research, 1268, 48-57. doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2009.01.025. PubMed PMID: 19368847. PMCID: PMC3749255.

Paul, M.J., Galang, J., Schwartz, W.J., & Prendergast, B.J. (2009). Intermediate-duration day lengths unmask reproductive responses to nonphotic environmental cuesAmerican Journal of Physiology – Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, 296(5), R1613-9. doi: 10.1152/ajpregu.91047.2008. PubMed PMID: 19225143. PMCID: PMC2689818.

Prendergast, B.J., Pyter, L.M., Galang, J., & Kay, L.M. (2009). Reproductive responses to photoperiod persist in olfactory bulbectomized Siberian hamsters (Phodopus sungorus)Behavioural Brain Research, 198(1), 159-64. doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2008.10.032. PubMed PMID: 19027041. PMCID: PMC2661624.

Prendergast, B.J. (2008). Behavioral tolerance to endotoxin is enhanced by adaptation to winter photoperiodsPsychoneuroendocrinology, 33(4), 540-5. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2007.12.008. PubMed PMID: 18291598. PMCID: PMC2705996.

Baillie, S.R., & Prendergast, B.J. (2008). Photoperiodic regulation of behavioral responses to bacterial and viral mimetics: a test of the winter immunoenhancement hypothesisJournal of Biological Rhythms, 23(1), 81-90. doi: 10.1177/0748730407311518. PubMed PMID: 18258760.

Prendergast, B.J., & Kay, L.M. (2008). Affective and adrenocorticotrophic responses to photoperiod in Wistar ratsJournal of Neuroendocrinology, 20(2), 261-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2826.2007.01633.x. PubMed PMID: 18047552.

Prendergast, B.J., Baillie, S.R., & Dhabhar, F.S. (2008). Gonadal hormone-dependent and -independent regulation of immune function by photoperiod in Siberian hamstersAmerican Journal of Physiology – Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, 294(2), R384-92. doi: 10.1152/ajpregu.00551.2007. PubMed PMID: 17989142.

Prendergast, B.J., Kampf-Lassin, A., Yee, J.R., Galang, J., McMaster, N., & Kay, L.M. (2007). Winter day lengths enhance T lymphocyte phenotypes, inhibit cytokine responses, and attenuate behavioral symptoms of infection in laboratory ratsBrain, Behavior, and Immunity, 21(8), 1096-108. doi: 10.1016/j.bbi.2007.05.004. PubMed PMID: 17728099. PMCID: PMC2693110.

Freeman, D.A., Kampf-Lassin, A., Galang, J., Wen, J.C., & Prendergast, B.J. (2007). Melatonin acts at the suprachiasmatic nucleus to attenuate behavioral symptoms of infectionBehavioral Neuroscience, 121(4), 689-97. doi: 10.1037/0735-7044.121.4.689. PubMed PMID: 17663594.

Freeman, D.A., Teubner, B.J., Smith, C.D., & Prendergast, B.J. (2007). Exogenous T3 mimics long day lengths in Siberian hamstersAmerican Journal of Physiology – Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, 292(6), R2368-72. doi: 10.1152/ajpregu.00713.2006. PubMed PMID: 17272662.

Wen, J.C., & Prendergast, B.J. (2007). Photoperiodic regulation of behavioral responsiveness to proinflammatory cytokinesPhysiology & Behavior, 90(5), 717-25. doi: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2006.12.011. PubMed PMID: 17275861. PMCID: PMC2692586.

Wen, J.C., Dhabhar, F.S., & Prendergast, B.J. (2007). Pineal-dependent and -independent effects of photoperiod on immune function in Siberian hamsters (Phodopus sungorus)Hormones and Behavior, 51(1), 31-9. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2006.08.001. PubMed PMID: 17022983. PMCID: PMC3345196.

Prendergast, B.J., Hotchkiss, A.K., Wen, J., Horton, T.H., & Nelson, R.J. (2006). Refractoriness to short day lengths augments tonic and gonadotrophin-releasing hormone-stimulated lutenising hormone secretionJournal of Neuroendocrinology, 18(5), 339-48. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2826.2006.01419.x. PubMed PMID: 16629832.

Prendergast, B.J. (2005). Internalization of seasonal timeHormones and Behavior, 48(5), 503-11. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2005.05.013. PubMed PMID: 16026787.

Prendergast, B.J., & Nelson, R.J. (2005). Affective responses to changes in day length in Siberian hamsters (Phodopus sungorus)Psychoneuroendocrinology, 30(5), 438-52. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2004.08.008. PubMed PMID: 15721056.

Prendergast, B.J., Bilbo, S.D., & Nelson, R.J. (2005). Short day lengths enhance skin immune responses in gonadectomised Siberian hamstersJournal of Neuroendocrinology, 17(1), 18-21.  doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2826.2005.01273.x. PubMed PMID: 15720471.

Detillion, C.E., Craft, T.K., Glasper, E.R., Prendergast, B.J., & DeVries, A.C. (2004). Social facilitation of wound healingPsychoneuroendocrinology, 29(8), 1004-11. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2003.10.003. PubMed PMID: 15219651.

Prendergast, B.J., Renstrom, R.A., & Nelson, R.J. (2004). Genetic analyses of a seasonal interval timerJournal of Biological Rhythms, 19(4), 298-311. doi: 10.1177/0748730404266626. PubMed PMID: 15245649.

Prendergast, B.J., Bilbo, S.D., Dhabhar, F.S., & Nelson, R.J. (2004).Effects of photoperiod history on immune responses to intermediate day lengths in Siberian hamsters (Phodopus sungorus)Journal of Neuroimmunology, 149(1-2), 31-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jneuroim.2003.12.006. PubMed PMID: 15020062.

Prendergast, B.J., Bilbo, S.D., & Nelson, R.J. (2004). Photoperiod controls the induction, retention, and retrieval of antigen-specific immunological memoryAmerican Journal of Physiology – Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, 286(1), R54-60. doi: 10.1152/ajpregu.00381.2003. PubMed PMID: 12958060.

Prendergast, B.J., Hotchkiss, A.K., & Nelson, R.J. (2003). Photoperiodic regulation of circulating leukocytes in juvenile Siberian hamsters: mediation by melatonin and testosteroneJournal of Biological Rhythms, 18(6), 473-80. doi: 10.1177/0748730403258486. PubMed PMID: 14667148.

Bilbo, S.D., Quan, N., Prendergast, B.J., Bowers, S.L., & Nelson, R.J. (2003). Photoperiod alters the time course of brain cyclooxygenase-2 expression in Siberian hamstersJournal of Neuroendocrinology, 15(10), 958-64. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2826.2003.01084.x. PubMed PMID: 12969240.

Piatkowska, J.M., Prendergast, B.J., & Gorman, M.R. (2003). Temporal integration of melatonin infusion duration: signal averaging versus frequency dependenceJournal of Pineal Research, 35(2), 91-7. doi: 10.1034/j.1600-079X.2003.00060.x. PubMed PMID: 12887651.

Kinsey, S.G., Prendergast, B.J., & Nelson, R.J. (2003). Photoperiod and stress affect wound healing in Siberian hamstersPhysiology & Behavior, 78(2), 205-11. doi: 10.1016/S0031-9384(02)00967-8. PubMed PMID: 12576117.

Prendergast, B.J., Hotchkiss, A.K., Bilbo, S.D., Kinsey, S.G., & Nelson, R.J. (2003). Photoperiodic adjustments in immune function protect Siberian hamsters from lethal endotoxemiaJournal of Biological Rhythms, 18(1), 51-62. doi: 10.1177/0748730402239676. PubMed PMID: 12568244.

Prendergast, B.J., Mosinger, B. Jr, Kolattukudy, P.E., & Nelson, R.J. (2002). Hypothalamic gene expression in reproductively photoresponsive and photorefractory Siberian hamstersProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 99(25), 16291-6. doi: 10.1073/pnas.232490799. PubMed PMID: 12456888. PMCID: PMC138604.

Nelson, R.J., & Prendergast, B.J. (2002). Form over function? Journal of Biological Rhythms, 17(5), 406-9; 410-2. doi: 10.1177/074873002237134. PubMed PMID: 12375617.

Prendergast, B.J., Wynne-Edwards, K.E., Yellon, S.M., & Nelson, R.J. (2002). Photorefractoriness of immune function in male Siberian hamsters (Phodopus sungorus)Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 14(4), 318-29. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2826.2002.00781.x. PubMed PMID: 11963829.

Prendergast, B.J., Freeman, D.A., Zucker, I., & Nelson, R.J. (2002). Periodic arousal from hibernation is necessary for initiation of immune responses in ground squirrelsAmerican Journal of Physiology – Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, 282(4), R1054-62. doi: 10.1152/ajpregu.00562.2001. PubMed PMID: 11893609.

Prendergast, B.J., & Nelson, R.J. (2001). Spontaneous “regression” of enhanced immune function in a photoperiodic rodent Peromyscus maniculatus. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Biological Sciences, 268(1482):2221-8. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2001.1784. PubMed PMID: 11674869. PMCID: PMC1088869.

Prendergast, B.J., Kriegsfeld, L.J., & Nelson, R.J. (2001). Photoperiodic polyphenisms in rodents: neuroendocrine mechanisms, costs, and functionsThe Quarterly Review of Biology, 76(3), 293-325. PubMed PMID: 11561508.

Prendergast, B.J., Yellon, S.M., Tran, L.T., & Nelson, R.J. (2001). Photoperiod modulates the inhibitory effect of in vitro melatonin on lymphocyte proliferation in female Siberian hamstersJournal of Biological Rhythms, 16(3), 224-33. doi: 10.1177/074873040101600305. PubMed PMID: 11407782.

Flynn, A.K., Freeman, D.A., Zucker, I., & Prendergast, B.J. (2000). Testicular development in Siberian hamsters depends on frequency and pattern of melatonin signalsAmerican Journal of Physiology – Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, 279(4), R1182-9. PubMed PMID: 11003982.

Prendergast, B.J., Gorman, M.R., & Zucker, I. (2000). Establishment and persistence of photoperiodic memory in hamstersProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 97(10), 5586-91. doi: 10.1073/pnas.100098597. PubMed PMID: 10792054. PMCID: PMC25872.

Prendergast, B.J., Flynn, A.K., & Zucker, I. (2000). Triggering of neuroendocrine refractoriness to short-day patterns of melatonin in Siberian hamsters. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 12(4), 303-10. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2826.2000.00452.x. PubMed PMID: 10718927.

Publications in the 1990s

Prendergast, B.J., & Hugenberger, J.L. (1999). Frequency coding of melatonin signals sufficient to induce testicular growth in photoregressed Siberian hamstersJournal of Neuroendocrinology, 11(4), 237-41. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2826.1999.00316.x. PubMed PMID: 10223276.

Prendergast, B.J., & Freeman, D.A. (1999). Pineal-independent regulation of photo-nonresponsiveness in the Siberian hamster (Phodopus sungorus)Journal of Biological Rhythms, 14(1), 62-71. doi: 10.1177/074873099129000452. PubMed PMID: 10036994.

Prendergast, B.J., Zucker, I., Yellon, S.M., Ringold, D.A., & Gorman, M.R. (1998). Melatonin chimeras alter reproductive development and photorefractoriness in Siberian hamstersJournal of Biological Rhythms, 13(6), 518-31. doi: 10.1177/074873098129000345. PubMed PMID: 9850012.

Prendergast, B.J., Kelly, K.K., Zucker, I., & Gorman, M.R. (1996). Enhanced reproductive responses to melatonin in juvenile Siberian hamstersAmerican Journal of Physiology, 271(4), R1041-6. PubMed PMID: 8897998.

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