"Hurst" publications

MUPs shape individual odour signatures

Posted on: 28 November 2018 | Category: 2018

Individual odour signatures that mice learn are shaped by involatile major urinary proteins (MUPs)


MEERCATs for quantifying proteomes

Posted on: 28 November 2017 | Category: 2017

MEERCAT: Multiplexed efficient cell free expression of recombinant QconCATs for large scale absolute quantification of proteomes


Glareosin: a urinary lipocalin in male bank voles

Posted on: 6 November 2017 | Category: 2017

Glareosin: a novel sexually dimorphic urinary lipocalin in the bank vole, Myodes glareolus


Potential MUPs involved in mouse speciation

Posted on: 6 November 2017 | Category: 2017

Molecular heterogeneity in major urinary proteins of Mus musculus subspecies: potential candidates involved in speciation


Handling method influences mouse performance

Posted on: 6 November 2017 | Category: 2017

Optimising reliability of mouse performance in behavioural testing: the major role of non-aversive handling


New protein discovered in mouse lemur urine

Posted on: 6 November 2017 | Category: 2017

Characterisation of urinary WFDC12 in small nocturnal basal primates, mouse lemurs (Microcebus spp.)


Measuring protein turnover

Posted on: 28 November 2016 | Category: 2016

Protein turnover measurement using selected reaction monitoring-mass spectrometry


Protein turnover in rodent tissues

Posted on: 28 April 2016 | Category: 2016

Proteome dynamics: Tissue variation in the kinetics of proteostatisis in intact animals


Mammalian sperm proteins

Posted on: 28 April 2016 | Category: 2016

Cross-species proteomics in analysis of mammalian sperm proteins


Selection on MUPs maintains individual signatures

Posted on: 28 April 2016 | Category: 2016

Selection on coding and regulatory variation maintains individuality in major urinary protein scent marks in wild mice


Neurogenesis in adult brain stimulated by darcin

Posted on: 7 December 2015 | Category: 2015

The male sex pheromone darcin stimulates hippocampal neurogenesis and cell proliferation in the sub ventricular zone in female mice.


Structural analysis & quantification of MUPs

Posted on: 9 November 2015 | Category: 2015

Mass spectrometry for structural analysis and quantification of the Major Urinary Proteins of the house mouse


Sperm competition influences seminal fluid

Posted on: 13 October 2015 | Category: 2015

Sperm competition drives plasticity in seminal fluid composition


Genetic markers used for kin recognition during cooperation

Posted on: 4 October 2015 | Category: 2015

The genetic basis of kin recognition in a cooperatively breeding mammal


Calorie restriction affects hormone levels and MUP investment

Posted on: 10 August 2015 | Category: 2015

The effects of graded levels of calorie restriction: II. Impact of short term calorie and protein restriction on circulating hormone levels, glucose homeostasis and oxidative stress in male C57BL/6 mice


Darcin induces attraction and maternal aggression

Posted on: 17 November 2014 | Category: 2014

From sexual attraction to maternal aggression: When pheromones change their behavioural significance


Darcin: structure, stability & binding

Posted on: 3 November 2014 | Category: 2014

The structure, stability and pheromone binding of the male mouse protein sex pheromone darcin


Protein semiochemistry in mammals

Posted on: 9 July 2014 | Category: 2014

The complexity of protein semiochemistry in mammals


Female attraction and learning

Posted on: 12 February 2014 | Category: 2014

Female attraction to male scent and associative learning: the house mouse as a mammalian model


MUPs in rats

Posted on: 11 February 2014 | Category: 2014

The major urinary protein system in the rat


Comparing central and peripheral MUPs

Posted on: 4 February 2014 | Category: 2014

Comparative study of the molecular variation between ‘central’ and ‘peripheral’ MUPs and significance for behavioural signaling


Changes in response to sex pheromones

Posted on: 13 January 2014 | Category: 2014

Sex pheromones are not always attractive: changes induced by learning and illness in mice


Handling tunnels reduce mouse anxiety

Posted on: 20 February 2013 | Category: 2013

Reducing mouse anxiety during handling


Baculum predicts reproductive success in males

Posted on: 5 February 2013 | Category: 2013

Baculum morphology predicts reproductive success of male house mice under sexual selection


Rodent urinary proteins used in scent communication

Posted on: 29 January 2013 | Category: 2013

Rodent urinary proteins: genetic identity signals and pheromones


Applying proteomics to scent signals

Posted on: 8 January 2013 | Category: 2013

The application of proteomics to the discovery and quantification of proteins in scent signals


The scents of female competition

Posted on: 7 January 2013 | Category: 2013

Wake up and smell the conflict: odour signals in female competition


Turnover of sperm & seminal vesicle proteins

Posted on: 8 October 2012 | Category: 2012

Heterogenous turnover of sperm and seminal vesicle proteins in the mouse revealed by dynamic metabolic labelling


The tiny Roborovski hamster produces a new urinary lipocalin

Posted on: 7 February 2012 | Category: 2010

Roborovskin, a lipocalin in the urine of the Roborovski hamster


Darcin induces mouse spatial learning

Posted on: 31 January 2012 | Category: 2012

Pheromonal induction of spatial learning in mice


Measurement of proteome dynamics in whole animals

Posted on: 17 January 2012 | Category: 2012

Protein turnover: measurement of proteome dynamics by whole animal metabolic labelling with stable isotope labelled amino acids


Inbreeding avoidance and status in bank voles

Posted on: 16 January 2012 | Category: 2012

Inbreeding avoidance behaviour of male bank voles in relation to social status


Sperm competition roles & investment

Posted on: 10 January 2012 | Category: 2012

Sperm competition roles and ejaculate investment in a promiscuous mammal


Male reproductive effort and oxidative stress

Posted on: 9 January 2012 | Category: 2012

Tissue dependent changes in oxidative damage with male reproductive effort in house mice


Male voles increase investment in accessory reproductive glands in response to the odours of rival males

Posted on: 9 February 2011 | Category: 2011

Social cues of sperm competition influence accessory reproductive gland size in a promiscuous mammal


Female mice can limit oxidative stress during reproduction

Posted on: 1 February 2011 | Category: 2011

Is oxidative stress a physiological cost of reproduction? An experimental test in house mice


The scent of senescence

Posted on: 12 January 2011 | Category: 2011

The scent of senescence: sexual signalling and female preference in house mice


Darcin - a new sex pheromone in mice that stimulates female memory

Posted on: 17 March 2010 | Category: 2010

Darcin: a male pheromone that stimulates female memory and sexual attraction to an individual male's odour


Minimizing anxiety in laboratory mice by using better handling methods

Posted on: 16 February 2010 | Category: 2010

Taming anxiety in laboratory mice


NMR structure of darcin

Posted on: 10 February 2010 | Category: 2010

(1)H, (15)N and (13)C resonance assignment of darcin, a mouse major urinary protein


Challenges in understanding mechanisms of kin recognition

Posted on: 9 February 2010 | Category: 2010

Making progress in genetic kin recognition among vertebrates


Mechanisms of sexual assessment through scent

Posted on: 6 October 2009 | Category: 2009

Female recognition and assessment of males through scent


Laboratory mice lack normal variation in MUP patterns

Posted on: 4 May 2009 | Category: 2009

Limited variation in the Major Urinary Proteins of laboratory mice


Females may adjust reproductive investment through the Bruce effect

Posted on: 4 March 2009 | Category: 2009

Female behaviour plays a critical role in controlling murine pregnancy block


The potential of genotypic information to convey kinship

Posted on: 10 February 2009 | Category: 2009

Sperm competition and brain size evolution in mammals


High diversity of rodent seminal fluid proteins

Posted on: 10 February 2009 | Category: 2009

Comparative proteomics reveals evidence for evolutionary diversification of rodent seminal fluid and its functional significance in sperm competition