A new lipocalin, fully sequenced, from bank voles

Loxley GM, Unsworth J, Turton MJ, Jebb A, Lilley KS, Simpson DM, Rigden DJ, Hurst JL, Beynon RJ. (2017) Glareosin: a novel sexually dimorphic urinary lipocalin in the bank vole, Myodes glareolus. [PDF] [PUBMED]

Scent of sensecence

Garratt, .M, Stockley, P., Armstrong, S.D., Beynon, R.J. & Hurst, J.L. (2011) The scent of senescence: sexual signalling and female preference in house mice. [PDF] [Abstract...]

MUPs in individual recognition

Nominated in Faculty of 1000 by Etienne Joly. Cheetham SA, Thom MD, Jury F, Ollier WE, Beynon RJ, Hurst JL. (2007) The genetic basis of individual-recognition signals in the mouse. Curr. Biol. 17, 1771-1777.[PUBMED][PDF] [Abstract...]

MUPs in an aboriginal mouse

 Robertson, D.H.L., Hurst, J.L., Searle, J.B., Gunduz, I. & Beynon, R.J. (2007) Characterization and Comparison of Major Urinary Proteins from the House Mouse, Mus musculus domesticus, and the Aboriginal Mouse, Mus macedonicus. J. Chem. Ecol. 33, 613-630.[PUBMED][PDF] [Abstract...]

FTICR resolution of similar mass proteins

Robertson DH, Wong SC, Beynon RJ, Hurst JL, Gaskell SJ. (2008) Observation of heterogeneous gene products by FT-ICR MS. J. Am. Soc. Mass Spectrom. 19, 103-110. [PUBMED][PDF] [Abstract...]

MUPs and MHC in mate choice

Thom, MD , Stockley, P, Beynon, RJ & Hurst, JL (2008) Scent, mate choice and genetic heterozygosity Chemical Signals in Vertebrates 11, 291-301 [PDF] [Abstract...]

Urinary lipocalins

Beynon, RJ, Hurst, JL, Turton, MJ , Robertson, DHL , Armstrong, SD, Cheetham, SA, Simpson, D, MacNicoll, A, Humphries, RE  (2008) Urinary lipocalins in rodenta: is there a generic model? Chemical Signals in Vertebrates 11, 37-49 [PDF] [Abstract...]

Familiarity breeds...?

Cheetham, SA , Thom, MD, Beynon, RJ & Hurst, JL (2008) The effect of familiarity on mate choice.  Chemical Signals in Vertebrates 11, 271-280 [PDF] [Abstract...]

MUPs advertise heterozyygosity and fitness

Nominated in Faculty of 1000 by Gabrielle Sorci.
Thom MD, Stockley P, Jury F, Ollier WE, Beynon RJ, Hurst JL. (2008) The direct assessment of genetic heterozygosity through scent in the mouse. Curr Biol. 18, 619-623.[PUBMED][PDF] [Abstract...]

First paper on a systematic analysis of MUP expression

Mudge JM, Armstrong SD, McLaren K, Beynon RJ, Hurst JL, Nicholson C, Robertson DH, Wilming LG, Harrow JL. (2008) Dynamic instability of the major urinary protein gene family revealed by genomic and phenotypic comparisons between C57 and 129 strain mice. [PUBMED][PDF] [Abstract...]

MUP variation in lab mouse strains

Cheetham SA, Smith AL, Armstrong SD, Beynon RJ, Hurst JL. (2009) Limited variation in the major urinary proteins of laboratory mice. Physiol Behav. 96, 253-261 [PUBMED][PDF] [Abstract...]

Even the smallest of hamsters have lipocalins in their urine.

Turton MJ, Robertson DH, Smith JR, Hurst JL, Beynon RJ. Roborovskin, a Lipocalin in the Urine of the Roborovski Hamster, Phodopus roborovskii. Chem Senses. 2010 Jun 24. [PUBMED][PDF] [Abstract...]

It is a truth, universally acknowledged, that a mouse in possession of darcin must be in want of a mate.

Nominated as 'Exceptional' by Etienne Joly in Faculty1000 Biology (
Roberts SA, Simpson, Armstrong, Davidson, Robertson, McLean, Beynon & Hurst JL (2010) Darcin: a male pheromone that stimulates female memory and sexual attraction to an individual male's odour. BMC Biology 8:75. [PUBMED][PDF] [Abstract...]