Molecular and developmental endocrinology

Publications 2014-2018:

Madissoon E., Damdimopoulos A., Katayama S., Krjutskov K., Einarsdottir E., Mamia K., De Groef B., Hovatta O., Kere J., Damdimopoulou P. (2018) Maternal Plag1 deficiency delays two-cell stage embryo development and embryonic genome activation in mice. Unreviewed preprint available from bioRxiv at

Juma A.R., Hall N.E., Wong J., Gasperoni J.G., Watanabe Y., Sahota A., Damdimopoulou P.E., Grommen S.V.H., De Groef B. (2018) PLAG1 expression and target genes in the hypothalamo-pituitary system in mice. Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology, in press. doi:10.1016/j.mce.2018.07.009

De Groef B., Grommen S.V.H., Darras V.M. (2018) Forever young: endocrinology of paedomorphosis in the Mexican axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum). General and Comparative Endocrinology 266: 194-201. doi:10.1016/j.ygcen.2018.05.016

Watanabe Y., Grommen S.V.H., De Groef B. (2018) Thyrotropic activity of corticotropin-releasing hormone in an altricial bird species, the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata). General and Comparative Endocrinology 258: 99-108. doi:10.1016/j.ygcen.2017.10.012

Sloan S., Šlapeta J., Jabbar A., Hunnam J., De Groef B., Rawlin G.,  McCowan C. (2017) High Neospora caninum seroprevalence in wild and domestic dogs in Victoria, Australia, compared to 20 years ago. Parasites & Vectors 10: 503. doi:10.1186/s13071-017-2464-2

Špirhanzlová P., De Groef B., Nicholson F.E., Grommen S.V.H., Marras G., Sébillot A., Demeneix B.A., Pallud-Mothré S., Lemkine G.F., Tindall A.J., Du Pasquier D. (2017) Using short-term bioassays for the evaluation of the endocrine disrupting capacity of the pesticides linuron and fenoxycarb. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part C Toxicology & Pharmacology 200: 52-58. doi: 10.1016/j.cbpc.2017.06.006

Watanabe Y., Grommen S.V.H., De Groef B. (2017) Effect of in ovo injection of corticotropin-releasing hormone on the timing and spread of hatching in broiler chickens. Poultry Science 96: 3452–3456. doi:10.3382/ps/pex162

Juma A.R., Grommen S.V.H., O'Bryan M.K., O’Connor A.E., Merriner D.J., Hall N.E., Doyle S.R., Damdimopoulou P.E., Barriga D., Hart A.H., Van de Ven W.M.J., De Groef B. (2017) PLAG1 deficiency impairs spermatogenesis and sperm motility in mice. Scientific Reports 7: 5317. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-05676-4

Noy E.B., Scott M.K., Grommen S.V.H., Robert K.A., De Groef B. (2017) Molecular cloning and tissue distribution of Crh and Pomc mRNA in the fat-tailed dunnart (Sminthopsis crassicaudata), an Australian marsupial. Gene 627: 26-31. doi:10.1016/j.gene.2017.06.004

Grommen S.V.H., Scott M.K., Darras V.M., De Groef B. (2017) Spatial and temporal expression profiles of urocortin 3 mRNA in the brain of the chicken (Gallus gallus). Journal of Comparative Neurology 525: 2583-2591. doi:10.1002/cne.24223

Murden D., Hunnam J., De Groef B., Rawlin G., McCowan C. (2017) Comparison of methodologies in determining bone marrow fat percentage under different environmental conditions: assessing a tool for ruminant welfare investigations. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation 29: 83-90. doi:10.1177/1040638716680250

Rayment D.J., Peters R.A., Marston L.C., De Groef B. (2016) Investigating canine personality structure using owner questionnaires measuring pet dog behaviour and personality. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 180: 100-106. doi:10.1016/j.applanim.2016.04.002

Guzman C.E., Bereza-Malcolm L.T., De Groef B., Franks A.E. (2016) Uptake of milk with and without fiber during the monogastric phase: effect on fibrolytic and methanogenic microorganisms in the gastrointestinal tract of calves. Animal Science Journal 87: 378-388. doi:10.1111/asj.12429

Watanabe Y., Grommen S.V.H., De Groef B. (2016) Corticotropin-releasing hormone: mediator of vertebrate life stage transitions? General and Comparative Endocrinology 228: 60-68. doi: 10.1016/j.ygcen.2016.02.012

Juma A.R., Damdimopoulou P.E., Grommen S.V.H., Van de Ven W.J.M., De Groef B. (2016) Emerging role of PLAG1 as a regulator of growth and reproduction. Journal of Endocrinology 228: R1-R13. doi:10.1530/JOE-15-0449

Guzman C.E., Bereza-Malcolm L.T., De Groef B., Franks A.E. (2015) Presence of selected methanogens, fibrolytic bacteria, and proteobacteria in the gastrointestinal tract of neonatal dairy calves from birth to 72 hours. PLoS One 10: e0133048.

Raglus T.I., De Groef B., Marston L.C. (2015) Can bark counter collars and owner surveys help identify factors that relate to nuisance barking? A pilot study. Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research 10: 204-209.

Rayment D.J., De Groef B., Peters R.A., Marston L.C. (2015) Applied personality assessment in domestic dogs: limitations and caveats. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 163: 1-18.

Ockenden E.M., De Groef B., Marston L. (2014) Animal hoarding in Victoria, Australia: an exploratory study. Anthrozoos 27: 33-47.