Lenz Lab


Nelson, L.H., Warden, S., Lenz, K.M. In press. Sex differences in microglial phagocytosis in the developing hippocampus. Brain, Behavior and Immunity.

Nelson, L.H., Lenz, K.M. 2017. Microglia depletion in early life programs persistent changes in social, mood-related, and locomotor behavior in male and female rats. Behavioral Brain Research 316: 279-293. PMID: 27613230.

Haim, A., Julian, D., Albin-Brooks, C., Brothers, H.M., Lenz, K.M., Leuner, B. 2017. A survey of neuroimmune changes in pregnant and postpartum female rats. Brain Behavior and Immunity 59:67-78. PMID: 27686844.

Nelson, L.H., Lenz, K.M. 2016. The Immune System as a Novel Regulator of Sex Differences in Brain and Behavioral Development. Journal of Neuroscience Research 95:447-61. 10.1002/jnr.23821.

Lenz, K.M., McCarthy, M.M. 2015. A starring role for microglia in brain sex differences. Neuroscientist, 21: 306-21.

Nugent, B.M., Shetty A.C., Hodes, G.E., Wright, C.L., Lenz, K.M., Mahurkar, A., Russo, S.J., Devine, S., McCarthy, M.M. 2015. Brain feminization requires active repression of masculinization via DNA methylation. Nature Neuroscience, 18: 690-97.

Lenz, K.M., Nugent, B.M., Haliyur, R., McCarthy, M.M. Microglia are essential to masculinization of brain and behavior. Journal of Neuroscience, 33, 2761-2772.

Lenz, K.M., Nugent, B.M., McCarthy, M.M. 2012. Sexual differentiation of the rodent brain: dogma and beyond. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 6:26. doi:10.3389/fnins.2012.00026.

Lenz, K.M., Wright, C.L., Martin, R.C., McCarthy, M.M. 2011. Prostaglandin E2 regulates AMPA receptor phosphorylation and membrane insertion in preoptic area neurons and glia during sexual differentiation. PLoS ONE, 6(4): e18500. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0018500

Lenz, K.M., McCarthy, M.M 2010. Organized for sex: Steroid hormones and the developing hypothalamus. European Journal of Neuroscience, 32, 2096-2104.

Lenz, K.M., Sengelaub, D.R. 2010. Maternal care effects on the development of a sexually dimorphic motor system: The role of spinal oxytocin. Hormones and Behavior 58, 575-581.

Lenz, K.M., Sengelaub, D.R. 2009. Maternal care effects on SNB motoneuron development: The mediating role of sensory afferent distribution and activity. Developmental Neurobiology, 69, 603-615.

Lenz, K.M., Graham, M.D., Parada, M., Fleming, A.S., Sengelaub, D.R., Monks, D.A. 2008. Tactile stimulation during artificial rearing influences adult function and morphology in a sexually dimorphic neuromuscular system. Developmental Neurobiology, 68, 542-557.

Lenz, K.M., Sengelaub, D.R. 2006. Maternal licking influences dendritic development of motoneurons in a sexually dimorphic neuromuscular system. Brain Research, 1092, 87-99.