María Abellán-Álvaro

María Abellán-Álvaro
University of Valencia | UV · Cellular Biology, Functional Biology and Physical Anthropology Department

Phd

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Education
October 2015 - January 2020
University of Valencia
Field of study
  • Neuroscience, Neuroendocrinology, Animal behaviour
September 2013 - September 2014
Autonomous University of Barcelona
Field of study
  • Neuroscience

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Virgin female laboratory mice readily express pup care when co-housed with dams and pups. However, pup-sensitized virgins fail to express intruder-directed aggression on a single session of testing. To study whether repeated testing would affect the onset and dynamics of maternal or intruder-directed aggression, we tested dams and their accompanyin...
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Virgin female laboratory mice readily express maternal care when co-housed with dams and pups. However, pup-sensitized virgins fail to express maternal aggression on a single session of testing. To study whether repeated testing would affect the onset and dynamics of maternal aggression we tested dams and their accompanying virgins from postpartum...
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Background Early-life stress can leave persistent epigenetic marks that may modulate vulnerability to psychiatric conditions later in life, including anxiety, depression and stress-related disorders. These are complex disorders with both environmental and genetic influences contributing to their etiology. Methyl-CpG Binding Protein 2 (MeCP2) has be...
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During lactation, adult female mice display aggressive responses toward male intruders, triggered by male‐derived chemosensory signals. This aggressive behavior is not shown by pup‐sensitized virgin females sharing pup care with dams. The genetic mechanisms underlying the switch from attraction to aggression are unknown. In this work, we investigat...
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Motherhood entails increased motivation for pups, which become strong reinforcers and guide maternal behaviours. This depends on steroids and lactogens acting on the brain of females during pregnancy and postpartum. Since virgin female mice exposed to pups are nearly spontaneously maternal, the specific roles of endocrine and pup-derived signals in...
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The anterior cortical amygdaloid nucleus (ACo) is a chemosensory area of the cortical amygdala that receives afferent projections from both the main and accessory olfactory bulbs. The role of this structure is unknown, partially due to a lack of knowledge of its connectivity. In this work, we describe the pattern of afferent and efferent projection...
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The transitional zone between the ventral part of the piriform cortex and the anterior cortical nucleus of the amygdala, named the cortex-amygdala transition zone (CxA), shows two differential features that allow its identification as a particular structure. First, it receives dense cholinergic and dopaminergic innervations as compared to the adjac...

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Hello, I would like to know the different techniques you use in your research and any tips needed to perfuse this species. I am especially interested in the collection of CNS samples.
Thank you in advance

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