Selected publications

Here is a selection of recent papers that mention the use of UltraVox. If you feel your paper should be on this list, please let us know at


Ji, G.; Yakhnitsa, V.; Kiritoshi, T.; Presto, P.; Neugebauer, V. (2018). Fear extinction learning ability predicts neuropathic pain behaviors and amygdala activity in male rats. Molecular Pain, Epub 2018 Sep 13.


Galvão, M.C.; Chaves-Kirsten, G.P.; Queiroz-Hazarbassanoc, N.; Carvalho, V.M.; Bernardi, M.M.; Kirsten, T.B. (2015). Prenatal zinc reduces stress response in adult rat offspring exposed to lipopolysaccharide during gestation. Life Sciences120, 54-60.

Kirsten, T.B.; Queiroz-Hazarbassanov, N.; Bernardi, M.M.; Felicio, L.F. (2015). Prenatal zinc prevents communication impairments in BDNF disturbance in a rat model of autism induced by prenatal lipopolysaccharide exposure. Life Sciences130, 12-17.


Barua, S.; Chadman, K.K.; Kuizon, S.; Buenaventura, D.; Stapley, N.W.; Ruocco, F.; Begum, U.; Guariglia, S.R.; Brown, W.T.; Junaid, M.A. (2014). Increasing maternal or post-weaning folic acid alters gene expression and moderately changes behavior in the offspring. PLoS ONE , 97 , e101674.

Biamonte, F.; Latini, L.; Giorgi, F.S.; Zingariello, M.; Marino, R.; De Luca, R.; D’Ilio, S.; Majorani, C.; Petrucci, F.; Violante, N.; Senofonte, O.; Molinari, M.; Keller, F. (2014). Associations among exposure to methylmercury, reduced Reelin expression, and gender in the cerebellum of developing mice. NeuroToxicology , article in press. 

Galvao, M.C.; Chaves-Kirsten, G.P.; Queiroz-Hazarbassanov, N.; Carvalho, V.M.; Bernardi, M.M.; Kirsten, T.B. (2014). Prenatal zinc reduces stress response in adult rat offspring exposed to lipopolysaccharide during gestation.  Life Sciences , doi: 10.1016/j.lfs2014.10.019.

Hodgson, R.A.; Mullins, D.; Lu, S.X.; Guzzi, M.; Zhang, X.; Bleickardt, C.J.; Scott, J.D.; Miller, M.W.; Stamford, A.W.; Parker, E.M.; Varty, G.B. (2014). Characterization of a novel vasopressin V1b receptor antagonist, V1B-30N, in animal modles of anxiety-like and depression-like behavior. European Journal of Pharmacology, 730 , 157-163.

Lugo, J.N.; Smith, G.D.; Arbuckle, E.P.; White, J.; Holley, A.J.; Floruta, C.M.; Ahmed, N.; Gomez, M.C.; Okonkwo, O. (2014). Deletion of PTEN produces autism-like behavioral deficits and alterations in synaptic proteins. Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience , 7 , article 27.

McCue, M.G.; LeDoux, J.E.; Cain, C.K. (2014). Medial amygdala lesions selectively block aversive Pavlovian-instrumental transfer in rats. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience , 8 , article 329.

Medina, G.; Ji. G.; Grégoire, S.; Neugebauer, V. (2014). Nasal application of neuropeptide S inhibits arthritis pain-related behaviors through an action in the amygdala. Molecular Pain , 10 , 32.

Sheridan, G.K.; Dev, K.K. (2014). Targeting S1P receptors in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis in mice improves early defecits in locomotor activity and increases ultrasonic vocalizations. Scientific Reports , 4 , 5051.

Earlier publications

Scattoni, M.L.; Crawley, J.; Ricceri, L. (2009). Ultrasonic vocalizations: A tool for behavioural phenotyping of mouse models of neurodevelopmental disorders. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews , 33 , 508-515.

Dagyte, G.; Van der Zee, E.A.; Postema, F.; Luiten, P.G.M.; Den Boer, J.A.; Tentani, A.; Meerlo, P. (2009). Chronic but not acute foot-shock stress leads to temporary suppression of cell proliferation in rat hippocampus. Neuroscience , 162 , 904-913.

Kurejova, M.; Nattenmüller, U.; Hildebrandt, U.; Selvaraj, D.; Stösser, S.; Kuner, R. (2010). An improved behavioural assay demonstrates that ultrasound vocalizations constitute a reliable indicator of chronic cancer pain and neuropathic pain. Molecular Pain , 6(18) .