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Publications 2001 2019

2019

Experiments done in Black-6 mice: what does it mean?

Åhlgren, J. K. & Voikar, V., Apr 2019, In : Lab Animal. 10.1038/s41684-019-0288-8.

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Housing mice in the individually ventilated or open cages—Does it matter for behavioral phenotype?

Åhlgren, J. & Voikar, V., 7 Mar 2019, In : Genes, Brain and Behavior. 0, 0, p. e12564

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2018

Animal Model of the Year 2036: Novel Perspectives in Behavioral Neuroscience

Dere, E., Jolkkonen, J., Voikar, V. & Tanila, H., 15 Oct 2018, In : Behavioural Brain Research. 352, p. 1-1 1 p.

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Behavioural characterization of C57BL/6N and BALB/c female mice in social home cage – Effect of mixed housing in complex environment

Heinla, I., Åhlgren, J., Vasar, E. & Voikar, V., 1 May 2018, In : Physiology & Behavior. 188, p. 32-41 10 p.

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Longitudinal two-photon imaging in somatosensory cortex of behaving mice reveals dendritic spine formation enhancement by subchronic administration of low-dose ketamine

Pryazhnikov, E., Mugantseva, E., Casarotto, P., Kolikova, J., Fred, S. M., Toptunov, D., Afzalov, R., Hotulainen, P., Voikar, V., Terry-Lorenzo, R., Engel, S., Kirov, S., Castren, E. & Khiroug, L., 24 Apr 2018, In : Scientific Reports. 8, 12 p., 6464.

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Towards developing a model to study alcohol drinking and craving in female mice housed in automated cages

Koskela, M., Piepponen, T. P., Andressoo, J-O., Võikar, V. & Airavaara, M., 15 Oct 2018, In : Behavioural Brain Research. 352, p. 116-124 9 p.

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Two-fold elevation of endogenous GDNF levels in mice improves motor coordination without causing side-effects

Mätlik, K., Võikar, V., Vilenius, C., Kulesskaya, N. & Andressoo, J-O., 8 Aug 2018, In : Scientific Reports. 8, 1, 11861 .

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2017

Automated dissection of permanent effects of hippocampal or prefrontal lesions on performance at spatial, working memory and circadian timing tasks of C57BL/6 mice in IntelliCage

Voikar, V., Krackow, S., Lipp, H-P., Rau, A., Colacicco, G. & Wolfer, D. P., 18 Sep 2017, In : Behavioural Brain Research. 352, p. 8-22 15 p.

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Repeated brief isoflurane anesthesia during early postnatal development produces negligible changes on adult behavior in male mice

Rosenholm, M., Paro, E., Antila, H., Voikar, V. & Rantamäki, T., 5 Apr 2017, In : PLoS One. 12, 4, 16 p., 0175258.

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2016

AMIGO-Kv2.1 Potassium Channel Complex is Associated With Schizophrenia-Related Phenotypes

Peltola, M. A., Kuja-Panula, J., Liuhanen, J., Voikar, V., Piepponen, P., Hiekkalinna, T., Taira, T., Lauri, S. E., Suvisaari, J., Kulesskaya, N., Paunio, T. & Rauvala, H., 2016, In : Schizophrenia bulletin. 42, 1, p. 191-201 11 p.

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Deficiency of prolyl oligopeptidase in mice disturbs synaptic plasticity and reduces anxiety-like behaviour, body weight, and brain volume

Höfling, C., Kulesskaya, N., Jaako, K., Peltonen, I., Männistö, P. T., Nurmi, A., Vartiainen, N., Morawski, M., Zharkovsky, A., Voikar, V., Rossner, S. & Garcia Horsman, J. A., Jun 2016, In : European Neuropsychopharmacology. 26, 6, p. 1048-1061 14 p.

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Trim37-deficient mice recapitulate several features of the multi-organ disorder Mulibrey nanism

Kettunen, K. M., Karikoski, R., Hamalainen, R. H., Toivonen, T. T., Antonenkov, V. D., Kulesskaya, N., Voikar, V., Holtta-Vuori, M., Ikonen, E., Sainio, K., Jalanko, A., Karlberg, S., Karlberg, N., Lipsanen-Nyman, M., Toppari, J., Jauhiainen, M., Hiltunen, J. K., Jalanko, H. & Lehesjoki, A-E., 15 May 2016, In : Biology open. 5, 5, p. 584-595 12 p.

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2015

Differential expression of brain immune genes and schizophrenia-related behavior in C57BL/6N and DBA/2J female mice

Ma, L., Kulesskaya, N., Voikar, V. & Tian, L., Mar 2015, In : Psychiatry Research. 226, 1, p. 211-216 6 p.

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GDNF is not required for catecholaminergic neuron survival in vivo

Kopra, J., Vilenius, C., Grealish, S., Härma, M-A., Varendi, K., Lindholm, J., Castrén, E., Voikar, V., Björklund, A., Piepponen, T. P., Saarma, M. & Andressoo, J-O., Mar 2015, In : Nature Neuroscience. 18, 3, p. 319-322 4 p.

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GDNF Overexpression from the Native Locus Reveals its Role in the Nigrostriatal Dopaminergic System Function

Kumar, A., Kopra, J. J., Varendi, K., Porokuokka, L. L., Panhelainen, A. E., Kuure, S. H., Marshall, P. O. L., Karalija, N., Härma, M-A., Vilenius, C. L., Lilleväli, K., Tekko, T., Mijatovic, J., Pulkkinen, N., Jakobson, M., Jakobson, M., Ola, R., Palm, E., Lindahl, M. S., Strömberg, I. & 4 othersVõikar, V., Piepponen, T. P., Saarma, M. & Andressoo, J-O., 2015, In : PLoS Genetics. 11, 12, 24 p., e1005710.

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Mutaatio kaliumkanavageenissä skitsofrenian alttiustekijänä

Peltola, M. A., Kuja-Panula, J., Liuhanen, J., Voikar, V., Piepponen, P., Hiekkalinna, T., Taira, T., Lauri, S. E., Suvisaari, J., Kulesskaya, N., Paunio, T. & Rauvala, H., 2015, In : Duodecim. 131, 19, p. 1819 1 p.

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2014

Assessment of mouse anxiety-like behavior in the light-dark box and open-field arena: Role of equipment and procedure

Kulesskaya, N. & Voikar, V., 2014, In : Physiology & Behavior. 133, p. 30-38 9 p.

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Distinctive behavioral and cellular responses to fluoxetine in the mouse model for Fragile X syndrome

Uutela, M., Lindholm, J., Rantamaki, T., Umemori, J., Hunter, K., Voikar, V. & Castren, M. L., 28 May 2014, In : Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience. 8, 9 p., 150.

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Flat-floored Air-lifted Platform: A New Method for Combining Behavior with Microscopy or Electrophysiology on Awake Freely Moving Rodents.

Kislin, M., Mugantseva, E., Molotkov, D., Kulesskaya, N., Khirug, S., Kirilkin, I., Pryazhnikov, E., Kolikova, J., Toptunov, D., Yuryev, M., Giniatullin, R., Voikar, V., Rivera Baeza, C., Rauvala, H. & Khiroug, L., 1 Jan 2014, In : Journal of Visualized Experiments. 2014, 88, p. e51869 e51869.

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MANF is indispensable for the proliferation and survival of pancreatic beta-cells

Lindahl, M., Danilova, T., Palm, E., Lindholm, P., Voikar, V., Hakonen, E., Ustinov, J., Andressoo, J-O., Harvey, B. K., Otonkoski, T., Rossi, J. & Saarma, M., Apr 2014, In : Cell Reports. 7, 2, p. 366-375 10 p.

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Mice deficient in transmembrane prostatic acid phosphatase display increased GABAergic transmission and neurological alterations.

Nousiainen, H., Quintero, IB., Myöhänen, T. T., Voikar, V., Mijatovic, J., Segerstråle, M., Herrala, A. M., Kulesskaya, N., Pulkka, A., Kivinummi, T., Abo Ramadan, U., Taira, T., Piepponen, T. P., Rauvala, H. & Vihko, P., 2014, In : PLoS One. 9, 5, 15 p., e97851.

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Microglia are polarized to M1 type in high-anxiety inbred mice in response to lipopolysaccharide challenge

Li, Z., Ma, L., Kulesskaya, N., Voikar, V. & Tian, L., May 2014, In : Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. 38, p. 237-248 12 p.

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Mixed housing with DBA/2 mice induces stress in C57BL/6 mice: implications for interventions based on social enrichment

Kulesskaya, N., Karpova, N. N., Ma, L., Tian, L. & Voikar, V., 6 Aug 2014, In : Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience. 8, 15 p., 257.

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Spontaneous behavior in the social homecage discriminates strains, lesions and mutations in mice

Vannoni, E., Voikar, V., Colacicco, G., Sanchez, M. A., Lipp, H-P. & Wolfer, D. P., 30 Aug 2014, In : Journal of Neuroscience Methods. 234, p. 26-37 12 p.

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The role of carbonic anhydrase VI in bitter taste perception: evidence from the Car6(-/-) mouse model

Patrikainen, M., Pan, P., Kulesskaya, N., Voikar, V. & Parkkila, S., 19 Aug 2014, In : Journal of Biomedical Science. 21, 7 p., 82.

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2013

CD73 Is a Major Regulator of Adenosinergic Signalling in Mouse Brain

Kulesskaya, N., Voikar, V., Peltola, M., Yegutkin, G. G., Salmi, M., Jalkanen, S. & Rauvala, H., 12 Jun 2013, In : PLoS One. 8, 6, 12 p., 66896.

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LRRTM1-deficient mice show a rare phenotype of avoiding small enclosures—A tentative mouse model for claustrophobia-like behaviour

Voikar, V., Kulesskaya, N., Laakso, T., Lauren, J., Strittmatter, S. M. & Airaksinen, M. S., 1 Feb 2013, In : Behavioural Brain Research. 238, p. 69-78 10 p.

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2011

Effect of Population Heterogenization on the Reproducibility of Mouse Behavior: A Multi-Laboratory Study

Richter, S. H., Garner, J. P., Zipser, B., Lewejohann, L., Sachser, N., Touma, C., Schindler, B., Chourbaji, S., Brandwein, C., Gass, P., van Stipdonk, N., van der Harst, J., Spruijt, B., Voikar, V., Wolfer, D. P. & Wuerbel, H., 2011, In : PLoS One. 6, 1, p. e16461 14 p.

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Evaluation of Social and Physical Enrichment in Modulation of Behavioural Phenotype in C57BL/6J Female Mice

Kulesskaya, N., Rauvala, H. & Voikar, V., 2011, In : PLoS One. 6, 9, p. e24755 9 p.

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2008

Elimistön oma entsyymi tehokas kivunlievittäjä: [referaatti Neuron-lehden artikkelista]

Zylka, M. J., Sowa, N. A., Taylor-Blake, B., Twomey, M. A., Herrala, A., Voikar, V. & Vihko, P., 2008, In : Duodecim. 124, p. 2485 1 p.

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Prostatic acid phosphatase is an ectonucleotidase and suppresses pain by generating adenosine

Zylka, M. J., Sowa, N. A., Taylor-Blake, B., Twomey, M. A., Herrala, A., Voikar, V. & Vihko, P., 2008, In : Neuron. 60, p. 111-122 12 p.

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2007

Diazepam binding inhibitor overexpression in mice causes hydrocephalus, decreases plasticity in excitatory synapses and impairs hippocampus-dependent learning

Siiskonen, H., Oikari, S., Korhonen, V-P., Pitkänen, A., Voikar, V., Kettunen, M., Hakumäki, J., Wahlfors, T., Pussinen, R., Penttonen, M., Kiehne, K., Kaasinen, S. K., Alhonen, L., Jänne, J. & Herzig, K-H., 2007, In : Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience. 34, p. 199-208 10 p.

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Role of neurotrophic factors in depression

Castren, E., Võikar, V. & Rantamäki, T., 2007, In : Current Opinion in Pharmacology. 7, 1, p. 18-21 4 p.

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2006

Deficient nonpeptidergic epidermis innervation and reduced inflammatory pain in glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor family receptor 2 knock-out mice

Lindfors, P. H., Võikar, V., Rossi, J. & Airaksinen, M. S., 2006, In : Journal of Neuroscience. 26, 7, p. 1953-1960 8 p.

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KCC2-Deficient mice show reduced sensitivity to diazepam, but normal alcohol-induced motor impairment, gaboxadol-induced sedation, and neurosteroid-induced hypnosis

Tornberg, J., Segerstråle, M., Kulesskaya, N., Voikar, V., Taira, T. & Airaksinen, M. S., 2006, In : Neuropsychopharmacology. 32, 4, p. 911-918 8 p.

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2005

Behavioural phenotypes of hypomorphic KCC2-deficient mice

Tornberg, J., Voikar, V., Savilahti, H., Rauvala, H. & Airaksinen, M. S., 2005, In : European Journal of Neuroscience. 21, p. 1327-1337 11 p.

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Enhanced BDNF signaling is associated with an antidepressant-like behavioral response and changes in brain monoamines

Koponen, E., Rantamaki, T., Voikar, V., Saarelainen, T., MacDonald, E. & Castren, E., 2005, In : Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology. 25, 6, p. 973-980 8 p.

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Enhanced BDNF signaling is associated with changes in brain monoamines and induces an antidepressant-like behavioural response

Koponen, E., Rantamäki, T., Voikar, V., Saarelainen, T., MacDonald, E. & Castrén, E., 2005, In : Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology. 25, 6, p. 973-980 8 p.

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Long-term individual housing in C57BL/6J and DBA/2 mice: assessment of behavioral consequences

Voikar, V., Polus, A., Vasar, E. & Rauvala, H., 2005, In : Genes, Brain and Behavior. 4, p. 240-252 13 p.

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2004

Behavioral alterations induced by repeated testing in C57BL/6J and 129S2/Sv mice: implications for phenotyping screens

Voikar, V., Vasar, E. & Rauvala, H., 2004, In : Genes, Brain and Behavior. 3, p. 27-38 12 p.

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Impaired behavioural flexibility and memory in mice lacking GDNF family receptor alpha 2

Voikar, V., Rossi, J., Rauvala, H. & Airaksinen, M., 2004, In : European Journal of Neuroscience. 20, 1, p. 308-312 5 p.

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Transgenic mice overexpressing the full-length neurotrophin receptor trkB exhibit increased activation of the trkB-PLC gamma pathway, reduced anxiety, and facilitated learning

Koponen, E., Voikar, V., Riekki, R., Saarelainen, T., Rauramaa, T., Rauvala, H., Taira, T. & Castren, E., 2004, In : Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience. 26, p. 166-181 16 p.

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2003

Alimentary tract innervation deficits and dysfunction in mice lacking GDNF family receptor α2

Rossi, J., Herzig, K. H., Voikar, V., Hiltunen, P. H., Segerstrale, M. & Airaksinen, M. S., 2003, In : Journal of Clinical Investigation. 112, 5, p. 707-716 10 p.

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2002

Cognitive deficit and development of motor impairment in a mouse model of Niemann-Pick type C disease

Voikar, V., Rauvala, H. & Ikonen, E., 2002, In : Behavioural Brain Research. 132, p. 1-10 10 p.

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Role of heparin-binding growth-associated molecule (HB-GAM) in hippocampal LTP and spatial learning revealed by studies on overexpressing and knockout mice

Pavlov, I., Voikar, V., Kaksonen, M., Lauri, S. E., Hienola, A., Taira, T. & Rauvala, H., 2002, In : Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience. 20, p. 330-342 13 p.

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Syndecan-3-deficient mice exhibit enhanced LTP and impaired hippocampus-dependent memory

Kaksonen, M., Pavlov, I., Voikar, V., Lauri, S. E., Hienola, A., Riekki, R., Lakso, M., Taira, T. & Rauvala, H., 2002, In : Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience. 21, p. 158-172 15 p.

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2001

Strain and gender differences in the behavior of mouse lines commonly used in transgenic studies

Voikar, V., Koks, S., Vasar, E. & Rauvala, H., 2001, In : Physiology & Behavior. 72, p. 271-281 11 p.

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