Indiana University Bloomington


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Foecking, E.M., Fargo, K.N., Brown, T.J., Sengelaub, D.R., Jones, K.J. (2015)  Gonadal steroids in regeneration and repair of neuromuscular systems.  In: Neural Regeneration, K.F. So and X.-M. Xu (Eds.), Elsevier, London, pp. 129-152.

Meadows, R.M., Sengelaub, D.R., Jones, K.J. (2015)  Cellular aspects of nerve injury and regeneration.  In: Nerves and Nerve Injuries: Vol 2: Pain, Treatment, Injury, Disease and Future Directions, R. Shane Tubbs, E. Rizk, M.M. Shoja, M. Loukas, N. Barbaro, R.J. Spinner (Eds.), Elsevier, London, pp. 433-450.

Lappi, D., Feldman, J., Sengelaub, D., McGaughy, J. (2014)  Nervous system research with RIP conjugates: From determination of function to therapy.  In: Ribosome-inactivating Proteins: Ricin and Related Proteins, F. Stirpe and D. Lappi (Eds.), Wiley-Blackwell, New York, pp. 253-269.

Sengelaub, D.R. (2002) Neural development. In: Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science, Nature Publishing Group, Volume 3, pp. 253-261.

Sengelaub, D.R. (1989) Cell generation, migration, death, and growth in neural systems mediating social behavior. In: Advances in Environmental and Comparative Physiology: Molecular and Cellular Basis of Social Behavior in Vertebrates, J. Balthazart (Ed.), Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp. 239-267.

Arnold, A.P., Bottjer, S.W., Nordeen, E.J., Nordeen, K.W., Sengelaub, D.R. (1987) Hormones and critical periods in behavioral and neural development. In: Imprinting and Cortical Plasticity, J.P. Raushecker and P. Marler (Eds.), Wiley, New York, pp. 55-97.

Finlay, B.L., Sengelaub, D.R. (Eds.) Development of the Vertebrate Retina, Volume II in the "Perspectives in Vision Research" Series. Plenum, New York, 1989.

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Chew, C., Sengelaub, D.R. (2019) Exercise promotes recovery after motoneuron injury via hormonal mechanisms.  In press, Neural Regeneration Research.

Ghergherehchi, C.L., Hibbard, E.A., Mikesh,M., Bittner, G.D, Sengelaub, D.R. (2019) Behavioral recovery and spinal motoneuron remodeling after polyethylene glycol fusion repair of singly cut and ablated sciatic nerves.  PLoS One, 14(10):e0223443.

Bollinger, J.L., Salinas, I., Fender, E., Sengelaub, D.R., Wellman, C.L. (2019)  Gonadal hormones differentially regulate sex specific stress effects on glia in medial prefrontal cortex.  Journal of Neuroendocrinology, e12762.  https ://

Chew, C. Sengelaub, D.R. (2019)  Neuroprotective effects of exercise on the morphology of somatic motoneurons following the death of neighboring motoneurons.  Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, 33:656-667 .


Ghergherehchi, C.L., Mikesh, M., Sengelaub, D.R., Jackson, D.M., Smith, T., Nguyen, J., Bittner, G.D. (2019)  Polyethylene glycol (PEG) and other bioactive solutions with neurorrhaphy for rapid and dramatic repair of peripheral nerve lesions by PEG-fusion.  Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 314:1-12.

Chew, C., Kiley, B.J., Sengelaub, D.R. (2019)  Neuroprotective effects on the morphology of somatic motoneurons following the death of neighboring motoneurons: A role for microglia?  Developmental Neurobiology, 79:131–154.

Wang, Y., Wu, W., Wu, X., Sun, Y., Zhang, Y., Deng, L.-Z., Walker, M.J., Qu, W., Chen, C., Liu, N.-K., Dai, H., Shields, L.B.E., Shields, C.B., Sengelaub, D.R., Smith, G.M., Xu, X.-M. (2018) Remodeling of lumbar motor circuitry remote to a thoracic spinal cord injury promotes locomotor recovery.  eLife 2018;7:e3901 DOI: 10.7554/eLife.39016.

Sengelaub, D.R., Xu, X.-M. (2018) Protective effects of gonadal hormones on spinal motoneurons following spinal cord injury.  Neural Regeneration Research, 13:971-976.

Sengelaub, D.R., Han, Q., Liu, N.-K. Maczuga, M.A., Szalavari, V., Valencia, S.A., Xu, X.-M. (2018)  Protective effects of estradiol and dihydrotestosterone following spinal cord injury.  Journal of Neurotrauma, 35:825–841.

Bittner, G., Sengelaub, D., Ghergherehchi, C. (2018)  Conundrums and confusions regarding how PEG-fusion produces excellent behavioral recovery after peripheral nerve injuries.  Neural Regeneration Research, 13:53-57.

Mikesh, M., Ghergherehchi, C., Hastings, R.L., Ali, A., Rahesh, S., Jagannath, K., Trevino, R., Jackson, D., Sengelaub, D., Bittner, G. (2018)  Polyethylene glycol solutions rapidly restore and maintain axonal continuity, neuromuscular structures and behaviors lost after sciatic nerve transections in female rats.  Journal of Neuroscience Research, 96:1223-1242.

Mikesh, M., Ghergherehchi, C., Jagannath, K., Ali, A., Rahesh, S., Trevino, R., Sengelaub, D., Tucker, H., Jackson, D., Bittner, G. (2018)  Polyethylene glycol treated allografts not tissue matched nor immunosuppressed rapidly repair sciatic nerve gaps, maintain neuromuscular functions, and restore voluntary behaviors in female rats.  Journal of Neuroscience Research, 96:1243-1264.

Bittner, G.D., Sengelaub, D.R., Trevino, R.C., Ghergherehchi, C.L., Mikesh, M. (2017)  Robinson and Madison have published no data on whether polyethylene glycol fusion repair prevents reinnervation accuracy in rat peripheral nerve.  Journal of Neuroscience Research, 95:863–866.

Lara-García, M., Mayvi Alvarado, M., Cuevas, E., Lara-Garcia, O., Sengelaub, D.R., Pacheco, P. (2017)  Hormonal treatment effects on the cross-sectional area of pubococcygeus muscle fibers after denervation and castration in male rats.  The Anatomical Record, 300:1327–1335.

Cai, Y., Chew, C., Muñoz, F., Sengelaub, D.R. (2017)  Neuroprotective effects of testosterone metabolites and dependency on receptor action on the morphology of somatic motoneurons following the death of neighboring motoneurons.  Developmental Neurobiology, 77:691–707.

Deng, L., Ruan, Y., Chen, C., Frye, C., Xiong, W., Jin, X., Jones, K.J., Sengelaub, D., Xu, X.-M. (2016)  Characterization of dendritic morphology and neurotransmitter phenotype of thoracic descending propriospinal neurons after complete spinal cord transection and GDNF treatment.  Experimental Neurology, 277:103-114.

Bittner, G.D., Sengelaub, D.R., Trevino, R.C., Peduzzi, J., Mikesh, M.A., Ghergherehchi, C.L., Schallert, T., Thayer, W.P. (2016)  The curious ability of PEG-fusion technologies to restore lost behaviors after nerve severance.  Journal of Neuroscience Research, 94(3):207-30

 Liu, N.-K., Byers, J.S., Lam, T., Lu, Q., Sengelaub, D.R., Xu, X.-M. (2014)  Inhibition of cPLA2 has neuroprotective effects on motoneuron and muscle atrophy following spinal cord injury.  Journal of Neurotrauma, doi:10.1089/neu.2014.3690.

Thompson, N.J., Sengelaub, D.R., English, A.W. (2014)  Enhancement of peripheral nerve regeneration due to treadmill training and electrical stimulation is dependent on androgen receptor signaling.  Developmental Neurobiology, 74: 531–540.

Rudolph, L.M., Sengelaub, D.R. (2013b)  Castration-induced upregulation of muscle ERα supports estrogen sensitivity of motoneuron dendrites in a sexually dimorphic neuromuscular system.  Developmental Neurobiology, 73: 921–935.

Farrell, M.R., Sengelaub, D.R., Wellman, C.L. (2013)  Sex differences and chronic stress effects on the neural circuitry underlying fear conditioning and extinction.  Physiology and Behavior, 122:208–215.

Verhovshek, T., Rudolph, L.M., Sengelaub, D.R. (2013)  BDNF and androgen interactions in spinal neuromuscular systems.  Neuroscience, 239:103-114.

Verhovshek, T., Sengelaub, D.R. (2013)  Androgen action at the target musculature regulates brain-derived neurotrophic factor protein in the spinal nucleus of the bulbocavernosus.  Developmental Neurobiology, 73:587-598.

Rudolph, L.M., Sengelaub, D.R. (2013a)  Critical period for estrogen-dependent motoneuron dendrite growth is coincident with ERα expression in target musculature.  Developmental Neurobiology, 73: 72–84.

Byers, J.S., Huguenard, A.L., Kuruppu, D., Liu, N.-K., Xu, X.-M., Sengelaub, D.R. (2012) Neuroprotective effects of testosterone on motoneuron and muscle morphology following spinal cord injury. The Journal of Comparative Neurology, 520:2683–2696.

Huguenard, A.L., Fernando, S.M., Monks, D.A., Sengelaub, D.R. (2011)  Overexpression of androgen receptors in target musculature confers androgen sensitivity to motoneuron dendrites.  Endocrinology. 152:639-650.

Verhovshek, T., Sengelaub, D.R. (2010)  Trophic effects of BDNF blockade in an androgen-sensitive neuromuscular system.  Endocrinology, 151:5337-5348.

Lenz, K.M., Sengelaub, D.R. (2010)  Maternal Care Effects on the development of a sexually dimorphic neuromuscular system: The role of spinal oxytocin.  Hormones and Behavior, 58:575–581.

Verhovshek, T., Buckley, K.E., Sergent, M.A., Sengelaub, D.R. (2010)  Testosterone metabolites differentially maintain adult morphology in a sexually dimorphic neuromuscular system.  Developmental Neurobiology, 70:206-221.

Verhovshek, T., Cai, Y., Osborne, M.C., Sengelaub, D.R. (2010)  Androgen regulates brain-derived neurotrophic factor in spinal motoneurons and their target musculature.  Endocrinology, 151: 253-261.

Wilson, R.E., Coons, K.D., Sengelaub, D.R. (2009)  Neuroprotective effects of testosterone on dendritic morphology following partial motoneuron depletion: Efficacy in female rats.  Neuroscience Letters, 465:123–127.

Fargo, K.N., Foster, A.M., Sengelaub, D.R. (2009)  Neuroprotective effect of testosterone treatment on motoneuron recruitment following the death of nearby motoneurons.  Developmental Neurobiology.  69:825-835.

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.

Fargo, K.N., Foecking, E.M., Jones, K.J., Sengelaub, D.R. (2009)  Neuroprotective actions of androgens on motoneurons.  Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology, 30:130-141.

Little, C.M., Coons, K.D, Sengelaub, D.R. (2009)  Neuroprotective effects of testosterone on the morphology and function of somatic motoneurons following the death of neighboring motoneurons.  The Journal of Comparative Neurology, 512:359–372.

Martin-Alguacil, N., Schober, J., Sengelaub, D.R., Pfaff, D., Shelley, D.N. (2008)  Clitoral sexual arousal:  Neuronal tracing study from the clitoris through the spinal tracts.  The Journal of Urology, 180:1241-1248.

Sengelaub, D.R., Forger, N.G. (2008)  The Spinal Nucleus of the Bulbocavernosus: Firsts in androgen-dependent neural sex differences.  Hormones and Behavior, 53: 596–612.

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.