<Peer-reviewed publications, 2007->

Amano T, Shindo S, Yoshihara C, Tsuneoka Y, Uki H, Minami M, Kuroda KO: "Development-dependent behavioral change toward pups and synaptic transmission in the rhomboid nucleus of the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis", Behav Brain Res.(2016) Website

, , , , , , , , , , Distinct preoptic‐BST nuclei dissociate paternal and infanticidal behavior in mice", EMBO Journal, 34(21), 2652-70 (2015) Website

Yoshida S, Esposito G, Ohnishi R, Tsuneoka Y, Okabe S, Kikusui T, Kato T, and Kuroda KO: "Transport Response is a filial-specific behavioral response to maternal carrying in C57BL/6 mice.", Front Zool, 10(1), 50 (2013) Website PDF

Esposito G*, Yoshida S*, Ohnishi R, Tsuneoka Y, Rostagno MC, Yokota S, Okabe S, Kamiya K, Hoshino M, Shimizu M, Venuti P, Kikusui T, and Kato T and Kuroda KO: "Infant calming responses during maternal carrying in humans and mice", Current Biology, 23(9), 739-45 (2013) Website PDF

* These two authors contributed equally to this study.

Tsuneoka Y, Maruyama T, Yoshida S, Nishimori K, Kato T, Numan M, and Kuroda KO: "Functional, anatomical, and neurochemical differentiation of medial preoptic area subregions in relation to maternal behavior in the mouse.", J Comp Neurol, 521(7), 1633-63 (2013) Website

Tachikawa KS, Yoshihara Y, and Kuroda KO: "Behavioral transition from attack to parenting in male mice: a crucial role of the vomeronasal system.", J Neurosci, 33(12), 5120-6 (2013) Website

Esposito G, Yoshida S, Venuti P, and Kuroda KO: "Three lessons from Philip Teitelbaum and their application to studies of motor development in humans and mice.", Behav Brain Res., 231(2), 366-70 (2012) Website

Kuroda KO, Ornthanalai VG, Kato T, and Murphy NP: "FosB null mutant mice show enhanced methamphetamine neurotoxicity: potential involvement of FosB in intracellular feedback signaling and astroglial function.", Neuropsychopharmacology, 35(3), 641-55 (2010) PDF

Kuroda KO, Meaney MJ, Uetani N, and Kato T: "Neurobehavioral basis of the impaired nurturing in mice lacking the immediate early gene FosB.", Behav Brain Res., 1211, 57-71 (2008) PDF

Kuroda KO, Meaney MJ, Uetani N, Fortin Y, Ponton A, and Kato T: "ERK-FosB signaling in dorsal MPOA neurons plays a major role in the initiation of parental behavior in mice.", Mol Cell Neurosci, 36(2), 121-31 (2007) PDF



Yoshihara C, Numan M, Kuroda KO:"Oxytocin and Parental Behaviors", Current Topics in Behavioral Nuerosciences, 1-35 (2017) Website

Esposito G, Setoh P, Yoshida S, Kuroda KO: "The calming effect of maternal carrying in different mammalian species.", Front Psychol, 6, 445 (2015)

Kuroda KO, Numan M: "The medial preoptic area and the regulation of parental behavior.", Neurosci Bull, 30(5), 863-5 (2014)

Kuroda KO, Tsuneoka Y: "Assessing postpartum maternal care, alloparental behavior, and infanticide in mice: with notes on chemosensory influences.", Methods Mol Biol, 1068, 331-47 (2013) PDF

Kuroda KO, Tachikawa K, Yoshida S, Tsuneoka Y, and Numan M: "Neuromolecular basis of parental behavior in laboratory mice and rats: with special emphasis on technical issues of using mouse genetics.", Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry, 35(5), 1205-31 (2011) PDF

Kuroda KO: "Neurobiological basis of parent-infant relationship. Preface.", Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry, 35(5), 1165-6 (2011) PDF


Infant Calming Responses during Maternal Carrying in Humans and Mice Video