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Laura Hernandez
Assistant Professor of Lactation Biology

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Peer-Reviewed Articles


Weaver, S. R., A. S. Prichard, N. L. Maerz, A. P. Prichard, E. L. Endres, L. E. Hernandez-Castellano, M. S. Akins, R. M. Bruckmaier, and L. L. Hernandez.  2017.  Elevating serotonin pre-partum alters the Holstein dairy cow adaptation to lactation.  PLoS One. 12(9):e0184939.  PMID: 28922379.

Amundson, L. A., L. L. Hernandez, and T. D. Crenshaw.  2017.  Serum and tissue 25-OH vitamin D3 concentrations do no predict bone abnormalities and molecular markers of vitamin D metabolism in the hypovitaminosis D kyphotic pig model.  Br. J. Nutr. 118(1):30-40.  PMID: 28745259.

Hernandez-Castellano, L. E., L. L. Hernandez, H. Sauerwein, and R. M. Bruckmaier.  2017.  Endocrine and metabolic changes in transition dairy cows are affected by permpartum infusions of a serotonin precursor.  J. Dairy Sci. 100:5050-5057. PMID: 28434742.

Carvalho, P. D., C. C. Consentini, S. R. Weaver, R. V. Barleta, L. L. Hernandez, and P. M. Fricke. 2017.  Temporarily decreasing progesterone after timed artificial insemination decreased expression of interferon-tau stimulated gene 15 (ISG15) in blood leukocytes, serum pregnancy-specific protein B concentrations, and embryo size in lactating Holstein cows.  J. Dairy Sci. 100:3233-3242.  PMID:28189320

Hernandez-Castellano, L. E., L. L. Hernandez, S. R. Weaver, and R. M. Bruckmaier.  2017. Increased serum serotonin improves parturient calcium homeostasis in cows.  J. Dairy Sci. 100:1580-1587.  PMID:27988124.

Penry, J. F., E. L. Endres, B. de Bruijn, A. Klenihans, P. M. Crump, D. J. Reinemann, L. L. Hernandez.  2017.  Effect of incomplete milking on milk production rate and composition with 2 daily milkings. J. Dairy Sci. 100:1535-1540.  PMID: 27939533.

Weaver, S. R., J. C. Bohrer, A. S. Prichard, P. K. Perez, L. J. Streckenbach, J. M. Olson, M. E. Cook, and L. L. Hernandez.  2016 Serotonin deficiency rescues lactation on day 1 in mice fed a high fat diet.  PLoS One. 11(9):e0162432.  PMID: 27603698.

Amundson L. A., L. L. Hernandez, J. Laporta, T. D. Crenshaw.  2016.  Maternal vitamin D carry-over alters offspring growth, skeletal mineralization and tissue mRNA expression of genes related to vitamin D, calcium, and phosphorous homeostasis in swine.  Br. J. Nutr. Aug 2. 2:1-14.  PMID:27480125.

Weaver, S. R., A. P. Prichard, E. L. Endres, S. A. Newhouse, T. L. Peters, P. M. Crump, M. S. Akins, T. D. Crenshaw, R. M. Bruckmaier, and L. L. Hernandez. 2016.  Elevation of circulating serotonin improves calcium dynamics in the permpartum dairy cow.  J. Endocrinol. 230(1):105-123.  PMID: 27390301

Weaver, S. R., J. Laporta, S. A. Moore, and L. L. Hernandez. 2016. Serotonin and calcium homeostasis during the transition period.  Domest. Anim. Endocrinol. 56 Suppl:S147-154. PMID: 27345312

Weaver, S. R., and L. L. Hernandez.  2016. Autocrine-paracrine regulation of the mammary gland. Epub. ahead of print.  J. Dairy Sci. 99(1):842-853. PMID:26299162

Weaver, S. R., C. M. Cronick, A. P. Prichard, J. Laporta, N. J. Benevenga, and L. L. Hernandez.  2015.  The use of the RatLoft decreases pup mortality in lactating mice.  Lab. Anim. Nov 14 ouuL9923677215617388.  PMID: 26568578.

Laporta, J., F. Penagaricano, and L. L. Hernandez.  2015.  Transcriptomic analysis of the mouse mammary gland reveals new insights for the role of serotonin in lactation.  PLoS One.  10(10):e0140425.  PMID: 26470019.

Keil K.P., H. M. Altmann, L. L. Abler, L.L. Hernandez, and C. M. Vezina.  2015.  Histone acetylation regulates prostate ductal morphogenesis through a BMP dependent mechanism.  Dev. Dyn.  Epub ahead of print.  PMID: 26283270.

Laporta J., S.A.E. Moore, S.R. Weaver, C.M. Cronick, M. Olsen, A.P. Prichard, B.P. Schnell, T.D. Crenshaw, F. Penagaricano, R.M. Bruckmaier, and L.L. Hernandez.  2015. Increasing serotonin concentrations alters calcium and energy metabolism in dairy cows.  J. Endocrinol. 226(1):43-55.

Moore, SAEG Laporta JG, Crenshaw TD, Hernandez LL. (2015). Patterns of circulating serotonin (5-HT) and related metabolites in multiparous dairy cows in the peripartum period. J. Dairy Sci. 98(6):3754-3765. PMID: 25828664.

Laporta, JG, Moore SAEG, Weaver SRU, Cronick CMU, Olsen MU, Prichard APU, Schnell BPU, Crenshaw TD, Peñagaricano F, Bruckmaier RM, Hernandez LL. (2015). Increasing serotonin alters calcium and glucose metabolism in late-lactation dairy cows. J. Endocrinol. 226(1):43-55. PMID: 26099356.

Laporta JG, Peñagaricano F, Hernandez LL. (2015). Transcriptomic analysis of the mouse mammary gland reveals new insights for the role of serotonin in lactation. PLoS One. 10(10):e0140425. PMID: 26470019.

Weaver SRU, Cronick CMU Prichard APU, Laporta JG, Benevenga NJ, Hernandez LL. (2015). The use of the RatLoft decreases pup mortality in lactating mice. Lab Anim. Nov 14. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 26568578.

Weaver SRG, Hernandez LL. (2016). Autocrine-paracrine regulation of the mammary gland. J. Dairy Sci. PMID: 26299162.

Moore, S.A.E., J. Laporta, T.D. Crenshaw and L.L. Hernandez. 2015. Patterns of circulating serotonin and related metabolites in multiparous dairy cows in the peripartum period. J. Dairy Sci. In press.

Laporta, J. and L.L. Hernandez. 2014. Serotonin receptor expression is dynamic in the liver during the transition period in Holstein dairy cows. Domestic Animal Endocrinology. 51:65-73.

Pai, V., L.L. Hernandez, P. Hedlund, M.A. Stull and N.D. Horseman. 2015. The type 7 serotonin receptor, 5-HT7, is essential in the mammary gland for regulation of mammary epithelial cell structure and function. Biomed Research International. Accepted 12-28-14.

Keil, K.P., L.L. Abler, J. Laporta, H.M. Altmann, B. Yang, D.F. Jarrard, L.L. Hernandez, C.M. Vezina. 2014. Androgen receptor DNA methylation regulates the timing and androgen sensitivity of mouse prostate ductal development. Developmental Biology. Oct 23. epub ahead of print. PMID: 25446526. 396:237-245.

Laporta J., K.P. Keil, C.M. Vezina, and L.L. Hernandez. 2014. Peripheral serotonin regulates maternal calcium trafficking in mammary epithelial cells during lactation in mice. PLoS One. Oct9;9(10):e110190. PMID: 2529912.

Laporta J., K.P. Keil, S.R. Weaver, C. Cronick, A.P. Prichard, T.D. Crenshaw, G. Heyne, C.M. Vezina, R.J. Lipinski, L.L. Hernandez. 2014. Serotonin regulates calcium homeostasis in lactation by epigenetic activation of Hedgehog signaling. Molecular Endocrinology. 28(11):1866-1874. PMID:25192038.

Laporta J., J.J. Gross, R.M. Bruckmaier, L.L. Hernandez. 2014. Short Communication: Timing of first milking affects serotonin (5-HT) concentrations. J. Dairy Sci. Epub ahead of print Mar 5. PMID:24612806. 97:2944-2948.

Keil K.P., L.L. Abler, V. Mehta, H.M. Altmann, J. Laporta, E.H. Plisch, M. Suresh, L.L. Hernandez and C.M. Vezina. 2014. DNA methylation of E-cadherin is a priming mechanism for prostate development. Developmental Biology. 387:142-153.

Hernandez L.L. and N.D. Horseman. 2014. New concepts of breast cell communication to bone. Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism25:34–41.

Marshall A.M., L.L. Hernandez and N.D. Horseman. 2013. Serotonin and Serotonin Transport in the Regulation of Lactation. Journal of Mammary Gland Biology and Neoplasia. 19:139-146.

Laporta J., S.A. Moore, M.W. Peters, T.L. Peters and L.L. Hernandez. 2013. Short communication: Circulating serotonin (5-HT) concentrations on day 1 of lactation as a potential predictor of transition-related disorders. J. Dairy Sci. 96:5146–5150.

Laporta J., T.L. Peters, K.E. Merriman, C.M. Vezina and L.L. Hernandez. 2013. Serotonin (5-HT) affects expression of liver metabolic enzymes and mammary gland glucose transporters during the transition from pregnancy to lactation. PLOS ONE 8(2): e57847.

Laporta J., T.L. Peters, S.R. Weaver, K.E. Merriman and L.L. Hernandez. 2013. Feeding 5-hydroxy-l-tryptophan during the transition from pregnancy to lactation increases calcium mobilization from bone in rats. Domestic Animal Endocrinology. 44:176–184.

Collier R.J., L.L. Hernandez and N.D. Horseman. 2012. Serotonin as a homeostatic regulator of lactation. Domestic Animal Endocrinology. 43:161-170. PMID: 22608139.

Conference Proceedings

Laporta J., S.A.E. Moore SAE, S.R. Weaver and L.L. Hernandez. 2014. Serotonin and calcium homeostasis during the transition period. Southwest Nutrition and Management Conference. February 20-21, 2014. Phoenix, AZ.

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