Cheryl Wotus

Ph.D. 2003

Thesis Title:

Mechanisms Regulating Inhibition of the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis During Restriction-Induced Drinking in the Rat

Current Position:

Associate Professor
Department of Biology
Seattle University

Major Advisor(s):

William Engeland, Ph.D.

Selected Publications:

  • Arnhold MM, Wotus C, Engeland WC. Differential regulation of parvocellular neuronal activity in the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus following single vs. repeated episodes of water restriction-induced drinking. Exp Neurol. 2007;206(1):126-36.
  • Wotus C, Arnhold MM, Engeland WC. Dehydration-induced drinking decreases fos expression in hypothalamic paraventricular neurons expressing vasopressin, but not corticotropin-releasing hormone. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2007;292(3):R1349-58.
  • Wotus C, Osborn JW, Nieto PA, Engeland WC. The contribution of vasopressin to the reduction of corticosterone after restriction-induced drinking in rats.  Neuroendocrinology 2003;78:301-311.
  • Wotus C, Engeland WC. Differential regulation of adrenal corticosteroids after restriction-induced drinking in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2003;284(1):R183-91
  • Wotus C, Levay-Young BK, Rogers LM, Gomez-Sanchez CE, Engeland WC. Development of adrenal zonation in fetal rats defined by expression of aldosterone synthase and 11beta-hydroxylase. Endocrinology. 1998;139(10):4397-403.
  • Engeland WC, Wotus C, Rose JC. Ontogeny of innervation of rat and ovine fetal adrenals. Endocrine Res. 1998;24:889-898

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Cheryl Wotus