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Striatal dopaminergic dysregulation and dystonia-like movements induced by sensorimotor stress in a pharmacological mouse model of rapid-onset dystonia-parkinsonism. Rauschenberger L, Knorr S, Al-Zuraiqi Y, Tovote P, Volkmann J, Ip CW. Experimental Neurology 323:113109, 2019.


A critical role for neocortical processing of threat memory. Dalmay T*, Abs E*, Poorthuis RB, Hartung J, Pu D, Onasch S, Lozano Y, Signoret-Genest J, Tovote P, Gjorgjieva J, Letzkus JJ. Neuron 104(6):1180-1194, 2019.


New perspectives on central amygdala function. Fadok JP, Markovic M, Tovote P, Lüthi A.

Current Opinion in Neurobiology 49:141-147, 2018.



A competitive inhibitory circuit for selection of active and passive fear responses. Fadok JP, Krabbe S, Markovic M, Courtin J, Xu C, Massi L, Botta P, Bylund K, Müller C, Kovacevic A, Tovote P, Lüthi A. Nature 542(7639): 96-100, 2017.



Midbrain circuits for defensive behavior. Tovote P*#, Esposito* MS, Botta P, Chaudun F, Fadok JP, Markovic M, Wolff SBE, Ramakrishnan C, Fenno, L., Deisseroth K, Herry C, Arber S, Lüthi A#. Nature 534(7606): 206-212, 2016.


Neuronal circuits for fear and anxiety. Tovote P*, Fadok JP*, Lüthi A#. Nature Reviews Neuroscience 16(6):317-31, 2015.


Amygdala interneuron subtypes control fear learning through disinhibition. Wolff SBE*, Gründemann J*, Tovote P, Krabbe S, Jacobson GA, Müller C, Herry C, Ehrlich I, Friedrich RW, Letzkus JJ, Lüthi A#. Nature 509(7501):453-8, 2014.


A disinhibitory microcircuit for associative fear learning in the auditory cortex. Letzkus JJ*#, Wolff SBE*, Meyer EMM, Tovote P, Courtin J, Herry C, Lüthi A#. Nature 480(7377):331-5, 2011.



Maternal Separation Modulates Short Term Behavioral and Physiological Indices of the Stress Response. Litvin Y, Tovote P, Pentkowski N, Zeyda T, King LB, Vasconcellos AJ, Dunlap CC, Spiess J, Blanchard DC, Blanchard RJ#. Hormones & Behavior 58(2):241-249, 2010.

Activation of central CRF receptor 1 by cortagine results in enhanced passive coping with a naturalistic threat in mice. Tovote P, Borna Farrokhi C, Gonzales RMK, Schnitzbauer U, Blanchard DC, Blanchard RJ, Spiess J#. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 35(6):887-895, 2010.




Heart rate dynamics and behavioral responses during acute emotional challenge in corticotropin-releasing factor receptor 1-deficient and corticotropin-releasing factor-overexpressing mice. Tovote P, Meyer M, Ronnenberg A, Ögren SO, Spiess J, Stiedl O#. Neuroscience, 134(4):1113-22, 2005.

Dissociation of temporal dynamics of heart rate and blood pressure responses elicited by conditioned fear but not acoustic startle. Tovote P, Meyer M, Pilz PK, Ronnenberg A, Ögren SO, Spiess J, Stiedl O#. Behavioral Neuroscience, 119(1):55-65, 2005.

Time-dependent involvement of the dorsal hippocampus in trace fear conditioning in mice. Misane I, Tovote P, Meyer M, Spiess J, Ögren SO, Stiedl O#. Hippocampus, 15(4):418-26, 2005.


Central NPY receptor-mediated alteration of heart rate dynamics in mice during expression of fear conditioned to an auditory cue. Tovote P, Meyer M, Beck-Sickinger AG, von Horsten S, Ögren SO, Spiess J, Stiedl O#. Regulatory Peptides, 120(1-3):205-14, 2004.


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