Scientific papers

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These are our most recent publications (2015-2017):
  1. Hazlerigg D, Blix AS, Stokkan KA (2017) Waiting for the Sun: the circannual programme of reindeer is delayed by the recurrence of rhythmical melatonin secretion after the arctic night. Journal of Experimental Biology 2017 220: 3869-3872; doi: 10.1242/jeb.163741
  2. Nordøy ES, Lager AR, Shots P (2017) Seasonal changes in background levels of deuterium and oxygen-18 proves water drinking by harp seals, which affects the use of the DLW Method. Journal of Experimental Biology DOI: 10.1242/jeb.161943
  3. Desforges JP, Levin M, Jasperse L, De Guise S, Eulaers I, Letcher RJ, Acquarone M, Nordøy ES, Folkow LP, Hammer Jensen T, Grøndahl C, Bertelsen MF, St. Leger J, Alumnia J, Sonne C, Dietz R (2017) Effects of polar bear and killer whale derived contaminant cocktails on marine mammal immunity Environmental Science & Technology DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.7b03532
  4. Hoff MLM, Fabrizius A, Czech-Damal NU, Folkow LP, Burmester T (2017) Transcriptome analysis identifies key metabolic changes in the hooded seal (Cystophora cristata) brain in response to hypoxia and reoxygenation. PLoS ONE 12(1):e0169366. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0169366  
  5. Folkow LP, Blix AS (2017) On the importance of understanding physiology when estimating energetics in cetaceans. Biology Open 6: 306-308
  6. Laws RM (2017) Large animals and wide horizons. Eds: Ian and Christine Parker and Arnoldus Schytte Blix, Janus Publishing Company LTD, Cambridge ISBN 978-1-85756-864-6
  7. Striberny A, Jørgensen EH (2017) Feedback from Arctic charr: Feed flavor stimulation and re-feeding after feed deprivation stimulates genes encoding both orexigenic and anorexigenic neuropeptides. Gen Comp Endocrinol 246: 71-80.
  8. Lorgen M, Jorgensen EH, Jordan WC, Martin SAM, Hazlerigg DG (2017) NFAT5 genes are part of the osmotic regulatory system in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Marine Genomics 31: 25-31.
  9. Jørgensen EH, Haaftuft A, Puvanendran V, Mortensen A (2017) Effects of reduced water exchange rate and oxygen saturation on growth and stress indicators of juvenile lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus L.) in aquaculture. Aquaculture 474: 26-33.
  10. Jørgensen EH, Maule AG, Evenset A, Christensen G, Bytningsvik J, Frantzen M, Nikiforov V, Faught E, Vijayan MM (2017) Biomarker response and hypothalamus-pituitary-interrenal axia functioning in Arctic charr from Bjørnøya (74°30’N), Norway, with high levels of organohalogenated compounds. Aquat Toxicol 187: 64-71.
  11. Moghadam HK, Johnsen H, Robinson N, Andersen Ø, Jørgensen EH, Johnsen HK, Bæhr V, Tveiten H (2017) Impact of early life stress on the methylome and transcriptome of Atlantic salmon. Scientific reports 7:5023
  12. Sáenz de Miera C, Bothorel B, Jaeger C, Simonneaux V, Hazlerigg D (2017) Maternal photoperiod programs hypothalamic thyroid status via the fetal pituitary gland. PNAS 114: 8408-8413
  13. Jørgensen EH, Bernier NJ, Maule AG, Vijayan MM (2016) Effect of long-term fasting and a subsequent meal on mRNA abundance of hypothalamic appetite regulators, central and peripheral leptin expression and plasma leptin levels in rainbow trout. Peptides 86: 162-170.
  14. Blix AS (2016) Om Nansenmedaljen og andre Nansenmedaljer. Den Norske Videnskaps-Akademi Årbok 2015, pp. 289-295.
  15. Tyler NJC, Stokkan K-A, Hogg CR, Nellemann C, Vistnes AI (2016) Cryptic impact: visual detection of corona light and avoidance of power lines by reindeer. Wildl Soc Bull 40:50-58 DOI: 10.1002/wsb.620
  16. Blix AS (2016) On Roald Amundsen’s scientific achievements. Polar Research 35, 31319,
  17. Wohlert D, Kröger J, Witt M, Schmitt O, Wree A, Czech-Damal N, Siebert U, Folkow L, Hanke F (2016) A comparative morphometric analysis of three cranial nerves in two phocids: The hooded seal (Cystophora cristata) and the harbor seal (Phoca vitulina). Anat Rec 299:370-378. doi: 10.1002/ar.23298
  18. Hoff MLM, Fabrizius A, Folkow LP, Burmester T (2016) An atypical distribution of lactate dehydrogenase isoenzymes in the hooded seal (Cystophora cristata) brain may reflect a biochemical adaptation to diving. J Comp Physiol B 186:373-386. doi: 10.1007/s00360-015-0956-y.
  19. Blix AS (2016) Adaptations to polar life in mammals and birds. J Exp Biol 219: 1093-1105 doi:10.1242/jeb.120477
  20. Tyler NJC, Jacobsen K-O, Blix AS (2016) Behavioural responses of moulting barnacle geese to experimental helicopter noise and a predator. Can J Wildl Biol Management 5:10-23
  21. Salgado-Flores A, Hagen LH, Ishaq SL, Zamanzadeh M, Wright ADG, Pope PB, Sundset MA (2016) Rumen and cecum microbiomes in reindeer (Rangifer tarandus tarandus) are changed in response to a lichen diet and may affect enteric methane emissions. PLoS ONE 11(5): e0155213 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0155213
  22. Tyler N, Stokkan K-A, Nellemann C, Vistnes AI, Hogg CR (2016) Ultrafiolett synsevne og unnvikelse av kraftledninger hos rein. Villreinen 31:78-82
  23. Blix AS, Kuttner S, Messelt EB (2016) Ascending aorta of hooded seals with particular emphasis on its vasa vasorum. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 311:R144-R149.
  24. Tyler NJC, Gregorini P, Forchhammer MC, Stokkan K-A, van Oort BEH, Hazlerigg DG (2016) Behavioral timing without clockwork: photoperiod-dependent trade-off between predation hazard and energy balance in an arctic ungulate. J Biol Rhythms 31:522-533 doi:10.1177/0748730416662778
  25. Dardente H, Wyse CA, Lincoln GA, Wagner GC, Hazlerigg DG (2016) Effects of photoperiod extension on clock gene and neuropeptide RNA expression in the SCN of the Soay sheep. PLoS ONE 11(7): e0159201 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0159201
  26. Salgado-Flores A, Bockwoldt M, Hagen LH, Pope PB, Sundset MA (2016) First insight into the faecal microbiota of the high Arctic muskoxen (Ovibos moschatus). Microbial Genom doi: 10.1099/mgen.0.000066
  27. Lorgen M, Jorgensen EH, Jordan WC, Martin SAM, Hazlerigg DG (2016) NFAT5 genes are part of the osmotic regulatory system in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Mar Genomics,
  28. Magnanelli E, Wilhelmsen Ø, Acquarone M, Folkow LP, Kjelstrup S (2016) The nasal geometry of the reindeer gives energy-efficient respiration. J Non-Equil Thermodyn 42:59-78, DOI: 10.1515/jnet-2016-0038
  29. Fabrizius A, Hoff MLM, Engler G, Folkow LP, Burmester T (2016) When the brain goes diving: transcriptome analysis reveals a reducesd aerobic energy metabolism and increased stress proteins in the seal brain. BMC Genomics 17:583 doi:10.1186/s12864-016-2892-y
  30. Geiseler S, Larson J, Folkow LP (2016) Synaptic transmission despite severe hypoxia in hippocampal slices of the deep-diving hooded seal. Neurosci 334: 39-46.
  31. Gurarie E, Bengtson JL, Bester MN, Blix AS, Cameron M, Bornemann H, Nordøy ES, Plötz J, Steinhage D, Boveng P (2016) Distribution, density and abundance of Antarctic ice seals off Queen Maud Land and the eastern Weddell Sea. Polar Biol doi:10.1007/s00300-016-2029-4
  32. Pasquali V, Gualtieri R, D’Alessandro G, Granberg M, Hazlerigg D, Cagnetti M, Leccese F (2016) Monitoring and analyzing of circadian and ultradian locomotor activity based on Raspberry-Pi. Electronics 5:58 doi:10.3390/electronics5030058
  33. Schots PC, Bue ME, Nordøy ES (2016) Hooded seal (Cystophora cristata) pups ingest snow and seawater during their post-weaning fast. J Comp Physiol B 187: 493-502 DOI: 10.1007/s00360-016-1048-3
  34. Ishaq SL, Sundset MA, Crouse J, Wright ADG (2015) High-throughput DNA sequencing of the moose rumen from different geographical locations reveals a core ruminal methanogenic archaeal diversity and a differential ciliate protozoal diversity. Microbial Genomics DOI: 10.1099/mgen.0.000034
  35. Blix AS (2015) Om en glemt slede fra en glemt ekspedisjon. Det Norske Videnskaps-Akademi. Årbok 2014. Det Norske Videnskapsakademi, Oslo, pp. 383-386
  36. Blix AS (2015) Richard Maitland Laws (1926-2014), CBE, FRS, ScD. Polar Res 34: 30182 (obituary)
  37. Blix AS, Kvadsheim PH, Kholodova MV, Sokolov V, Messelt EB, Tyler NJC (2015) Superb winter fur insulation in the small Siberian musk deer (Moschus moschiferus). Rangifer 35: 53-60.
  38. Stevenson TJ, Visser ME, Arnold W, Barrett P, Biello S, Dawson A, Denlinger DL, Dominoni D, Ebling FJ, Elton S, Evans N, Ferguson HM, Foster RG, Hau M, Haydon DT, Hazlerigg DG, Heideman P, Hopcraft JGC, Jonsson NN, Kronfeld-Schor N, Kumar V, Lincoln GA, MacLeod R, Martin SAM, Martinez-Bakker M, Nelson RJ, Reed T, Robinson JE, Rock D, Schwartz WJ, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tauber E, Thackeray SJ, Umstatter C, Yoshimura T, Helm B (2015) Disrupted seasonal biology impacts health, food security and ecosystems. Proc R Soc B 282: 20151453
  39. Striberny A, Ravuri CS, Jobling M, Jørgensen EH (2015) Seasonal differences in relative gene expression of putative central appetite regulators in Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus) do not reflect its annual feeding cycle. PLoS ONE 10(9): e0138857, p.1-13
  40. Hogg C, Neveu M, Folkow L, Stokkan K-A, Kam JH, Douglas RH, Jeffery G (2015) The eyes of the deep diving hooded seal (Cystophora cristata) enhance sensitivity to ultraviolet light. Biol Open 4(7): 812-818 doi:10.1242/bio.011304
  41. Hazlerigg D, Simonneaux V (2015) Seasonal regulation of reproduction in mammals. In (eds: T. Plant & A. Zeleznik): Knobil and Neill’s Physiology of Reproduction (4th edition), ch. 34, pp. 1575-1604, Elsevier
  42. Geiseler SJ, Ludvigsen S, Folkow LP (2015) KATP-channels play a minor role in the protective hypoxic shut-down of cerebellar activity in eider ducks (Somateria mollissima). Neuroscience 284: 751-758
  43. Lorgen M, Casadei E, Król E, Douglas A, Birnie MJ, Ebbesson LOE, Nilsen TO, Jordan WC, Jørgensen EH, Dardentes H, Hazlerigg DG, Martin SAM (2015) Functional divergence of type 2 deiodinase paralogs in the Atlantic salmon. Current Biology 25: 936–941