Selection of publications

Bakker J, and Baum, MJ (2000). Neuroendocrine regulation of GnRH release in induced ovulators. Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology 21, 220-262. 
Bakker J, Honda S, Harada N, and Balthazart J (2002). The aromatase knockout mouse provides new evidence that estradiol is required during development in the female for the expression of socio- sexual behaviors in adulthood. Journal of Neuroscience 22, 9104-9112.
Bakker J, De Mees C, Douhard Q, Balthazart J, Gabant P, Szpirer J, and Szpirer C (2006). Alpha-fetoprotein protects the developing female brain from masculinization and defeminization by estrogens. Nature Neuroscience 9, 220-226.
Bakker J, and Baum MJ (2008). Role for estradiol in female-typical brain and behavioral sexual differentiation. Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology 29, 1-16.
Veyrac A and Bakker J (2011). Postnatal and adult exposure to estradiol differentially influences the survival and functional integration of newborn neurons in the main and accessory olfactory bulb of adult female mice. FASEB J 25, 1048-1057.
Brock O, Baum MJ, and Bakker J (2011). The development of female sexual behavior requires prepubertal estradiol. Journal of Neuroscience 31, 5574-5578.
Taziaux M, Swaab DF, and Bakker J (2012). Sex differences in the neurokinin B system in the human infundibular nucleus. J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. 97(12), E2210-2220.
Burke SM, Cohen-Kettenis PT, Veltman DJ, Klink DT, Bakker J (2014). Hypothalamic response to thechemo-signal androstadienone in gender dysphoric children and adolescents. Frontiers in Endocrinology 5, 60.
Hoekzema E, Schagen S, Kreukels B, Veltman DJ, Cohen-Kettenis PT, Delemarre-van de Waal H, Bakker J (2015). Regional volumes and spatial volumetric distribution of grey matter in the gender dysphoric brain Psychoneuroendocrinol 55, 59-71.
Staphorsius AS, Kreukels BPC, Cohen-Kettenis PT, Veltman DJ, Burke SM, Schagen SEE, Wouters FM, Delemarre-van de Waal, HA, Bakker J (2015). Puberty suppression and executive functioning: An fMRI-study in adolescents with gender dysphoria. Psychoneuroendocrinology 56, 190-199.
Burke SM, Kreukels BP, Cohen-Kettenis PT, Veltman DJ, Klink DT, Bakker J (2016). Male-typical visuospatial functioning in gynephillic girls with gender dysphoria – organizational and activational effects of testosterone. J Psychiatry Neurosci 41, 150147.
Van Hemmen J, Veltman DJ, Hoekzema E, Cohen-Kettenis PT, Dessens AB, Bakker J (2016). Neural activation during mental rotation in complete androgen sensitivity syndrome: the influence of sex hormones and sex chromosomes. Cerebral Cortex 6, 1036-45.
Taziaux M, Staphorsius AS, Ghatei MA, Bloom SR, Swaab DF, Bakker J (2016).Kisspeptin expression in the human infundibular nucleus in relation to sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation. J Clin Endo Metab 101, 2380-2389.
Van Hemmen J, Saris IM, Cohen-Kettenis PT, Veltman DJ, Pouwels PJ, Bakker J (2017). Sex differences in white matter microstructure in the human brain predominantly reflect differences in sex hormone exposure. Cerebral Cortex 27(5):2994-3001.
Hellier V, Brock O, Candlish M, Desroziers E, Aoki M, Mayer C, Piet R, Herbison A, Colledge WH, Prévot V, Boehm U, Bakker J (2018). Female sexual behavior in mice is controlled by kisspeptin neurons. Nature Communications 9, 400.


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