Publications – Dr. Nicole Uschold-Schmidt


Langgartner D, Peterlik D, Foertsch S, Füchsl AM, Brokmann P, Flor PJ, Shen Z, Fox JG, Uschold-Schmidt N, Lowry CA, Reber SO. Individual differences in stress vulnerability: The role of gut pathobionts in stress-induced colitis. Brain. Behav. Immun. 64, 23-32.

Perani CV, Langgartner D, Uschold-Schmidt N, Füchsl AM, Neumann ID, Reber SO, Slattery DA. Adrenal gland plasticity in lactating rats and mice is sufficient to maintain basal hypersecretion of corticosterone. Stress 20(3):303-311.

Peterlik D, Stangl C, Bludau A, Grabski D, Strasser R, Schmidt D, Flor PJ, Uschold-Schmidt N. Relief from detrimental consequences of chronic psychosocial stress in mice deficient for the metabotropic glutamate receptor subtype 7. Neuropharmacology 115, 139-148.

Iacovelli L, Di Menna L, Peterlik D, Stangl C, Orlando R, Molinaro G, De Blasi A, Bruno V, Battaglia G, Flor PJ, Uschold-Schmidt N*, Nicoletti F*. Type-7 metabotropic glutamate receptors negatively regulate α1-adrenergic receptor signalling. Neuropharmacology 113(Pt A):343-353.
*last authors share equal status

Peterlik D, Stangl C, Bauer A, Bludau A, Keller J, Grabski D, Killian T, Schmidt D, Zajicek F, Jaeschke G, Lindemann L, Reber SO, Flor PJ, Uschold-Schmidt N. Blocking metabotropic glutamate receptor subtype 5 relieves maladaptive chronic stress consequences. Brain. Behav. Immun. 59, 79-92.



Reber SO, Siebler PH, Donner NC, Morton JT, Smith DG, Kopelman JM, Lowe KR, Wheeler KJ, Fox JH, Hassell JE, Greenwood BN, Jansch C, Lechner A, Schmidt D, Uschold-Schmidt N, Füchsl AM, Langgartner D, Walker FR, Hale MW, Lopez Perez G, Van Treuren W, González A, Halweg-Edwards AL, Fleshner M, Raison CL, Rook GA, Peddada SD, Knight R, Lowry CA. Immunization with a heat-killed preparation of the environmental bacterium Mycobacterium vaccae promotes stress resilience in mice. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 113(22), E3130-E3139.

Peterlik D, Flor PJ, Uschold-Schmidt N. The Emerging Role of Metabotropic Glutamate Receptors in the Pathophysiology of Chronic Stress-Related Disorders. Curr. Neuropharmacol. 14(5), 514–39.



Langgartner D, Füchsl AM, Uschold-Schmidt N, Slattery DA, Reber SO. Chronic subordinate colony housing paradigm: a mouse model to characterize the consequences of insufficient glucocorticoid signaling. Front Psychiatry 6:18.



Gee CE, Peterlik D, Neuhäuser C, Bouhelal R, Kaupmann K, Laue G, Uschold-Schmidt N, Feuerbach D, Zimmermann K, Ofner S, Cryan JF, van der Putten H, Fendt M, Vranesic I, Glatthar R, Flor PJ. Blocking Metabotropic Glutamate Receptor Subtype 7 (mGlu7) via the Venus Flytrap Domain (VFTD) Inhibits Amygdala Plasticity, Stress, and Anxiety-related Behavior. Journal of Biological Chemistry 289(16):10975-8

Peters S, Slattery DA, Uschold-Schmidt N, Reber SO, Neumann ID. Dose-dependent effects of chronic central infusion of oxytocin on anxiety, chronic stress-related parameters and oxytocin receptor binding in mice. Psychoneuroendocrinology 42:225-36.


Füchsl AM*, Uschold-Schmidt N*, Reber SO. Chronic psychosocial stress in male mice causes an up-regulation of scavenger receptor class B type 1 protein in the adrenal glands. Stress 16(4):461-8.  * Co-First Authors

Uschold-Schmidt N, Peterlik D, Füchsl AM, Reber SO. HPA axis changes during the initial phase of psychosocial stressor exposure in male mice. Journal of Endocrinology 218(2):193-203.


Bartlang MS, Neumann ID, Slattery DA, Uschold-Schmidt N, Kraus D, Helfrich-Forster C & Reber SO. Time matters: pathological effects of repeated psychosocial stress during the active, but not inactive, phase of male mice. Journal of Endocrinology 215: 425-437.

Uschold-Schmidt N, Nyuyki KD, Fuechsl AM, Neumann ID & Reber SO. Chronic psychosocial stress results in sensitization of the HPA axis to acute heterotypic stressors despite a reduction of adrenal in vitro ACTH responsiveness. Psychoneuroendocrinology 37: 1676-1687.

Slattery DA, Uschold N, Magoni M, Bar J, Popoli M, Neumann ID & Reber SO. Behavioural consequences of two chronic psychosocial stress paradigms: anxiety without depression. Psychoneuroendocrinology 37: 702-714.



Schmidt D, Reber SO, Botteron C, Barth T, Peterlik D, Uschold N, Mannel DN & Lechner A. Chronic psychosocial stress promotes systemic immune activation and the development of inflammatory Th cell responses. Brain, Behavior and Immunity 24: 1097-1104.