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Chergui N, Mormede P, Foury A, Khammar F, Amirat Z. Seasonal effects on plasma cortisol concentrations in the Bedouin buck: circadian studies and response to ACTH. Animal. 2017 Mar;11(3):445-451. doi: 10.1017/S1751731116001671

Bacou E, Haurogné K, Mignot G, Allard M, De Beaurepaire L, Marchand J, Terenina E, Billon Y, Jacques J, Bach JM, Mormède P, Hervé J, Lieubeau B. Acute social stress-induced immunomodulation in pigs high and low responders to ACTH. Physiol Behav. 2017 Feb 1;169:1-8. doi: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2016.11.012

Gilbert H, Billon Y, Brossard L, Faure J, Gatellier P, Gondret F, Labussière E, Lebret B, Lefaucheur L, Le Floch N, Louveau I, Merlot E, Meunier-Salaün MC, Montagne L, Mormede P, Renaudeau D, Riquet J, Rogel-Gaillard C, van Milgen J, Vincent A, Noblet J. Review: divergent selection for residual feed intake in the growing pig. Animal. 2017 Jan 25:1-13. doi: 10.1017/S175173111600286X



Kulikov AV, Bazhenova EY, Kulikova EA, Fursenko DV, Trapezova LI, Terenina EE, Mormede P, Popova NK, Trapezov OV. Interplay between aggression, brain monoamines and fur color mutation in the American mink. Genes Brain Behav. 2016 Nov;15(8):733-740. doi: 10.1111/gbb.12313



Larzul C, Terenina E, Foury A, Billon Y, Louveau I, Merlot E, Mormede P. The cortisol response to ACTH in pigs, heritability and influence of corticosteroid-binding globulin. Animal. 2015 Dec;9(12):1929-34. doi: 10.1017/S1751731115001767

Sautron V, Terenina E, Gress L, Lippi Y, Billon Y, Larzul C, Liaubet L, Villa-Vialaneix N, Mormède P. Time course of the response to ACTH in pig: biological and transcriptomic study. BMC Genomics. 2015 Nov 17;16(1):961. doi: 10.1186/s12864-015-2118-8



Oster M, Muráni E, Ponsuksili S, D'Eath RB, Turner SP, Evans G, Thölking L, Kurt E, Klont R, Foury A, Mormède P, Wimmers K. Transcriptional responses of PBMC in psychosocially stressed animals indicate an alerting of the immune system in female but not in castrated male pigs. BMC Genomics. 2014 Nov 8;15:967. doi: 10.1186/1471-2164-15-967

Marissal-Arvy N, Heliès JM, Tridon C, Moisan MP, Mormède P. Quantitative trait Loci influencing abdominal fat deposition and functional variability of the HPA axis in the rat. Horm Metab Res. 2014 Aug;46(9):635-43. doi: 10.1055/s-0034-1383574

Oster M, Muráni E, Ponsuksili S, D'Eath RB, Turner SP, Evans G, Thölking L, Kurt E, Klont R, Foury A, Mormède P, Wimmers K. Hepatic expression patterns in psychosocially high-stressed pigs suggest mechanisms following allostatic principles. Physiol Behav. 2014 Apr 10;128:159-65. doi: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2014.02.014

Campos PH, Noblet J, Jaguelin-Peyraud Y, Gilbert H, Mormède P, Donzele RF, Donzele JL, Renaudeau D. Thermoregulatory responses during thermal acclimation in pigs divergently selected for residual feed intake. Int J Biometeorol. 2014 Sep;58(7):1545-57. doi: 10.1007/s00484-013-0759-3

Marissal-Arvy N, Batandier C, Dallennes J, Canini F, Poulet L, Couturier K, Hininger-Favier I, Moisan MP, Roussel AM, Mormède P. Effects of a high-fat-high-fructose diet, stress and cinnamon on central expression of genes related to immune system, hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical axis function and cerebral plasticity in rats - CORRIGENDUM. Br J Nutr. 2014 Feb 14:1 

Marissal-Arvy N, Batandier C, Dallennes J, Canini F, Poulet L, Couturier K, Hininger-Favier I, Moisan MP, Roussel AM, Mormède P. Effect of a high-fat--high-fructose diet, stress and cinnamon on central expression of genes related to immune system, hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical axis function and cerebral plasticity in rats. Br J Nutr. 2014 Apr 14;111(7):1190-201. doi: 10.1017/S0007114513003577



Marissal-Arvy N, Batandier C, Dallennes J, Canini F, Poulet L, Couturier K, Hininger-Favier I, Moisan MP, Roussel AM, Mormède P. Effect of a high-fat-high-fructose diet, stress and cinnamon on central expression of genes related to immune system, hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical axis function and cerebral plasticity in rats. Br J Nutr. 2013 Nov 20:1-12.

Marissal-Arvy N, Duron E, Parmentier F, Zizzari P, Mormède P, Epelbaum J. QTLs influencing IGF-1 levels in a LOU/CxFischer 344F2 rat population. Tracks towards the metabolic theory of Ageing. Growth Horm IGF Res. 2013 Dec;23(6):220-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ghir.2013.08.002.

Duclos M, Ouerdani A, Mormède P, Konsman JP. Food restriction-induced hyperactivity: Addiction or adaptation to famine? Psychoneuroendocrinology 2013 Jun;38(6):884-97. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2012.09.012.

Rocha LM, Bridi AM, Foury A, Mormède P, Weschenfelder AV, Devillers N, Bcrtoloni W, Faucitano L. Effects of ractopamine administration and castration method on the response to pre-slaughter stress and carcass and meat quality in pigs of two Pietrain genotypes. J Anim Sci. 2013 May 8.

Marissal-Arvy N, Diane A, Moisan MP, Larue-Achagiotis C, Tridon C, Tome D, Fromentin G, Mormède P. QTLs influencing carbohydrate and fat choice in a LOU/CxFischer 344 F2 rat population. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013 Apr 17. doi: 10.1002/oby.20485

Terenina E, Babigumira BM, Le Mignon G, Bazovkina D, Rousseau S, Salin F, Bendixen C, Mormede P. Association study of molecular polymorphisms in candidate genes related to stress responses with production and meat quality traits in pigs. Domestic Animal Endocrinology 2013 Feb;44(2):81-97. doi: 10.1016/j.domaniend.2012.09.004

Prunier A, Mounier L, Le Neindre P, Leterrier C, Mormède P, Paulmier V, Prunet P, Terlouw C, Guatteo R. Identifying and monitoring pain in farm animals: a review. Animal. 2013 Jun;7(6):998-1010. doi: 10.1017/S1751731112002406. Epub 2012 Dec 20.


Hocquette JF, Capel C, David V, Guémené D, Bidanel J, Ponsart C, Gastinel PL, Bail PY, Monget P, Mormède P, Barbezant M, Guillou F, Peyraud JL. Objectives and applications of phenotyping network set-up for livestock. Anim Sci J. Jul;83(7):517-528 (2012). DOI: 10.1111/j.1740-0929.2012.01015.x. Epub 2012 Jun 6.

Kulikov AV, Osipova DV, Naumenko VS, Terenina E, Mormède P, Popova NK. A pharmacological evidence of positive association between mouse intermale aggression and brain serotonin metabolism. Behav Brain Res. Jul 15;233(1):113-9 (2012). Epub 2012 Apr 26.

Mormede P, Terenina E. Molecular genetics of the adrenocortical axis and breeding for robustness. Domestic Animal Endocrinology Aug 43(2):116-31 (2012). DOI: 10.1016/j.domaniend.2012.05.002

Guatteo R, Levionnois O, Fournier D, Guemene D,Latouche K, Leterrier C, Mormede P, Prunier A, Serviere J, Terlouw C, Le Neindre P. Minimising pain in farm animals: the 3S approach – ‘Suppress, Substitute, Soothe’. Animal 6:8, pp 1261-1274 (2012). DOI:10.1017/S1751731112000262



Foury A, Lebret B, Chevillon P, Vautier A, Terlouw C, Mormede P. Alternative rearing systems in pigs: consequences on stress indicators at slaughter and meat quality. Animal 5:1620-1625 (2011). DOI: 10.1017/S1751731111000784

Karlsson AC, Mormède P, Kerje S, Jensen P. Genotype on the pigmentation regulating PMEL17 gene affects behavior in chickens raised without physical contact with conspecifics. Behavior Genetics 41:312-322 (2011). DOI 10.1007/s10519-010-9379-4

Lebret B, Prunier A, Bonhomme N, Foury A, Mormède P, Dourmad JY. Physiological traits and meat quality of pigs as affected by genotype and housing system. Meat Science 88:14-22 (2011). doi:10.1016/j.meatsci.2010.11.025

Mormède P, Foury A, Barat P, Corcuff JB, Terenina E, Marissal-Arvy N, Moisan MP. Molecular genetics of hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal axis activity and function. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1220:127–136 (2011). DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.2010.05902.x

Mormède P, Foury A, Terenina E, Knap P. Breeding for robustness : the role of cortisol. Animal, 5:651-657. Published online 12 novembre 2010 as DOI:10.1017/S1751731110002168

Muráni E, Ponsuksili S, D'Eath RB, Turner SP, Evans G, Thölking L, Kurt E, Klont R, Foury A, Mormède P, Wimmers K. Differential mRNA expression of genes in the porcine adrenal gland associated with psychosocial stress. Journal of Molecular Endocrinology 46:165-174 (2011). Published on line 25 January 2011 as doi:10.1530/JME-10-0147

Marissal-Arvy N, Langlois A, Tridon C, Mormède P. Functional variability in corticosteroid receptors is a major component of strain differences in fat deposition and metabolic consequences of enriched diets in rat. Metabolism Clinical and Experimental 60:706-719 (2011). Published on line Aug 17, 2010. Doi:10.1016/j.metabol.2010.07.005

Sanchez MP, Iannuccelli N, Basso B, Foury A, Billon Y, Gandemer G, Gilbert H, Mormède P, Bidanel JP., Larzul C, Riquet., Milan D, Le Roy P. Microsatellite mapping of quantitative trait loci affecting meat quality, stress hormones and production traits in Duroc × Large White F2 pigs. Animal 5:167-174 (2011). DOI:10.1017/S1751731110001722



D’Eath RB, Turner SP, Kurt E, Evans G, Thölking L, Looft H, Wimmers K, Murani E, Klont R, Foury A, Ison SH, Lawrence AB, Mormède P. Pigs’ aggressive temperament affects pre-slaughter mixing aggression, stress and meat quality. Animal  4:604-616 (2010). DOI:10.1017/S1751731109991406

Murani E, Ponsuksili S, D'Eath RB, Turner SP, Kurt E, Evans G, Tholking L, Klont R, Foury A, Mormède P, Wimmers K. Association of HPA axis-related genetic variation with stress reactivity and aggressive behaviour in pigs. BMC Genetics 11:74 (2010). DOI:10.1186/1471-2156-11-74

Richard EM, Helbling JC, Tridon C, Desmedt A, Minni AM, Cador M, Pourtau L, Konsman JP, Mormède P, Moisan MP. Plasma transcortin influences endocrine and behavioral stress responses in mice. Endocrinology  151:649-59 (2010). DOI: 10.1210/en.2009-0862

Vendruscolo LF, Gueye AB, Vendruscolo JC, Clemens KJ, Mormède P, Darnaudéry M, Cador M. Reduced alcohol drinking in adult rats exposed to sucrose during adolescence. Neuropharmacology  59:388-394 (2010). DOI: 10.1016/j.neuropharm.2010.05.015



Duclos M, Gatti C, Bessière B, Mormède P. Tonic and phasic effects of corticosterone on food restriction-induced hyperactivity in rats. Psychoneuroendocrinology  34:436-445 (2009)

Foury A, Tribout T, Bazin C, Billon Y, Bouffaud M, Gogué JM, Bidanel JP, Mormède P. Estimation of genetic trends from 1977 to 2000 for stress-responsive systems in French Large White and Landrace pig populations using frozen semen. Animal  3:1681-1687 (2009)

Jouffe V, Rowe S, Liaubet L, Buitenhuis B, Hornshoj H, SanCristobal M, Mormède P and de Koning DJ. Using microarrays to identify positional candidate genes for QTL: the case study of ACTH response in pigs. BMC Proceedings  3 (4): S14 (2009)

Ritter MJ, Ellis M, Berry NL, Curtis SE, Anil N, Berg E, Benjamin M, Butler D, Dewey C, Driessen B, Du Bois P, Hill JD, Marchant-Forde JN, Matzat P, McGlone J, Mormède P, Moyer T, Pfalzgraf K, Salak-Johnson J, Siemens M, Sterle J, Stull C, Withing T, Wolter B, Niekamp SR, Johnson AK. Transport Losses in market weight pigs: 1. A review of definitions, incidence and economic impact. The Professional Animal Scientist 25:404-414 (2009).

Vendruscolo LF, Vendruscolo JC, Térénina-Rigaldie E, Ramos A, Takahashi RN, Mormède P. Marker-assisted dissection of genetic influences on motor and neuroendocrine sensitization to cocaine in rats. Genes, Brain & Behavior  8:267–274 (2009)



Harizi H, Mormède P, Corcuff JB. Inter-strain differences in glucocorticoid and mineralocorticoid effects on macrophage and lymphocyte functions in mice. Journal of Neuroimmunology  204:38-42 (2008)

Hazard D, Liaubet L, SanCristobal M, Mormède P. Gene array and real time PCR analysis of the adrenal sensitivity to adrenocorticotropic hormone in pig. BMC Genomics  9:101 (2008)

Jensen P, Buitenhuis B, Kjaer J, Zanella A, Mormède P, Pizzari T. Genetics and genomics of animal behaviour and welfare - Challenges and possibilities. Applied Animal Behaviour Science  113:383-403 (2008)

Mormède P. « Assessment of pig welfare », pp 33-64, in Faucitano L, Schaefer AL (eds). Welfare of pigs from birth to slaughter. The Netherlands & Versailles: Wageningen Academic Publishers & Editions Quae (2008)

Mormède P, Moisan MP, Crusio WE. Does a polymorphic glucocorticoid receptor explain inherited altered stress response and increased anxiety-type behaviors in a mouse population? The FASEB Journal  22:5-6 (2008)



Barat P, Gayard-Cros M, Andrew R, Corcuff JB, Jouret B, Barthe N, Perez P, Germain C, Tauber M, Walker BR, Mormède P, Duclos M: Truncal distribution of fat mass, metabolic profile and hypothalamic-pituitary adrenal axis activity in prepubertal obese children. The Journal of Pediatrics  150:535-539 (2007)

Foury A, Geverink NA, Gil M, Gispert M, Hortos M, Font i Furnols M, Carrion D, Blott SC, Plastow GS, Mormède P: Stress neuroendocrine profiles in five pig breeding lines and the relationship with carcass composition. Animal  1:973-982 (2007)

Harizi H, Homo-Delarche F, Amrani A, Coulaud J, Mormède P: Marked genetic differences in the regulation of blood glucose under immune and restraint stress in mice reveals a wide range of corticosensitivity. Journal of Neuroimmunology  189:59-68 (2007)

Marissal-Arvy N, Gaumont A, Langlois A, Dabertrand F, Bouchecareilh M, Tridon C, Mormède P. Strain differences in hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical axis function and adipogenic effects of corticosterone in rats. Journal of Endocrinology  195:473-484 (2007)

Mormède P. Strain differences in Stress Response in Rodents, Fink G (ed): Encyclopedia of Stress, Second Edition, pp 585-587 (Academic Press, Oxford 2007).

Mormède P. Genetic Variation of HPA Axis Activity and Function in Farm Animals, Fink G (ed): Encyclopedia of Stress, Second Edition, pp 150-152 (Academic Press, Oxford 2007).

Mormède P, Andanson S, Auperin B, Beerda B, Guémené D, Malmkvist J, Manteca X, Manteuffel G, Prunet P, Van Reenen CG, Richard S, Veissier I. Exploration of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal function as a tool to evaluate animal welfare. Physiology & Behavior  92: 317-339 (2007)

Rabaste C, Faucitano L, Saucier L, Mormède P, Correa JA, Giguère A, Bergeron R: The effects of handling and group size on welfare of pigs in lairage and their influence on stomach weight, carcass microbial contamination and meat quality. Canadian Journal of Animal Science  87: 3-12 (2007)

Ramos, A., Mormède, P. Genetic analysis of emotional behaviors. In: Neurobehavioral genetics : methods and applications. Jones, B.C. and Mormède, P., eds. Boca Raton (Florida, USA) : CRC Press, 2° édition, 2007, pp 291-306.



Colson V, Orgeur P, Courboulay V, Dantec S, Foury A, Mormède P. Grouping piglets by sex at weaning reduces aggressive behaviour. Applied Animal Behaviour Science  97:152-171 (2006)

Colson V, Orgeur P, Foury A, Mormède P: Consequences of weaning piglets at 21 and 28 days on growth, behaviour and hormonal responses. Applied Animal Behaviour Science  98:70-88 (2006)

Faucitano L, Saucier L, Correa JA, Méthot S, Giguère A, Foury A, Mormède P, Bergeron R. Effect of feed texture, meal frequency and pre-slaughter fasting on carcass and meat quality, and urinary cortisol in pigs. Meat Science  74:697-703 (2006)

Geverink N, Foury A, Plastow GS, Gil M, Gispert M, Hortos M, Font i Furnols M, Gort G, Moisan MP, Mormède P. Cortisol-binding globulin and meat quality in five European lines of pigs. Journal of Animal Science  84:204-211 (2006)

Guyonnet-Duperat V, Geverink N, Plastow GS, Evans G, Ousova O, Croisetiere C, Foury A, Richard E, Mormède P, Moisan MP: Functional implication of an Arg307Gly substitution in corticosteroid-binding globulin, a candidate gene for a quantitative trait locus associated with cortisol variability and obesity in pig. Genetics  173: 2143-2149 (2006)

Lebret B, Meunier-Salaün MC, Foury A, Mormède P, Dransfield E, Dourmad JY. Influence of rearing conditions on  performance, behavioral, and physiological responses of pigs to preslaughter handling, carcass traits, and meat quality. Journal of Animal Science  84: 2436-2447 (2006)

Smulders D, Verbeke G, Mormède P, Geers R. Validation of a behavioral observation tool to assess pig welfare. Physiology & Behavior  89: 438-447 (2006)

Vendruscolo LF, Térénina-Rigaldie E, Raba F, Ramos A, Takahashi RN, Mormède P. Evidence for a female-specific effect of a chromosome 4 locus on anxiety-related behaviors and ethanol drinking in rats. Genes, Brain & Behavior 5:441-450 (2006)

Vendruscolo LF, Térénina-Rigaldie E, Raba F, Ramos A, Takahashi RN, Mormède P. A QTL on rat chromosome 7 modulates prepulse inhibition, a neuro-behavioral trait of ADHD, in a Lewis x SHR intercross. Behavioral and Brain Functions 2:21-27 (2006)

Vendruscolo LF, Muniz Vendruscolo JC, Térénina-Rigaldie E, Raba F, Ramos A, Takahashi RN, Mormède P: Genetic influences on behavioral and neuroendocrine responses to predator-odor stress in rats. Neuroscience Letters 409:89-94 (2006)



Barat P, Duclos M, Gatta B, Roger P, Mormède P, Moisan MP. Corticosteroid binding globulin gene polymorphism influences cortisol driven fat distribution in obese women. Obesity Research 13:1485-1490 (2005)

Foury A, Devillers N, Sanchez MP, Griffon H, Le Roy P, Mormède P. Stress hormones, carcass composition and meat quality in Large White x Duroc pigs. Meat Science 69:703-707 (2005)

Héliès JM, Diane A, Langlois A, Larue-Achagiotis C, Fromentin G, Tomé D, Mormède P, Marissal-Arvy N. Comparison of Fat Storage between Fischer 344 and Obesity-Resistant Lou/C Rats Fed Different Diets. Obesity Research 13:3-10 (2005)

Jensen P, Keeling L, Schütz K, Andersson L, Mormède P, Kindmark A, Forkman B, Kerge S, Fredriksson R, Brändström H, Ohlsson C, Larsson S, Mallmin H. Feather pecking in chickens is genetically related to resource allocation and behavior in stressful situations. Physiology & Behavior  86:52-60 (2005)

Llamas B, Contesse V, Guyonnet Dupérat V, Vaudry H, Mormède P, Moisan MP: QTL mapping for traits associated with stress neuroendocrine reactivity in rats. Mammalian Genome 16:505-515 (2005)

Mignon-Grasteau S, Boissy A, Bouix J, Faure JM, Fisher AD, Hinch GN, Jensen P, Le Neindre P, Mormède P, Prunet P, Vandeputte M, Beaumont C: Genetics of adaptation and domestication in livestock. Livestock Production Science 93:3-14 (2005)

Mormède P: Molecular genetics of behaviour: research strategies and perspectives for animal production. Livestock Production Science 93:15-21 (2005)

Plastow GS, Carrion D, Gil M, Garcia-Regueiro JA, Font i Furnols M, Gispert M, Oliver MA, Velarde A, Guardia MD, Hortos M, Rius MA, Sarraga C, Diaz I, Valero A, Sosnicki A, Klont R, Dornon S, Wilkinson JM, Evans G, Sargent C, Davey G, Connolly D, Houeix B, Maltin CM, Hayes HE, Anandavijayan V, Foury A, Geverink N, Cairns M, Tilley RE, Mormède P, Blott SC: Quality pork genes and meat production. Meat Science 70:409-421 (2005)