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.


Van Hemmen J, Veltman DJ, Hoekzema E, Cohen-Kettenis PT, Dessens AB, Bakker J (2014). Neural activation during mental rotation in complete androgen sensitivity syndrome: the influence ofsex hormones and sex chromosomes. Cerebral Cortex, in press.


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.