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KUMSTA Robert

University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (FHSE) > Department of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences (DBCS) > Health and Behaviour

Main Referenced Co-authors
Moser, D. (19)
Wüst, S. (19)
Rutter, M. (16)
Entringer, S. (15)
Schlotz, W. (13)
Main Referenced Keywords
Child participation (3); DNA methylation (3); Early adversity and trauma (3); Female (3); Humans (3);
Main Referenced Disciplines
Neurosciences & behavior (97)
Public health, health care sciences & services (3)
Treatment & clinical psychology (3)

Publications (total 102)

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Sicorello, M., Dieckmann, L., Moser, D., Lux, V., Luhmann, M., Neubauer, A. B., Schlotz, W., & Kumsta, R. (2020). Highs and lows: Genetic susceptibility to daily events. PLoS ONE, 15 (8 August). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0237001 https://hdl.handle.net/10993/47225

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Entringer, S., Epel, E. S., Kumsta, R., Lin, J., Hellhammer, D. H., Blackburn, E. H., Wüst, S., & Wadhwa, P. D. (2011). Stress exposure in intrauterine life is associated with shorter telomere length in young adulthood. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 108 (33), 513-E518. doi:10.1073/pnas.1107759108 https://hdl.handle.net/10993/47326

ENGEL DE ABREU, P., KUMSTA, R., & WEALER, C. (December 2023). Risk and protective factors of mental health in children in residential care: A nationwide study from Luxembourg. Child Abuse and Neglect, 146 (106522), 1-13. doi:10.1016/j.chiabu.2023.106522
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Tisborn, K., Kumsta, R., Zmyj, N., & Seehagen, S. (2023). A matter of habit? Stressful life events and cognitive flexibility in 15-month-olds. Infant Behavior and Development, 71 file://localhost/Users/robert.kumsta/Documents/Papers%20Library/Tisborn-A%20matter%20of%20habit-%20Stressful%20life%20events%20and%20cognitive%20flexibility%20in%2015-month-olds-2023-Infant%20Behavior%20and%20Development.pdf, 101810. doi:10.1016/j.infbeh.2023.101810
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Genç, E., Metzen, D., Fraenz, C., Schlüter, C., Voelkle, M. C., Arning, L., Streit, F., Nguyen, H. P., Güntürkün, O., Ocklenburg, S., & Kumsta, R. (2023). Structural architecture and brain network efficiency link polygenic scores to intelligence. Human Brain Mapping. doi:10.1002/hbm.26286
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Zang, J. C. S., May, C., Hellwig, B., Moser, D., Hengstler, J. G., Cole, S., Heinrichs, M., Rahnenführer, J., Marcus, K., & Kumsta, R. (2023). Proteome analysis of monocytes implicates altered mitochondrial biology in adults reporting adverse childhood experiences. Translational Psychiatry, 13 (1), 31. doi:10.1038/s41398-023-02320-w
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Berg, F., Moser, D. A., Hagena, V., Streit, F., Mosch, B., Kumsta, R., Herpertz, S., & Diers, M. (2023). MicroRNA-Related Polymorphism and Their Association with Fibromyalgia. Genes, 14 (7).
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Kumsta, R., Zang, J. C. S., Hummel, E. M., Müller, S., Moser, D. A., Herpertz, S., & Kessler, H. (2023). Treatment-associated mRNA co-expression changes in monocytes of patients with posttraumatic stress disorder. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 14, 1181321. doi:10.3389/fpsyt.2023.1181321
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Müller, S., Sicorello, M., Moser, D., Frach, L., Limberg, A., Gumpp, A. M., Ramo-Fernandez, L., Köhler-Dauner, F., Fegert, J. M., Waller, C., Kumsta, R., & Kolassa, I.-T. (2023). The DNA methylation landscape of the human oxytocin receptor gene (OXTR): data-driven clusters and their relation to gene expression and childhood adversity. Translational Psychiatry, 13 (1), 265.
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Mattonet, K., Scharpf, F., Block, K., Kumsta, R., & Hecker, T. (2023). No association between war-related trauma or PTSD symptom severity and epigenome-wide DNA methylation in Burundian refugees. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 14 (2), 2228155. doi:10.1080/20008066.2023.2228155
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Kumsta, R. (2023). The role of stress in the biological embedding of experience - ISPNE 2023 Dirk Hellhammer Award. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 156, 106364.
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ENGEL DE ABREU, P., KABURIS, M., GEIDEL, B., KUMSTA, R., & WEALER, C. (2023). HERO Findings for Children and Adolescents in German. Outreach.

ENGEL DE ABREU, P.* , GEIDEL, B., KABURIS, M., KUMSTA, R., & WEALER, C. (2023). HERO Findings for Children and Adolescents in French. Outreach.

Wealer, C., Kumsta, R., & Engel de Abreu, P. (16 September 2022). Investigating mental health of children in out-of-home care during the COVID-19 pandemic [Paper presentation]. Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society - Developmental Section, Sheffield, United Kingdom.

Wealer, C., Kumsta, R., & Engel de Abreu, P. (15 September 2022). Investigating subjective well-being and mental health of children in out-of-home care during the COVID-19 pandemic [Paper presentation]. International Conference on Child Studies.

Mattonet, K., Nowack-Weyers, N., Vogel, V., Moser, D., Tierling, S., Kasper-Sonnenberg, M., Wilhelm, M., Scherer, M., Walter, J., Hengstler, J., Schölmerich, A., & Kumsta, R. (2022). Prenatal exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals is associated with altered DNA methylation in cord blood. Epigenetics, 17 (9), 935-952. doi:10.1080/15592294.2021.1975917
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Hummel, E., Elgizouli, M., Sicorello, M., Leitão, E., Beygo, J., Schröder, C., Zeschnigk, M., Müller, S., Herpertz, S., Moser, D., Kessler, H., Horsthemke, B., & Kumsta, R. (2022). No evidence for intervention-associated DNA methylation changes in monocytes of patients with posttraumatic stress disorder. Scientific Reports, 12 (1), 17347. doi:10.1038/s41598-022-22177-1
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Rosenbach, C., Heinrichs, N., Kumsta, R., Schneider, S., & Renneberg, B. (2022). Study protocol for a multi-center RCT testing a group-based parenting intervention tailored to mothers with borderline personality disorder against a waiting control group (ProChild*-SP1). Trials, 23 (1), 589. doi:10.1186/s13063-022-06531-2
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Hummel, E. M., Piovesan, K., Berg, F., Herpertz, S., Kessler, H., Kumsta, R., & Moser, D. A. (2022). Mitochondrial DNA as a marker for treatment-response in post-traumatic stress disorder. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 148, 105993. doi:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2022.105993
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Heller, A.-S., van der Meulen, M., Miltner, W., Schulz, A., Vögele, C., Kumsta, R., & Dierolf, A. (2022). Less efficient cognitive pain modulation in healthy older adults – the impact of executive functions, chronic stress, and physical activity. In M. Heinrichs & M. Schönauer, 47. Jahrestagung Psychologie und Gehirn (pp. 327).
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Effenberger, P., Send, T., Gilles, M., Wolf, I., Frank, J., Bongard, S., Kumsta, R., Witt, S., Rietschel, M., Deuschle, M., & Streit, F. (2022). Urbanicity, behavior problems and HPA axis regulation in preschoolers. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 137, 105660. doi:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2022.105660
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Ocklenburg, S., Metzen, D., Schlüter, C., Fraenz, C., Arning, L., Streit, F., Güntürkün, O., Kumsta, R., & Genç, E. (2021). Polygenic scores for handedness and their association with asymmetries in brain structure. Brain Structure and Function. doi:10.1007/s00429-021-02335-3
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Genç, E., Schlüter, C., Fraenz, C., Arning, L., Metzen, D., Nguyen, H. P., Voelkle, M. C., Streit, F., Güntürkün, O., Kumsta, R., & Ocklenburg, S. (2021). Polygenic Scores for Cognitive Abilities and Their Association with Different Aspects of General Intelligence—A Deep Phenotyping Approach. Molecular Neurobiology. doi:10.1007/s12035-021-02398-7
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Berretz, G., Packheiser, J., Kumsta, R., Wolf, O. T., & Ocklenburg, S. (2021). The brain under stress—A systematic review and activation likelihood estimation meta-analysis of changes in BOLD signal associated with acute stress exposure. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 124, 89-99. doi:10.1016/j.neubiorev.2021.01.001
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Wannemüller, A., Kumsta, R., Jöhren, H.-P., Eley, T., Moser, D., Teismann, T., Rayner, C., Breen, G., Coleman, J., Schaumburg, S., Blackwell, S., & Margraf, J. (2021). Genes in treatment: Polygenic risk scores for different psychopathologies, neuroticism, educational attainment and IQ and the outcome of two different exposure-based fear treatments. World Journal of Biological Psychiatry. doi:10.1080/15622975.2021.1907708
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Mackes, N. K., Golm, D., Sarkar, S., Kumsta, R., Rutter, M., Fairchild, G., Mehta, M. A., Sonuga-Barke, E. J. S., & on behalf of the ERA Young Adult Follow-up team3. (2020). Early childhood deprivation is associated with alterations in adult brain structure despite subsequent environmental enrichment. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 117 (1), 641-649. doi:10.1073/pnas.1911264116
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Golm, D., Maughan, B., Barker, E. D., Hill, J., Kennedy, M., Knights, N., Kreppner, J., Kumsta, R., Schlotz, W., Rutter, M., & Sonuga-Barke, E. J. S. (2020). Why does early childhood deprivation increase the risk for depression and anxiety in adulthood? A developmental cascade model. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, 61 (9), 1043-1053. doi:10.1111/jcpp.13205
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Sonuga-Barke, E., Kennedy, M., Golm, D., Knights, N., Kovshoff, H., Kreppner, J., Kumsta, R., Maughan, B., O'Connor, T. G., & Schlotz, W. (2020). Adoptees' responses to separation from, and reunion with, their adoptive parent at age 4 years is associated with long-term persistence of autism symptoms following early severe institutional deprivation. Development and Psychopathology, 32 (2), 631-640. doi:10.1017/S0954579419000506
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Dieckmann, L., Cole, S., & Kumsta, R. (2020). Stress genomics revisited: gene co-expression analysis identifies molecular signatures associated with childhood adversity. Translational Psychiatry, 10 (1). doi:10.1038/s41398-020-0730-0
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Behroozi, M., Helluy, X., Ströckens, F., Gao, M., Pusch, R., Tabrik, S., Tegenthoff, M., Otto, T., Axmacher, N., Kumsta, R., Moser, D., Genc, E., & Güntürkün, O. (2020). Event-related functional MRI of awake behaving pigeons at 7T. Nature Communications, 11 (1). doi:10.1038/s41467-020-18437-1
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Sicorello, M., Dieckmann, L., Moser, D., Lux, V., Luhmann, M., Neubauer, A. B., Schlotz, W., & Kumsta, R. (2020). Highs and lows: Genetic susceptibility to daily events. PLoS ONE, 15 (8 August). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0237001
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Schaumburg, S., Schneider, S., Margraf, J., Kumsta, R., & Wannemüller, A. (2020). Genetik und Epigenetik in der Psychotherapie von Depression und Angststörungen. Verhaltenstherapie, 30 (1), 58-67. doi:10.1159/000505440
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Moser, D. A., Müller, S., Hummel, E. M., Limberg, A. S., Dieckmann, L., Frach, L., Pakusch, J., Flasbeck, V., Brüne, M., Beygo, J., Klein-Hitpass, L., & Kumsta, R. (2020). Targeted bisulfite sequencing: A novel tool for the assessment of DNA methylation with high sensitivity and increased coverage. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 120. doi:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2020.104784
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Sicorello, M., Dieckmann, L., Moser, D., Lux, V., Luhmann, M., Schlotz, W., & Kumsta, R. (2020). Oxytocin and the stress buffering effect of social company: A genetic study in daily life. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 15 (3), 293-301. doi:10.1093/scan/nsaa034
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Shkreli, L., Woud, M. L., Ramsbottom, R., Rupietta, A. E., Waldhauser, G. T., Kumsta, R., & Reinecke, A. (2020). Angiotensin involvement in trauma processing—exploring candidate neurocognitive mechanisms of preventing post-traumatic stress symptoms. Neuropsychopharmacology, 45 (3), 507-514. doi:10.1038/s41386-019-0553-y
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Frach, L., Tierling, S., Schwaiger, M., Moser, D., Heinrichs, M., Hengstler, J. G., Walter, J., & Kumsta, R. (2020). The mediating role of KITLG DNA methylation in the association between childhood adversity and cortisol stress reactivity does not replicate in monocytes. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 116. doi:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2020.104653
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Buchmüller, T., Lembcke, H., Busch, J., Kumsta, R., Wolf, O. T., & Leyendecker, B. (2020). Exploring hair steroid concentrations in asylum seekers, internally displaced refugees, and immigrants. Stress, 23 (5), 538-545. doi:10.1080/10253890.2020.1737008
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Wannemueller, A., Forkmann, T., Glaesmer, H., Juckel, G., Paashaus, L., Rath, D., Schönfelder, A., Moser, D., Kumsta, R., & Teismann, T. (2020). The role of the 5-HTTLPR polymorphism in acquired capability for suicide. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 50 (6), 1121-1126. doi:10.1111/sltb.12660
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Flasbeck, V., Moser, D., Pakusch, J., Kumsta, R., & Brüne, M. (2019). The association between childhood maltreatment and empathic perspective taking is moderated by the 5-HTT linked polymorphic region: Another example of "differential susceptibility". PLoS ONE, 14 (12). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0226737
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Kumsta, R., Kliegel, D., Linden, M., DeRijk, R., & de Kloet, E. R. (2019). Genetic variation of the mineralocorticoid receptor gene (MR, NR3C2) is associated with a conceptual endophenotype of “CRF-hypoactivity”. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 105, 79-85. doi:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2018.09.036
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Langer, K., Moser, D., Otto, T., Wolf, O. T., & Kumsta, R. (2019). Cortisol modulates the engagement of multiple memory systems: Exploration of a common NR3C2 polymorphism. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 107, 133-140. doi:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2019.05.006
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Schwaiger, M., Heinrichs, M., & Kumsta, R. (2019). Oxytocin administration and emotion recognition abilities in adults with a history of childhood adversity. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 99, 66-71. doi:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2018.08.025
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Hadwin, J. A., Lee, E., Kumsta, R., Cortese, S., & Kovshoff, H. (2019). Cortisol awakening response in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Evidence-Based Mental Health, 22 (3), 118-124. doi:10.1136/ebmental-2019-300098
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Schmitz, J., Kumsta, R., Moser, D., Güntürkin, O., & Ocklenburg, S. (2019). DNA methylation of dopamine-related gene promoters is associated with line bisection deviation in healthy adults. Scientific Reports, 9 (1). doi:10.1038/s41598-019-42553-8
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Yurtsever, T., Streit, F., Foo, J. C., Trifonova, S., Kumsta, R., Turner, J., Meyer, J., & Schote, A. B. (2019). Temporal dynamics of cortisol-associated changes in mRNA expression of glucocorticoid responsive genes FKBP5, GILZ, SDPR, PER1, PER2 and PER3 in healthy humans. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 102, 63-67. doi:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2018.11.033
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Schmitz, J., Fraenz, C., Schlueter, C., Friedrich, P., Kumsta, R., Moser, D., Güntürkün, O., Genç, E., & Ocklenburg, S. (2019). Schizotypy and altered hemispheric asymmetries: The role of cilia genes. Psychiatry Research. Neuroimaging, 294. doi:10.1016/j.pscychresns.2019.110991
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Kumsta, R. (2019). The role of epigenetics for understanding mental health difficulties and its implications for psychotherapy research. Psychology and Psychotherapy, 92 (2), 190-207. doi:10.1111/papt.12227
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Schmitz, J., Kumsta, R., Moser, D., Güntürkün, O., & Ocklenburg, S. (2018). KIAA0319 promoter DNA methylation predicts dichotic listening performance in forced-attention conditions. Behavioural Brain Research, 337, 1-7. doi:10.1016/j.bbr.2017.09.035
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Hummel, E. M., Hessas, E., Müller, S., Beiter, T., Fisch, M., Eibl, A., Wolf, O. T., Giebel, B., Platen, P., Kumsta, R., & Moser, D. A. (2018). Cell-free DNA release under psychosocial and physical stress conditions. Translational Psychiatry, 8 (1). doi:10.1038/s41398-018-0264-x
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Wannemueller, A., Moser, D., Kumsta, R., Jöhren, H.-P., Adolph, D., & Margraf, J. (2018). Mechanisms, genes and treatment: Experimental fear conditioning, the serotonin transporter gene, and the outcome of a highly standardized exposure-based fear treatment. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 107, 117-126. doi:10.1016/j.brat.2018.06.003
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Buchmüller, T., Lembcke, H., Busch, J., Kumsta, R., & Leyendecker, B. (2018). Exploring mental health status and syndrome patterns among young refugee children in Germany. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 9 (MAY). doi:10.3389/fpsyt.2018.00212
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Wannemüller, A., Moser, D., Kumsta, R., Jöhren, H.-P., & Margraf, J. (2018). The Return of Fear: Variation of the Serotonin Transporter Gene Predicts Outcome of a Highly Standardized Exposure-Based One-Session Fear Treatment. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 87 (2), 95-104. doi:10.1159/000486100
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Flasbeck, V., Moser, D., Kumsta, R., & Brüne, M. (2018). The OXTR single-nucleotide polymorphism rs53576 moderates the impact of childhood maltreatment on empathy for social pain in female participants: Evidence for differential susceptibility. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 9 (AUG). doi:10.3389/fpsyt.2018.00359
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Ocklenburg, S., Moinfar, Z., Moser, D., Klose, R., Lor, S., Kunz, G., Tegenthoff, M., Faustmann, P., Francks, C., Epplen, J. T., Kumsta, R., & Güntürkün, O. (2017). Epigenetic regulation of lateralized fetal spinal gene expression underlies hemispheric asymmetries. eLife, 6. doi:10.7554/eLife.22784
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Eisenegger, C., Kumsta, R., Naef, M., Gromoll, J., & Heinrichs, M. (2017). Testosterone and androgen receptor gene polymorphism are associated with confidence and competitiveness in men. Hormones and Behavior, 92, 93-102. doi:10.1016/j.yhbeh.2016.09.011
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Pasco Fearon, R. M., Tomlinson, M., Kumsta, R., Skeen, S., Murray, L., Cooper, P. J., & Morgan, B. (2017). Poverty, early care, and stress reactivity in adolescence: Findings from a prospective, longitudinal study in South Africa. Development and Psychopathology, 29 (2), 449-464. doi:10.1017/S0954579417000104
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Kumsta, R., Schlotz, W., Golm, D., Moser, D., Kennedy, M., Knights, N., Kreppner, J., Maughan, B., Rutter, M., & Sonuga-Barke, E. (2017). HPA axis dysregulation in adult adoptees twenty years after severe institutional deprivation in childhood. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 86, 196-202. doi:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2017.09.021
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Kennedy, M., Kreppner, J., Knights, N., Kumsta, R., Maughan, B., Golm, D., Hill, J., Rutter, M., Schlotz, W., & Sonuga-Barke, E. (2017). Adult disinhibited social engagement in adoptees exposed to extreme institutional deprivation: Examination of its clinical status and functional impact. British Journal of Psychiatry, 211 (5), 289-295. doi:10.1192/bjp.bp.117.200618
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Ocklenburg, S., Barutçuoglu, C., özgören, A. O., Özgören, M., Erdal, E., Moser, D., Judith, S., Kumsta, R., & Güntürkün, O. (2017). The Genetics of asymmetry: Whole exome sequencing in a consanguineous Turkish family with an overrepresentation of left-handedness. Symmetry, 9 (5). doi:10.3390/sym9050066
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Morgan, B., Kumsta, R., Fearon, P., Moser, D., Skeen, S., Cooper, P., Murray, L., Moran, G., & Tomlinson, M. (2017). Serotonin transporter gene (SLC6A4) polymorphism and susceptibility to a home-visiting maternal-infant attachment intervention delivered by community health workers in South Africa: Reanalysis of a randomized controlled trial. PLoS Medicine, 14 (2). doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1002237
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Streit, F., Akdeniz, C., Haddad, L., Kumsta, R., Entringer, S., Frank, J., Yim, I. S., Zänkert, S., Witt, S. H., Kirsch, P., Rietschel, M., & Wüst, S. (2017). Sex-specific association between functional neuropeptide S receptor gene (NPSR1) variants and cortisol and central stress responses. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 76, 49-56. doi:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2016.10.027
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Sonuga-Barke, E. J. S., Kennedy, M., Kumsta, R., Knights, N., Golm, D., Rutter, M., Maughan, B., Schlotz, W., & Kreppner, J. (2017). Child-to-adult neurodevelopmental and mental health trajectories after early life deprivation: the young adult follow-up of the longitudinal English and Romanian Adoptees study. The Lancet, 389 (10078), 1539-1548. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(17)30045-4
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de Kloet, E. R., Otte, C., Kumsta, R., Kok, L., Hillegers, M. H. J., Hasselmann, H., Kliegel, D., & Joëls, M. (2016). Stress and Depression: a Crucial Role of the Mineralocorticoid Receptor. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 28 (8). doi:10.1111/jne.12379
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Schwaiger, M., Grinberg, M., Moser, D., Zang, J. C. S., Heinrichs, M., Hengstler, J. G., Rahnenführer, J., Cole, S., & Kumsta, R. (2016). Altered Stress-Induced Regulation of Genes in Monocytes in Adults with a History of Childhood Adversity. Neuropsychopharmacology, 41 (10), 2530-2540. doi:10.1038/npp.2016.57
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Kumsta, R., Marzi, S. J., Viana, J., Dempster, E. L., Crawford, B., Rutter, M., Mill, J., & Sonuga-Barke, E. J. S. (2016). Severe psychosocial deprivation in early childhood is associated with increased DNA methylation across a region spanning the transcription start site of CYP2E1. Translational Psychiatry, 6 (6). doi:10.1038/tp.2016.95
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Kanthak, M. K., Chen, F. S., Kumsta, R., Hill, L. K., Thayer, J. F., & Heinrichs, M. (2016). Oxytocin receptor gene polymorphism modulates the effects of social support on heart rate variability. Biological Psychology, 117, 43-49. doi:10.1016/j.biopsycho.2016.02.007
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Kennedy, M., Kreppner, J., Knights, N., Kumsta, R., Maughan, B., Golm, D., Rutter, M., Schlotz, W., & Sonuga-Barke, E. J. S. (2016). Early severe institutional deprivation is associated with a persistent variant of adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: clinical presentation, developmental continuities and life circumstances in the English and Romanian Adoptees study. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, 57 (10), 1113-1125. doi:10.1111/jcpp.12576
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Herten, N., Otto, T., Adolph, D., Pause, B. M., Kumsta, R., & Wolf, O. T. (2016). Enhanced startle responsivity 24 hours after acute stress exposure. Behavioral Neuroscience, 130 (5), 521-530. doi:10.1037/bne0000156
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Kumsta, R., Kreppner, J., Kennedy, M., Knights, N., Rutter, M., & Sonuga-Barke, E. (2015). Psychological consequences of early global deprivation. European Psychologist, 20 (2), 138-151. doi:10.1027/1016-9040/a000227
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Chen, F. S., Kumsta, R., Dvorak, F., Domes, G., Yim, O. S., Ebstein, R. P., & Heinrichs, M. (2015). Genetic modulation of oxytocin sensitivity: A pharmacogenetic approach. Translational Psychiatry, 5 (10). doi:10.1038/tp.2015.163
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Kumsta, R., Hummel, E., Chen, F. S., & Heinrichs, M. (2013). Epigenetic regulation of the oxytocin receptor gene: Implications for behavioral neuroscience. Frontiers in Neuroscience, (7 MAY). doi:10.3389/fnins.2013.00083
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Kumsta, R., & Heinrichs, M. (2013). Oxytocin, stress and social behavior: Neurogenetics of the human oxytocin system. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 23 (1), 11-16. doi:10.1016/j.conb.2012.09.004
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Kumsta, R., Chen, F. S., Pape, H.-C., & Heinrichs, M. (2013). Neuropeptide S receptor gene is associated with cortisol responses to social stress in humans. Biological Psychology, 93 (2), 304-307. doi:10.1016/j.biopsycho.2013.02.018
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Rutter, M., Kumsta, R., Schlotz, W., & Sonuga-Barke, E. (2012). Longitudinal studies using a "natural experiment" design: The case of adoptees from Romanian institutions. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 51 (8), 762-770. doi:10.1016/j.jaac.2012.05.011
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Kumsta, R., Sonuga-Barke, E., & Rutter, M. (2012). Adolescent callous-unemotional traits and conduct disorder in adoptees exposed to severe early deprivation. British Journal of Psychiatry, 200 (3), 197-201. doi:10.1192/bjp.bp.110.089441
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Chen, F. S., Kumsta, R., Von Dawans, B., Monakhov, M., Ebstein, R. P., & Heinrichs, M. (2011). Common oxytocin receptor gene (OXTR) polymorphism and social support interact to reduce stress in humans. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 108 (50), 19937-19942. doi:10.1073/pnas.1113079108
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Sonuga-Barke, E. J. S., Kumsta, R., Schlotz, W., Lasky-Su, J., Marco, R., Miranda, A., Mulas, F., Oades, R. D., Banaschewski, T., Mueller, U., Andreou, P., Christiansen, H., Gabriels, I., Uebel, H., Kuntsi, J., Franke, B., Buitelaar, J., Ebstein, R., Gill, M., ... Faraone, S. V. (2011). A functional variant of the serotonin transporter gene ((SLC6A4) moderates impulsive choice in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder boys and siblings. Biological Psychiatry, 70 (3), 230-236. doi:10.1016/j.biopsych.2011.01.040
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Cao-Lei, L., Leija, S. C., Kumsta, R., Wüst, S., Meyer, J., Turner, J., & Muller, C. (2011). Transcriptional control of the human glucocorticoid receptor: Identification and analysis of alternative promoter regions. Human Genetics, 129 (5), 533-543. doi:10.1007/s00439-011-0949-1
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Entringer, S., Epel, E. S., Kumsta, R., Lin, J., Hellhammer, D. H., Blackburn, E. H., Wüst, S., & Wadhwa, P. D. (2011). Stress exposure in intrauterine life is associated with shorter telomere length in young adulthood. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 108 (33), 513-E518. doi:10.1073/pnas.1107759108
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Chen, F. S., Kumsta, R., & Heinrichs, M. (2011). Oxytocin and intergroup relations: Goodwill is not a fixed pie [letter to the editor]. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 108 (13). doi:10.1073/pnas.1101633108
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Kumsta, R., Entringer, S., Koper, J. W., Van Rossum, E. F. C., Hellhammer, D. H., & Wüst, S. (2010). Working memory performance Is associated with common glucocorticoid receptor gene polymorphisms. Neuropsychobiology, 61 (1), 49-56. doi:10.1159/000262180
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Kumsta, R., Kreppner, J., Rutter, M., Beckett, C., Castle, J., Stevens, S., & Sonuga-Barke, E. J. (2010). Deprivation-specific psychological patterns. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 75 (1), 48-78. doi:10.1111/j.1540-5834.2010.00550.x
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Kreppner, J., Kumsta, R., Rutter, M., Beckett, C., Castle, J., Stevens, S., & Sonuga-Barke, E. J. (2010). Developmental course of deprivation-specific psychological patterns: Early manifestations, persistence to age 15, and clinical features. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 75 (1), 79-101. doi:10.1111/j.1540-5834.2010.00551.x
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van Leeuwen, N., Kumsta, R., Entringer, S., de Kloet, E. R., Zitman, F. G., DeRijk, R. H., & Wüst, S. (2010). Functional mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) gene variation influences the cortisol awakening response after dexamethasone. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 35 (3), 339-349. doi:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2009.07.006
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Kumsta, R., Rutter, M., Stevens, S., & Sonuga-Barke, E. J. (2010). Risk, causation, mediation, and moderation. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 75 (1), 187-211. doi:10.1111/j.1540-5834.2010.00556.x
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Kumsta, R., Stevens, S., Brookes, K., Schlotz, W., Castle, J., Beckett, C., Kreppner, J., Rutter, M., & Sonuga-Barke, E. (2010). 5HTT genotype moderates the influence of early institutional deprivation on emotional problems in adolescence: Evidence from the English and Romanian Adoptee (ERA) study. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, 51 (7), 755-762. doi:10.1111/j.1469-7610.2010.02249.x
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Castle, J., Groothues, C., Colvert, E., Hawkins, A., Kreppner, J., Sonuga-Barke, E., Beckett, C., Kumsta, R., Schlotz, W., Stevens, S., & Rutter, M. (2009). Parents' Evaluation of Adoption Success: A Follow-Up Study of Intercountry and Domestic Adoptions. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 79 (4), 522-531. doi:10.1037/a0017262
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Wüst, S., Kumsta, R., Treutlein, J., Frank, J., Entringer, S., Schulze, T. S., & Rietschel, M. (2009). Sex-specific association between the 5-HTT gene-linked polymorphic region and basal cortisol secretion. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 34 (7), 972-982. doi:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2009.01.011
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Moser, D., Ekawardhani, S., Kumsta, R., Palmason, H., Bock, C., Athanassiadou, Z., Lesch, K.-P., & Meyer, J. (2009). Functional analysis of a potassium-chloride co-transporter 3 (SLC12A6) promoter polymorphism leading to an additional DNA methylation site. Neuropsychopharmacology, 34 (2), 458-467. doi:10.1038/npp.2008.77
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Entringer, S., Kumsta, R., Hellhammer, D. H., Wadhwa, P. D., & Wüst, S. (2009). Prenatal exposure to maternal psychosocial stress and HPA axis regulation in young adults. Hormones and Behavior, 55 (2), 292-298. doi:10.1016/j.yhbeh.2008.11.006
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Entringer, S., Buss, C., Kumsta, R., Hellhammer, D. H., Wadhwa, P. D., & Wüst, S. (2009). Prenatal Psychosocial Stress Exposure Is Associated With Subsequent Working Memory Performance in Young Women. Behavioral Neuroscience, 123 (4), 886-893. doi:10.1037/a0016265
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Stevens, S. E., Kumsta, R., Kreppner, J. M., Brookes, K. J., Rutter, M., & Sonuga-Barke, E. J. S. (2009). Dopamine transporter gene polymorphism moderates the effects of severe deprivation on ADHD symptoms: Developmental continuities in gene - Environment interplay. American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part B, Neuropsychiatric Genetics, 150 (6), 753-761. doi:10.1002/ajmg.b.31010
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Kumsta, R., Moser, D., Streit, F., Koper, J. W., Meyer, J., & Wüst, S. (2009). Characterization of a glucocorticoid receptor gene (GR, NR3C1) promoter polymorphism reveals functionality and extends a haplotype with putative clinical relevance. American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part B, Neuropsychiatric Genetics, 150 (4), 476-482. doi:10.1002/ajmg.b.30837
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Rietschel, M., Beckmann, L., Strohmaier, J., Georgi, A., Karpushova, A., Schirmbeck, F., Boesshenz, K. V., Schmäl, C., Bürger, C., Jamra, R. A., Schumacher, J., Höfels, S., Kumsta, R., Entringer, S., Krug, A., Markov, V., Maier, W., Propping, P., Wüst, S., ... Schulze, T. S. (2008). G72 and its association with major depression and neuroticism in large population-based groups from Germany. American Journal of Psychiatry, 165 (6), 753-762. doi:10.1176/appi.ajp.2008.07060883
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Entringer, S., Kumsta, R., Nelson, E. L., Hellhammer, D. H., Wadhwa, P. D., & Wüst, S. (2008). Influence of prenatal psychosocial stress on cytokine production in adult women. Developmental Psychobiology, 50 (6), 579-587. doi:10.1002/dev.20316
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Kumsta, R., Entringer, S., Koper, J. W., van Rossum, E. F. C., Hellhammer, D. H., & Wüst, S. (2008). Glucocorticoid receptor gene polymorphisms and glucocorticoid sensitivity of subdermal blood vessels and leukocytes. Biological Psychology, 79 (2), 179-184. doi:10.1016/j.biopsycho.2008.04.007
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Schlotz, W., Kumsta, R., Layes, I., Entringer, S., Jones, A., & Wüst, S. (2008). Covariance between psychological and endocrine responses to pharmacological challenge and psychosocial stress: A question of timing. Psychosomatic Medicine, 70 (7), 787-796. doi:10.1097/PSY.0b013e3181810658
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Entringer, S., Wüst, S., Kumsta, R., Layes, I. M., Nelson, E. L., Hellhammer, D. H., & Wadhwa, P. D. (2008). Prenatal psychosocial stress exposure is associated with insulin resistance in young adults. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 199 (5), 498.e1-498.e7. doi:10.1016/j.ajog.2008.03.006
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Kumsta, R., Entringer, S., Koper, J. W., van Rossum, E. F. C., Hellhammer, D. H., & Wüst, S. (2007). Sex Specific Associations between Common Glucocorticoid Receptor Gene Variants and Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis Responses to Psychosocial Stress. Biological Psychiatry, 62 (8), 863-869. doi:10.1016/j.biopsych.2007.04.013
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Moser, D., Molitor, A., Kumsta, R., Tatschner, T., Riederer, P., & Meyer, J. (2007). The glucocorticoid receptor gene exon 1-F promoter is not methylated at the NGFI-A binding site in human hippocampus. World Journal of Biological Psychiatry, 8 (4), 262-268. doi:10.1080/15622970701429862
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Kumsta, R., Entringer, S., Hellhammer, D. H., & Wüst, S. (2007). Cortisol and ACTH responses to psychosocial stress are modulated by corticosteroid binding globulin levels. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 32 (8-10), 1153-1157. doi:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2007.08.007
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Wüst, S., Van Rossum, E. F. C., Federenko, I. S., Koper, J. W., Kumsta, R., & Hellhammer, D. H. (2004). Common Polymorphisms in the Glucocorticoid Receptor Gene Are Associated with Adrenocortical Responses to Psychosocial Stress. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 89 (2), 565-573. doi:10.1210/jc.2003-031148
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Wüst, S., Federenko, I. S., Van Rossum, E. F. C., Koper, J. W., Kumsta, R., Entringer, S., & Hellhammer, D. H. (2004). A psychobiological perspective on genetic determinants of hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis activity. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1032, 52-62. doi:10.1196/annals.1314.005
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Federenko, I., Wüst, S., Hellhammer, D. H., Dechoux, R., Kumsta, R., & Kirschbaum, C. (2004). Free cortisol awakening responses are influenced by awakening time. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 29 (2), 174-184. doi:10.1016/S0306-4530(03)00021-0
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