Dr. agr. Margret Tuchscherer

+49 38208 68-802
Leibniz-Institut für Nutztierbiologie (FBN)
Institut für Verhaltensphysiologie
Abteilung Psychophysiologie
Wilhelm-Stahl-Allee 2
18196 Dummerstorf


Li, Z.; Kanitz, E.; Tuchscherer, M.; Tuchscherer, A; Metges, C. C.; Trakooljul, N.; Wimmers, K.; Muráni, E. (2019):
Kinetics of physiological and behavioural responses in endotoxemic pigs with or without dexamethasone treatment. Int J Mol Sci 20 (6): 1393, 1-15
Kanitz, E.; Tuchscherer, M.; Otten, W.; Tuchscherer, A; Zebunke, M.; Puppe, B. (2019):
Coping style of pigs is associated with different behavioral, neurobiological and immune reponses to stressful challenges. Front Behav Neurosci 13: 173, 1-15
Tuchscherer, M.; Puppe, B.; Tuchscherer, A; Kanitz, E. (2018):
Psychosocial stress sensitizes neuroendocrine and inflammatory responses to Escherichia coli challenge in domestic piglets. Brain Behav Immun 68: 274-287
Gimsa, U.; Tuchscherer, A; Gimsa, J.; Tuchscherer, M. (2018):
Assessing immune competence in pigs by immunization with tetanus toxoid. Animal 12 (1): 116-121
Dannenberger, D.; Tuchscherer, M.; Nürnberg, G.; Schmicke, M.; Kanitz, E. (2018):
Sea buckthorn pomace supplementation in the diet of growing pigs - effects on fatty acid metabolism, HPA activity and immune status. Int J Mol Sci 19 (2): 596, 1-12
Gimsa, U.; Tuchscherer, M.; Kanitz, E. (2018):
Psychosocial stress and immunity - what can we learn from pig studies?. Front Behav Neurosci 12: 64, 1-9
Wirthgen, E.; Otten, W.; Tuchscherer, M.; Tuchscherer, A; Domanska, G.; Brenmoehl, J.; Günther, J.; Ohde, D.; Weitschies, W.; Seidlitz, A.; Scheuch, E.; Kanitz, E. (2018):
Effects of 1-Methyltryptophan on immune responses and the kynurenine pathway after lipopolysaccharide challenge in pigs. Int J Mol Sci 19 (10): 3009, 1-23
Wirthgen, E.; Kunze, M.; Goumon, S.; Walz, C.; Höflich, C.; Spitschak, M.; Brenmoehl, J.; Kanitz, E.; Tuchscherer, M.; Otten, W.; Gimsa, U.; Schön, P.- C.; Manteuffel, C.; Tuchscherer, A; Pfuhl, R.; Metges, C. C.; Stabenow, B.; Erdmann, S.; Schluricke, K.; Faucitano, L.; Hoeflich, A. (2017):
Interference of stress with the somatotropic axis in pigs - lights on new biomarkers. Sci Rep-UK 7: 12055, 1-13
Wirthgen, E.; Kanitz, E.; Tuchscherer, M.; Tuchscherer, A; Domanska, G.; Weitschies, W.; Seidlitz, A.; Scheuch, E.; Otten, W. (2016):
Pharmacokinetics of 1-methyl-L-tryptophan after single and repeated subcutaneous application in a porcine model. Exp Anim Tokyo 65 (2): 147-155
Tuchscherer, M.; Kanitz, E.; Tuchscherer, A; Puppe, B. (2016):
Effects of social support on glucocorticoid sensitivity of lymphocytes in socially deprived piglets. STRESS 19 (3): 325-332
Kanitz, E.; Hameister, T.; Tuchscherer, A; Tuchscherer, M.; Puppe, B. (2016):
Social support modulates stress-related gene expression in various brain regions of piglets. Front Behav Neurosci 10: 227, 1-12
Otten, W.; Kanitz, E.; Tuchscherer, M. (2015):
The impact of pre-natal stress on offspring development in pigs. J Agr Sci 153 (5): 907-919
Wirthgen, E.; Tuchscherer, M.; Otten, W.; Domanska, G.; Wollenhaupt, K.; Tuchscherer, A; Kanitz, E. (2014):
Activation of indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase by LPS in a porcine model. Innate Immun-London 20 (1): 30-39
Kanitz, E.; Hameister, T.; Tuchscherer, M.; Tuchscherer, A; Puppe, B. (2014):
Social support attenuates the adverse consequences of social deprivation stress in domestic piglets. Horm Behav 65 (3): 203-210
Tuchscherer, M.; Kanitz, E.; Puppe, B.; Hameister, T.; Tuchscherer, A (2014):
Social support modulates splenocyte glucocorticoid sensitivity in piglets exposed to social deprivation stress. Physiol Behav 131: 25-32
Otten, W.; Kanitz, E.; Tuchscherer, M.; Gräbner, M.; Nürnberg, G.; Bellmann, O.; Hennig, U.; Rehfeldt, C.; Metges, C. C. (2013):
Effects of low and high protein:carbohydrate ratios in the diet of pregnant gilts on maternal cortisol concentrations and the adrenocortical and sympathoadrenal reactivity in their offspring. J Anim Sci 91 (6): 2680-2692
Otten, W.; Kanitz, E.; Tuchscherer, M. (2013):
Prenatal stress in pigs: impact on growth, behaviour, neuroendocrine and immune functions in the offspring. In: Control of Pig Reproduction IX (H. Rodriguez-Martinez, N. M. Soede, W. L. Flowers, Hrsg.) Context Products Ltd, Leicestershire (9781899043484):
Kanitz, E.; Hameister, T.; Tuchscherer, M.; Tuchscherer, A; Puppe, B. (2013):
Psychosozialer Stress und soziale Unterstützung beim Ferkel - Verhalten, neuroendokrine Reaktion, Immunsystem. In: 19. Mitteldeutscher Schweine-Workshop (Martin Wähner, Hrsg.) Hochschule Anhalt, Bernburg (978-3-86011-060-7): 88-95
Metges, C. C.; Lang, I. S.; Hennig, U.; Brüssow, K.-P.; Kanitz, E.; Tuchscherer, M.; Schneider, F.; Weitzel, J. M.; Steinhoff-Ooster, A.; Sauerwein, H.; Bellmann, O.; Nürnberg, G.; Rehfeldt, C.; Otten, W. (2012):
Intrauterine growth retarded progeny of pregnant sows fed high protein:low carbohydrate diet is related to metabolic energy deficit. Plos One 7 (2): 1-10
Gimsa, U.; Kanitz, E.; Otten, W.; Tuchscherer, M.; Tuchscherer, A; Ibrahim, S. M. (2012):
Tumour necrosis factor receptor deficiency alters anxiety-like behavioural and neuroendocrine stress responses of mice. Cytokine 59 (1): 72-78