How to best measure protein turnover in complex systems

Hammond DE, Simpson DM, Franco C, Wright Muelas M, Waters J, Ludwig RW, Prescott MC, Hurst JL, Beynon RJ, Lau E. (2022) Harmonizing Labeling and Analytical Strategies to Obtain Protein Turnover Rates
in Intact Adult Animals. [
PUBMED] [Abstract...]

Zap the crap! Using REIMS to obtain valuable information from animal faeces

Davidson NB, Koch NI, Sarsby J, Jones E, Hurst JL, Beynon RJ. (2019) Rapid identification of species, sex and maturity by mass spectrometric analysis of animal faeces. [PDF][PUBMED] [Abstract...]

MUPs shape the volatile odours of mice

Roberts SA, Prescott MC, Davidson AJ, McLean L, Beynon RJ, Hurst JL. (2018) Individual odour signatures that mice learn are shaped by involatile major urinary proteins (MUPs). [PUBMED] [PDF] [Abstract...]

MUP variation in mouse subspecies

Hurst JL, Beynon RJ, Armstrong SD, Davidson AJ, Roberts SA, Gómez-Baena G, Smadja CM, Ganem G. (2017) Molecular heterogeneity in major urinary proteins of Mus musculus subspecies: potential candidates involved in speciation. [PDF] [PUBMED] [Abstract...]

Challenging the 'MHC' hypothesis

Green JP, Holmes AM, Davidson AJ, Paterson S, Stockley P, Beynon RJ, Hurst JL. (2015) The Genetic Basis of Kin Recognition in a Cooperatively Breeding Mammal. [PUBMED][PDF] [Abstract...]

Oxidative stress and MUPs

Garratt, M., McArdle, F., Stockely, P., Vasilaki, A., Beynon, R.J. Jackson, M.J. & Hurst, J.L. (2011) Tissue dependent changes in oxidative damage with male reproductive effort in house mice. [PDF] [Abstract...]

Scent of sensecence

Garratt, .M, Stockley, P., Armstrong, S.D., Beynon, R.J. & Hurst, J.L. (2011) The scent of senescence: sexual signalling and female preference in house mice. [PDF] [Abstract...]

Significance of animal scents in behaviour

Lacey JC, Beynon RJ, Hurst JL (2007) The importance of exposure to other male scents in determining competitive behaviour among inbred male mice. App Animal Behav Sci 104, 130-142. [PUBMED][PDF] [Abstract...]

MUPs and MHC in mate choice

Thom, MD , Stockley, P, Beynon, RJ & Hurst, JL (2008) Scent, mate choice and genetic heterozygosity Chemical Signals in Vertebrates 11, 291-301 [PDF] [Abstract...]

Mechanisms of kin recognition

Hurst JL, Beynon RJ. (2010) J Biol. 2010;9(2):13. Making progress in genetic kin recognition among vertebrates. [PUBMED][PDF] [Abstract...]

MUP variation in lab mouse strains

Cheetham SA, Smith AL, Armstrong SD, Beynon RJ, Hurst JL. (2009) Limited variation in the major urinary proteins of laboratory mice. Physiol Behav. 96, 253-261 [PUBMED][PDF] [Abstract...]

It is a truth, universally acknowledged, that a mouse in possession of darcin must be in want of a mate.

Nominated as 'Exceptional' by Etienne Joly in Faculty1000 Biology (
Roberts SA, Simpson, Armstrong, Davidson, Robertson, McLean, Beynon & Hurst JL (2010) Darcin: a male pheromone that stimulates female memory and sexual attraction to an individual male's odour. BMC Biology 8:75. [PUBMED][PDF] [Abstract...]