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Are subordinates always stressed? a comparative analysis of rank differences in cortisol levels among primates
The meta-analysis identified two variables that significantly predictedrelative cortisol levels: subordinates exhibited higher relative cortisol levels when they were subjected to higher rates of stressors and experienced decreased opportunities for social (including close kin) support. Expand
Androgen excess fetal programming of female reproduction: a developmental aetiology for polycystic ovary syndrome?
Animal models that mimic fetal androgen excess may provide unique insight into the origins of the PCOS syndrome, and the prenatally androgenized female rhesus monkey shows particular relevance to PCOS. Expand
Aspects of common marmoset basic biology and life history important for biomedical research.
Important marmoset attributes that are particularly relevant for biomedical research, including reproduction, neurobiology, immunology, endocrine signaling, obesity and aging, in addition to fetal and postnatal development are described. Expand
Behavioral and physiological suppression of fertility in subordinate marmoset monkeys
  • D. Abbott
  • Biology, Medicine
  • American journal of primatology
  • 1984
In well‐established families, a familiarity or inbreeding taboo restricted reproduction among otherwise fertile offspring, however, only one daughter ovulated in any family, and in up to 50% of family groups, all daughters were inhibited from ovulating. Expand
Physical, hormonal and behavioural aspects of sexual development in the marmoset monkey, Callithrix jacchus.
Measurements of growth, plasma progesterone and testosterone levels, and copulatory behaviour were obtained from captive marmosets from birth until 600-800 days of age, finding that in peer groups, only the dominant female became pregnant, because subordinate females failed to ovulate. Expand
Reproduction in captive common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus).
An overview of reproduction in the common marmoset is provided, including basic reproductive life history, lactation and weaning, social housing requirements, and common problems encountered in the captive breeding of this species. Expand
Developmental origin of polycystic ovary syndrome - a hypothesis.
It is proposed that the clinical and biochemical features of PCOS can arise as a consequence of genetically determined hypersecretion of androgens by the ovary during, or very likely long before, puberty, and a unifying, 'linear' model is suggested to explain the aetiology of the heterogeneous phenotype. Expand
Environmental Factors and Puberty Timing: Expert Panel Research Needs
The panel concluded that available experimental animal and human data support a possible role of endocrine-disrupting chemicals and body size in relation to alterations in pubertal onset and progression in boys and girls. Expand
Female marmoset monkeys (Callithrix jacchus) can be identified from the chemical composition of their scent marks.
Each individual female common marmoset has a unique ratio of highly volatile chemicals in their scent marks which may permit individual identification of females from odors in their smell alone. Expand
Long-term effects of prenatal stress on HPA axis activity in juvenile rhesus monkeys.
Results indicate that offspring of primate mothers stressed during pregnancy show enhanced HPA axis responsivity to stressors later in life, and concur with rodent findings indicating that prenatal stress may have long-term effects on H PA axis regulation. Expand