Peter J James

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Eight experiments supported the hypotheses that reflexive testosterone release by male mice during sexual encounters reduces male anxiety (operationally defined in terms of behavior on an elevated plus-maze) and that this anxiolysis is mediated by the conversion of testosterone to neurosteroids that interact with GABA(A) receptors. In Experiment 1, a 10-min(More)
In virtually every mammalian species examined, some males exhibit reflexive testosterone release upon encountering a novel female (or female-related stimulus). At the same time, not every individual male (or every published study) provides evidence for reflexive testosterone release. Four experiments using house mice (Mus musculus) examined the hypothesis(More)
Male mammals reflexively release an endogenous pulse of testosterone in response to either a female or her urinary pheromones. Two experiments examined the hypothesis that such pulses have quick-acting effects upon the expression of reproductive behavior in male house mice. In Experiment 1, 30 min after exposure to female urine, males exhibited(More)
The effect of hypoglycaemia (blood glucose 1 mmol/l) on the axonal transport of acetylcholinesterase activity and noradrenaline was examined in non-diabetic rats. Rats were made hypoglycaemic over a 6-h period during which acetylcholinesterase and noradrenaline accumulated proximal to a tight ligature applied to the left sciatic nerve. The hypoglycaemic(More)
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