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The sexual dimorphism of aggression has led to a search for its Y chromosomal correlates. We have previously confirmed that initiation of attack behavior against a conspecific male is Y-dependent in two strains of laboratory mice (NZB and CBA/H). We provide evidence that the non-pseudoautosomal region of the Y is not involved and that only the(More)
This study examined the relationship among aggression towards lactating intruders, castration and brain GABA levels in three strains of mice (C57, C3H and CBA). Both C57 and C3H (but not CBA) animals showed reduced attack latencies following castration. C57 mice showed the highest intensity of this behavior and the response was almost absent in the CBA(More)
The implication of the sex-specific part of the Y-chromosome (YS-SP) on brain serotonin (5-HT) level was investigated using congenic strains for this chromosomal region. The 5-HT level, which was higher in the NZB than in the CBA/H strain of mice, was depleted by the transfer of the YS-SP from NZB on CBA/H whereas the transfer of the YS-SP from CBA/H on NZB(More)
The copper-zinc superoxide dismutase (SOD-1) gene, located on chromosome 21 and triplicated in Down's syndrome (DS), is suspected to be involved in the neuropathology observed in Alzheimer's disease (AD), DS and physiological aging. In order to explore the effect of an overproduction of SOD-1 in the mouse hippocampus, we investigated the Timm-stained mossy(More)
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