Alarm pheromone increases defensive and risk assessment behaviors in male rats

  title={Alarm pheromone increases defensive and risk assessment behaviors in male rats},
  author={Y. Kiyokawa and Michito Shimozuru and T. Kikusui and Y. Takeuchi and Y. Mori},
  journal={Physiology & Behavior},
  • Y. Kiyokawa, Michito Shimozuru, +2 authors Y. Mori
  • Published 2006
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Physiology & Behavior
  • Previously, we reported that alarm pheromone released from the perianal region of male rats aggravated stress-induced hyperthermia and increased Fos expression in the vomeronasal pathway and stress-related nuclei in pheromone-recipient rats. However, the alarm property of this pheromone in terms of behavior modification is still unclear. We recently found that this alarm pheromone could be trapped in water. Based on this finding, we developed an experimental paradigm to assess the effect of… CONTINUE READING
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