Analysis of transcriptional levels of the oxytocin receptor in different areas of the central nervous system and behaviors in high and low licking rats

@article{Ruthschilling2012AnalysisOT,
  title={Analysis of transcriptional levels of the oxytocin receptor in different areas of the central nervous system and behaviors in high and low licking rats},
  author={Carina Anicet Ruthschilling and Gabriela Albiero and Virg{\'i}nia Meneghini Lazzari and Roberta Oriques Becker and M{\'a}rcia Giovenardi},
  journal={Behavioural Brain Research},
  year={2012},
  volume={228},
  pages={176-184}
}
The natural variation in maternal care is an interesting model to analyze the physiological mechanisms that lead to differences in the mother-infant interaction. Several studies have shown differences in the expression of brain receptors such as the dopamine, estrogen and oxytocin receptors in areas classically involved in the onset and/or maintenance of maternal behavior: the medial preoptic area, the nucleus accumbens, the amygdala, the lateral septum, and the bed nucleus of the stria… CONTINUE READING