Developmental changes in hypothalamic oxytocin and oxytocin receptor mRNA expression and their sensitivity to fasting in male and female rats.

@article{Matsuzaki2015DevelopmentalCI,
  title={Developmental changes in hypothalamic oxytocin and oxytocin receptor mRNA expression and their sensitivity to fasting in male and female rats.},
  author={Toshiya Matsuzaki and Takeshi Iwasa and Munkhsaikhan Munkhzaya and Altankhuu Tungalagsuvd and Takako Kawami and Masahiro Murakami and Mikio Yamasaki and Yuri Yamamoto and Takeshi Kato and Akira Kuwahara and Toshiyuki Yasui and Minoru Irahara},
  journal={International journal of developmental neuroscience : the official journal of the International Society for Developmental Neuroscience},
  year={2015},
  volume={41},
  pages={105-9}
}
Oxytocin (OT) affects the central nervous system and is involved in a variety of social and non-social behaviors. Recently, the role played by OT in energy metabolism and its organizational effects on estrogen receptor alpha (ER-α) during the neonatal period have gained attention. In this study, the developmental changes in the hypothalamic mRNA levels of… CONTINUE READING