Dopamine D2 receptor-mediated regulation of partner preferences in female prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster): a mechanism for pair bonding?

@article{Wang1999DopamineDR,
  title={Dopamine D2 receptor-mediated regulation of partner preferences in female prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster): a mechanism for pair bonding?},
  author={Z Wang and Gu Yu and Caterina Cascio and Yan Liu and B S Gingrich and Thomas R. Insel},
  journal={Behavioral neuroscience},
  year={1999},
  volume={113 3},
  pages={602-11}
}
This study examined the role of dopamine (DA) in partner preference (PP) formation in female prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster). The nonspecific DA antagonist haloperidol blocked mating-induced PP, whereas the nonspecific DA agonist apomorphine induced PP without mating. The D2 antagonist eticlopride, but not the D1 antagonist SCH23390, blocked PP, whereas the D2 agonist quinpirole, but not the D1 agonist SKF38393, induced PP without mating. Injections of eticlopride before or immediately… CONTINUE READING
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