Dopamine and opioid systems interact within the nucleus accumbens to maintain monogamous pair bonds

Abstract

Prairie vole breeder pairs form monogamous pair bonds, which are maintained through the expression of selective aggression toward novel conspecifics. Here, we utilize behavioral and anatomical techniques to extend the current understanding of neural mechanisms that mediate pair bond maintenance. For both sexes, we show that pair bonding up-regulates mRNA… (More)
DOI: 10.7554/eLife.15325

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@inproceedings{Resendez2016DopamineAO, title={Dopamine and opioid systems interact within the nucleus accumbens to maintain monogamous pair bonds}, author={Shanna L Resendez and Piper C Keyes and Jeremy J. Day and Caely Hambro and Curtis J. Austin and Francis Kabui Maina and Lori N. Eidson and Kirsten A Porter-Stransky and Natalie Nev{\'a}rez and J William McLean and Morgan A Kuhnmuench and Anne Z Murphy and Tiffany A. Mathews and Brandon J. Aragona}, booktitle={eLife}, year={2016} }