Effect of arginine vasopressin on the behavioral activity in the behavior despair depression rat model.


Arginine vasopressin (AVP), a nonapeptide posterior hormone of the pituitary, is mainly synthesized and secreted in the hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus (PVN) and supraoptic nucleus (SON). Large numbers of studies have reported that AVP plays a role in depression. The present study was to investigate by which level, brain or periphery, AVP affects the… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.npep.2012.03.003


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