Effects of corticosterone on submissiveness in mice: Some temporal and theoretical considerations

  title={Effects of corticosterone on submissiveness in mice: Some temporal and theoretical considerations},
  author={Alan Leshner and Stephen J Korn and James F. Mixon and Caren Rosenthal and Andrew K. Besser},
  journal={Physiology \& Behavior},

Genomic and non-genomic effects of glucocorticoids on aggressive behavior in male rats

Effects of acute social defeat on activity in the forced swim test: Parametric studies in DBA/2 mice using a novel measurement device†

In the early stages of an agonistic encounter between mice, the loser of the conflict initially exhibits pronounced flight and escape attempts. When exposure to attack is prolonged, however, defeated

Neurobiological Mechanisms Involved in the Establishment and Maintenance of Dominance Hierarchies and its Modulation by Stress in Rats

Exposure to acute stress and a social encounter leads to changes in the mRNA levels of receptors for oxytocin, vasopressin and androgens and of monoamine oxidase A and these changes might underlie the effect of stress on the formation of a stable and long-lasting dominance hierarchy.

Analgesia Following Defeat in an Aggressive Encounter: Development of Tolerance and Changes in Opioid Receptors a

The evidence suggests that the analgesia in defeated mice is mediated by brain opioid peptides, a process that is closely similar to opiate tolerance.



ACTH and vasopressin treatments immediately after a defeat increase future submissiveness in male mice.

It is suggested that changes in peptide hormone levels following naturally stressful experiences can affect the memory of those experiences, as expressed in future adaptive responses.

Adrenal Response to Fighting in Mice: Separation of Physical and Psychological Causes

Two possible categories of stimuli which could be responsible for hyperactivity of the adrenal cortex following defeat by another mouse are psychological and physical (for example, bite wounds); the former is apparently by far the more important under the conditions of these experiments.