Effects of neural androgen receptor disruption on aggressive behavior, arginine vasopressin and galanin systems in the bed nucleus of stria terminalis and lateral septum.

@article{MarieLuce2013EffectsON,
  title={Effects of neural androgen receptor disruption on aggressive behavior, arginine vasopressin and galanin systems in the bed nucleus of stria terminalis and lateral septum.},
  author={Clarisse Marie-Luce and Kalina Raskin and Matei Bolborea and Marion Monin and Marie Christine Picot and Sakina Mhaouty-Kodja},
  journal={General and comparative endocrinology},
  year={2013},
  volume={188},
  pages={218-25}
}
In the present study, we investigated the role of the androgen receptor (AR) in the nervous system in the regulation of aggressive behavior and arginine vasopressin and galanin systems by testosterone. For this purpose, we used a conditional mouse line selectively lacking AR gene in the nervous system, backcrossed onto the C57BL/6J strain. Adult males were gonadectomized and supplemented with similar amounts of testosterone. When tested on two consecutive days in the resident intruder paradigm… CONTINUE READING