Elevated testosterone and reduced 5-HIAA concentrations are associated with wounding and hantavirus infection in male Norway rats

@article{Easterbrook2007ElevatedTA,
  title={Elevated testosterone and reduced 5-HIAA concentrations are associated with wounding and hantavirus infection in male Norway rats},
  author={Judith D. Easterbrook and Jenifer B. Kaplan and Gregory E. Glass and Mikhail V. Pletnikov and Sabra L Klein},
  journal={Hormones and Behavior},
  year={2007},
  volume={52},
  pages={474-481}
}
Among rodents that carry hantaviruses, males are more likely to engage in aggression and to be infected than females. One mode of hantavirus transmission is via the passage of virus in saliva during wounding. The extent to which hantaviruses cause physiological changes in their rodent host that increase aggression and, therefore, virus transmission has not been fully documented. To assess whether steroid hormones and neurotransmitters contribute to the correlation between aggression and Seoul… CONTINUE READING

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