Exposure to TMT odor affects adrenal sympathetic nerve activity and behavioral consequences in rats.

@article{Horii2010ExposureTT,
  title={Exposure to TMT odor affects adrenal sympathetic nerve activity and behavioral consequences in rats.},
  author={Yuko Horii and Yoshikazu Nikaido and Katsuya Nagai and Toshihiro Nakashima},
  journal={Behavioural brain research},
  year={2010},
  volume={214 2},
  pages={317-22}
}
The odor of 2,5-dihydro-2,4,5-trimethylthiazoline (TMT), a synthetic compound isolated from fox feces, induces various emotional behavioral and stress responses. Here we examined the effect of TMT on behavioral responses and adrenal sympathetic nerve activity (ASNA) in rats. TMT increased freezing behavior, defensive-burying and defensive-attack, and decreased exploration, grooming and approach behaviors. On the other hand, butyric acid (BA), a pungent but non-predatory odor, increased… CONTINUE READING