Expression of FOS, EGR-1, and ARC in the amygdala and hippocampus of female rats during formation of the intromission mnemonic of pseudopregnancy.

@article{Yang2007ExpressionOF,
  title={Expression of FOS, EGR-1, and ARC in the amygdala and hippocampus of female rats during formation of the intromission mnemonic of pseudopregnancy.},
  author={Jasmine J Yang and Joseph G Oberlander and Mary S Erskine},
  journal={Developmental neurobiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={67 7},
  pages={895-908}
}
Pseudopregnancy (PSP) in the female rat is a neuroendocrine condition that is induced by repeated and intermittent vaginocervical stimulation received during mating and involves the expression of bicircadian prolactin surges and cessation of normal estrous cyclicity for 10-12 days postmating. The temporal patterning and number of intromissions received by the female are critical for PSP initiation, and thus, short-term encoding of VCS occurs during transduction of intromissions into PSP. In… CONTINUE READING