Fatherhood affects dendritic spines and vasopressin V1a receptors in the primate prefrontal cortex

@article{Kozorovitskiy2006FatherhoodAD,
  title={Fatherhood affects dendritic spines and vasopressin V1a receptors in the primate prefrontal cortex},
  author={Yevgenia Kozorovitskiy and Maria Hughes and Kim Lee and Elizabeth Gould},
  journal={Nature Neuroscience},
  year={2006},
  volume={9},
  pages={1094-1095}
}
Like human fathers, male marmosets help raise their young, yet the ways in which fatherhood influences the brain remain largely unknown. We show that first-time and experienced marmoset fathers have enhanced density of dendritic spines on pyramidal neurons in prefrontal cortex as compared to non-fathers. In parallel, the abundance of vasopressin V1a receptors and the proportion of V1a receptor–labeled dendritic spines increase. 
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