Functional, anatomical, and neurochemical differentiation of medial preoptic area subregions in relation to maternal behavior in the mouse.

@article{Tsuneoka2013FunctionalAA,
  title={Functional, anatomical, and neurochemical differentiation of medial preoptic area subregions in relation to maternal behavior in the mouse.},
  author={Yousuke Tsuneoka and Teppo Maruyama and Sachine Yoshida and Katsuhiko Nishimori and Tadafumi Kato and Michael Numan and Kumi O. Kuroda},
  journal={The Journal of comparative neurology},
  year={2013},
  volume={521 7},
  pages={1633-63}
}
In rodents, previous findings indicate critical involvement of the medial preoptic area (MPOA) in the neural control of maternal behavior. However, the specification of the particular MPOA subregions involved in maternal behavior and the identification of the neurochemical phenotype(s) of the essential neurons demands additional study. Therefore, we investigated the chemical neuroanatomy of the essential MPOA subregion for maternal behavior in C57BL/6J female mice. Using the oxytocinergic… CONTINUE READING