Increased grooming behavior in mice lacking vitamin D receptors

@article{Kalueff2004IncreasedGB,
  title={Increased grooming behavior in mice lacking vitamin D receptors},
  author={Allan V Kalueff and Y. -R. Lou and Ilkka Laaksi and Pentti Tuohimaa},
  journal={Physiology & Behavior},
  year={2004},
  volume={82},
  pages={405-409}
}
Vitamin D is a neuroactive secosteroid with several important functions in the nervous system. Many human and animal findings link alterations in the vitamin D system to various neurological and behavioral disorders. Since grooming is an important element of animal behavior, here we studied whether genetic ablation of vitamin D receptors (VDR) in mice may be associated with altered grooming behaviors. Overall, VDR knockout (VDRko) mice presented longer duration and higher frequency of grooming… CONTINUE READING
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