Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells With Six Reprogramming Factors From Prairie Vole, Which Is an Animal Model for Social Behaviors.

@article{Katayama2016InducedPS,
  title={Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells With Six Reprogramming Factors From Prairie Vole, Which Is an Animal Model for Social Behaviors.},
  author={Masafumi Katayama and Takashi Hirayama and Kengo Horie and Tohru Kiyono and Kenichiro Donai and Satoru Takeda and Katsuhiko Nishimori and Tomokazu Fukuda},
  journal={Cell transplantation},
  year={2016},
  volume={25 5},
  pages={
          783-96
        }
}
Prairie voles show strong pair bonding with their mating partners, and they demonstrate parental behavior toward their infants, indicating that the prairie vole is a unique animal model for analysis of molecular mechanisms of social behavior. Until a recent study, the signaling pathway of oxytocin was thought to be critical for the social behavior of prairie voles, but neuron-specific functional research may be necessary to identify the molecular mechanisms of social behavior. Prairie vole… CONTINUE READING