Ovarian hormone-induced reorganization of oxytocin-labeled dendrites and synapses lateral to the hypothalamic ventromedial nucleus in female rats.

@article{Griffin2010OvarianHR,
  title={Ovarian hormone-induced reorganization of oxytocin-labeled dendrites and synapses lateral to the hypothalamic ventromedial nucleus in female rats.},
  author={Gerald D Griffin and Sarah L Ferri-Kolwicz and Beverly A. S. Reyes and Elisabeth J. Van Bockstaele and Loretta M. Flanagan-Cato},
  journal={The Journal of comparative neurology},
  year={2010},
  volume={518 22},
  pages={4531-45}
}
Central oxytocin (OT) modulates many social behaviors, including female rat sexual receptivity, quantified as the copulatory stance known as lordosis. The expression of the lordosis response is modulated by OT action in the ventromedial nucleus of the hypothalamus (VMH), as demonstrated by behavioral pharmacology experiments. However, the subcellular localization of OT in this brain region has been unclear. We tested the hypothesis that ovarian hormones reorganize OT-labeled pre- or… CONTINUE READING

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