Physiological and behavioral adaptation to relocation stress in differentially reared rhesus monkeys: hair cortisol as a biomarker for anxiety-related responses.

@article{Dettmer2012PhysiologicalAB,
  title={Physiological and behavioral adaptation to relocation stress in differentially reared rhesus monkeys: hair cortisol as a biomarker for anxiety-related responses.},
  author={Amanda M Dettmer and Melinda A. Novak and Stephen J. Suomi and Jerrold S. Meyer},
  journal={Psychoneuroendocrinology},
  year={2012},
  volume={37 2},
  pages={191-9}
}
Increased hair cortisol concentrations have been associated with stress exposure in both human and nonhuman primates, and hair cortisol is now gaining attention as a biomarker for stress-related health problems. The present study examined the behavioral and physiological reactions of rhesus monkey (Macaca mulatta) infants reared in three different rearing environments to the major stressor of relocation. Infant monkeys (n=61) were studied from birth through 2 years of age. For the first 8… CONTINUE READING