Prolactin, neurogenesis, and maternal behaviors

@article{Larsen2012ProlactinNA,
  title={Prolactin, neurogenesis, and maternal behaviors},
  author={Caroline M. Larsen and David R. Grattan},
  journal={Brain, Behavior, and Immunity},
  year={2012},
  volume={26},
  pages={201-209}
}
Elevated prolactin during pregnancy increases neurogenesis in the subventricular zone of the lateral ventricle (SVZ) of the maternal brain. Evidence from our laboratory has shown that low prolactin in early pregnancy, and the consequent suppression of neurogenesis in the SVZ in the adult brain, is associated with increased postpartum anxiety and markedly impaired maternal behavior. Daughters of low prolactin mothers also display increased anxiety and a significant delay in the onset of puberty… Expand
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