Prolactin levels during the periparturitional period in the biparental cotton-top tamarin (Saguinus oedipus): interactions with gender, androgen levels, and parenting.

@article{Ziegler2000ProlactinLD,
  title={Prolactin levels during the periparturitional period in the biparental cotton-top tamarin (Saguinus oedipus): interactions with gender, androgen levels, and parenting.},
  author={Toni E Ziegler and Frederick H Wegner and Anne A. Carlson and Cristina Lazaro-Perea and Charles T. Snowdon},
  journal={Hormones and behavior},
  year={2000},
  volume={38 2},
  pages={111-22}
}
Unlike biparental bird and rodent species, mating and parenting occur simultaneously in cotton-top tamarins, Saguinus oedipus, providing a unique model for examining endocrine interactions. This study was designed to determine the relationship of prolactin to testicular androgens during parenting and mating. Specifically we examined (1) the patterns of postpartum prolactin excretion in male and female tamarins with and without infant survival; (2) the relationship between androgen and prolactin… CONTINUE READING