Social housing influences the composition of volatile compounds in the preputial glands of male rats

@article{Pohorecky2008SocialHI,
  title={Social housing influences the composition of volatile compounds in the preputial glands of male rats},
  author={Larissa A. Pohorecky and Gregory G. Blakley and Enjun Ma and Helena A. Soini and Milos V. Novotny},
  journal={Hormones and Behavior},
  year={2008},
  volume={53},
  pages={536-545}
}
In rodents the preputial glands are one of the major sources of pheromones. These volatile chemosignaling compounds are known to elicit specific behavioral and physiological effects in their conspecifics. While social stress can alter both the behavior and hormonal status of rodents, little is known about its influence on the volatile constituents of the preputial glands. We have examined the composition of volatile compounds in the preputial glands of gonadally intact male rats housed for 70… CONTINUE READING

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