Social stress effects on territorial marking and ultrasonic vocalizations in mice.

@article{Lumley1999SocialSE,
  title={Social stress effects on territorial marking and ultrasonic vocalizations in mice.},
  author={Lucille A. Lumley and Marianna Sipos and Richelle C Charles and Raquel F. Charles and James L. Meyerhoff},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  year={1999},
  volume={67 5},
  pages={769-75}
}
Acute social defeat (SD) leads to transient and persistent physiological and behavioral changes. We examined the effects of acute SD on territorial urine marking and ultrasonic courtship vocalizations in DBA/2 male mice. Both behaviors are considered androgen dependent and are influenced by social status, with dominant mice displaying more of both behaviors. In Experiment 1, male mice that received SD displayed prolonged inhibition of territorial urine marking, relative to nondefeated control… CONTINUE READING

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