Testosterone facilitates aggression by modulating vasopressin receptors in the hypothalamus

  title={Testosterone facilitates aggression by modulating vasopressin receptors in the hypothalamus},
  author={Y. Delville and K. Mansour and C. Ferris},
  journal={Physiology & Behavior},
  • Y. Delville, K. Mansour, C. Ferris
  • Published 1996
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Physiology & Behavior
  • In many species, testosterone treatment facilitates offensive aggression tested in resident-intruder models. As the mechanisms of action of testosterone remain unclear, we hypothesized that testosterone interacts with neurotransmitter systems involved in the regulation of offensive aggression. We tested this hypothesis with the vasopressinergic system in golden hamsters in three separate experiments. First, we compared the density of V1 vasopressin (VAP) receptor binding between castrated… CONTINUE READING
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