Testosterone inhibits facilitating effects of parenting experience on parental behavior and the oxytocin neural system in mice

@article{Okabe2013TestosteroneIF,
  title={Testosterone inhibits facilitating effects of parenting experience on parental behavior and the oxytocin neural system in mice},
  author={Shota Okabe and Kanako Kitano and M. Nagasawa and K. Mogi and T. Kikusui},
  journal={Physiology & Behavior},
  year={2013},
  volume={118},
  pages={159-164}
}
  • Shota Okabe, Kanako Kitano, +2 authors T. Kikusui
  • Published 2013
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Physiology & Behavior
  • Parental behavior in mammals is facilitated by sensory experiences from infant, and by endocrine hormones. However, the interactions between these factors in the parental behavior of nonreproductive adults are not understood. We examined the interactive effects of gonadal hormones and the experience of repeated pup exposure on parental behavior in sexually naive mice. We also compared oxytocin (OT) expression levels in the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus to behavioral outcomes… CONTINUE READING
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