The role of neuroinflammation in the release of aversive odor cues from footshock-stressed rats: Implications for the neural mechanism of alarm pheromone

@article{Arakawa2011TheRO,
  title={The role of neuroinflammation in the release of aversive odor cues from footshock-stressed rats: Implications for the neural mechanism of alarm pheromone},
  author={Hiroyuki Arakawa and Keiko Arakawa and Peter Blandino and Terrence Deak},
  journal={Psychoneuroendocrinology},
  year={2011},
  volume={36},
  pages={557-568}
}
Stressed animals have been known to release aversive chemosignals toward which conspecifics show avoidance-like responses. The present studies assessed whether inflammatory cytokine responses provoked by footshock stress modulate odor signals released from male rats. Male rats were exposed to 30min of intermittent footshock (60 shocks, 1.0mA, 100ms each, variable ITI of 30s) or remained in their home cages as non-stressed controls. Real time RT-PCR analysis of brain tissues indicated that… Expand
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