Toxoplasma gondii infection lower anxiety as measured in the plus-maze and social interaction tests in rats A behavioral analysis

@article{Gonzalez2007Toxoplasma,
  title={
 Toxoplasma gondii infection lower anxiety as measured in the plus-maze and social interaction tests in rats A behavioral analysis},
  author={Luis E. Gonzalez and Belen Rojnik and Franklin Urrea and Hayd{\'e}e Urdaneta and Pierina Petrosino and Cesare Colasante and Silvano Pino and Luis Hern{\'a}ndez},
  journal={Behavioural Brain Research},
  year={2007},
  volume={177},
  pages={70-79}
}
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Impaired social behaviour and molecular mediators of associated neural circuits during chronic Toxoplasma gondii infection in female mice
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