Vasopressin and oxytocin receptor systems in the brain: Sex differences and sex-specific regulation of social behavior

@article{Dumais2016VasopressinAO,
  title={Vasopressin and oxytocin receptor systems in the brain: Sex differences and sex-specific regulation of social behavior},
  author={Kelly M Dumais and Alexa H. Veenema},
  journal={Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology},
  year={2016},
  volume={40},
  pages={1-23}
}
The neuropeptides vasopressin (VP) and oxytocin (OT) and their receptors in the brain are involved in the regulation of various social behaviors and have emerged as drug targets for the treatment of social dysfunction in several sex-biased neuropsychiatric disorders. Sex differences in the VP and OT systems may therefore be implicated in sex-specific regulation of healthy as well as impaired social behaviors. We begin this review by highlighting the sex differences, or lack of sex differences… CONTINUE READING

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