Vasopressin and serotonin interactions in the control of agonistic behavior

  title={Vasopressin and serotonin interactions in the control of agonistic behavior},
  author={Craig F. Ferris and Yvon Delville},

Vasopressin/Serotonin Interactions in the Anterior Hypothalamus Control Aggressive Behavior in Golden Hamsters

The present studies examine the neuroanatomical and neurochemical interaction between AVP and 5-HT at the level of the anterior hypothalamus (AH) in the control of offensive aggression in Syrian golden hamsters to suggest that5-HT inhibits fighting, in part, by antagonizing the aggression-promoting action of the AVP system.

Sex Differences in the Regulation of Offensive Aggression and Dominance by Arginine-Vasopressin

Interestingly, while AVP and 5-HT influence the expression of aggression in opposite ways in males and females, there are no sex differences in the effects of A VP and5-HT on theexpression of social communication.

Neurochemical Mediation of Affiliation and Aggression Associated With Pair-Bonding

Aggression and anxiety in adolescent AAS-treated hamsters: A role for 5HT3 receptors

Differences in intermale aggression are accompanied by opposite vasopressin release patterns within the septum in rats bred for low and high anxiety

Monitoring of local in vivo AVP release within the mediolateral septum of adult male Wistar rats bred for low (LAB) or high (HAB) anxiety‐related behaviour during exposure to the resident‐intruder test concluded that locally released AVP does not seem to be directly involved in the regulation of aggression, but rather modulates non‐aggressive social and anxiety-related behaviours.

Arginine–vasotocin influence on aggressive behavior and dominance in rainbow trout

Central vasopressin and oxytocin release: regulation of complex social behaviours.




Intraspecific aggression in male hamsters is inhibited by intrahypothalamic vasopressin-receptor antagonist

The results confirm the earlier work showing that AVP-receptor antagonist reduces intraspecific aggression and suggest that hamsters microinjected into the anterior hypothalamus with an AVP, receptor antagonist also elicit less aggression from conspecifics.

Medial amygdala and aggressive behavior: Interaction between testosterone and vasopressin

The absolute level of offense after arginine-vasopressin (AVP) treatment declined with time after castration indicating that the behavioral consequences of AVP in the Ame are at least partially independent of testosterone.

Long Term Effect of Vasopressin on the Maintenance of a Conditioned Avoidance Response in Rats

  • D. Wied
  • Biology, Psychology
  • 1971
The fact that rats treated with pitressin retain the avoidance response for a considerable time after treatment suggests that this preparation contains peptides which interfere with long term memory storage, but that peptides with a configuration like that of ACTH participate in short term memory processes3.

Vasopressin injected into the hypothalamus triggers a stereotypic behavior in golden hamsters.

Microinjection of arginine vasopressin into the medial preoptic area of the hypothalamus of male and female golden hamsters triggered a complex, stereotypic behavior--flank marking--a type of scent