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Author Choleris, Elena

Title Oxytocin, vasopressin and related peptides in the regulation of behavior
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013
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Contents Preface; Comparative approaches to oxytocin, vasopressin, and vertebrate behavior; Evolutionary foundations and the roles of oxytocin/vasopressin-related neuropetides in invertebrates; Contributors; PART I Oxytocin and vasopressin systems; 1 Oxytocin, vasopressin, and their interplay with gonadal steroids; 1.1 Overview; 1.2 Oxytocin and vasopressin; 1.2.1 Oxytocin and vasopressin gene and protein structures; 1.2.2 Distribution of oxytocin and vasopressin neurons and fibers; Oxytocin; Vasopressin; 1.3 Oxytocin and vasopressin receptors
1.3.1 Oxytocin receptor structure and distribution1.3.2 Vasopressin receptor structure and distribution; 1.4 The gonadal steroids; 1.4.1 Possible interactions among oxytocin, vasopressin, and gonadal steroids; 1.5 Gonadal steroid regulation of oxytocin and vasopressin; 1.5.1 Oxytocin; Sexual dimorphisms; 1.5.2 Vasopressin; Sexual dimorphisms; 1.6 Gonadal steroid regulation of oxytocin and vasopressin receptors; 1.6.1 The oxytocin receptor; Sexual dimorphisms; 1.6.2 Vasopressin receptors; Sexual dimorphisms; 1.7 Conclusion; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations
2.2.5 Central AVP release during intermale aggression2.3 Anxiolytic effect of centrally released OT; 2.4 Neuronal responses underlying OT and AVP central effects; 2.4.1 Oxytocin and vasopressin receptor distribution; 2.4.2 General signaling properties of OTR and AVPR; 2.4.3 OTR-mediated intracellular signaling in somatic cells; 2.4.4 OTR-mediated intracellular signaling in the brain; 2.4.5 Involvement of OTR-activated neuronal signaling in cognition and anxiety; 2.4.6 AVPR-mediated intracellular signaling in somatic cells; 2.4.7 AVPR-mediated intracellular signaling in the brain
2.5 Conclusions and perspectivesAcknowledgment; REFERENCES; 3 Regulation of oxytocin and vasopressin secretion; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Involvement of cyclic ADP-ribose; 3.2.1 Effects of oxytocin on the activity of membrane-bound form of ADP-ribosyl cyclase and cyclic ADP-ribose levels; 3.2.2 Inhibition of oxytocin-induced activation of the ADP-ribosyl cyclase; 3.2.3 Effect of oxytocin on [Ca2+i increases in isolated nerve endings; 3.2.4 Effect of oxytocin on promoting oxytocin release from isolated nerve endings; 3.2.5 Oxytocin release by extracellular application of cyclic ADP-ribose
Summary A comparative overview of the effects of neuropeptides on behavior, examining parallel findings in both humans and non-human animals
Notes 3.2.6 Involvement of TRPM2 channels in oxytocin release
Bibliography REFERENCES2 Oxytocin and vasopressin release and their receptor-mediated intracellular pathways that determine their behavioral effects; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Social stimuli triggering intracerebral release of OT and AVP; 2.2.1 Central OT release during reproductive functions: Context to stress regulation; 2.2.2 Central AVP release during reproductive functions; 2.2.3 Central OT release during social stressors in females: Social defeat of virgins or maternal defense of lactating dams; 2.2.4 Central OT and AVP release during social stressors in males
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Subject Animal 2017 Bildband
Behavior -- drug effects
Oxytocin -- pharmacology
Behavior Control -- methods
Behavior, Animal -- drug effects
Mental Disorders -- drug therapy
Vasopressins -- pharmacology
Drugs -- Side effects
Oligopeptides -- Psychotropic effects
Form Electronic book
Author Kavaliers, Martin
Pfaff, Donald W
ISBN 1107332834
1107336155 (electronic bk.)
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9781107336155 (electronic bk.)
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