Species differences in the vasopressin-immunoreactive pathways in the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis and medial amygdaloid nucleus in prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster) and meadow voles (Microtus pennsylvanicus).


:Vasopressin-immunoreactive (AVP-ir) cells in the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BST) and medial amygdaloid nucleus (MA) and their AVP-ir projections to the lateral septum were studied in monogamous prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster) and promiscuous meadow voles (M. pennsylvanicus). A sexually dimorphic AVP-ir pathway was found in both species; males had more AVP-ir cells in the BST and MA, as well as denser AVP-ir fibers in the lateral septum, than did females. A significant species difference was also found. Overall, meadow voles had more AVP-ir cells in the BST and MA than did prairie voles. Male prairie voles, however, had a higher density of AVP-ir fibers in the lateral septum than male meadow voles. The species difference in the sexually dimorphic AVP-ir projections in the BST and MA is implicated in the rodents' different life strategy and behavior.


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  • Does intranasal application of zinc sulfate produce anosmia in the rat?

    abstract::Transport of wheat germ agglutinin-horseradish peroxidase (WGA-HRP) from olfactory sensory neurons to the olfactory bulb as well as odor detection and discrimination were examined in rats in which each nasal epithelium had been irrigated with 0.1-0.5 ml 5% zinc sulfate. After treatment, rats showed few or no deficits ...

    journal_title:Behavioral neuroscience

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Slotnick B,Glover P,Bodyak N

    更新日期:2000-08-01 00:00:00

  • Impaired learning of a color reversal task after NMDA receptor blockade in the pigeon (Columba livia) associative forebrain (neostriatum caudolaterale).

    abstract::The neostriatum caudolaterale (NCL) in the pigeon (Columba livia) forebrain is a multisensory associative area and a functional equivalent to the mammalian prefrontal cortex (PFC). To investigate the role of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors in the NCL for learning flexibility, the authors trained pigeons in a col...

    journal_title:Behavioral neuroscience

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Lissek S,Diekamp B,Güntürkün O

    更新日期:2002-08-01 00:00:00

  • Bright light suppresses hyperactivity induced by excitotoxic dorsal hippocampus lesions in the rat.

    abstract::The hippocampus has been implicated in anxiety, novelty detection, spatial- contextual processing, and hyperactivity. Accordingly, the authors contrasted the role of the dorsal hippocampus (DH) and the basolateral amygdala complex (BLA) in an open field task that presents the onset and termination of a bright light gr...

    journal_title:Behavioral neuroscience

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Godsil BP,Stefanacci L,Fanselow MS

    更新日期:2005-10-01 00:00:00

  • A small amount of wheel running facilitates eating in nondeprived rats.

    abstract::A high level of dopaminergic activation such as that produced by a high dose of amphetamine suppresses eating, whereas a low level such as that produced by a low dose can have the opposite effect. Like a high dose of amphetamine, a high level of wheel running also suppresses eating. It was hypothesized that this suppr...

    journal_title:Behavioral neuroscience

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Lett BT,Grant VL,Gaborko LL

    更新日期:1996-12-01 00:00:00

  • Differential effects of neurokinin-1 receptor activation in subregions of the periaqueductal gray matter on conditional and unconditional fear behaviors in rats.

    abstract::Central neurokinin-1 (NK-1) receptors are thought to modulate aversion, whereas the periaqueductal gray matter (PAG) is a common pathway for the integration of fear behaviors. The authors determined whether injection of an NK-1 agonist (GR73632) into subregions of the PAG would alter fear-related behaviors. Behavioral...

    journal_title:Behavioral neuroscience

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Mongeau R,De Oca BM,Fanselow MS,Marsden CA

    更新日期:1998-10-01 00:00:00

  • Double dissociation of fornix and caudate nucleus lesions on acquisition of two water maze tasks: further evidence for multiple memory systems.

    abstract::The present study examined the effect of lesions of the caudate nucleus or fimbria-fornix on the acquisition of two water maze tasks. In both tasks, two rubber balls with different visual patterns were used as platforms (i.e., cues). The "correct" cue was attached to a submerged rectangular platform and could be mount...

    journal_title:Behavioral neuroscience

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Packard MG,McGaugh JL

    更新日期:1992-06-01 00:00:00

  • Dietary self-selection in intact, ovariectomized, and estradiol-treated female rats.

    abstract::The effects of estrogenic stimulation on diet selection were examined in intact, estrous cycling rats, ovariectomized (OVX) rats, and OVX rats given estradiol benzoate (EB) hormone replacement therapy. In Experiment 1, OVX was associated with the nearly exclusive choice of the more calorically dense diet of a pair of ...

    journal_title:Behavioral neuroscience

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Bartness TJ,Waldbillig RJ

    更新日期:1984-02-01 00:00:00

  • Ibotenic acid-induced lesions of the medial zona incerta decrease lordosis behavior in the female rat.

    abstract::To examine the role of the medial zona incerta (mZI) in female sexual behavior, ovariectomized estrogen- and progesterone-treated female rats were tested for sexual receptivity after bilateral injections of the selective neurotoxin ibotenic acid (3 micrograms/0.3 microliter) directly into the mZI. These injections pro...

    journal_title:Behavioral neuroscience

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Dornan WA,Peterson M,Matuszewich L,Malen P

    更新日期:1991-02-01 00:00:00

  • Adult rats stressed as neonates show exaggerated behavioral responses to both pharmacological and environmental challenges.

    abstract::Adult rats that were isolated from the mother and nest for 1 hr per day from Postnatal Day 2 to 9 were studied. Controls consisted of handled littermates as well as separate litters that were never handled. As adults, animals were given either a pharmacological challenge (1.0 or 2.0 mg/kg amphetamine) or an environmen...

    journal_title:Behavioral neuroscience

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kehoe P,Shoemaker WJ,Triano L,Callahan M,Rappolt G

    更新日期:1998-02-01 00:00:00

  • Morris water maze learning in two rat strains increases the expression of the polysialylated form of the neural cell adhesion molecule in the dentate gyrus but has no effect on hippocampal neurogenesis.

    abstract::In the current study, the authors investigated whether Morris water maze learning induces alterations in hippocampal neurogenesis or neural cell adhesion molecule (NCAM) polysialylation in the dentate gyrus. Two frequently used rat strains, Wistar and Sprague-Dawley, were trained in the spatial or the nonspatial versi...

    journal_title:Behavioral neuroscience

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Van der Borght K,Wallinga AE,Luiten PG,Eggen BJ,Van der Zee EA

    更新日期:2005-08-01 00:00:00

  • Persistence of visual cortex dendritic alterations induced by postweaning exposure to a "superenriched" environment in rats.

    abstract::To assess the relative permanence of dendritic alterations induced by postweaning housing conditions, dendritic field parameters in the occipital cortex were compared among rats that had spent 30 days, beginning at 23-25 days of age, in a "superenriched" environment, rats that had the same treatment followed by 30 day...

    journal_title:Behavioral neuroscience

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Camel JE,Withers GS,Greenough WT

    更新日期:1986-12-01 00:00:00

  • Satiety-responsive neurons in the medial orbitofrontal cortex of the macaque.

    abstract::Feeding-related gustatory, olfactory, and visual activation of the orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) decreases following satiety. Previous neurophysiological studies have concentrated on the caudolateral OFC (clOFC). We describe satiety-induced modulation of 23 gustatory, 5 water, and 15 control neurons in the medial OFC (mO...

    journal_title:Behavioral neuroscience

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Pritchard TC,Nedderman EN,Edwards EM,Petticoffer AC,Schwartz GJ,Scott TR

    更新日期:2008-02-01 00:00:00

  • Abdominal vagotomy alters the structure of the ingestive behavior of rats ingesting liquid diets.

    abstract::A microstructural analysis of the licking behavior of the rat was used to investigate the effects of total abdominal vagotomy on ingestive behavior. Vagotomy decreased the meal size of milk and 3 concentrations of sucrose. The decrease was due to an increase in the decline in the rate of licking during the meal, sugge...

    journal_title:Behavioral neuroscience

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Davis JD,Smith GP,Kung TM

    更新日期:1994-08-01 00:00:00

  • Differential sensitivity to the wake-promoting actions of norepinephrine within the medial preoptic area and the substantia innominata.

    abstract::Mapping studies were conducted to delineate the site(s) of action for the arousal-enhancing actions of norepinephrine (NE) within the basal forebrain region encompassing the medial preoptic area (MPOA) and the substantia innominata (SI). Varying doses of NE, the beta-agonist, isoproterenol, or the alpha1-agonist, phen...

    journal_title:Behavioral neuroscience

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Berridge CW,O'Neill J

    更新日期:2001-02-01 00:00:00

  • Medial dorsal thalamic lesions impair blocking and latent inhibition of the conditioned eyeblink response in rats.

    abstract::The effects of lesions of the medial dorsal thalamic nucleus (MD) on blocking and latent inhibition (LI) of the rat eyeblink response were examined in the present study. Previous work has demonstrated that the cingulate cortex and related thalamic areas are involved in processing conditioning stimuli throughout traini...

    journal_title:Behavioral neuroscience

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Nicholson DA,Freeman JH Jr

    更新日期:2002-04-01 00:00:00

  • Mediodorsal thalamic lesions and Pavlovian conditioning of heart rate and eyeblink responses in the rabbit.

    abstract::Rabbits received ibotenic acid lesions of the mediodorsal nucleus of the thalamus (MD) or sham lesions. These animals were compared on 4 sessions of Pavlovian eyeblink and heart rate conditioning, in which a tone was the conditioned stimulus and a paraorbital electrical shock was the unconditioned stimulus. Lesions of...

    journal_title:Behavioral neuroscience

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Buchanan SL,Thompson RH

    更新日期:1990-12-01 00:00:00

  • Repetitive mild concussion in subjects with a vulnerable cholinergic system: Lasting cholinergic-attentional impairments in CHT+/- mice.

    abstract::Previous research emphasized the impact of traumatic brain injury on cholinergic systems and associated cognitive functions. Here we addressed the converse question: Because of the available evidence indicating cognitive and neuronal vulnerabilities in humans expressing low-capacity cholinergic systems or with declini...

    journal_title:Behavioral neuroscience

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Koshy Cherian A,Tronson NC,Parikh V,Kucinski A,Blakely RD,Sarter M

    更新日期:2019-08-01 00:00:00

  • Tactile stimulation during development attenuates amphetamine sensitization and structurally reorganizes prefrontal cortex and striatum in a sex-dependent manner.

    abstract::This study investigated the effect of postnatal tactile stimulation (TS) on juvenile behavior, adult amphetamine (AMPH) sensitization, and the interaction of TS and AMPH on prefrontal cortical (PFC) thickness and striatum size. Pups received TS by stroking daily with a feather duster from birth till weaning and were t...

    journal_title:Behavioral neuroscience

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Muhammad A,Hossain S,Pellis SM,Kolb B

    更新日期:2011-04-01 00:00:00

  • Perinatal stress effects on later anxiety and hormone secretion in male mandarin voles.

    abstract::The estradiol (E2), estrogen receptor-α (ERα), testosterone (T), and androgen receptor (AR) can contribute to anxiety, but whether they are associated with the reversion of prenatal adverse outcomes remains unclear. Here, we tested the interactive effects of prenatal maternal restraint stress and early postnatal short...

    journal_title:Behavioral neuroscience

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: He FQ,Fang G,Wang B,Guo XJ,Guo CL

    更新日期:2015-12-01 00:00:00

  • Sustained attention in the mouse: a study of the relationship with the cerebellum.

    abstract::To explore the role of the cerebellum in sustained attention, the authors tested lurcher, wildtype, and lurcher chimeric mice with zero, normal, and variable numbers of Purkinje cells, respectively, in a previously validated task of sustained attention. Results indicate that lurcher mice had a deficit in performance l...

    journal_title:Behavioral neuroscience

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Martin LA,Goldowitz D,Mittleman G

    更新日期:2006-04-01 00:00:00

  • Effects of local anesthesia on persistence of peripherally induced postural asymmetries in rats.

    abstract::Hindlimb flexion induced by direct stimulation of the hindlimb has been observed subsequent to spinal section if an appropriate time interval was allowed to elapse between onset of flexion and spinal cord section. The present series of experiments was conducted to test the possibility that asymmetry persistence is a p...

    journal_title:Behavioral neuroscience

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Steinmetz JE,Beggs AL,Lupica CR,Patterson MM

    更新日期:1983-12-01 00:00:00

  • Are individual differences in fatigue vulnerability related to baseline differences in cortical activation?

    abstract::Recent evidence suggests that underlying patterns of cortical activation may partially account for individual differences in susceptibility to the effects of sleep deprivation. Here, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) was used to examine the activation of military pilots whose sleep-deprivation vulnerability...

    journal_title:Behavioral neuroscience

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Caldwell JA,Mu Q,Smith JK,Mishory A,Caldwell JL,Peters G,Brown DL,George MS

    更新日期:2005-06-01 00:00:00

  • Configurational and nonconfigurational interactions between odorants in binary mixtures.

    abstract::Studies on odor mixture perception suggest that although odor components can often be identified in mixtures, mixtures can also give rise to novel perceptual qualities that are not present in the components. Using an olfactory habituation task, the authors evaluated how the perceptual similarity between components in ...

    journal_title:Behavioral neuroscience

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Wiltrout C,Dogra S,Linster C

    更新日期:2003-04-01 00:00:00

  • Lesions of basolateral and central amygdala differentiate conditioned cue preference learning with and without unreinforced preexposure.

    abstract::In the separated arms conditioned cue preference (CCP) task rats are trained by confining them in one arm of an eight-arm radial maze with food and in another arm on the opposite side of the maze with no food on alternate days. After two such trials, rats prefer the food-paired arm when allowed to move freely between ...

    journal_title:Behavioral neuroscience

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Naeem M,White NM

    更新日期:2011-02-01 00:00:00

  • Selective serotonin receptor stimulation of the medial nucleus accumbens causes differential effects on food intake and locomotion.

    abstract::Substantial evidence suggests that pharmacological manipulations of neural serotonin pathways influence ingestive behaviors. Despite the known role of the nucleus accumbens in directing appetitive and consummatory behavior, there has been little examination of the influences that serotonin receptors may play in modula...

    journal_title:Behavioral neuroscience

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Pratt WE,Blackstone K,Connolly ME,Skelly MJ

    更新日期:2009-10-01 00:00:00

  • Modulation of memory consolidation for olfactory learning by reversible inactivation of the basolateral amygdala.

    abstract::The role of the basolateral amygdala (BLA) in the consolidation of an association between an olfactory stimulus and footshock was investigated with a reversible lesion technique of post-training intra-BLA infusions of tetrodotoxin. Rats receiving tetrodotoxin infusions following paired odor-shock presentations spent m...

    journal_title:Behavioral neuroscience

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kilpatrick L,Cahill L

    更新日期:2003-02-01 00:00:00

  • The ontogeny of human learning in delay, long-delay, and trace eyeblink conditioning.

    abstract::The ontogeny of associative learning in delay (750-ms conditional stimulus [CS], 650-ms interstimulus interval [ISI]), long-delay (1,350-ms CS, 1,250-ms ISI), and trace (750-ms CS, 500-ms trace interval, 1,250-ms ISI) eyeblink conditioning was examined in 5-month-old human infants and adults. Infants and adults showed...

    journal_title:Behavioral neuroscience

    pub_type: 临床试验,杂志文章


    authors: Herbert JS,Eckerman CO,Stanton ME

    更新日期:2003-12-01 00:00:00

  • Memory of rats with amygdala lesions induced 30 days after footshock-motivated escape training reflects degree of original training.

    abstract::This experiment was conducted to determine whether the amount of preoperative training influences the effects, on retention, of amygdala lesions induced 30 days after escape training. Rats received 1 or 10 footshock-motivated escape training trials; 30 days later, sham or neurotoxic amygdala lesions were induced. Resu...

    journal_title:Behavioral neuroscience

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Parent MB,West M,McGaugh JL

    更新日期:1994-12-01 00:00:00

  • Corticotropin-releasing factor antagonist attenuates defensive-withdrawal behavior elicited by odors of stressed conspecifics.

    abstract::This study examined the hypothesis that defensive responsiveness induced by threatening stimuli of biological origin is mediated by the action of endogenous corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF). Rats were exposed for 15 min to a large open field containing a small chamber. Twenty-four hours later, rats received intrac...

    journal_title:Behavioral neuroscience

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Takahashi LK,Kalin NH,Baker EW

    更新日期:1990-04-01 00:00:00

  • The relative effects of transection of the gustatory branches of the seventh and ninth cranial nerves on NaCl taste detection in rats.

    abstract::Chorda tympani nerve (CT) transection in rats severely impairs NaCl taste detection. These rats can detect higher concentrations of NaCl, however, suggesting that remaining oral nerves maintain some salt sensibility. Rats were tested in a gustometer with a 2-response operant taste-detection task before and after sham ...

    journal_title:Behavioral neuroscience

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Blonde GD,Garcea M,Spector AC

    更新日期:2006-06-01 00:00:00