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Oxytocin, vasopressin, and related peptides in the regulation of behavior

Author: Elena Choleris; Donald W Pfaff; Martin Kavaliers
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
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A comparative overview of the effects of neuropeptides on behavior, examining parallel findings in both humans and non-human animals.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Choleris, Elena.
Oxytocin, Vasopressin and Related Peptides in the Regulation of Behavior.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2013
(DLC) 2012039023
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elena Choleris; Donald W Pfaff; Martin Kavaliers
ISBN: 9781139017855 1139017853 9781107336155 1107336155 9781107332836 1107332834 9780521145978 052114597X
OCLC Number: 833768755
Description: 1 online resource (418 pages)
Contents: Oxytocin, vasopressin, and their interplay with gonadal steroids / Monica B. Dhakar, Erica L. Stevenson, and Heather K. Caldwell --
Oxytocin and vasopressin release and their receptor-mediated intracellular pathways that determine their behavioral effects / Inga D. Neumann and Erwin H. van den Burg --
Regulation of oxytocin and vasopressin secretion : involvement of the calcium amplification pathway through cyclic ADP-ribose and CD38 / Haruhiro Higashida, Olga Lopatina, and Amina Sarawat --
The organizational effects of oxytocin and vasopressin : behavioral implications / Bruce S. Cushing --
Social regulatory functions of vasotocin and isotocin in fish / Richmond R. Thompson & James L. Walton --
Vasotocin modulation of social behaviors in amphibians / Sunny K. Boyd --
Nonapeptide mechanisms of avian social behavior and phenotypic diversity / James L. Goodson --
Oxytocin, vasopressin, and the evolution of mating systems in mammals / Sara M. Freeman and Larry J. Young --
Oxytocin regulation of maternal behavior : from rodents to humans / Cort A. Pedersen --
Oxytocin regulation of sheep social and maternal behavior / Keith M. Kendrick --
The roles of vasopressin and oxytocin in aggression / Jerome H. Pagani, Scott R. Wersinger, and W. Scott Young, III --
Role of vasopressin in flank marking and aggression / Craig F. Ferris, Richard H. Melloni Jr., H. Elliott Albers --
The involvement of oxytocin and vasopressin in social recognition and social learning : interplay with the sex hormones / Riccardo Dore [and others] --
Oxytocin, vasopressin, sociality and pathogen avoidance / Martin Kavaliers and Elena Choleris --
Oxytocin and addiction : recent preclinical advances and future clinical potential / Ian McGregor & Michael T. Bowen --
Oxytocin and vasopressin in non-human primates / Benjamin J. Ragen and Karen L. Bales --
The involvement of oxytocin and vasopressin in fear and anxiety : animal and human studies / Yoav Litvin and Donald W. Pfaff --
Oxytocin instantiates empathy and produces prosocial behaviors / Jorge A. Barraza and Paul J. Zak --
Oxytocin and vasopressin in human sociality and social psychopathologies / Richard P. Ebstein [and others] --
Oxytocin and autism / Joshua J. Green, Bonnie Taylor, Eric Hollander.
Responsibility: edited by Elena Choleris, Donald W. Pfaff, Martin Kavaliers.


Providing a comparative overview of the effects that the neuropeptides oxytocin and vasopressin have on behavior, this book examines remarkable parallel findings in both humans and non-human animals.  Read more...


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'The clearly written and well-referenced chapters deal with molecular mechanisms, phylogenetic considerations and clinical applications, as well as effects on human behaviour, and the final chapter Read more...

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