I. VASOPRESSIN AND OXYTOCIN IN EVOLUTION, SEXUAL DICHOTOMY AND STRESS
Nonapeptides and the evolutionary patterning of sociality.
Sex differences in vasopressin and oxytocin innervation of the brain.
The parvocellular vasopressinergic system and responsiveness of the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis during chronic stress.
II. GENETICS MEETS BEHAVIOR
Experimental approaches for the study of oxytocin and vasopressin gene expression in the central nervous system.
Oxytocin knockout mice: a model for studying stress-related and ingestive behaviors.
The role of the vasopressin 1b receptor in aggression and other social behaviors.
Behavioral studies using temporal and spatial inactivation of the oxytocin receptor.
New aspects of oxytocin receptor function revealed by knockout mice: sociosexual behaviour and control of energy balance.
III. REGULATION OF VASOPRESSIN AND OXYTOCIN RELEASE
Regulation of vasopressin release by co-released neurotransmitters: Mechanisms of purinergic and adrenergic synergism.
Neuron-glia interactions in the rat supraoptic nucleus.
Dynamic synapses in the hypothalamic-neurohypophyseal system.
Endogenous modulators of synaptic transmission: cannabinoid regulation in the supraoptic nucleus.
Oxytocin and appetite.
IV. NONAPEPTIDE RECEPTORS: REGULATION AND SIGNALING
Neural mechanisms underlying the milk ejection burst and reflex.
Oxytocin receptor signalling.
Neurosteroids are excitatory in supraoptic neurons but inhibitory in the peripheral nervous system: it’s all about oxytocin and progesterone receptors.
Oxytocin receptors: ligand binding, signaling and cholesterol dependence.
V. NEURONAL ACTIONS OF NONAPEPTIDES
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