The bilateral injection of the oxytocin receptor antagonist, N-acetyl-2-O-methyl-tyrosine-oxytocin (AMTO), in the nucleus accumbens of male rats prevented oxytocin-enhanced grooming without affecting locomotor activity. This effect was dose related. Oxytocin infusions did not alter open field activity. The present study investigated whether oxytocin receptors in the nucleus accumbens are essential for the expression of grooming enhanced by the neuropeptide.
|Titolo:||The inhibition of oxytocin-induced grooming by a specific receptor antagonist|
|Autori interni:||D'AGATA, VELIA MARIA|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1991|
|Rivista:||PHYSIOLOGY & BEHAVIOR|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|