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Vol. 44, No. 4, 1986
Issue release date: 1986
Section title: Rapid Communication
Neuroendocrinology 1986;44:515–518
(DOI:10.1159/000124694)

Postpartum Increases in Brain Oxytocin Binding

Insel T.R.
Section on Comparative Studies of Brain and Behavior, Laboratory of Clinical Science, National Institute of Mental Health, Poolesville, Md., USA

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Article / Publication Details

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Abstract of Rapid Communication

Received: 8/18/1986
Accepted: 10/16/1986
Published online: 4/1/2008

Number of Print Pages: 4
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 0028-3835 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0194 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/NEN

Abstract

The binding of 3H-oxytocin in the forebrains of pregnant and postpartum rats was measured using an in vitro autoradiographic method. Binding increased selectively in the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis early in the postpartum period. This effect may be due to the physiologic changes in sex steroids late in pregnancy as the combination of ovariectomy and estrogen administration induced a similar increase in binding.


  

Author Contacts

Thomas R. Insel, MD, Section on Comparative Studies of Brain and Behavior, Laboratory of Clinical Science, National Institute of Mental Health, P.O. Box 289, Poolesville, MD 20837 (USA)

  

Article Information

Received: August 18, 1986
Accepted after revision: October 16, 1986
Published online: April 01, 2008
Number of Print Pages : 4

  

Publication Details

Neuroendocrinology (International Journal for Basic and Clinical Studies on Neuroendocrine Relationships)

Vol. 44, No. 4, Year 1986 (Cover Date: 1986)

Journal Editor: Millar R.P. (Edinburgh)
ISSN: 0028–3835 (Print), eISSN: 1423–0194 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/NEN


Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Rapid Communication

Received: 8/18/1986
Accepted: 10/16/1986
Published online: 4/1/2008

Number of Print Pages: 4
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 0028-3835 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0194 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/NEN


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