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#1Katja Rudolph (DPZ: German Primate Center)
#2Claudia Fichtel (DPZ: German Primate Center)H-Index: 23
Last. Peter M. Kappeler (DPZ: German Primate Center)H-Index: 60
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Glucocorticoids have wide-ranging effects on animals' behaviour, but many of these effects remain poorly understood because numerous confounding factors have often been neglected in previous studies. Here, we present data from a 2-year study of 7 groups of wild Verreaux's sifakas (Propithecus verreauxi), in which we examined concentrations of faecal glucocorticoid metabolites (fGCMs, n=2350 samples) simultaneously in relation to ambient temperatures, food intake, rank, reproduction, adult sex ra...
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#1Matthias Nemeth (University of Vienna)H-Index: 4
#2Bernard Wallner (University of Vienna)H-Index: 12
Last. Eva Millesi (University of Vienna)H-Index: 13
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Abstract Dietary intake of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) or saturated fatty acids (SFAs) differently modulates neurophysiological and behavioral functions in response to altered hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA)-axis activity and an individual's development. In this context, an individual's social environment, including social interactions and social hierarchies, is closely related to hormone concentrations and possibly interacts with dietary fatty acid effects. We investigated if dieta...
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#1Patrick Bach (Heidelberg University)H-Index: 9
#2Anne Koopmann (Heidelberg University)H-Index: 11
Last. Falk Kiefer (Heidelberg University)H-Index: 43
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The neuroprotective effects of leptin and its role in addictive disorders has been highlighted by several recent studies. However, its potential effects on morphological alterations in alcohol dependence are yet to be investigated. Associations between leptin and the longitudinal courses of gray matter volume (GMV) and cortical thickness (CT) were investigated in N=62 alcohol-dependent patients that underwent structural magnetic resonance imaging after a mean abstinence of 12 (baseline) and 27da...
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#1Jesper Vestlund (University of Gothenburg)H-Index: 1
#2Elisabet Jerlhag (University of Gothenburg)H-Index: 26
Abstract Besides reducing food intake and controlling energy balance, glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) suppresses the reinforcing properties of palatable foods and addictive drugs. This reduction in reward involves activation of GLP-1 receptors (GLP-1R) within areas processing natural and artificial rewards, including the laterodorsal tegmental area (LDTg), ventral tegmental area (VTA) and nucleus accumbens (NAc) shell. These areas are part of a neurocircuitry mediating reward from addictive drug...
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#1Stephanie M. Campos (GSU: Georgia State University)H-Index: 3
Last. Walter Wilczynski (GSU: Georgia State University)H-Index: 40
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: In reptiles, arginine vasotocin (AVT) impacts the performance of and response to visual social signals, but whether AVT also operates within the chemosensory system as arginine vasopressin (AVP) does in mammals is unknown, despite social odors being potent modifiers of competitive and appetitive behavior in reptiles. Here, we ask whether elevated levels of exogenous AVT impact rates of chemical display behavior (e.g. tongue flicks) in adult males, and whether conspecific males or females can c...
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#1Lauren Stammers (University of Melbourne)
#2Lisa Wong (University of Melbourne)
Last. Priya Sumithran (University of Melbourne)H-Index: 8
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Stress is a commonly reported precipitant of overeating. Understanding the relationship between stress and food intake is important, particularly in view of the increasing prevalence of obesity. The purpose of this review is to examine how stress-related eating has been defined and measured in the literature to date. There are no established diagnostic criteria or gold standards for quantification of stress-related eating. Questionnaires relying on the accuracy of self-report are the mainstay of...
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#1Joely G. DeSimone (UM: University of Montana)
#2Mariamar Gutierrez Ramirez (UMass: University of Massachusetts Amherst)H-Index: 1
Last. Alexander R. Gerson (UMass: University of Massachusetts Amherst)H-Index: 16
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: Migratory flight is energetically challenging, requiring alternating phases of fuel catabolism and fuel accumulation, accompanied by dramatic changes in body composition and behavior. Baseline corticosterone (CORT; the primary glucocorticoid in birds) is thought to underlie transitions between fuel catabolism during flight, fuel deposition during stopover, and the initiation of migratory flight. However, studies of CORT on stopover physiology and behavior remain disparate efforts, lacking the ...
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#1Robert de Bruijn (College of Science and Technology)
#2Jessica Wright-Lichter (Tufts University)H-Index: 2
Last. Patricia C. Lopes (College of Science and Technology)H-Index: 14
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Abstract Glucocorticoids (GCs) are thought to impact reproductive success, and ultimately fitness. In this study we focus specifically on the relationship between GCs and parental care. Captive bred Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica) do not show spontaneous parental care behavior, however this behavior can be induced through a sensitization procedure. We investigated how the GC status of Japanese quail relates to parental care in animals of both sexes exposed or not to a chick sensitization trea...
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#1Ana S. Félix (IGC: Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência)
#1Ana S. Félix (IGC: Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência)H-Index: 2
Last. Rui Filipe Oliveira (IGC: Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência)H-Index: 45
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The Challenge Hypothesis (Wingfield et al. Am. Nat. 136, 829-846) aims to explain the complex relationship between androgens and social interactions. Despite its well acceptance in the behavioral endocrinology literature, several studies have failed to found an androgen response to staged social interactions. Possible reasons for these inconsistencies are the use of single sampling points that may miss the response peak, and the occurrence of inter-individual variability in the androgen response...
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#1Kristóf László (PTE: University of Pécs)H-Index: 11
#2László Péczely (PTE: University of Pécs)H-Index: 7
Last. Beáta Berta (PTE: University of Pécs)H-Index: 3
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Abstract Neuropeptide oxytocin (OT) is involved in the regulation of social and non-social behaviour. The central nucleus of amygdala (CeA), part of the limbic system, plays an important role in learning, memory, anxiety and reinforcing mechanisms. CeA has been shown to be rich in OT receptors in rodents. Our previous findings indicated that OT in the rat CeA has a dose dependent rewarding and anxiolytic effect. The aim of our present study was to examine in the CeA the possible interaction of O...
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