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Effects of mating on behavioral, neuroendocrine and neuronal responses to stressful stimuli in male and female Wistar rats: involvement of brain oxytocin

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Waldherr, Martin (2009) Effects of mating on behavioral, neuroendocrine and neuronal responses to stressful stimuli in male and female Wistar rats: involvement of brain oxytocin. PhD, Universität Regensburg

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Abstract (English)

The present thesis provides evidence that sexual activity and mating can positively affect the response to subsequent anxiogenic and stressful stimuli in male Wistar rats. These effects of mating could be verified in rats selectively bred for extremes in anxiety-related behavior, namely the HAB and LAB breeding lines. Further, we could show that mating stimulates the brain OT system, as elevated ...

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Translation of the abstract (German)

Sex ist eine der wichtigsten Interaktionen zwischen weiblichen und männlichen Tieren einer Art. Im Vordergrund steht dabei der Zweck der Reproduktion. Es gibt aber noch andere positive Auswirkungen auf den Organismus, zum Beispiel eine erhöhte Widerstandsfähigkeit gegenüber belastenden Umwelteinflüssen. Diese Eigenschaften sexueller Aktivität stehen aber erst am Anfang ihrer Erforschung. Lange ...

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Item Type:Thesis of the University of Regensburg (PhD)
Date:12 November 2009
Referee:Inga (Prof. Dr.) Neumann
Date of exam:20 April 2009
Institutions:Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie > Tierphysiologie/Neurobiologie (Prof. Dr. Inga Neumann)
Keywords:Corticoliberin , Hormon , Nagetiere , Ratte , Oxytocin , Kopulation , Angst , Angstbewältigung , Sexualverhalten , Stressreaktion , Neurobiologie , Endokrinologie , Neuroendocrinology , oxytocin , mating , behavior
Subjects:500 Science > 590 Zoological sciences
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Owner: Universitätsbibliothek Regensburg
Deposited On:18 Jan 2010 13:45
Last Modified:13 Mar 2014 12:35
Item ID:12279
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