Method for collecting mouse milk without exogenous oxytocin stimulation.
Clermont-Ferrand, France. In Biotechniques, Dec 2015
Oxytocin injection of the dam is usually used to stimulate milk ejection; however, exogenous oxytocin might have deleterious effects under some experimental conditions by modifying milk content as well as the physiology and behavior of the dam.
On the role of oxytocin in borderline personality disorder.
Bochum, Germany. In Br J Clin Psychol, Dec 2015
Recent research has focused on the role of oxytocin (OT) in BPD, particularly regarding associations of OT activity with symptoms, genetic polymorphisms of the oxytocin receptor coding gene (OXTR) in BPD, and experimental modification of interpersonal core problems of patients with BPD such as hypervigilance towards threat detection, mistrust, and non-verbal behaviour during social interaction by intranasal application of OT.