Peptides 2021 Sep 24:170659. Epub 2021 Sep 24.
Institute of Anatomy and Histology & Embryology, Neuroscience, School of Basic Medical Sciences, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, Gansu, 730000, PR China; Key Laboratory of Preclinical Study for New Drugs of Gansu Province, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, Gansu, 730000, PR China. Electronic address:
The oxytocin (OT) system, affected by life experiences, modulates neuron morphology in a sex-specific manner, leading to sex differences in social interactions. To date, few studies have focused on the OT system and social interactions of female mice. In this study, we used maternal deprivation (MD) and its possible treatment, environmental enrichment (EE), to affect social recognition in female BALB/c mice. Read More