Vasopressin and oxytocin excite distinct neuronal populations in the central amygdala

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serval:BIB_344D7F8018B5
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Vasopressin and oxytocin excite distinct neuronal populations in the central amygdala
Journal
Science
Author(s)
Huber Daniel, Veinante Pierre, Stoop Ron
ISSN
0036-8075
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2005
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
308
Number
5719
Pages
245-248
Language
english
Notes
SAPHIRID:67366
Abstract
Vasopressin and oxytocin strongly modulate autonomic fear responses, through mechanisms that are still unclear. We describe how these neuropeptides excite distinct neuronal populations in the central amygdala, which provides the major output of the amygdaloid complex to the autonomic nervous system. We identified these two neuronal populations as part of an inhibitory network, through which vasopressin and oxytocin modulate the integration of excitatory information from the basolateral amygdala and cerebral cortex in opposite manners. Through this network, the expression and endogenous activation of vasopressin and oxytocin receptors may regulate the autonomic expression of fear.
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