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106. The Role of Oxytocin Neurons in the Bed Nucleus of the Stria Terminalis in Mediating Social Withdrawal

      An evolutionarily conserved group of oxytocin (OT) cell bodies in the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BNST) was recently found to be affected by social defeat stress in females but not males. Here we conducted experiments to test the hypothesis that hyperactivity of OT neurons in BNST contributes to social withdrawal in females.
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