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Zh Vyssh Nerv Deiat Im I P Pavlova. 1991 Jul-Aug;41(4):734-40.

[The role of dopamine receptors in controlling mouse aggressivity: the genotype dependence].

[Article in Russian]

Abstract

Significant genotypic differences in shock-induced aggression were found in mice of eight inbred strains. Aggression was evaluated in test with the action of low electric current through the cage floor. Low aggressive strains C3H/He, DD, BALB/c, AKR and highly aggressive strains CBA, DBA/2. CC57Br were singled out by the number of aggressive attacks. Selective stimulation of dopamine D2 receptors by bromocriptine considerably increased the shock-induced aggressiveness in mice of low-aggressive strains. Blockade of D2-receptors by the injection of antagonist sulpiride decreased or prevented the manifestation of aggression in highly-aggressive mice. At the same time selective agonist of dopamine (D1) receptors SKF 38393 and administration of selective antagonist of D1-receptors SCH 23390 did not influence significantly shock-induced aggression. Thus, shock-induced aggression, depends on the animal genotype and activation of D2-receptors.

PMID:
1684075
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