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TitleFunctional circuit architecture underlying parental behaviour
AuthorJohannes Kohl, Benedicte M. Babayan, Nimrod D. Rubinstein, Anita E. Autry, Brenda Marin-Rodriguez, Vikrant Kapoor, Kazunari Miyamishi, Larry S. Zweifel, Liqun Luo, Naoshige Uchida & Catherine Dulac
Affiliation(s)Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Center for Brain Science, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
PublishedNature volume 556, pages 326–331 (2018) https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-018-0027-0
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AbstractParenting is essential for the survival and wellbeing of mammalian offspring. However, we lack a circuit-level understanding of how distinct components of this behaviour are coordinated. Here we investigate how galanin-expressing neurons in the medial preoptic area (MPOAGal) of the hypothalamus coordinate motor, motivational, hormonal and social aspects of parenting in mice. ...

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