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Faculty in the Center for Translational Social Neuroscience publish on a wide range of topics related to Social Neuroscience. Links to CTSN-related publications are provided below: 

Investigation of an F-18 oxytocin receptor selective ligand via PET imaging. Smith AL, Freeman SM, Voll RJ, Young LJ, Goodman MM. Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 2013 Oct 1;23(19):5415-20. Epub  2013 Jul 30.  PMID: 23978650

When too much of a good thing is bad: chronic oxytocin, development, and social impairments. Young LJ. Biol Psychiatry. 2013 Aug 1;74(3):160-1. PMID:23845581

Testicular volume is inversely correlated with nurturing-related brain activity in human fathers. Mascaro JS, Hackett PD, Rilling JK. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Sep 24;110(39):15746-51. Epub 2013 Sep 9. PMID: 24019499

Intranasal oxytocin selectively attenuates rhesus monkeys' attention to negative facial expressions. Parr LA, Modi M, Siebert E, Young LJ. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2013 Sep;38(9):1748-56. Epub  2013 Mar 13. PMCID:PMC3743934

Neuroanatomical distribution of μ-opioid receptor mRNA and binding in monogamous prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster) and non-monogamous meadow voles (Microtus pennsylvanicus). Inoue K, Burkett JP, Young LJ. Neuroscience. 2013 Aug 6;244:122-33. PMID: 23537838 [PubMed - in process]

The behavioral, anatomical and pharmacological parallels between social attachment, love and addiction. Burkett JP, Young LJ. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2012 Nov;224(1):1-26. Epub  2012 Aug 11. PMCID:PMC3469771

Identification of variables contributing to superovulation efficiency for production of transgenic prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster). Keebaugh AC, Modi ME, Barrett CE, Jin C, Young LJ. Reprod Biol Endocrinol. 2012 Jul 27;10:54. PMCID:PMC3488334

Synthesis and evaluation of C-11, F-18 and I-125 small molecule radioligands for detecting oxytocin receptors. Smith AL, Freeman SM, Stehouwer JS, Inoue K, Voll RJ, Young LJ, Goodman MM. Bioorg Med Chem. 2012 Apr 15;20(8):2721-38. Epub  2012 Feb 25. PMCID:PMC3701955

BAC-based sequencing of behaviorally-relevant genes in the prairie vole. McGraw LA, Davis JK, Thomas PJ; NISC Comparative Sequencing Program, Young LJ, Thomas JW. PLoS One. 2012;7(1):e29345. Epub  2012 Jan 6. PMCID:PMC3253076

The oxytocin system in drug discovery for autism: animal models and novel therapeutic strategies. Modi ME, Young LJ. Horm Behav. 2012 Mar;61(3):340-50. Epub  2011 Dec 20. PMCID:PMC3483080
A genetic linkage map and comparative mapping of the prairie vole (Microtus ochrogaster) genome. McGraw LA, Davis JK, Young LJ, Thomas JW. BMC Genet. 2011 Jul 7;12:60. PMCID:PMC3143096
Activation of μ-opioid receptors in the dorsal striatum is necessary for adult social attachment in monogamous prairie voles. Burkett JP, Spiegel LL, Inoue K, Murphy AZ, Young LJ. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2011 Oct;36(11):2200-10. Epub  2011 Jul 6. PMCID:PMC3176565
D-cycloserine facilitates socially reinforced learning in an animal model relevant to autism spectrum disorders. Modi ME, Young LJ. Biol Psychiatry. 2011 Aug 1;70(3):298-304. Epub  2011 Apr 8. PMCID:PMC3164818
Neuroanatomical evidence for reciprocal regulation of the corticotrophin-releasing factor and oxytocin systems in the hypothalamus and the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis of the rat: Implications for balancing stress and affect. Dabrowska J, Hazra R, Ahern TH, Guo JD, McDonald AJ, Mascagni F, Muller JF, Young LJ, Rainnie DG. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2011 Oct;36(9):1312-26. Epub  2011 Apr 9. PMCID:PMC3142325