Prolactin in liver cytosol and pheromonal emission in the rat

Theresa M. Lee*, Chung Lee, Howard Moltz

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We tested the hypothesis that the concentration of prolactin in the liver of the lactating female rat is critically related to her release of the maternal pheromone. The data supported this hypothesis and enabled us to provide an account, more complete than before, of the physiological events that lead to pheromonal emission.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)631-633
Number of pages3
JournalPhysiology and Behavior
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1982


  • Cholic acid
  • Liver cytosol
  • Maternal pheromone
  • Prolactin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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