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Neuroendocrinology of coping styles: towards understanding the biology of individual variation.
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PMID:  20382177     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Individual variation in behavior and physiology is a widespread and ecologically functional phenomenon in nature in virtually all vertebrate species. Due to domestication of laboratory animals, studies may suffer from a strong selection bias. This paper summarizes behavioral, neuroendocrine and neurobiological studies using the natural individual variation in rats and mice. Individual behavioral characteristics appear to be consistent over time and across situations. The individual variation has at least two dimensions in which the quality of the response to a challenging condition (coping style) is independent from the quantity of that response (stress reactivity). The neurobiology reveals important differences in the homeostatic control of the serotonergic neuron and the neuropeptides vasopressin and oxytocin in relation to coping style. It is argued that a careful exploitation of the broad natural and biologically functional individual variation in behavior and physiology may help in developing better animal models for understanding individual disease vulnerability.
J M Koolhaas; S F de Boer; C M Coppens; B Buwalda
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2010-04-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  Frontiers in neuroendocrinology     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1095-6808     ISO Abbreviation:  Front Neuroendocrinol     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-26     Completed Date:  2010-11-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7513292     Medline TA:  Front Neuroendocrinol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  307-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Dept. of Behavioural Physiology, University Groningen, 9750 AA Haren, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Psychological / physiology*
Models, Biological
Neurosecretory Systems / physiology*

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