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Rockville MD, 20853



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Publications from the lab: 

Winslow, J., Shapiro, L.E., Carter, C.S., and Insel, T.R.  (1993). Oxytocin and complex social behavior: species comparisons. Psychopharmacology Bulletin, 29(3):409-14.

 Insel, T.R., Winslow, J., Shapiro, L.E., and Carter, C.S. (1993). The role of neurohypophyseal peptides in the central mediation of complex social processes: evidence from comparative studies. Regulatory Peptides, 45(1-2): 127-31.

 Insel, T.R., and Shapiro, L.E. (1992). Oxytocin receptor distribution reflects social organization in monogamous and polygamous voles. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 89:5981-85.

 Shapiro, L.E., and Insel, T.R. (1992). Neurotransmitter receptor distribution and social organization in monogamous and polygamous species. Annals of the New York Academy of Science. 652:448-51.

Insel, T.R., and Shapiro, L.E., (1992). Oxytocin receptors and maternal behavior. Annals of the New York Academy of Science. 652:122-141.

Insel, T.R., Gerhard, R.E., and Shapiro, L.E (1991). The comparative distribution of forebrain receptors for neurohypophyseal peptides in monogamous and polygamous mice. Neuroscience, 43:623-30.

Shapiro, L.E., Leonard, C.M., Sessions, C., Dewsbury, D.A., and Insel, T.R. (1991). Comparative neuroanatomy of the sexually dimorphic hypothalamus in monogamous and polygamous voles. Brain Research, 541:232-240.

Shapiro, L.E., and Insel, T.R. (1990). Infant’s response to separation reflects adult differences in affiliative behavior. Developmental Psychobiology, 23:375-93.

Shapiro, L.E., and Insel, T.R. (1989). The ontogeny of oxytocin receptors in rat forebrain: a quantitative study. Synapse, 4:259-66.

Shapiro, L.E., Meyer, M., and Dewsbury, D.A. (1989). Affiliative behavior in voles: effects of morphine, naloxone, and cross-fostering. Physiology and Behavior, 46:719-23.