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Central vasopressin receptors and affiliation  

This research focuses on understanding the molecular basis for the species differences in vasopressin receptor (V1aR) gene expression in prairie voles. In particular, the role that DNA polymorphisms play in regulating gene expression and social behavior will be explored by creating different mouse models. This study will have important implications for understanding the mechanisms underlying social cognition disruptions in psychiatric disorders such as autism. Project Status


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $32,902.00
Project Number 5P51RR000165-49
Principal Investigator Young, Larry
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 4: Which Treatments And Interventions Will Help? (Interventions)
Strategic Plan Objective Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 4SB. Standardize and validate at least 20 model systems (e.g., cellular and/or animal) that replicate features of ASD and will allow identification of specific molecular targets or neural circuits amenable to existing or new interventions by 2012. IACC Recommended Budget: $75,000,000 over 5 years.
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution Emory University
State/Country Georgia
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History/Related Projects Central vasopressin receptors and affiliation | $32,896.00 | 2010 | 5P51RR000165-50
Central vasopressin receptors and affiliation - 5833 | $21,379.00 | 2008 | P51RR000165-48
Central vasopressin receptors and affiliation - 5853 | $21,379.00 | 2008 | P51RR000165-48