References for rat aggression

The aggression pages have so many references I decided to put them on a separate web page...

Warning: Once upon a time there was a blonde master student, and this student was yours truely... After four years of theory and hearing repeatedly that double blind trials were the only trials worthwile, I met reality in the laboratory. (Double blind trials are a way to reduce the chance that the prejudiced ideas of the researcher, or those of the research objectives, affect the outcome of the trial. If, for instance, I had been researching the effect of diet and aggression in rats, ideally the observer (I) should not know which rats had what meals. Nor should the rats which ones of its fellow rats received a different fare.)
Reality was different. "Blinding is for human trials", my professoren told me. "We do not do blinded trials here." As a result I never read a research report or scientific article without considering how the expectations of the researchers may have affected the outcome. Besides I am old enough to have seen good theories come and go...

Miscellaneous: Animal conciousness (english) About learning (english) Clip-art Dictionary of rat behaviour (english)
Abstract Stress-induced eating in rats
A. S. Levine and J. E. Morley
Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 241: R72-R76, 1981;
(Rats react to stress in the form of mild pain by eating more, gnawing on items or licking.)

Methods for studying aggression in rats:
Fulltext Neuropsychopharmacology: The Fifth Generation of Progress.
Edited by Kenneth L. Davis, Dennis Charney, Joseph T. Coyle, and Charles Nemeroff. American College of Neuropsychopharmacology  2002.
Fulltext A Genetic Analysis of Aggressive Behavior in Five Inbred Strains of Rats, Selected Hybrids and Backcrosses
by David Adams with assistance from Sara Laden, Jane Witten Surgeon, Andrew Eichenfield, Walter Severini, Michael Lehman and Ann Odmark Squire

How hormones affect aggression
Fulltext doi: 10.1590/S0100-879X2000000900015
Braz J Med Biol Res, September 2000, Volume 33(9) 1083-1088
Pup age and aggressive behavior in lactating rats
M. Giovenardi, A.R. Consiglio, H.M.T. Barros and A.B. Lucion
(Prolaktin affect maternal rat aggression to intruders)
Fulltext Fast Positive Feedback Between the Adrenocortical Stress Response and a Brain Mechanism Involved in Aggressive Behavior
Menno R. Kruk, Jo´zsef Hala´sz, Wout Meelis, andJo´zsef Haller
Behavioral Neuroscience 2004, Vol. 118, No. 5, 1062–1070
(The stress hormone corticosteron increases aggression against unconcious, strange rats)
Fulltext Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research (2005) 38: 597-602
Maternal aggression in Wistar rats: effect of 5-HT2A/2C receptor agonist and antagonist microinjected into the dorsal periaqueductal gray matter and medial septum
R.M.M. de Almeida, M. Giovenardi, S.P. da Silva, V.P. de Oliveira and D.J. Stein
(serotonin affects maternal aggression against male intruder rats)
Fulltext The Journal of Neuroscience, December 15, 2000, 20(24):9320-9325
Aggressive Behavior, Increased Accumbal Dopamine, and Decreased Cortical Serotonin in Rats
Annemoon M. M. van Erp, and Klaus A. Miczek
Fulltext Progesterone receptors mediate male aggression toward infants
Johanna S. Schneider, Marielle K. Stone, Katherine E. Wynne-Edwards, Teresa H. Horton, John Lydon, Bert O'Malley, and Jon E. Levine
PNAS March 4, 2003 vol. 100 no. 5 p. 2951-2956
Progesteron affects drap infanticide by male mice
Abstract Neuroreport. 2001 May 8;12(6):1107-12.
Phenytoin inhibits isolation-induced aggression specifically in rats with low serotonin.
Keele NB.
Isolation induced aggresion is associated with serotonin
Abstract University of Edinburgh (2007) Proc Physiol Soc 6, SA10 Research Symposium
Neurohypophyseal Peptides and Maternal Aggression
S. Meddle
(Vasopressin increases maternal aggression in rats)
Abstract Serotonin metabolism and serotonergic receptors in Norway rats selected for low aggressiveness to man
Nina K. Popova , Alexander V. Kulikov, Ella M. Nikulina, Eugenia Y. Kozlachkova, Galina B. Maslova
Aggressive Behavior Volume 17, Issue 4 , Pages 207 - 213
(high activity of the serotonine producing enzyme in the brain leads to less aggression in rats)
Fulltext Brain Oxytocin Correlates with Maternal Aggression: Link to Anxiety
Oliver J. Bosch, Simone L. Meddle, Daniela I. Beiderbeck, Alison J. Douglas, and Inga D. Neumann
The Journal of Neuroscience, July 20, 2005, 25(29):6807-6815;
(Oxycoxin increases maternal aggression against intruders)
Fulltekst Centrally released oxytocin mediates mating-induced anxiolysis in male rats
Martin Waldherr and Inga D. Neumann
PNAS October 16, 2007 vol. 104 no. 42 16681-16684
(Oxytocin increases aggression in male rats after mating)
Fulltext A loss of aggressive behaviour and its reinstatement by oestrogen in mice lacking the aromatase gene (Cyp19)
K Toda, T Saibara, T Okada, S Onishi and Y Shizuta
Journal of Endocrinology (2001) 168, 217–220 (estrogen is associated with intruder aggression in mice)
Abstract Acute and chronic restraint stress alter the incidence of social conflict in male rats
Gwendolyn E. Wood, , L. Trevor Youngb, Lawrence P. Reagana and Bruce S. McEwena
Hormones and Behavior Volume 43, Issue 1, January 2003, Pages 205-213
(different effects of acute and repeat/chronic stress on aggressive behaviour)
Abstract Physiol Behav. 1987;40(6):695-701.Links
Competitive behavior in male rats: aggression and success enhanced by medial hypothalamic lesions as well as by testosterone implants.
Albert DJ, Dyson EM, Walsh ML.
(Testosterone increases the aggression against co-habitation rats when compeating for waters)
Abstract Differences in intermale aggression are accompanied by opposite vasopressin release patterns within the septum in rats bred for low and high anxiety
Authors: Beiderbeck, Daniela I.; Neumann, Inga D.; Veenema, Alexa H.
Source: European Journal of Neuroscience, Volume 26, Number 12, December 2007 , pp. 3597-3605(9)
(vasopressin and the intruder test)

Inheritability of aggresjon
Fulltext A Genetic Analysis of Aggressive Behavior in Five Inbred Strains of Rats, Selected Hybrids and Backcrosses
by David Adams with assistance from Sara Laden, Jane Witten Surgeon, Andrew Eichenfield, Walter Severini, Michael Lehman and Ann Odmark Squire
(comparison of aggression in different situations with different rat strains)
Abstract Selection for reduced aggressiveness towards man and dopaminergic activity in Norway rats
Ella M. Nikulina *, Damira F. Avgustinovich, Nina K. Popova
Aggressive Behavior, Vol. 18, Issue 1, p. 65-72
(DOI) 10.1002/1098-2337(1992)18:1<65::AID-AB2480180108>3.0.CO;2-Y
Fulltext Vasopressin V1b receptor knockout reduces aggressive behaviour in male mice
S R Wersinger, E I Ginns, A-M O'Carroll, S J Lolait, and W S Young III
Molecular Psychiatry, 2002, Volume 7, Number 9, Pages 975-984
Abstract The SHR Y-chromosome increases testosterone and aggression, but decreases serotonin as compared to the WKY Y-chromosome in the rat model.
Toot J, Dunphy G, Turner M, Ely D.
Behav Genet. 2004 Sep;34(5):515-24.
Astract Intermale aggression in rats selected for emotional reactivity and their reciprocal F1 and F2 hybrids
Yasumasa Annen, Osamu Fujita
Aggression between males in the intruder test can be a recessively monogenicly inherited trait
Fulltext Knock-In Mouse Models of Huntington's Disease
Liliana B. Menalled
Journal List NeuroRx v.2(3); Jul 2005
(Mouse model where a dominantly inherited disease causes increased aggression)

Environmantal effects on rat aggression:
Fulltext Pup age and aggressive behavior in lactating rats
M. Giovenardi, A.R. Consiglio, H.M.T. Barros and A.B. Lucion
Braz J Med Biol Res, September 2000, Volume 33(9) 1083-1088
doi: 10.1590/S0100-879X2000000900015
Abstract Effect of mother on the development of aggressive behavior in rats
Dr. V. Flandera , V. Nováková
Developmental Psychobiology
Volume 8, Issue 1 , Pages 49 - 54
Abstract Effect of intrauterine position on sex differences in the gabaergic system and behavior of rats
R. Hernández-Tristán, , M.L. Leret and D. Almeida
Abstract Relationships between intrauterine position and sexual differetiation of rat brain structure
Pei Minjuan, Matsuda Ken-ichi, and Kawata Mitsuhiro Acta histochemica et cytochemica
Vol.35, No.1(20020000) p. 62
Japan Society of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry (JSHC) ISSN:00445991
Abstract Target-biting behavior of individually and group-housed mice and rats
David R. Nabert, Regina K. Tolbert, Michael H. Hochman, Carla M. Jardim, David B. Fox, George C. Wagner
Aggressive Behaviour, Vol. 9 Issue 4, p.315-318
DOI: 10.1002/1098-2337(1983)9:4<315::AID-AB2480090406>3.0.CO;2-T
Abstract The Effects of Intrusion on the Behaviour of Caged Laboratory Rats (Rattus Norvegicus): Consequences for Welfare
Barclay, R.
Animal Welfare, Volume 10, Number 4, November 2001 , pp. 421-436(16)
Abstract Seoul virus infection increases aggressive behaviour in male Norway rats
Sabra L. Klein , M. Christine Zink, and Gregory E. Glass
Animal Behaviour Volume 67, Issue 3, March 2004, Pages 421-429
News extract Brain Chemicals Involved In Aggression Identified: May Lead To New Treatments
ScienceDaily (Nov. 7, 2007)
Abstract Effects of early life stress on adult male aggression and hypothalamic vasopressin and serotonin
Authors: Veenema, Alexa H.; Blume, Annegret; Niederle, Daniela; Buwalda, Bauke; Neumann, Inga D.
Source: European Journal of Neuroscience, Volume 24, Number 6, September 2006 , pp. 1711-1720(10)

Matmor original 2007-01-19, translated 2008-11-08