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W Scott Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Section on Neural Gene Expression NIMH, NIH, Bethesda, MD, Bethesda, MD, United States 
oxytocin, vasopressin, behavior
"W Scott Young"

Dr. Young received his B.A., M.D., and Ph.D from The Johns Hopkins University. The latter degree, obtained under the guidance of Michael Kuhar, described the development of in vitro receptor autoradiography and the first applications of the technique to the localization of neurotranmsitter receptors in human and other animal brains. Dr. Young then completed an internship in internal medicine at the University of Maryland and a residency in neurology at the University of Virginia. He joined the NIMH in 1984 where he has studied the paraventricular and supraoptic nuclei in the hypothalamus. Dr. Young's laboratory is currently using and creating knock-out and transgenic mice to study the roles of vasopressin and oxytocin in the brain.

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Saul Roseman research assistant 1971-1972 Johns Hopkins (Chemistry Tree)
Julius Axelrod research assistant 1975 NIMH
 (Summer student)
Michael J. Kuhar grad student 1977-1980 Johns Hopkins
Michael Brownstein post-doc 1984-1990 NIMH, NIH, Bethesda, MD
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Smith AS, Korgan AC, Young WS. (2019) Oxytocin delivered nasally or intraperitoneally reaches the brain and plasma of normal and oxytocin knockout mice. Pharmacological Research. 104324
Cilz NI, Cymerblit-Sabba A, Young WS. (2018) Oxytocin and Vasopressin in the Rodent Hippocampus. Genes, Brain, and Behavior. e12535
Young WS, Song J, Mezey É. (2018) Hybridization Histochemistry of Neural Transcripts. Current Protocols in Neuroscience. 82: 1.3.1-1.3.27
Mayer B, Németh K, Krepuska M, et al. (2017) Vasopressin stimulates the proliferation and differentiation of red blood cell precursors and improves recovery from anemia. Science Translational Medicine. 9
Young WS, Song J, Mezey É. (2016) Hybridization Histochemistry of Neural Transcripts. Current Protocols in Neuroscience / Editorial Board, Jacqueline N. Crawley ... [Et Al.]. 75: 1.3.1-1.3.27
Smith AS, Williams Avram SK, Cymerblit-Sabba A, et al. (2016) Targeted activation of the hippocampal CA2 area strongly enhances social memory. Molecular Psychiatry
Pagani JH, Williams Avram SK, Cui Z, et al. (2015) Raphe serotonin neuron-specific oxytocin receptor knockout reduces aggression without affecting anxiety-like behavior in male mice only. Genes, Brain, and Behavior. 14: 167-76
Pagani JH, Zhao M, Cui Z, et al. (2015) Role of the vasopressin 1b receptor in rodent aggressive behavior and synaptic plasticity in hippocampal area CA2. Molecular Psychiatry. 20: 490-9
Young WS. (2013) Shedding heat on oxytocin. Endocrinology. 154: 3961-2
Choi JW, Kang SM, Lee Y, et al. (2013) MicroRNA profiling in the mouse hypothalamus reveals oxytocin-regulating microRNA. Journal of Neurochemistry. 126: 331-7
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