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Social Dominance

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  • This gene is normally expressed in a manner consistent with a locus function, and, more importantly, its structure and expression are affected by a number of representative alleles in the agouti dominance hierarchy [1].
  • Bbs2-null mice have neurosensory deficits, a defect in social dominance, and retinopathy associated with mislocalization of rhodopsin [2].
  • Socially dominant animals had (as in previous studies) significantly exacerbated CAA, but only in the untreated segment; the effect of social dominance on CAA was abolished by long-term administration of propranolol [3].
  • CONCLUSIONS: The results are consistent with the hypothesis that testosterone relates to social dominance, with the assumption that behaviors associated with dominance differ according to social context [4].
  • Social dominance as a confounding factor in studies of primate aggression and serotonin [5].

Chemical compound and disease context of Social Dominance


Biological context of Social Dominance

  • RESULTS: The pattern of characteristics reflecting pressured social dominance was found to be positively related to mortality (RR = 1.6, 95% CI = 1.1-2.4, p < .02); this relation held after controlling for diastolic blood pressure, total cholesterol, and smoking status at study entry, and also after controlling for hostility [11].

Anatomical context of Social Dominance


Gene context of Social Dominance


  1. Molecular characterization of the mouse agouti locus. Bultman, S.J., Michaud, E.J., Woychik, R.P. Cell (1992) [Pubmed]
  2. Bbs2-null mice have neurosensory deficits, a defect in social dominance, and retinopathy associated with mislocalization of rhodopsin. Nishimura, D.Y., Fath, M., Mullins, R.F., Searby, C., Andrews, M., Davis, R., Andorf, J.L., Mykytyn, K., Swiderski, R.E., Yang, B., Carmi, R., Stone, E.M., Sheffield, V.C. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. (2004) [Pubmed]
  3. Inhibition of coronary atherosclerosis by propranolol in behaviorally predisposed monkeys fed an atherogenic diet. Kaplan, J.R., Manuck, S.B., Adams, M.R., Weingand, K.W., Clarkson, T.B. Circulation (1987) [Pubmed]
  4. Testosterone, antisocial behavior, and social dominance in boys: pubertal development and biosocial interaction. Rowe, R., Maughan, B., Worthman, C.M., Costello, E.J., Angold, A. Biol. Psychiatry (2004) [Pubmed]
  5. Social dominance as a confounding factor in studies of primate aggression and serotonin. Conacher, G.N. Biol. Psychiatry (1997) [Pubmed]
  6. Stability of interindividual differences in serotonin function and its relationship to severe aggression and competent social behavior in rhesus macaque females. Higley, J.D., King, S.T., Hasert, M.F., Champoux, M., Suomi, S.J., Linnoila, M. Neuropsychopharmacology (1996) [Pubmed]
  7. Relationship between dominance hierarchy, cerebrospinal fluid levels of amine transmitter metabolites (5-hydroxyindole acetic acid and homovanillic acid) and plasma cortisol in monkeys. Yodyingyuad, U., de la Riva, C., Abbott, D.H., Herbert, J., Keverne, E.B. Neuroscience (1985) [Pubmed]
  8. Linear social dominance hierarchy and corticosterone responses in male mallards and pintails. Poisbleau, M., Fritz, H., Guillon, N., Chastel, O. Hormones and behavior. (2005) [Pubmed]
  9. Are subordinates always stressed? A comparative analysis of rank differences in cortisol levels among primates. Abbott, D.H., Keverne, E.B., Bercovitch, F.B., Shively, C.A., Mendoza, S.P., Saltzman, W., Snowdon, C.T., Ziegler, T.E., Banjevic, M., Garland, T., Sapolsky, R.M. Hormones and behavior. (2003) [Pubmed]
  10. Androgens and the role of female "hyperaggressiveness" in spotted hyenas (Crocuta crocuta). Goymann, W., East, M.L., Hofer, H. Hormones and behavior. (2001) [Pubmed]
  11. Social dominance and 22-year all-cause mortality in men. Houston, B.K., Babyak, M.A., Chesney, M.A., Black, G., Ragland, D.R. Psychosomatic medicine. (1997) [Pubmed]
  12. Short-term effects of fights for social dominance and the establishment of dominant-subordinate relationships on brain monoamines and cortisol in rainbow trout. Overli, O., Harris, C.A., Winberg, S. Brain Behav. Evol. (1999) [Pubmed]
  13. Brain mediation of Anolis social dominance displays. II. Differential forebrain serotonin turnover, and effects of specific 5-HT receptor agonists. Baxter, L.R., Clark, E.C., Ackermann, R.F., Lacan, G., Melega, W.P. Brain Behav. Evol. (2001) [Pubmed]
  14. Vasopressin modulates male squirrel monkeys' behavior during social separation. Winslow, J., Insel, T.R. Eur. J. Pharmacol. (1991) [Pubmed]
  15. Effects of amphetamine on NK-related cytotoxicity in rats differing in locomotor reactivity and social position. Wrona, D., Sukiennik, L., Jurkowski, M.K., Jurkowlaniec, E., Glac, W., Tokarski, J. Brain Behav. Immun. (2005) [Pubmed]
  16. PET imaging of striatal dopamine D2 receptors in nonhuman primates: increases in availability produced by chronic raclopride treatment. Czoty, P.W., Gage, H.D., Nader, M.A. Synapse (2005) [Pubmed]
  17. Systolic blood pressure during the formation of a social dominance hierarchy in C57BL/6j mice. Turney, T.H., Hunt, E.F., Money, V.M. Physiol. Behav. (1983) [Pubmed]
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