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Research Article

Oxytocin and Vasopressin Are Dysregulated in Williams Syndrome, a Genetic Disorder Affecting Social Behavior

  • Li Dai,

    Affiliation: Center for Integrated Neuroscience and Human Behavior, and Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

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  • C. Sue Carter,

    Affiliation: Brain-Body Center, University of Illinois, Illinois, Chicago, United States of America

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  • Jian Ying,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

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  • Ursula Bellugi,

    Affiliation: Laboratory for Cognitive Neuroscience, Salk Institute, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • Hossein Pournajafi-Nazarloo,

    Affiliation: Brain-Body Center, University of Illinois, Illinois, Chicago, United States of America

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  • Julie R. Korenberg mail

    julie.korenberg@hsc.utah.edu

    Affiliation: Center for Integrated Neuroscience and Human Behavior, and Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

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  • Published: June 12, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0038513

About the Authors

Li Dai, Julie R. Korenberg
Center for Integrated Neuroscience and Human Behavior, and Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America
C. Sue Carter, Hossein Pournajafi-Nazarloo
Brain-Body Center, University of Illinois, Illinois, Chicago, United States of America
Jian Ying
Department of Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America
Ursula Bellugi
Laboratory for Cognitive Neuroscience, Salk Institute, La Jolla, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: julie.korenberg@hsc.utah.edu

Competing Interests

All authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JRK LD CSC. Performed the experiments: JRK LD HP-N. Analyzed the data: JRK LD JY CSC. Wrote the paper: JRK LD CSC UB. Recruited the cohort: JRK LD UB.