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Research Article

Why Can’t Rodents Vomit? A Comparative Behavioral, Anatomical, and Physiological Study

  • Charles C. Horn mail,

    chorn@pitt.edu

    Affiliations: Biobehavioral Medicine in Oncology Program, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America, Center for Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Bruce A. Kimball,

    Affiliation: United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services, National Wildlife Research Center, Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Hong Wang,

    Affiliation: Department of Biostatistics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • James Kaus,

    Affiliation: Department of Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Samuel Dienel,

    Affiliation: Department of Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Allysa Nagy,

    Affiliation: Department of Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Gordon R. Gathright,

    Affiliation: United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services, National Wildlife Research Center, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States of America

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  • Bill J. Yates,

    Affiliations: Center for Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America, Department of Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Paul L. R. Andrews

    Affiliation: Division of Biomedical Sciences, St. George’s University of London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Published: April 10, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0060537

About the Authors

Charles C. Horn
Biobehavioral Medicine in Oncology Program, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Charles C. Horn, Bill J. Yates
Center for Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Bruce A. Kimball
United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services, National Wildlife Research Center, Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Hong Wang
Department of Biostatistics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
James Kaus, Samuel Dienel, Allysa Nagy, Bill J. Yates
Department of Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Gordon R. Gathright
United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services, National Wildlife Research Center, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States of America
Bill J. Yates
Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Paul L. R. Andrews
Division of Biomedical Sciences, St. George’s University of London, London, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: chorn@pitt.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CCH BAK PLRA. Performed the experiments: CCH BAK JK SD AN GRG. Analyzed the data: CCH HW JK SD AN. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CCH BAK HW BJY. Wrote the paper: CCH PLRA HW BJY.