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Author (up) Maninger, N.; Capitanio, J.P.; Mendoza, S.P.; Mason, W.A. doi  openurl
  Title Personality influences tetanus-specific antibody response in adult male rhesus macaques after removal from natal group and housing relocation Type Journal Article
  Year 2003 Publication American journal of primatology Abbreviated Journal Am. J. Primatol.  
  Volume 61 Issue 2 Pages 73-83  
  Keywords Analysis of Variance; Animals; Antibody Formation; Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay; Housing, Animal; Immunization, Secondary/*veterinary; Immunoglobulin G/blood; Macaca mulatta/*immunology/physiology; Male; *Personality; Social Behavior; Tetanus Toxoid/*immunology  
  Abstract Previous research has suggested that personality is related to immune function in macaques. Using a prospective design, we examined whether variation in the personality dimension “Sociability” in adult male rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) was related to the in vivo secondary antibody response to a tetanus toxoid booster immunization following removal from natal groups and relocation to individual housing. We also explored whether the timing of the immunization following relocation had an impact on the immune response. Blood was sampled at the time of booster immunization, at 14 and 28 days post-immunization, and approximately 9 months post-immunization. Plasma was assayed for tetanus-specific IgG by enzyme-linked immunoassay (ELISA). There was no difference between High- and Low-Sociable animals in antibody levels at the time of the booster immunization. Multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) revealed that High-Sociable animals had a significantly higher antibody response following relocation and immunization compared to Low-Sociable animals. There was no effect of timing of the immunization on the immune response. The results confirm that personality factors can affect animals' immune responses, and that the dimension Sociability may be influential in a male's response to social separation and relocation.  
  Address Department of Psychology, and Mind and Behavior Unit, California National Primate Research Center, University of California-Davis, Davis, California 95616, USA.  
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  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
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  ISSN 0275-2565 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes PMID:14582129 Approved no  
  Call Number Equine Behaviour @ team @ Serial 4114  
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