Effects of peptides on animal and human behavior: a review of studies published in the first twenty years of the journal Peptides

Peptides. 2001 Dec;22(12):2181-255. doi: 10.1016/s0196-9781(01)00550-2.


This review catalogs effects of peptides on various aspects of animal and human behavior as published in the journal Peptides in its first twenty years. Topics covered include: activity levels, addiction behavior, ingestive behaviors, learning and memory-based behaviors, nociceptive behaviors, social and sexual behavior, and stereotyped and other behaviors. There are separate tables for these behaviors and a short introduction for each section.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Behavior / drug effects*
  • Behavior, Animal / drug effects*
  • Humans
  • Peptides / pharmacology*


  • Peptides