Minocycline, a microglial inhibitor, reduces ‘honey trap’ risk in human economic exchange

Overview of attention for article published in Scientific Reports, April 2013
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4 blogs
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459 tweeters
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88 Facebook pages
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3 Google+ users
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Title
Minocycline, a microglial inhibitor, reduces ‘honey trap’ risk in human economic exchange
Published in
Scientific Reports, April 2013
DOI 10.1038/srep01685
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Authors

Motoki Watabe, Takahiro A. Kato, Sho Tsuboi, Katsuhiko Ishikawa, Kazuhide Hashiya, Akira Monji, Hideo Utsumi, Shigenobu Kanba

Abstract

Recently, minocycline, a tetracycline antibiotic, has been reported to improve symptoms of psychiatric disorders and to facilitate sober decision-making in healthy human subjects. Here we show that minocycline also reduces the risk of the 'honey trap' during an economic exchange. Males tend to cooperate with physically attractive females without careful evaluation of their trustworthiness, resulting in betrayal by the female. In this experiment, healthy male participants made risky choices (whether or not to trust female partners, identified only by photograph, who had decided in advance to exploit the male participants). The results show that trusting behaviour in male participants significantly increased in relation to the perceived attractiveness of the female partner, but that attractiveness did not impact trusting behaviour in the minocycline group. Animal studies have shown that minocycline inhibits microglial activities. Therefore, this minocycline effect may shed new light on the unknown roles microglia play in human mental activities.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 8%
Japan 3 6%
Germany 1 2%
Portugal 1 2%
France 1 2%
Chile 1 2%
United Kingdom 1 2%
Hungary 1 2%
Netherlands 1 2%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 34 71%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 31%
Researcher 8 17%
Student > Master 7 15%
Professor 4 8%
Professor > Associate Professor 4 8%
Other 10 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 14 29%
Medicine and Dentistry 13 27%
Psychology 8 17%
Social Sciences 3 6%
Environmental Science 2 4%
Other 8 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 460. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 March 2017.
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#7,689
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Outputs from Scientific Reports
#96
of 27,714 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#120
of 115,734 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Scientific Reports
#3
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