Behavioral Neuroendocrinology by Barry R. Komisaruk, Gabriela González-Mariscal

By Barry R. Komisaruk, Gabriela González-Mariscal

Inspired by means of Carlos Beyer’s 50 years of pioneering examine and impact on his scholars and co-workers, Behavioral Neuroendocrinology builds upon Beyer’s primary discoveries and ideas in addition to their common implications. It offers unique examine and reports on mechanisms ― genomic and non-genomic ― of steroid and protein hormone motion; the function of steroid metabolism, specifically aromatization, protein phosphorylation, and neurotransmitter motion in mediating reproductive habit and sexual differentiation; and mind and spinal twine mechanisms in sexual habit and analgesia.

This e-book offers a wealthy range of issues ― lactation, maternal habit, pheromone motion, chronobiology, allodynia, angiogenesis, prostate body structure, sexual motivation, and particular mind platforms, together with vomeronasal method, cerebellum, preoptic quarter, hypothalamus, and spinal twine. This ebook brings jointly, in a single resource, a global "family" of researchers whose paintings has advanced in varied yet comparable methods from a seminal set of discoveries and ideas in behavioral neuroendocrinology.

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Their observation concerning the stimulatory action of small electrolytic lesions in the medial preoptic area was replicated in a more detailed study some time ago (Paredes and Ågmo 1992). The importance of the preoptic area was largely overlooked during the decade following the Hillarp et al. (1954) study. The reports from André Soulairac’s laboratory in Paris (Soulairac and Soulairac 1956a, 1956b) were essentially ignored, probably because they were published in French and in journals little read outside of France.

1976. Changes in multiunit activity and EEG induced by the administration of natural progestins to flaxedilimmovilized cats. Brain Res 114:71–81. , P. Södersten, and C. Beyer. 1973. Sexual behavior in male rats treated with estrogen in combination with dihydrotestosterone. Horm Behav 4:289–99. Lisk, R. D. 1962. Diencephalic placement of estradiol and sexual receptivity in the female rat. Am J Physiol 203:493–6. Lund, T. , L. R. Hinds, and R. J. Handa. 2006. The androgen 5alpha-dihydrotestosterone and its metabolite 5alpha-androstan-3beta, 17beta-diol inhibit the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal response to stress by acting through estrogen receptor beta-expressing neurons in the hypothalamus.

5 Other Functions of the Preoptic Area ............................................................. 6 Conclusion ...................................................................................................... 41 References ................................................................................................................ 1 THE RABBIT AS SUBJECT IN STUDIES OF SEXUAL BEHAVIOR The overwhelming majority of experimental studies of sexual behavior and its neuroendocrine control have been performed in rodents, the most popular species being the rat, hamster, and guinea pig.

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