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Title Brain aromatase, estrogens, and behavior / edited by Jacques Balthazart and Gregory F. Ball
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2013]


Description 1 online resource (xxii, 530 pages) : illustrations
Series Oxford series in behavioral neuroendocrinology
Oxford series in behavioral neuroendocrinology.
Contents Part I. Historical origins and conceptual basis of the field. The aromatization hypothesis and the discovery of estrogen synthesis by brain cells / Frederick Naftolin -- Part II. Aromatase, its brain distribution, and regulation. Brain aromatase in fishes : historical perspective and comparative approaches / Gloria V. Callard [and others] ; The distribution and regulation of aromatase in the mammalian brain: from mice to monkeys / Charles E. Roselli ; Multiple forms of aromatase in suiforms: tissue distribution, regulation and functional significance / Alan Conley [and others] ; Regional distribution of aromatase in the human brain / Anat Biegon [and others] ; Neuroanatomical distribution of aromatase in birds : cellular and subcellular analyses / Colin J. Saldanha [and others] ; Expression, regulation and potential functions of aromatase in radial glial cells of the fish brain / Elisabeth Pellegrini [and others] ; Molecular mechanisms controlling brain aromatase expression / Nobuhiro Harada and Shin-ichiro Honda -- Part III. Behavioral (genomic) effects of locally produced estrogen in the brain. The aromatization hypothesis 1970-1990 / Lynwood G. Clemens ; Aromatase and behavior : concepts gained from studies of aromatase in the avian brain / Barney Schlinger and Jacques Balthazart ; Brain aromatase and territorial aggression across the seasons in male song sparrows / Sarah A. Heimovics, H. Bobby Fokidis, and Kiran K. Soma ; Testosterone metabolism in reptiles / Rachel E. Cohen and Juli Wade ; Aromatase, low temperature dormancy and reproduction in the red-sided garter snake / Randolph W. Krohmer ; Differential actions of estrogens in the male and female brain : a case for sex-specific medicines / Glenda E. Gillies
Part IV. Aromatase and sexual differentiation. A historical and personal perspective on the aromatization revolution : Steinach confirmed / Per Södersten ; Aromatase and sexual differentiation of the rodent brain : the old, the new and the unexpected / Margaret M. McCarthy, Christopher L. Wright, and Anne T.M. Konkle ; Aromatase and sexual differentiation : lessons from the aromatase and alpha-fetoprotein knockout mice / Julie Bakker ; Aromatase, estrogens and differentiation of sexual behavior and partner preference in birds / Elizabeth Adkins-Regan -- Part V. Aromatase and brain protection or repair. Brain aromatase and neuroprotection in mammals / Iñigo Azcoitia, Maria Angeles Arevalo, and Luis Miguel Garcia-Segura ; Inducible aromatase in astroglia : protection and recovery from neural perturbation in birds / Kelli A. Duncan and Colin J. Saldanha -- Part VI. Rapid changes in aromatase activity and rapid effects of estrogens. Photoperiodic regulation of estrogen-dependent aggression / Sarah A. Laredo and Brian C. Trainor ; Cellular mechanisms controlling rapid changes in brain aromatase activity / Thierry D. Charlier [and others] -- Rapid modulation of aromatase activity by social and environmental stimuli in quail / Charlotte A. Cornil [and others] ; Modulation of central auditory processing by a brain-generated estrogen : rapid effects on neural coding, discrimination and behavior / Liisa A. Tremere and Raphael Pinaud ; Acute synthesis and action of estrogens in communication circuits / Luke Remage-Healey ; Rapid effects of estradiol on behavioral and physiological responses related to reproduction in male goldfish / Richmond R. Thompson and Lisa A. Mangiamele ; Concluding statements and current challenges / Jacques Balthazart and Gregory F. Ball
Summary "Aromatase--or estrogen, as it is commonly known--is present in the brain and has been the subject of much recent research, not only with regard to menopause and the dwindling supply of estrogen and its impact on cognition, but the role estrogen in aging and plasticity in the brain. This book provides a review of what is known about aromatase and its distribution and regulation in the brain, and its many effects on behavior. The volume covers research on mammals (from rats to monkeys), as well as work done on birds, reptiles and amphibians, and fishes. Topics range from behavioral effects (genomic) of locally produced estrogen in the brain; aromatase and sexual differentiation; rapid changes in brain aromatase as a result of environmental effects; aromatase and brain repair; the rapid effects of estrogens on behavior; rapid effect of estrogen on sensory (auditory) processing; and a concluding statement on current challenges to research"--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from electronic title page (Oxford Scholarship Online, viewed February 21, 2018)
Subject Estrogen.
Estrogen -- Physiological effect
Estrogens -- biosynthesis
Physiology, Comparative -- methods
Aromatase -- physiology
Brain Chemistry -- physiology
Behavior, Animal -- physiology
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General.
MEDICAL -- Clinical Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Evidence-Based Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Internal Medicine.
Estrogen -- Physiological effect
Human Anatomy & Physiology.
Health & Biological Sciences.
Animal Biochemistry.
Form Electronic book
Author Balthazart, J. (Jacques), 1949- editor.
Ball, Gregory F. (Gregory Francis), editor.
ISBN 0199979839