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Behavioral Neuroendocrinology of Female Aggression  

Natalia Duque-Wilckens and Brian C. Trainor

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Feb 2017
Aggressive behavior plays an essential role in survival and reproduction across animal species—it has been observed in insects, fish, reptiles, and mammals including humans. Even though ... More

Central Mechanisms Regulating Coordinated Cardiovascular and Respiratory Function  

Roger Dampney

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Feb 2017
In response to changes in metabolic demand, the cardiovascular and respiratory systems are regulated in a highly coordinated fashion, such that both ventilation and cardiac output increase ... More

Hypothalamic Control of Female Reproduction  

Brian P. Kenealy and Ei Terasawa

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May 2017
Female reproduction is an interplay between the hypothalamus, pituitary, and ovaries. While the gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) neuron in the hypothalamus regulates gonadal function ... More

Neuroimmunology: Behavioral Effects  

Gretchen N. Neigh, Mandakh Bekhbat, and Sydney A. Rowson

Bidirectional interactions between the immune system and central nervous system have been acknowledged for centuries. Over the past 100 years, pioneering studies in both animal models and ... More

Prolactin: Regulation and Actions  

Robert S. Bridges

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Jan 2018
Prolactin (PRL) is a protein hormone with a molecular weight of approximately 23 KD, although variants in size exist. It binds to receptor dimers on the cytoplasmic surface of its target ... More

Sex-Specific Regulation of Peripheral and Central Immune Responses  

Sabra L. Klein and Jaclyn M. Schwarz

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Jun 2018
Sex is a biological variable that affects immune responses to both self and foreign antigens (e.g., microbial infections) in the central nervous system (CNS) as well as in peripheral ... More

Sexual Behavior in Females from a Neuroendocrine Perspective  

Donald Pfaff

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Jul 2016
Understanding of the brain mechanisms regulating reproductive behaviors in female laboratory animals has been aided greatly by our knowledge of estrogen receptors in the brain. ... More

Sexual Behavior in Males From a Neuroendocrine Perspective  

Jacques Balthazart and Gregory F. Ball

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Feb 2018
It is well established that testosterone from testicular origin plays a critical role in the activation of male sexual behavior in most, if not all, vertebrate species. These effects take ... More

Steroids and Plasticity  

Alyssa L. Pedersen and Colin J. Saldanha

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Apr 2017
Given the profound influence of steroids on the organization and activation of the vertebrate central nervous system (CNS), it is perhaps not surprising that these molecules are involved ... More

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