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Brain Aromatase, Estrogens, and Behavior$
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Jacques Balthazart and Gregory Ball

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199841196

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841196.001.0001

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Expression, Regulation, and Potential Functions of Aromatase in Radial Glial Cells of the Fish Brain

Expression, Regulation, and Potential Functions of Aromatase in Radial Glial Cells of the Fish Brain

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(p.115) Chapter 7 Expression, Regulation, and Potential Functions of Aromatase in Radial Glial Cells of the Fish Brain
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Brain Aromatase, Estrogens, and Behavior
Author(s):

Elisabeth Pellegrini

Colette Vaillant

Nicolas Diotel

Pascal Benquet

François Brion

Olivier Kah

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841196.003.0007

Brain aromatase in fish is an exciting research topic because of several unconventional features that challenge the established view based on studies in other vertebrates. First, the brain of teleost fish exhibits a high degree of aromatase activity, especially in sexually mature animals. Given the emerging roles of estrogens in neurogenesis, the unique features of the adult fish brain suggest that, in addition to classical functions on brain sexual differentiation and sexual behavior, aromatase expression in radial glial cells could be involved in the modulation of the high proliferative activity in the brain of fish.

Keywords:   androgens, aromatase, estrogen receptors, estrogen synthase, neurogenesis, neurosteroids, radial glial cells, sexual behavior

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