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AuthorStefanova, Nadya. author
TitleSexual Dimorphism of the Bed Nucleus of the Stria Terminalis and the Amygdala [electronic resource] / by Nadya Stefanova, Wladimir Ovtscharoff
ImprintBerlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer, 2000
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-57269-2
Descript X, 78 p. 19 illus. online resource

SUMMARY

The present review summarizes the up-to-date knowledge on the sexual dimorphism of the CNS with special regard to the sexual differentiation of the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BST) and the amygdala (Am) in rat. The authors provide new evidence for the sexual dimorphism and differentiation of GABAergic, leucine-enkephalin-containing and parvalbumin-immunoreactive neurons in the BST and Am of the rat. Together with testing the gender differences, age-related changes in numbers of the neuronal subpopulations, mentioned above are followed. The authors' results provide morphological and immunocytochemical data that may be used for further studies on sexually dimorphic circuitry and its functional significance


CONTENT

1 Introduction -- 1.1 Sexual Differentiation of the Brain -- 1.2 Bed Nucleus of the Stria Terminalis -- 1.3 The Amygdala -- 1.4 Chemoarchitecture of the BST and the Amygdala -- 1.5 Gender-Related Characteristics of the BST and the Amygdala -- 1.6 Mediators of Reproductive Behavior -- 2 Materials and Methods -- 2.1 Experimental Animals -- 2.2 Anesthesia -- 2.3 Castrations -- 2.4 Experimental Treatment -- 2.5 Fixation -- 2.6 Sectioning -- 2.7 Nissl Staining -- 2.8 Immunocytochemistry -- 2.9 Morphometric Studies and Statistics -- 3 Results -- 3.1 Bed Nucleus of the Stria Terminalis -- 3.2 The Amygdala -- 4 Discussion -- 4.1 Localization of the Nuclei -- 4.2 Volumes -- 4.3 Total Neuronal Density -- 4.4 GABA-Immunoreactive Neurons -- 4.5 Parvalbumin-Immunoreactive Neurons -- 4.6 Leucine-Enkephalin-Immunoreactive Neurons -- 4.7 Sexual Dimorphism of the CNS -- 5 Summary -- 5.1 The Bed Nucleus of the Stria Terminalis -- 5.2 The Amygdala -- References


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