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Estradiol or diarylpropionitrile administration to wild type, but not estrogen receptor beta knockout, mice enhances performance in the object recognition and object placement tasks
Cognitive processes mediated by the hippocampus and cortex are influenced by estradiol (E(2)); however, the mechanisms by which E(2) has these effects are not entirely clear. As such, studies wereExpand
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Proestrous compared to diestrous wildtype, but not estrogen receptor beta knockout, mice have better performance in the spontaneous alternation and object recognition tasks and reduced anxiety-like
17beta-Estradiol (E(2)) may influence cognitive and/or affective behavior in part via the beta isoform of the estrogen receptor (ERbeta). Endocrine status and behavior in cognitive (objectExpand
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Estradiol or diarylpropionitrile decrease anxiety-like behavior of wildtype, but not estrogen receptor beta knockout, mice.
Clinical and basic studies demonstrate that estrogen (E-sub-2)-based therapies influence anxiety and mood, but the receptor targets (e.g., a or ss isoform of the estrogen receptor, ER) for theseExpand
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Androgens with activity at estrogen receptor beta have anxiolytic and cognitive-enhancing effects in male rats and mice
Testosterone (T) and its metabolites may underlie some beneficial effects for anxiety and cognition, but the mechanisms for these effects are unclear. T is reduced to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), whichExpand
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Progesterone, compared to medroxyprogesterone acetate, to C57BL/6, but not 5α-reductase mutant, mice enhances object recognition and placement memory and is associated with higher BDNF levels in the
Progesterone (P4) may influence cognition in part through actions of its 5α-reduced metabolite, allopregnanolone. Ovariectomized mice that were C57BL/6 wildtype (WT), or deficient in the 5α-reductaseExpand
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Progesterone facilitates exploration, affective and social behaviors among wildtype, but not 5α-reductase Type 1 mutant, mice
  • C. Koonce, C. Frye
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Behavioural Brain Research
  • 15 September 2013
Progesterone (P4) facilitates exploration, anxiety and social behaviors in estrogen (E2)-primed mice. Some of these effects may be due to actions of its 5α-reduced metabolite, 5α-pregnan-3α-ol-20-oneExpand
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Adult female wildtype, but not oestrogen receptor β knockout, mice have decreased depression-like behaviour during pro-oestrus and following administration of oestradiol or diarylpropionitrile
Abstract Studies in people and animal models suggest that depression is influenced by natural fluctuations in the levels of 17β-oestradiol (E2), as well as administration of E2-based therapies, suchExpand
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Novel receptor targets for production and action of allopregnanolone in the central nervous system: a focus on pregnane xenobiotic receptor
Neurosteroids are cholesterol-based hormones that can be produced in the brain, independent of secretion from peripheral endocrine glands, such as the gonads and adrenals. A focus in our laboratoryExpand
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Mnemonic effects of progesterone to mice require formation of 3α,5α-THP
Ovarian hormones organize and activate neural circuits for reproduction and may also mediate cognition. Research has focused on estradiol's mnemonic effects, albeit progesterone covaries withExpand
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The pregnane xenobiotic receptor, a prominent liver factor, has actions in the midbrain for neurosteroid synthesis and behavioral/neural plasticity of female rats
A novel factor of interest for growth/plasticity in the brain is pregnane xenobiotic receptor (PXR). PXR is a liver factor known for its role in xenobiotic clearance and cholesterol metabolism. It isExpand
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