Erol Archer

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Our aim was to study the role of the olfactory amygdala (medial and cortical nuclei) and the ventromedial nucleus of the hypothalamus (VMN) in the ability of the male odour or live males to induce a release of luteinizing hormone in anoestrus ewes. To achieve this, we temporarily blocked the activity of these structures by localized retrodialysis(More)
Exposure of anestrous ewes to a ram or its odor results in the activation of the luteinizing hormone (LH) secretion leading to reinstatement of cyclicity in most females. Sexual experience and learning have been suggested as important factors to explain the variability of the female responses. In experiment 1, we compared the behavioral and endocrine(More)
The adenosine agonist 2-chloroadenosine inhibited the K+-induced release of endogenously synthesized [3H]glutamate but not [3H]GABA from slices of rat dentate gyrus. In contrast, the K+-stimulated release of [3H]glutamate was augmented by the adenosine antagonist theophylline and was further enhanced by the cyclic AMP analogue 8-bromo-cyclic AMP in the(More)
We assessed the role of learning in the expression of female sexual behavior and evaluated the relative importance of age versus experience. Two studies were conducted with ovariectomized ewes submitted to steroid treatment that mimicked an estrus cycle. We compared behavioral (experiments 1 and 2), neurochemical (experiment 1), and endocrine (experiment 2)(More)
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