It has been proposed that sex steroid hormones improve performance in some cognitive tasks by regulating the basal forebrain cholinergic function. However, the molecular basis of such influence still remains unknown. Current study analyzed the performance of ovariectomized rats in an autoshaping learning task after a short-term treatment with 17β-estradiol… (More)
In this work, we determined the variations in the content of the steroid receptor coactivator (SRC-1) and the silencing mediator for retinoic acid and thyroid hormone receptors corepressor (SMRT) in the hypothalamus, the preoptic area, and the hippocampus of adult intact rats during the estrous cycle by Western blot. SRC-1 content changed only in the… (More)
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may be prescribed to prevent the symptoms of menopause. This therapy may include estrogenic and/or progestin components and may increase the incidence of endometrial and breast cancers. Tibolone (TIB), which is also made up of estrogen and progestin components, is often used to reduce the impact of HRT. However, the effect… (More)
Progesterone and estradiol play an important role in the regulation of lung functions such as ventilation and vasoconstriction. The genomic actions of progesterone and estradiol are mediated by their nuclear receptors: progesterone receptors (PR) and estrogen receptors (ER). These actions are linked to interactions between steroid receptors and some… (More)
Biotin deficiency and biotin excess have both been found to affect reproduction and cause teratogenic effects. In the reproductive tract, however, the effects of biotin have not been well established yet. We investigated the effects of varying biotin content diets on the oestrus cycle, ovarian morphology, estradiol and progesterone serum levels, and the… (More)
Sex steroids exert multiple functions in the central nervous system. They modulate responses to olfactory information in mammals but their participation in the regulation of neurotransmission in the olfactory bulb is unknown. We studied by Western blot the effects of estradiol (E2), progesterone (P4), and allopregnanolone (Allo) on the content of glutamic… (More)
A novel noncontiguous duplication in the DMD gene escapes the 'reading-frame rule'.